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Old 08-13-2009, 09:17 PM   #1
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Default Map of MT users

LINKS FOR THE MAP

View the map.

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There will be a 10-15 min wait for you to be added to the map until I rewrite the data storage script.

If any data needs to be changed or removed PM me. I will get around to requests as soon as possible.

I was just thinking it might be a good idea for any active members to put up their locations on a map. It might help when someone is in a pinch and needs a fellow members help. Might even help with members that don't know about each other. I have seen some extensions to vbulletin boards that will automatically take the user locations of everyone and map them out.

Just an idea

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Old 08-13-2009, 10:12 PM   #2
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Could do that with google maps easily. Would just need a list of everyone's locations. Just get Rick to give you an output of the location field from the forum database. (probably not going to happen)
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How about an optional listing? I might could make a full google maps page and a mobile site for phones. I know I travel a lot and need help every now and then. It might be a good resource for those who travel and end up needing a little help.
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i would be down to help peoples
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Old 08-14-2009, 03:51 AM   #5
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Well if anyone else sees this as being helpful, I wouldn't mind keeping up with a database of addresses and contact numbers on a site that isn't indexed my Google and such for the people who would like to remain relatively private. I need a little project to work on while I'm not doing other things. I've been looking for a reason to play with some of Google's APIs anyway....
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Old 08-14-2009, 09:39 AM   #6
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Well if anyone else sees this as being helpful, I wouldn't mind keeping up with a database of addresses and contact numbers on a site that isn't indexed my Google and such for the people who would like to remain relatively private. I need a little project to work on while I'm not doing other things. I've been looking for a reason to play with some of Google's APIs anyway....
That would be great...then I can have even more people call me to ask how to tune MS and what swap parts work, when I'm playin hos, doin my caviar and cris thang. Seriously...no.
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I have a mental map of all of you *************. The closer to home it is the more detailed it is, too.
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anyone in Illinois, i dont realy need help but maybe some advice from some local peeps
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Anybody in Spain????
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anyone in Illinois, i dont realy need help but maybe some advice from some local peeps
...I'm from around your parts, when I'm not in NY.. or deployed for that matter.
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I like the idea for helping to invite people who are on the forum only occasionally to events like dyno days and racing events. Some of the guys local to me seem decent but only post on the forum once a month or less. That makes it difficult for me to even remember their screen names until I see them again. Not all of us hang together regularly like some of the Texas, NorCal, and NoVa guys do, but it might help. Nearest city location is fine. We don't want too much detail, especially after a certain parts selling member "allegedly" killed a girl and went to jail.

I'd also like filling out the location field to be mandatory when signing up, but that's just a wish.

One other thing I've wished for in the past is a master listing of screen names. All that I see is who is currently logged on and who has logged on that day. That makes it harder to PM somebody who hasn't been on that day. I saw two screen names I thought I recognized in a Central Florida Road Course forum, but couldn't easily double check that or PM them through this forum. I searched but I think it was a variational difference in the name like a number added or something. Locations and a master names listing could have helped.
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:31 PM   #12
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On my local 5 forum we have a google maps file that gets updated as people add locations to the thread. Just co-ordinates of the house from Google maps and the colour of their 5.
First run is a bitch but updating is quick copy and paste.
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Old 09-02-2009, 10:52 PM   #13
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Ive thought about this. Maybe start a topic and people can tell if they want to be listed or not. If they do they can provide how specific they want their address to be.
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Yea I don't see a problem with this.. if people want to be added they can be added, if they are afraid someone is gonna rape them in their sleep and steal their car they don't have to add themselves.

I'd be down to see who is in my area so I don't have to search forever to try and find someone.

/edit.. for non raping purposes of course.
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:24 PM   #15
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/edit.. for non raping purposes of course.
Well... for people that are afraid of frt's wrath they can just put a general location (town,city, county, etc.).
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I'll give my address, I ain't scurd. Bitches
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I'll post mine up. I'm not worried that someone is going to drive 1000 miles to the middle of nowhere to my place.
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Old 09-03-2009, 12:23 AM   #18
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Well I am turning over to the all knowing Google and putting together a spreadsheet in there to be mapped to a Google Maps page. Shouldn't take to long.
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Could be cool, although useless for me. JayL, Wayne Curr, and Sbcooker around Seattle, cueball1 and I in the Portland area. Everyone else too far to help. Done.
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Could be cool, although useless for me. JayL, Wayne Curr, and Sbcooker around Seattle, cueball1 and I in the Portland area. Everyone else too far to help. Done.
Not everyone knows who all is around. I for one know there is someone in Charlotte south of me but can't remember their name....

For everyone else, check out these.

Form to be added to the map:
ADD ME!!

THE MAP!!!

The page is currently on one of my spare sites. Data is stored on Google Docs and can be viewed at anytime here.

PS send me a PM if anything breaks...and stays broken. It's a little sketchy at times, but I will keep an eye on it for a while till it gets its training wheels taken off.
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