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Re: Ignored boxes
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #976335 by MissMoon
Jun 14, 2019 6:16am
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Just out of curiosity I did that and got a list of 16 boxes, some of which I have found, some I have not found and some I have never even seen or heard of much less ever ignored.

Me too! I chose "show ignored boxes" and put my name in as finder and it worked perfectly for me. I tend to ignore series where I may have found some of the boxes but either don't plan on returning to find the rest or think they are gone so I don't want them in my searches. All that showed up on my list were the legitimately ignored series.

Even with doing this search, Teacup has quite a job to go into each one and unignore them.
Re: Ignored boxes
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #976347 by Janila
Jun 14, 2019 7:12am
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Boxes that might need to be retired, or I've given up on trying to find, get both ignored and watched just in case someone makes a change.

Very old last finds do not fall into this category unless reliable commenters lead me to believe it would be a fruitless pursuit.

Finding very old last finds give me a little tingle.
Re: Ignored boxes
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #976331 by Teacup
Jun 14, 2019 7:25am
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I know some of the ones you've ignored... did you recently buy a boat and didn't tell me??? LOLOLOLOL!
Re: Ignored boxes
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #976347 by Janila
Jun 14, 2019 11:04am
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I have never ignored this series. So why does it show (to me) that I need to UNignore it? And the other boxes that came up that I have never even seen or heard of.....why would they come up as being ignored by me specifically?

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?boxId=128686
Re: Ignored boxes
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #976355 by MissMoon
Jun 14, 2019 12:01pm
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I have never ignored this series. So why does it show (to me) that I need to UNignore it?

Obviously, AQ thinks you want to ignore it, and the most likely reason is because you did click the button to ignore it.

The box you specifically mentioned was planted in 2009. You say that you had never seen or heard of the box, but can you really remember every single box you looked it in the last ten years? I can't. I flip through my logbook of actual finds and see stamps I don't "ever" remember seeing before. Memory is funny that way.

More likely, you probably forgot having ever seen or heard of it. It's not an insult--it just happens. We're human with human limitations.

As for why you would have ignored it when you clearly did not want to--it could have just been an accident. You were looking at the listing sometime eons ago on your smartphone, perhaps, and accidentally clicked the "ignore" button without realizing it while trying to scroll down the page. It happens. People click all sorts of buttons by accident.

That's why I have to add an "are you sure?" message to confirm a lot of choices. The ignore button isn't one of those options with a confirmation, however, so if you click it by accident, presto, it's ignored! It's easy enough to unignore the box again--one more click takes are of that--but if you didn't realize you clicked it in the heat of the moment, it can end up ignored until the end of time.

And if I had to guess--and it's only a guess--that's what I think happened. Over the last 15 years, you've accidentally ignored a dozen or listings and never thought to check your ignore list (until recently) to realize you had done so.

-- Ryan
Re: Ignored boxes
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #976359 by Green Tortuga
Jun 14, 2019 2:52pm
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I said I had not seen or heard of ::some:: of the boxes that came up in the search. I didn't say this particular series. It's actually remained on my to-do list for years and I just found two of the boxes.

But thanks. I'm sure you're right.
Re: Ignored boxes
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #976347 by Janila
Jun 14, 2019 4:39pm
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Well, the ignore button is perilously close to the watch box button. Sometimes I ignore a box, and later I question why after it showed up on Box Radar or something that drew my attention to it.

This is called "53 and tired."

I go to find it and realize it had a million attempts on LbNA when I'm home logging finds.

Or I reread the clues, "take your smelly hiker rear into the business, announce to the counter person why you are there. They will or will not fetch the box for you, and after you're done stamping, it will get awkward while you try to feign interest in the tchochke merchandise and pretend you're not going to leave without buying anything -- because you sorta owe them."

Or my favorite to date, true story: "go to such-and-such apartments. On the patio, under the big plant, is the box. Don't let the cat out, and the dog isn't nearly as scary as he looks. Try not to look toward the sliding glass door, or my grandpa, though blind, will see your shadow and shoot you without even leaving his easy chair." I may have made up the grandpa, but does it really matter?