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jacobsen1
04-12-2011, 12:56 PM
OK, share where you shoot (another one of my sites) doesn't seem to work well as a WP blog... It also doesn't get a lot of traffic... So I'm taking our locations section, renaming it "share where you shoot", giving it it's own theme/style, and then eventually I'll forward that domain to the specific section here (after I move all the old locations over). This will take a while, but check it out so far:

http://newschoolofphotography.com/share-where-you-shoot/

you should get a new theme once you click that link, it's set to NOT be user selectable (I can change that later if you guys want the option) and then it should change BACK once you leave that section.

Also, feel free to add new posts in that section, either with NEW locations, or new posts with locations you submitted on SWYS.com.

here's the old site:
http://sharewhereyoushoot.com/

thechickencow
04-12-2011, 01:03 PM
But where's the map - that was the best part of that site.

dmitchell
04-12-2011, 01:03 PM
Ben,

What do you think of sub forums in there? Maybe NE, E, SE, N-Mid, S-Mid, SW, W, NW? Otherwise the list will get really long and tough to find anything?

EDIT - Nevermind, I guess if you use the map it works fine.

jacobsen1
04-12-2011, 01:11 PM
But where's the map - that was the best part of that site.

stickied at the top of the section. ;)


Ben,

What do you think of sub forums in there? Maybe NE, E, SE, N-Mid, S-Mid, SW, W, NW? Otherwise the list will get really long and tough to find anything?

EDIT - Nevermind, I guess if you use the map it works fine.

even with the map that's not a bad idea Dave. Normally I don't break things up until it's NEEDED, but I'm thinking that's important enough I might start now... Thanks.

danm
04-12-2011, 01:17 PM
i would like to suggest you call S-Mid, "Texas and the land attached to Texas" :lol:

jacobsen1
04-12-2011, 01:22 PM
^ well, I could rename the whole section that now???? :lol: :pedro:

danm
04-12-2011, 01:25 PM
^ well, I could rename the whole section that now???? :lol: :pedro:

perfect!!

dmitchell
04-12-2011, 01:27 PM
Um Dan, just a SMALL reminder: :diaf: :lol:

http://www.tongass-seis.net/media/images/AK-USA.jpg

jacobsen1
04-12-2011, 01:29 PM
^ what, you're a blue state with a view of russia? ;p

danm
04-12-2011, 01:31 PM
Um Dan, just a SMALL reminder: :diaf: :lol:

http://www.tongass-seis.net/media/images/AK-USA.jpg

ok ok three sections, Alaska, Islands, and Texas and the land attached to Texas. :D better? it has nothing to do with size really...

dmitchell
04-12-2011, 01:38 PM
Oh, I can settle for Alaska being in the NW since I'm currently the only one here and most all of you are too damn cheap to come up here and add anything to the section.

Just don't call me attached to Texas! :furious: :lol:

smizar
04-12-2011, 01:48 PM
Oh, I can settle for Alaska being in the NW since I'm currently the only one here and most all of you are too damn cheap to come up here and add anything to the section.


I disagree ;)

dmitchell
04-12-2011, 01:51 PM
The "most" was specifically for you and Damon! :lol:

smizar
04-12-2011, 01:54 PM
The "most" was specifically for you and Damon! :lol:

:lol: Has Damon booked his flight yet?

Ben - I have a new bird photography location in MA. Will add that to the list with a couple of images.

dmitchell
04-12-2011, 02:31 PM
Not yet, There's no real rush given where he's coming from. There are 3-4 flights a day from Seattle. The other ??? we are kinda waiting on is the ferry schedule and it's not out until ~ July. What happened to your friend? haven't heard from her in awhile.

smizar
04-12-2011, 02:42 PM
Not yet, There's no real rush given where he's coming from. There are 3-4 flights a day from Seattle. The other ??? we are kinda waiting on is the ferry schedule and it's not out until ~ July. What happened to your friend? haven't heard from her in awhile.

I think she is still trying to make up her mind. Can you please PM me the hotel info that you had for my overnight stay in Seattle? Thanks!

MK19
04-12-2011, 09:17 PM
:lol: Has Damon booked his flight yet?

