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Old 17 July 2004, 16:41   #1
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Idea: Probably useless, but nice feature

I just had an idea, which I haven't seen done in any forums.

I thouhgt it would look nice, be a cool (but probably pointless) feature.

And it is.....

An interactive member-map.

Every member choose his/her country from a drop down list (privacy purists can specify "None" if they want, this would be default for new database field).

Then we can see a map of the world with lots of little pins in it, which are not pins at all but EAB members. You then click the pin and it takes you to the persons profile.

What a cute little feature eh?
 
Old 17 July 2004, 16:52   #2
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Old 17 July 2004, 17:01   #3
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I like it
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Old 17 July 2004, 17:11   #4
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Great for organising a round the world trip!

Seems all the Darlo members have disappeared as fast as they arrived (eg Mike, Lucy). No matter, that just means I get a special pin all to myself!
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Old 17 July 2004, 17:13   #5
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Look after your pin though Bloodwych, one of Darlos chavs will have it otherwise
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Old 17 July 2004, 17:25   #6
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I think that's a nice little idea - maybe expand in a couple of sub-maps smaller countries with lots of members, otherwise the little UK might be a little overcrowded
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Old 17 July 2004, 17:35   #7
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I´ve seen this feature on other Boards recently and think it´s a great idea

It´s also nice for beginners with Hardware Problems for example so he can see if anyone lives next to him and can maybe travel there to get HW problems sorted etc. !
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Old 17 July 2004, 17:53   #8
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Old 17 July 2004, 18:11   #9
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Old 17 July 2004, 18:18   #10
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Remember the last level in e-swat, with the world map on the wall? Makes me remember that
 
Old 17 July 2004, 18:27   #11
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I think that's a nice little idea - maybe expand in a couple of sub-maps smaller countries with lots of members, otherwise the little UK might be a little overcrowded
Yeah, good idea for the UK - maybe by county or something. Big maps will be needed for overcrowded countries, but first is to see - maybe only needed for UK.

On the other hand maybe instead there should be 2 fields, latitude & longitude so your location can be as specific as you want. This I imagine is what the Countryname would be converted to anyway for whatever map pin-pointing code was used.

A list could be presented for generic latitude/longitude locations of each country for people who don't know/care or are worried about privacy.

Here is a good site to find out your latitude/longitude - for UK it seems very detailed, right down to town/village level: http://www.calle.com/world/index.html
 
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I´ve seen this feature on other Boards recently and think it´s a great idea
Can you post a URL?
 
Old 17 July 2004, 18:32   #13
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Not the best example but the only one I still remember -> http://www.forum-64.de/userliste.html
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Old 17 July 2004, 18:37   #14
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Great idea. I hope it gets implemented.
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Old 17 July 2004, 18:58   #15
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Nice idea, and could also have the option of viewing those online, or all user pins
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Old 17 July 2004, 21:24   #16
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mmm uk and northern europe would be very crowded...
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Old 17 July 2004, 23:16   #17
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mmm uk and northern europe would be very crowded...
Maybe implement a zoom function for the map then
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Old 17 July 2004, 23:56   #18
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I'd like to know whose scud missiles can reach me, please implement a fire range display option.
 
Old 18 July 2004, 00:28   #19
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yepp... nice idea... not useless, not necessary maybe, but certainly not useless... i would like to see it
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Old 18 July 2004, 00:59   #20
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At last Jim comes up with a nice idea

Even when there will be only two points in my country
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