The W
Views: 99944370
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
23.10.07 0342
The 7 - the-w.com Site Feedback - New Feature Added Register and log in to post!
Pages: 1 2 3 Next(226 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (57 total)
Guru Zim
SQL Dejection
Administrator
Level: 139

Posts: 3448/6012
EXP: 31959256
For next: 508271

Since: 9.12.01
From: Bay City, OR

Since last post: 9 days
Last activity: 5 hours
AIM:  
#1 Posted on 11.7.05 0326.03
Reposted on: 11.7.12 0326.13
The-W.com user locater. The W...orld

I'm not sure if this is a great idea, but I wanted to try it out. To make this work, just update your latititude and longitude (not exactly, but pick somewhere kind of close to give people an idea of where you are - maybe a local shopping center or something?)

Note: Some people may not want to give out this much informationa about where they are. If that's the case, just put in any location for your city if you'd like. We're not looking to see your house -- but I would like to get an idea of which city you are in. Just pick a landmark in your town and find the latitude and longitude for it.

You can edit your profile here: http://the-w.com/editprofile.php and it should update the map immediately. If you need help finding your latitude and longitude, just click on the link from the edit profile page.

It's all built using the Google maps API and some scripting I set up in our database. Let me know if you have any problems with any of this.

Thanks! (PS- I don't live in the river south of Qualcomm stadium, but I'm pretty close to there. You don't need an exact location )

(edited by Guru Zim on 11.7.05 0133)

(edited by Guru Zim on 12.7.05 2351)
Promote this thread!
Dutchie
Boerewors
Moderator
Level: 42

Posts: 190/383
EXP: 511126
For next: 10240

Since: 29.1.02
From: PA

Since last post: 5 hours
Last activity: 2 hours
#2 Posted on 11.7.05 0649.26
Reposted on: 11.7.12 0650.22
That's a pretty cool feature, and it's amazing to see the detail they get in the little towns, right down to the direction of one-way streets.

For some reason, though, my latitude and longitude won't save when I edit my profile. I've entered it twice but when I check my profile again it hasn't saved anything.
Karlos the Jackal
Lap cheong
Level: 82

Posts: 500/1750
EXP: 5006546
For next: 202703

Since: 2.1.02
From: The City of Subdued Excitement

Since last post: 8 days
Last activity: 9 hours
#3 Posted on 11.7.05 0651.56
Reposted on: 11.7.12 0652.07
    Originally posted by StegDutchie
    For some reason, though, my latitude and longitude won't save when I edit my profile. I've entered it twice but when I check my profile again it hasn't saved anything.


I get the same thing. It saved the change to my sig, though.

--K
Spaceman Spiff
Knackwurst
Level: 101

Posts: 2001/2905
EXP: 10707102
For next: 10610

Since: 2.1.02
From: Philly Suburbs

Since last post: 8 days
Last activity: 12 hours
AIM:  
#4 Posted on 11.7.05 0825.19
Reposted on: 11.7.12 0825.27
Same thing here - didn't save the coordinates.
Sec19Row53
Lap cheong
Level: 78

Posts: 693/1576
EXP: 4278613
For next: 103632

Since: 2.1.02
From: Oconomowoc, WI

Since last post: 2 days
Last activity: 6 hours
Y!:
#5 Posted on 11.7.05 0833.28
Reposted on: 11.7.12 0834.31
    Originally posted by Spaceman Spiff
    Same thing here - didn't save the coordinates.

It didn't save for me, either.
Gugs
Bierwurst
Level: 83

Posts: 1355/1857
EXP: 5361668
For next: 70576

Since: 9.7.02
From: Sleep (That's where I'm a viking)

Since last post: 517 days
Last activity: 3 days
AIM:  
Y!:
#6 Posted on 11.7.05 0848.10
Reposted on: 11.7.12 0849.54
Add me to the list.
tarnish
Frankfurter
Level: 60

Posts: 546/859
EXP: 1713970
For next: 58818

Since: 13.2.02
From: Back in the Heart of Hali

Since last post: 500 days
Last activity: 6 hours
AIM:  
Y!:
#7 Posted on 11.7.05 0924.39
Reposted on: 11.7.12 0924.44
I think at this point it's safe to say that it's not working for anybody and it's probably best to just wait until Guru has a chance to look at it rather than everybody piling on with a "me too" post...
Oliver
Scrapple
Level: 127

Posts: 1396/4945
EXP: 23346699
For next: 379932

Since: 20.6.02
From: #YEG

Since last post: 7 hours
Last activity: 7 hours
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#8 Posted on 11.7.05 0958.11
Reposted on: 11.7.12 0958.29
I like the map, but my experience with Google's maps is that they always miss one's house by a good block or two.

-S



(edited by SOK on 11.7.05 0901)
CRZ
Big Brother
Administrator
Level: 213

Posts: 6479/16298
EXP: 142648838
For next: 718069

Since: 9.12.01
From: ミネアポリス

Since last post: 11 hours
Last activity: 2 hours
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#9 Posted on 11.7.05 1137.05
Reposted on: 11.7.12 1139.49
I've fixed it, I think. I'm in there now, anyway.
Guru Zim
SQL Dejection
Administrator
Level: 139

Posts: 3449/6012
EXP: 31959256
For next: 508271

Since: 9.12.01
From: Bay City, OR

Since last post: 9 days
Last activity: 5 hours
AIM:  
#10 Posted on 11.7.05 1153.30
Reposted on: 11.7.12 1154.00
Sorry, I tested it on the admin user editing page and not on the regular profile editing. I think I probably never put it in the SQL statement for the update.

