Best way to find forum members from home state

Best way to find forum members from home state

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    Best way to find forum members from home state

    Anyone know the best way I can find fellow Arkies here in the forum? I already know of quite a few, and they have been recent newbies, and some regular posters. Once in a while a long time member will come out of the woodwork and post and I'll catch it. Any way I can actually find or make a list of forum Arkansans? Search criteria? I've got that Arkansas open carry petition I've been circulating given the opportunity, and I've passed the torch here mainly via PM's. I'd just like to catch some of those I haven't yet. Good suggestions are always accepted. Thanks.
    By the way.......the petition has over 300 signatures as of this week.
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    You can start a who's from ArKansas thread in Member's Meeting Place
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    Go to Members List in the blue nav bar, select Search Members, then select Advanced Search, type in Location, then select Search Now.


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    I don't find a 'search members' link after I click the 'members list' link, and the usual 'search' link is there, but just search forums or blogs. I've actually tried to get to where I want looking for ways to filter my searches. I know some sites have filters in the search criteria for this. Actually some have regional and state specific forums. It wouldn't be a bad idea being that most every state is different in their laws and all. I know the little extras cost, but it seems this site grows tremendously over time and I don't see that trend slowing down. I think I've posted subjects before related to home staters also....threads like that go way back toward the history channel very quickly due to the activity around here.

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    Look for the blue bar that states "DefensiveCarry Concealed Carry Forum: Members List Search Members" under the alphabet.

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    I've thought that too Ramrod. A state specific niche would be a good thing, especially for the same questions that get asked over and over and over.

    Not to mention the answers to the questions would actually be accurate, since every state is different.
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    OK, OK...I'm old and hard to train...

    I went to the member search site...when I entered Florida I only got members with Florida in their names...

    How would one get all the FL members?

    What did I miss?

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    JD...

    OK, OK...I'm old and hard to train...

    I went to the member search site...when I entered Florida I only got members with Florida in their names...

    How would one get all the FL members?

    What did I miss?

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    Look at all three screen captures I posted...

    Did you enter Florida in the field that says LOCATION or USER NAME? Also do variations such as FL.

    The search is only as good as the info in the database, people that put in little bits of humor such as "South East" will do no good in this application.

    You go to the members list, then mouse over Search Members, click on the Advanced Search option, that opens advanced search options shown in the third screen capture. That's where you put in your search criteria in the given fields.

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    Alright! I got it now! Thanks JD! Well, then I'm sure it speaks highly of Arkansas members that we need pictures to help explain things. Step-by-step instructions. I hope I've not embarrassed my fellow homies. Now.....to find the active ones.............................................. .................................................. .......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    Alright! I got it now! Thanks JD! Well, then I'm sure it speaks highly of Arkansas members that we need pictures to help explain things. Step-by-step instructions. I hope I've not embarrassed my fellow homies. Now.....to find the active ones.............................................. .................................................. .......

    No worries, a picture is worth a thousand words.

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    In searching for Oregon folks, I've used the following strings in the MemberList / Advanced / Location field:
    • Oregon
    • OR
    • , OR
    • ,OR

    That gets the folks who indicate a Location value. It doesn't find those who choose not to post a Location value, though.

    Over on OpenCarry.org, there's a feature to search by state: click but, again, it only finds those who put the State name in the Location field.

    I've seen some forums allow a similar search, but they leverage the IP number assignments, which I think can be filtered to get certain geographic regions.
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    Thanks all. I've sent about 40 PM's tonight. I've also received several replies.

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    I didnt get one...

    ...sigh....

    I'm crushed...


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    I didn't get one either HotGuns.

    Let's go stand over there in the corner and pout.


    oh, and I already signed the petition. maybe that's why. LOL.

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