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Lack of Interest [Suggestion]: Change 'Location' to 'Checked in to'

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by TNCclubman, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. TNCclubman

    TNCclubman Well-Known Member

    Location is very powerful here on xenforo and right now, people usually set it to your city and never touch it again for the lifetime you're registered on the site.

    What if we used it like 'FourSquare', the next big thing online. And instead used it to announce to people where we are currently. We Change 'Location' to 'Checked in to' and when you pop in an address, it links to the map on google. Now heres where my idea gets interesting. What if when someone does that, it gets posted to the 'Everyone Feeds' page with a tiny little thumbnail of the map, linking to the larger map page (as it does currently with the text 'Location'.

    Example: TNCClubman checked into 250 adelaide st w. Toronto, On
    (with a little thumbnail of the map under the feed posting)

    What do you guys think?
  2. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    TBH, that makes no sense to me whatsoever. But then, that's just me, so take no offense, please.
  3. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    I like the idea, with the obvious ability for user's to disable it for privacy
  4. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    Makes no sense to me whatsoever.The title doesnt describe the function, any better than location does.
    And my members are reluctant to list the country they are in. Let alone their street address. Leads to stalking and such.
    But I am sure you can easily do an edit of the phrase.
  5. TNCclubman

    TNCclubman Well-Known Member

    xen does this already, all im stating is for the wording to be changed from 'location' to 'checked in'. (and also the thumbnail display for the map.) Currently it just links to the map.
  6. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    Personally I think it's a little much, and to most people, "Checked in" doesn't make much sense at first glance.
  7. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    "From" sounds like a nice default description to me.

    checked in

    There are many versions of text that could work depending on what the forum is about.

  8. TNCclubman

    TNCclubman Well-Known Member

    I know... what could the wording be?

    "Where are you right now?"
  9. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    Since location isn't a focal point of a forum, community, or even a social network, I really don't see the point of making a person's location so prominent throughout the forum.
  10. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Makes me want to input Comfort Inn, or Marriott Suites, or something like that.
    Onimua likes this.
  11. welshstew

    welshstew Active Member

    I don't think that will work, as it is not a lookup script - it needs to be manually updated. Sites like foursqure and gowalla are popular because of the ease of use on the UI - you don't need to tell it where you are - it just knows and you just "check in"

    The map on here takes the location you enter and then places a pin, so users would have to manually update it everytime they wanted to say they were somehwere new.

    I think "location" serves the purpose of a forum well and matches the current functionality. "Checked in to" doesn't
    Peggy likes this.
  12. TNCclubman

    TNCclubman Well-Known Member

    and also somehow store all the people you follow on the same map so you can message someone and say "Hey, you're up the street from me, lets have lunch!"

    I agree, it should somehow ping from your mobile when you access the xenforo site.

    For foil hat wearers, its definitely a dont like it, dont use it feature. But just so you know, I have hundreds of 'friends' online that update their social network with "am taking a dump" "am in line at walmart" "Am stuck in traffic" "checked in to 7 eleven on Bronte St" etc etc... This is a new era we live in and people have a hardon for revealing too much info about themselves. Ignoring it is making you a dinosaur. I want my site to be cutting edge, not an acid-wash forum only site.
  13. Sami

    Sami Well-Known Member

    "Checked in to" -> Hotels, hostels, airports, institutions etc. Imma happy dinosaur.
  14. TNCclubman

    TNCclubman Well-Known Member

    'current location' maybe?
  15. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    How can you location be anything other than "current"? :D (couldn't resist)
  16. TNCclubman

    TNCclubman Well-Known Member

    location: New York
    current location: Chez Chi Chi, 124 4th ave
  17. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    I think location is just fine for what we're after.
  18. TNCclubman

    TNCclubman Well-Known Member

    what about having it display the thumbnail of the map in the FEED when someone changes their location? It sounds kind of difficult to be honest...lol
  19. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    I really think this would be better suited as a modification if you want to extend it into this much functionality.
  20. Cory Booth

    Cory Booth Well-Known Member

    I personally never use "location" in the profile...

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