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Thanks to Craig in MN, we can locate one another.  Feel free to add a generic location - no need to put your actual address in there - but the city can help us get together better.  For instance, for me, I put in my BTF name, my city and a link to my BTF wiki page.  I can already feel the love.

Chris Dial Posted: August 27, 2005 at 07:54 PM | 227 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: August 27, 2005 at 06:20 PM (#1577853)
How do I see placed markers?
   2. rr Posted: August 27, 2005 at 06:24 PM (#1577855)
I put mine too far north...oh well
   3. Spivey Posted: August 27, 2005 at 06:32 PM (#1577864)
Assuming everyone is mature, the password to edit the site is bselig I believe. So, you can take off messed up entries.
   4. AJMcCringleberry Posted: August 27, 2005 at 06:33 PM (#1577865)
So far I'm the farthest south.
   5. Bernal Diaz has an angel on his shoulder Posted: August 27, 2005 at 06:41 PM (#1577871)
Yeah, I didn;t suggest this in IRC like 6 months ago or anything....
   6. Bernal Diaz has an angel on his shoulder Posted: August 27, 2005 at 06:46 PM (#1577880)
How do we delete markers if we miss?
   7. Gaylord Perry the Platypus (oi!) Posted: August 27, 2005 at 06:50 PM (#1577890)
How do we delete markers if we miss?

Log in, using the account "btf". The password is listed a couple of entries up.

But if that's too hard, it's the most common password used around these parts - bselig.
   8. BFFB Posted: August 27, 2005 at 06:51 PM (#1577891)
I'm nearly the farthest North, that's gotta be worth something.

P.S. I missed with the first marker.
   9. Jack of Arcades Posted: August 27, 2005 at 06:52 PM (#1577892)
There probably aren't many in Louisiana. We're dumb here.
   10. Bernal Diaz has an angel on his shoulder Posted: August 27, 2005 at 06:54 PM (#1577893)
Ok and where do we login?
   11. Gaylord Perry the Platypus (oi!) Posted: August 27, 2005 at 06:56 PM (#1577894)
Man, you're picky, aren't you, Bernal?

Admin linky
   12. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: August 27, 2005 at 06:58 PM (#1577897)
Is SJ sure he wants his real name on this thing?
   13. Bernal Diaz has an angel on his shoulder Posted: August 27, 2005 at 07:00 PM (#1577899)
Done. thanks.


We all know SJ's real name anyhow.
   14. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: August 27, 2005 at 07:02 PM (#1577903)
I did, but I didn't think he wanted a permanent record of it anywhere - he freaked out about it in the Lounge a few months ago.
   15. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: August 27, 2005 at 07:03 PM (#1577904)
Similar to where most of you know where I work, but you won't find too many references to it by Google.
   16. Miko Supports Shane's Spam Habit Posted: August 27, 2005 at 07:03 PM (#1577907)
I had no idea Fletcher Christian is a BTF'er.
   17. Bernal Diaz has an angel on his shoulder Posted: August 27, 2005 at 07:04 PM (#1577908)
Well, there is no way to figure out who SJ is unless you already knowhis real name.
   18. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: August 27, 2005 at 07:05 PM (#1577909)
Pretty cool site. Chris Dial has someone to talk to now. :-)
   19. Old Matt Posted: August 27, 2005 at 07:06 PM (#1577910)
I put my home and school locations.
   20. Bernal Diaz has an angel on his shoulder Posted: August 27, 2005 at 07:06 PM (#1577911)
I have a typo on mine but it is pretty funny so I am leaving it alone.
   21. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: August 27, 2005 at 07:11 PM (#1577916)
Well, there is no way to figure out who SJ is unless you already knowhis real name.

good point, Bernal.
   22. Most Favored Haitian Status Posted: August 27, 2005 at 07:11 PM (#1577917)
You can all see how I can see the toll plaza 15 yards away from my pool, but only if the train isn't running on the tracks that lie between the pool and the highway.

God bless New Rochelle, NY.
   23. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: August 27, 2005 at 07:11 PM (#1577919)
The meatwad entry in Idaho is hilarious.
   24. Bernal Diaz has an angel on his shoulder Posted: August 27, 2005 at 07:12 PM (#1577920)
Ok, I have one at home, at NS Pascagoula and one out at sea.
   25. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: August 27, 2005 at 07:13 PM (#1577921)
Bernal, do you live simultaneously in Ohio and Mississippi?
   26. Bernal Diaz has an angel on his shoulder Posted: August 27, 2005 at 07:14 PM (#1577923)
It feels like I do.

Primary home is Ohio, Assigned to a ship out of Pascagoula. My reserve Unit is out of Mobile.
   27. Bernal Diaz has an angel on his shoulder Posted: August 27, 2005 at 07:19 PM (#1577932)
I spend a good deal of time in the Pascagoula, Biloxi, Mobile area.
   28. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: August 27, 2005 at 07:19 PM (#1577933)
Gotcha. For a second there, I thought you had developed some type of dimensional ray. ;-)
   29. Bernal Diaz has an angel on his shoulder Posted: August 27, 2005 at 07:22 PM (#1577939)
Suggestion for those puting markers on, ZOOM IN!!!
   30. WillieMays Haze Posted: August 27, 2005 at 07:25 PM (#1577942)
This thing is cool. Really cool.
   31. Bernal Diaz has an angel on his shoulder Posted: August 27, 2005 at 07:28 PM (#1577947)
Oh and there are no PFCs in the Air Force. Duh.
   32. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: August 27, 2005 at 07:39 PM (#1577966)
Shockingly, the "nerdy white guy with glasses" icon is seeing some heavy usage.
   33. Hendry's Wad of Cash (UCCF) Posted: August 27, 2005 at 07:39 PM (#1577967)
Suggestion for those puting markers on, ZOOM IN!!!

Definitely. You can get down to street level, so it's not hard to be pretty damn accurate with your little markers.
   34. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: August 27, 2005 at 07:41 PM (#1577973)
Posted by PFC Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. on August 27, 2005 at 03:41 PM

Oh and there are no PFCs in the Air Force. Duh.

Surprise, surprise, surprise!
   35. Bernal Diaz has an angel on his shoulder Posted: August 27, 2005 at 07:44 PM (#1577981)
The Air Force has Airmen First Class not Private First Class.
   36. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: August 27, 2005 at 07:47 PM (#1577988)
The Air Force has Airmen First Class not Private First Class.

Oh, I know, Bernal, but I wanted to bring out that guy from the other branch of the military, anyway. :-)
   37. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: August 27, 2005 at 07:51 PM (#1577997)
Yup. I stuck my original pin in the Northeast somewhere because I didn't know how to zoom. I somehow ended up Connecticut, but not too near where I actually live.

By the way, I give this three days before someone gets excited and changes the admin password.
   38. Hendry's Wad of Cash (UCCF) Posted: August 27, 2005 at 07:52 PM (#1577998)
The wad is all over this map, with hilarious results.
   39. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: August 27, 2005 at 07:54 PM (#1578000)
Just for reference, I'm not seeing any image in Safari.
   40. shoewizard Posted: August 27, 2005 at 08:00 PM (#1578012)
I can't even find where you are supposed to "log in" to be able to edit and move your marker. (I am too far north in Arizona, placed somewhere in the middle of the reservation)
   41. Bowling Baseball Fan Posted: August 27, 2005 at 08:01 PM (#1578015)
Every forum I know is starting this now. I'm just now realizing how far away everybody down in NYC really is from me.
   42. Hendry's Wad of Cash (UCCF) Posted: August 27, 2005 at 08:01 PM (#1578016)
I can't even find where you are supposed to "log in" to be able to edit and move your marker. (I am too far north in Arizona, placed somewhere in the middle of the reservation)

Follow the link in post #11 of this thread
   43. Bob T Posted: August 27, 2005 at 08:02 PM (#1578018)
I'm in the wrong place, but I sort of like where I put myself so maybe I will just stay there out of wishful thinking.
   44. Craig in MN Posted: August 27, 2005 at 08:08 PM (#1578025)
Suggestions

1. ZOOM IN before placing your icon.

2. Be patient....don't press the 'Place' button twice.

3. Don't 'Reload' (resend POSTDATA) the map immediately after you place your icon.


Reloading or pressing 'Place' twice will work like a double-post, so there will be two of you on the map.


