Search profiles by region

Search profiles by region

25 posts
10 Sep 2010
This has been brought up many times before, but for those who are unaware.
when Matt created the Purestorm database Post Office postcode data was unavailable
at reasonable cost to web designers so he did not build in this as a requirement of registration.
Only the Country and County fields in the Address section have been Required rather than Optional
so very few members have provided this information over the last 7 years that the site has been active.
Member searches by County are therefore possible but by postcode are currently impossible.
Casting Call Searches by County were originally tried but proved to be unworkable
so a region-based system was quickly introduced to crack the problem.



Matt is currently working on a new Search Criteria system so until then the above applies for England.
Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland should be self-explanatory.

Note that Casting Call Notifications can be tailored for multiple regions to suit members' specific requirements
Posted 20 Nov 2011
Edited by ForumModerator 20 Nov 2011
wq0pco
Photographer
wq0pco
So a photographer in say Berwick puts out a CC for ahem, "NE models" and gets replies from said NE models based in South Yorkshire????

UTTER, UTTER MADNESS

Posted 27 Nov 2011
anthonyh
Photographer
anthonyh
At the moment I can see a model portfolio with 'London' as the location. Depending on her address, she can be 30 minutes away from me......or two hours away.

A member in Essex can be a mile from a member in Kent...or nearly 200, depending on their individual locations.

There is no alternative to a postcode system.

Posted 27 Nov 2011
photo_phil
Photographer
photo_phil
anthonyh

This issue has been raised before. It is hard to see why we can't have a method whereby a member types in a location and can search from there, at any radius out. MM and eBay manage it.


I like the sound of that!
Posted 27 Nov 2011
Two_stops
Photographer
Two_stops
ForumModerator

This has been brought up many times before, but for those who are unaware.
when Matt created the Purestorm database Post Office postcode data was unavailable
at reasonable cost to web designers so he did not build in this as a requirement of registration.
Only the Country and County fields in the Address section have been Required rather than Optional
so very few members have provided this information over the last 7 years that the site has been active.
Member searches by County are therefore possible but by postcode are currently impossible.
Casting Call Searches by County were originally tried but proved to be unworkable
so a region-based system was quickly introduced to crack the problem.



Matt is currently working on a new Search Criteria system so until then the above applies for England.
Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland should be self-explanatory.

Note that Casting Call Notifications can be tailored for multiple regions to suit members' specific requirements


Come on, how can it work right when Matt thinks greater London is in the North Sea.

John
Posted 27 Nov 2011
desyek
Photographer
desyek
ForumModerator

This has been brought up many times before, but for those who are unaware.
when Matt created the Purestorm database Post Office postcode data was unavailable
at reasonable cost to web designers so he did not build in this as a requirement of registration.
Only the Country and County fields in the Address section have been Required rather than Optional
so very few members have provided this information over the last 7 years that the site has been active.
Member searches by County are therefore possible but by postcode are currently impossible.
Casting Call Searches by County were originally tried but proved to be unworkable
so a region-based system was quickly introduced to crack the problem.



Matt is currently working on a new Search Criteria system so until then the above applies for England.
Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland should be self-explanatory.

Note that Casting Call Notifications can be tailored for multiple regions to suit members' specific requirements


How so exactly?

There's a South and there's a North Wales according to the regions - and it's impossible to search members by North and South Wales. Where's Mid Wales gone?

Until there's a better search facility, I'll just have to keep sourcing my models from other websites and use PS purely as a 'hosting' site.
Posted 28 Nov 2011
desyek
Photographer
desyek
Two_stops

Come on, how can it work right when Matt thinks greater London is in the North Sea.

John


John, that tickled me!

May explain why politicians are 'slippery' - all the oil fields...
Posted 28 Nov 2011
jimbojetset
Photographer
jimbojetset
Have not read all this, however would like to be able to search by experience.
And the nearest town should be provided, not just county.



Posted 28 Nov 2011
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
I'd have to say that I do love the way Purpleport does this whereby you can search a radius of a town/postcode - far easier than trying to determine what counties are in what regions.

Posted 28 Nov 2011
Plymjack
Photographer
Plymjack
An email to all members that it is a requirement to enter the first 3 characters of your postcode would populate the data easily. The old profiles would not which is great as they are annoying anyhow. If we knew that a new search system based on distance from postcode was then being implemented Im sure most users would update their profiles accordingly...... go on stick it on the bottom of your happy xmas email to everyone.... PLEASE
Posted 28 Nov 2011
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