Model Boat Mayhem

Mess Deck: General Section => Chit-Chat => Topic started by: Welsh_Druid on September 16, 2006, 05:33:17 pm

Title: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: Welsh_Druid on September 16, 2006, 05:33:17 pm
I wonder why so few members put their location in their profile ? Often when a posting refers to a sailing venue or a show "which was x number of miles away" I am curious as to where this poster lives and probably sails - but there often is no location in their profile.  Why are people so reluctant to enter such details ?

Don B
Nth Wales (as  shown on my profile) 
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: ron h on September 16, 2006, 06:15:53 pm
North Wales, thats a big area, ;D ;D ron h in Runcorn.
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: GOGSAMWE on September 16, 2006, 06:27:21 pm

West Midlands... Brum

 ;D  Steve
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: chromedome on September 16, 2006, 07:11:06 pm
Its just the times we live :( 

chromedome
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: Welsh_Druid on September 16, 2006, 08:17:11 pm
North Wales, thats a big area, ;D ;D

Ah yes - but my profile actually says " Lleyn Peninsular, Nth Wales" and thats a small but very beautiful area  :D -  its a 30 mile drive to where I sail at Llanberis - but its worth it to sail with a super bunch of people.

Don B
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: Red_Hamish on September 16, 2006, 09:20:59 pm
Hello all, Don only 30 miles! I live in Aberdeen and have just finished loading up the car to go for a sail tomorrow with the other club members in Edinburgh which is only 117miles away  ;D Mad, I know but good fun and a great bunch of folk to sail with  ;D ;D It also gets me away from the mundane and I enjoy the wee trip to real civilisation a good few times a year. Also have been known to travel to Ayr, Largs, MacDuff and elsewhere in Scotland for a day trip. Sadly not made it to any of the English shows yet but there is always hope.

cheers

Jim
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: laserblue16 on September 16, 2006, 09:43:07 pm
And mine is on my profile!!!!! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: J.beazley on September 16, 2006, 09:53:09 pm
im in Southampton but sail as far away as Basingstoke.

my local lake is a dream, i dont condone chasing ducks with a boat but it happens lol ;D ::)
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: ambernblu on September 16, 2006, 10:02:27 pm

Good question... have always wondered the same thing too! I've got North East England on my profile and its not as if I'm giving my address away is it?? At least it gives other members a rough regional location which is surely a minimum I would have have thought! It isn't just the UK either (as I guess a lot of us tend to think parochially(!) but some of the newer members may well be from anywhere around the world.... I just think it would be handy and interesting to know from where an opinion is being generated from!  ;)
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: boatmadman on September 16, 2006, 10:03:53 pm
Hi,

South Cumbria here.

Ian
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: Wetwater on September 16, 2006, 10:22:53 pm
And mine is on my profile!!!!! ;D ;D ;D

Mine too.   :D
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: Cargo on September 16, 2006, 10:59:11 pm
Hamburg, Germany  ;)
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: Stavros on September 16, 2006, 11:00:04 pm
Bethesda Nr Bangor North wales As welsh Druid should know,ps bring your waterproofs tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 17, 2006, 12:05:05 am
Working late at work .... doing Jan's Puffer!

Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: riggers24 on September 17, 2006, 01:33:15 am
Best place in the country - the North East. More precise North Shields


Marc
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: Roger in France on September 17, 2006, 07:37:31 am
85110, Chantonnay, Vendee my signature says the rest......

Incidentally, a neat feature of another Forum to which I subscribe is that each Post has the members location and automatically tells you how many kilometers away they are from the reader.

Roger in France.
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: cbr900 on September 17, 2006, 08:54:26 am
Mine shows the lot town, state and if you need more all you have to do is ask...


Roy
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: dougal99 on September 17, 2006, 09:50:12 am

Working late at work .... doing Jan's Puffer!



Not claiming Overtime I hope ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: Tug on September 17, 2006, 12:59:17 pm
This was a question I posed on the MB forum, makes it so much easier if you have a doo-dah to give away,
 or to collect,
no point in even considering an offered bit or a boat if the other sailor lives in 'Hamburg [Hi Jan]  Tug

currently moving from East Merseyside to South West Lancashire;  Then  .... But that would be telling wouldn't it?
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: White Ensign on September 17, 2006, 06:53:34 pm
Stuttgart, County of Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Wann join our next Sailing event?  ;D ;D

Jörg
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: MikeK on September 18, 2006, 09:25:24 am
Hampshire - I keep it vague so the Geordie Mafia can't find where I escaped to  ;D ;D (Also comes in handy to remind where I am during my 'senior' moments !)

MikeK
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: Colin Bishop on September 18, 2006, 01:58:35 pm
The Beautiful South. Surrey/Sussex border.
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: towboatjoe on September 18, 2006, 02:28:42 pm
Having a location would help especially when someone is looking for help or searching for materials and info in their location.
I live in Flatwoods in northeast Kentucky near the Ohio River in the U.S.
It's hard to give a reference to a manufacturer when you don't know which country you're replying to.
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: flybobby on September 29, 2006, 12:43:22 pm
Wadebridge in Cornwall, just outside of Padstow, so close enough to throw stones at Rick Stien ;D
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: Guy Bagley on September 29, 2006, 01:32:37 pm
 i'm in  the thames valley- close to heathrow and  windsor !
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: cwmllynfell on September 29, 2006, 02:54:09 pm
Land of the dragons, The Black Mountain, WALES.
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: DickyD on September 29, 2006, 04:03:18 pm


I'm in Southampton close to broke.

Land of the vandal and hooligan, isn't it ?

Dont worry MikeK we dont mind geordies down here we just cant understand them.

Sail at Setley pond in the New Forest.
                   
   
Richard  ;) 8)
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: MikeK on September 29, 2006, 06:05:28 pm



Dont worry MikeK we dont mind geordies down here we just cant understand them.

.
                   
   
Richard  ;) 8)

So I have found, Richard ! I sail at Gosport and have been made most welcome. All I do is smile a lot and mumble in the right places and seem to get by  ::) ;D ;)

best regards
MikeK
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: Macsmouldings on September 29, 2006, 06:35:54 pm
Hi all,  I'm on the south coast, Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey , about 15 mins from the historic dockyard in Chatham.

