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Has anyone else noticed this......

Post by JDDJR » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:57 pm

Toward the bottom of the board, the part that tells you who is logged in, what OS they are using and their Country of origin....Well, hover your mouse over that flag and it will say the closed city, click on that flag and Google Maps will open.....I clicked on my flag and it was within 10 miles....sorta close.....
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Post by chucky » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:02 pm

JDDJR wrote:
Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:57 pm
Toward the bottom of the board, the part that tells you who is logged in, what OS they are using and their Country of origin....Well, hover your mouse over that flag and it will say the closed city, click on that flag and Google Maps will open.....I clicked on my flag and it was within 10 miles....sorta close.....
Yup big brother is watching, though if I use the library computer it says I am in Kansas.
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Post by Bigbaddoe » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:47 pm

I have noticed that some people claim to be from TX but...............
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Post by JDDJR » Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:30 am

I think G M opens-up to the closest repeater (tower) their device is using....
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Post by martin » Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:32 am

it's ip based (geoip) so it can be spot on or can be 100 miles away in some cases (not many) it can also give the wrong country but its very rare.

I'm in TX too Image
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Post by Pete » Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:08 am

Last time I looked at my desktop it missed my house by 35-40 miles.

Im looking at my Android location now and I assure you Im not at that house lol
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Post by evilconempire » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:39 pm

Seemed everyone was from where they claimed to be from. One oddity was that DDB and Z were both listed the same exact place outside of Witchita, Kansas.
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Post by JDDJR » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:54 pm

I counted 5 posters with that same location......that location is very close to center of the nation.....when you mask your IP address thats where they send you...I believe the place is called Cheney Reservoir....I could be wrong....
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Post by Pete » Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:54 pm

Had to kill that feature. Most of the time the locations are off by quite a bit, but a few of them might have been too close for comfort
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Post by JDDJR » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:00 pm

Pete wrote:
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:54 pm
Had to kill that feature. Most of the time the locations are off by quite a bit, but a few of them might have been too close for comfort

:rofl:

It was fun while it lasted......

I figured you had to many complaints....
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