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i don't get it .. members can STILL share wateva they want about themselves, specifics of where they live/are/etc.
perhaps u r jus forced2socialize w/that person2find-out rather than it b automatically posted is all
unless ofcourse he/she CHOOSES2post that info as i hv done on my homepage .. problem solved!
The member map was about my favourite feature on the site. It was interesting to see the distribution of players world wide and even more interesting to see the whereabouts of the people that I was playing. If addresses were being handed out, I could understand objections, but who is going to worry about people knowing what part of the globe they are on? The information is still available anyway, just not so conveniently. Please bring the feature back. Without it I don't think it's worth being a diamond member.
Thank You, Ian. I do very much agree.
@Ithrelkeld: Your opinion is definitely understandable, but I disagree. What about Chess Mentor and the vast majority of the videos? In my opinion, those features are easily worth a Diamond membership, and I have greatly missed them since I downgraded to Platinum this year. For me, the member map was insignificant. Still, my views are surely not the be-all-end-all, and I respect your opinion.
what aboutivint the the Old Lady's and young Juveniles, that dont know to remove information. and when you Zero in, you see the street they live on.?
it showed me on the globe , not even 500 yards from my house, and i dont remember giving them the permision to do it. you can white page them and know about where they are allredy...
But to be honest, i liked that feature also. but people don't know that every body knows about that locater...
I know that if you use google maps satellite view, you can zoom in and almost read someone's license plate on their car in their driveway...
all you need is their street address, and it is readily available from many online sites for a small fee. It is more accurate than this site's IP locator.
I think this factor along with the education each new member should receive when they sign up, to make them aware of these things, should be more than enough to both protect the members and absolve Chess.com of any responsibility for what may ever happen as a result of the content of this site.
If this doesn't seem reasonable, make everyone electronically sign a waiver absolving Chess.com when they sign up. We should be able to enjoy the best the electronic and internet age has to offer. If we let the what if's of every bad hypothetical thing that could happen rule us, we might as well all go end it for ourselves. Life is too short to get too caught up in foolish worries.
I like using google maps sattelite to find good river spots.
i have not seen them give features Back once there gone.
Somebody can start a Custom Browser and find the Information Yourselves and Start A Group to Put It In...just a thought...i hear ya, and i feel ya...
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I am against, although if you don't want to be searched, you should just leave out your home town, same as for facebook, etc
I was sorry to see the member map vanish. I know it did not show the precise location of a member. My location on the map was about 30 miles east of my actual position, not even in the same town. And my nephew lives in Michigan but the map showed him in Kansas.
I used it merely to see if a person claiming to be from country X really was a resident. One opponent claimed to be in The Vatican, but was really in Germany. No way I could have used a map pin to actually find him.
You might as well get rid of the map altogether; it now has no useful features.
Hadn't thought of the point raised by LisaV.
Regrettably however it is all to easy to obtain someone's IP & use the same google-location tools outside of chess.com.
Removing the map solves nothing therefore for those primarily concerned with privacy/security.
A similar map with less-detail (closest main-City perhaps?) would still be a useful-feature.
Pretty much an echo of my sentiments...I can almost tell you make and model of the car in your driveway with google satellite view. All I need is a name and home town and state, I can figure out your address if I really want to find you, I don't need chess.com's map. We all need to be responsible for ourselves, Chess.com can't babysit all of their users.
A real shame losing this - I used to recruit for my local over the board club using it!
Sigh. Yes, another reason for deleting the post in the first place. I didn't want to give the fringe reading this thread any further ideas, so I left myself out of it.
Now the details are gone, yes it happened to me.
I Beleive that that could have happened to you, and i know of other lady's here , that are afraid of it happening to them..
Kids still go to school though it be unsafe,
I Vote not to get it back, but there are no poles to vote in on this manner.
they should have a button to click on, giving them permission, and so by clicking on the Button, they know that people will know there general Location..
Agree LisaV's concerns should be addressed.
An alteration in privacy/settings or detail-provided is required before new-version of map could be restored.
All those favouring the map did so because it was excellent for recruiting (& keeping tabs on cheats!) but if it was also causing some members unease or unhappiness then more important that gets fixed first.
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