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Watchleader

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Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
« Reply #125 on: September 02, 2010, 11:08:11 pm »

There is a box for location, as all members who have filled out their profile will know. :-))
Some do not bother to show what their location is, for whatever reason!  {:-{ {:-{ {:-{
Even if it was made mandatory, what checks could be made to verify that the location is accurate!! :police: :police:
It seems a fact that we will just have to endure and may be better to just ignore posts from those who are shy about where they are!!  -- assuming they know? O0 O0
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Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
« Reply #126 on: September 03, 2010, 05:16:28 am »

As you would probably know, Bob, there have been many attempts made to encourage members to include their location with their profile but, apart from a few, most do not do so. Frankly, I don't care who knows where I live, my location is easily found as I use my own name on the forum. So far I have not had anyone land at my front door trying to sell me something I don't want, as a result of showing my location here.

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Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
« Reply #127 on: September 03, 2010, 08:18:52 am »

As Above,
It can be so confusing if asking a question when you don't even know which continent (or planet in some cases) you are residing in.

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Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
« Reply #128 on: September 03, 2010, 09:08:18 am »

I think its more the fact they others don;t want to share some information on line such as age, real names, or locations to do with identity theft, and such. for some of the 'older' guys who don't realise that identity theft is a real issue at present and revealing real information about yourself puts you at a higher risk then those who don't.

I personally reveal some information but only infomation that i know can't be used in any way to cause issues later down the line, just remember how many people can over the world can view your personal infomation from your profile just by a few clicks of a button. its kinda freaky!

That said some of the information on here can't be used for much its to vague  but ask yourself this, do you want to risk your identity stolen, do you want to get stuck with 1000's worth of debt you didn't cause, facing heavy fine's bad credit rating, or even jail time because of others actions with your personal information?

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Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
« Reply #129 on: September 03, 2010, 09:13:53 am »

. for some of the 'older' guys who don't realise that identity theft is a real issue at present and revealing real information about yourself puts you at a higher risk then those who don't.


"for some of the 'older' guys". Pushing your luck dont you think. Try more experienced. >>:-( >>:-(
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Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
« Reply #130 on: September 03, 2010, 09:19:16 am »

Maybe just a region would be good for example in the UK it could be cambs, north yorks, etc for US and Australians they could use states

I dont use my real name of the forum as my surname is very uncommon, (Im the only one with my surname in Finland)
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Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
« Reply #131 on: September 03, 2010, 09:35:31 am »

Bob,s original question was about location, I think that,s a reasonable enough request, what would be the point of responding to somebody looking for a certain boat fitting, by saying we have it in our local model  shop, (if there is such a thing anymore,),,,only to find they live in Tasmania or somewhere, ( no offence to any Tasmanian member,s )
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RaaArtyGunner

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Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
« Reply #132 on: September 03, 2010, 01:14:19 pm »

"for some of the 'older' guys". Pushing your luck dont you think. Try more experienced. >>:-( >>:-(

Or Mature  O0 O0 O0
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Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
« Reply #133 on: September 03, 2010, 01:30:40 pm »

Quote
Or Mature

On Mayhem? You must be joking....!
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Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
« Reply #134 on: September 03, 2010, 01:44:58 pm »

Should've gone with "Meldrews" Prophet.  O0

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Watchleader

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Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
« Reply #135 on: September 03, 2010, 01:49:33 pm »

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but ask yourself this, do you want to risk your identity stolen, do you want to get stuck with 1000's worth of debt you didn't cause, facing heavy fine's bad credit rating, or even jail time because of others actions with your personal information?
Just a tad OTT regarding this thread <:( <:(
Nothing in the profile section of this forum reveals anything that is not already in the public domain.

A location is no more than what it says. It's not your address and postcode - is it??

Most of us older ones are pretty clear about the perils of identify theft and the ways of protecting against it, I think!
Some identities are just not worth stealing O0
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Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
« Reply #136 on: September 03, 2010, 02:37:24 pm »

...Hi GUys...

On this and other Forums, I use my own Name and my location is there for all to see...

Why dont we all just use the name that our Parents  gave us and stop hiding behind a false name and not showing Location...Or maybe you have something to hide...
Or Maybe you are ashamed of your real name...

...Best Regards...Norry...
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Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
« Reply #137 on: September 03, 2010, 02:41:31 pm »

when you have the name of Hesketh Augustus Fatanfatangolebiscutbarrel Essex2visuvesi is easier lol
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Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
« Reply #138 on: September 03, 2010, 02:47:39 pm »

when you have the name of Hesketh Augustus Fatanfatangolebiscutbarrel Essex2visuvesi is easier lol

damm thats some name :o  but i like  the hesketh motorbike :-))
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Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
« Reply #139 on: September 03, 2010, 02:57:00 pm »

Everythings on mine including my website, and Bosun has been my nickname for over 40 years.
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John Mk2

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Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
« Reply #140 on: September 03, 2010, 03:41:52 pm »

Nostalgia Aint what it used to be :-)
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Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
« Reply #141 on: September 03, 2010, 06:14:36 pm »

Nostalgia Aint what it used to be :-)
No, its a thing of the past. :-))
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Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
« Reply #142 on: September 03, 2010, 06:30:53 pm »

 :} :} :-))
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karls

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Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
« Reply #143 on: September 03, 2010, 08:31:13 pm »

Oops just done mine :embarrassed:
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Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
« Reply #144 on: September 03, 2010, 09:30:12 pm »

On Mayhem? You must be joking....!

oops forgot :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed:
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Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
« Reply #145 on: September 03, 2010, 09:31:45 pm »

If somebody could tell me exactly where this Village is I'm being held at I could formulate a better escape plan, (somewhere near Stoke-on-Trent I think)  Number 6  :P
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Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
« Reply #146 on: September 03, 2010, 09:35:02 pm »

A planet at least would be good????? %)
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Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
« Reply #147 on: September 03, 2010, 09:57:43 pm »

If somebody could tell me exactly where this Village is I'm being held at I could formulate a better escape plan, (somewhere near Stoke-on-Trent I think)  Number 6  :P

Found it Number 6 O0
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Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
« Reply #148 on: September 04, 2010, 11:35:19 pm »

Nothing in the profile section of this forum reveals anything that is not already in the public domain.

Quite right, by including my real name and town in my profile, I'm revealing less on Mayhem than could be found by looking in the local phone book.

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Re: Could Members Please Include Some Form Of Location in Profile
« Reply #149 on: September 05, 2010, 11:42:01 am »

Quite right, by including my real name and town in my profile, I'm revealing less on Mayhem than could be found by looking in the local phone book.

Peter.

On the contrary, you are allowing someone to connect a large stream of information which can be harvested from Mayhem with other streams of information about you which they can find from other sources. This may not be an issue for you at all, but it may be an issue for others who may occasionally be involved in, shall we say, more dodgy undertakings.... %) %)

But a name is not an issue here - a location is. A major reason for my attending Mayhem rather than some other board is the lack of tight regulation - some require a precise address to be offered. While I could simply lie, I would prefer not to be associated with a group which feels that this is an acceptable requirement.

In my experience people are very happy to comply with sensible requests if the reasons are explained at the time. In this case a problem only arises if someone asks for help, directions or some other geographically-related request. It is simple to point out at registration time that including a general geographical area enables these requests to be fulfilled (do you do this already?) and that if someone does not want to put this information in their profile they should remember to include a general location in the message text whenever they make such a request....
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