Should get to that before month's end- just need to solidify how the kiddo is gonna be taken care of while I am gone ;)

thechickencow
04-13-2011, 08:23 AM
Can you make it so the map is the header of that subforum?

jacobsen1
04-13-2011, 10:34 AM
very good idea Jay, I'll see what I can do. :)

jacobsen1
04-13-2011, 10:48 AM
damn Jay, thanks for the suggestion, that looks AWESOME!!! :eek:

thechickencow
04-13-2011, 11:01 AM
Officially badass now!

We've now got something that no other Forum has - let's populate the **** out of it and whore it out to other forums, this should drive some traffic!!

Thought of this one on my drive on the way in - don't know why i was thinking about it then, but I was.

Lonnie Utah
04-13-2011, 11:03 AM
Can you enable the forum so it has the ability to attach google earth KMZ files? That would rule.

jacobsen1
04-13-2011, 11:09 AM
We've now got something that no other Forum has - let's populate the **** out of it and whore it out to other forums, this should drive some traffic!!

exactly. As a site on it's own w/o a ton of entries, I can see how it wasn't working well. Now that it's here on an existing forum, if we all share our spots we should get the ball rolling, then between that and the rest of the forum this could be awesome? I mean it's a good resource for US anyway, but I'd love to see us get a ton of new spots.


Can you enable the forum so it has the ability to attach google earth KMZ files? That would rule.

can you link me to one from google? I can probably sort it out if you can...

Lonnie Utah
04-13-2011, 11:14 AM
can you link me to one from google? I can probably sort it out if you can...

Not sure what you mean? A KMZ file or a vBulletin board that links them?

Here are a ton of kmz files...
http://www.kmzlinks.com/

jacobsen1
04-13-2011, 11:17 AM
can you show a KMZ on a google map though?

I thought they were for google earth only?

jacobsen1
04-13-2011, 11:22 AM
yeah, OK, what we have now will do KMZs. You just put the URL of the actual KMZ file into a google map window, then grap the link like you would a normal map:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=http:%2F%2Fwww.kmzlinks.com%2Fredirect.asp%3Fid% 3D113%26file%3DHeartShapedIsland%252Ekmz&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=42.495706,93.076172&ie=UTF8&ll=34.781518,127.557299&spn=0.002701,0.005681&t=h&z=18

^ that's the first link from the page you posted Lonnie.

Lonnie Utah
04-13-2011, 11:24 AM
Edit: Nevermind. It looks like you have it figured out....

Now if only I could figure it out! :lol:

jacobsen1
04-13-2011, 03:50 PM
OK, dude, find an KMZ file that's hosted online somewhere.
Go to maps.google.com
paste the link to the file into the search bar on maps.google.com
it will then bring up the location you're after
then click the "link" option in the top right section
grab (copy) the top link
go to an advanced post window (click "go advanced") and paste it between the tags you get when you click this:http://newschoolofphotography.com/images/misc/map.png button.

OR.....

for the last two steps just paste the link they give you between tags.

jacobsen1
04-13-2011, 03:51 PM
OK, thinking of improvements. The google map "banner" at the top is really cool IMHO, but it'd be nice if it could remember your zoom level once you click a link? I'd also love it if I could center it on regions once we get regions setup. IE on the main SWYS index, it'd be the globe, but in "New England" it'd be zoomed in on that region? I'll have to see if I can sort out a conditional for it for each specific subforum....

thechickencow
04-13-2011, 04:42 PM
I agree with those.

Bonus points if it uses the IP of the person logged in to zoom to a certain zoom level around their area. If porn sites can find hot singles in my area it should be possible to do this.

jacobsen1
04-13-2011, 05:37 PM
yeah, no **** huh?

I do know for a fact that I can set a map to be regional specific, IE different ads for the "children" forums.....

jacobsen1
04-13-2011, 05:46 PM
go check out the NE section so far. It's got a zoomed to match map. :)

(yes there will be other sections, NE just has the most posts and is my home section so it's where I started)

thechickencow
04-14-2011, 08:37 AM
radicool.

jacobsen1
04-14-2011, 11:33 AM
now if only more people would add their locations.... :tapsfoot:

dmitchell
04-14-2011, 05:22 PM
Posted one but it's not on the big map. IGITFSTDT

jacobsen1
04-14-2011, 07:01 PM
I have to add it to the big map myself. I'll do it shortly. :)

tbert
04-14-2011, 09:35 PM
Some spammers keep posting maps...:mad: