New Geographic Location Info For Members - Please Update Your Profile

Discussion in 'BYC Website & Forum Feedback & Announcements' started by Nifty-Chicken, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    As some of you know we've been beta testing a new feature. One of the most frequently requested additions to BYC is the ability for members to enter and search by more specific geographic information.

    We'll be rolling out more and more tools based on this new feature, for example, the ability to search for people selling a specific item in your area!

    For now we're trying to get members to enter their geographic information (if they want). Here is how to update your geo info:

    1) Click the "Profile" link in the main blue menu bar at the top of the screen.

    2) Click on the link to the left that says "Personal"

    3) At the bottom of the page enter as much specific information as you want: Country, State, Region.

    For example, if I live in San Diego California I would select: United States, California, and the region would be "South" (because San Diego is in the southern portion of the state).

    NOTE: You can enter as much or little info as you want. If you only want to post your state, you can leave "Region" blank.

    NOTE 2: This geographic location is separate from the free form "Location" field. You can fill out both if you want.

    Right now you can view the results of the data by searching the userlist for members that live in a specific area here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/userlist.php

    Please
    update your profile information. If you have any questions or feedback / suggestions please post them here.

    Thanks!
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I am excited about this, as it has been difficult to find BYC'er near me. [​IMG]
     
  3. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    so is this info going to show up in the search results now when looking for your location?


    ooops edited to add that i just seen the search feature i totally skipped that some how , well thanks now it iwll be easier for me to find people who may have hatching eggs close ot me as my eggs are due to hatch in a couple days
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2009
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    FYI, we have members in Israel and The Netherlands too. [​IMG]

    Yes Bock Bock - I just used it and it brought up two others - of course this is new, but EGGCITING!!
     
  5. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    If we are missing countries, states, etc. please post them here and we'll add them (maybe not soon, but we will add them) [​IMG]
     
  6. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    I bet "Cowtown" doesn't show up in a search.... LOL LOL
     
  7. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    I added myself! [​IMG] Great idea!
     
  8. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    This is fantastic!! Thanks Nifty!
     
  9. Marion

    Marion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fantastic feature! I tried it a week or so ago without much luck, I guess it was because many of us had not put our location in completely! Sure works wonderfully now, thank you![​IMG]
     
  10. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX
    Just updated mine [​IMG]
     

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