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@AndyB, there is some interesting feedback on the members map in this thread.
 

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I just checked and can't find myself on the map. Not sure which city I was traveling in when it grabbed my IP, but it certainly wasn't my home town.

Can I opt out of the map?
 

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I just checked and can't find myself on the map. Not sure which city I was traveling in when it grabbed my IP, but it certainly wasn't my home town.

Can I opt out of the map?

Looking at the database data it should show me at 32.6255, -97.0784 which it does. That is south of Dallas / Fort Worth in an area that I have not visited in over a year.

The database shows you in Columbus which is also shown on the map.

Both of us are in clusters which I assume have come from the geolocation of mobile data IPs.

I could create a user group that opted out of geolocation. I am hopeful that can be implemented on an individual user basis.

I believe that it would be better to use the declared location for users who provide it.

The map updates are monthly so they are not revealing your location or showing your travel in real time.

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I haven't been in Columbus in over a year. That's wierd.

How did you find me on the map? It's there a search?

Keep us posted on the opt out group.

Thanks for the help!
 

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How did you find me on the map? It's there a search?
The map does not have any way to search for users. I searched the database that is used to generate the map.

That data does not include the IP that was goelocated. Geolocation data often is poor for mobile data. The IPs are registered to a central location and passed out based on need. You and I likely were using mobile IPs that mapped to DFW and Columbus right before the update.
 

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@Bruce are we running the DragonByte member map? The addons list suggests we are not....

It still has me in the Bahamas....I wish! LOL

Would be so much better if it would go by your stated location first, then by your IP if you don't have one. Then all we'd need to do is tell anyone who doesn't want their location shown to just put their State in their location, then they'd be anonymous.
 

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@Bruce are we running the DragonByte member map? The addons list suggests we are not....

It still has me in the Bahamas....I wish! LOL

Would be so much better if it would go by your stated location first, then by your IP if you don't have one. Then all we'd need to do is tell anyone who doesn't want their location shown to just put their State in their location, then they'd be anonymous.
I switched to the XF2Addons map which is much more functional. The developer should be seeing this thread.
 

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I don't exist on the map anymore.

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just FYI,
I just checked and Betik, Txav8r and myself are not listed on the map (at least where we should be)
 

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The new map determines your location based on your IP address - so where you provider is located. This isn't always optimal....and if you use a VPN, can put you way off in who knows where! It also has some sort of time cutoff and only displays "active" members, and refreshes on a limited timeframe. @Bruce can perhaps illuminate us on what he learned when he dug into it....

There is an update (V1.4) that would allow us to chose the "active days"....we'll update to that at some point....
 
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@Julian, I believe the active days feature would reduce the number of members displayed to those that had been recently active.

I agree that this map is not as good as it could be but it is the best of what is currently available. I discussed our issues with the developer and pointed him to this thread. Unfortunately our members and the developer disagree about the optimal function of the member map.
 

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@Julian, I believe the active days feature would reduce the number of members displayed to those that had been recently active.

I agree that this map is not as good as it could be but it is the best of what is currently available. I discussed our issues with the developer and pointed him to this thread. Unfortunately our members and the developer disagree about the optimal function of the member map.
Does the current version not have some built in/hard coded activity cut off? Clearly it isn't mapping everyone all the time (as an example, I looked up where Zipper logged in from, and his IP would have put him close to Burlington VT-where he lives, but he's nowhere to be seen).

Pity the developer wouldn't put in the option to map off the profile location first, then IP location if no profile location exists. That would allow people to be anonymous if they wanted to (by entering "Antarctica" for example).
 

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Does the current version not have some built in/hard coded activity cut off? Clearly it isn't mapping everyone all the time (as an example, I looked up where Zipper logged in from, and his IP would have put him close to Burlington VT-where he lives, but he's nowhere to be seen).

Pity the developer wouldn't put in the option to map off the profile location first, then IP location if no profile location exists. That would allow people to be anonymous if they wanted to (by entering "Antarctica" for example).
I agree...based on the map, I have gone off the radar. I am not listed in Vermont or any of these pins in the screenshot...And I can see Burlington from my house. ;)
Just above in post #6 I was good, in post #14 it put me in Enosburg. Now I am not to be found.
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