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January 29, 2007

New Nikonians member-search function now available

Nikonians now have a special feature available to our Silver, Gold and Platinum level members that allows them to find fellow Nikonians, listed by country, city and state.

We have found with more than 73,000 members in over 140 countries that the community is filled with members who wish to meet and exchange ideas and projects. The new feature allows those members to choose to make their membership information searchable, based on location as well as camera types and photography interests, using our NikoScope search engine.
Members will find a new search category tab in NikoScope on top of the search input box, labeled "Nikonians Users." By clicking that category, they will be able to find a fellow Nikonian.
Recognizing the importance of privacy concerns from our members, we have also designed the search function to ignore those members who choose not to share their locations.
Those members who wish not to have this search function apply to their membership information can simply navigate to a new option available in the "User Menu" tab. After clicking on to the User Menu they can select the first option on the left, marked "Edit Your Preferences."
From there, they move to the tab labeled "Community Settings" where they will find the option: "Is my profile searchable?" near the bottom of the page.
It is currently defaulted to "Yes."
If the member sets this flag to "No" the profile cannot be found through NikoScope’s new search function.
The new feature will help bond the international friendships we have made in the past six years, while recognizing the privacy concerns of those members who wish to limit their public exposure on the Internet.

Posted by flashdeadline at January 29, 2007 8:08 PM