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Two new profile pages options available

We’re rolling out a couple of new profile preferences options today: the ability to make the “Contributions” and “Social” segments of your profile page visible only to logged-in members, and the ability to enter your geographic coordinates but have them not be visible to anyone else. Come on in for some details! [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jan 25, 2016 - 97 comments

reminder to put your location in your question

The answers to this question depended largely upon the location and culture of the asker, yet most of the answers were US-based and thus not that useful. Two lessons here: 1) let's not assume we're all in the US; 2) let's remember to put our location in the question. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Oct 9, 2013 - 106 comments

where do i belong

I posted this to the blue last night, and it was (rightly!) deleted by Taz because of the self link (I should note that she gave me the chance to delete the self-link and I didn't want to). My question is, where is a good place to post it? [more inside]
posted by luriete on Jul 27, 2012 - 95 comments

Pony Request: Require some additional info for Ask

Pony Request for Ask: Additional info *required* prior to asking a question? [more inside]
posted by FlamingBore on Oct 13, 2011 - 37 comments

Problem with Google Maps and the description of locations

Problems with entering cities/suburbs with using the Google Maps plugin in IRL. [more inside]
posted by Fiasco da Gama on Mar 6, 2011 - 5 comments

Coming soon to a city near you?

Would it be possible to make the "location" section a link to a list of MeFites nearby? [more inside]
posted by karminai on Feb 5, 2011 - 43 comments

Are there questions nearby?

Location-specific AskMe pony. [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Feb 10, 2010 - 23 comments

Survey says....

Still curious where MetaFilter users are from? The survey results are in. [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Jan 29, 2010 - 63 comments

This is not my beautiful country

Location-specific questions in AskMe: could we please talk about options for this again? [more inside]
posted by taz on Oct 12, 2009 - 70 comments

16.7704, -3.0057

Entering your location (lat/long) in your profile gives a street address in Google Maps when you click on the icon. This seems to be new, and fairly accurate. My guess is that some people do not want others to see this and will want to obfuscate their location. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Jul 8, 2009 - 137 comments

I keep missing the London meetups dammit!

Pony request: notification for nearby meetups [more inside]
posted by pharm on Jan 26, 2009 - 18 comments

How many Mefite's on the head of a pin?

108 MeFites claim to live exactly here: +47° 25' 56.10", -121° 48' 12.20". Which is, in fact, nowhere. [more inside]
posted by Dunwitty on Jan 8, 2009 - 114 comments

is there a way to search for every MeFiter who has posted to Music, but from a particular city?

is there a way to search for every MeFiter who has posted to Music, but from a particular city? Seems like if the search terms are not in the post or tagged by the poster, the MeFi search engine doesn't include the user info... [more inside]
posted by bitterkitten on Feb 22, 2008 - 18 comments

The Born Addendum

Hows about adding a free-form (go nuts) Born line to profile pages? [previ03ly]
posted by Poolio on Aug 27, 2007 - 115 comments

Can we add a note to AskMe to mention your location where appropriate?

I've noticed quite a few times people will ask questions over on AskMe about laws or rules about say, taxes or renting an apartment or consumer rights, etc., but frequently forget to mention where specifically they are living, which can make the question very difficult to answer until further info is obtained. Can we add in a note to the AskMe posting page (just like the one that says "Have you searched Google?" etc) saying something to the effect of "Have you mentioned where you live, if it is a question about the law, your rights, etc?"
posted by modernnomad on Apr 26, 2007 - 32 comments

I'm just a lonely geek...lonely in blue...

What's the percentage of MeFites who have no one nearby? I just moved away from Vancouver (in the interior, Quesnel, to operate my hosting/computer services biz where I actually WANT to live) and suddenly, after updating my long. and lat., I'm all alone!
posted by Kickstart70 on Mar 14, 2007 - 148 comments

Is there a way to search members by location?

I swear I remember a way to find users from a specific locale- but I can't seem to conjure up a search-string that will do what I want, which is to find users in and around Munich and Berlin, Germany.

The rasion d'etre of my search is that I've found some 1500 photographs I took there 30 years ago, and I'd like some assistance in determining locations/stories.
posted by pjern on Jan 17, 2007 - 20 comments

Feature request to list new askme posts by poster proximity

[AskMe Pony] Picture it: "There have been 16 new questions (3 near you) and 128 answers posted since your last visit."
posted by chota on Nov 14, 2006 - 28 comments

another lat/long bug?

another lat/long bug? i saw the comment about integers only and tried to change mine. but although i enter "-33" the value stays at "-33.4".
posted by andrew cooke on Dec 28, 2005 - 31 comments

Choose map/lat-long or zipcode

Is there any way to make it possible to choose between the map/lat-long feature and the zipcode list or list without a map? [mi]
posted by dame on Dec 28, 2005 - 75 comments

I'm not able to add latitude and longitude on my profile.

I cannot add latitude/longitude to my userpage. More inside.
posted by matteo on Dec 28, 2005 - 5 comments

Geocoder no good for Canadians

The Latitude/Longitude geocoder linked on the "customize" pages doesn't work too well for Canadians (it thought the city I lived in was somewhere in Alberta), so I found geocoder.ca, which allows more specific lat/long inputs for Canadians. Could we link this off the "customize" page, please?
posted by heeeraldo on Dec 23, 2005 - 9 comments

Nearby Users outside the US?

Has anyone ever come up with a method or numbering scheme that would allow the "Users Near This User" option to work for non-US members? If not, could something be developed? (For example, are there unused Zip code numbers that could be designated to major world cities, regions or countries and which would then allow me to see other Canadians who live in my city or at least province?)
posted by Jaybo on Dec 20, 2005 - 45 comments

I can't even see my own profile

I want to change my profile to include my email address. But I can't even see my own profile. I'm still painfully new to all of this. Please help.
posted by bilabial on Nov 14, 2005 - 8 comments

is anything happening with the members nearby feature?

As a follow-up to this post from last year, is anything happening with the members nearby feature being extended to cover people that don't have a zip code? If the latitude and longitude thing is too much work can we group people outside the US by country?
posted by mexican on Apr 26, 2005 - 18 comments

US-centric voting reminder

So, there's the 'vote reminder' on the top of each and every thread then. That's fabulous, truely. It'd be nicer if it only displayed if a user's $location == 'USA'? I won't mention the amount of worthless VoteFilter posts it'll encourage...
posted by metaxa on Sep 30, 2004 - 6 comments

lat/lon still on the "to do" list?

The survey thread reminded me: are latitudes/longitudes for the "users near this user" feature still on the to do list?
posted by snarfodox on Apr 26, 2004 - 12 comments

Could we add optional personal info to our profile pages?

Would it be a good idea to let members enter some optional personal information (age, sex, location, shoe size, etc.) on their profile page?
posted by Aaaugh! on May 10, 2001 - 30 comments

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