FFF.NET 2.0

My concern over the accuracy of the Browncoats Map.

POSTED BY: HAKEN
UPDATED: Thursday, April 5, 2012 16:00
SHORT URL: http://bit.ly/vspM9X
VIEWED: 1720
PAGE 1 of 1

Friday, December 2, 2011 10:47 AM

HAKEN

Likes to mess with stuffs.


Hi,

I'm a bit concerned about the accuracy of the Browncoats Map. I don't want it to be accurate, but some of those markers seem accurate. For those of you who are on the map, can you take a look? If they hit too close to home, I'm going to remove the user names.

http://beta.fireflyfans.net/browncoatsmap.aspx

Haken

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Friday, December 2, 2011 11:22 AM

STILLFLYIN2


I'm apparently the only one in my town, so it doesn't drive down to my street level.

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Friday, December 2, 2011 11:28 AM

TWO

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly


Quote:

Originally posted by HAKEN:
For those of you who are on the map, can you take a look? If they hit too close to home, I'm going to remove the user names.

I wish I was living close to where the map shows me: between Top Dollar Pawn, W Grill, and down the street from Honky Tonk.

The Joss Whedon script for "Serenity," where Wash lives, is
Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/two

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Friday, December 2, 2011 1:11 PM

JOURNEY


Quote:

Originally posted by HAKEN:
Hi,

I'm a bit concerned about the accuracy of the Browncoats Map. I don't want it to be accurate, but some of those markers seem accurate. For those of you who are on the map, can you take a look? If they hit too close to home, I'm going to remove the user names.

http://beta.fireflyfans.net/browncoatsmap.aspx

Haken



The map just points at my town. The place it is saying I actually am at is just a middle point in Bako. That is fine by me.

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Friday, December 2, 2011 1:28 PM

WISHIMAY

"Well, so long Earth...Thanks for the air... and what-not" -Philip J. Fry


I didn't even know I'm routed outta Fort Wayne, but then, I wouldn't I'm more towards the toes of the boot, but whatev...

I'm curious how you compiled the list, is this just people who've been here recently, or people who come here frequently? I didn't see a couple people...

What made you think ta put it together?


NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Friday, December 2, 2011 9:33 PM

HAKEN

Likes to mess with stuffs.


Quote:

Originally posted by Wishimay:
I'm curious how you compiled the list, is this just people who've been here recently, or people who come here frequently? I didn't see a couple people...

What made you think ta put it together?



IP logging was added a few years back when the site was hacked. It's mainly used to detect and block people and bots that attack the site. As an example, the entire country of China is blocked (see the irony?), but they send out so much crap that it's just easier to block them out.

The map currently only include those who are most active on the site and is done primarily for performances purposes. The more markers there are, the longer it'll take the map to load. I'll eventually add more markers though.

As for why, it's because I had a similar map for the classic FFF.NET site, but the Google MAP API back then wasn't as good as the current version.



http://about.me/haken

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Saturday, December 3, 2011 5:06 AM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


It's discouraging that I'm the only one in Waco, Texas, or at least the only one listed. And only one in Austin? That has to be a mistake. I've only met a handful of people locally who are even aware of Firefly, but obviously most aren't fanatics or internet junkies like us.

ETA: You have me placed at the corner of 12th St. and Austin Avenue, which is approximately a mile southeast of my actual location. Perhaps that is the geographical center of Waco.


Second Edit: Hey, Haken. Why isn't there a marker for you?




wo men ren ran zai fei xing.

NOTIFY: N   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Saturday, December 3, 2011 3:23 PM

WISHIMAY

"Well, so long Earth...Thanks for the air... and what-not" -Philip J. Fry


Quote:

Originally posted by HAKEN:

the entire country of China is blocked (see the irony?), but they send out so much crap that it's just easier to block them out.





Really, China? I wouldv'e thought Nigeria or one of those nice scam-loving countries... And yes, completely ironic.

Something tells me you NOT listing yourself is a good move...


NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Saturday, December 3, 2011 4:10 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


We all know where Haken lives, he's mentioned it enough times.



NOTIFY: N   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Saturday, December 3, 2011 5:40 PM

WISHIMAY

"Well, so long Earth...Thanks for the air... and what-not" -Philip J. Fry


Ya, but if you didn't know and wanted to get all stalker-y it would at least take you an extra hour to find a thread containing said location.

I would think anybody randomly visiting here would be more worried about us stalking THEM.
We're not gonna stalk Haken... NO STAlKING THE GOD OF THE INTERWEBS, PEOPLE! Don't make me go all 1994 and break out a can of "whoop-ass"....





Yer welcome Haken, hon!

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Thursday, April 5, 2012 11:45 AM

NUTLUCK


Just clicked the map to see if anyone was near me and the site is down or broken. I get a error message.

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Thursday, April 5, 2012 12:15 PM

HAKEN

Likes to mess with stuffs.


Quote:

Originally posted by Nutluck:
Just clicked the map to see if anyone was near me and the site is down or broken. I get a error message.



I just clicked on it and it worked for me. What errors are you getting? It does require that you allow Google Map to function on your computer.



http://about.me/haken

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Thursday, April 5, 2012 12:37 PM

DAVESHAYNE


Links with the beta prefix are broken now.

David

'Begone, sugar-free candy antichrist!' - Nathan Rabin.

'Geeks can't admit that anything worthwhile was invented before 1981. Soon, "making cocoa" will be called "milk hacking."' - Lore Sjoberg

http://xkcd.com/386/

"Don't worry. Captain Hammer will save us." - Penny.

I has myspace - http://www.myspace.com/daveshayneforpresident

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Thursday, April 5, 2012 3:07 PM

NUTLUCK


Quote:

Originally posted by HAKEN:
Quote:

Originally posted by Nutluck:
Just clicked the map to see if anyone was near me and the site is down or broken. I get a error message.



I just clicked on it and it worked for me. What errors are you getting? It does require that you allow Google Map to function on your computer.



http://about.me/haken



Weird I just tried it again and now it works just fine. Maybe there was some snaffu at google map when I tried.

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Thursday, April 5, 2012 4:00 PM

ANTHONYT

Freedom is Important because People are Important


Hello,

I see no issue with the map. I am unclear on how I can add myself to the map, though. Is it an automatic process when I log in enough times? Do I need to register somewhere?

--Anthony

ETA: I found myself! I was several miles from my actual location, so no worries.



_______________________________________________
Note to self: Mr. Raptor believes that women who want to control their reproductive processes are sluts.
Reference thread: http://fireflyfans.net/mthread.asp?b=18&t=51196
Never forget what this man is. If you respond to this man again, you are being foolish.

“The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.”
--Thomas S. Szasz

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

YOUR OPTIONS

NEW POSTS TODAY

USERPOST DATE

OTHER TOPICS

DISCUSSIONS
FFF.NET has moved to a Chicago Cloud.
Wed, September 4, 2013 12:25 - 19 posts
Website update rolled out. Please report problems here.
Fri, August 30, 2013 18:14 - 16 posts
Hey Haken!
Sat, July 27, 2013 09:01 - 7 posts
issue accessing web page.
Mon, April 22, 2013 23:06 - 8 posts
Blue Sun Room Searches
Sun, September 30, 2012 06:04 - 3 posts
I could use a little help
Sat, September 1, 2012 04:14 - 4 posts
The warm tones of FFF.NET 2.0
Tue, July 31, 2012 03:12 - 63 posts
Can't post events on calendar
Fri, June 29, 2012 05:22 - 1 posts
Why can't I send PMs?
Wed, June 20, 2012 16:45 - 6 posts
Possible interruptions in the Blue Sun Room.
Wed, May 23, 2012 05:12 - 6 posts
The unicode test page.
Thu, May 17, 2012 06:43 - 3 posts
Email notices when other users reply - not getting
Fri, May 11, 2012 06:06 - 5 posts

FFF.NET SOCIAL

OUR SPONSORS