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Joined: Sat May 17, 2014 3:06 pm
Posts: 886
Location: Charlottesville
State/Province/Country: Virginia
There are a couple of new profile fields to help us get to know each other a bit better and to help with starting local face-to-face meetings.

One is "State/Province/Country", that is a required field when registering. Obviously, someone can put "Earth" or something, if they really don't want to reveal their location. But hopefully more people enter their location and use it to meet up with each other locally.

The other one is "First Name", which I find very helpful. Sometimes new people fresh off games will register a username that is the name of one of their game characters. Referring to gaming addicts by game character names is a really bad situation I'd like to avoid. So, I will check their profile for their first name so I can avoid that situation.

Just an FYI for y'all. If you want to update your profile, press User Control Panel in the upper left corner.


Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:06 pm
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Joined: Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:05 am
Posts: 53
State/Province/Country: Sydney, Australia
Thanks Scott,

I like being able to check if someone has identified their location and is close to my side of the world. This will help to reach out.

Cheers Tam


Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:03 am
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Joined: Sat May 17, 2014 4:59 pm
Posts: 617
Location: Colorado (Front Range Urban Corridor)
State/Province/Country: Colorado, USA
Thank you, Scott.

I found that the new field doesn't fit my needs as well as the old "Location" field, which is still there. I wanted to be a bit more specific, as well as accurate, and the number of characters I wanted to type was too big for the new field. (Colorado is big, and I "hang out" in several cities in it.)

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Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:30 am
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Joined: Sat May 17, 2014 3:06 pm
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Location: Charlottesville
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You used it the way I imagined. "State/Country" is required, so people will have at least that much info shown. But for those of us who want to give more details, there's the "Location" field. Both fields are shown in profiles and on posts.


Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:28 pm
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