Regards,

Martin
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: Malc Reade on September 29, 2006, 07:20:49 pm


We live about 500 yards away from the Anderton boat lift, just north of Northwich in Cheshire, (but please don't visit unless by appointment) The guys at A Model World are just around the corner from us.

Regards, Malc

Reade Plastics




Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: CK on September 29, 2006, 07:23:01 pm
For the moment, Lossiemouth on the Moray Coast.

Have to keep changing my location thanks to the job moving me around every 5 minutes!!
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: Abuelo3 on September 29, 2006, 10:25:39 pm
Hello to everyone, I'm living in Veracruz, México, good food, great quality tobacco, nice and easy way to be. ;)
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: 2772e on September 30, 2006, 12:38:07 am

Land of the XR3i and white stilletoes. But not by birth! ::)
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: DickyD on September 30, 2006, 12:08:58 pm
The cars fair enough but do you really wear white stilletoes??

Next you'll be telling us you're blonde !!   ::) ::)
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: DickyD on September 30, 2006, 12:12:49 pm
Mine shows the lot town, state and if you need more all you have to do is ask...


Roy

One would expect nothing less from an admiral even an Aussie one.

Richard   ;)
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: cbr900 on September 30, 2006, 12:18:52 pm
DICKYD,

If your interested I can even give you the location by the compass point on Google Earth, showing our block as clear as a bell, just one small problem the sat picture used is old enough that there are still no houses in the pic...




Roy
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: DickyD on September 30, 2006, 12:24:06 pm
You trying to tell us you live in a house Roy ?

Give us the position any way.         


Richard   ::)
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: cbr900 on September 30, 2006, 12:46:29 pm
The position is 41degrees 31'01.84" South 146degrees 38'21.19"East

And if you can find it that will put you on our block of land...



Roy
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: DickyD on September 30, 2006, 01:17:51 pm
 My position is 50 56'31.00"N  by  1 27'28.35"W

House with 4 motors out front.


Richard   8)
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: cbr900 on September 30, 2006, 01:19:27 pm
I will have a look and see if I can find it..



Roy
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: Malc Reade on September 30, 2006, 01:23:14 pm


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50 56'31.00"N  by  1 27'28.35"W

White van man eh?  ;D ;D ;D

Regards, Malc

Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: DickyD on September 30, 2006, 01:30:58 pm
Not any more Malc.

Nice grey grass Roy.

So tell us do the Aussies also send their convicts to an island then?  :o

Still plenty of water.
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: warspite on September 30, 2006, 01:34:17 pm
yes - the uk, well you would think they would




i'll get me coat
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: cbr900 on September 30, 2006, 01:48:15 pm
No mate we are all perfect gentleman over here no one gets into any trouble.... ;D ;D ;D
It's not easy to find by those co-ordinates changes to quick when you move the mouse...



Roy
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: Malc Reade on September 30, 2006, 03:06:14 pm


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So tell us do the Aussies also send their convicts to an island then?

It reminds me of the joke about the Pommie at standing at the immigration desk at Sydney Airport...

The immigration officer asks the Pom if he has a criminal record.

The Pom replies "I didn't realise that I still needed one!"  ;D ;D

(Am I repeating myself)?

Regards, Malc

Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: warbird on September 30, 2006, 06:00:52 pm
Hi All,
I'm In Fishponds, Bristol. UK (although the ponds went years ago!) I've not had a boat of mine in the water for over 3 years, Spose' I should sell some really. Last time I sailed someone elses was this January in Sinsheim, Germany!

Must charge something up!
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: DickyD on October 01, 2006, 05:41:12 pm
No mate we are all perfect gentleman over here no one gets into any trouble.... ;D ;D ;D
It's not easy to find by those co-ordinates changes to quick when you move the mouse...



Roy

Just enter map ref in " fly to" box and press the search button [ large magnifying glass ].

They have an icon on the site especially for Aussies.  HELP.


All the best mate

Richard       ::) ::) ???
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: Doc on October 02, 2006, 03:38:46 pm
Where am I?  Lately, I've been asking that of myself a lot.
I do know I pay taxes on a lot in McAlester, oklahoma, USA.  Easy to find, 90 miles from Tulsa, 90 miles from the Texas/Okla border, 90 miles from Fort Smith.  About eight blocks from City Hall.  Look for the junk in the yard.  Old 'ringer washing machine' for mixing epoxy, large section of vinyl siding off of house from needing sheets of plastic, two large 'Akita's next door (my buddies!), old pickup truck needing work in the drive way.  Typical 'redneck' well appointed residence.  If I'm not at work I'm usually sitting on the front porch (building area).  You'll know me by the 'FBI' cap (Female Body Inspector, so I'm told, still waiting, hasn't worked yet).  Visits by appointment only!  Tour tickets are sold down at "Rosie's" bar, ask for a window seat.  'Rosie's also sponsors Wednesday NIght wet 'T'-shirt contests (male and female), and semi-profesional nude pool games on Saturday nights (I got extra tickets!).
 - 'Doc

[if you read anything past the city/state you are too borred, go take a nap.]
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: krfilby on October 04, 2006, 07:48:27 am
Hi all,
I'm now settled in Gt Yarmouth, been an expat most of my life though.
Keith
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: White Ensign on October 04, 2006, 11:12:11 am
Colin- if the pill is an Anti, I`ll join that!  ::)
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: Aston on October 04, 2006, 09:31:03 pm
Hi Jorg,

I sailed in Stuttgart a few years back, the Naviga World Championships were held there and we had a great couple of weeks, great tour round the amazing Mercedes Museum, lots of excellent beer, and still managed to get a Bronze medal for team GB  8)

Aston
Dewsbury
Yorkshire ( God's own County)
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 07, 2006, 09:00:51 pm
Hi All,
After a request all the other chat has been moved here....

