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dangerousdave
04-09-2007, 02:24 AM
I see many different Locations shown next to some members posts that only show their city. It would sure help most of us to easily know what state or country that member is from. Perhaps just put the 2 letter state code or a country code following the city.

While some city names are obvious like New York, Toronto or Los Angeles, others like Colonie, Quad Cities, Flint, Centreville, West Covina or Kokomo are not widely known around the USA or world.

mtaman02
04-09-2007, 07:18 AM
I think thats up to the members to disclose their full hide out location, but as far as it already being in the VB code, it's already there, Your from Marietta GA. If anything add the country to the location if it isn't already there.

dangerousdave
04-09-2007, 07:48 AM
I think thats up to the members to disclose their full hide out location, but as far as it already being in the VB code, it's already there, Your from Marietta GA. If anything add the country to the location if it isn't already there.Concerning that it's up to the members to disclose we agree. Me thinks that mtaman02 is missing my point or is just messing with me.

What I believe is that, the CD members choose to let other members know the city they are from but just assume that we know that city. That is all I am trying to say. Of course you know I am from Marietta, GA because it is all over my signature and location. :) Even if there is some VB code that says where I am from, why should the members have to search for code to see what state someone is from.

Not a big deal but it is nice to know what state / country someone is from IF that member chooses to put a city in their location.

mtaman02
04-09-2007, 08:09 AM
B/C ITS FUN =) TO GUESS WHERE EVERYONE IS FROM.

Alex Cormier
04-09-2007, 09:01 AM
Concerning that it's up to the members to disclose we agree. If they have a "hide out location" as you say then why put the city in their location?



Why even bother to put the team number and such in also?

Travis Hoffman
04-09-2007, 09:03 AM
My location is actually........right behind you! Look out!!!! :yikes:

It makes sense to add more specific location information if all you provide is your city. It actually shows more respect to people who aren't from your area, your state, or even your country.

Back in the day, when we attended the first Canadian Regional in 2002, I was told by a friendly Canadian that, to be truly respectful, we should update our LED scrolling sign to read "Warren, OH USA" instead of just "Warren, OH". I thought that made sense, so I made the change.

In an international community such as this one, I think it's proper to follow a similar format when announcing location in your User Profile. I hadn't appended the "USA" to my CD profile location up til now, but I've made the change.

Alex Cormier
04-09-2007, 09:05 AM
My location is actually........right behind you! Look out!!!! :yikes:

That is very scary.

dangerousdave
04-09-2007, 09:06 AM
My location is actually........right behind you! Look out!!!! :yikes:Wow Travis, I almost turned around to look! :yikes: I do see that you are from the state with the best amusement park in the world, Cedar Point, which my boys and I have visited about 8 times. Kings Island is not bad also. :)

dangerousdave
04-09-2007, 09:16 AM
I hadn't appended the "USA" to my CD profile location up til now, but I've made the change.I have done the same, good idea. Dave:)

Ken Leung
04-09-2007, 10:25 AM
How about when asking new members to enter their location, instead of just one field for "location", have two seperate field for "city" and "state" where the "state" only allow two letters?

We can have another for "country" as well.

Jeremiah Johnson
04-09-2007, 10:28 AM
I wonder... will "Quad Cities, IA and IL USA" fit? I'll give it a try...


EDIT: Yes, yes it does. Happy Dave?

Taylor
04-09-2007, 11:04 AM
While most FIRSTers would realize that Kokomo is, in fact, in central Indiana, it wouldn't surprise me to find out that the majority of the population thinks it's in the Caribbean (by Aruba, Jamaica, Bermuda, Bahama, Key Largo, or Montego).

Travis Hoffman
04-09-2007, 11:09 AM
While most FIRSTers would realize that Kokomo is, in fact, in central Indiana, it wouldn't surprise me to find out that the majority of the population thinks it's in the Caribbean (by Aruba, Jamaica, Bermuda, Bahama, Key Largo, or Montego).

No one listens to the Beach Boys any more. Now maybe if Disturbed did a cover.......:D

Jeremiah Johnson
04-09-2007, 11:25 AM
No one listens to the Beach Boys any more. Now maybe if Disturbed did a cover.......:D

NO MORE DISTURBED COVER SONGS!!!! AHH!!! Sorry about the caps... but if I hear "Land of Confusion" one more time on the radio, I'll bust a cap in my stereo.

Schnabel
04-09-2007, 03:12 PM
Kokomo, Indiana :D
Making the change right now!

artdutra04
04-09-2007, 04:49 PM
Here's a cool suggestion for Brandon CD47-Bot to add to the Chief Delphi todo list: :cool:

When viewing a thread or a user's profile, make the location a clickable link to Google Maps with that location. To do this would be really simple with PHP, as I did a similar thing for the "Connecticut FRC Teams" on the Links (http://www.team228.org/resources/links/) page of Team 228's website. All you need to do is a str_replace and convert the spaces into + signs, and append that onto http://maps.google.com/maps?q=

So now South Meriden, CT USA becomes South Meriden, CT USA (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=South+Meriden,+CT+USA). With this option, it becomes really easy to know exactly where places like Kokomo, IN USA (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Kokomo,+IN+USA) really are. :p