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Why don't people update their profiles? When people post about their riding in the mud, sand, wooded trails, mountain trail, or across a cool bridge. It would be nice to look over to the right and know what part of the country or the world they are talking about. People will post "I just got street legal it's so cool" and you look up at their profile to see what state their from and nothing but a member number. I know people need to be careful about what information they put out on the web, we don't need to know where your 8 year old goes to school or that your wife works the 8 to 5 shift at the local burger hut, but a state or city, state would be nice.
I've posted a few pics of where we ride and if you look at my profile you will know where I ride, Central Valley, the mountains or the beach.
 

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I think there are a lots of folks out there who are leary about having too much personal information out there for people who would do them harm. (myself included) I agree that general location shouldn't be a problem but I feel that anyone with a little time on their hands could drill into the posts that each of us have placed in here and eventually get enough information from the text of where we live and some of our habits.
I would never make the accusation that any of the members here would do harm but the simple fact is, I know none of them personally.
I understand your frustration. The location is usually the first place I look when reading some of the posts. Gives me an idea what's out there in their neck of the woods.
My wife would have a cow if she knew that I put the Texas Panhandle on mine. She still thinks there are people looking at her through the computer screen every time she gets online.
 

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Why don't people update their profiles? When people post about their riding in the mud, sand, wooded trails, mountain trail, or across a cool bridge. It would be nice to look over to the right and know what part of the country or the world they are talking about. People will post "I just got street legal it's so cool" and you look up at their profile to see what state their from and nothing but a member number. I know people need to be careful about what information they put out on the web, we don't need to know where your 8 year old goes to school or that your wife works the 8 to 5 shift at the local burger hut, but a state or city, state would be nice.
I've posted a few pics of where we ride and if you look at my profile you will know where I ride, Central Valley, the mountains or the beach.
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At least put a city and state:ride:
 

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Damn Tom!

Those shots are fantastic!

I'd post more shots of where I ride....but compared to those, I dunno. You'd get tired of looking at brown, tan, dark brown, sand, rocks....cactus and scrub. You get the idea. :rollfinger:

Guess I need to plan a trip up north! :)
 

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Tom, I think it's a great idea. Problem is that in some sort of weirdness, people are hypersensitive about their location and personal information. Unfortunately, every one of us that posts on this site can probably be tracked to their doorstep with the slightest knowledge of computer and their workings. That's why on many sites I blog at, I've gone so far as naming the actual road I live on and the town I live in. What should I care? If someone wants to come kill me, or impart some sinister misfortunes on me, I really don't think I can do anything to stop them from tracking me down (that's why I carry), so I'm pretty blase about my "personal" information. Now my wife, as Tom mentioned his above, would probably have a fit. She's in the information technology business and hears too many stories. I'm going to hunt camp this weekend and will get a few picturse to post on the profiles section. The Georgia mountains are gorgeous this time of year (and the bears are as big as houses so the food supply must be good this season).
 

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What is a pet peeve of mine are the people that list something for sale
and there is no info posted and of course the location is blank.
City and State is not that big a deal.
 

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I think there are a lots of folks out there who are leary about having too much personal information out there for people who would do them harm. (myself included) I agree that general location shouldn't be a problem but I feel that anyone with a little time on their hands could drill into the posts that each of us have placed in here and eventually get enough information from the text of where we live and some of our habits.
I would never make the accusation that any of the members here would do harm but the simple fact is, I know none of them personally.
I understand your frustration. The location is usually the first place I look when reading some of the posts. Gives me an idea what's out there in their neck of the woods.
My wife would have a cow if she knew that I put the Texas Panhandle on mine. She still thinks there are people looking at her through the computer screen every time she gets online.
I know what you mean. I'm sort of vague about my location for this reason. I'm in IT, and WOW! I can track someone's location to their doorstep, if I really cared, which I don't. But, there are people out there without a life that pull that crap. You can really blow your wife's mind and tell her someone just posted that they have a shirt just like the one you are wearing right now. (No, don't. She may never get on the internet again, and forbid you to as well!)
 

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With today's technology, if they want to find you they will. Like someone else said, let them come and they will meet my lil friend.(45 ACP)
 

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Off topic I know but a funny story. About 10 years ago right before I opened my own business, the internet and search engines were really beginning to explode open and I was just learning about all the information that could be gleaned by a simple click of the mouse. The guy I was working for, an older doctor about 60 was pretty computer illiterate, but in his defense he was trying and doing a pretty good job. He was talking about something and saying under NO circumstances does he give out his SS number to anyone for anything. I ribbed him and said I could have his social security number by the next day. He didn't believe me. I got it and handed it to him written on a piece of paper and asked him if he wanted me to tell him how much he still owed on the clinic were were in (I really didn't have that information but just thought it would be funny). He turned red and slammed his office door. I don't work for him anymore. In hindsight, he was probably one of the first customers of that lifelock company that protects your ID.
 

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A simple track of your IP address. Tells more. So your city and state is no big deal.
:rofl3: a little wire shark goes a long ways
Not my thing, but first name , city and state helps understand something basic about the poster. Something for sale that has no location of the poster will be ignored by me.
 

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At least if they put the state on there it would help. I went through an entire site and documented everyone who lived in the Northeast so that I could contact them for a local group ride. It took me >2weeks to go through the 8000+ names and profiles. Not one person regreted it and those that didn't have their location updated regretted not being invited.

It also helps when you have a problem. You can tell them to contact someone we know is local and if nothing else they can just get together and fix/help right there in person.

The location and other profile info should be mandatory. Just my 2cents.
 

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I think some of you are too paranoid. So concerned you wont give your state? Give me a break. I'm in California. There are 37 million people here. I'm in North Tustin. There are 80+K here. I've posted pictures in my front yard. Now I have really given it away. You could spend weeks driving the streets of Tustin and not find my house.
I have also meat 30+ members for rides and given several of them my phone #. Some may think I'm careless, I don't. If you're from a really small town give the next closest town. Giving a city and state is pretty low risk info if you ask me.
 

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At least if they put the state on there it would help. I went through an entire site and documented everyone who lived in the Northeast so that I could contact them for a local group ride. It took me >2weeks to go through the 8000+ names and profiles. Not one person regreted it and those that didn't have their location updated regretted not being invited.

It also helps when you have a problem. You can tell them to contact someone we know is local and if nothing else they can just get together and fix/help right there in person.

The location and other profile info should be mandatory. Just my 2cents.
What, Are you some kinda stalker! Tracking people down on the interweb. Is that you in the blue ford across the street? I'm going to turn off all the lights and watch back.
 

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At least if they put the state on there it would help. I went through an entire site and documented everyone who lived in the Northeast so that I could contact them for a local group ride. It took me >2weeks to go through the 8000+ names and profiles. Not one person regreted it and those that didn't have their location updated regretted not being invited.

It also helps when you have a problem. You can tell them to contact someone we know is local and if nothing else they can just get together and fix/help right there in person.

The location and other profile info should be mandatory. Just my 2cents.
What, Are you some kinda stalker! Tracking people down on the interweb. Is that you in the blue ford across the street? I'm going to turn off all the lights and watch back.
thats what he wants, lol

i agree with at least a state and name, so i can call peeps by their name. but no biggie
 

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What is a pet peeve of mine are the people that list something for sale
and there is no info posted and of course the location is blank.
City and State is not that big a deal.
Could not say it better my self and PICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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