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Greg Bryan
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Add Your Location to Your Profile

#1 Post by Greg Bryan » Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:09 pm

Add your location to your profile so people know where you live - see mine, San Pedro, CA.
First of all, it's really interesting to see the many world-wide locations where 356 owners are.
Secondly, it helps people refer you to local resources if they know where you're located.
Here's a step-by-step how to do it. Takes seconds to do...
http://forum.porsche356registry.org/vie ... =1&t=38165
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Re: Add Your Location to Your Profile

#2 Post by Mike Wilson » Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:34 pm

Excellent suggestion, Greg. My personal opinion is that it should be a requirement when you sign up but of course, some people may not wish to have their location identified. I list mine as a region rather than a specific city in my profile but, I list my city and state when I post so if there is anyone close, we can link up, share info, etc.

Mike Wilson
Lomita, CA
'63 B coupe
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Re: Add Your Location to Your Profile

#3 Post by Jim Beam » Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:22 am

Trying to add my location; hit 'User Control Panel'; then 'Profile'; entered my location and hit 'Submit'. Red error message pops up that I need to enter website address. What is showing at 'Profile' is - http:// What do I need to add?

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Re: Add Your Location to Your Profile

#4 Post by Greg Bryan » Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:49 am

Jim - make sure your are signed in to the Registry website before starting to add your location.
I fit still doesn't work, send me an email and we'll work it out
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Re: Add Your Location to Your Profile

#5 Post by Jim Beam » Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:54 pm

Greg - Still no go. I followed the directions but still got a red lettered popup notice that the website (http://) listed in the profile page was 'too short.' Sent you a private email outlining this. I guess I need some help in listing my location. Jim

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Re: Add Your Location to Your Profile

#6 Post by Miguel Antonetti » Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:52 pm

We need ALL members to put down their location at least the state, city; so much easier to communicate IF... I wonder why some don't do it... come on guys/girls it's just a peculiar community here. Put down in your profile where you are located.

IT should be a REQUIREMENT to register.

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Re: Add Your Location to Your Profile

#7 Post by Jim Beam » Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:47 am

Greg - I went to the Profile page and deleted the website address of 'http://' Entered my location and hit 'Submit.' Maybe it worked because I did not get the red-letter popup as before. Jim

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Re: Add Your Location to Your Profile

#8 Post by Mike Smith » Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:09 am

Another one for you Greg

To Quote Miguel

IT should be a REQUIREMENT to register.
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Re: Add Your Location to Your Profile

#9 Post by George Walling » Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:51 am

Well I hope I finally got my profile updated. I think it is a great idea nice to know where people are located.
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Re: Add Your Location to Your Profile

#10 Post by David Jones » Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:46 am

Knowing location is very helpful when diagnosing issues because climate and season affect our cars and geographically we all know seasons and conditions differ greatly. There is no excuse for at least as a minimum stating your state plus North or South if it is for instance CA or TX or which country.
If I had known I would live this long I would have pushed the envelope a little harder.
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Re: Add Your Location to Your Profile

#11 Post by Miguel Antonetti » Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:23 pm

What's the mystery about it? are any of you guys "that" important that even the city is a hint...?

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Re: Add Your Location to Your Profile

#12 Post by Mike Wilson » Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:01 pm

I think some people have a concern about the security of their cars if they disclose their location. Our Talk List isn't a closed community but is open to the public. However, a general location is very helpful when someone is asking for help. I list SW Los Angeles in my profile but my city, Lomita, when posting or answering questions.

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Re: Add Your Location to Your Profile

#13 Post by Nanette Reid » Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:03 am

Mike Wilson wrote:I think some people have a concern about the security of their cars if they disclose their location. Our Talk List isn't a closed community but is open to the public. However, a general location is very helpful when someone is asking for help. I list SW Los Angeles in my profile but my city, Lomita, when posting or answering questions.

Mike Wilson
Lomita, CA
'63 B coupe
Mike's suggestion is very good if you have concerns regarding security - just fill in your signature on your profile page with your "more specific" location and it will appear in every post you make. 8)

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Re: Add Your Location to Your Profile

#14 Post by TomDoherty » Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:44 pm

I've never understood why people hide these things on anthusiast web sites. I drive my cars a lot in my town, and I don't blur my tag (license plate for you Yankees) while doing so. By just seeing my tag number, any number of thousands of people would be able to know my exact address if they had nefarious intentions.
What's the big deal in knowing the general location of a member?

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Re: Add Your Location to Your Profile

#15 Post by Mike Wilson » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:08 pm

Tom: I think some people are just more cautious, guarded of their privacy.

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