Personally, I don't mind the some fictional posts, but I think the dozen fake-wads go a bit too far.
   45. Spivey Posted: August 27, 2005 at 08:18 PM (#1578035)
I think all the fake posts are pointless. You all aren't being funny, just immature. There, I said it. Grow up you asshats.
   46. Bernal Diaz has an angel on his shoulder Posted: August 27, 2005 at 08:20 PM (#1578037)
I think someone needs a cookie.
   47. Bowling Baseball Fan Posted: August 27, 2005 at 08:29 PM (#1578045)
I have to agree about the fake posts. Its really not neccessary.
   48. Chris Dial Posted: August 27, 2005 at 08:30 PM (#1578048)
I could use a cookie.

I'd like the guestmap to be utilitarian. If you want to make an ass of yorself, start your own asshat map.
   49. Richard Gadsden Posted: August 27, 2005 at 08:34 PM (#1578063)
OK, I'm on - and I posted my actual address accurately enough that you'd be able to knock on the door.
   50. Bernal Diaz has an angel on his shoulder Posted: August 27, 2005 at 08:37 PM (#1578075)
   51. The Bones McCoy of THT Posted: August 27, 2005 at 08:38 PM (#1578077)
The Admiral Ackbar one in Nevada should stay. After all, he's been a Primate longer than most.

The alien head marker was a nice touch.

Best Regards

John
   52. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: August 27, 2005 at 08:40 PM (#1578087)
Here is a map that you can put fake names on.

Aren't most of the names on the first map going to be fake anyway?

The Admiral Ackbar one in Nevada should stay. After all, he's been a Primate longer than most.

The alien head marker was a nice touch.


Is that in Area 51? If so, kudos to the author.
   53. The Bones McCoy of THT Posted: August 27, 2005 at 08:41 PM (#1578090)
For the record, I was the "asshat" doing the "Meatwad" posts.

I've taken them down (they weren't meant to be permanent, I just started doing them once I learned that they could be taken down again). I was just killing some time before the Jays get their heads handed to them again.

The fake map has some possibilites ;-).

Best Regards

John
   54. Bernal Diaz has an angel on his shoulder Posted: August 27, 2005 at 08:43 PM (#1578094)
I did the Natalee Holloway one. I am such a ####.
   55. Spivey Posted: August 27, 2005 at 08:43 PM (#1578096)
Some of the fake entries are near big cities, which blocks real people's entries. That's my main problem with some of them.
   56. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: August 27, 2005 at 08:44 PM (#1578099)
I have identified both my home and work locations. And, if you want to come find me, bring it on.
   57. Fred Garvin is dead to Mug Posted: August 27, 2005 at 08:44 PM (#1578101)
I was wondering why nearly all the meatwad posts were in Canada. That explains it.
   58. Harold can be a fun sponge Posted: August 27, 2005 at 08:50 PM (#1578118)
I think all the fake posts are pointless. You all aren't being funny, just immature. There, I said it. Grow up you asshats.

While I agree with you, I also think the same thing of "FILP" posts.
   59. Bowling Baseball Fan Posted: August 27, 2005 at 08:50 PM (#1578120)
Canada, or as my friend calls it, Canadia. Now that makes more sense. BLAME CANADA! :-)
   60. Harold can be a fun sponge Posted: August 27, 2005 at 08:51 PM (#1578125)
OK, I'm on - and I posted my actual address accurately enough that you'd be able to knock on the door.

