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mattsz

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on: October 11, 2019, 10:59:53 am
This came up about a year ago, with no conclusions drawn...

https://forum.classicmotorworks.com/index.php?topic=26580.0

In a nutshell: there is a member map link in the top menu bar - it isn't clear whether anyone can add their location, despite there being a link for doing so, nor how to do it.

I wonder if the new "administration" can get it sorted; I think it's a great idea to have one!  No need for exact locations, but a general area (like a city) to have a rough idea where all my friends are would be nice...


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Reply #1 on: October 11, 2019, 09:46:30 pm
Agreed.
All the link does is pop you into your profile, with no way to add your pin.
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Reply #2 on: October 12, 2019, 11:11:29 pm
I am still getting the "data base error" warning when I tried to post a "cut and paste" joke today.   :(

I wish I knew what the rules were that would avoid the "error" issue.   ???
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Reply #3 on: October 14, 2019, 02:53:39 am
I am still getting the "data base error" warning when I tried to post a "cut and paste" joke today.   :(

I wish I knew what the rules were that would avoid the "error" issue.   ???
What your seeing is the new "Joke Value Detector" or JVD in action.

It reads your joke and if it isn't funny, it dumps it into the "Crappy Joke" folder.  Even the JVD can't retrieve it from there once the joke is dumped.

Now, if your jokes were always funny like mine are, the JVD would be happy and your joke would appear on the forum for everyone else to enjoy.

OK.  I'll admit it,  It didn't like my joke about the Old man with a dog who was sitting in the park...%%$&*($#@@@%%^^^^^^^^error!  ERROR.....spitttssssss,,poppoppoppop  Bzzzzz!

DAMN!  I thought that joke was funny but I guess the JVD remembered it. :(
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Reply #4 on: October 14, 2019, 11:42:38 am
What your seeing is the new "Joke Value Detector" or JVD in action.

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Reply #5 on: October 14, 2019, 01:59:44 pm
But my joke was about spandex-wearing bicycle riders road-blocking vehicle traffic.  :o Who could complain about that kind of joke?   ;D

It was titled:  THE CYCLIST (homo-bicyclerus)
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Reply #6 on: October 15, 2019, 04:37:27 pm
But my joke was about spandex-wearing bicycle riders road-blocking vehicle traffic.  :o Who could complain about that kind of joke?   ;D

It was titled:  THE CYCLIST (homo-bicyclerus)

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Reply #7 on: October 15, 2019, 08:12:21 pm
Who cares who rides what?  As long as they're a member of this forum, why can't they be on the map?


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Reply #8 on: October 15, 2019, 10:05:40 pm
That 'Members Map' may well have been a feature of the old pre-updated Forum system of a couple years back no longer supported by the new one, or its data may never have been re-imported during the swap. I suppose in a pinch one could direct that link to a current-day DIY Google Map similar to these versions I cobbled together for North American Dealerships. (NOTE WELL-- Please do not add your home address to these unless you're happy to rebuild random strangers' engines):

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Reply #9 on: October 15, 2019, 10:06:57 pm
Who cares who rides what?  As long as they're a member of this forum, why can't they be on the map?

Unfortunately, I put my comment in the wrong thread and then just decided to leave it there because I am lazy.   :-[
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Reply #10 on: October 16, 2019, 10:34:27 am
Unfortunately, I put my comment in the wrong thread and then just decided to leave it there because I am lazy.   :-[

Now... lazy is something I understand!


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Reply #11 on: October 16, 2019, 10:37:13 am
That 'Members Map' may well have been a feature of the old pre-updated Forum system of a couple years back no longer supported by the new one, or its data may never have been re-imported during the swap. I suppose in a pinch one could direct that link to a current-day DIY Google Map similar to these versions I cobbled together for North American Dealerships. (NOTE WELL-- Please do not add your home address to these unless you're happy to rebuild random strangers' engines):


Yeah, that's always an option.  But the forum map, despite its antiquated data and non-current function, just seems like it would be ideal.  Can't just anyone add to or edit a Google Map?  Less chance of spammers and such on a forum map...


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Reply #12 on: October 16, 2019, 09:00:38 pm
I've not looked at the map, but I'd be wary of putting a location pin on one in a public forum. Personally speaking.


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Reply #13 on: October 16, 2019, 11:06:57 pm
I just looked at the map and I see that I'm still on it so, the old data wasn't lost.

As far as posting my location on a public map goes, I agree that posting your address would be foolish.  That said, when I entered my location on that map I put it several miles from where I actually live.
I figure there are more than 10,000 houses within two miles of me so if anyone wants to use that map to find me, the odds against them finding me is at least 10,000 to 1.
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Reply #14 on: October 17, 2019, 12:13:02 am
I just looked at the map and I see that I'm still on it so, the old data wasn't lost.

As far as posting my location on a public map goes, I agree that posting your address would be foolish.  That said, when I entered my location on that map I put it several miles from where I actually live.
I figure there are more than 10,000 houses within two miles of me so if anyone wants to use that map to find me, the odds against them finding me is at least 10,000 to 1.

Our Forum member 'Forced Induction' has one up on you in terms of misdirection. According to his Members Map entry he can be found somewhere in the pack ice off the Antarctic coast, as described here.
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