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mandatory "where are you from" line in left column

Discussion in 'Site Suggestions/Questions' started by n8r, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. n8r

    n8r PPS Master Craftsman

    mandatory "where are you from" line in left column

    Hell I dunno where everyone is from.  Since you limey's been multiplying like bunnies  (is limey a bad word??  :hysterical: I have no idea!!  :hysterical:) I need to know where everyone is!
     
  2. Timhag

    Timhag PPS Time Served

    Re: mandatory "where are you from" line in left column

    You have 4 reads and no one answered. Pittsburgh Pa here.
     
  3. y.painting

    y.painting PPS Apprentice

    Re: mandatory "where are you from" line in left column

    I don't know...I always see guys over at CT get all worked up over the "missing location" thing...and I'm like, who cares? Sometimes it comes off as if they're paranoid not to accidentally talk to someone from their area. I don't know, if someone wants to post their location, great. If not, I don't care.

    But then again, I ain't the one running the show here. So, since it's "mandatory," I am a painter in Rochester, NY.
     
  4. Workaholic

    Workaholic PPS Tradesman Bar Member

    Re: mandatory "where are you from" line in left column

    I like to know what are of the world that people i am talking with are at.
     
  5. TooledUp

    TooledUp PPS Master Craftsman

    Re: mandatory "where are you from" line in left column

    I'll look into changing it but there's no guarantees what people will put in the box  :biggrin:
     
  6. Aggie

    Aggie PPS Master Craftsman

    Re: mandatory "where are you from" line in left column

    Yeah, it is just good old fashioned politeness, Hello, my name is David, & I am from Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, England.  - the home of Aston Martin. :thumbsup:
     
  7. LOSTinDETAILS

    LOSTinDETAILS PPS Apprentice

    Re: mandatory "where are you from" line in left column

    Athens, GA. here. I like the idea of knowing where everyone is from.
     
  8. RCP

    RCP PPS Tradesman Bar Member

    Re: mandatory "where are you from" line in left column

    It also helps when trying to give advice, there is a lot of regional differences in procedures, licensing and materials available.
     
  9. daArch

    daArch PPS Tradesman

    Re: mandatory "where are you from" line in left column

    Well I think I've been quite clear I'm from the OTHER, -  OTHER,  -  OTHER Norfolk. Not the orig in Norwich, nor the Naval one in Va, but the one next door to the new Repub senator. I'm the Masshole Norfolker.

    BTW, "limey" is OK. But "bloody poofter" ain't. Even if they do like to suck on a fag.  :hysterical:

    "Not that there's anything wrong with that."
     
  10. daArch

    daArch PPS Tradesman

    Re: mandatory "where are you from" line in left column

    screw this edit tag
     
  11. n8r

    n8r PPS Master Craftsman

    Re: mandatory "where are you from" line in left column

    :-) it was just to get to know people more.. I am sure in a thread or 2 I will read it and figure it out on my own, but as Agg said.. just good manners:smile:
     
  12. TooledUp

    TooledUp PPS Master Craftsman

    Re: mandatory "where are you from" line in left column

    I agree, it's good to know where someone is from and can make a difference on how you answer a question on here.  Making it mandatory is kind insisting that somebody relinquishes at least a part of their privacy rights.  Even if we did try to enforce it, people could put anything in they liked really.

    There is a part in your profile for your location but it isn't shown on the left of the message posts.  I'll look into a way to altering that so that anyone who wants to put their location in can have it shown on the left of a post with the other info.  A temporary workaround just now would be to go to your profile and change the 'personal text' field to your location (like i have  :biggrin:).
     
  13. mistcoat

    mistcoat Colour Changing Cowboy Staff Member PPS Painter Bar Member

    Re: mandatory "where are you from" line in left column

    Alrighty then, I am from The Garden of England - Kent.
    Am I allowed to say England?
    Apparently I am not.  :dunno:
     
  14. TooledUp

    TooledUp PPS Master Craftsman

    Re: mandatory "where are you from" line in left column

    Okay all fixed.  Hover over the 'profile' link at the top and click forum profile.  There's a box at the bottom to put in where you are from.  All new members will be required to fill that in but there's no guarantees of it's accuracy 

    It'll be shown on the left of message posts with all the other user info :thumbup:
     
  15. Workaholic

    Workaholic PPS Tradesman Bar Member

    Re: mandatory "where are you from" line in left column

    Thanks Pete.  :thumbup:
     

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