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Mumsnet local. I don't live where you tell me I live

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YesEinsteinsMumDid Wed 20-Sep-17 17:38:12

It ain't local, accessible or relevant!

Is there a solution to that? Or do I have to suffer it like the issue that if you send post to the place the automated post fill in says we don't get it. Yes I live in the middle of nowhere but no, where you tell me is local is NOT local for me.

musicposy Mon 25-Sep-17 00:56:16

For some reason I have "Mumsnet Local near you, Oldham and Rochdale" in green on the RHS of my posts. I've been a bit bugged by it since it appeared a few days ago.

I've just looked on google maps as I didn't have a clear idea where those were and no wonder, I'm nearly 300 miles away!

Can you answer why this comes up, MN?

musicposy Mon 25-Sep-17 00:57:38

Here's a screenshot

ScaryMonstersAndSuoerCreeps Mon 25-Sep-17 01:02:19

Mine tells me I'm in London!!! I'm not, I'm in Suffolk!!!!!

TheDrsDocMartens Mon 25-Sep-17 07:06:36

I just thought that was an ad, not my area.

Saucery Mon 25-Sep-17 07:10:29

It's to do with your IP I think. I have had a place 400 miles away on my phone and 70 miles away on my iPad

LornaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 25-Sep-17 11:09:15

Hi everyone,

thanks for flagging this - that's definitely not right. The local talk geowidget should display active threads from your nearest Mumsnet Local sites.

Tech are investigating this issue and we should have an update for you soon.

flowers

CatsAreLikeChocolates Mon 25-Sep-17 11:11:44

Mine is suggesting I live in Edinburgh. I actually leave 400 miles away in South Wales. Epic map widget thingy! Do I win a prize for most miles off? wink

LornaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 25-Sep-17 11:12:25

CatsAreLikeChocolates

Mine is suggesting I live in Edinburgh. I actually leave 400 miles away in South Wales. Epic map widget thingy! Do I win a prize for most miles off? wink

Will a brew suffice? grin

CatsAreLikeChocolates Mon 25-Sep-17 11:25:55

Hardly Lorna, hardly!

Wanders off shaking head and muttering about when all this was fields and HQ gave out wine

allegretto Mon 25-Sep-17 11:30:06

Do I win a prize for most miles off?

Mine's suggesting Reading. I live in Italy. wink

GinandGingerBeer Mon 25-Sep-17 11:31:19

Mine suggests London. I'm in Yorkshire.

LornaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 25-Sep-17 11:40:00

allegretto

*Do I win a prize for most miles off?*

Mine's suggesting Reading. I live in Italy. wink

Cor - this one's a clear winner!

ReinettePompadour Mon 25-Sep-17 11:47:29

Mine says London but I'm in Staffordshire Moorlands. Only 170 miles out confused

IAmALeafOnTheWindWatchHowISoar Mon 25-Sep-17 12:15:47

How do you change the Local board you originally joined and have moved to another county?

Libra Mon 25-Sep-17 12:40:39

Mine thinks I live in Lambeth. I live in north Aberdeenshire.
Have never been to Lambeth, but I bet the weather is better there today.

Melassa Mon 25-Sep-17 12:44:55

Well, I think mine is somewhat drunk. I've got Stockport, Penistone (is that a place??? How is it pronounced???), Norfolk and Bristol. Maybe covering all bases?
Nowhere near though, I too am in Italy.

LornaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 25-Sep-17 13:00:32

IAmALeafOnTheWindWatchHowISoar

How do you change the Local board you originally joined and have moved to another county?

Hello!

There's a button on every local site that says 'make home site'.

If you find the one you're after, you should be able to change over!

flowers

TwatteryFlowers Mon 25-Sep-17 13:30:02

Penistone is not far from me in south Yorkshire. Pronounced 'penny-stun' 😂

Anyway, the green ad at the bottom of the page here links to threads from Weston-Super-Mare and to Clapham, both of which are nowhere near me, but when I actually go onto the local talk board it takes me to my local area.

YesEinsteinsMumDid Mon 25-Sep-17 13:41:14

At least there was a rational answer to my issue. (HQ were prompt in dealing with via pm) Some of this is just batty grin

IAmALeafOnTheWindWatchHowISoar Mon 25-Sep-17 13:54:14

Cheers Lorna.

Hebenon Mon 25-Sep-17 13:58:08

Mine thinks I am in Belfast! I am in SW London!

IAmALeafOnTheWindWatchHowISoar Mon 25-Sep-17 13:58:39

Couldn't see it on the mobile site so will check on my laptop tonight.

Ginfernal Mon 25-Sep-17 14:00:59

Yup. Mine is telling me all about Bristol and Weston Super Mare. I'm 800+ miles away near John O Groats!

ScaryMonstersAndSuoerCreeps Mon 25-Sep-17 17:23:49

MNHQ I've made Suffolk my MN local page and London still comes up!!!!! confused

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