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#76 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 11:30 AM

Why are members' locations so important to you?


Glad you asked! :)

Caveats: It's none of my business, and, most of the time, it matters to no one.

But: There are a number of times where one's location being absent is a detriment to the meaning of a post. e.g., when talking about cable companies, or weather, or gas prices, or local shopping options, etc.. Oh, and personally I like geography and sometimes it helps to understand where a poster is "coming from".

I get that some think it's perhaps an invasion of privacy; some won't do it simply because they've been asked to; some think their entry is amusing; whatever.

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#77 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 02:47 AM

And that explains why it no longer shows up for me.

And why mine never showed (I only started trying to use it a couple of days ago as a test).

BTW: The current app has the signature defaulted to OFF.

#78 OFFLINE   tcusta00

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 06:46 AM

Glad you asked! :)

Caveats: It's none of my business, and, most of the time, it matters to no one.

But: There are a number of times where one's location being absent is a detriment to the meaning of a post. e.g., when talking about cable companies, or weather, or gas prices, or local shopping options, etc.. Oh, and personally I like geography and sometimes it helps to understand where a poster is "coming from".

I get that some think it's perhaps an invasion of privacy; some won't do it simply because they've been asked to; some think their entry is amusing; whatever.


You could put those users on ignore.

#79 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 12:09 PM

You could put those users on ignore.


Sure, but many of those guys have a lot to offer. So far, I haven't wanted to put anyone on ignore, and I hope it stays that way.
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#80 OFFLINE   Nick

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 12:49 PM

In over 9 years on the board, I have put only two users on 'Ignore'. Both were subsequently banned for gross violations of the TOS.

(Almost) every poster has something of value or interest to contribute.

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