Mexico, Algeria, Bolivia, Hungary, Australia, Saturn?

by Horny Devil Banned
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Every day throughout WF we create numerous threads and posts. When we get into conversation - sometimes offering advice and sometimes seeking advice - quite often it's a benefit knowing which country the person you are conversing with hails from. So why is it most people don't state their country at all in the location category of their visible profile settings? Should it be compulsory? . . . even though some would lie.

I can understand having a nom de plume if you don't wish to disclose your real name. I can understand a cartoon or graphic avatar if you don't want your mugshot broadcast to all and sundry. But not stating your country . . . why?

On a personal level, if I were to partner, JV, or undertake to do work or have work done for me, then my preference would be with someone I can meet with face to face in my own country. So it helps to know their location at a glance.

Offering particular advice can sometimes be country relevant. Knowing the time difference can be relevant to ongoing communications. And geographics also plays an important part in most business's in terms of trading laws, banking, etc; so knowing which country is a plus. There are numerous other reasons why it's beneficial to know which country a WF user is from but I won't go into them all here. I'm sure a few others will be posted up.
#algeria #australia #bolivia #hungary #mexico #saturn
  • Hi Horn Devil,
    I total agree with you, I think WF should make it compulsory to say which country you are from.
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      I'm sure that some don't mention it because they simply choose not to because they don't feel it is important, however some say they're from say, the US or the UK, but according to their IP address, they're from Pakistan, or Romania or something. I'm sure they don't want to be ratted out if they're trying to pull one over.

      P.S. No offense to people from those countries, they were just random choices.

      Terra
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      • Profile picture of the author Horny Devil
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        Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

        I'm sure that some don't mention it because they simply choose not to because they don't feel it is important . . .
        Yet some feel it important enough to post a true name . . . but no country. Doesn't make sense to me.
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        • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
          Originally Posted by Horny Devil View Post

          Yet some feel it important enough to post a true name . . . but no country. Doesn't make sense to me.
          Much of what people do or don't do doesn't make sense to me either.

          Terra
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          • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
            Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

            Just about everything people do or don't do doesn't make sense to me either.

            Terra
            Sorry, I couldn't resist calibanising that for you, it reflects my thoughts well.

            Originally Posted by Lucian Lada View Post

            On topic: I don't mention my country because some people don't even know its existance, or even worse, confuse it with a salad... :rolleyes:
            Just to make sure, I was thanking you for the above comment, it made me chuckle...not the bit about deserving anything, it's nearly always a minority that spoil it for the majority.
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            • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
              Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

              Sorry, I couldn't resist calibanising that for you, it reflects my thoughts well.
              No problem, it is pretty much mine as well.

              Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

              Just to make sure, I was thanking you for the above comment, it made me chuckle...not the bit about deserving anything, it's nearly always a minority that spoil it for the majority.
              Me too Lucian Lada! I thought it was funny too, especially since I love Romain lettuce.

              Terra
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              • Profile picture of the author Linkology
                Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

                I thought it was funny too, especially since I love Romain lettuce.
                Except for the fact that Romain Lettuce originated from the Greek island of Kos (or some say the Aegean island of Cos)...
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                • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
                  Originally Posted by Linkology View Post

                  Except for the fact that Romain Lettuce originated from the Greek island of Kos (or some say the Aegean island of Cos)...
                  Yup...but I'd hazard a guess a good majority of the world thinks Dracula cultivated it Romania.

                  In fact most people probably think Dracula....oh never mind.
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      • Profile picture of the author Lucian Lada
        Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

        P.S. No offense to people from those countries, they were just random choices.
        None taken - unfortunately, we totally deserve it.

        On topic: I don't mention my country because some people don't even know of its existance, or even worse, confuse it with a salad... :rolleyes: But one can always draw a conclusion based on my "Location" description.
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        • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
          Originally Posted by Lucian Lada View Post

          None taken - unfortunately, we totally deserve it.

          On topic: I don't mention my country because some people don't even know its existance, or even worse, confuse it with a salad... :rolleyes:
          At least you gave a clue. "Close to Dracula's crib...." ; that gives me an idea on what part of the world you're from. By the way, see any hot-looking vampire babes?

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          • Profile picture of the author Lucian Lada
            Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

            Just to make sure, I was thanking you for the above comment, it made me chuckle...not the bit about deserving anything,
            I had a hunch it was because of that...
            Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

            it's nearly always a minority that spoil it for the majority.
            Yes, that's true, most of the bad publicity is made by gypsies, actually, who... let's say "have a hard time integrating into society and modern civilization". They seem to be creating big problems for the Parisian authorities, nowadays. They keep buying them one-way flight tickets back to Romania, but I think they don't even leave the airport at arrival; they just get hump on the next one to Paris. :p


            Originally Posted by Rod Cortez View Post

            By the way, see any hot-looking vampire babes?
            Yes, a lot, actually.

            Most of them like to come out only when the night falls, so night clubs are perhaps a good place to start your hunt.
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        • Profile picture of the author Horny Devil
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          Originally Posted by Lucian Lada View Post


          I don't mention my country because some people don't even know its existance . . . But one can always draw a conclusion based on my "Location" description.
          I knew your brother Vlad.




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