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Offline Lightages

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A protest!
« on: July 17, 2015, 07:26:12 am »
I am gong to refuse to answer anyone who does not have their country set in their profile. I am soooooo tired of asking newbies what country they are from when they ask for recommendations for what thing to buy. It is so wasteful of time, and so pointless that this happens over and over and over. I thought this was resolved with the forum settings, but it still continues and I am getting very tired of it. What says the herd?

I know,I am being grumpy, but c'mon.......
 

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Re: A protest!
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2015, 07:29:44 am »
I thought I fixed this in the forum settings to force new user to pick a ocuntry, but it doesn't work. I do not know what is wrong, sorry. I have spent many hours on this.
 

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Re: A protest!
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2015, 07:42:14 am »
I have just installed the latest version. Don't know if it'll make a difference.
Even if it does work for new registration I can find no way to force existing people to select a country.
 

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Re: A protest!
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2015, 07:44:26 am »
Just checked by registering a new person, nope, doesn't work.  :-//
 

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Re: A protest!
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2015, 07:46:42 am »
Thanks for trying Dave. Perhaps you can put a message in the sign up that states that the user must set their country flag or they might be ignored.
 

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Re: A protest!
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2015, 07:51:55 am »
Ah, got it!
It now requires new users to select the country before they can sign up. Bug seems to have been fixed.
 

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Re: A protest!
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2015, 07:55:41 am »
Could do a global PM or email message to all current users asking them to set the country code
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Re: A protest!
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2015, 08:12:24 am »
Could do a global PM or email message to all current users asking them to set the country code

Have never done that!
 

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Re: A protest!
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2015, 08:27:16 am »
Wow, if you were going to do a global mail drop please add the following line and I know that it has been asked before and the response was that they still dont bother to use it, we can only try. It shouldn't add much to the printing costs and it would be nice if all newbies got a reminder notification to start them off, occasionally I will use Google and follow the term with EEVblog which brings up a short list and this works a bit better for me.

Please remember to use the search feature before starting a new thread
« Last Edit: July 17, 2015, 10:03:11 am by Muttley Snickers »
 

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Re: A protest!
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2015, 08:36:47 am »
and a link to this  (or something similar):

http://www.wikihow.com/Ask-a-Question-on-the-Internet-and-Get-It-Answered

Not that it's going to help ...   ::)  |O 
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Re: A protest!
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2015, 09:06:01 am »
I agree with @wilfred.
It is not hard to say "Please set your country flag in your profile so that forum members can provide more accurate suggestions".
I don't have a problem with it.
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Re: A protest!
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2015, 09:57:54 am »
I think country is not enough. What about able to put a better specified location?  I'm from Malaga, Andalusia, Spain.
 

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Re: A protest!
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2015, 10:04:07 am »
I think country is not enough. What about able to put a better specified location?  I'm from Malaga, Andalusia, Spain.

And I am from -41.338071, 173.185442
I don't think so.
Country is sufficient to provide enough information for help.
If you want to disclose your almost exact address, put it in your posting signature.
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Re: A protest!
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2015, 10:11:04 am »

In case anyone gives a rats I'm from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and to prove it the car number plates say Victoria the place to be, at least they let us fill in the last few words.

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Re: A protest!
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2015, 10:19:06 am »
Ah, got it!
It now requires new users to select the country before they can sign up. Bug seems to have been fixed.
:clap:
Hope it works this time.  :-+
I think country is not enough. What about able to put a better specified location?  I'm from Malaga, Andalusia, Spain.
No need.
Choose a flag AND type in your Location, there's options to do each, hopefully one's now compulsory.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2015, 11:54:46 am by tautech »
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Re: A protest!
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2015, 10:20:46 am »
Melbourne is a big place...  ;)
And, BTW I love Melbourne.
I am from little old Nelson, New Zealand... It says so in my profile... Little being 80,000 people in the Tasman district...
That's as much disclosure as I am prepared to offer.
A forum registration should not insist on you providing your location, however knowing a persons country assists in providing help...
just my 10c worth. 
« Last Edit: July 17, 2015, 10:22:19 am by Mr.B »
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Re: A protest!
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2015, 10:24:11 am »
Melbourne is a big place...  ;)
And, BTW I love Melbourne.
I am from little old Nelson, New Zealand... It says so in my profile... Little being 80,000 people in the Tasman district...
That's as much disclosure as I am prepared to offer.
A forum forum registration should not insist on you providing your location, however knowing a persons country assists in providing help...
just my 10c worth.
I'd hope the black flag is still an option for those that NEED to keep their location private.
Let's hope we don't get a rush on black flags.  |O
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Re: A protest!
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2015, 10:28:19 am »
Melbourne is a big place...  ;)
And, BTW I love Melbourne.
I am from little old Nelson, New Zealand... It says so in my profile... Little being 80,000 people in the Tasman district...
That's as much disclosure as I am prepared to offer.
A forum forum registration should not insist on you providing your location, however knowing a persons country assists in providing help...
just my 10c worth.
I'd hope the black flag is still an option for those that NEED to keep their location private.
Let's hope we don't get a rush on black flags.  |O

