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Poster location is gone

Post by fschrope » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:24 pm

Why is the posters location no longer shown to the right of the post.

I always found it interesting as to where a person was located. Sure, a lot of them are common knowledge, but not all.

How come?


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Re: Poster location is gone

Post by HPetrino » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:38 pm

Interesting and useful when someone needed help with something. It made it easy to estimate whether they are 30 or 3,000 miles away.

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Re: Poster location is gone

Post by Susanne » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:39 pm

Good question, a lot of us kinda want to know where our brethren (and Sistern) of the Model T are. Never worried me if someone knew where i was from - actually, if someone up here near Mt. Lassen got stranded in their T, I would hope they would know they would have a helping hand nearby...

So yeah, what gives???

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Re: Poster location is gone

Post by DLodge » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:57 pm

I hadn't noticed, but you're right. I have always thought that the location of the poster was useful information for being able to offer help. Wonder why it's gone.


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Re: Poster location is gone

Post by Dallas Landers » Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:09 pm

If you click on the name it will show their location.

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Post by Oldav8tor » Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:12 pm

I like it better when you can see at a glance without having to look at a person's profile.
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Re: Poster location is gone

Post by DHort » Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:45 pm

Big brother is watching!

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Post by ChrisB » Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:09 am

We will check into it.
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Re: Poster location is gone

Post by John Page » Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:14 pm

If you click on "PROFILE" the locations are there.

John Page, Australia.

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Re: Poster location is gone

Post by DLodge » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:02 pm

John Page wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:14 pm
If you click on "PROFILE" the locations are there.
Yes, if you look for it, you can find it. But up until fairly recently, it was shown on the right side of the message along with the other information. As Fred pointed out when he started this thread, one day it simply disappeared. The fact that it's available after taking action to find it is not the same as glancing to the right of the screen and seeing it. I guess the question is, what purpose was served by making us look for it and was it done intentionally or was it a side effect of some other change to the site?

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Re: Poster location is gone

Post by Susanne » Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:22 am

Chris, as long as you're there... Something I am curious about. The second entry shows the alleged "joined" date - down to the time - and puts it in 2019 somewhere. Yet you go down to the bottom - and it says when you ACTUALLY joined the "board" (in my case back in 1999 somewhere, and likely it was before then, tho I can't remember)... My question is why we have a double disparity?

Personally, I never had an issue with my location being up here - like I said, it lets people know where I am and (if they need to) where to find help if, say, they're visiting the area. But having 2 joined dates - one actual, and one from last year - is confusing as heck.

Thanks for your hard work...
:-) Susanne

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Re: Poster location is gone

Post by Steve Jelf » Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:52 am

Screen Shot 2020-01-06 at 10.33.38 AM.png
Joined is when you signed up for the new forum.
Board Member Since is when you first posted on the old forum.
For those who first posted during 2019, both are the same.

Clicking to find a location is not a major hardship, but it would be a nice convenience to have the information shown where it was until recently.
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Re: Poster location is gone

Post by fschrope » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:21 pm

ChrisB wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:09 am
We will check into it.
Sooo......did you find anything out?

It is pretty obvious that the posters above would like the have the location shown alongside the post.


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Post by Jim, Sr. » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:29 pm

The "Locations" have returned. It must be magic :D
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Re: Poster location is gone

Post by Kbillet » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:45 pm

Can guests access the profile link?
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Post by ChrisB » Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:23 pm

It was Chris magic!

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Re: Poster location is gone

Post by DHort » Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:37 pm

Thank you Chris!


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Re: Poster location is gone

Post by HPetrino » Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:40 pm

THANK YOU! A small thing but very much appreciated.


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Re: Poster location is gone

Post by fschrope » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:48 am

Me to. Thanks

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Re: Poster location is gone

Post by TonyB » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:12 am

What’s the fuss about?
This is a screen shot from my iPhone.
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The location is on the lower right side😎
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