I'd like to see where a user is from

Discussion in 'Photo.net Site Help' started by TriggerHappy, Dec 28, 2017.

  1. I often try to find out where a poster is from, what area he or she lives in. I like context with the photos I'm looking at. I know location does not always provide that. But still, it would be nice to know.

    Please consider to add this if possible.
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  2. Vincent Peri

    Vincent Peri Metairie, LA

    I second that!
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  3. Tony Parsons

    Tony Parsons Norfolk and Good

    Perhaps posters could be persuaded to provide location details with images that might benefit from it - I try to do this myself, in the hopes that other people would be interested to know where the photo was taken. Sometimes this is more relevant than the equipment used, interesting though this can be.
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  4. Dustin McAmera

    Dustin McAmera Yorkshire, mostly on film.

    You can fill in your home location in your personal details page (photo.net/discuss/account/personal-details), and I just have done. I only include the location of where I took a picture if it strikes me as important at the time. Most of my posts here are in 'no words' threads, so text is limited, and I usually keep it to camera, film and developer.
    None of my pictures are uploaded at photo.net - I keep them at Flickr, where there's usually more detail and context, if anyone's interested enough to click through.
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  5. Ah, now I see it.

    Funny thing though; I can't get to that page from my account page. So how did you navigate to it?
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2017
  6. kendunton

    kendunton Edinburgh

    At the top of the page you can see your avatar, directly under that is your name.
    Hover your mouse over your name and a drop down menu appears. At the top on the left hand side is 'personal details'.
    Click on this :)
  7. Phil Greenspun, remember him?, long ago suggested we attach a location to our name or avatar. I did until it was scrubbed by the latest version of PN. I put it down to a desire for more privacy or secrecy or sensitivity to having personal stuff attached on line. Could be wrong. I am still in Honolulu and glad of it. It puts me in a far time zone from New York and that is useful to know I guess.
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  8. Ken pointed out the menu for "personal details". Once you are there, click on "Custom Title". Users can add a location in that field if they want to, and it would appear under their avatar and name in forum posts.
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  9. Norman 202

    Norman 202 i am the light

    not everyone has access to their “personal details” although i am sure most people do.
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  10. paul ron

    paul ron NYC

    ive been asking this since the upgrades. it is useful because sometimes language gets in the way of a point. understanding their location tells me to be a bit more patient.

    in the classifides its important for figuring postage.

    if a fellow photographer is having a problem, perhaps if they were local, we could meet.

    but to play clickity click, is just frustrating and distracting.

    wow personal details, custom title did the trick!
    thanks, now spread the word?
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2017
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  11. Nopes. I don't have this option there. I have: recent activity, my account, my portfolio, my favorites, my account.
  12. kendunton

    kendunton Edinburgh

    At the top of this page?
  13. At the top of this page, it is exactly that, minus recent activity. I don't have that option. I can't find it when I'm in my account page menu either. I can make a screen dump later but I'm currently recording a live broadcast so it will have to wait.
  14. kendunton

    kendunton Edinburgh

    Screenshot-2017-12-29 I'd like to see where a user is from.png This is what my view of this page looks like. If I hover my pointer over my name I get the drop down menu I mentioned above.
  15. Norman 202

    Norman 202 i am the light

    ken, as i said earlier, not everyone has access to their “personal details “. the permissions aren’t consistent for all members

    here are my options-

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  16. Norman 202

    Norman 202 i am the light

    note the “Personal Details” option that should be above Signature is missing.
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  17. kendunton

    kendunton Edinburgh

    Is it something to do with what you are viewing on? PC, Mac, Ipad, phone...
  18. I've now looked at two different computers, my phone and my tablet. I don't have that option anywhere. However, my platforms are all Windows/Chrome/Android.
  19. Norman 202

    Norman 202 i am the light

    I’m certain it is a permissions issue. I’ve never had access to Personal Details apart from a small window when i was granted admin user status (i could edit and delete other users’ comments). during that time i was able to add the Norman T Naffington byline and delete the default avatar but once those elevated permissions were revoked i’ve not been able to edit Personal Details nor change my avatar.

    although my avatar and screen name is different on my profile page-

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  20. kendunton

    kendunton Edinburgh

    I'm at a loss then :)
    I am logged in as administrator on my laptop. Norman may have a point.
    (standard I3 laptop, Windows 7, Firefox)

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