Opened 12 years ago

Closed 8 months ago

#1425 closed enhancement (fixed)

Please expand radius and amount of nearby users to show on "Nearby users" map

Reported by: avar Owned by: rails-dev@…
Priority: minor Milestone: Wishlist
Component: website Version:
Keywords: user_location Cc: akan@…, steve@…, tom@…


Currently the list of nearby users in the user preferences shows a list of maximum 10 users with in a radius of "50" as defined in app/model/user.rb. As shown on the accompanying screenshot this is enough to show a fraction of the users mapping in the same suburb.

Please expand the default radius to at least 500 and the number of users to 100. This would allow one to see nearby users in a small city. This isn't a frequently performed query and shouldn't have adverse effects on the database.

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Changed 12 years ago by avar

Attachment: nearby-users.png added

Nearby users in my suburb

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by avar

Ticket #436 is related to this.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by StefanB

Cc: akan@… steve@… tom@… added

#added people from (duplicate?) issue #436 to CC.

How about introducing per user adjustable "users near me radar" radius with a current default? Not only would users "see" up to that defined distance, but would also make them visible to users that far (if the other user has the same or higher radius set).

Total number of people would still be limited, but to a higher number (100 seems fine). If someone in the next city is only interested in local stuff he sets a lower radius and doesn't see me nor is he seen to me. I'd set my radius to 200km to be able to connect with people that far away if they have stated their interest in such "long distance relationships" by setting their "radar" radius big enough.

Or in radar terms: if you want more powerful radar to see others you have to have a bigger radar reflector to be seen in return.

This would allow fair balance between sharing own position and getting other users' position. Users would be able to completely hide their position but in return they wouldn't be seeing anyone else on their radar. Or they could set their radius to 20,000 km to see and be seen globally (but every radar would only show the nearest 100 hits)

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by Tom Hughes

Owner: changed from Tom Hughes to rails-dev@…

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by stevens

Keywords: user_location added

comment:5 Changed 8 months ago by Andy Allan

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Nearby users has been increased in the intervening time, it's currently at 30.

We don't have any plans to make the more complex "radar" feature mentioned here.

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