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Makai Guy

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I've just created a map at www.frappr.com/tuggersworldwide .

Enter your location there to show where we have TUGgers located around the world (registration/subscription not required, but if you want to fine tune the placement of your marker, be notified of new subscriptions, or later edit your entry you'll have to subscribe there).

[Edit:] Now that there are well over 100 entries on the map, note that the default map when you first access the site will only show the first 100 entries. To see them all, you must zoom into a "closer" view.
 
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From what I can see, I'm the first Canadian - kind of cool.

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When I click on 'Not in the US' I get the error message 'Javascript: void0). This happens using IE and Firefox.
 

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Keitht said:
When I click on 'Not in the US' I get the error message 'Javascript: void0). This happens using IE and Firefox.
Yeah, doing the same for me, too. Must be something that just cropped up, since we did get two entries from Canada yesterday.

Can't even find a link to lodge a query with the system. Grr...

[Okay, found the link and have fired off a query. We HAVE had 3 non-US successful entries at this point: 2 Canada and 1 UK]
 
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How does one actually register as opposed to just placing oneself on the map?

Thanks,

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3kids4me said:
How does one actually register as opposed to just placing oneself on the map?

Thanks,

Sharon
I guess the proper term is "subscribe" rather than "register". I'll go back and edit the first post.
 

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It's working again. Just added myself. 3 Brits on there now.
 

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I can't see the map, but I am enjoying seeing everyone's picture! Nice to put a face(s) with a screen name!
 

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How safe is this?

Ok, not be be a wet blanket or anything, but I got to playing with the map and apparently it will zoom down to the exact house you live in if you give it specific enough information. It appears to me the default is to pinpoint a house in the vicinity of the zip code's post office, but even that seems way to "close to home" to me. Especially with the detailed maps that are available.

I don't want to seem paranoid, but I also want to be smart. What do you guys think?
 

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Its a Google Map. If you feed it an exact address it will go to your house, if it knows your street. But with this we are only sharing zip codes, so it would be unlikely that it would get that close. In some cases, with a zip code and a full name, yes, you could find the person's location, *if* they were listed in their local phone book and included their street address. I'm listed, but not my street address.

A little paranoia is a fine thing; but in this case I don't think its warranted.

[edited to add:] I just looked at the map, and I'm in the edge of Seven Hills, near a golf course according to it. The other person listed for Henderson, NV appears to live in the Anthem Village Shopping Center :)

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Posting pictures

Can I suggest that people size their pictures down to about 800 x 600 pixels and a file size of about 200k. I have broadband and some of the pics still download in chunks.
Most photo editing packages will have options to resize and / or save for Web.
 

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teachingmyown said:
Ok, not be be a wet blanket or anything, but I got to playing with the map and apparently it will zoom down to the exact house you live in if you give it specific enough information. It appears to me the default is to pinpoint a house in the vicinity of the zip code's post office, but even that seems way to "close to home" to me. Especially with the detailed maps that are available.

I don't want to seem paranoid, but I also want to be smart. What do you guys think?
I certainly don't think you are being a wet blanket. You raise a valid point. I don't know if it's possible to edit your details after they have been entered, but if you you could alway change the zip code to a different on in your city.
I also don't know how accurate the pin is for places in the USA but having checked the pin for my entry it shows a location a couple of miles away. UK postcodes only cover a couple of dozen addresses so I'm assuming it has only used the first half of it.
 

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Fern Modena said:
[edited to add:] I just looked at the map, and I'm in the edge of Seven Hills, near a golf course according to it. The other person listed for Henderson, NV appears to live in the Anthem Village Shopping Center :)

Fern


Great idea!! My marker now indicates I "live" in a nearby shopping mall...that's pretty appropriate. :p
 

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teachingmyown said:
Ok, not be be a wet blanket or anything, but I got to playing with the map and apparently it will zoom down to the exact house you live in if you give it specific enough information. It appears to me the default is to pinpoint a house in the vicinity of the zip code's post office, but even that seems way to "close to home" to me. Especially with the detailed maps that are available.

I don't want to seem paranoid, but I also want to be smart. What do you guys think?
I'm going to have to agree with you on this. I have somewhat of a public profile since my books are published and are in most major city libraries. (I am not using my real name on TUG to hide my ID further.) We have unlisted phone numbers for our home and a published office mailing address. One evening about two years ago a total stranger who read a few of my books called me at my home while we were having dinner. It literally scared the daylights out of my wife and me since we try to really keep our personal lives to ourselves. This reader managed to use the internet and trace our home phone and our home address. I have a few hundred thousand copies of my books out there and lord knows if a few of my phrases gets one or two of these readers upset and they want to get me to do whatever harm they can. Anonymity, you can't get enough of it.
 

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Thanks for posting this link!!

I just shared our family picture taken aboard the Sugar Cane Train this past summer!!

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If you only identify your location by your zip code when entering the data point, all it will do is place a pointer in the center of your zip code. If you don't give it your real name as a label, there's not much anybody can do to trace you.
 
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