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#1 Posted by dab198 (3893 posts) -

I don't see anything like what you're talking about.

Google suggests it's a Firefox and Chrome extension that just shows you a map based on a search of what you've selected, and wouldn't necessarily be the user's location.

#2 Posted by jsmoke03 (12742 posts) -

Okay so i wasnt sure if i should post this on technical forum or site enhancement.Pls feel free to move this to appropriate forum

Im seeing this thing "quickmaps" whenever i go over a gs users emblem (located near their level and post count ) and a map pops up of their location.

why is this enabled? is there any reason why there is a need for a persons location be ever publicly advertised? is this a google or a browser issue? why is this even on gamespot?is everyones profile enabled or just ones signed on to gmail or other google accounts?

i have a real big issue as it rosses privacy lines and it could lead to further trouble for users. it just takes one person to get stalked and harrassed for this to become a bigger issue. pls address this with answers and possible solutions.

#3 Posted by jsmoke03 (12742 posts) -

I don't see anything like what you're talking about.

Google suggests it's a Firefox and Chrome extension that just shows you a map based on a search of what you've selected, and wouldn't necessarily be the user's location.

dab198
thats good to know that it doesn't disclose actual user locations. i was wondering if this is provided for every website or is it that gs allowed this to be implemented on their site for some reason. gs is the only site that ive encountered using this. still don't like it but at least it isn't divulging private info
#4 Posted by JodyR (16412 posts) -
We'd prefer not to share your location publicly or I'd have you share a screenshot in this forum. Would you send us a screenshot of what you're encountering to community@gamespot.com?
#5 Posted by jsmoke03 (12742 posts) -
We'd prefer not to share your location publicly or I'd have you share a screenshot in this forum. Would you send us a screenshot of what you're encountering to community@gamespot.com? JodyR
im not sure if its their actual location or if its just A LOCATION. i actually don't know how to screencap to even show you lol
#6 Posted by Justforvisit (5047 posts) -

Ah so THAT'S why I got that "mads.gamespot is trying to track your physical location" a while ago then!