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1671.msg14427#msg14427 (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1671.msg14427#msg14427)

Martin
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: DickyD on October 08, 2006, 03:22:27 pm


Where's  here ??   ??? ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: patchwork45 on January 08, 2007, 02:36:48 am
  Ohio ,
   USA

   CHEERS!

   Alan
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: Bunkerbarge on January 08, 2007, 10:12:49 pm
Halifax, West Yorkshire

Nassau, The Bahamas

Port Canaveral, Florida

Assorted Bahamian Islands,

...and all points in between!!!
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: Bunkerbarge on January 08, 2007, 10:27:46 pm
Another forum I moderate for has your location in the left hand pane of a post along with your avatar.

Maybe that could be added here?
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: flag-d on January 08, 2007, 11:34:51 pm
I'm down in Poole, Dorset, UK.  Used to have a wonderful boating lake...until the Council drained it and it won't be filled again until late Summer apparently!  I guess I'll have to try and find Setley Pond, I think that's my closest water (apart from the sea!)

Mike
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: DickyD on January 09, 2007, 08:32:18 am
Take Lymington Road out of Lyndhurst.
Go through Brockenhurst ,past vineyard ,past car wash ,1st right and 2nd left ,Setley Pond.
Pond is leased to Solent Model Boat Club.
Send PM for sailing times etc.

I'm from Southampton, ;)
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: Ghost in the shell on January 09, 2007, 11:03:36 pm
stoke on trent here :)

home waters, WESTPORT LAKE
Title: Profile Locations
Post by: Shipmate60 on January 22, 2009, 11:24:41 am
Why are so many members reluctant to put the location where they live on their profiles?

Bob
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: PT Sideshow on January 22, 2009, 11:45:22 am
Its that way on all of the forums, Just the country or state or area would be nice. As it make me smile when somebody  on another forum requests a source of supply for something and doesn't give a clue as to where they are or if they are even on this planet!  Then they don't put the location in when asked but do go into a rant when after a number of days nobody answers or no answers other than smart a$$ ones.

That is my second most favorite complaint about forums. The first is the people that don't read the thread and will list the same site or answer multiple times. Followed by my third which is the people that ask questions, but don't respond when somebody answers them. At least with " I read it!"

Which doesn't seem to happen on this forum as much.

I have been told they don't want somebody tracking them down and stealing everything they own  :police:
 :-)
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 22, 2009, 11:49:09 am
Great Lakes/Michigan?.... that far too far to go in one lunchtime, you're safe from me PT!!
 ( But what times are you usually away from the house... just in case? )  :-)
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: tigertiger on January 22, 2009, 12:03:35 pm
On another forum I belong to there is location information below the avatar saying, 'I am located in .....' . The location is the city/state entered into the registration page.

Could we do something similar?

It does give a better sense of who you are chatting to. And it is possible to fing others near you and exchange PMs.
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: barryfoote on January 22, 2009, 12:18:32 pm
On another forum I belong to there is location information below the avatar saying, 'I am located in .....' . The location is the city/state entered into the registration page.

Could we do something similar?

It does give a better sense of who you are chatting to. And it is possible to fing others near you and exchange PMs.

An excellent idea. It gets my vote......We are voting arn't we??? :-))
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: Shipmate60 on January 22, 2009, 12:21:02 pm
I only ask as I have my location and a few members in my location have brought their models round for some advice and assistance.
If you don't live far my usual answer is "bring it round" but I cant if no location added.
No not to rob you all blind, I have enough here now!!!

Bob
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: Capt Podge on January 22, 2009, 12:40:13 pm
Agree with you on this one Bob, if I'd still been living in Southsea (I'm ex-RN) you'd have a regular visitor coz my building skills are rather rough around the edges.
I'm relatively new to this hobby, only been at it about 12 years !
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: walktheplank on January 22, 2009, 12:51:29 pm
I think it would be good to see a “location” as many people want to sell/swap there boats they no longer want or to have a bit of cash for something else. You need to know a location if you are interested, as it could be local or in another country. Big boats can cost a lot for P&P and can be damaged on route, so pick up may only be possible, what is the point in replying to an ad, if you know that its to far to travel.
You don't have to put your number or street name, just a local town to you would do, and if you are in the UK, Europe, US.  Could that do any real harm??  Sorry that's my ten pence worth. Sonic. 
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: Colin Bishop on January 22, 2009, 12:57:12 pm
I have put my location down as SW Surrey, UK which is sufficient to give people an idea where to aim... ;)

Colin
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: Roger in France on January 22, 2009, 01:12:03 pm
In my profile I give my Department name and number which also is the first two digits of a post code in France. A French Department is a bit like a UK county.

If anyone wants to add a location to their Profile it is very easy to make an amendment.

Roger in France

(Dept. 85, La Vendee. Sort of south of Nantes and north of La Rochelle!)
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: DickyD on January 22, 2009, 01:15:17 pm
Modelwarships uk forum has everyones location against their postings. Seems to work OK,
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 22, 2009, 01:35:36 pm

Just been mucking about with the forum, have look on the left hand side, above your Avatar!
 If the forum falls apart this afternoon, remind me to change the settings back!  :-)
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: DickyD on January 22, 2009, 01:39:11 pm
Thats better Martin, now when I'm rude about a place I will know who I'm going to upset in advance.  ok2
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: funtimefrankie on January 22, 2009, 01:47:06 pm
That's handy.....I'm never sure were I am :-))
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: tigertiger on January 22, 2009, 01:51:29 pm
And neither are we  ;D

But you could update your profile when you decide. :-))
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: tigertiger on January 22, 2009, 01:52:06 pm
Ah! you beat me to it Frankie  :embarrassed: ;)
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: Peterm on January 22, 2009, 03:02:37 pm
Just looking, Martin.   Pete M
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: craftysod on January 22, 2009, 07:05:36 pm
Good idea,now we can see who is around our sailing waters
Mark
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: PT Sideshow on January 22, 2009, 08:00:20 pm
Great Lakes/Michigan?.... that far too far to go in one lunchtime, you're safe from me PT!!
 ( But what times are you usually away from the house... just in case? )  :-)
Call before coming and I'll stay home and help load up your Lorry or what ever Kids have been saying lately that I have to live forever as I have to mush stuff and have to get rid of it before the time to get on the mother ship comes. I figure If I start with all the stuff wifey has in the attic that hasn't seen the light of day in 20 to 30 years I'll get a head start  %% %% %%
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: Stavros on January 22, 2009, 10:27:03 pm
I have allways said it should be compulsary to say where you are from



Stavros
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: Shipmate60 on January 22, 2009, 10:28:43 pm
Stav,
Only because no one has any idea where Bethesda is!!

