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patracy

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Some of you might have noticed the member map link is gone. The third time I've went with an outside source for a member map, they decided to hold it for ransom. I'm going to look for a new option that we can house internally. Sorry folks. Last time they pulled the rug out from under us, they wanted $10K for it. A YEAR. aua
 

Karl kostman

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Patracy when we sign with somebody for services dont we get a contract with performance guarantees or something that would prevent either party from trying to screw the other??? Any company that I worked with in my 30 years in working I demanded these contracts be reviewed up front and if there was any hesitation from the provider in doing this they were eliminated from the bid list Patracy!
Karl
 

patracy

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This has all been free options that have had their TOS changed on us.

i have found one thing I’m going to test. If it has all the options we need, it’ll be hosted internally.
 

zebedee

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So does this mean that all the info/locations previously posted, will now be available through the 3rd party out in the inter webs, without S/S sayso?
 

Karl kostman

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Patracy I was in the computer business for 34 years if I can help with a resource to bounce ideas off please feel free, If I can assist I certainly will.
Karl
 

patracy

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So does this mean that all the info/locations previously posted, will now be available through the 3rd party out in the inter webs, without S/S sayso?
Not without paying (through the nose) for it.

Patracy I was in the computer business for 34 years if I can help with a resource to bounce ideas off please feel free, If I can assist I certainly will.
Karl
If you know of anyone willing to provide the service without the astronomical fees, please let me know. I've been relying on free things out there, but there's no such thing as a free lunch.
 

rchalmers3

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Any update on the map hosting?

It is almost certain I'll be moving to Lexington South Carolina at the end of July. I'm hoping to network with some fine members in the area, as I'm looking to find a place with some space to build a big ole barn for parking some OD out of the sun and rain.

Sorry I'm unable to help you with the restoration of the member map, and I hope you find a solution soon.

Rick
 

patracy

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The option I had only does it automatically based on ip address and geolocation from that. I'm still looking.

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tstone

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Patracy, I found your post about the membership map when I was searching for the link tonight. I always found it to be a useful resource when planning local events, thanks for your efforts.
 

Fatalid

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Does it free things up if a member is the administrator for their state, and we keep the maps smaller and more local?

For instance, anyone can open their Google account and create a map. Other members in that state that want to be on the map could PM their info to that member. The map is updated, the link is posted as a sticky in the respective forums, and then a message or notice goes out annually for people to update their info.

Just trying to think outside the box, as a member map would be awesome to have.

Real quick example of what I'm thinking: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1rtpGCDEvIus53Hu0MuAbBNhM0j-D92ZZ&usp=sharing (might have to see if we can require forum log-in to see the link to protect the info of the members on the map?)
 

patracy

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It will be revisited once the upgrade is complete. We're moving forum software, so it would be wasteful to try to implement something then have to redo it afterwards.
 

155mm

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Migginsbros had a very easy idea for a user map. create a subcatagory like chaplains corner, then each thread under that be a state, no chit chat, just names and locations.

just expanding on Migginsbros idea
 
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