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 Post subject: PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR LOCATION! Please read this post.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:58 pm 
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All,

We see a lot of "want to buy" and "for sale" postings but we have no idea where you are from! Please list at least your country, and if your country is large, please list what coast or region. This will help us hone you in on a distributor or reseller. Without this, we have no idea what unit of currency you use, what import or export fees are, etc.

Please remember to post where you are located!

Thanks!

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 Post subject: PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR LOCATION!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:10 am 
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It might be an idea [ :o but suppose alot of people will object to this :o ] that a members location in their profile is listed and not left blank, could be done with dropdown boxes for countries and maybe the area in that country could be an optional box.

Just an :idea: .........

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 Post subject: Re: PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR LOCATION! Please read this post.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:55 am 
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Ive stated for a long time. if you dont enter a location, dont allow a sign up.

But as a minimum, if they dont include a location as you say in a for sale ad, simply dont allow the advert.


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 Post subject: Re: PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR LOCATION! Please read this post.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:09 am 
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if it's going to be a forum requisite in general - someone delete all my posts and then my account now - i'd rather not wait.

edit: why would another *user* *need* to know my location? everyone who needs to know already does and the ones that don't - i want to keep it that way. people can always ask me and i can choose whether to tell them, surely? i presume using basic whois stuff - all admins know where we are anyway, yes?

edit2: i can live with the country - but that's *it*...

if for a wanted or sale post - a crystal ball must be included in the transaction :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR LOCATION!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:59 am 
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edit2: i can live with the country - but that's *it*...

Thats why I said that .......could be done with dropdown boxes for countries" and maybe the area in that country could be an optional box."

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 Post subject: Re: PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR LOCATION! Please read this post.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:52 am 
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The issue is the "want to buy a DTA S80, cash in hand waiting" with no other info then in PMs find that they're not near me and are insulted by the import fees and shipping. So, by just posting the location it would save people the hassle and embarassment. It'd also help us say ok well no one has a spare right now but here's your nearest distributor.

You don't have to go crazy - just say "australia" or "UK", you don't have to be real detailed, but that alone helps.

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 Post subject: Re: PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR LOCATION! Please read this post.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:03 am 
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yeah, a country's alright-ish as i say... 100% pointless, but ok-ish...

to me it just seems a bit silly to require it for *everyone*... i could put antarctica... everyone would know i'm not there... it just wouldn't matter - i'm in the same country as S T above as you guys already probably know, but i really wouldn't want to *drive* to his house, you know :lol: a bit of moisture in the footwells i reckon...

what about a web-form that creates the posts for sale/want ads? every field must be filled in to progress sort of thing?

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 Post subject: Re: PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR LOCATION! Please read this post.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:09 am 
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yeah I can probably do that - just haven't had time. there's likely a phpbb mod for that.

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 Post subject: Re: PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR LOCATION! Please read this post.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:51 pm 
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Again the issue is when people are trying to sell things, or asking for help, somewhere to tune, install or map etc.

Obviously if these queries never arise, there is little need. But when people who do ask are so clueless as to not to give a rough location, thats why it can be helpful to make it compulsory.


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 Post subject: Re: PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR LOCATION! Please read this post.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:17 pm 
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I think I made location required for new registration so that's good.

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