Member's Location

Discussion in 'Community Feedback' started by Lazy Sod, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. Lazy Sod

    Lazy Sod Member

    @Clive, @Chris F, would you give some consideration to making it mandatory that members provide some indication as to their location, at least their regeon of the country, if not their county or more local than that, at their discretion?

    I find it most annoying that members will comment or post a request for information or help that can't sensibly be answered without some idea of their location.

    It's no good saying "it's still raining here" if nobody knows where "here" is.
  2. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    I don't like to dictate to people and if an individual doesn't want to disclose their location then that's up to them - I think peer pressure and pointing out how pointless making a statement like "its raining here" is normally is enough to encourage a user to declare location ?

    I do agree though it can be very annoying so will give it thought and listen to what other contributors to this thread think
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  3. nick...

    nick... Member

    south norfolk
    I’m with @Lazy Sod with this.what have people have to hide.i have south norfolk for my location but would be happy to post my village name of Bunwell if needed
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  4. theboytheboy

    theboytheboy Member

    Those that want to keep their location private could always just put a false one down.

    May make things even more confusing though
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  5. JCMaloney

    JCMaloney Member

    LE3 9EU
    Nowt to hide, you can all pop round for tea & biccies. :)
    I would concur with folk talking about "here" when nobody knows where "here" is. Even if its just county its a start.
    Or what3words.....
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  6. Lincs Lass

    Lincs Lass Member

    north lincs
    Well ''here'' for me is slap bang between Scunthorpe and Grimsby and slightly south of Brigg
  7. renewablejohn

    renewablejohn Member

    Barge on the ancholme then
  8. Lincs Lass

    Lincs Lass Member

    north lincs
    No it sank .
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  9. Brisel

    Brisel Member

    Even a region would help if they don't want to put up a county name. SW England would be better than nothing. Unless they're in NE Scotland... How important is anonymity? Clearly important to some unless they are just being lazy.
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  10. bobk

    bobk Member

    2 things I don't like is members non disclosure of location , but more importantly members who won't disclose their profile .... dodgy geezers .
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  11. Henarar

    Henarar Member

    ZumerZet Somerset
    What is on profile that you want to know ?
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  12. Grassman

    Grassman Member

    I would just make it a box that us to be filled at initial registration. There can always be the option to put "withheld ".
    Really annoying when you try to help someone new who asks a question.
    If you want the price of straw location is critical!
  13. Osca

    Osca Member

    But we have the choice of putting location already; surely that's enough? After all, some people may have legitimate reasons for not wanting to be too closely pinned down, if, for example, asking advice or even just wanting to let off steam about the behaviour of a parent or child, neighbour, employer or employee.
  14. Lazy Sod

    Lazy Sod Member

    If a member doesn't want to reveal even a vague indication of their location, they should not ask questions that can't be sensibly answered without it.
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  15. fergie35

    fergie35 Member

    Most people on registering will just skip all that and create a username and password. That's why it gets missed. I would say it should list their generic (i.e county) location by default with the option to turn it off
  16. SMID

    SMID Member

    Sorn Ayrshire
    I,v no qualms about having my location on Their,s so many times the answer to a question is dependent on the op,s far a anonymity is concerned the you try the harder the inspector Cleusos will try as well.
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