Option for user's home country?

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watts-on

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I was thinking it may be useful feature for users to be able to entertheir home country in their profile and have it appear next to their avatar in the posts.
There seem to be many posts here where it matters where you liveand I've seen a lot of posts saying "what country are you in?"
Of course users should be under no obligation to say if they don't want to.
Just a thought...
 

Chiptosser

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I agree, knowing the country, would help in how some questions are answered, such as local sourcing.
 

Korishan

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I think Country would be a nice addition as well. Just no need to go as far as State/Providence or City. We can get that info through PM's. (note: the 's' is lower case separated by a single quote. This is to not get it confused with PMS :p )
 

hbpowerwall

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hbpowerwall

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all my 7 min of googling and mike is like.... it's over there!
 

Korishan

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And now we just have to remember to look under the Avatar to the left to see it ;)
 

Stefan Fuchs

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Korishan said:
I think Country would be a nice addition as well. Just no need to go as far as State/Providence or City. We can get that info through PM's. (note: the 's' is lower case separated by a single quote. This is to not get it confused with PMS :p )

One of a very useful feature of this forum would be an ability to connect people on a local level. If DIY-ers could meet in person, exchange useful information and teach/learn from each other, sort of to create a local chapters, if there's an interest. I definitely would be very interested. I logged in with my FB account. This forum doesn't fill in a location automatically. It'd be useful on thecity level, not only state or country. The current way of editing your own profile is extremely cumbersome. It took me 20 min of browsing to finally dig it out. I suggest to provide it as a part of registration, where a user is prompted to enter is and remind him how useful it'd be also for others. What eventually can happen if other people know I am from that town/city? This is highly specific forum, it's not a general discussion type of site where we'd be targeted by maniacs.

I would alsosuggest to add to the profile if the new person is open for mentorship to others. Some members may want only to check information and do not interact with others. That's fine, some, however, would love to get together and work on their project jointly. A search mode of your members by state and city would be a vital addition.
 
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