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 Post subject: --NEW-- Your location is now required in your profile
PostPosted: Jul Tue 26, 2022 10:28 am 
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All users are now required to have their location listed in their profile, City/State (US) or City/Country (International). All new registrations have this as a requirement.

To add this, click on User Control Panel (in the gray bar at the top of the page) > Profile.
At the bottom is:

Location: *
Your City/State or Country

Fill in your City and State (US) or City and Country (International) and click Submit. The location must be searchable on Google Maps, i.e. "Detroit MI" is acceptable; "Motor City" is not.

Note that there is another field labeled simply "Location". This is the previous location option (required only for Classified ad posting). It will be removed when the new location requirement is finalized after a transition period.

The deadline for entering your location in your profile is January 1, 2023. Any profile without a location will be deactivated at that time.


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 Post subject: Re: --NEW-- Your location is now required in your profile
PostPosted: Jul Tue 26, 2022 10:54 am 
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Alan, a question on this: I put my zip code in along with city/state. Is that ok or will that confuse the software?

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 Post subject: Re: --NEW-- Your location is now required in your profile
PostPosted: Jul Tue 26, 2022 11:17 am 
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Zip code is absolutely okay. It's not being made a requirement because some people may find it too intrusive.


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 Post subject: Re: --NEW-- Your location is now required in your profile
PostPosted: Jul Tue 26, 2022 11:19 am 
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Smart move, Alan


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 Post subject: Re: --NEW-- Your location is now required in your profile
PostPosted: Jul Tue 26, 2022 11:46 am 
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Is this change part of the effort to stem the presence of bots on the site or something else?

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 Post subject: Re: --NEW-- Your location is now required in your profile
PostPosted: Jul Tue 26, 2022 2:34 pm 
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Seems like that would deactivate anyone not logging in between now and Jan. 1 also.
I think there are a lot of inactive people that after a few posts never came back.

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 Post subject: Re: --NEW-- Your location is now required in your profile
PostPosted: Jul Tue 26, 2022 3:00 pm 
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Great Alan!

Thanks for this added security.

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 Post subject: Re: --NEW-- Your location is now required in your profile
PostPosted: Jul Tue 26, 2022 3:59 pm 
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Accounts can be reactivated via the Login screen.

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 Post subject: Re: --NEW-- Your location is now required in your profile
PostPosted: Jul Tue 26, 2022 6:28 pm 
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Long overdue. I just updated my profile.


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 Post subject: Re: --NEW-- Your location is now required in your profile
PostPosted: Jul Tue 26, 2022 6:43 pm 
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I have lost the ability to edit/update any of my postings older than seven days!

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 Post subject: Re: --NEW-- Your location is now required in your profile
PostPosted: Jul Tue 26, 2022 6:57 pm 
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egg wrote:
I have lost the ability to edit/update any of my postings older than seven days!

Greg.


I have a recollection that change was made awhile back when a user unaccountably went through and erased all the content out of his posts. That was a suboptimal thing to have happen.

You should be able to fix all your tyops in less than a week. :D Doesn't bother me any; I hang out in places on the net where you're not allowed to edit your posts at all, not even to fix typos.


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 Post subject: Re: --NEW-- Your location is now required in your profile
PostPosted: Jul Tue 26, 2022 7:12 pm 
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What gives?

I can no longer insert an image from my pbase.com image hosting account, or an eBay image... or from anywhere else on the web and receive this error warning!
I have been paying for this service continuously for 19 years for mostly fourm/s image posting.

https://a4.pbase.com/o12/56/215056/1/17 ... titled.png
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/O-kAAOSw ... s-l600.jpg


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 Post subject: Re: --NEW-- Your location is now required in your profile
PostPosted: Jul Tue 26, 2022 7:18 pm 
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Paul wrote: I have a recollection that change was made awhile back when a user unaccountably went through and erased all the content out of his posts.

I updated and replaced the images to a 2018 post of mine a week or so back.


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 Post subject: Re: --NEW-- Your location is now required in your profile
PostPosted: Jul Tue 26, 2022 8:10 pm 
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My profile shows 2 Location listings? I have had my location listed for years.............on the top one...............



Todd


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 Post subject: Re: --NEW-- Your location is now required in your profile
PostPosted: Jul Tue 26, 2022 8:33 pm 
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I'm sitting in a chair in front of my computer. :lol:

Just kidding, my location has been visible for years.


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 Post subject: Re: --NEW-- Your location is now required in your profile
PostPosted: Jul Tue 26, 2022 8:49 pm 
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Big thumbs up for doing this.


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 Post subject: Re: --NEW-- Your location is now required in your profile
PostPosted: Jul Tue 26, 2022 8:58 pm 
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egg wrote:
What gives?

I can no longer insert an image from my pbase.com image hosting account, or an eBay image... or from anywhere else on the web and receive this error warning!


Possibly unrelated to the new location requirement.

I also saw this error message today for the first time.

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 Post subject: Re: --NEW-- Your location is now required in your profile
PostPosted: Jul Tue 26, 2022 9:43 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: --NEW-- Your location is now required in your profile
PostPosted: Jul Tue 26, 2022 9:58 pm 
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Thewasp wrote:
My profile shows 2 Location listings? I have had my location listed for years.............on the top one...............


Yeah I noticed that too - the new required field for location in the profile is separate from the original non-required field and they're both tagged Location. Fill your location into the new field with the dot next to it. I erased what was in the old location field.


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 Post subject: Re: --NEW-- Your location is now required in your profile
PostPosted: Jul Wed 27, 2022 12:12 am 
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So I go into user control panel to put my location in the new field, and it tells me I can't have a profile. I've been on ARF for at least 10 years, and I had to create a profile when I registered for an account here. Now it's telling me I can't have one?????


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