Author Topic: Identify Country of Origin, More Festool International?  (Read 35032 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline RonMiller

  • Posts: 318
Re: Identify Country of Origin, More Festool International?
« Reply #30 on: March 18, 2010, 08:53 PM »
Ditto, too many posts responses start off with "if you'd tell us where you're at we could help you more"...
Ron

Offline Frank Pellow

  • Posts: 2748
  • Toronto, Ontario and Lake Pivabiska, Ontario
Re: Identify Country of Origin, More Festool International?
« Reply #31 on: March 18, 2010, 09:46 PM »
I too would love to see this happen.
Me three.
Cheers,   
               Frank (Festool connoisseur)

Offline Festool USA

  • Festool USA Employee
    FOG Administrator
  • *
  • Posts: 8359
    • Festool USA
Re: Identify Country of Origin, More Festool International?
« Reply #32 on: March 18, 2010, 10:15 PM »
Thanks for the feedback.  I would agree that this would be helpful to members in answering questions.  I had placed a provision in the forum guidelines that basically states that we reserve the right to populate a member's country of origin in their profile.

This can be done using geolocation - translating an IP address to a country location.  There was a discussion about this when it was proposed and the consensus was that members didn't think it was a privacy issue if only the country was populated.

Requiring the location field during registration is also possible.  It's just a matter of me taking the time to dig through the forum's code and finding where and how these changes need to be done.

I'll see what I can do and follow up with a post once I get something in place.

Offline Corwin

  • Posts: 2539
Re: Identify Country of Origin, More Festool International?
« Reply #33 on: March 18, 2010, 10:21 PM »
Sweet!  Now that certainly didn't take long once I bumped this topic.  Thanks!
Looks like your rabbit joint is a hare off! ;)

Offline Dan Clark

  • Posts: 545
    • talkFestool
Re: Identify Country of Origin, More Festool International?
« Reply #34 on: March 18, 2010, 11:31 PM »
Just updated mine.   Anyone here from the US?   [smile]

Dan.

Offline Corwin

  • Posts: 2539
Re: Identify Country of Origin, More Festool International?
« Reply #35 on: March 19, 2010, 12:08 AM »
Just updated mine.   Anyone here from the US?   [smile]

Dan.

No, you must be the only one...                [bite tongue]
Looks like your rabbit joint is a hare off! ;)

Offline harry_

  • Posts: 1166
Re: Identify Country of Origin, More Festool International?
« Reply #36 on: March 19, 2010, 12:12 AM »
 [2cents]

For those in the states,... I think showing the state would be appropriate as well.



Just sayin
Disclaimer: This post is for educational and entertainment purposes only. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead is purely coincidental. Void where prohibited. Some assembly required. Batteries not included. Contents may settle during shipment. Use only as directed. No other warranty expressed or implied. This is not an offer to sell securities. May be too intense for some viewers. No user-serviceable parts inside. Subject to change without notice. One size fits all (very poorly).

Offline justinmcf

  • Posts: 712
  • Queensland Builder
Re: Identify Country of Origin, More Festool International?
« Reply #37 on: March 19, 2010, 12:40 AM »
hi shane, would it be possible for people in the u.s.a to show that they are from the u.s.a?

i have noticed that u.s. members show which state they are from.

i dont understand all the abbreviations for the different states. nor do i need to know which state they are from.

i would just like to know which country people are from.

it would make it easier for us infidels from overseas!

regards, justin.
« Last Edit: March 19, 2010, 02:32 AM by justinmcf »

Offline Corwin

  • Posts: 2539
Re: Identify Country of Origin, More Festool International?
« Reply #38 on: March 19, 2010, 01:16 AM »
I don't see any need to require one identify the state or provence.  But I do think the country offers a value, as it can and often does make a difference to many of the discussions.
Looks like your rabbit joint is a hare off! ;)

Offline harry_

  • Posts: 1166
Re: Identify Country of Origin, More Festool International?
« Reply #39 on: March 19, 2010, 01:55 AM »
I don't see any need to require one identify the state or provence.  But I do think the country offers a value, as it can and often does make a difference to many of the discussions.

It makes little difference when talking directly about the Festool products themselves. I was thinking that merely based on size/geography of the U.S. (and Canada) that information could be useful in many conversations. East coast is very different from west coast , north is different from south. For example, when I see that someone is from say New Mexico, Arizona, Utah... I am thinking 'very dry'. Georgia and the gulf states I am thinking very humid.  New England states I think 4 very solid seasons. Since we are (generally) talking about woodworking weather has a lot to do with a lot of things, from tool storage to wood movement to finishing techniques. Not to mention that there are 'cultural' differences as well.

In my eyes saying that you are from the U.S (or Canada) alone offers little more than someone from across the pond saying 'Europe'. Especially when you consider that the U.S. has states (and Canada has provinces) bigger than many European countries.
Disclaimer: This post is for educational and entertainment purposes only. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead is purely coincidental. Void where prohibited. Some assembly required. Batteries not included. Contents may settle during shipment. Use only as directed. No other warranty expressed or implied. This is not an offer to sell securities. May be too intense for some viewers. No user-serviceable parts inside. Subject to change without notice. One size fits all (very poorly).

