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    Member Map

    I'm a member of other (non-pool) forums that have implemented a "Member Map" so we can at-a-glance see member locations.

    I think that could be useful. If I knew people nearby, I'd be willing to share my lifetime supply of DE for example. (or better yet, I could've borrowed someone else's!)
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    Re: Member Map

    Another idea you can try is to go the the drop down list called "Community" and go to the "Members List". Then up in the top right hand side put in "West Bloomfield, MI" and it will bring up posts by anyone listing that in their profile. You might see folks posts and consider private messaging them to make contact.
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    Re: Member Map

    I kinda like the idea of a map. Even if it was anonymous. Just would be interesting to see.
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    Re: Member Map

    Quote Originally Posted by pabeader View Post
    I kinda like the idea of a map. Even if it was anonymous. Just would be interesting to see.
    I'm not a web programmer but I assume there are apps, templates or plugins that would take zip/postal codes(if members supply) and place pins/dots on a map?
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    Re: Member Map

    Yes - pins on a map: we've used several on other forums. A SeaRay boats forum has used zeemaps. I'd post a link, but it's only accessible to members.
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    Re: Member Map

    Google maps has a fairly easy way to do this from a CSV file of zip codes.
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    Re: Member Map

    I do not believe we ask for or capture zip codes. And for some reason many members put their city but not their state in the location field. But, that is just a text field anyway so stripping the info isn't possible. Especially since people often put something like DFW, TX. The only purpose of the location is so we know what climate your pool is in so we can offer better advice on things that are impacted by climate.
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    Re: Member Map

    A benefit of having members manually add pins is that we'd get the active members who want to be on the map.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    Especially since people often put something like DFW, TX.
    I've wondered if the Dallas / Ft Worth area is the only one that's identified by residents using the airport code. I have referred to Fort Lauderdale as FTL, but then they changed the code to FLL...
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    Re: Member Map

    While it is an option to allow this it's something I'd have to greatly look into before doing. This option is not available "out of the box" from vBulletin however there are various modifications that alter the forum code to add this feature. While not uncommon to use these modifications (TFP uses about 10) these are something we tend to avoid as they can cause various errors to the software. In addition as TFP grows and updates its site these modifications too will need to be updated. This is something that frequently isn't an option without custom codes being written.

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    Re: Member Map

    the google and zeemap options aren't integrated, but just links to external resources.
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