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Mike
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A map would be especially cool, but I don't know how easy that would be to implement with so many members, especially when we don't ask for people to chose a state or country in a drop-down. Might be worth looking into for the future, though.
 

JohnWill

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It would be nice if more members would choose at least a country. When we get support requests, the country they're in is frequently an issue, especially in things like networking! :)
 
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I took a look at this topic several years ago in my TSG Report #3.
http://mysite.verizon.net/pcredin/tsg/tsgrpt3.html

It turned out that even when members did not designate a location in their profiles, there were ways to deduce their time zones from other information -- like a flag in their avatar or a comment in one of their posts. But this 'deduction method' was far too tedious to pursue very far, and TSG has way more members now than it did in 2002. Even if declaring a location was a requirement to signup as a member, nothing would prevent a creative computer user from inserting some ingenious name in that box -- like some members do now. Maybe an IP logging database could be mined for locations and the results printed as a map, as long as no one member is tied to a particular point on the map.
 

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Mike
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Maybe they could elect whether or not to offer the information to put on the map. I, for one, would love to see what members live near me, or are near where I'm traveling.
 

JohnWill

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I live in the same state, but it's several hours away. I might be able to make it faster if I bend, spindle, and mutilate the speed limits! :D
 

tomdkat

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What about setting up a Frappr Map for the forum? I mean create a TSG map on the Frappr Map site and link to it on the forum.

Peace...
 

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