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Re: Make location mandatory profile information

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:48 pm
by Jeremy
CaptnJack wrote:
defied wrote:Not to mention, some of us just don't want you knowing our location.


Where's my tin foil hat anyway?


The gummint doesn't want you wearing anything to block their signals.

That's why they put fluoride in the water...to rot your brains, make you forget.

As long as the sheeple keep watching the teevee, eating GMO corn...the Bilderburgs will be laughing.

Or so I've heard. That's why I've been stockpiling gold and ammo in my backyard underground bunker.

Re: Make location mandatory profile information

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:30 pm
by CaptnJack
defied wrote:Not to mention, some of us just don't want you knowing our location.


Where's my tin foil hat anyway?

Re: Make location mandatory profile information

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:23 pm
by selkie
defied wrote:Now that I can breathe....

Saturation divers would be offended if they could only list 999fsw. 0]

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Right! Ron at Hoodsport n Dive tells the story of being the first USN Diver to do an open ocean bell excursion dive to 1,000 ft. It is a great story. :eek:

Re: Make location mandatory profile information

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:48 pm
by defied
Now that I can breathe....

Saturation divers would be offended if they could only list 999fsw. 0]

D

Re: Make location mandatory profile information

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:00 pm
by fishb0y
You know those submarine rescue suits can go to 2000ft... Just saying...

Re: Make location mandatory profile information

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:11 pm
by Joshua Smith
Bric Martin wrote:
Joshua Smith wrote:
defied wrote:Not to mention, some of us just don't want you knowing our location. You could go to the trouble of asking.

btw:

The value of “Max Depth Reached” is too large, a maximum value of 999 is allowed.

wtf?

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Well, we have members who have claimed to have been deeper than that.....


They must have special training, probably ex-NAVY SEALs.


I'm not at liberty to disclose any details.

Re: Make location mandatory profile information

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:53 pm
by Bric Martin
Joshua Smith wrote:
defied wrote:Not to mention, some of us just don't want you knowing our location. You could go to the trouble of asking.

btw:

The value of “Max Depth Reached” is too large, a maximum value of 999 is allowed.

wtf?

D


Well, we have members who have claimed to have been deeper than that.....


They must have special training, probably ex-NAVY SEALs.

Re: Make location mandatory profile information

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:46 pm
by Joshua Smith
defied wrote:Not to mention, some of us just don't want you knowing our location. You could go to the trouble of asking.

btw:

The value of “Max Depth Reached” is too large, a maximum value of 999 is allowed.

wtf?

D


Well, we have members who have claimed to have been deeper than that.....

Re: Make location mandatory profile information

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:56 pm
by defied
Not to mention, some of us just don't want you knowing our location. You could go to the trouble of asking.

btw:

The value of “Max Depth Reached” is too large, a maximum value of 999 is allowed.

wtf?

D

Re: Make location mandatory profile information

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:23 pm
by spatman
Dusty2 wrote:I don't think asking for a city is unreasonable at all. If a person does not wish to give at least this small bit of info, about which they could lie anyway I believe that their reason for joining is suspect and they are probably spammers or trolls anyway. Like the Russian dude just yesterday :rjack:


There's really no way to enforce the requirement to put a city in that field without monitoring every single user on the site. The Russian "dude" is actually a bot that managed to get through our spam blocker. Adding another field for their program to fill out is no sweat for them and won't prevent spammers from getting through.

Outside of NWDC and a couple other places on the web, I am very guarded about what information I give out online. If a website I was just starting to check out demanded I provide my location, even if it is just a city, I probably would not register.

Re: Make location mandatory profile information

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:51 pm
by Dusty2
I don't think asking for a city is unreasonable at all. If a person does not wish to give at least this small bit of info, about which they could lie anyway I believe that their reason for joining is suspect and they are probably spammers or trolls anyway. Like the Russian dude just yesterday :rjack:

Re: Make location mandatory profile information

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:38 am
by spatman
If a user request info about shops and such, they can then specify where. Making the field mandatory in no way guarantees that they either provide their true location or really any location at all. "Location: ugcurjgcvfg"' e.g.

Some people want their privacy, as well. We shouldn't be asking for that info if they don't want to give it out in the first place, imvho.

Make location mandatory profile information

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:32 am
by renoun
It seems like many new people don't fill out the location information in their profile which would be displayed below their avatar every time they post. People's location is central to advice about shops and instructors plus key to finding regular dive buddies. Can phpBB be configured to make including a location a required aspect of registering a new user without being a pain for existing users? Ideally a brief explanation would be included saying that it doesn't have to be specific and a city or county would be sufficient.