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Being so much is being said about where we live and hearing all the complaints and there better be some apologies being passed around for some of our long time members that help this forum out from Mark and so called moderation team. You can kick me off for all I care. But there are other members here that should be told when they ask where there from just take the darn thing off and don't ask where we are from. So if you take that feature off you won't have to think when asked you are being harassed. That's my two cents.

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Being so much is being said about where we live and hearing all the complaints and there better be some apologies being passed around for some of our long time members that help this forum out from Mark and so called moderation team. You can kick me off for all I care. But there are other members here that should be told when they ask where there from just take the darn thing off and don't ask where we are from. So if you take that feature off you won't have to think when asked you are being harassed. That's my two cents.
I agree with you.. entirely too much has been said about people asking people where they are from. If people don't want to answer, they don't have to. Simple stuff really.

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Which is exactly why we implemented this policy: http://www.routerforums.com/routerfo...formation.html

If you see around the forum members still harassing other members for that information. use the REPORT THIS POST link and let us know. We'll deal with it.

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Just to be clear, is it harassment to politely ask someone for a general location? 'upstate New York', Northern Virginia, Poland, New Zealand, etc can allow contributors to give a lot more relevant advice. We've got members on this forum from all over the globe, and not all solutions are applicable worldwide.

I understand that if someone says 'no', that should be respected. I guarantee 99.44% of the time that the question, "where are you located?" is asked, it is for the benefit of the member being asked.

This issue is nothing worth anyone getting expelled from the forum over, as long as we all treat each other courteously and professionally.

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What ya doing there Glenmore....you moved camp or what?
For what its worth, personally I couldnt give a toss if people ask where I'm from as its on my profile...AND...if your driving past drop in and say "G'Day" your welcome!......AL
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Just to be clear, is it harassment to politely ask someone for a general location? 'upstate New York', Northern Virginia, Poland, New Zealand, etc can allow contributors to give a lot more relevant advice. We've got members on this forum from all over the globe, and not all solutions are applicable worldwide.

I understand that if someone says 'no', that should be respected. I guarantee 99.44% of the time that the question, "where are you located?" is asked, it is for the benefit of the member being asked.

This issue is nothing worth anyone getting expelled from the forum over, as long as we all treat each other courteously and professionally.
While it would be ideal for members to share information, it's a reality that there are individuals who wish to opt-out. Members who refuse to respect those wishes will be spoken to individually to hopefully come to a peaceful resolution. I'm not interested in anyone leaving the community over such a minor issue. I'm just asking people to be respectful of each other and not over complicate the exchange of knowledge.

-- The below is not directed at anyone in particular, just individuals who keep pestering members for personal information --

If they refuse to supply adequate information (ie; Location) in order to come to an accurate answer. Then walk away, don't even post in the thread. Some members feel the need to be sarcastic and point out that the lack of a location is hindering them from answering the question. A post like that is counterproductive. If they wanted to share that information, they would have. If you're incapable of answering the question, walk away and don't post anything.

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A lot has been said and done regarding the where are you from issue, I personally don't mind anyone knowing i am from the UK, if i ask for help and the help is " you can get it from here,, IE, lowes or toolking,,, A lot of help that would be to me considering i am in the UK.

As for the above Quote Mark, I think you should be bothered to what you say is a minor issue, it is not and that has been proven over the recent allegations. After all if it was not for these members who help other members out, you would not have a forum. Another point if you want to stand by what you have said then i think you should remove your Sig where it says, about filling in your profile.

Only my 2 Pence worth, Proberly get banned but thats life.

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In this world of security requirements being the highest priority, we are bombarded with personal information requests on a daily basis. Good grief our government knows more about us than we do about ourselves. To get a credit card, video store rental card, security pass, to name a few. We give our information out or we do not pass their requirements and are declined.

I always like to know who I am talking to and from where,,, just me being inquisitive and it does help to answer the question. The one thing I did notice about other sites and that is how impersonal they were. I did choose this site because of the open friendly manner in which everyone participated.

I do respect a persons right to fill something out or not, but if the site asks a question as part of the sign up then maybe it should be mandatory to be filled or removed from the sign up. To me, then it becomes a choice and I personally am proud of my name and where I am from. I just can not find a logical reason that the information asked is anything but useful to this site and our membership in answering questions in an intelligent correct manner.

As I raised my 5 children I have always told them the more base knowledge they possess the better the answer will be. I was once told by a boss that I was always right,,, based on the information I had. So my lesson from this was get as much information as you can, so you can have a correct intelligent answer. Just my thinking!

This has to be about more than whether you give your given name, location or not, I guess there is a need to find the middle road.

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