Bob
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: Colin Bishop on January 22, 2009, 10:37:31 pm
It's in Maryland, USA!
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: Stavros on January 22, 2009, 10:46:23 pm
Stav,
Only because no one has any idea where Bethesda is!!

Bob

Nr Bangor and Not far from LLanberis!!!!!!!!!


Stav
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: Shipmate60 on January 22, 2009, 10:47:52 pm
I like your cookies Stav, especially the chocolate chip ones!!

Bob
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 22, 2009, 10:47:58 pm

What should it be UK or GB?
 Which is more internationally recognised?
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: Shipmate60 on January 22, 2009, 10:48:35 pm
UK

Bob
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: Bill D203 on January 22, 2009, 10:50:05 pm
I have allways said it should be compulsary to say where you are from



Stavros
WHERE R U . Hello Stavros Hows it going?
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: Capt Podge on January 22, 2009, 11:51:35 pm
A good idea and a quick response by Martin - well done lads !
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: tigertiger on January 23, 2009, 01:17:41 am
It is also a good idea to put the country you live in as well as town or county.

As has been pointed out, there is a Bethesda in North Wales, one in Maryland USA, a couple of others in Wales as well, and there are probably several others around the world. The same is true for London, York, New Castle and many others.
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: barryfoote on January 23, 2009, 08:43:51 am
Now come on tigertiger, you will only upset our leader......One thing at a time.....let him rest for a while and then break it to him gently... :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: tigertiger on January 23, 2009, 10:59:30 am
This is one for the individuals to do Footski, no work for Martin here.

People need to update their own profiles.

I am encouraging them to do so.
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: barryfoote on January 23, 2009, 11:20:25 am
This is one for the individuals to do Footski, no work for Martin here.

People need to update their own profiles.

I am encouraging them to do so.

I should have known you would be spot on....Good idea then.... :-))
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: dave301bounty on January 23, 2009, 03:34:35 pm
How do you put a profile on ,without wrecking original..
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: Shipmate60 on January 23, 2009, 03:52:16 pm
You just edit the original.

Bob
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: oldiron on January 23, 2009, 03:59:34 pm
It's in Maryland, USA!

We've also got one north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. popular name.

John
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: KenP on January 23, 2009, 04:07:15 pm
ENGLAND
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: Colin Bishop on January 23, 2009, 04:10:58 pm
Quote
We've also got one north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. popular name.

Does it have a Stavros?  :-)
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 23, 2009, 04:13:38 pm
Click on   (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/Themes/babylon/images/english/profile.gif)  above.

Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: oldiron on January 23, 2009, 06:02:11 pm
Quote
We've also got one north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. popular name.

Does it have a Stavros?  :-)

  He he , I don't doubt there is one lurking in the bushes.   O0

John
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: Roger in France on January 23, 2009, 06:32:46 pm
Martin's arrow has slipped, I think!

It should be pointing at "Profile on forum".

Roger in France
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: Stavros on January 23, 2009, 06:34:30 pm
Quote
We've also got one north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. popular name.

Does it have a Stavros?  :-)



Good grief Colin dont you think one Stavros is enough........Now now be very carefull answewring that comment ;)


Stav
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: SteamboatPhil on January 24, 2009, 01:33:13 pm
What sort of accent would a Welsh/ Canadian Stavros have    {-) {-)
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: Colin Bishop on January 24, 2009, 02:08:12 pm
Quote
Good grief Colin dont you think one Stavros is enough........Now now be very carefull answewring that comment

Well...., I suppose I could say that one Stavros is too many but then again, maybe I shouldn't if I value my health.  %)
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: sinjon on January 24, 2009, 02:23:49 pm
Ones location only appears with a post, could it not be included with the members list?
Maybe someone who has not posted lives in the same county/town/street, easier to go through the members list than try to read  ALL the posts !

Colin
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: Arrow5 on January 24, 2009, 02:36:35 pm
What sort of accent would a Welsh/ Canadian Stavros have    {-) {-)
  Pretty much the same as the ones in Patagonia, true, O0look it up.
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: Stavros on January 24, 2009, 02:50:52 pm
Hey up t you lot whats this a pick on Stavros thread



Stav(now sulking)
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: Hagar on January 24, 2009, 09:00:24 pm
I have often wondered why so many didn't put a location on their forum avatar. Does kind of make it easier to find out who is hiding where!!!

Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: walktheplank on January 24, 2009, 09:29:39 pm
Hi Stavros, take no notice i will pop over the bridge, if you need help with um. :-) Sonic.
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: Shipmate60 on January 24, 2009, 11:16:04 pm
RE: Stavros
Be aware that they certainly broke the mould when they made OUR Stavros.




Problem is he was still in it!!     :}


But the waders are still moulded on!!

Just joking Dave, I think!!


Bob
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: portside II on January 24, 2009, 11:28:18 pm
A location would be nice ,especially if a member is asking advice where to purchase an item , no point giving the address of your local when they are on the other side of the pond . i just did to a chappy in the states  O0 .
daz
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: tigertiger on January 25, 2009, 01:02:29 am
Hi Portside
Probably why it is a good idea to give a country and possibly county as well.
Hint, hint. ;) ;)
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: portside II on January 25, 2009, 10:44:32 am
Oops  :embarrassed: , sorted  ;)  ;) .
daz
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: tigertiger on January 25, 2009, 11:41:19 am
Double Oops!

