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    Mercrudgeon Bikedud's Avatar
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    Where are Forum members from?

    Has anyone else noticed that a lot of people in the forums don't bother to fill out their profiles?

    Is there some reason for this that I 'm not aware of?

    I can certainly understand not wanting to include information that is considered too personal, but the area (doesn't have to be precise) you reside and ride and birthdate year (or age) seem reasonable to include.

    I like knowing where people are from. I think it is a big part of us, and our location may allow us to have information that is beneficial to others.

    What do you think?
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    It is nice to know...it adds just a little bit more to a member's individuality. I'm always checking to see where folks are from.

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    i agree that especially the location but also age helps to put comments into perspective.

    i personally don't see why others wouldn't fill out this info, but maybe they have reasons?

    but riders from different countries and different areas of the US can have very different perspectives on many things relating to cycling b/c of differences in the local environment, weather and cycling conditions... i should know as i've lived in 3 (kind of 4) cities in Texas, Oregon, Massachussetts and Germany all post age 18 and been an active cyclist in each.

    so for those of you without a place, please fill out the basic info unless you really have a good reason not too.
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    Privacy...I put mine in there because I could care less as anyone coming to whistler is more than welcome to drop me a line. But I do know on some sites I never gave any personal info and it in fact took me 4 months before I trusted this site to drop my real info on it.

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    Mercrudgeon Bikedud's Avatar
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    Privacy...I put mine in there because I could care less as anyone coming to whistler is more than welcome to drop me a line.
    I understand that a person may not want to divulge their name and specific location. Most of us have usernames that do not reveal our real name. That's what I was trying to communicate when I say you don't need to be specific. For example you could just say you were from B.C. That tells me a lot. Your Canadian, it gives me an idea of the climatic conditions you face as a cyclist, etc. As Nathank said it just helps put things in perspective.
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    I like looking at folks' profiles also. I'm chuckling, though, 'cause I notice Bikedud didn't include his birth year or age

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    Originally posted by Bikedud
    I understand that a person may not want to divulge their name and specific location. Most of us have usernames that do not reveal our real name. That's what I was trying to communicate when I say you don't need to be specific. For example you could just say you were from B.C. That tells me a lot. Your Canadian, it gives me an idea of the climatic conditions you face as a cyclist, etc. As Nathank said it just helps put things in perspective.
    True enough...but some people don't want you to know that...I don't know I have been online for 15 years (bbs days anyone?) and privacy was a huge concern...to be able to profile someone because of their area can still be an invasion to some people

    on one site I go into so much detail that if you know the layout of whistler you can more or less know where my house is ..

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    Well... You know that the "New World Order" is out there, and "they're" coming to get us. Quadrapule lock the door and hide your firstborn.

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    Mercrudgeon Bikedud's Avatar
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    I like looking at folks' profiles also. I'm chuckling, though, 'cause I notice Bikedud didn't include his birth year or age
    Touche`

    As if anyone cared. I was born in 1960.
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    I agree, I like to see where people are coming from (in all senses!).
    "...perhaps the world needs a little more Canada" - Jean Chretian, 2003.

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    Originally posted by Bikedud
    Touche`

    As if anyone cared. I was born in 1960.
    I can remember 1960. The reason I haven't put age info in my profile is I like to think I'm still young. Looking at the cold hard facts in my profile would just shatter the illusion for me!
    ...!

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    I think a lot of people don't know how or it just doesn't occur to them. Maybe Joe should put an "edit profile" link right under the user name.

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    Originally posted by Bikedud
    Touche`

    As if anyone cared. I was born in 1960.
    Touche' back at ya'

    '58 here.......gosh, pinerider, you're right....that sure does look old when you see it in black and white.

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    www.titusti.com montlake_mtbkr's Avatar
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    well my profile is updated. I'm chillin' in Seattle, WA.
    I really am chillin'. It is cold today.

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    It's very helpful at times for people to include their location.

    I've seen a few threads from people without locations saying stuff like, "I want to do some riding out west. Anyone know of any good trails?"

    Out west of where? Ukraine? Australia? Canada? UK?

    The three most imortant things in your profile - location, location, location.

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    Every lane is a bike lane Chris L's Avatar
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    Originally posted by MediaCreations
    The three most imortant things in your profile - location, location, location.
    The three most important things in plastick surgery - dislocation, dislocation, dislocation!

    (sorry, just couldn't resist that one!)
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    Originally posted by montlake_mtbkr
    well my profile is updated. I'm chillin' in Seattle, WA.
    I really am chillin'. It is cold today.
    LOL....I wish it was 7c (45f) here because I would be riding my bike if it was!!!

    Cold is -21c (-6f) that was our daytime high today!

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    Every lane is a bike lane Chris L's Avatar
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    Originally posted by rockymtn_girl
    Cold is -21c (-6f) that was our daytime high today!
    To me, cold is like, +15C.
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    15C is 288.15K...I hope that clears things up.
    Booyah!!

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    I'm from Singapore!! Not exactly a great place for cycling but who cares, I love being a Singaporean. I don't see much of Singaporeans around here in the forums though..... where on earth are you guys ???? Being a cyclist doesn't mean you have to stay away from the computer and internet does it?

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    Look to your left.

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    I like looking at folks' profiles also. I'm chuckling, though, 'cause I notice Bikedud didn't include his birth year or age
    well, i just checked and my birthdate wasn't there either... i guess mainly b/c i was lazy and i'm not a birthday celebrator...

    BTW i was born in 1970
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    South of Chicago.
    north of New Orleans.
    east of St. Louis.
    west of New York City.
    Can anyone pinpoint the place I live with that info?
    i use to think i was cool
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    was driving down the road to ruin

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    I can STILL say I live in bear country!

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    Originally posted by heybulldog
    South of Chicago.
    north of New Orleans.
    east of St. Louis.
    west of New York City.
    Can anyone pinpoint the place I live with that info?
    Could it be Salem IL.?

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