When a member clicks on the icon of another member's submission, that member's location is shown. For example, if you were to click on the green icon of MYB506
you would see he is from Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Not all member's locations are shown when this is done. I'm thinking that it would be helpful to know from where someone is submitting. In some cases it would be helpful in locating services or availability of items in an area when or if responding, pointing the questioner in a favourable direction. It would also reduce the anonymity of members without actually exposing their actual address, which I think creates a closer relationship of brothers/sisters on this forum.
I'm always curious. I like to Google a person's city or state just to see the sights, points of interest, and general lay of the land. Some of us live in cities, some in towns, and some like wide open spaces. There are beautiful regions all over the world. Just an idle thought. Have a good life.