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Postby Danno » Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:13 am

I was thinking that it would be cool to have a couple of "Hangout"-type forums, that were location specific. You could break it down into maybe time zones, or chunks of states, or regions however you like. It'd give people the opportunity to make more local connections. i know that people usually get hooked up somehow over time. I, for example, was lucky enough to find out about a local Preservation Society from a member (now their president) who is on this forum (Yes, that's you, Iowa4Square). I'd still be in the dark about that was it not for this forum!

Anyway, who's with me on this!?!?!?
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Postby Abuela » Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:45 am

I'm totally behind something to allow folks to connect by location or region, but I'm not sure that a location-specific forum would have a lot of activity beyond "hi, I'm from _______".

What we could start with is just a thread that asks everyone (everyone who is willing to share that info, anyway) to post their country, region within that country, state or province, and city or general part of the state/province. We could ask to have it made into a sticky in the hangout forum, and have the opening post in that thread give instructions on how to use the search feature to find folks who listed "mid atlantic" or "new england" or "british columbia" etc.

Just another idea to ponder...
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Postby Danno » Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:47 am

cool, we can use this map to mark where we are...

http://mapservices.org/myguestmap/map/oldhouseweb

just zoom into your town, or even down to your actual street address, if you so desire. then click on the map and Enter your OldHouseForum Name and a message. Maybe you want to enter your Forum name as the "name" and the message can be your actual first name.... whatever...
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Postby Abuela » Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:58 am

Oh, WAY cool!!!! I added my info.
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Postby shrimpdip » Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:36 pm

That's pretty spiffy!!

:)
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Postby donoinmass » Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:58 pm

pretty neat...added mine too!
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Postby BrooklynRowHouse » Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:37 pm

ditto
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Postby RaeSzafir » Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:41 pm

Me too! Thanks Danno
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Postby greystoneowner » Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:10 pm

Good idea Danno.
Especially for nosey types like me. :D
I added mine.
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Postby HB » Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:15 pm

Cool map. I love the Hybrid street/sattellite map view.

Abuela, hope your neighbor across the street invites you to use the pool today. It is HOT HOT HOT on the east coast today!~

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