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#6190
Suggestion for buddy finder feature
OUBobcat - 12/20/2011 3:37 PM
Category: General
Replies: 12

Is there anyway like an automatic email or message could be sent out to you if a person joins within a specific radius of you. I’m not sure if this is possible or what kind of logistical nightmare this would create but it would be a great feature to help divers interact with each other more regularly.
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Greg - 12/20/2011 4:14 PM
I can code anything. Just whether I want to is another question :)

I like the idea. I suppose we could offer an option in Edit Account that lets you toggle whether you want to receive these notifications. Then whenever a member joins, and they have a map location, I can query everyone else that has a map location...and send a notice if you live within 100 miles of each other.
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OUBobcat - 12/20/2011 5:19 PM
Ya I was thinking along the same lines of an option of whether you want to be notified or not.
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Greg - 12/20/2011 8:02 PM
I just finished this feature. Thanks for the suggestions. Now, you can go to Edit Profile > Edit Account and check the box that will notify when a new member joins that is within 100mi of your location. I just tested it and it worked great.
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OUBobcat - 12/20/2011 8:11 PM
Awesome. Thanks a lot!
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DaveT - 12/20/2011 9:23 PM
Nice feature..Adam, just call, I am always up for a dive! ;)
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Rich-D-Fish - 12/20/2011 11:15 PM
Great idea. I just updated my profile to allow these notifications. Can’t wait to see how it works :-)
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RAWalker - 12/20/2011 11:47 PM
With the prior search engines output I used to be able to search the state and sort by date.

I see that sorting the output isn’t available in this version.

I think being able to sort the output fields makes the search engine much more useable.
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Greg - 12/21/2011 6:09 AM
From Rich-D-Fish: Great idea. I just updated my profile to allow these notifications. Can’t wait to see how it works :-)...
Rich-d-fish, I’m going to add a test profile near your location in a few minutes, let me know if you get the email notification.
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Dutch - 12/21/2011 5:51 PM
Should help me if anyone in the neighborhood joins. There aren’t many of us here. Would it be possible to have a 500 km distance option?
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Greg - 12/21/2011 7:40 PM
From Dutch: Should help me if anyone in the neighborhood joins. There aren’t many of us here. Would it be possible to have a 500 km distance option?...
I’m gonna stick with 100mi/160km for now.
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Dutch - 12/22/2011 5:06 AM
OK but right now, I got NOBODY...wah.
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Dutch - 12/23/2011 5:08 AM
That said, I just got a response back from Tony who is only about an hour from here.