Opened 10 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#1264 closed new feature (wontfix)

Introduce geo tracking

Reported by: micha Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: unassigned
Component: BW Geo Keywords: geo tracking, ip address, geo coding
Cc: fake51, philipp


While we had some concerns about privacy it might make sense to get geo information (e.g. by IP address) about the logged in member for several purposes:

  • Our members might be interested in people "near by" (as it is in Couchsurfing). We might not want to just publish this data always but we could if a member wants us to (e.g. he marks a button "I'm travelling, let others see my current location")
  • Modern mobile devices would make geotracking even easier and more interesting to use.
  • ... see in the comments

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by globetrotter_tt

I think this needs more discussion in the forum before we start this here. Personally i am against geo tracking by default, and if somebody wants to publish his location a simple message will do.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by micha

Sure. I'm definitely for a discussion. With a look at CS and a talk to others I just felt that we loose possibilities if we decline to use geo tracking at all. What I have in mind would definitely be non-default as in the button-example above..

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by planetcruiser

+1 more geo features. we should pick this discussion up again. maybe once we switched to open street map (#1635)

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by TimLoal

  • Type changed from draft to new feature

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by jsfan

  • Milestone Future deleted

Milestone Future deleted

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by guaka

  • Milestone set to unassigned
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed


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