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Topic # 243239 3-Dec-2018 08:34
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This might have come up before... but it would be super helpful to see a "location" displayed under usernames in the side user box.

 

Make it a mandatory field to fill in on sign-up, but just make it an open text box so users who don't want to disclose don't have to. And then those that do could just give region, or city, or whatever they want.

 

Seems to be a super common question... "where are you located"

 

Just a thought!


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  Reply # 2138338 3-Dec-2018 09:02
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I deliberately don't show that information. No need for stalkers. If people can't learn to tell where they are when asking questions, I can't do much.




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  Reply # 2138340 3-Dec-2018 09:08
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It has come up many times seems to be pretty well supported idea, and it's always the same reason as above.

 

It doesn't have to be mandatory, IMO not allowing users to put up their location because is stalkers is on the over protective side.

 

It's a non-issue on plenty of other NZ and overseas based forums. 


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 2138365 3-Dec-2018 09:46
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Understand the stalker angle, it's why I think it should just be an "open" text field - but that must be filled in. I for instance would have no issue sticking "Palmerston North" under my name, but other may just choose to put "My house".

 

Again, just a thought! 


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  Reply # 2138376 3-Dec-2018 10:02
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Why "must" it be filled in ?

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  Reply # 2138377 3-Dec-2018 10:03
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Not interested.




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  Reply # 2138382 3-Dec-2018 10:20
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We had it on a 4WD forum I used to use lots in the past. Was dead handy when people were looking for parts, mechanics etc.
Same applies for this forum when people are looking for parts or cabling techs, IT contractors, ISP recommendations all that.

Sounds like it won't be a thing. All good!

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  Reply # 2138393 3-Dec-2018 10:36
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I notice that when making location-centric posts (e.g. buy/sell, local issues) people mention the name of the relevant suburb but not what city it's in. That gets annoying for people who are not familiar with the area.


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  Reply # 2138454 3-Dec-2018 11:59
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alasta:

 

I notice that when making location-centric posts (e.g. buy/sell, local issues) people mention the name of the relevant suburb but not what city it's in. That gets annoying for people who are not familiar with the area.

 

 

I remember one where the person simply said "George St". So, is that George St in Ashburton, Auckland, Balclutha, Blenheim, Bulls, Christchurch, Clinton, Dannevirke, Dipton, Dunedin, Edendale, Eltham, Geraldine, Gisborne, Gore, Hamilton, Hawera, Hikurangi, Hunterville, Invercargill, Levin, Lower Hutt, Masterton, Matamata, Milton, Morrinsville, Murchison, Napier, New Plymouth, Ngaruawahia, Otautau, Paeroa, Pahiatua, Palmerston North, Papakura, Paraparaumu, Picton, Pleasant Point, Port Chalmers, Putaruru, Raetihi, Rangiora, Richmond, Riverhead, Riverton, Rolleston, Springfield, Te Aroha, Te Awamutu, Te Kuiti, Te Puke, Timaru, Tuakau, Upper Hutt, Waiheke Island, Waihi, Waimate, Waitara, Waiuku, Warkworth, Wellington, Whakatane, Whanganui or Winton?

 

(Wow, there are a lot of them...)


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  Reply # 2138500 3-Dec-2018 12:19
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I'd happily fill in an optional 'location' field with 'Auckland, NZ'.  Mainly for buy/sell reasons for when I forget to advise my location when selling an item.





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  Reply # 2138616 3-Dec-2018 15:22
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it should be mandatory if you are posting in the buy sell section


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  Reply # 2138623 3-Dec-2018 15:41
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Behodar:

 

alasta:

 

I notice that when making location-centric posts (e.g. buy/sell, local issues) people mention the name of the relevant suburb but not what city it's in. That gets annoying for people who are not familiar with the area.

 

 

I remember one where the person simply said "George St". So, is that George St in Ashburton, Auckland, Balclutha, Blenheim, Bulls, Christchurch, Clinton, Dannevirke, Dipton, Dunedin, Edendale, Eltham, Geraldine, Gisborne, Gore, Hamilton, Hawera, Hikurangi, Hunterville, Invercargill, Levin, Lower Hutt, Masterton, Matamata, Milton, Morrinsville, Murchison, Napier, New Plymouth, Ngaruawahia, Otautau, Paeroa, Pahiatua, Palmerston North, Papakura, Paraparaumu, Picton, Pleasant Point, Port Chalmers, Putaruru, Raetihi, Rangiora, Richmond, Riverhead, Riverton, Rolleston, Springfield, Te Aroha, Te Awamutu, Te Kuiti, Te Puke, Timaru, Tuakau, Upper Hutt, Waiheke Island, Waihi, Waimate, Waitara, Waiuku, Warkworth, Wellington, Whakatane, Whanganui or Winton?

 

(Wow, there are a lot of them...)

 

 

 

 

I will give $10,000 cash to the first Geekzoner to meet me at the bottom of queen street at 6PM tonight :)





 


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  Reply # 2138627 3-Dec-2018 15:44
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Jase2985:

 

it should be mandatory if you are posting in the buy sell section

 

 

 

 

Dynamic:

 

I'd happily fill in an optional 'location' field with 'Auckland, NZ'.  Mainly for buy/sell reasons for when I forget to advise my location when selling an item.

 

 

 

 

@freitasm

 

A spin off to that idea would be for the buy/sell forum to have a template that must be followed.
Rather than just a text box you get a range of different fields to fill out like trademe. Also that might enable the forum itself to filter between cars/electronics etc with ease? 





 


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  Reply # 2138649 3-Dec-2018 17:05
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Technical solutions aren't always best when the easiest option is old fashioned communication.  


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  Reply # 2138652 3-Dec-2018 17:14
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gehenna:

Technical solutions aren't always best when the easiest option is old fashioned communication.  



The Facebook age human has lost that ability.




 


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  Reply # 2138691 3-Dec-2018 18:00
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Coil:

Behodar:


alasta:


I notice that when making location-centric posts (e.g. buy/sell, local issues) people mention the name of the relevant suburb but not what city it's in. That gets annoying for people who are not familiar with the area.



I remember one where the person simply said "George St". So, is that George St in Ashburton, Auckland, Balclutha, Blenheim, Bulls, Christchurch, Clinton, Dannevirke, Dipton, Dunedin, Edendale, Eltham, Geraldine, Gisborne, Gore, Hamilton, Hawera, Hikurangi, Hunterville, Invercargill, Levin, Lower Hutt, Masterton, Matamata, Milton, Morrinsville, Murchison, Napier, New Plymouth, Ngaruawahia, Otautau, Paeroa, Pahiatua, Palmerston North, Papakura, Paraparaumu, Picton, Pleasant Point, Port Chalmers, Putaruru, Raetihi, Rangiora, Richmond, Riverhead, Riverton, Rolleston, Springfield, Te Aroha, Te Awamutu, Te Kuiti, Te Puke, Timaru, Tuakau, Upper Hutt, Waiheke Island, Waihi, Waimate, Waitara, Waiuku, Warkworth, Wellington, Whakatane, Whanganui or Winton?


(Wow, there are a lot of them...)



 


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