It is working now, please continue to input your information. So far we have 4 people plotted.
pieman
As young as
he feels
Level: 111

Posts: 1958/3584
EXP: 14707240
For next: 161166

Since: 11.12.01
From: China, Maine

Since last post: 2 days
Last activity: 2 days
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#11 Posted on 11.7.05 1211.32
Reposted on: 11.7.12 1213.37
Isn't the map going to get pretty busy pretty fast with all those little yellow teardrops? That said, I put my info in there, too!-
Guru Zim
SQL Dejection
Administrator
Level: 139

Posts: 3450/6012
EXP: 31959256
For next: 508271

Since: 9.12.01
From: Bay City, OR

Since last post: 9 days
Last activity: 5 hours
AIM:  
#12 Posted on 11.7.05 1220.29
Reposted on: 11.7.12 1221.05
Well, you can zoom in. I didn't want to start it off USA centric, but if it turns out most of the dots fit in a Canada/US zoom, I may change the default zoom level to a lower level.
Sec19Row53
Lap cheong
Level: 78

Posts: 694/1576
EXP: 4278613
For next: 103632

Since: 2.1.02
From: Oconomowoc, WI

Since last post: 2 days
Last activity: 6 hours
Y!:
#13 Posted on 11.7.05 1230.04
Reposted on: 11.7.12 1230.04
I like it. Will it be added to the top of the page, like the Calendar and such?
JoshMann
Andouille
Level: 87

Posts: 1657/2159
EXP: 6338872
For next: 53927

Since: 17.11.03
From: Tallahassee, FL

Since last post: 2292 days
Last activity: 2289 days
AIM:  
Y!:
#14 Posted on 11.7.05 1247.19
Reposted on: 11.7.12 1247.32
It's a neat visual right now... as of this moment it's Zim, JJD and myself playing 4 Corners with everyone else in a big northeast/Great Lakes cluster.

(edited by Blanket Jackson on 11.7.05 1347)
cranlsn
Liverwurst
Level: 69

Posts: 704/1207
EXP: 2844709
For next: 25049

Since: 18.3.02
From: Sussex, WI

Since last post: 13 days
Last activity: 11 hours
#15 Posted on 11.7.05 1249.18
Reposted on: 11.7.12 1250.25
Count me in as the "likes" crowd. So long as you don't enter your actual lat/long I think we'll avoid the stalker crowd.

It's kind of neat to see geographic demographics for this bunch.

Any way to make the popups when you click on someone a standard size? No biggie...but a couple of those things were rather large.
DJ FrostyFreeze
Knackwurst
Level: 108

Posts: 1914/3380
EXP: 13438284
For next: 82259

Since: 2.1.02
From: Hawthorne, CA

Since last post: 45 days
Last activity: 5 hours
#16 Posted on 11.7.05 1342.47
Reposted on: 11.7.12 1343.06
    Originally posted by cranlsn
    Any way to make the popups when you click on someone a standard size?
Good idea. Maybe shrink people's avatars to the same size they're shrunk to in their posts?

Other than that, it's pretty neat
drjayphd
Scrapple
Moderator
Level: 115

Posts: 2482/3943
EXP: 16731385
For next: 80030

Since: 22.4.02
From: Long Island

Since last post: 32 days
Last activity: 2 days
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#17 Posted on 11.7.05 1358.15
Reposted on: 11.7.12 1359.01
God damn that gets really detailed. Thought Google Maps didn't go down that far.
Guru Zim
SQL Dejection
Administrator
Level: 139

Posts: 3451/6012
EXP: 31959256
For next: 508271

Since: 9.12.01
From: Bay City, OR

Since last post: 9 days
Last activity: 5 hours
AIM:  
#18 Posted on 11.7.05 1441.06
Reposted on: 11.7.12 1441.25
I would have bet money that cubs would have put himself inside Wrigley... I lose.
JoshMann
Andouille
Level: 87

Posts: 1658/2159
EXP: 6338872
For next: 53927

Since: 17.11.03
From: Tallahassee, FL

Since last post: 2292 days
Last activity: 2289 days
AIM:  
Y!:
#19 Posted on 11.7.05 1442.49
Reposted on: 11.7.12 1443.25
    Originally posted by Guru Zim
    I would have bet money that cubs would have put himself inside Wrigley... I lose.


"They don't have my address!"
-Elwood Blues
:)
thecubsfan
Scrapple
Moderator
Level: 131

Posts: 1363/5219
EXP: 25846767
For next: 577923

Since: 10.12.01
From: Aurora, IL

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 3 hours
#20 Posted on 11.7.05 1453.12
Reposted on: 11.7.12 1453.13
    Originally posted by Guru Zim
    I would have bet money that cubs would have put himself inside Wrigley... I lose.


Uh, I guess I didn't enter the numbers right? Oh well. I now live in the lake.
Pages: 1 2 3 NextThread ahead: Un-ignoring a user?
Next thread: Flags
Previous thread: What are the rules of the W?
(226 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
The 7 - the-w.com Site Feedback - New Feature AddedRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.31 seconds.