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Topic # 64417 15-Jul-2010 09:00
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Could someone tell me why I have a "Yankee" flag in my profile box ???
I am born bred and aged KIWI

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  Reply # 351715 15-Jul-2010 09:03
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Have you tried searching the forums?
This has been answered many times, basically your IP address is coming back to a US location.

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  Reply # 351717 15-Jul-2010 09:03
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We show these flags based on the IP address used to post, not the information given to us.

It seems you're posting from a CDMA address. According to the database we have these addresses are part of a block assigned to a U.S. company, even though they are being used by Telecom.








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  Reply # 351718 15-Jul-2010 09:11
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Thanks. Yep I am using CMDA T-Stick ... the only way us rural people can get decent Internet




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  Reply # 351719 15-Jul-2010 09:12
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Try CDMA not CMDA :-((

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Reply # 351722 15-Jul-2010 09:20
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rbsgz: Try CDMA not CMDA :-((


Have you not heard og CMDA before? Christian Medical and Dental Associations



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  Reply # 351730 15-Jul-2010 09:32
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I have just done a search on "http://www.geobytes.com/IpLocator.htm?GetLocation" and it tells me I am located in Auckland NZ.

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  Reply # 352131 15-Jul-2010 21:53
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freitasm: We show these flags based on the IP address used to post, not the information given to us.

It seems you're posting from a CDMA address. According to the database we have these addresses are part of a block assigned to a U.S. company, even though they are being used by Telecom.




So why don't we fix it? if if you know xyz block is telecom cant we ignore the "database" that is in use?




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  Reply # 352139 15-Jul-2010 22:20
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rbsgz: I have just done a search on "http://www.geobytes.com/IpLocator.htm?GetLocation" and it tells me I am located in Auckland NZ.


It depends on what database they use.

mentalinc: So why don't we fix it? if if you know xyz block is telecom cant we ignore the "database" that is in use?


Its a 120,000 records database. Some blocks may overlap. It's free and it does (in general) a good job. t's not meant as a tool to pinpoint your location, but to give a general idea - we only show to users that are logged in, due to the stress on the database if we had to do look ups on this table for every forum page we show  - which are a few million every month.

CDMA EVDO mobile data is being turned off in a couple of months. Why bother, things will change then...







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  Reply # 352345 16-Jul-2010 15:21
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Any idea when they will kill it ???

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  Reply # 352352 16-Jul-2010 15:34
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  Reply # 352569 17-Jul-2010 09:06
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Thanks. My T-stick tells me I using 1xRTT

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