Offline Corwin

  • Posts: 2539
Re: Identify Country of Origin, More Festool International?
« Reply #40 on: March 19, 2010, 02:28 AM »
My only point was that I would think the country should be a requirement and the state/provence could remain optional.  But, I do see your point that the state/provence could also be of assistance.
Looks like your rabbit joint is a hare off! ;)

Offline harry_

  • Posts: 1166
Re: Identify Country of Origin, More Festool International?
« Reply #41 on: March 19, 2010, 09:17 AM »
Corwin,

My apologies, I misunderstood :(
Disclaimer: This post is for educational and entertainment purposes only. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead is purely coincidental. Void where prohibited. Some assembly required. Batteries not included. Contents may settle during shipment. Use only as directed. No other warranty expressed or implied. This is not an offer to sell securities. May be too intense for some viewers. No user-serviceable parts inside. Subject to change without notice. One size fits all (very poorly).

Offline Festool USA

  • Festool USA Employee
    FOG Administrator
  • *
  • Posts: 8359
    • Festool USA
Re: Identify Country of Origin, More Festool International?
« Reply #42 on: March 19, 2010, 10:41 AM »
I did take the time last night to update the code on the forum to require location for new user registrations.  It has a note that country should be entered at a minimum.  This is the first step toward helping us identify a member's general location so we can help answer their questions.  I will work on the second portion of this which is updating existing accounts that do not have a location entered when time permits.

Thank you again for the feedback.

Offline WarnerConstCo.

  • Posts: 4076
    • Warner Mill Works
Re: Identify Country of Origin, More Festool International?
« Reply #43 on: March 19, 2010, 02:24 PM »
You know too much about computers.  [big grin]

Offline Festool USA

  • Festool USA Employee
    FOG Administrator
  • *
  • Posts: 8359
    • Festool USA
Re: Identify Country of Origin, More Festool International?
« Reply #44 on: March 19, 2010, 10:13 PM »
Ok, sorry it took so long.  [big grin] 

I have modified the forum's software so that if your location is NOT populated in your profile, it will automatically enter your country when you log into the forum based on your internet IP address.  If your profile already has a location entered, it should not be overwritten.  As an example, if you're located in the U.S., it would enter "UNITED STATES (US)" automatically.  Bah-dah-bing!

Edit: After reading the last few posts, just a note about this.  I don't want to show anything more specific than country to protect members' choice for privacy.  A country is non-specific enough that member's can protect their anonymity as I feel it should be their own individual choice.


You know too much about computers.  [big grin]

Yeah, sometimes it's a curse, Darcy.  [blink]
« Last Edit: March 19, 2010, 10:28 PM by Shane Holland »

Offline Frank Pellow

  • Posts: 2748
  • Toronto, Ontario and Lake Pivabiska, Ontario
Re: Identify Country of Origin, More Festool International?
« Reply #45 on: March 19, 2010, 10:36 PM »
Good for you Shane.   [thumbs up]

Mandatory location has been requested by members on several forums that I have belonged to, but this is the first of these forums where the request has actually been acted upon.
Cheers,   
               Frank (Festool connoisseur)

Offline Brice Burrell

  • Posts: 7324
  • Remodeling Contractor
    • The Green and Dark Blue blog
Re: Identify Country of Origin, More Festool International?
« Reply #46 on: March 19, 2010, 11:01 PM »
[thanks] Shane.
Check out my new blog, The Green and Dark Blue Blog.

Offline Peter Halle

  • Global Moderator
  • *
  • Posts: 11245
  • Another Avatar Coming Soon
Re: Identify Country of Origin, More Festool International?
« Reply #47 on: March 19, 2010, 11:14 PM »
Thank you computer guy boss  Shane [big grin] [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

« Last Edit: March 20, 2010, 06:19 AM by Peter Halle »

Offline justinmcf

  • Posts: 712
  • Queensland Builder
Re: Identify Country of Origin, More Festool International?
« Reply #48 on: March 19, 2010, 11:17 PM »
thanks shane!

Offline Frank Pellow

  • Posts: 2748
  • Toronto, Ontario and Lake Pivabiska, Ontario
Re: Identify Country of Origin, More Festool International?
« Reply #49 on: March 20, 2010, 01:34 PM »
Shane, I am seeing posts today with no location.  ???  For example, looking at Brian Livingstone in the thread http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/recommendation-for-next-festool/msg95569/?topicseen#msg95569

Cheers,   
               Frank (Festool connoisseur)

Offline jonny round boy

  • Posts: 3224
Re: Identify Country of Origin, More Festool International?
« Reply #50 on: March 20, 2010, 01:51 PM »
Shane, I am seeing posts today with no location.  ???  For example, looking at Brian Livingstone in the thread http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/recommendation-for-next-festool/msg95569/?topicseen#msg95569


I have modified the forum's software so that if your location is NOT populated in your profile, it will automatically enter your country when you log into the forum based on your internet IP address.


Could just be that Brian Livingstone hasn't logged in since the changes were made...
Festoolian since February 2006

TS55R EBQ saw - CTL26 - CTL Mini - OF1400EBQ router - KS120 Kapex SCMS - ETS150/3 sander - RO90 sander - DF500 Domino - PDC18/4 drill - PSC420 jigsaw - OFK500 trimmer

Wish list (in no particular order!): Anything not listed above....

Offline Festool USA

  • Festool USA Employee
    FOG Administrator
  • *
  • Posts: 8359
    • Festool USA
Re: Identify Country of Origin, More Festool International?
« Reply #51 on: March 20, 2010, 02:19 PM »
Geolocation is not perfect. There can still be instances where the geolocation cannot identify the location. In those instances, the location will not be autopopulated. As of this morning, there had been about 20 accounts autoupdated. This is better than what we had even if it's not perfect.

Edit: In the case of Brian Livingstone, he has not logged in since the changes took place around 10pm EST last night.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2010, 04:20 PM by Shane Holland »