I don't get it with the black flag...
I am proud of being a Kiwi and am happy to disclose my country and city.
Obviously I am not going to disclose my residential location on the internet, but come on... Black flag... really...
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Re: A protest!
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2015, 10:28:21 am »
Melbourne is a big place...  ;)
And, BTW I love Melbourne.
I am from little old Nelson, New Zealand... It says so in my profile... Little being 80,000 people in the Tasman district...
That's as much disclosure as I am prepared to offer.
A forum forum registration should not insist on you providing your location, however knowing a persons country assists in providing help...
just my 10c worth.
I'd hope the black flag is still an option for those that NEED to keep their location private.
Let's hope we don't get a rush on black flags.  |O

Do we accept pirates and nomads in the forum? :D
 

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Re: A protest!
« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2015, 10:32:15 am »
Melbourne is a big place...  ;)
And, BTW I love Melbourne.
I am from little old Nelson, New Zealand... It says so in my profile... Little being 80,000 people in the Tasman district...
That's as much disclosure as I am prepared to offer.
A forum forum registration should not insist on you providing your location, however knowing a persons country assists in providing help...
just my 10c worth.
I'd hope the black flag is still an option for those that NEED to keep their location private.
Let's hope we don't get a rush on black flags.  |O

I don't get it with the black flag...
I am proud of being a Kiwi and am happy to disclose my country and city.
Obviously I am not going to disclose my residential location on the internet, but come on... Black flag... really...
Yeah, but I guess it is needed for some people living in countries where authorities aren't that nice. Maybe I'm wrong.

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Re: A protest!
« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2015, 10:33:29 am »
Do we accept pirates and nomads in the forum? :D

Pirates and Nomad can update their Country settings at will...  :)
And, yes, Pirates and Nomads who have something to offer are probably very welcome...  ;D
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Re: A protest!
« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2015, 10:36:03 am »
Yeah, but I guess it is needed for some people living in countries where authorities aren't that nice. Maybe I'm wrong.

If you are talking about the countries that I think you are talking about, the country flag setting will make no difference...
They are being tracked anyway.
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Re: A protest!
« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2015, 10:43:09 am »
Melbourne is a big place...  ;)
And, BTW I love Melbourne.
I am from little old Nelson, New Zealand... It says so in my profile... Little being 80,000 people in the Tasman district...
That's as much disclosure as I am prepared to offer.
A forum forum registration should not insist on you providing your location, however knowing a persons country assists in providing help...
just my 10c worth.
I'd hope the black flag is still an option for those that NEED to keep their location private.
Let's hope we don't get a rush on black flags.  |O

I don't get it with the black flag...
I am proud of being a Kiwi and am happy to disclose my country and city.
Obviously I am not going to disclose my residential location on the internet, but come on... Black flag... really...
IMHO you need to provide for those that NEED maintain their anonymity, some are constrained from membership of forums by employers and while they are presently very few, without a black flag they would be prevented from joining EEVblog after Daves recent  :-/O .
That would not be good.  :--

I previously wasn't a fan of the black flag but I have long ago 180'ed on this issue.

I too am very proud to be Kiwi Mr.B.  :-+
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Re: A protest!
« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2015, 10:48:27 am »
Yeah, but I guess it is needed for some people living in countries where authorities aren't that nice. Maybe I'm wrong.

If you are talking about the countries that I think you are talking about, the country flag setting will make no difference...
They are being tracked anyway.
Yes, I know.
There is also the case of people living in some kind of "hated" countries. They maybe don't want to get bad reactions due to actions of some crazy, fanatic guys.
 

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Re: A protest!
« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2015, 10:54:23 am »
I have to agree with tautech on the black flag option it's better than no flag at all and indicates to others that the member has made a consideration in relation to  disclosing their location.

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