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    Smile User Location - would be helpful if users complete this

    I find it a bit frustrating when users in the forum don't put their country location in their details.
    Yes, I know. Privacy!

    But if you can?!
    Why not add at least your country. In quite few instances , it can be helpful when we are answering questions. Don't you think?
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    It doesn't matter to me as long as we can communicate in a civil way

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    Default Re: User Location - would be helpful if users complete this

    On 07/15/2008 caf4926 wrote:
    > Why not add at least your country. In quite few instances , it can be
    > helpful when we are answering questions. Don't you think?


    Actually no. I'm from Germany, so in which situation would this be more helpful (or less) than if I were from, say, Egypt?

    Uwe

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    Default Re: User Location - would be helpful if users complete this

    Well if you're suggesting mirrors etc. it might be helpful.

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    > Why not add at least your country.

    it seems there are some here who use your location to try and hit you
    over the head..

    i can't imagine why...i guess part of that mankind old "us" vs "them"
    attitude..

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    > Actually no. I'm from Germany, so in which situation would this be more
    > helpful (or less) than if I were from, say, Egypt?


    lol, in no way is that info helpful, or not...

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    Default Re: User Location - would be helpful if users complete this

    Mirrors, Yes, I had that in mind.
    Also, internet questions relating to speed, isp etc..
    Some people can't even seems to manage .iso burns. Crumbs if I knew they lived in the same country as me, I'd offer to send them one.

    Ok, some people are so vague in the first place it takes a few extra questions in reply to get the info you need.

    It was just a thought I threw in to soapbox.
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    Default Re: User Location - would be helpful if users complete this

    On 07/15/2008 DenverD wrote:
    > it seems there are some here who use your location to try and hit you
    > over the head..


    I don't think this is the background of the original suggestion, no.

    Uwe

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    On 07/15/2008 Chrysantine wrote:
    > Well if you're suggesting mirrors etc. it might be helpful.


    Granted, I found the German mirrors more reliable and even faster when I was in Las Vegas and wanted to update my installation :-)

    Uwe


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    Default Re: User Location - would be helpful if users complete this

    Well compared to what mirrors?
    Could be that there was a lot of traffic on the other mirror, anyways this is OT.

    It might be helpful to know what country and primary language if you want to link a wiki page in the recievers language.

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