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Way to search users and for sale by state?

Discussion in 'Questions & Suggestions' started by Flathead Youngin', Jan 18, 2020.

  1. Flathead Youngin'
    Joined: Jan 10, 2005
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    Flathead Youngin'
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    Is there a way to search users by state? What about listings in the classifieds?

    I think, waaaaaay back, there used to be a thread on locations. I'd just like to know vicinity so when I travel I can maybe meet up with a few or look for parts when I go to an area.
     
  2. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
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    Petejoe
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    from Zoar, Ohio

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    Petejoe
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    from Zoar, Ohio

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  4. corncobcoupe
    Joined: May 26, 2001
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    Easy.....

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    Hit the magnify glass in any classified section - cars, parts, wanted etc..

    That will bring up the drop down menu to fill in.
    The last box listed is by state.
    Fill in the state you are looking for.

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    This one is for member search.
    Hit it - drop down menu - has location box.
    Type in the state - will list every member by state (if) they filled their BIO with what state they are in.

    Easy....
     
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  5. Why is that optional ?
     
  6. corncobcoupe
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    Guys can put anything they want so no telling where really anyone is.
    Ryan designed it....That's the way it is.
     
  7. Thats fairly obvious. My question is an inquiry into why it was done that way. What is the rationale for that ?
     
  8. corncobcoupe
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    @Ryan
     
  9. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
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    Ryan
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    from Austin, TX
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    It's easy to force people to put something in that field, but impossible to force accuracy of the field... So, if people can fill the field with anything at all it doesn't make sense to make that field required.

    There's also a privacy concern with some folks and I want people to feel as comfortable as possible to register. With the facebooks, instagrams, etc... stealing, selling, and using people's private information in such nefarious ways, I think it's important to be seen and to follow the rules of common decency in that aspect.
     
  10. Thanks
    At least I know now
     
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  11. Flathead Youngin'
    Joined: Jan 10, 2005
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    Ah, I was trying to do it from the main page and didn't notice the other options when on a specific page, for example, the classifieds.

    A quick try for "Ohio" only yielded 37 and "Kentucky" only 1. So, maybe users aren't entering the state. Ok, I was just seeing if I could narrow it some so, say, my wife and daughter are a cheer competition and I could possibly slip away for a few hours to talk rods or buy something.

    Thanks!
     
  12. Flathead Youngin'
    Joined: Jan 10, 2005
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    Flathead Youngin'
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    hahaha ,well there's over 1000 users just in Columbus, Ohio......
     

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