I thought you was in Dorset. :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: KenP on January 25, 2009, 03:49:22 pm
We try to avoid having Yorkshiremen in Dorset, apart from wealthy ones like Geoff Boycot who I believe, has a house in Sandbanks .  Must live close to Harry Rednapp
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: Bunkerbarge on January 25, 2009, 04:48:09 pm
Ken, I can't think of a single good reason why I would want to give up decent beer (with a head!), melt in the mouth pork pies, some of the best scenery in the country the best fish and chips in the world.

Apart from which any Yorkshireman who chooses to live elsewhere can't be a real one in the first place, so Boycott doesn't count!!!
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: portside II on January 25, 2009, 05:41:47 pm
went to dorset once , sent me pint back twice ,flat and no head  :} .
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: barryfoote on January 25, 2009, 05:46:05 pm
Bunkerbarge and Portside,

I have got to agree with you guys. They have absolutely no idea how to brew beer south of Yorkshire, and I am a Lancastrian!!
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: oldiron on January 25, 2009, 06:44:13 pm
What sort of accent would a Welsh/ Canadian Stavros have    {-) {-)

An unfathomable one

John
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: wallace on January 25, 2009, 08:00:30 pm
Bob  everyone should be so proud of where they live I know i am.
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: Islander1951 on January 26, 2009, 05:55:23 pm
Re. the question of UK or GB, It's GB over here because we have our own Government.
  No better than any other, but as it only has to govern 45 sq. miles we can do something to limit the damage!!
                                          Ed.
Title: Re: Profile Locations
Post by: wallace on January 26, 2009, 07:51:16 pm
good on yea  I do love Jersey
Title: MESSAGE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: Roger in France on June 14, 2010, 02:16:57 pm
All Members are encouraged to list their approximate location in their Profile.

This should not be too specific to protect your privacy. However, a location helps Mayhem gain an understanding of how widely the site is used and allows other Members to help with recommendations which relate to where you live and sail.

It is easy to add a location, just click on "Profile" at the head of the page. If you need help let me or any of the Moderators know and we will be glad to help.

Roger in France
Moderator
Title: Re: MESSAGE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: regiment on June 14, 2010, 03:24:31 pm
HOW RIGHT YOU ARE 
Title: Re: MESSAGE TO ALL MEMBERS
Post by: Peter on June 14, 2010, 03:48:28 pm
I agree, and have ammended my profile accordingly.

Peter
Title: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
Post by: Shipmate60 on September 02, 2010, 10:41:56 pm
As Above,
It can be so confusing if asking a question when you don't even know which continent (or planet in some cases) you are residing in.

Bob
Title: Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
Post by: pugwash on September 02, 2010, 10:46:36 pm
Would it help if it was a mandatory box to fill in when you join the Forum at least that would
catch the new members.

Geoff
Title: Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
Post by: Watchleader on September 02, 2010, 11:08:11 pm
There is a box for location, as all members who have filled out their profile will know. :-))
Some do not bother to show what their location is, for whatever reason!  {:-{ {:-{ {:-{
Even if it was made mandatory, what checks could be made to verify that the location is accurate!! :police: :police:
It seems a fact that we will just have to endure and may be better to just ignore posts from those who are shy about where they are!!  -- assuming they know? O0 O0
Title: Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
Post by: Peter Fitness on September 03, 2010, 05:16:28 am
As you would probably know, Bob, there have been many attempts made to encourage members to include their location with their profile but, apart from a few, most do not do so. Frankly, I don't care who knows where I live, my location is easily found as I use my own name on the forum. So far I have not had anyone land at my front door trying to sell me something I don't want, as a result of showing my location here.

Peter.
Title: Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
Post by: DickyD on September 03, 2010, 08:18:52 am
As Above,
It can be so confusing if asking a question when you don't even know which continent (or planet in some cases) you are residing in.

Bob
I know where I'm residing Bob  ok2
Title: Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
Post by: Prophet on September 03, 2010, 09:08:18 am
I think its more the fact they others don;t want to share some information on line such as age, real names, or locations to do with identity theft, and such. for some of the 'older' guys who don't realise that identity theft is a real issue at present and revealing real information about yourself puts you at a higher risk then those who don't.

I personally reveal some information but only infomation that i know can't be used in any way to cause issues later down the line, just remember how many people can over the world can view your personal infomation from your profile just by a few clicks of a button. its kinda freaky!

That said some of the information on here can't be used for much its to vague  but ask yourself this, do you want to risk your identity stolen, do you want to get stuck with £1000's worth of debt you didn't cause, facing heavy fine's bad credit rating, or even jail time because of others actions with your personal information?

Title: Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
Post by: DickyD on September 03, 2010, 09:13:53 am
. for some of the 'older' guys who don't realise that identity theft is a real issue at present and revealing real information about yourself puts you at a higher risk then those who don't.


"for some of the 'older' guys". Pushing your luck dont you think. Try more experienced. >>:-( >>:-(
Title: Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
Post by: essex2visuvesi on September 03, 2010, 09:19:16 am
Maybe just a region would be good for example in the UK it could be cambs, north yorks, etc for US and Australians they could use states

I dont use my real name of the forum as my surname is very uncommon, (Im the only one with my surname in Finland)
Title: Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
Post by: bosun on September 03, 2010, 09:35:31 am
Bob,s original question was about location, I think that,s a reasonable enough request, what would be the point of responding to somebody looking for a certain boat fitting, by saying we have it in our local model  shop, (if there is such a thing anymore,),,,only to find they live in Tasmania or somewhere, ( no offence to any Tasmanian member,s )
Bosun
Title: Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
Post by: RaaArtyGunner on September 03, 2010, 01:14:19 pm
"for some of the 'older' guys". Pushing your luck dont you think. Try more experienced. >>:-( >>:-(

Or Mature  O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
Post by: Colin Bishop on September 03, 2010, 01:30:40 pm
Quote
Or Mature

On Mayhem? You must be joking....!
Title: Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
Post by: Circlip on September 03, 2010, 01:44:58 pm
Should've gone with "Meldrews" Prophet.  O0

  Regards  Ian.
Title: Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
Post by: Watchleader on September 03, 2010, 01:49:33 pm
Quote
but ask yourself this, do you want to risk your identity stolen, do you want to get stuck with £1000's worth of debt you didn't cause, facing heavy fine's bad credit rating, or even jail time because of others actions with your personal information?
Just a tad OTT regarding this thread <:( <:(
Nothing in the profile section of this forum reveals anything that is not already in the public domain.

