Inmate Whitepages?

Discussion in 'Australia' started by semaja2, May 4, 2012.

  1. semaja2

    semaja2 Been here awhile

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    Call me crazy but has anyone made a "Inmate Whitepages" or would people be interested in being part of one?

    The idea is quite simple, for people like my self planning trips through remote areas or just simply out of town we can look up who will be along our route :) in the "whitepages" we can sign up with something like the following

    • Here I Am, PM me if you want
    • PM me and we can grab a beer
    • PM me and let me know your route incase you have troubles
    • Here are my details if you need help

    I think it would be a great way to meet other inmates that well we would never meet usually :freaky as well as offer that safety blanket knowing other inmates are in the area if the shit hits the fan :eek1

    If people are interested I could look at making a special website for it, or just a simple thread and I update the first post with people/locations/services offered:rofl

    PS. Excuse my badly worded post I may be drugged up on pain killers and scotch...
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  2. Aquatic

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    WildDogs started one of these in South Africa and from experience I can tell you it works!!!

    A simple website that can be accesed by mobile phone.
    You register your details with what you have to offer and the region.

    I would put my hand up.
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  3. Dash65

    Dash65 wherethefarkarewe?

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    I work for a Canberra hosting company so I can get a domain name and the website, would just need someone to actually build the website. :)

    Cheers,
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  4. semaja2

    semaja2 Been here awhile

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    I'm a network engineer so the hosting and domains etc are all the easy parts, but the coding now that's a different story! However depending on the load might need to get help ;)

    I think I will give it a shot but if there is any programmers PHP/MySQL/HTML5 give me a PM and maybe we can coordinate a effort and make it something to be proud of :)

    Does anyone have a link to the South Africa one, is it just a thread or a actual website? Maybe we should build one to be global for all of AdvRider?
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  5. Aquatic

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  6. bend27

    bend27 by hook or by crook

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    Great idea!
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  7. Oz Nutter

    Oz Nutter Long timer

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    this is a top idea, keep the ball rolling....
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  8. Dash65

    Dash65 wherethefarkarewe?

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    OK, how about a name? ADVHelp and ADVContatcts are already taken.

    Ideas?

    Cheers,
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  9. semaja2

    semaja2 Been here awhile

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    ADCConnect or ADVMaps maybe ADVDirectory (let your treads do the walking)
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  10. wild0

    wild0 Rubber duck

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    ADV love circle? :raabia:toney
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  11. Dash65

    Dash65 wherethefarkarewe?

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    :thumb Love it.. :D

    Cheers,
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  12. Dash65

    Dash65 wherethefarkarewe?

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    OK the name is registered and the hosting setup is ready to go, Just need someone who knows how to build a secure website. :D

    Cheers,
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  13. ararat

    ararat Dr. BMW and Mr KTM

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    Putting my hand up for developing the beast.
    Will drop some ideas after i digest and some screen mockups later tonight...
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  14. semaja2

    semaja2 Been here awhile

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    Awesome so we have a name, a domain, web hosting and now a developer :D

    I will PM dash and ararat to get it going :)
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  15. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Team 250

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  16. semaja2

    semaja2 Been here awhile

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    This time round we are aiming to make it more of a website, and aim it for the iPhones so it easier to use on the go :) plus I don't think many people had iPhones back in 2007 ;)

    Anyway we can always give it a go, if people dont use it then oh well, but if people use it then huzzar :)

    Anyone have a wish list of features btw? below is some of mine;

    • iPhone Compatible website interface
    • Google Map integration (to show where everyone is)
    • HTML5 Location support for iPhones etc on the map
    • Secure it down to only forum members some how :S (If we get big enough maybe we can hook direct to the forums user base)
    • Simple interface that lets a user simply put their Name/Postcode/Services (Tickboxes for a few options) or go in full detail with GPS Coords/Address/Notes/etc
    • A awesome logo that somehow does "Let your treads do the walking" :p
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  17. Reefdog

    Reefdog Been here awhile

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    Hi A2
    So what didnt happen last time.. Just finnished reading your similiar thing back in 2007 and it seemed all systems GO,,,then nothing :cry

    I am on the HUBB directory for Dubai,,had a few bikies email and it works well..HOWEVER had a german guy email me from Africa was coming over from Sudan to Yemen,Oman and into UAE and then onto Iran,, gave him contacts for shipping bike across the red sea and contacts in Yemen and Oman,,My Cell # ,give me a call when he got here in about 2 months time...Time came and went NO call NO email...
    Yemen is NOT the most peace loving nation in the world...After 2.5 months sent him 3 emails a week apart and NOTHING,,,,that was over 2 years ago
    So i dont know what happened to him,,i assume he got the double tapp to the back of the head down there..

    having said the above i do like this idea if used properly
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  18. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Team 250

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    Don't get me wrong,it's a top idea and hope it works.An inmate who new what he was doing with computers was supposed to set something up on the forum so that everyones phone numbers etc were available but he seemed to lose interest so the whole thing fell apart.

    Cheers
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  19. semaja2

    semaja2 Been here awhile

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    All we can do is try, and provide the resources for it to actually launch into something for the whole community :)

    Out of interest... Who would be interested in listing other information in the directory, for example I work in IT and such would list Free/Paid IT Services as well on my listing so other inmates can help out on other things, because I know nothing about mechanics but would be happy to trade my IT knowledge for mechanical help or beer lol
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  20. ararat

    ararat Dr. BMW and Mr KTM

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    There are a few things i would like to see in the list.
    1. Not to see my adress or phone number or real name unless i give the person PM me the approval.
    2. To be able to have a region setting where i can say if you are in this region give me a buzz. might be that i am working in the mines on some desolate place and only want to have that listed and not my adress.

    To solve both i will try to design 2 things.
    One is that you are only capable of seeing some call sign may it be your adv user or something else not sure if it matters.
    The other is that you will be able to click on a map and set a range and people who are searching will do the same thus if you are willing to go 10k to greet the person and he is willing to go 40k then if he searches for 50k radios from where he is he will get you.

    Now i will try to mock something and give some initial designs here.
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