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# 175686 8-Jul-2015 16:55
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It would often be very helpful to be able to know a posters general location. Auckland, Hamilton, London, etc.




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  # 1339387 8-Jul-2015 17:22
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It's been asked for before. Not sure how far up or down it is on MF's to do list for the site.

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  # 1339401 8-Jul-2015 17:30
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freitasm: I don't think it is advisable.


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  # 1339406 8-Jul-2015 17:34
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What if it was optional?

I don't mind people knowing that I live in Palmerston North. I do however not wish to disclose my full name on here so I don't do that.

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  # 1339407 8-Jul-2015 17:39
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I don't think most people would mind putting what city they live in, and as said, leave it optional. Pretty much all other forums I am on allow this option. 

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  # 1339417 8-Jul-2015 17:59
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An optional tag under your name for "Location" would be ok?

Eg like and adjacent to where I have "Minimalist". Though lots of info isn't very minimalist ;-)

 
 
 
 




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  # 1339428 8-Jul-2015 18:10
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I personally don't think it's a privacy issue. An optional field would be fine.
I'd make it opt in for existing users (to alleviate any privacy concerns), and opt out for any new users.

As has been said, the majority of other forums offer this, and it can be amazingly helpful.

Edit: A quick google search suggests Geekzone probably has more than 1000 posts asking people where they are located.




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  # 1339458 8-Jul-2015 19:30
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snip.



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  # 1339500 8-Jul-2015 19:41
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If I was concerned about that I wouldn't have posted that I was doing the trip. It's about as much risk as having the "my family" stickers on the back of your car.

Having my location under my name wouldn't have changed anything. I said where I was going from and to.




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  # 1339505 8-Jul-2015 19:53
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As long as it's a strictly opt-in feature, there shouldn't be a privacy issue.




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  # 1339527 8-Jul-2015 20:06
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Opt in is probably okay, as for opt out I dislike opt out features.




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  # 1339543 8-Jul-2015 20:59
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Opt in to share city would be fine. Make the field optional in the profile too.

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  # 1339556 8-Jul-2015 21:33
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Whenever I am asked I just say 'other side of the world'.





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Opt in, just like showing your real name on your profile would be nice.




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