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By *andyfloss2000 OP   Woman 8 weeks ago

ashford

Can the gps on peoples account b showing wrong? As have had a few just lately saying they are not far from me but the gps says they are at their home location? They say it's because they not on the app or its its because they moved since made the account I thought if it shows the distance on gps it would b accurate? X

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By *hubaysiWoman 8 weeks ago

Yorkshire

Why would you be searching who is near to you? Meets are not allowed.

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By *andyfloss2000 OP   Woman 8 weeks ago

ashford


"Why would you be searching who is near to you? Meets are not allowed. "

I'm not I have had messages from people saying they are near but their gps says otherwise! One even insisting he works where I work! I dont belive him! And its creeping me out tbh! I just wondered if any one knew if the gps could show wrong? I'm not meeting anyone any time soon! X

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By *ichaelsmyMan 8 weeks ago

douglas

The gps is. It that accurate to stop stalking etc

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By *ngelikatvleedsTV/TS 8 weeks ago

leeds

I don’t think it’s related to gps.. if you look under personal details you enter your postcode.. for local searches.... so if someone alters their postcode they can look as though they are local...

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By *achael xWoman 8 weeks ago

somerset

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By *achael xWoman 8 weeks ago

somerset

As above; I have my postcode set to somewhere else so I show up as local to there. I don’t have my Gps on but if I did that would give away my true location.

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By *andyfloss2000 OP   Woman 8 weeks ago

ashford


"As above; I have my postcode set to somewhere else so I show up as local to there. I don’t have my Gps on but if I did that would give away my true location. "

Yes this I what I thought these 2 people recently says they are 200 + miles and there gps says same thank you x

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By *oldswarriorMan 8 weeks ago

Louth


"Why would you be searching who is near to you? Meets are not allowed. "

She never mentioned anything about meeting

Should we have the search function disabled now?

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By *achael xWoman 8 weeks ago

somerset


"Why would you be searching who is near to you? Meets are not allowed. "

Have you been stuck behind your keyboard too long?

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By *sm265Woman 8 weeks ago

Shangri-la


"Why would you be searching who is near to you? Meets are not allowed. "

I regularly check who is near, not because I have any plans to meet, just because I'm a nosy cow

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By *entleman JayMan 8 weeks ago

Wakefield


"Why would you be searching who is near to you? Meets are not allowed.

I regularly check who is near, not because I have any plans to meet, just because I'm a nosy cow "

Me too.

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By * and M lookingCouple 8 weeks ago

Worcester

If they use a VPN then they usually show up at the servers location.

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By *ootballFlowerCouple 8 weeks ago

Nuneaton

It can also depend on if you are using a VPN or who your ISP is. My Internet geolocation often says we are in London, North West or Scotland - essentially miles from where live.

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By *andyfloss2000 OP   Woman 8 weeks ago

ashford


"It can also depend on if you are using a VPN or who your ISP is. My Internet geolocation often says we are in London, North West or Scotland - essentially miles from where live."

Now I'm lost lol x

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By *harAndBryCouple 8 weeks ago

Peterborough

If they're on Android then there are plenty of GPS faking apps....you turn it on, select on the map where you want to "appear" to be and you phone thinks that's where you are.

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By *luttyLaylaWoman 8 weeks ago

North West


"Can the gps on peoples account b showing wrong? As have had a few just lately saying they are not far from me but the gps says they are at their home location? They say it's because they not on the app or its its because they moved since made the account I thought if it shows the distance on gps it would b accurate? X"

I turn off my GPS location on my phone and all apps so my location on here is only what I type in.

If I set my location as Liverpool, that’s what it shows. But if I turned my GPS back on it would show a different distance xx

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By *hubaysiWoman 8 weeks ago

Yorkshire


"Why would you be searching who is near to you? Meets are not allowed.

