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26 July 2009 06:09
amethyst
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Many websites now use a postcode search facility, such as Ebay, so that people can find things relevant to them locally or within a certain radius. Could a similar search engine not be implemented on here to allow members to find each other, rather than having to trawl through profiles, to make sure a member hasn't entered the wrong location.

A recent forum post shows how some people don't even know which county they actually live in, which makes finding them even more difficult, postcode would work so much easier.
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Chris Martin is off-line
15 February 2010 10:54
Chriscwmartin
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Kent
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Hi,

Due to my location in kent, its quite feasible that i would work with models in Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Essex as I am quite central.

Would it be possible to when searching for models put in a distance from my postcode to search rather than counties, a bit like eBay ???

Thanks


Comment : This has been covered before.
For a postcode based system to work all members would have to submit their postcode.
As many won't even use their real name, this is unlikely to happen.

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Jim Gormley is off-line
09 November 2010 18:50
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Greater Manchester
Stockport

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I don't know if it has been asked before and i don't know how difficult it would be to impliment but would it be possible one day to have the search facility for models/photographers/studios to work by a mileage radius of a particular postcode and/or town.  The current 'county' boundaries can be a little confusing and it does sometimes mean doing a few searches. Around my area for example we have Cheshire and Lancashire aswell as Greater Manchester.  There is still some argument as to wether Stockport should be Greater Manchester or Cheshire. 
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