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M0LMK

Member #2
Full Member
Staff member
Would other members like a map? It may be helpful if you want to get together with other nearby members.

It would be up to individual members to add their own location so they can be as specific as they like or just not add themselves if they don't want to be on it.

I can also make the map visible to full members only as an added perk of membership.

What do others think?
 

MI0PYN

Member #77
Article Contributor
I'd like to see a map, but in the interest of not making locations too generally available, maybe keeping it accessible to full members only is a good idea.

I don't think street addresses are necessary, mabe base it on locator squares or something, or even just have towns?
 

G0DZB

Member #84
Award Moderator
Since the "forum rules" state call signs must be used, why not add that locators be used as part of "Location" field in user profiles. That way the data can be extracted from the forum database AND if can be maintained by the users.
For example M0LMK already has his location in an appropriate format !
PeterO
G0DZB
 

M0LMK

Member #2
Full Member
Staff member
I can make the location field a required field for users who are creating an account.

The I would just need to write a script to overlay the locators on a map.

How does that sound?
 

G8TDU

Member #6
Full Member
Not a bad idea, if i were to say, go on a camping weekend, i would consider a location that gave me a better chance of a contact with a fellow member.
 

M0LMK

Member #2
Full Member
Staff member
I've taken a look at it but put it on the bottom of the "to do" list for now unless there is more demand.
 
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