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Old 05-27-2005, 07:41 PM   #1
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Required Field - Location

It would sure help in answering some questions if "Location" was a required field in the user profile. For example, it does little good to suggest Hellman's Mayo to someone living in CA - or suggesting an Ace Hardware Store for someone living in the UK as a local source for a cast iron skillet.

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Old 05-27-2005, 07:52 PM   #2
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I think that a required field should also be gender. No more embarassing posts.
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Old 05-27-2005, 08:15 PM   #3
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Michael, I agree that it would be nice if we knew where people were planted. It might even start some great regional and cultural chats.

As for gender, Texas, I think that's more of a personal issue, don't you?
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Old 05-27-2005, 08:27 PM   #4
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i think that's a good idea too
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Old 05-27-2005, 08:45 PM   #5
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jkath, yes, your right, it is a personal issue, but, if we had the option to show it, I wouldn't care, if I had a neutral type of id on here, for showing that I'm female. So, not a required just give a choice to add it.
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jakath,
I'm not to sure at age 71 that I like the word "Planted..."LOL
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Old 05-27-2005, 09:23 PM   #7
 
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Why is sharing gender a "personal issue"? You're either one or the other, or you're one who wishes they were the other. So just spit it out! I think not acknowledging either s*e*x is carrying political correctness to the extreme!
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Old 05-27-2005, 11:32 PM   #8
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Humm ... never knew this would start such a lively debate on such a totally unrelated topic!

In the "old" days "gender" and "s e x" ment the same thing ... these days it's not always the same ... you can be "cross gendered" - be one s e x (male or female) and be the other gendered. For example - male but female gendered, or female and male gendered.

Given where they live ... I can understand where jkath would have a different understanding of "gender" from texasgirl.

Yeah, Dove - "planted" might be a little extreme ... maybe "where you live" or are "rooted" might be a better choice of words?
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Old 05-28-2005, 01:15 AM   #9
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- regarding "planted" - I'm talking about the "grow where you're planted" kind of thing...either that or I've been around my husband too long (works at a cemetary)

regarding gender, I do remember a post a while back where the poster did not say what they were, and said that it was on purpose.

Also, I thought Sushi was a woman when I first got on, but figured it out after a few postings.

It's never hindered my opinion of anyone by knowing their gender. I honestly don't care, so long as they're nice.
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Old 05-28-2005, 08:23 AM   #10
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michaelFTW, it's really not a good idea to disclose exactly where you live over the internet or over the phone. i sure as heck wouldn't, not under any circumstances. there are some real whack jobs out there.
you really have to be careful and watch out for yourself. elf is the only one who knows my both my e-mail addys and my phone number, and i intend to keep it that way. one other person DOES have my phone #, but that's it.
if a site requires my address or phone number, i usually log off immediately and don't return.
i don't think i'm the only one.
as for gender, welp, that isn't such a big deal to me. to avoid confusion, i made my avatar pink.
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