Have you been stuck behind your keyboard too long? "

Yep cabin fever

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By *mma_EvansTV/TS 7 weeks ago

Colchester, Essex


"Can the gps on peoples account b showing wrong? As have had a few just lately saying they are not far from me but the gps says they are at their home location? They say it's because they not on the app or its its because they moved since made the account I thought if it shows the distance on gps it would b accurate? X"

It is because the person hasn't allowed the site access to their location on their device I think. Or they don't have it switched on, on their device i.e. on the mobile app you can switch it on or off xx

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By *he Queen of TartsWoman 7 weeks ago
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In My Own Little World


"Can the gps on peoples account b showing wrong? As have had a few just lately saying they are not far from me but the gps says they are at their home location? They say it's because they not on the app or its its because they moved since made the account I thought if it shows the distance on gps it would b accurate? X

It is because the person hasn't allowed the site access to their location on their device I think. Or they don't have it switched on, on their device i.e. on the mobile app you can switch it on or off xx"

This.

If I don't have my location turned on or allow Fab access to my location it will show the last place I had it turned on, I may also need to refresh it.

So my GPS could still show me at home but in actual fact I'm 100 miles away in London.

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By *sm265Woman 7 weeks ago

Shangri-la

I'm not sure how accurate the "who's near?" is, had someone message me recently who insisted that I was very close to where he was, but in actual fact I was almost 40 miles away (thankfully )

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By *nlyfun3Woman 7 weeks ago

NEAR Berkhamsted,Herts

It's generally accurate if u both have ur GPS turned on. A few glitches I've seen. If u don't want ur location given away too much turn ur GPS off at work

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By *r PantyMan 7 weeks ago

Northumberland

If you use a VPN you can appear to be wherever in the world you want to be.

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By *ocalKinkMan 7 weeks ago

bradford


"If you use a VPN you can appear to be wherever in the world you want to be."

You are right. But using a VPN would be easy to spot as they are usually across the world

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By *eoeclipseWoman 7 weeks ago

glasgow


"As above; I have my postcode set to somewhere else so I show up as local to there. I don’t have my Gps on but if I did that would give away my true location.

Yes this I what I thought these 2 people recently says they are 200 + miles and there gps says same thank you x"

they might run a vpn like me, I can set it to different countries. I do not have GPS on though ever.

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By *eoeclipseWoman 7 weeks ago

glasgow

has Several servers in Uk as well as different countries.

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By *ocalKinkMan 7 weeks ago

bradford


"has Several servers in Uk as well as different countries. "

The servers send the information not gather the location. The ping is from the satellites in orbit

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By *eoeclipseWoman 7 weeks ago

glasgow


"has Several servers in Uk as well as different countries.

The servers send the information not gather the location. The ping is from the satellites in orbit"

they hid your location as they are designed to do along with your IP (which is the locator to device) along with other stuff like site visits etc. all encrypted too.

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By *ocalKinkMan 7 weeks ago

bradford


"has Several servers in Uk as well as different countries.

The servers send the information not gather the location. The ping is from the satellites in orbit

they hid your location as they are designed to do along with your IP (which is the locator to device) along with other stuff like site visits etc. all encrypted too. "

That’s not what I said. I’m a media and data specialist so I’m very much a guru of these processes

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By *oxy jenWoman 7 weeks ago

taunton

vpn works for me and i use it for all internet traffic now .. go duck browers via firefox and vpn triple protection

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By *ocalKinkMan 7 weeks ago

bradford

Cool

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By *nsomnia25Man 7 weeks ago

watford

In norway..no fab

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By *T 3.14Woman 6 weeks ago

Mysterytown

I show as being 100 miles away because that's the post code I put in. I only show up as where I am when I have my GPS on which is rarely

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By *amaraBeaverbankWoman 6 weeks ago

Benidorm Spain

Pretty pish here. I’m in Spain so need to use. Uk postcode which I think confuses people.

However, I allow location on here so it should in theory be ok... not so!

I get messages from all over the UK, not just Edinburgh, saying I’m showing as near to them. Anything between 2-10 miles mostly. If I do a near me search here, very few show up. Now this wasn’t always the case so don’t know what’s changed.

For the avoidance of doubt, I’m talking pre covid when this place was massively busy. I know a lot of ex pats have asked for us to be able to use non UK postcodes/areas as loads still subscribe (myself included) as it would be so much better

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