1. Hey guys,

    PocketFives Local has been our development focus for months now and we're stoked to launch them publicly.

    Since the original team regained ownership of PocketFives last May we've been focused on keeping P5s relevant and modern as times change. Forums will remain at the heart of PocketFives, but we also want to reach out to a broader audience. Creating the Local Communities is step 1 in that process.

    Each Country around the world and each State in the U.S. now has its own dedicated page on PocketFives - to visit the Local Community for your area click on the yellow word "Local" in the navigation menu above.

    The central feature of this page is a column displaying updates on players in that location. Anytime a player in that location does something noteworthy, such as cash in a live or online tournament or win a new PocketFives badge, we'll automatically generate a post to this column. The functionality of this column will be familiar to Facebook and Google Plus users - you can add your own posts directly to this column and you can comment on and "Raise" the posts of your fellow members. Notice the FILTER option - you can choose to display only the type of updates that interest you.

    Local Communities also feature detailed Stats and Rankings just for that location and a "Leaders" section that highlights the most prominent members. Check out the full list of features below.

    We hope you like what you find on the new Local Communities. This type of page will serve as the basis for much of our future feature releases. We'll soon open up Local Communities in more locations. We plan to eventually have a Local Page for each city around the world that has at least a handful of PocketFives members, translated to that location's main language. We are also working on a PocketFives Rail feature - with this feature you will get to choose who you "Rail," essentially creating a Local Community-style page customized just for those PocketFives members that you wish to follow. Member Profile pages will evolve in this direction as well.

    We've got solid ideas for where we want to go, but your feedback and input will greatly shape the direction we take things from here. Please check these pages out and let us know what you think here in this thread. We've bug tested them thoroughly, but with the launch of a feature with this much new functionality it's inevitable that we've missed some things. If you find any bugs please email them into support@pocketfives.com, and let us know what browser you are using.

    Also, I want to give a shout out to our dev team, who put long hours into this, especially as we closed in on launching. Thanks guys!


    Features:

    Automated Updates for:
    Online Cashes
    Live Cashes
    Milestones Achieved
    Badges Earned
    New Member Signups
    New Forum Posts or Replies
    New Off Topic Posts or Replies

    Filter Options
    Set your filters so that only the content you care about is displayed.


    Ability to post your own updates to your location's community page, as well as "Raise" and comment on posts from other members.

    Rankings Leaderboard specific to each Local Community

    P5s Leaders - Recognizing some Top Members in each location
    Ambassador - most referrals
    Chipleader - biggest cash, last three months
    Grinder - most cashes, last three months
    Table Captain - most wall posts, last three months.

    Detailed Stats for each Location
    Various stats, including:
    Total # of members
    Total cashes by all members
    Largest cash all time
    Most cashes all time
    Recently logged in members
    And more...

    Referrals Section - we need your help growing P5s Local communities. These tools will make it easy for you to refer your friends, and you may win some P5s Gear in the process.

    PokerNearMe
    States with live poker tournaments also have a "PokerNearMe" that shows upcoming live tournaments at any casino in their state!
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  2. Weeeeeeeeeeee :)

    I am glad this is up today. Also very happy to have helped Cal and others with this project and I look forward to see how the local communities and future releases take-off on PocketFives.
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  3. Yeah, kudos to Cal and the PocketFives development team for doing a bang-up job on this. We're very excited to get Local rolled out.
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  4. <3
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  5.  
    Originally Posted by slayerv1fan View Post

    <3


    Glad to hear that :) Our team has put their heart and soul into this project, and we firmly believe this will give our members a more interesting look at the poker community as it's broken down today. Hoping everyone takes the time to check these pages out
     
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  6. I should mention that Dan and the content team are going to be posting location-specific articles and wall posts to the Local Communities. We're going to make these pages great resources for news and discussion if/as state by state legislation news increases.
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  7. great job P5s!
     
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  8. This is awesome!
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  9. thumbs up ;)

    PS check please the Facebook referral button for Mozilla ...
    Edited By: liondani May 2nd, 2012 at 01:41 AM
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  10.  
    Originally Posted by liondani View Post

    thumbs up ;)

    PS check please the Facebook referral button for Mozilla ...


