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Consider adding location to your profile and an avatar picture

Glenn MacGrady

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The site is configured to show four items of information about members in the information block under the avatar next to every message: Date Joined, # of Messages, Reaction Score, and Location. Member location is probably irrelevant for many discussion sites, but it is quite informative to other members on this site when you discuss your local water and weather conditions, or ask about local canoe routes and destinations, canoe vendors, canoe storage, canoe symposia, and other canoe things that vary by locality.

Therefore, please consider adding your location to your profile, so it shows up under your avatar in your message information block.

Also, avatar pictures add interest and spice to a forum. Note that if you are using a picture, the recommended size is LARGER than 400x400 pixels, unlike some forums that require a very low pixel picture. If you use a low pixel picture, or have a low pixel picture that was migrated over from vBulletin, it may show up blurry. The Xenforo software will shrink even large pictures down to the appropriate avatar size.
 

Glenn MacGrady

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I'd like to again encourage members to put your location in your profile, so your location will then show up in the information block under your avatar in every post. So many times I can't quite figure out the context of a post until I realize the person is talking about Alaska or Florida or Iowa or wherever.

The procedure is simple: Just click on your small avatar/name, above, on the right side of the information bar underneath the site logo. Then click "Account details". Then fill in your location in the "Location" field.

While you're in "Account details", you can also upload an avatar picture of the specified size. I think having custom picture avatars makes any site look more lively, more visually entertaining and more crafted by a human touch, rather than generated by a computer algorithm.
 

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But then they'll know where I am.........

Not if you go canoeing.

Or do like the princess bride immediately above you, who has apparently camouflaged himself in the weeds and zoned out his already nondescript town. But I have to give him credit for complying with this technical request, since he freelandly admits that he knows so little about computers that someone in his family has to press the on/off button for him.

But wait! This topic has just taught me something I did not know about Xenforo. If you click on the person's location in the information block, Google maps opens up to show it (or tries to).
 

Glenn MacGrady

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Bump for new members. Your location, especially, is important for this kind of geographically oriented discussion site.
 
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