Sunday, November 29, 2009

Cyber Monday is Here!

Okay, I have to admit, it seems that I ordered a few too many AQ calendars, and I still have about 30 of them sitting here at AQ headquarters collecting dust. As things are going, this might be the first year I've actually lost money on these things. Bummer. But what should I do with them?

And with the so-called "Cyber Monday" here, I figured I'd join the trend. I've marked everything in the AQ Marketplace as 30% off. Yes, the calendars are now 30% off--down to just $9.80. The AQ patches are 30% off--down to $1.40 each. And even Wassa's Patented Eye Bleach is 30% off--now down to the bargain price of just $3,500!

This is a limited time offer, however, only available today, and only while supplies last. (I doubt I'll run out of patches or eye bleach, but I only have about 30 calendars--those could realistically sell out.)

If you wanted a calendar for yourself or as a Christmas gift, this is your best chance!

AND--premium members still get another 10% off during the checkout process, which means you can score AQ calendars for $8.82 each.

Happy trails!

-- Ryan

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Trying to Contact a Member?

Atlas Quest is largely a closed community--closed in the sense that communication is meant to happen between members. If you don't have an account on Atlas Quest, you were out of the loop.

This is great for keeping out spam, but makes it difficult when someone who finds your letterbox by accident wants to contact you. Some would go through the effort of creating an account just to contact a member, which works, but is a bit overkill. Others would contact an admin and we'd forward the message on to the owner of the box in question, assuming we could figure out who it was meant for.

Now, however, there's a special Contact Member page that non-members can use to contact members. If you're logged into Atlas Quest, it'll just kick you to the normal page that allows you to send an AQ mail. If you want to try out the page, you'll have to log out and be a "non-member" to see it in action.

Non-members can contact you either by specifying your trail name, your member number, or the letterbox number. In the case of the box number, AQ will look up the owner of the specified box and send the message to that person.

The main home page on Atlas Quest now has a prominent link to this page at the top of the third column. (If you don't see three columns, scroll down the second column. It means your browser isn't wide enough to support three columns and the third one "collapsed" below the second one.) If you want to give muggles an easy way to contact you about your box through Atlas Quest, be sure to include either your trail name, member number, or box number in the box.

Or leave your e-mail address, which has always worked as well. =)