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Map of Location on Profile ... New Feature?

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Isha R Member Since: Nov 7, 2017
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HI Everybody , how can I show a map of columbus on my profile, I really like the feature and want to enable it. Please help. Thanks, Isha

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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I'm glad you like the feature, Isha.

 

Could you please go to your Settings> Contact Info and update your location information by typing your address in the "Start typing your address" field and selecting it from the drop down? It should auto-fill all the information correctly.

 

 

~ Valeria
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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi All,

 

I'd like to confirm that your location may be displayed incorrectly on the map for two reasons:

 

1. Your address isn't entered in the proper format. Your location will then show as default "Washington D.C." Go to your Settings> Contact Info> Location and update it.

 

2. Due to a technical issue that's currently being investigated by the team. A fix should be released as soon as possible.

 

Sorry about the confusion this has caused you.

~ Valeria
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Pandora H Member Since: May 11, 2010
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I hate anything that tracks or visually shows where I am online, and find this map that shows (oddly enough) more or less where I am to be intrusive. None of my US clients care where I am. (Though some who are friendly ask about our "mile high features".

 

I hope this "feature" dies and drops into a dark abyss.

 

I am totally  "against" this purely cosmetic update, from a "I feel invaded" kind of way. And it takes a lot for me to feel that. Bring on that video verification, I dare you!

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Pat M Member Since: Jun 18, 2016
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Pandora posted:

 

I hate anything that tracks or visually shows where I am online, and find this map that shows (oddly enough) more or less where I am to be intrusive. None of my US clients care where I am. (Though some who are friendly ask about our "mile high features".

 

I hope this "feature" dies and drops into a dark abyss.

 

I am totally  "against" this purely cosmetic update, from a "I feel invaded" kind of way. And it takes a lot for me to feel that. Bring on that video verification, I dare you!

 

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AMEN, SISTER!!! 

 

Some may find this interesting.  I chose long ago for my Profile to state my location as Central U.S. which is accurate.  I mainly did that because I tend to be a private person and attempt to continue to protect my right to that as much as possible in today's "big brother is watching" world. 

 

The stupid map on my Profile states Central, IL as my location which is also accurate.  However, I chose Central U.S. to be stated on my Profile; NOT Central, IL.  Also, I have absolutely no idea whatsoever where the stupid map is showing I live as I'm not familiar with any of the locations on the stupid map.  Oh, have I shared that I think they're stupid maps; thus a stupid idea? 

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Jess C Member Since: Feb 18, 2015
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@Valeria K wrote:

Hi All,

 

I'd like to confirm that your location may be displayed incorrectly on the map for two reasons:

 

1. Your address isn't entered in the proper format. Your location will then show as default "Washington D.C." Go to your Settings> Contact Info> Location and update it.

 

2. Due to a technical issue that's currently being investigated by the team. A fix should be released as soon as possible.

 

Sorry about the confusion this has caused you.


How about just turning the stupid thing off? What is the point of this feature? Why were we not informed BEFORE it went into effect? Why can't we OPT OUT?!

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Jared K Member Since: Dec 12, 2015
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I don't think this feature is a big deal and for those of you who are concerned Upwork is "tracking" you, the map doesn't appear to give any more information than what is already stated in your profile - it lists the city and state.

 

If you don't want to be "tracked" then you'll have to give up your smart phones and Onstar gps on your car. Upwork should be the least of your worries.

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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The map shows me as living in Tempe, Arizona.

 

Even though I'm in a New York State of mind, and I left my heart in San Francisco.

 

But to be precise, although Chicago is my kind of town, I would feel most safe and warm if I was in L.A.

 

...so I don't think the map on my page is accurate at all.

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Virginia F Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
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@Preston H wrote:

The map shows me as living in Tempe, Arizona.

 

Even though I'm in a New York State of mind, and I left my heart in San Francisco.

 

But to be precise, although Chicago is my kind of town, I would feel most safe and warm if I was in L.A.

 

...so I don't think the map on my page is accurate at all.


 From Billy Joel to The Mamas & The Papas. Well done.

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Jody P Member Since: Aug 1, 2017
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My Kind of Town - Frank Sinatra
@Preston H wrote:

The map shows me as living in Tempe, Arizona.

 

Even though I'm in a New York State of mind, and I left my heart in San Francisco.

 

But to be precise, although Chicago is my kind of town, I would feel most safe and warm if I was in L.A.

 

...so I don't think the map on my page is accurate at all.



That's all it took, now I've gone and recycled all of my Sinatra playlists.

 

As soon as I read 'Chicago is my kind of town', it was over with -- Sinatra until midnight or beyond.

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