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Richard/Paul

Postby winger » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:48 pm

Could it be sorted so folk who join have to say were they are(at least),you have a situation now were your not even sure if they are in Europe or else were,the posting on the HP2s thing had me laughing about the 1 o'clock in the morning posting,as you would in the States.

Baring in mind a lot of boards don't even allow you to access a site without filling in a War and Piece form

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Postby Paul » Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:48 pm

Hi Chris,

In a word, not really. Even if you were to force the filling of the field, it couldn't be applied to the existing accounts and there would be nothing to stop people registering from "Toy town" or similar.

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Postby throttlemeister » Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:16 pm

Actually, you could add information automatically if none is supplied by doing a geolocation on IP address, but it requires a bit of hacking and custom code for the forum and there is no 100% guarantee that the information is always perfect. It'll always be better than nothing though.

Could be a fun exercise if you're into that kind of thing (php hacking)
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Postby Paul » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:23 am

Hmmm... Privacy issues in displaying somebody's location based on the ip address used for their last post?

Nice project idea though :wink:
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Postby Daveg2812 » Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:32 am

Please tell me that you fella's don't have that much spare time in your day. :shock:
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Postby throttlemeister » Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:40 am

Paul wrote:Hmmm... Privacy issues in displaying somebody's location based on the ip address used for their last post?

Nice project idea though :wink:

You can geolocate on country or city. Country is generally more accurate and not really privacy sensitive.

Some free tools and code examples can be found here.
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Postby throttlemeister » Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:41 am

Daveg2812 wrote:Please tell me that you fella's don't have that much spare time in your day. :shock:

No comment. ;)
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Postby winger » Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:41 pm

Wasn't exactly thinking post code or anything close :roll: ,the majority do not even have a real name,but you would think folks would put a town,if someone is local your a little more inclined to help,as I explained to a new member on here the other day,what makes this board odd,a lot of folk actually know each other.


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