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Forum topic by Scott Wigginton posted 03-01-2008 04:37 PM 889 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Scott Wigginton

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03-01-2008 04:37 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jocks suggestion

I love the Google maps integration with people’s workshop locations, however it is difficult to find those in your area through the search function.

I think it would be a great boon if under the Jocks section if we added a “Jocks in your Area” or “Jocks by State” option.

Feasibile? Thoughts?

-- Scott


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Eric

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#1 posted 03-01-2008 05:24 PM

I’d settle for “Jocks in your Continent!”

-- Eric at http://adventuresinwoodworking.com

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motthunter

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#2 posted 03-01-2008 06:11 PM

I agree… I bet there are more of us here in Cleveland, Ohio… just dont know of any

-- making sawdust....

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swied

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#3 posted 03-01-2008 11:52 PM

I have always been hesitant to take a picture of my shop and then put my address into Google maps. It just seem like a good way of letting crooks know exactly where they can go to find a shop full of expensive tools. Maybe I’m just paranoid.

It would be nice if your city or state were listed under your forum posts. It would save a click if you wanted to see where someone if from.

-- Scott, San Diego

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scottb

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#4 posted 03-02-2008 12:18 AM

That’s been brought up before Swied…

I wouldn’t even settle for a list only visible to jocks, as anyone could sign up to see it.

I’m on the map, but only vaguely… you can add your state or whatever to your signature line though. I do know of a few jocks within an hour or two of me… but there could be dozens, and I wouldn’t know.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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GaryK

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#5 posted 03-02-2008 01:06 AM

I placed the pointer in the town near where I lived, not in the exact place. You can be vauge enough
for someone unvited, yet close enough for a fellow member to contact you.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Myron Wooley

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#6 posted 03-02-2008 07:35 AM

After the very unfortunate incident with Oscorner’s wife, I removed as much precision as I could from my signature and map placement. It’s just a matter of safety these days- kind of a sign of the times. You just don’t know who’s reading these posts.

-- The days are long and the years are short...

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 03-02-2008 02:44 PM

when we wrote up the “help” files we made sure to mention the security issue—location is a great asset to the site but if you want to be safe, just tag the general region you are in (perhaps within a 2-3 hour radius).

I think it’s somewhere on Martin’s master list (I wonder how many pages long that list is??) .. to have the ability to check out different regions.. or something like that. If I’m wrong, well… sorry Martin .. could you add it to your ever-growing list?? :) :) :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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John's Woodshop

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#8 posted 03-02-2008 02:54 PM

Like Milwaukee Area? :)

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 03-02-2008 02:58 PM

lol ok :)
adjust the radius according to your needs lol

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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John's Woodshop

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#10 posted 03-02-2008 05:13 PM

:):)

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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MsDebbieP

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#11 posted 03-02-2008 05:30 PM

reminds me of a conversation with an exchange student from Switzerland. He came to Canada and wanted his host family to show him Vancouver (west coast) and Hudson Bay (far north) and the east coast…
When told that it would take about a day to drive from the south of Ontario to the top of Ontario…. he didn’t believe it. He called home to his dad who told him that you could fit 10 Switzerlands into the Province of Ontario.
(I didn’t know that)... I tend to forget how big our provinces are compared to states and to other countries.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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GaryK

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#12 posted 03-02-2008 06:16 PM

Being from California I felt the same way about the New England states where you could drive through
5 or 6 in a day.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#13 posted 03-02-2008 06:28 PM

I at least like to see the city, state they’re from, I think thats close enough.

If you want to know more about a Jock, write him a private message,

& if he wants too, he’ll give you whatever he chooses.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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rikkor

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#14 posted 03-02-2008 07:15 PM

In the US a zip code search might be useful, and still plenty vague to the bad guys.

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RobS

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#15 posted 03-05-2008 05:42 AM

I agree Dick, a search by state or city/state for the people that elect to list those on their profile, would be cool. Then if two or more wanted to touch base or contact each other they could just send messages.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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