    Thanks liondani, we'll get that fixed.
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  11.  
    Originally Posted by Cal View Post

    Thanks liondani, we'll get that fixed.

    sorry i used chrome if its helpfull
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  12. This is great development guys! Well done!
     
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  13. Great job guys!!

    Ps Have you considered having the countries within the UK represented seperately, I think it would make the Local communities even better as we each have a strong national identity of our own
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    Originally Posted by Grammy View Post

    Great job guys!!

    Ps Have you considered having the countries within the UK represented seperately, I think it would make the Local communities even better as we each have a strong national identity of our own

    I like this idea to have a drop down for the different countries within the UK as a 2nd dropdown similar to how the US has a drop down from the country to the various states.
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    Originally Posted by Grammy View Post

    Great job guys!!

    Ps Have you considered having the countries within the UK represented seperately, I think it would make the Local communities even better as we each have a strong national identity of our own


    Great feedback, thank you very much. We are definitely planning to do quite a bit more branching out locally - that is to say having more "regional" pages within countries and also city pages. The four countries within the UK should be included in that, and I'm glad you brought it to our attention since those are particularly important in terms of how people identify locally.
     
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  16. it would be great if you added something like chart arrows next to the poker names so every body can see if someones place dropped or increased compared with the last week/day
    example:

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  17. Thanks for the suggestion. We have something similar on the WorldWide Rankings Page, which displays a column for Previous Rank. We'll take this graphical representation into consideration.

    http://www.pocketfives.com/rankings/
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  18. great job guys. You should also do a P5s country leaders for total posts, so i can get a chance to be in the leaderboard of something ;)
    Edited By: Kiribato May 7th, 2012 at 01:13 PM
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  19. Bravo!
     
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  20. Very cool guys; Congratulations!!!
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  21. This seems like a pretty cool idea, I haven't really had time to check it out yet but definitely will. I think it would be cool to do some kind of local charity/cause competition where each community finds some kind of local charity/cause to benefit and sets some kind of $ goal based on size of community etc to reach every 3 months or so.. maybe each leader of the community could assign a person to research a list of charities and we could do badges or something for recognition. I don't know what everyone thinks, I'm playing a ton of games right now but I think this would be something pretty cool and a way for us to give a little bit back.
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    Originally Posted by srenshaw View Post

    This seems like a pretty cool idea, I haven't really had time to check it out yet but definitely will. I think it would be cool to do some kind of local charity/cause competition where each community finds some kind of local charity/cause to benefit and sets some kind of $ goal based on size of community etc to reach every 3 months or so.. maybe each leader of the community could assign a person to research a list of charities and we could do badges or something for recognition. I don't know what everyone thinks, I'm playing a ton of games right now but I think this would be something pretty cool and a way for us to give a little bit back.

    Good idea. I'm interested in figuring out something charity-related to do with Local. Not sure exactly how it'd work but I think it'd be pretty cool and will look into a way to make it happen at some point
     
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  23. This is great
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  24. local is cool idea! Will there be the same for friend list?
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    Originally Posted by Vinkyy View Post

    local is cool idea! Will there be the same for friend list?

    Hey Vinkyy, great to get your feedback on this. There will be something similar for the "friend" concept, although it probably won't have much/anything to do with the current friend system we have here on the site which hasn't really been developed much. We're actually talking this week about the specifics so that we can start developing it. Hopefully it'll be something we can roll out very soon!
     
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  26. For all you Canadian and Australian PocketFives members out there, we've launched Local communities for the various states/territories in Australia and provinces of Canada. Just fill out your location in your PocketFives profile to be funneled to the right one. E-mail me at support@pocketfives.com if you have any questions or need help.
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  27. ok
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  28.  
    Originally Posted by Isildur911 View Post

    ok


    Best 1st post ever
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  29. Very cool.. maybe add "FRIENDS" as well.. so you only see the results of your friends in P5s.
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    Originally Posted by iPlayTourneys View Post

    Very cool.. maybe add "FRIENDS" as well.. so you only see the results of your friends in P5s.

    Something similar is coming. Stay tuned!
     
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