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New Forum idea = Postcards.

Travel Forums System Talk New Forum idea = Postcards.

1. Posted by hasbeen (Travel Guru 1260 posts) 23w Star this if you like it!

Suggestion ..

Have a new forum section called ‘Postcards’ or ‘Wish you were here’ or ‘Hello from ??’ or some such.

The forum allows for :-

Only photos.
One photo post per member in any 24 hour period.
Only photos taken within the past 24 hours .. so photo must have a date & time
Only photos with a location
In the photo caption .. Only 10 words of text or a max number of characters perhaps.

The photo disappears 24 hours after posting but remain in a member’s gallery.

At the top of the forum or maybe outside the forum someplace .. A ‘dark’ map of the world that lights up countries pinpointed by the photos locations .. getting brighter & dimmer depending on the number of photos for a country.

Notification of posting would default to off but notifications could go to ‘friends’ if allowed by a friend.

How to keep out junk? Limit posts to members of a certain status. Keep it clean .. No nudity or disgusting photos, pause or inactivate membership for abuse.

Allow for comments on the photo or not?


2. Posted by king_golo (Full Member 42 posts) 23w Star this if you like it!

Sounds like yet another great idea, Steve!

3. Posted by ToonSarah (Respected Member 284 posts) 23w Star this if you like it!

Sounds interesting - especially the map lighting up to show where we all are! I wonder how easy it would be to set something up with all those parameters?

4. Posted by hasbeen (Travel Guru 1260 posts) 22w Star this if you like it!

I had another use for the map-lighting-up idea .. put one into the 'Members on-line' page .. have it show the places people live or are citizens of .. or if not a map, at least a note beside the name to say the country. That page does look very lonely.

Although . . I have been looking at the profiles from that page & I am surprised by how many people do not state the country they live in & that few people post photos or have blogs or post on forums .. but I am staggered, staggered I say, that 99.9999% of people have made at least one map.
It seems that maps are far & away the most popular feature of TP.

All that to say .. my map lighting up idea is a non-starter but it kept the little grey cells working for a while.