A location is no more than what it says. It's not your address and postcode - is it??

Most of us older ones are pretty clear about the perils of identify theft and the ways of protecting against it, I think!
Some identities are just not worth stealing O0
Title: Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
Post by: norry on September 03, 2010, 02:37:24 pm
...Hi GUys...

On this and other Forums, I use my own Name and my location is there for all to see...

Why dont we all just use the name that our Parents  gave us and stop hiding behind a false name and not showing Location...Or maybe you have something to hide...
Or Maybe you are ashamed of your real name...

...Best Regards...Norry...
Title: Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
Post by: essex2visuvesi on September 03, 2010, 02:41:31 pm
when you have the name of Hesketh Augustus Fatanfatangolebiscutbarrel Essex2visuvesi is easier lol
Title: Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
Post by: karls on September 03, 2010, 02:47:39 pm
when you have the name of Hesketh Augustus Fatanfatangolebiscutbarrel Essex2visuvesi is easier lol

damm thats some name :o  but i like  the hesketh motorbike :-))
Title: Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
Post by: bosun on September 03, 2010, 02:57:00 pm
Everythings on mine including my website, and Bosun has been my nickname for over 40 years.
Bosun
Title: Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
Post by: John Mk2 on September 03, 2010, 03:41:52 pm
Nostalgia Aint what it used to be :-)
Title: Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
Post by: DickyD on September 03, 2010, 06:14:36 pm
Nostalgia Aint what it used to be :-)
No, its a thing of the past. :-))
Title: Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
Post by: John Mk2 on September 03, 2010, 06:30:53 pm
 :} :} :-))
Title: Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
Post by: karls on September 03, 2010, 08:31:13 pm
Oops just done mine :embarrassed:
karl
Title: Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
Post by: RaaArtyGunner on September 03, 2010, 09:30:12 pm
On Mayhem? You must be joking....!

oops forgot :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
Post by: Number 6 on September 03, 2010, 09:31:45 pm
If somebody could tell me exactly where this Village is I'm being held at I could formulate a better escape plan, (somewhere near Stoke-on-Trent I think)  Number 6  :P
Title: Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
Post by: DARLEK1 on September 03, 2010, 09:35:02 pm
A planet at least would be good????? %)
 Paul...
Title: Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
Post by: Double D on September 03, 2010, 09:57:43 pm
If somebody could tell me exactly where this Village is I'm being held at I could formulate a better escape plan, (somewhere near Stoke-on-Trent I think)  Number 6  :P

Found it Number 6 O0
Title: Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
Post by: Peter Fitness on September 04, 2010, 11:35:19 pm
Nothing in the profile section of this forum reveals anything that is not already in the public domain.

Quite right, by including my real name and town in my profile, I'm revealing less on Mayhem than could be found by looking in the local phone book.

Peter.
Title: Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
Post by: dodgy geezer on September 05, 2010, 11:42:01 am
Quite right, by including my real name and town in my profile, I'm revealing less on Mayhem than could be found by looking in the local phone book.

Peter.

On the contrary, you are allowing someone to connect a large stream of information which can be harvested from Mayhem with other streams of information about you which they can find from other sources. This may not be an issue for you at all, but it may be an issue for others who may occasionally be involved in, shall we say, more dodgy undertakings.... %) %)

But a name is not an issue here - a location is. A major reason for my attending Mayhem rather than some other board is the lack of tight regulation - some require a precise address to be offered. While I could simply lie, I would prefer not to be associated with a group which feels that this is an acceptable requirement.

In my experience people are very happy to comply with sensible requests if the reasons are explained at the time. In this case a problem only arises if someone asks for help, directions or some other geographically-related request. It is simple to point out at registration time that including a general geographical area enables these requests to be fulfilled (do you do this already?) and that if someone does not want to put this information in their profile they should remember to include a general location in the message text whenever they make such a request....
Title: Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
Post by: Shipmate60 on September 05, 2010, 12:51:21 pm
The reason for this request is very simple.
At this moment out of the latest 3 sales adverts there is only 1 location.
As you are aware Mayhen is an international forum so in theory the boats for sale could be anywhere in the world.
This is also true for posts about help.
Nothing sinister, nothing conspiratorial just helping mayhem do what we do best, help each other.

Simples!!!

Bob
Title: Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
Post by: Roger in France on September 05, 2010, 01:59:06 pm
Yes, we do explain to new Members when they join why we recommend a general location, such as "London" or in my case "Dept. 85, La Vendee".

I personally send a welcome message to each new Member when they register which includes that advice,  a potted version of the Mayhem Rules, an expression of the Mayhem ethos and some advice about starting out on this Forum.

We do not send an automated message preferring to personalise it when possible. For example, for new Members from the antipodes or the orient who give a location I point out we have Moderators who live there. A location also allows us to tell new |Members about clubs nearbye in case they are interested.

I have had some slight problems sending the messages recently which have now been resolved. If any new Member could not read their message they may like to contact me.

Roger in France
Moderator
Title: Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
Post by: Bryan Young on September 05, 2010, 05:59:20 pm
On the contrary, you are allowing someone to connect a large stream of information which can be harvested from Mayhem with other streams of information about you which they can find from other sources. This may not be an issue for you at all, but it may be an issue for others who may occasionally be involved in, shall we say, more dodgy undertakings.... %) %)

But a name is not an issue here - a location is. A major reason for my attending Mayhem rather than some other board is the lack of tight regulation - some require a precise address to be offered. While I could simply lie, I would prefer not to be associated with a group which feels that this is an acceptable requirement.

