Local page on the site?

15 Nov 2007 - 3:40pm
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Dave Malouf
2005

Anyone take a look at what Jeff did on the new live site (FKA Gamma)?
We have this google mashup where anyone who registered their location
info gets mapped.
No names are there for privacy reasons, but it is a bit fun to see
where people are.

http://www.ixda.org/local.php

My favorites are the one-offs:
1 in Iceland
1 in Bermuda (Please invite me to come!)
1 in Iran

etc. etc.

It is also interesting to see where we so far are all bunched
together. The obvious places like Silicon Valley, but for those of us
familiar with the Bay Area zooming in and getting more specific is
also interesting.

Anyway, I just wanted to point it out!

-- dave

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15 Nov 2007 - 4:09pm
Steven Pautz
2006

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> http://ixda.org/local.php
>

Neat. I like it. =)

Is it feasible/easy/ethical to reveal the number of IxDAers in a particular
area? Or to add a "send email to people near me without revealing their
addresses" function?

~Steven Pautz
Greenville, SC (for now)

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15 Nov 2007 - 4:14pm
Jeff Howard
2004

If you don't see your city on the map, you can make it show up by
entering your location on your profile page. I update the map with
new locations about once a week.

Also, if anyone has expertise with Google Maps, and would like to
help optimize/extend our map send an e-mail to volunteer at ixda.org.
Right now you can kind of tell relative numbers by looking at how dark
the shadow is for a particular city (the markers just stack up on top
of one another). Of course that also makes the map load much more
slowly, hence the need for some technical help...

// jeff

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15 Nov 2007 - 8:49pm
.pauric
2006

Somewhat related, I started collecting Design Schools off the list and
putting them on a map. I never got around to finishing this off...

http://platial.com/ixdamaps/map/56336#Interaction_Design_Schools

I'll add to it the next time the discussion comes up.

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15 Nov 2007 - 9:00pm
.pauric
2006

Jeff, that bug never got sorted. How do I post a long link from
inside gamma. I cant use brackets and dont want to use tinyurl...

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15 Nov 2007 - 11:33pm
Dave Malouf
2005

ok, i'm curious to no end ...
What is wrong w/ tinyurl?

BTW, there is a firefox extension that makes creating a tinyurl as
easy (if not easier) than cut and paste. Right click anywhere on the
page your looking at and say, make tinyurl ... it immediately gets
added to the clipboard ready to be pasted.

Can't twitter w/o it. ;)

-- dave

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16 Nov 2007 - 7:15am
.pauric
2006

Dont get me wrong David, I use tinyurl -all- the time:

http://tinyurl.com/2pb7f8

However, in the context of a public forum I would think the majority
of tech-savvy users would like to know where a link is going to take
them - better safe than sorry.

Personally I'm very unlikely to follow a tinyurl unless I trust the
source/poster.

And I wouldnt trust me if you paid me.

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16 Nov 2007 - 7:30am
SemanticWill
2007

That is my problem with tinyurl as well - its very Alice In Wonderland
"Eat Me, Drink Me" in that you have no idea where the rabbit hole
might take you.

will evans
user experience architect
wkevans4 at gmail.com
617.281.1281

On Nov 16, 2007, at 4:15 AM, pauric <radiorental at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dont get me wrong David, I use tinyurl -all- the time:
> http://tinyurl.com/2pb7f8.
>
> However, in the context of a public forum I would think the majority
> of tech-savvy users would like to know where a link is going to take
> them - better safe than sorry.
>
> Personally I'm very unlikely to follow a tinyurl unless I trust the
> source/poster.
>
> And I wouldnt trust me if you paid me.
>
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16 Nov 2007 - 7:41am
darlenepike
2007

Interesting ... someone thinks Brooklyn is at West 45th Street in Manhattan

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16 Nov 2007 - 8:36am
Dave Malouf
2005

[feature request: spawning tangent threads; change subject line.]

hmm? My theory is that if you are posting a link to the list that you
should have an explanation of what it is and why you are posting it
anyway.

