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Hello, I was thinking the other day about this, and I thought... wouldn't it be cool if we could find out which members were in our area(local)? It would be useful to see people in your area for things like trading, buying, selling. Also it may be nice to meet up and show off tanks. Please give this idea thought and consideration. It would be cool if I could search for members in the area and see if they had any plants, livestock, tanks etc for sale or trade! Anyone else think this is a cool idea? Please respond. Thanks!:cool:
 

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GREAT idea!
 
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That's a cool idea .... but I could see where it might not work. There only way would be to base it off of the person location if they so choice to display it. Some do some don't and it can go in piracy issues too I would think.

Just a thought might be worth setting up a thread in the classified maybe making it a sticky where ppl can choice to post their location. Puts the liability off of TFK and on the person rather.
 

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That's a cool idea .... but I could see where it might not work. There only way would be to base it off of the person location if they so choice to display it. Some do some don't and it can go in piracy issues too I would think.

Just a thought might be worth setting up a thread in the classified maybe making it a sticky where ppl can choice to post their location. Puts the liability off of TFK and on the person rather.
I figured there might be some issues but there has got to ba a way! Let's do it!:lol:
 

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That's a cool idea .... but I could see where it might not work. There only way would be to base it off of the person location if they so choice to display it. Some do some don't and it can go in piracy issues too I would think.

Just a thought might be worth setting up a thread in the classified maybe making it a sticky where ppl can choice to post their location. Puts the liability off of TFK and on the person rather.
I was thinking something along these lines. This could work.
 

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Don't we already have an area to post local aquarium clubs and events? This seems like it could all fit neatly together? Bonus is sharing things like LFS reviews, rare fish/plant sightings, and finding a home for your spare floaters and snails!

Great idea! Thanks for posting!
 

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Don't we already have an area to post local aquarium clubs and events? This seems like it could all fit neatly together? Bonus is sharing things like LFS reviews, rare fish/plant sightings, and finding a home for your spare floaters and snails!

Great idea! Thanks for posting!
Jes I didn't even think about that section! LoL
That would seem to be a good place to start a thread .
 

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Three cheers for easy!

Would you guys want a separate sub-forum for each state? Or just happy to put your own state threads in the spot that's already there, and make one (hopefully long) thread?

*Just pondering, cuz' I don't know if there are any forum rules on this kind of thing, or how difficult it would be to do it that way. . . ^.^
 

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Have no idea how difficult this would be; however, could location be made a search criteria ? Some folks choose not to provide their location and perhaps they could post in the forum areas mentioned. I would encourage members to give at least a broad description of their location for the purpose mentioned by the OP. Naturally, any info that would allow a stranger to track you down should be hidden.
 

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We just have to remember we have 10 year olds on the Forum. So it would have to be an "opt in" type of idea. We can't be showing people where the kids are.
Having said that, I like the idea of being able to trade, share, donate or sell to adults in my area.
 

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Could also help with the country side of things outside of the U.S and Canada, I dont really have an idea who is in the UK for instance!
3 main sticky sections, U.S, Canada, Oversees would help, then can have sub sections for instance we have north south east west and midlands, that would be the only imformation we would need to know
 

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I like the 'thread for each state' idea.

Members could just post something along the lines of "Hey I live in 'so and so area' (optional) of 'so and so state'" and then perhaps what they're looking for/sometimes have for sale/donation.
I know there's the classified section but I know I personally only like to buy things that are either in-state or at the very least on the same side of the country as me. I get nervous buying things that have to be shipped a long distance.
 

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Let's get this done! Seems to be going over well...don't forget about me...I'll be accepting free plants for the sweet idea...wink..wink..
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I'm interested but a bit of feedback may help. A week or so ago, I put a Classified out seeking contacts in my area in No. Central Florida and received one response from a person 80+ miles away. I suspect your option will work best for those members in large population areas. Good Luck!
 

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This is a great idea! I agree that it would have to be an "opt in" option... Not everyone wants that info public. But it certainly has a lot of potential and advantages... I have a few people within driving distance that I have found through this forum and it has been beyond awesome for me... Lol.

A sub-forum for each state won't exactly help Canadians (or NZ or UK, etc).
 

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Just figured I try it out..I live in the eastern PA-central NJ area. Is there anybody in my area that would be willing to sell/trade plants or supplies?
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