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Offline Gordon

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Re: Put yourself on the map
« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2008, 10:08:26 am »
i put the pin right on my house...i trust all you guys here on the forum,no problem..


You know all 4,000+ members well enough to say you trust them? 

Besides, you don't even have to be registered on the forums to read them. 

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Re: Put yourself on the map
« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2008, 10:18:26 am »
thats why i added the second part of it,to warn the onces that cant be trusted.. ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Put yourself on the map
« Reply #27 on: July 20, 2008, 10:18:47 am »
I just dropped my placemark on top of the city I live in. Either way I wouldn't be worried about marking your exact location, unless you have a show bike collection and share that info here.

Since we have this map we should start a "Do you lock you door?" thread and cross check everyone to see where they live.  ;)

Edit: I really wouldn't be to worried if you mark you exact house, it's just another guy/girl with another bike. Normal thieves just drive through parking lots with a pick-up truck and throw bikes in the back. I would be more worried about that.
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Re: Put yourself on the map
« Reply #28 on: July 20, 2008, 10:21:07 am »
thats a good point....i live in an area where we dont lock the doors,key's are in the car's and the dog is scared of his own tail...

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Re: Put yourself on the map
« Reply #29 on: July 20, 2008, 10:22:56 am »
thats a good point....i live in an area where we dont lock the doors,key's are in the car's and the dog is scared of his own tail...

LMAO, I have a extra ski mask if you ever want to meet up  :D
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Re: Put yourself on the map
« Reply #30 on: July 20, 2008, 12:24:00 pm »
if we could do just by zip code, it would pin the post office in that zip
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Re: Put yourself on the map
« Reply #31 on: July 20, 2008, 03:26:00 pm »
if we could do just by zip code, it would pin the post office in that zip


It will actually pin the geographic center of any particular zip code, not that it makes any difference, though.  I think that was Glenn's plan, to connect member's zip code entered during registration link to the map. 

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Re: Put yourself on the map
« Reply #32 on: July 23, 2008, 10:37:28 pm »
Would it be way overboard for the mods to send everyone a PM informing members that they can put themselves on the map? I really like being able to see where members are, especially some that might be close to me, but I think the map may get lost in the shuffle before it reaches critical mass. A group PM could provide simple instructions for creating map markers.

Also, would it make sense to create a Google user/password that all members could use? A shared account would make it easier/quicker for non-Google users.
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Re: Put yourself on the map
« Reply #33 on: July 24, 2008, 05:17:50 am »
Also, would it make sense to create a Google user/password that all members could use? A shared account would make it easier/quicker for non-Google users.

I thought this was a great idea, so I set up an account.

Username: sohc4membermap
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Re: Put yourself on the map
« Reply #34 on: July 24, 2008, 09:39:19 am »
I've updated the instructions. I'll PM Phxmark123 to see if he'll edit his top post to include this:

Here's How to Put Yourself on the Map

1) Go to the Google SOHC Member Map.
2) Log into Google, which you can do right on the map page. If you don't have your own Google/Gmail account, you can use this account:
    Username: sohc4membermap
    Password: sohc4member
3) Find your location on the map.
4) Click the "Edit" button (found to the left of the map at the top of the member list).
5) Locate the "Push Pin" icon at the top of the map.
6) Drag the icon to where you live.
7) Add details.

Tips:
  • A fast method to find your location is to enter it in the search box.
  • Some members have suggested putting your push pin over the center of your town if privacy is desired. If so, simply enter your city and state (or equivalent) in the search box to find it.
  • You can easily move the push pin or change the details after you place it on the map.

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Re: Put yourself on the map
« Reply #35 on: July 24, 2008, 10:02:39 am »
OK that took me ages but finally I got it all sussed, I'm on the map, nearly missed as New Zealand is about the size of an ant!

Not anymore. NZ now has a giant push pin on it. ;-)

Man, oh man is that cool--living in the Art Deco capital of the world. I didn't know there was such a place. We've got a bits of Art Deco here and there, but you've got to look to find them.
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Re: Put yourself on the map
« Reply #36 on: July 24, 2008, 04:10:01 pm »
Thanks for those streamlined instructions Burma, I think it will help a lot of folks out :) :) :)
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Re: Put yourself on the map
« Reply #37 on: July 26, 2008, 10:59:54 am »
Wow. This is fun. I feel as if I know some of you better by seeing where you're from.
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Re: Put yourself on the map
« Reply #38 on: July 26, 2008, 11:39:42 am »
i had no idea there were so many of you near me , the funny thing is , the members i DID know about aren't on the map (yet)

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Re: Put yourself on the map
« Reply #39 on: July 26, 2008, 07:46:56 pm »
When you guys go to put your info in, make sure that you aren't changing the name of the map to your username and description.  The name of the map, at least right now, is "SOHC4 Member Map" with the description reading, "This is a map of the members of the SOHC4 Forums." 

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Re: Put yourself on the map
« Reply #40 on: July 27, 2008, 02:43:19 am »
WOOOHOOOOOO
Seems i`m not the only crow-eater on the forum!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Put yourself on the map
« Reply #41 on: July 27, 2008, 02:48:58 pm »
Darkrider representin canada on the map!
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Re: Put yourself on the map
« Reply #42 on: July 27, 2008, 05:26:54 pm »
Not only Canada, but also holding the title for most northern.

We can safely exclude the person who put a marker in the wastelands of Baffin Island.

DarkRider, I'm guessing that you head west for some amazing mountain rides. The Canadian Rockies is the most beautiful countryside I've seen--more spectacular than the Alps.
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Re: Put yourself on the map
« Reply #43 on: July 27, 2008, 05:45:17 pm »
I tried.  How does one check if it went through?
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Re: Put yourself on the map
« Reply #44 on: July 27, 2008, 06:21:13 pm »
I havent yet but..i probably will be doing so fairly soon...My ridin crew was talking about going to banff and Jasper sometime.
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Re: Put yourself on the map
« Reply #45 on: July 27, 2008, 06:37:37 pm »
done did it...........

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Re: Put yourself on the map
« Reply #46 on: July 27, 2008, 06:49:19 pm »
I havent yet but..i probably will be doing so fairly soon...My ridin crew was talking about going to banff and Jasper sometime.

Ahhhhhh, do. Been to Banff & Jasper once. I'll get back there sometime.
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Re: Put yourself on the map
« Reply #47 on: July 27, 2008, 06:59:49 pm »
I tried.  How does one check if it went through?

Hey 333, I don't see a marker for you at Maclean if that's what you mean. You should just be able to drop the marker where you want and add your name, etc.

If you want, I'll drop a marker with your name on it there.
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Re: Put yourself on the map
« Reply #48 on: July 27, 2008, 07:11:17 pm »
172 Placemarks so far.  Keep 'em coming!!!
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Re: Put yourself on the map
« Reply #49 on: July 28, 2008, 07:57:12 am »
My profile isn't there either.  And when I go there now, there are no placemarks on top to "pull" down.
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