map interface for jobs September 1, 2006 4:34 PM   Subscribe

MeFi Jobs has a nice map interface on the front page now.
posted by mathowie (staff) to Feature Requests at 4:34 PM (17 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

posted by cortex at 4:47 PM on September 1, 2006



you ruined your own beautiful dream?
posted by blind.wombat at 4:49 PM on September 1, 2006

you ruined your own beautiful dream?

I was just about to say the same thing....
posted by dersins at 4:50 PM on September 1, 2006

He ruined his dream to bring us tasty treats. Selfless, Matt is.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 5:00 PM on September 1, 2006

Well, it's kind of like a mormon masterbating. Sure, it ruins a dream, but I'm doing it myself and in the end it's a good thing.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 5:09 PM on September 1, 2006 [4 favorites]

Metafilter: It's kind of like a mormon masturbating.
posted by dersins at 5:11 PM on September 1, 2006

posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:19 PM on September 1, 2006

I have been so tempted all afternoon and evening to make a MetaTalk post that said "Hey look, we've almost made it through a whole day with no MetaTalk posts. Do you think we can make it?". I have been fighting that urge for hours out of respect for our community. Do you have any idea how hard that has been for me? Every time I would click on the MeTa front page, it would be like a knife in my belly. It was like a siren, calling to me "post something and ruin the streak... post something and ruin the streak" but I fought it, and I won. I didn't ruin the day of no MeTa posts. It is called self-control mathowie. Look into it.

Neat map feature by the way.
posted by ND¢ at 6:57 PM on September 1, 2006

Both London jobs are on top of each other. Could you add some random shift to them or something?
posted by cillit bang at 7:27 PM on September 1, 2006

If you zoom in far enough, the jobs won't be on top of each other anymore (unless they're at the exact same address).
posted by winston at 7:53 PM on September 1, 2006

I think the posters both used "london, uk" as the entire location, so when doing a yahoo maps lookup, that would return the exact same location (if someone added a street address it would be different). I'll look at the google maps api to see how it handles multiple results on the same spot.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:59 PM on September 1, 2006

Good to see you have built a bit of geographic redudancy into the map:)
posted by Samuel Farrow at 10:07 PM on September 1, 2006

Looks nice. Shouldn't there be a sort by distance feature for mefi jobs, though? (Not that I'm even looking for a job -- I just like pointing out work that other people can do. :-)
posted by callmejay at 9:11 AM on September 2, 2006

There is a distance feature. The jobs that presumably could be accomplished on line don't show distance while those that require physical presence do show the miles.
Perhaps because of my adblocker, I do not see the map at all, just an oblong with the message that the map is loading. It doesn't. But that is OK; I do not want a job and think the feature is a remarkable service from our benevolent #1.
posted by Cranberry at 11:05 AM on September 2, 2006

Are you supposed to be able to click on them and see what they are?
posted by thirteenkiller at 6:48 AM on September 3, 2006

yeah, the job title with a link should pop up when clicked.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:45 AM on September 3, 2006

Doesn't work for me, maybe it's just me.
posted by thirteenkiller at 8:29 AM on September 3, 2006

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