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Nadir Elfarra
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Found a map like this in use by another organization and thought it might add value for the ASL community since many are on the web, but not on BGG (or CSW, or GS, etc.). It may be that if/when enough people put their marker on the map that you'll be (happily) surprised to find a local opponent.

Here's the link - let me know if you're able to follow it. The interface isn't exactly intuitive, so don't be discouraged if it takes you more than one try to get your marker on the map.

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&msa=0&msid=21016821987...

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Martí Cabré

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Seems a good idea to find opponents, but I would not mark my address in a public map.
Maybe your club or gaming store.
 
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Nadir Elfarra
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Martí - I, too, wouldn't suggest putting your home address out on the web as such - in my own case and the way most others handle it is to put the marker in your town center - that's close enough to find a local opponent who you can contact off-line and then give more detailed info.

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I found my gaming group this way. Who knew I had 2 gamers just a few minutes from my house.
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Martí Cabré

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Town center's fine.
 
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Keith Talbot
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Added my town, somehow 3 times...

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Nadir Elfarra
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Fixed that for you, Keith. Here's hoping you score some new local opponents soon!

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Keith Talbot
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Thank you. whistle
 
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Nadir_E wrote:
Found a map like this in use by another organization and thought it might add value for the ASL community since many are on the web, but not on BGG (or CSW, or GS, etc.).

This has been done at least once before, in 2005, using something called "Frapper" online maps. There was a lot of interest at first, with a lot of players adding themselves to the map. But interest quickly faded, and I don't know if anyone ever actually used it that much. Perhaps you'll have better luck.
 
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I chose a major intersection close to my neighborhood. But I didn't get my name listed, just a latitude / longitude. And I'm afraid to mess it up even worse. blush
 
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Martí Cabré

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lesulm1 wrote:
I chose a major intersection close to my neighborhood. But I didn't get my name listed, just a latitude / longitude. And I'm afraid to mess it up even worse. blush


You have to edit your pin and enter your name there. If you want to.
 
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Oh, neat. Seems like I live right next to you and the SoCal ASL club, Nadir. I'm going to have to check them out!
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dutts wrote:
Oh, neat. Seems like I live right next to you and the SoCal ASL club, Nadir. I'm going to have to check them out!


My god...Ignatz!



I'll have to add my name to the roster. No Florida players yet. Although I'm sure plenty of Tampa-bay-ers will show, I'm not near Tampa.

Neat idea for a thread
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marticabre wrote:
lesulm1 wrote:
I chose a major intersection close to my neighborhood. But I didn't get my name listed, just a latitude / longitude. And I'm afraid to mess it up even worse. blush


You have to edit your pin and enter your name there. If you want to.


Fixed it. As Nadir said, it is not very intuitive.
 
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Martí Cabré

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Nope, it isn't. You can also change the image of the pin and things like that.
 
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Mark Evans
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I couldn't figure out how to use that map.
 
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Keith Talbot
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Mark,
It's goofy, just log in to google with your accout and then add the asl google map to your "My places" then just search for your location and then click on the little icon on the map and select "save to map" just select the ASL map.

Nadir will then put your name.

Keith
 
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Took me a while to work it out but finally got a pin in the map...great idea BTW...
 
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Keith Talbot
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Mark,
I just looked I see your pin/location on the map now.

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Nadir, you should put some instructions into the description box. Like this:
"Click Edit, then choose the Pin icon on the top left of the map and put a it roughly where you live. For the pin subject put your name and for description you can put additional info, like email, homepage, BGG username or whatever."
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Ok I think I'm on there now.
 
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Quote:
Oh, neat. Seems like I live right next to you and the SoCal ASL club, Nadir. I'm going to have to check them out!


By all means, please do! The SoCal group is active from San Diego to Montclair to Burbank and many places in between. Look forward to seeing you at a club event.

Speaking of club events, I added a couple of the local game stores that have regular "ASL Days" - if you know of any that do the same thing, please put them on the map, too - another opportunity to meet face-to-face opponents!

-N
 
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Nadir Elfarra
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Hipsu wrote:
Nadir, you should put some instructions into the description box. Like this:
"Click Edit, then choose the Pin icon on the top left of the map and put a it roughly where you live. For the pin subject put your name and for description you can put additional info, like email, homepage, BGG username or whatever."


Will do, Mikka - one of the problems is people often edit that message mistakenly!

-N
 
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I added my own location as well as MMP Headquaters... Playtesting happens there every Tuesday night at about 6:00 pm. Contact Chas Argent to attend.

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Chas, I would be cool to live near by MMP...I would never be home...
 
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