Same here. Except I live in a townhouse, so you might end up knocking on my neighbor's door. Mine is the one with the bike and barbecue on the front patio.
   61. Bernal Diaz has an angel on his shoulder Posted: August 27, 2005 at 08:54 PM (#1578134)
I put my marker on my house too. Mine is the one with this flag on it.

in fact all 3 of my markers have that flag on it.
   62. Bernal Diaz has an angel on his shoulder Posted: August 27, 2005 at 08:55 PM (#1578136)
######, that didn;t work. Oh well.
   63. Spivey Posted: August 27, 2005 at 08:55 PM (#1578137)
I do FILP simply to annoy others. Also, it can't block other people's logos. I've been phasing FILP out of my repetoire (sp?) too.
   64. Bernal Diaz has an angel on his shoulder Posted: August 27, 2005 at 08:57 PM (#1578147)
   65. Bowling Baseball Fan Posted: August 27, 2005 at 08:58 PM (#1578150)
I'm so rural that all I can get is a fuzzy image of the region. You can't even get close to house level.

virtualerth.msn.com can get you down to house level anywhere.
   66. Bowling Baseball Fan Posted: August 27, 2005 at 08:59 PM (#1578153)
Helps if I spell it right. And link it

Virtual Earth
   67. The Bones McCoy of THT Posted: August 27, 2005 at 09:03 PM (#1578168)
I was wondering why nearly all the meatwad posts were in Canada. That explains it.

Well I dropped a few in Europe, Greenland, and Antarctica too.

I also had him drop off Katy near the North Pole.

Best Regards

John
   68. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: August 27, 2005 at 09:14 PM (#1578192)
Biff has two markers down.
   69. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: August 27, 2005 at 09:22 PM (#1578208)
Some of the fake entries are near big cities, which blocks real people's entries. That's my main problem with some of them.

I agree, though Fletcher Christian should still say on Pitcairn Islamd.
   70. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: August 27, 2005 at 09:25 PM (#1578215)
Island, that is.
   71. WillYoung Posted: August 27, 2005 at 10:02 PM (#1578281)
I marked by DC spot and my MN spot, I hope that's not taboo.
   72. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: August 27, 2005 at 10:06 PM (#1578289)
Mine is the one with the bike and barbecue on the front patio.

It would be a big help to my internet stalking scheme if you could draw those on the map.

Thanks
   73. Bernal Diaz has an angel on his shoulder Posted: August 27, 2005 at 10:09 PM (#1578297)
I wonder where Larry is going to put his...
   74. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: August 27, 2005 at 10:14 PM (#1578303)
I wonder where Larry is going to put his...

Will his marker be bigger than ours?
   75. Bob T Posted: August 27, 2005 at 10:33 PM (#1578336)
Yea! I'm in the right place. I thought I was on the beach last time, but actually I was in the middle of a farm in Ventura County.
   76. Craig in MN Posted: August 27, 2005 at 10:38 PM (#1578349)
I wonder where Larry is going to put his...

I don't know, but he should definitely mark his burnt-down apartment and his rest-stop parking spot. They are central to BTF lore.
   77. Bernal Diaz has an angel on his shoulder Posted: August 27, 2005 at 10:42 PM (#1578362)
That is what I was getting at. SJ needs to mark the location of the cheetos too...
   78. WillYoung Posted: August 27, 2005 at 10:52 PM (#1578384)
Craig, you connected to Augsburg? I was born in Riverside just a few blocks from you.
   79. The Bones McCoy of THT Posted: August 27, 2005 at 10:55 PM (#1578386)
That is what I was getting at. SJ needs to mark the location of the cheetos too...

If he didn't wash his hands I'm guessing the target keeps moving.

Batista hasn't blown it yet.

