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Author Topic: New Member Map Mod for the Forum -- Configure Your Profile Location!  (Read 25578 times)
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« on: September 09, 2008, 07:30:12 PM »

This very cool google map mod was installed on the DonationCoder forum today with a few custom tweaks.

It's a really fun way to see where everyone comes from:


But it only works if people participate and mark their location in the forum profile, so please do!
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2008, 07:56:33 PM »

fantastic idea! i've marked my spot. smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2008, 07:59:21 PM »

Mouser, you lie, you are not from zimbabwe! We all know you live online so you should be all over the map!
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2008, 08:19:26 PM »

dunno if it's me, or if this is getting a caning from users, but it's pretty patchy here

after discovering there is another town of the same name somewhere in the UK, I managed to place my pin correctly, but the map just doesn't display anything of value - the move arrows don't, zooming on a location loses any/all pins, clicking on a my location and the 'flag' displays out of the window so I can't see it, clicking through everyones location momentarily flashes a map that may or may not have been their actual location before returning to some nominal (random?) location

anyone else experiencing this?
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2008, 10:10:13 PM »

target. what browser do you use?
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2008, 11:10:33 PM »

A big thank you to the developers of the google map mod -- it's a very cool thing.

http://custom.simplemachi...g/mods/index.php?mod=1010
"Originally by TLM, taken over by brianjw"
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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2008, 11:15:13 PM »

good point!!

I'm using GreenBrowser (an IE shell), but it does the same in IE (which is, i suppose, to be expected).

Clicking on a member name takes me to the map, then flicks me off to some point else, eg clicking on Phil Whites link centres on his location, then zings off to somewhere southwest of new zealand

It works as expected in Firefox (2.X) though

and I'd like to second that thankyou!!  it's a great way to see where everyone is (at least everyone that participates that is...)
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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2008, 11:18:59 PM »

zips off huh.. ok ill have a look to see if its something i might be doing wrong.

oh wow its COMPLETELY broken in IE.  ok ill try to see if i've done something wrong with my modifications.  either that or there is a problem with the embedding of the map in IE.
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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2008, 11:34:06 PM »

Thanks for reporting this, Targe. I though it was just me that was havin trouble navigating the map...
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« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2008, 12:02:43 AM »

has anyone checked to see whether or not CERN came online early...
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« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2008, 12:37:18 AM »

IE users please try again now and let me know if its fixed.
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« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2008, 12:42:14 AM »

working for me now... (thanks Mouser!!)
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« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2008, 12:50:50 AM »

Updated my profile info. Cute feature. OMG OMG 1984 BIG BROTHER GOOGLE IS WATCHING US OMG! undecided
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« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2008, 12:57:47 AM »

Big brother continues.. now shows who is currently online with green markers.
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« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2008, 02:17:25 AM »

That's terrific, mouser! Thanks a lot. I can confirm it's working now perfectly in:
  • IE7pro 2.3
  • Opera 9.52
  • Google Chrome 0.2.149.29
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« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2008, 04:47:28 AM »

According to the map I am over in Cherry Blossom Land, having a picnic. (ignore the fact it's still dark outside, and it's not spring)  Grin

Very cool forum feature!
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« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2008, 04:39:32 PM »

I'm there also!
And we're already 49! cheesy
The green markers are a very nice touch, allows you to see the time fuses in action Wink

edit: and I've just noticed that 4wd is already up at 7:41am!
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« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2008, 04:55:55 PM »

im addicted to the member map.
MUST
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PINS!
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« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2008, 04:56:42 PM »

We need to get a pin in every state of every country!
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« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2008, 05:46:56 PM »

Well placing pins too exactly i found difficult, sometimes i was in the ocean at others in the wrong state  lol, no matter, however, I'm now not far from home  Wink
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« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2008, 06:01:30 PM »

Grorgy: you do realize you can zoom in the map while placing the pin? smiley
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« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2008, 06:08:26 PM »

 Wink I tried that f0dder, I got a bit closer in but at that time I couldn't get close enough to be accurate, which surprised me since i saw some people (app for instance) were living in parks lol.  I'm close will have a look again later.
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« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2008, 06:11:26 PM »

Hm, sounds weird - perhaps a buggy browser? With FireFox3 at least it worked pretty well. I didn't zoom further in than city level, though... that's enough info smiley
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« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2008, 06:20:01 PM »

Ahhh when i tried this time it was already zoomed, so I fixed it up, possibly the zoom was just taking too long and I clicked away before it had a chance.  (I was only out by about 40 miles lol)
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« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2008, 09:17:06 PM »

According to my first attempt I had been cast adrift on the South Atlantic. Later I was marooned on Greenland.
Now I'm somewhat closer to home.
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