In my experience people are very happy to comply with sensible requests if the reasons are explained at the time. In this case a problem only arises if someone asks for help, directions or some other geographically-related request. It is simple to point out at registration time that including a general geographical area enables these requests to be fulfilled (do you do this already?) and that if someone does not want to put this information in their profile they should remember to include a general location in the message text whenever they make such a request....
You may well be correct here, but what's the answer? I, like others on this forum, sort of instinctively respond to requests for help. Some responses generate replies, others don't. For myself, I tend to treat people as trustworthy until shown to be otherwise...too late by then I suppose. But I'm not going to go through the rest of my life distrusting everyone "just in case". What an awful thought!. BY.
Title: Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
Post by: DickyD on September 05, 2010, 06:44:27 pm
You're right Bryan, that would make for a sad life.
Title: Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
Post by: RaaArtyGunner on September 05, 2010, 11:04:09 pm
Yes, we do explain to new Members when they join why we recommend a general location, such as "London" or in my case "Dept. 85, La Vendee".

I personally send a welcome message to each new Member when they register which includes that advice,  a potted version of the Mayhem Rules, an expression of the Mayhem ethos and some advice about starting out on this Forum.

We do not send an automated message preferring to personalise it when possible. For example, for new Members from the antipodes or the orient who give a location I point out we have Moderators who live there. A location also allows us to tell new |Members about clubs nearbye in case they are interested.

I have had some slight problems sending the messages recently which have now been resolved. If any new Member could not read their message they may like to contact me.

Roger in France
Moderator

A newbie confirming same.
10 out of 10 :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
Post by: Peter Fitness on September 05, 2010, 11:39:01 pm
but it may be an issue for others who may occasionally be involved in, shall we say, more dodgy undertakings.

DG, given your user name, does this include you???? :o {-)

Seriously, though, I'm curious as to what the "large stream of information" which could be "harvested from Mayhem" might consist of?

I agree completely with Bryan Young, if I was to go through life distrusting everyone and every thing, I'd be an even more miserable old git then I am now :D

Peter.
Title: Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
Post by: Shipmate60 on September 05, 2010, 11:48:07 pm
I must agree with Peter.
Shipmate60 (Bob) in Southampton, it doesnt seem to give much away.

Bob
Title: Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
Post by: HS93 (RIP) on September 05, 2010, 11:53:02 pm
Maybe some would use all the info as a ready made data base for selling products such as zimmer frames and medical products used by the over 60s oh and  and saga insurance.
 {-) {-) {-)


    %%Peter %%


     er this is meant as a joke by the way
Title: Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
Post by: RaaArtyGunner on September 06, 2010, 01:48:47 am

That's enough, loose lips sink ships  O0 O0 O0 thought that was important for Boat forum  :-)) :-)) :-))

They seek me here they seek me there they will never find me anyhow cause I am lost.

All you will get out of me is my number, rank and name oops  :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed:  >>:-( >>:-( <*< <*< <:( <:(
 {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
Post by: Double D on September 06, 2010, 06:20:49 pm


"Don't tell him your name Pike"
Title: Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
Post by: Peter Fitness on September 07, 2010, 09:12:31 am
Maybe some would use all the info as a ready made data base for selling products such as zimmer frames and medical products used by the over 60s

Perhaps you've hit on a great business opportunity O0 :D

Peter.
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: gunner-sparkie on December 16, 2011, 02:54:13 am
 :-)Hi guys , as a new member i have put my location in , and have no probs with that , :-))cya all on the forums ....
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: irishcarguy on December 16, 2011, 08:23:18 am
Hi Guys, I think the amount of information that anyone could collect here is just as easily found on Google. I get 800 # calls all the time, sometimes 4/5 a day, one press of the on/off button fixes that. I am with you guys I am not going to end my days being suspicious of everything. Remember when I asked what members did in real life, I think I got nearly 100 honest replies.( at least I think they were all honest). Mick B. 
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: Norseman on December 18, 2011, 01:03:49 pm
Hi Folks

I took part in Mick B's what do you do thread - was honest, not worried. Mayhem never shows any financial info
but one thing I would say that does surprise me is when people post up their holiday arrangements on an open board.

Re a very general location - why not just make it a mandatory field?

Dave

Just popping out to Halfords for an hour or two, spare house key is by back door under pot, alarm code 1234, dog doesn't bite   :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 18, 2011, 04:44:52 pm

 ".... dog doesn't bite"   

Yes it @#$%@# does!!!  Ouch!   >>:-(
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: The long Build on December 18, 2011, 04:52:06 pm
Hi Folks

I took part in Mick B's what do you do thread - was honest, not worried. Mayhem never shows any financial info
but one thing I would say that does surprise me is when people post up their holiday arrangements on an open board.

Re a very general location - why not just make it a mandatory field?

Dave

Just popping out to Halfords for an hour or two, spare house key is by back door under pot, alarm code 1234, dog doesn't bite   :-))

nice try we all know its really 4321
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: Patrick Henry on December 18, 2011, 04:52:49 pm
If I knew where you were I'd run you out a plaster...