Best Regards

John
   80. Yardape Posted: August 27, 2005 at 10:55 PM (#1578387)
I'm within a block, though the map might lead you to believe I live in a Mormon church. I don't.
   81. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: August 27, 2005 at 11:03 PM (#1578392)
virtualerth.msn.com can get you down to house level anywhere.
Yeah, but it uses old maps, so my house hasn't yet been built, according to MSN.
   82. The Original SJ Posted: August 27, 2005 at 11:03 PM (#1578393)
- he freaked out about it in the Lounge a few months ago.


I only freaked out because the thread was ABOUT ME ####### MY BOSS, a known googler.
   83. Craig in MN Posted: August 27, 2005 at 11:08 PM (#1578401)
Craig, you connected to Augsburg? I was born in Riverside just a few blocks from you.

Nope, I just live near there. Near the U, too. All the faculty/staff that live near there keep the neighborhood quality up, which is nice. The spot I picked is actually a dog park that I take my dog to sometimes.

Mrs in MN was born in Riverside Hospital, too. She thinks she's going to die there too. Or at least that's what she tells me whenever she has to go there for any medical reason.
   84. Dan Szymborski Posted: August 27, 2005 at 11:26 PM (#1578423)
Wow, Werr really is a good haul from Seattle. Just him and the mohawk guy out there.
   85. Dan Szymborski Posted: August 27, 2005 at 11:30 PM (#1578426)
Hey Ruz - didn't know you were a PA guy - we should have lunch sometime.
   86. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: August 27, 2005 at 11:37 PM (#1578446)
i was wondering why i kept reading about my location in a ton of different places, confused me to no end
   87. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: August 27, 2005 at 11:39 PM (#1578449)
i was wondering why i kept reading about my location in a ton of different places, confused me to no end
   88. Harold can be a fun sponge Posted: August 27, 2005 at 11:42 PM (#1578453)
Apparently Geoff Young lives out in the Pacific Ocean, hopefully on a boat.
   89. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: August 27, 2005 at 11:45 PM (#1578461)
Apparently Geoff Young lives out in the Pacific Ocean, hopefully on a boat.

I think Geoff is the god Poseidon.
   90. Harold can be a fun sponge Posted: August 27, 2005 at 11:49 PM (#1578466)
I think Geoff is the god Poseidon.

Having met Geoff, I'm very amused by the image of him holding a big trident and starting big storms.
   91. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: August 27, 2005 at 11:50 PM (#1578470)
Shoewizard, you live in Rim country?
   92. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: August 27, 2005 at 11:56 PM (#1578480)
Shoewizard, you live in Rim country?

Is he on Pimp My Ride?
   93. Geoff Young Posted: August 27, 2005 at 11:56 PM (#1578481)
Actually, I prefer Neptune.
   94. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: August 28, 2005 at 12:00 AM (#1578487)
Actually, I prefer Neptune.

Whatever.

:-)
   95. Dan Szymborski Posted: August 28, 2005 at 12:02 AM (#1578489)
I like Rich Rifkin's Corpse out in the Marianas Trench.
   96. Geoff Young Posted: August 28, 2005 at 12:08 AM (#1578496)
Also, I've grown weary of the sea and moved to the suburbs. I am, after all, very old.
   97. Dag Nabbit is part of the zombie horde Posted: August 28, 2005 at 12:13 AM (#1578502)
If I could figure out a way to mark a person as living on Mars, I joke-post TOLAXOR there.
   98. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: August 28, 2005 at 12:14 AM (#1578505)
Also, I've grown weary of the sea and moved to the suburbs. I am, after all, very old.
I grow old ... I grow old ...
I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.
Shall I part my hair behind? Do I dare to eat a peach?
I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach.
I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.
   99. Dr. Vaux Posted: August 28, 2005 at 12:19 AM (#1578517)
Well, I put myself on there, but the site's still grinding away.
   100. HCO Posted: August 28, 2005 at 12:27 AM (#1578532)
The Admiral Ackbar one in Nevada should stay. After all, he's been a Primate longer than most.

It's at Skywalker Ranch in California, not Nevada.
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