Feedback/Help Members Location Map - Entering the Correct Location on Personal Details

Discussion in 'Feedback, Help & Suggestions' started by Nels, Thursday 3rd Apr, 2014.

  1. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    I have noticed a pitfall on the User Map.

    I originally entered 'Midlands' as my location.
    The Map then placed me in 'Midlands, Columbia, USA' ! :Tumbleweed:

    If you haven't done so already, check where it places you, and correct accordingly.
     
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  2. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    The locations are searched using the Google Maps API, so be as specific as possible without putting it on your doorstep. You can use anything from your city or postcode to longitude/latitude co-ordinates :Smile:
     
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  3. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Thanks DD.
    Just wanted to highlight it in case anyone else had been deported to The States :lol:
     
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  4. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Found a few more that may have been deported:

    Durham
    Windsor
    Mansfield
    Chatham Kent
    Hamilton
    Tyneside

    I think this has happened to everyone who has entered place names that are also in USA, (or other places in the world?).

    I don't have time to check all of the map. Need some dinner, and maybe a :beer too !
     
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  5. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    That's a good point, it likely picks what it considers to be the most searched location matching the name. I've got little control over it as that part is handled on Google's servers. As you said in the first post, it's a good idea for people to check where they've been listed.
     
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  6. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Bump just a reminder folks the map does exisit :Innocent: just been asked this question.
     
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  7. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    I've still got to do some modifications and patch-ups to it at some point, for those that aren't aware I'm rather bogged down at the moment :Smile:
     
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  8. ACC-CDI-2T Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    A touch of genius! - jamo685 (Samoa - south pacific) seems to have an honda powered amphibian vehicle .. :Niceone: :surfing: :Smile:

    : samoa_jamo685.JPG
     
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  9. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    :Happy:most probably a spammer account.
     
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