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User Map 13 years 11 months ago #1630

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I saw my "ballon" on the map and corrected the location before the site was hacked. I was viewing the map today and was unable to find my ballon. Am I doing something wrong? I tried search but wasn't able to see my info on the map.

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Re: User Map 13 years 11 months ago #1633

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If you manually move a "balloon", it's temporary. If your IP address changes, then your balloon will return to the default location for that IP address. Many IP addresses don't have a geographical location associated with it, so they don't show up at all. If this is the case, you can still manually set your location.

Any locations manually changed from July 24th to August 7th were lost because of the problems on the website.

Just move your location again and you'll be set (until your IP address changes).
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Re: User Map 13 years 11 months ago #1638

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I still can't get into this thing. The map will come up and a little "wheel" looking thing will spin, forever. If I try to enter info down at the bottom I get a message that says I must be logged on to do this. Of course I'm logged in or I would not be able to send messages on the forum. When I move out of the user map page it logs me completely out of the site and I have to log back in. Don't know what is causing this. Not a big deal but I just think it is kind of neat to see where everyone is.
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Re: User Map 13 years 11 months ago #1644

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I am using a AT&T aircard and it still isn't being seen!

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Re: User Map 13 years 11 months ago #1645

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You need to let the wheel stop spinning. Sometimes, it does take a minute since there's so many users to load. Perhaps I should reduce the number to the most recent 200 visitors, instead of the most recent 500.

MANY IP addresses don't appear. Verizon and AT&T are a couple I know don't have a geographical location associated to an IP address. Perhaps it's because of their "mobile" association. ???

This "User Map" was just a fun thing to include. If you don't appear on the map, there's 2 ways you can add yourself mentioned further in this discusion topic.
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Re: User Map 13 years 10 months ago #1660

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Well I went back to the dial-up and logged in and changed my information and re-positioned my ballon to correctly indicate my home base location. Am now back to my air-card and see that it is working. Thanks..

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Re: User Map 13 years 10 months ago #1712

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Considering the problems and messages posted, the administrator must be wondering why he decided to put this new toy on the net.

Personally, I only care about two things associated with the "balloon." One is that I can more easily locate all you people who owe me money, and two, which color I should choose for my angioplastic surgery?

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Considering the problems and messages posted, the administrator must be wondering why he decided to put this new toy on the net.

Personally, I only care about two things associated with the "balloon." One is that I can more easily locate all you people who owe me money, and two, which color I should choose for my angioplastic surgery?


To indicate my intention of humor with this issue, there was supposed to be a smiley face balloon at the end, but it didn't post with the message. I must have done something not to get it to appear. How ironic.

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Re: User Map 13 years 10 months ago #1721

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It's Okay - I got the humor! :D ;D :o
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Re: User Map 13 years 10 months ago #1739

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Larry, a quick question. We will be going fulltime soon, we use Hughes Net dish on a tripod, That is our ISP. When we update the map do we use lat and long, or the town name? And how often will we have update it? Dave and Betsy ??? ??? :o

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Re: User Map 13 years 10 months ago #1748

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I also use HughesNet. Most likely, your IP address will change everytime you move and re-connect. This is how the user map determines your location, so you'll most likely have an incorrect or no location reflected unless you manually change it each time you change locations. When you manually change it, you drag your "balloon" to your location on the map. You don't enter a lat/long or town name.

As a side note - I wish the user map here was more automated, very much like what you'll find at www.datastormusers.com. Since my Hughes dish is automated (DataStorm), my location on the user map at this website is automatically updated from my controller's built-in GPS.
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Re: User Map 13 years 9 months ago #1853

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Hi Larry,
When I first tried the User Map, everything worked as advertised. Then my balloon took off without me and headed south to the bay area over the course of a week - hijacked, I guess. It also refused to move back to where I'm actually located in central OR. Now my user name has disappeared from the user list and I have no balloon. I've tried re-entering my location manually but nothing works. Hmmmmm.... We use Verizon and I'm sure I'm logged on. Got any guesses? When you get a chance...
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