In a related aside: We have HTML turned off on the email version of
the list, so any sort of embedding wouldn't come through to the
email subscribers. we do this for security reasons. So TinyURLs seem
to be the best option with good descriptions.

Also, in 4 years of this list nothing I can think of was ever posted
that was egregious in any way, so while I appreciate the concern I
think something about community context is also relevant here. Added
note: first time posters are moderated--meaning their posts go to the
listmom, AKA Josh, before going to the list. But in my 4 year tenor
again, nothing bad was ever attempted. Not a single lick of spam or
other badness.

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16 Nov 2007 - 8:46am
SemanticWill
2007

We have been very lucky indeed!

will evans
user experience architect
wkevans4 at gmail.com
617.281.1281

On Nov 16, 2007, at 5:36 AM, David Malouf <dave at ixda.org> wrote:

> [feature request: spawning tangent threads; change subject line.]
>
> hmm? My theory is that if you are posting a link to the list that you
> should have an explanation of what it is and why you are posting it
> anyway.
>
> In a related aside: We have HTML turned off on the email version of
> the list, so any sort of embedding wouldn't come through to the
> email subscribers. we do this for security reasons. So TinyURLs seem
> to be the best option with good descriptions.
>
> Also, in 4 years of this list nothing I can think of was ever posted
> that was egregious in any way, so while I appreciate the concern I
> think something about community context is also relevant here. Added
> note: first time posters are moderated--meaning their posts go to the
> listmom, AKA Josh, before going to the list. But in my 4 year tenor
> again, nothing bad was ever attempted. Not a single lick of spam or
> other badness.
>
>
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>
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16 Nov 2007 - 11:37am
Dave Malouf
2005

I don't think it is luck. I think it is a testament to the community
and to the system we set up.

Ok, a little bit of luck.

On the other hand our blog for the resource library closes primarily
b/c it was spammed to death.

-- dave

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16 Nov 2007 - 11:38am
Chris Williams
2007

> That is my problem with tinyurl as well - its very Alice In Wonderland
> "Eat Me, Drink Me" in that you have no idea where the rabbit hole
> might take you.

I have this same problem with YouTube. Google "RickRolled" for a good
example of why I hesitate to click any YouTube link at work or home. At
least they seem to slightly prevent immediate access to
pornographic/mature stuff.

--chris

16 Nov 2007 - 10:54pm
Josh Seiden
2003

I think that TinyURLs expire too--which makes them less useful for
posts of an archival nature.

JS

17 Nov 2007 - 9:06am
Jack L. Moffett
2005

From TinyURL's website:

> ...we will create a tiny URL that will not break in email postings
> and never expires.

- http://tinyurl.com/

On Nov 16, 2007, at 10:54 PM, Joshua Seiden wrote:

> I think that TinyURLs expire too--which makes them less useful for
> posts of an archival nature.

Jack L. Moffett
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It is, in effect, conditioned
to prefer bad design, because
that is what it lives with.
The new becomes threatening,
the old reassuring.

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18 Nov 2007 - 2:01pm
Chris Williams
2007

I just discovered a feature with TinyURL that eliminates _some_ of my
paranoia with following their links blindly. I apologize if this is
common knowledge and I'm just slow. Apparently, you can prepend the
word preview to see where the link actually points. To preview
pauric's link from earlier, we can visit
http://preview.tinyurl.com/2pb7f8

In addition, you can then apparently set that preference as a cookie
for all TinyURL links.

--chris

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18 Nov 2007 - 6:04pm
.pauric
2006

Taking a step back for a moment..
David: "Also, in 4 years of this list nothing I can think of was
ever posted that was egregious in any way, so while I appreciate the
concern I think something about community context is also relevant
here."

Is that not the equivalent of saying 'I've never had a problem
using my application, so users need to understand how it really
works'

I dont think there's an easy solution to this, some people
inherently do not trust masked links (tinyurl). I appreciate the
concerns over embedding html and not everyone knows that wrapping
around long links in your email stops them getting broken. But if
that functionality is available outside gamma I'm not sure why I
cant do the same inside.

//rant -off

thanks -p

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