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Listing Multiple LTCs
Board: Suggestion Box
Mar 26, 2020 8:16am
I have a problem. I know one solution, but I don't like it. Could there be a better way?

Details: I joined an LTC swap which is a recurring swap.
Four times a year we make a card which is a variation on the same technique used on the previous cards. All the cards have the same title before the colon: different titles after I, e.g Wonderful Cards: My First One, Wonderful Cards: My Second One.
I created an LTC listing with the swap title, and added one box for each card I made/will make. Making the listing worked just fine.

The first round of the swap has occurred and someone wondered how this arrangement would work later - Will her find on the first card show up after she's found the second one, or will the date change in the same way it changes when someone finds a single traditional box, and then logs another find later on the same box - only the second date is recorded?
The latter case is what we got when we experimented.

The View Finds button shows a table with finders names and the names of the cards, but when the curious finder claimed a find on Card #4, just to see what happens, the find on Card #1 disappeared. However, the comment on Box #1 did not vanish.

I could make three new listings for Cards #2, #3, & #4, and remove them from the first listing.
That's not what I want to do this time because the cards are all related in theme and technique, like a series.
Is it possible, within reason, to make this work with the listing I currently have?
Could the finds on each card be recorded on the table as they occur?


Edit: OK, who sneaked in behind my back and changed that so quickly? Thanks!!
Re: Listing Multiple LTCs
Board: Suggestion Box
Reply to: #984893 by RIclimber
Mar 26, 2020 10:46am
I would agree about a temporary bug. It was repaired within a minute of two of posting the message. Let's hope it's not contagious!
Re: Listing Multiple LTCs
Board: Suggestion Box
Reply to: #984887 by Maude
Mar 26, 2020 6:46pm
OK, who sneaked in behind my back and changed that so quickly?

I didn't change anything. I think there was a mistake in your experiments. =)

Each box in a series (regardless of whether it's an LTC, traditional or anything else) can have one find recorded on it per person. It's always been that way.

Some people mess things up when they add a new box to a series, changing the name of an existing box to be the name of the new box then adding the name of the old box to the new box listing. They're typically trying to get the boxes to show up in the right "order," but the finds stay with the actual box listing rather than the name of the box so when someone does that, it ends up showing finds on the wrong box. There's a specific mechanism in place so people can order the boxes differently without mixing up the finds, but I guess they don't realize it or can't figure out how to work it.

Maybe something like that happened in your experiments?

In any case, each LTC in your series can each have a separate find date by the same person.

-- Ryan