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Where are you, flutherite?

Asked by playthebanjo (2937 points ) June 6th, 2008

I have created a google map that I was hoping would be editable by all, but I may not be doing it right, in which case I am hoping someone here can correct me. I was looking for a visual representation of where everyone lives. In my case, I added a spot at Athens, GA, USA and called that spot “playthebanjo”. I would love to see a visual distribution of those in the collective!

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playthebanjo's avatar

I think you might have to sign in to google to add yourself…the link is here

Harp's avatar

I’m not seeing how to add a “hot spot” (cool idea, btw)

playthebanjo's avatar

I am not sure I set it up right, but sign in to google then see if it did anything? I set it up in the preferences that anyone could edit the map….does anyone know how to make this work?

Harp's avatar

Yeah, I’m signed in….

playthebanjo's avatar

do you see a “collaborate” button on the left?

cheebdragon's avatar

at the dentist : (

Harp's avatar

Yep, but it just seems to show the options you selected.

playthebanjo's avatar

what does it show?

hope you have no cavities!

wildflower's avatar

@Harp
Zoom in on the map, then you’ll see the pin that you can click and drop on your location.

playthebanjo's avatar

If you can see sn edit button, when you click it the pin should show up too

playthebanjo's avatar

@wildflower: were you able to drop yourself into the map?

cheebdragon's avatar

I dropped a pin on Pomona ca

playthebanjo's avatar

were you able to save the map cheebdragon? all I see on mine is still my lonely pin.

wildflower's avatar

Yup, added.

playthebanjo's avatar

Cork, Ireland?

playthebanjo's avatar

Wildflower, what did you have to do to do it? sign in, zoom in, drop pin, save? or is there more?

wildflower's avatar

1. Sign in
2. Click ‘edit’ (next to collaborate)
3. Zoom in on your location
4. Drop a pin and fill in the description

I also added where I’m from, some of ye may never have spotted that speck on the map before ;)

playthebanjo's avatar

I see that…I added where I am from too…some of you would never have wanted to see that. LOL

cheebdragon's avatar

I’m on my iPhone, someone drop a pin in Pomona ca for me and save it please?!?

wildflower's avatar

Which part of CA is that? ( I wouldn’t know where to zoom)

Allie's avatar

I got it Cheeb.

PupnTaco's avatar

I live in Temecula, CA but at this moment I’m on the 101 in downtown LA.

Skyrail's avatar

I’ve added mine in the general area of where I supposedly live :)

playthebanjo's avatar

This is an awesome project! Thanks for participating!

playthebanjo's avatar

everybody gets cool lurve from me for adding on to the map!

Skyrail's avatar

Totally awesome ;) nice idea to.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Ive been wanting to do something like this for a long time, but didnt really know how and didnt feel like looking into it cause im lazy. Thanks for making it banjo. ^__^

Im feeling pretty lonely on the east coast. :(

playthebanjo's avatar

I am here with you uber

scamp's avatar

I’ll have to do this from home. I only see a blank map. I think this is a great idea!

wildflower's avatar

You feel lonely uberbatman? try zooming out a bit more…..

El_Cadejo's avatar

haha fair point, why do you have 2 locations?

scamp's avatar

You and I can be the Jersey blips uber!

wildflower's avatar

Gotta promote that little speck on the map I call ‘back home’ ;)

El_Cadejo's avatar

w00t go jersey lols

wildflower's avatar

Can I be in your Jersey gang since I’m going to see Bon Jovi tomorrow?

El_Cadejo's avatar

Ewww Bon Jovi. I try to pretend we arent from the same place ^__^

playthebanjo's avatar

You might be starting intercontinental warfare with those words, uberbatman

wildflower's avatar

Oi! uberbatman!!! They’re only my heros since I was 12 – how dare you?!?

and yes, playthebanjo, my mission is to mention them on every question today :P

playthebanjo's avatar

It’s okay wildflower…I know you are quivering with excitement.

scamp's avatar

wildflower , you can be in my gang anytime!!

cake7's avatar

ok i totally can’t figure this out. so if someone could be kind enough to save Abilene Tx?

wildflower's avatar

Done, cake7 :)

cake7's avatar

Love you, Wildflower.

wildflower's avatar

Oh stop! haha…...besides, any excuse to zoom in on TX :)

playthebanjo's avatar

funny…most people want to zoom OUT of Texas. (just kidding)

eambos's avatar

This has to be one of the best ideas I’ve seen recently. Great job Banjo!
I put a pin directly on my house =P

playthebanjo's avatar

I am trying to hit that 1,000 lurve. Glad it worked out! Thanks for participating!

playthebanjo's avatar

I know there is no way to keep questions from falling into obscurity on the main page…feel free to tell your flutherfriends about this link in case they missed it. : )

row4food's avatar

i’m on the map.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Ah haha my plan is now complete Eambos. I’ll see you later on tonight ;)

jlm11f's avatar

This is a really great idea. It’s really fascinating to see all the places flutherites communicate from!

cheebdragon's avatar

What if we have 2 houses?

playthebanjo's avatar

are they in the same city?

cheebdragon's avatar

nope, the other one is in murrieta CA

Allie's avatar

Pomona and Murrieta are only about 60 miles apart. I think that can count as one location.

playthebanjo's avatar

If you fluther from both locations maybe you should put them in?

osullivanbr's avatar

all added. I must say a very poor performance from the Irish collective.
What if there’s a revolution, us Irish will be wiped out. Oh the worry.

Fabulous Idea PTB. Great work.
**Hugs.**
manly ones obviously

wildflower's avatar

yea, where are the leprechauns and their rainbow escape routes when you need them??
manly my…..!! I saw the groping!

osullivanbr's avatar

Off flogging the HSC’s medical supplies again I think. Oh how it all makes sense now.

osullivanbr's avatar

@playthebanjo
I humbly and deeply apologize for the bottom of my very apologetic heart for the groping. It won’t happen again. I feel so bad I simply can’t express it in words. Thanks for putting me right wildflower, I’m gonna stand in the corner for an hour to think about what I did.
(sob sob)

wildflower's avatar

You’re just standing in the corner hoping playthebanjo will return the favor :P

osullivanbr's avatar

shhh, you’ll give the game away.

boffin's avatar

Pinned

playthebanjo's avatar

I am not sure I followed all that but I gave you lurve anyway. : )

playthebanjo's avatar

Thanks for everyone who added themselves to the map! As I feared, once the question falls off the page it pretty much fades into obscurity.

I think this could be a sticky thread if those existed on fluther.

Trustinglife's avatar

Yay – I’m on the map!
The collective has been tapped, my friends!

TaoSan's avatar

STICKY!

TaoSan is on!

sandystrachan's avatar

Sadly i cannot add myself to the map , i don’t see these options . i am signed into google

Harp's avatar

@sandystrachan I just tried to go to the map to see if I could help you out, but the old fluther map with all of the members’ locations tagged seems to have disappeared. That link just opens up an “untitled” map with no marked locations on it. It would be a shame if all of that work has vanished. Is everyone else seeing the same thing?

jlm11f's avatar

@Harp Yep, map is gone it seems.

arnbev959's avatar

Aww boo. The map is gone and I am sad.

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