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Lazy Sod

Member
Location
Warminster
@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.
 

Clive

Staff Member
Location
Lichfield
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
 

bobk

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

Grassman

Member
Location
Derbyshire
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!
 

Osca

Member
Location
Tayside
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.
 

fergie35

Member
Location
Oxfordshire
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.
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
 

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