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just thinking,

i certainly want everyone that wants to to join the forum. we get lots of information and lots of great members.

i do see a problem with people joining that dont want to give first names or locations.

maybe we should ask for this as a prerequisite to joining the forum.i was reading posts from newcomers evidently and cant find a first name or location???

i just would like for our new members to know that we are a friendly group and want not only to talk about routers, but also to become friends.

light travels faster than sound, this is why some people seem bright til you hear them speak.

Please Please Please edit your profile with a name and location so we can better assist you and make for a friendlier forum

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Hi levon,

I may be mistaking, but I think Mark looked into this a while back and found that the software would not let him make it mandatory for new members to fill in their first name and location.
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Hi levon,

I may be mistaking, but I think Mark looked into this a while back and found that the software would not let him make it mandatory for new members to fill in their first name and location.
hi Bob,

i was looking at the introductions today. i saw some 1st names, but no locations. to me its so much easier to help someone that staes their location.

i didnt mean to ask something that was impossible to do.

i guess i as a member for a little while cant understand why someone who wants to be a part of such an informative forum is apprehensive about being forthcoming. anyone joining can read tons of posts and realize this is a place to make real friends.

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Please Please Please edit your profile with a name and location so we can better assist you and make for a friendlier forum

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I have to agree that it's easier to at least know a location before giving advice on many subjects. We have long time members that don't provide that info.

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I fully agree that having that information would make it better for everyone.... I think it will have to be one of those "maybe someday" dreams

In the mean time, you may want to consider signature lines like Mike, Dr Zook and a few others have requesting that they fill in that information and then welcome as any introductions as you can. I believe it has gotten pretty good results.

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I disagree.
Please explain where advice specific to tools, woodworking technique or lumber species is relative to knowing a members 1st name or where they have settled?

I do completely understand a persons desire to remain anonymous, hence the screen name and avatar. As little as it actually provides, false or not a sense of safety/security.

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Hi levon,

As has been pointed out, it's at members leisure to fill out their profiles. To be honest, it really can't be put into stone. While it's agreeable that it DOES help to have that info., especially to give them the help they seek.

I have considered adding this info to my signature but, I feel that it will get lost in my already long sig.

Rest assured, your thoughts are greatly appreciated. And good thoughts they are too.

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Hi Ron,

I agree that a person can remain anonymous but, having a location will allow for greater help to be received. Example, a location for a local repair shop near to that member needing help. There may be a place they can buy lumber that they aren't aware of. There can be many examples given as to why it does give aid. I hope this helps explain as to the reasoning.

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HI Ken and levon

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Hi levon,

As has been pointed out, it's at members leisure to fill out their profiles. To be honest, it really can't be put into stone. While it's agreeable that it DOES help to have that info., especially to give them the help they seek.

I have considered adding this info to my signature but, I feel that it will get lost in my already long sig.

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Thanks Bj & levon, I've done the same.

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