Rich
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: irishcarguy on December 18, 2011, 08:26:06 pm
Hi Dave you just want your dog fed for free. Mick B.
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: irishcarguy on December 18, 2011, 09:06:16 pm
It really is funny when you take the time to look at where people live, mine says Canada, only the second largest country in the world. I live in the city of Calgary just 60 miles east of the Rocky Mountains. The city is over 550 Sq. miles in area, 1.3 million people live here besides me/partner & our two dogs We are(city & me too) 3500ft. above sea level. The province we live in is called Alberta & is much larger than England, Scotland & Wales combined. Our southern border is the USA(state of Montana) west is British Columbia & the Pacific ocean(Vancouver), a journey of 1000km & about ten hours of driving. We have 55 mountain peaks in the province that exceed 11,000ft. The province stretches 700mls north from the US border. Anywhere we go we can usually cover a distance of 60/65 miles in an hour. We generally talk of how far some place is in time rather than miles/ km's. One hour's drive is 65 miles. Back to the city, it is divided into 4 quadrants, I live in the north west & can be out of the city going west in about ten minutes. I hope this gives you a better idea or picture of where I live. If anyone on here would like more in-fro about here just PM me. It is one of the best holiday destinations in North America, the best months are June to September. The scenery is out of this world. We also have the highest pass in Canada at 7250ft above sea level. Everything is large scale here. Mick B. = So folks that is where I live how about you ?. 
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: NottsRog on December 18, 2011, 09:26:02 pm
Well I hope my 'name' gives the location away !,  srely couldnt get much clearer %)
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: nhp651 on December 18, 2011, 09:36:04 pm
It really is funny when you take the time to look at where people live, mine says Canada, only the second largest country in the world. I live in the city of Calgary just 60 miles east of the Rocky Mountains. The city is over 550 Sq. miles in area, 1.3 million people live here besides me/partner & our two dogs We are(city & me too) 3500ft. above sea level. The province we live in is called Alberta & is much larger than England, Scotland & Wales combined. Our southern border is the USA(state of Montana) west is British Columbia & the Pacific ocean(Vancouver), a journey of 1000km & about ten hours of driving. We have 55 mountain peaks in the province that exceed 11,000ft. The province stretches 700mls north from the US border. Anywhere we go we can usually cover a distance of 60/65 miles in an hour. We generally talk of how far some place is in time rather than miles/ km's. One hour's drive is 65 miles. Back to the city, it is divided into 4 quadrants, I live in the north west & can be out of the city going west in about ten minutes. I hope this gives you a better idea or picture of where I live. If anyone on here would like more in-fro about here just PM me. It is one of the best holiday destinations in North America, the best months are June to September. The scenery is out of this world. We also have the highest pass in Canada at 7250ft above sea level. Everything is large scale here. Mick B. = So folks that is where I live how about you ?.  
you live in what sounds like paradise, matey, you are going on your holls too paradise next week.what more could you want....you lucky chap.
when you coming back to blighty, there's always a warm greeting in a cold damp Fleetwood for you, and a coffee or a pint o' the black stuff if you wish.
Enjoy yorself in Hawaii and don't get too sunburnt.....you lucky lad.
merry christmas mate, and hear from you when you get back.
neil.
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: Shipmate60 on December 18, 2011, 09:58:32 pm
Where are you going in Hawaii, we had a great holiday in Kona earlier this year.

Bob
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: RaaArtyGunner on December 18, 2011, 10:42:56 pm
We don't like to skite but you can't beat down under.
Just a sample at random, Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast, we also have a Gold Coast in Queensland and lots of points in between from North to South.

in South, Bells beach Victoria

And in between enough said 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: Norseman on December 18, 2011, 10:47:27 pm
I would love to go to Australia .................but your many and various Spiders bothers me too much.

Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: Colin Bishop on December 18, 2011, 10:59:54 pm
And killer whales, and snakes....
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: nhp651 on December 18, 2011, 11:02:04 pm
yeh, but the women are the worst.................... {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: Norseman on December 18, 2011, 11:50:32 pm
Kylie or Danni?
Danni or Kylie?
or maybe even Mrs Minogue could sing me a song? %)

Thinking about it Neil ............. for once your wrong

Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: RaaArtyGunner on December 19, 2011, 01:04:12 am
C'mon fellas,  :o :o :o don't be wimps now. <:( <:( <:(
Even the Sheilas can handle these little wrigglies,  O0 O0 includes Kylie and Danni  {-) {-)

Nothin to it  %) %) %)
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: Norseman on December 19, 2011, 01:15:24 am
Snakes I can handle, spiders too
but I don't fancy tackling Australia's big aggressive poisonous spiders
so at this point I become a wimp  O0

Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: HS93 (RIP) on December 19, 2011, 01:46:23 am
I was out there a month (Perth) and never saw One, only saw One Rue that was not in a cage, did see a few quokka's on Rotty. I had prepaired for the red backs and never saw one not even a plastic one to get the wife with.

Peter
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: Norseman on December 19, 2011, 02:15:10 am
I bet they saw you though Peter
I bet absolutely hundreds of them saw you

No mate - I just draw the line at that lot

Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: Norseman on December 19, 2011, 02:17:31 am
while were at it  - what is a Quokka on Rotty? and do the kids on this estate know about it?

Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: HS93 (RIP) on December 19, 2011, 03:06:11 am
while were at it  - what is a Quokka on Rotty? and do the kids on this estate know about it?

Dave

Ozzy Talk
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: Norseman on December 19, 2011, 03:30:37 am
Ah the wonder of the internet ............ :}

'A Quokka is found in Western Australia, mainly on Rottnest Island'

Thank god - I thought someone was smoking Rottweilers for a minute  :o

Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: HS93 (RIP) on December 19, 2011, 03:51:28 am
see how easy that was , bet you Goggled it.
some pictures I took of them,
Peter
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: Norseman on December 19, 2011, 05:09:23 am
Yes googled - I'm surprised the spiders don't eat them
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: RaaArtyGunner on December 19, 2011, 08:26:06 am
Yes googled - I'm surprised the spiders don't eat them

They'll eat the spiders  O0 O0 {-) {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: irishcarguy on December 19, 2011, 05:43:02 pm
I want to cover a few points here, first we are going to Maui, south west Keihi I think, (the boss knows where.)  Neil I was wondering how you were soo familiar with OZ girls, just asking. Arty I would love to visit Australia & I have a standing invitation from a company I do business with in Sydney to stay with the owner if I go.( Midel PTY)They make parts for SU carburettors. It is on my short list right after I go to the U/K & clean up Neil's workshop. Dave I am like you I don't like spiders or snakes of any kind. At this point I would like to wish all you guys a Very Merry Xmas & a Happy New Year, Martin & the moderators too, & thanks for the fun. Mick B. PS. = back on the 12th January.
Title: Re: Mayhem members - location.
Post by: irishcarguy on December 19, 2011, 06:01:47 pm
Hi guys just a follow up to my post, Bob I answered your question, and we were there last year too. Peter you sure get around is there any place left you have not visited ?.Arty the other thing that interests me is the sheer variety of wild life & how different it is to North America. Neil it is a very beautiful place to live but like most places it has it's negatives too, like a winter's morning when it is 35 degrees below zero & the wind is howling, believe me you would wish to be elsewhere. Mick B.