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Old 11-25-2008, 02:35 PM
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Make location required

Be rather nice if location was a required field when editing profile/creating a new one, as we always end up asking that question to people.
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Old 11-25-2008, 02:51 PM
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I concur.
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:43 PM
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in a perfect intarw3b, you would make it required that people know how to successfully navigate a forum. this would solve so many problems. so many problems.
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:54 PM
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Well, we can start by making them have to enter their location as a start point

Baby steps..
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:13 PM
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+1

Don't even have to be specific - just putting in the Country would help.
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:41 PM
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totally agree- ive been thinking about this for awhile let me see if i can do anything
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:10 PM
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yeah... whenever a new memeber signs up, that's the first thing I tell them to do, then I say hello
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:37 PM
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yeah !.. i agree.
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:20 AM
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agreed...
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Old 11-26-2008, 02:06 PM
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:09 PM
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Hmmm... guess I'm the only one not liking the word "required" in a social setting. There's enough "requireds" everywhere else in life!
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:14 PM
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Stenobeth. Point well noted.

I do agree with you, however the threads we are generally talking about is when a guy with ONE POST starts a thread "My Car Won't Start".

Nowhere does he/she put the year, mileage, or other info. So, not only can't we help him/her - we can't even say ; "Take it to the Dealer; That's under warranty", because 5 posts later it finally comes out that he is the umpteenth purchaser of a JDM car who has had it imported to Africa!!! (just a crazy example).

So, I agree with you - unless you need help - which is a large constituency of this forum.

EDIT - so that's why I said above - just Country would be OK.
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Silver06 View Post
just Country would be OK.
I disagree. I think state/province should be required. Country is too wide an area for N. America or Australia. How many times have you seen someone wanting help or posting something for sale (local pickup preferred) and you don't know where they are.
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:21 PM
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^+1........think it should at least get to the State(if in the US or Mexico), Province(if Canada), and everywhere else.............I guess could be Country, unless the person decides to add more.
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:50 PM
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State Zip Country!
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Old 11-27-2008, 02:28 AM
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Originally Posted by zoom44 View Post
totally agree- ive been thinking about this for awhile let me see if i can do anything
wow,

welcome to my world!

i think i taught you and steath to ask wtf are you from? how hard is that?

the basics are not that hard. and the **** bots dont know where they are from.

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Old 11-27-2008, 10:13 PM
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also i know that some ppl when asking to meet up halfway for a sale of a part will lie about how far away they are from the seller and just drive 2 mins from their house

hear about this stuff going on at NASIOC
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Old 11-28-2008, 01:42 AM
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i like this idea very much.

The rx7club has something like this it makes things easy and nice.
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Old 11-28-2008, 11:08 AM
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with stalking and such being a big issue, and the recent killing of one gamer to another I (along with others I am sure) would feel uncomfortable supplying such information. especially on a forum that allows guest browsing.
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Old 11-28-2008, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by caveney View Post
with stalking and such being a big issue, and the recent killing of one gamer to another I (along with others I am sure) would feel uncomfortable supplying such information. especially on a forum that allows guest browsing.
Nothing stops you from putting false information such as "At home"
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Old 12-08-2008, 02:57 PM
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i just think the ability to have a free choice and maintaining anonymity is the way it should stay... and if you could put something like "At Home", isnt that defeating the purpose of what the OP is trying to do. if that were the case, the way it is now would be pretty much the same other than requiring something in Location: (bogus or not), versus ability of leaving it blank...
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:17 PM
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^^^ are you joking Cav? Stalking and gamer murders?! That's a bit of a stretch.
Are you saying that if we combed through your 1100 + posts, we wouldn't find some informatoin about where you're from or maybe a picture of your car with a license plate in it?

Never underestimate how much 'private' information one accidentally posts on a public forum.
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:32 PM
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It's not like putting the state you're from will allow someone to pinpoint your exact location. Lol.
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:57 PM
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yeah sorry guys unfortunately there's no simple way of enforcing it and it would just turn some people away. after much thought we're just going to have to leave it the way it is and encourage people to add it when we can
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:00 PM
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easy fix: make it a field when new people register and then just encourage the rest of us to volunteer it.

win win, problem (somewhat) solved.
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