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RE: Monks' Maps!

by turnstep (Parson)
on Oct 16, 2000 at 20:21 UTC ( #36941=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Monks' Maps!

Sounds interesting, but I think a simple text listing may be easier than a transparent gif-thingy. Of course, every monk already has a place to put voluntary location information, namely, the 6th piece of data that is presented on a user's home node

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RE: RE: Monks' Maps!
by AgentM (Curate) on Oct 16, 2000 at 20:24 UTC
    Right, but there is no real way to actually collect that data in a useful set. And i have to disagree with your text thing: I came up with the map idea to specifically preserve anonymity. I don't think a string would accomplish the same and you wouldn't be able to find monks in your region if someone answers "Pittsburgh", "Pennsylvania", or "Moon". The search would beceom impossible. with the map, you are able to see AT LEAST how many monks are in your area. (Therefore, i would suggest a nice political map.)
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      But if the monks are anonymous, how do you invite them over for a Quakefest?

        That was my "check in radius" idea. A dot on a map will not help me much to ascertain their identities. If i can msg (chatterbox) a bunch of monks in a certain radius, I can elecit a positive or negative response and plan accordingly. Only when they SHOW UP to the Quakefest, will i find out what they look like- but whoever said we have to use REAL names? (Do you think my name is AgentM? :-) )
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