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Old 03-12-2011, 09:55 PM   #1
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Regional Questions

I'm not sure where to post this, but a lot of people, especially newbies, as questions that can't be answered if we don't have a clue as to where they live. Believe me, I understand reluctance with giving out too much information on-line. But After giving advice to someone about ingredients I find out they live somewhere it simply isn't available; and receiving advice that tells me this or that ingredient is available "everywhere" in a grocery store from someone in New York or California, Heck, I get frustrated. So give us an idea of where you live, and if you're giving a recipe or suggested of your specific ethnic background, where you, your family, or ancestors originated. You are much more likely to get useful help that way!

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Old 03-13-2011, 06:48 AM   #2
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I agree. Thank you for posting this. It bothers me too. It is safe too, especially when you're using a nickname. Someone will say something in a post, especially the weather thread, so that I'm curious where they live, but often find it's not shown.

Just a generalized location would be fine, (Northern California, coastal Texas, etc.) It often explains comments in their posts.
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:16 AM   #3
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Ditto. I read something earlier today and had no idea where the member was talking about. Not that it really mattered, but it would have been nice to know, lol.
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:08 AM   #4
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+ 100 To everything!! ~~~~ It should be required at registration to at least say what State you live in....
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:29 AM   #5
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I do not think it should be a requirement at all. Everyone has varying levels of trust and fear. Some people have stalkers. Some people are very private. The option is there for people who are comfortable giving out info like that and for those not comfortable they can remain as anonymous as they like.
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:41 AM   #6
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Maybe just give a general world location like USA, Europe, Asia - that might help if someone doesn't want to be specific.
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:43 AM   #7
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People already have the option to do do, but they also have the option not to show that if they are not even comfortable with that.
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:46 AM   #8
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I agree with GB. Although I have no particular reason to disguise or otherwise not list my exact location, I feel I should have full control over what personal information I disclose and to whom.
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:51 AM   #9
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I don't think of it so much as a requirement as I do simply being polite.
If you are going to mention local places or join in on the weather thread and similar, it would be nice to know.
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:54 AM   #10
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I disagree.....Saying you live in Texas, or the S.W. US, or California is not an invasion of one's privacy...By not choosing the "option"/"requirement" a member is often times limiting the quality and quantity of responses they receive to inquires...

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