Archived Places Forum Posts

I was disappointed when Google created a new Places forum and they decided to take down the old Places forum and all of the posts that had accumulated. Google effectively minimized the efforts of the many volunteers that staffed the forums, removed material that still is of value and was deleting information that was of historical interest (to me anyways).

I was not able to gather them all but I wanted to make the posts I did save available for research purposes and to honor those volunteers that gave of their time to make the forums work (Barry Hunter, EHG aka Helmut, Treebles from the old timers and Linda Buquet, Nyagoslav, Jim from the new timers) I have archived those posts and am making them available on my website.

The Resurrected Posts from the Closed Google Places Forum

Places is constantly evolving. Many of the problems and solutions you find in these archives will be outdated. Be sure to search the new Google Places Forum for the most up-to-date info.

I was able to archive these posts with the help of Arjan Snaterse, Charlie Loyd and Aria Stewart.

Please consider leaving a comment as your input will help me (& everyone else) better understand and learn about local.
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17 thoughts on “Archived Places Forum Posts”

  1. Nice work, Mike. wonderful save.

    Students are now studying Google Places. This is a resource for one and all. Well done.

  2. So glad you did this Mike! What a great resource for the community!

    Can’t tell you how many times a week as a TC I would need to look up a post from a month or 2 ago to research a problem or find an answer. That old forum is just filled with tons of valuable info.

    Plus it’s so appreciated that you acknowledged the work of the volunteers who’ve given TONS of time and written long helpful posts. Nice for us all to know that our work was not in vein and our advice can live on to hopefully help others.

    Off to Scoop this, Tweet it and 1+ it to help spread the word.

    Thanks for all you do!

  3. This was a brilliant idea Mike. Thank you so much for backing up the entire forum for the use of the Places community at large.

  4. Mike, thanks for going to all that effort to back up the posts. I don’t use the GP forum all that often, but when I have, the posts/replies (many of them yours) have very much come in handy. Hats off for doing such a great (and time-intensive) thing for everyone in the big, motley GP community.

  5. I used to refer to that forum often and there was a lot of valuable info in there. Thanks for saving what you could Mike, and for everything you do!

  6. This is really a great move to place those sources – and your time it took you to do that – at our disposal!

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