When new Montanans register for Montana Gun Trader, they are asked to include their City + a comma + MT.
If they don’t at least give us a Montana City, their membership is not approved.
Montana is Big! This is so we know if they post an item in a general forum, whether its even practical to contact them or not. On top of that one of the biggest complaints people have with classifieds is that people who post forget to add their location. You can visit any members profile page to see their location under their header image if they haven’t removed it. But sometimes even I don’t know without looking at a map. This is exactly why I’ve added a map function. Why not have a map here instead of having to google it?
If you edit your profile and enter your Montana city, then a comma, The MT, then enter USA in the country, a map will automatically appear on your profile page like the Montana Arms & Ammo Page. If your profile location information is also filled out correctly, you will see a distance from you in the member directory just like the image below.
NOTE: Add it, remove it, I don’t even care after registration. But it will always be required in registration for localization purposes. !If you add your complete address, it will display it! Although I might advise against that if you don’t want people knocking on your door. If you have a business however, it might be beneficial. We’ll leave that part up to you. 🙂
At a buy, sell and trade site, it’s always a good idea to see what other people have to say about sellers before you commit to a meet with them, or purchase from them if you haven’t already. One of the best things about GunBroker and even Ebay, is being able to see what others have to say before you plan to buy.
I’m sure you’re excited to here that we have a system just like that here now. Check out Montana Gun Owners under My Reputation to see how the Rating looks on a profile page. Click on Rate & Review this Member to see their reviews page.
In addition to your personal reviews page, your 1-5 STAR rating also appears on your profile page and in your news feed. Get busy and build your reputation. Ask members you’ve dealt with in the past to leave a review for you to help build some credibility with your potential buyers. Members can delete and change reviews. But obviously cannot review themselves.
To add a custom header image to this page, click Edit Profile/Profile and upload or remove an image.
In addition to existing optional profile page customization’s such as your page header and avatar, information and website links that can appear below your header, a friends list and groups list, several new profile page options have been added. These new options allow you to share linked buttons, a map to display your location, a telephone number and your most recent posts.
Logged in members can edit their profile and quickly add these optional items. None of these will appear to non-members unless you allow them to be viewed.
Note: In order for your map to appear, your location must be specified. You can go so far as to add your home address if you like, although it would not be advised. Be sure to add United States or USA to the country field or it will not appear. Adding your city, state and country also allows other members who do the same, to see a distance from you in the member directory.
Logged in members can leave comments, questions and suggestions below or feel free to message me anytime.
As members have likely noticed, the default avatar for all users who have not uploaded their own or have a Gravatar account, has changed to this sexy new one. If you’d like to change either one, simply click the change links at the top of your header image. You are the only one that sees these links on your profile page. Blow holes or ask questions as needed below.