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pjaj

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May I respectfully suggest that all posts should be tagged / contain some hint of the poster's location, even if only the country. Somtimes you can find out by looking into the poster's profile, but this shouldn't be necessary.


This is an INTERNATIONAL forum, we don't all live in one particular state in the USA! This is especially annoying when someone asks "Where can I buy some XXX?" or "Is there a course on YYY?" and you find out later that they aren't where you thought they were and your reply / research on their behalf was wasted.


I'm sure that none of us mind passing on our tips, experiences, favourite shops / sources etc, but please give us a clue whether our reply is going to be helpful or relevant.

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Floydm

Agreed that it would be helpful if people posted their location when they are looking for local goods or services, but please don't be rude to folks who don't.  Many of those posts come from first-time posters here, so you can shout as much as you want about it and it still won't make a difference.


BTW, here are the top 10 countries and the percentage of traffic they send here:


US - 69%


Canada - 8.7%


UK - 6.3%


Australia - 2.4%


India, New Zealand, Singapore, Ireland, Germany, and Philippines round out the top 10 with less than 1% each.


 

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pjaj

Sorry Floyd, I guess I got a bit too far up on my high horse!


I agree that some posts don't need a location, such as ones to this topic. I've checked my account settings to ensure that people can identify where I come from (UK) easily.

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Ford

May I ask where you live?


I live in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA


Ford

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flournwater

Might be nice if Floyd could add an opition for each member fo include that information in their profile and have in revealed in a line below the "submitted by" alongside the avatar.

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dmsnyder

If you look at the tabs on your personal profile page, under "More Information" you can reveal your location as well as your occupation, interests, etc. 


Also, if you click on the "Submitted by" user name, you are taken to the user's profile, so I don't think every posting needs to have the location info for the user. If some one needs to know, the info is one click away, assuming the user entered it.


I think the issue is that most users neglect to enter the information when they register. (I'm pleased to discover that you did, flournwater.)


David

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flournwater

Thanks for the clarifying wisdom.  Appears that it's more a matter of learning how to use the forum features as they are currently arranged.  So let's encourage all users who have not already done so to click on "My Account", "Edit", "More Information", and enter where they are in the world under "Location" then "Save".


 

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Floydm

Location is also now included in the account sign up screen which ought to increase the number of people who fill it out.  It is an optional rather than mandatory field.