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I'm curious, why is it that there are so many individuals that use 'United States' as their location in their profile?

Are they worried that someone will find out their true location and possibly cause them harm?

Maybe I am too free with my information but I was under the impression that using a true location was more of a help than a hindrance to those that seek to lend a hand. If those that make replies know approximately what part of the world a poster lives in, they can possibly give a better answer to the information that is being sought such as the location of a store to buy hardware or parts or a reputable shop that can offer them some assistance. Possibly even offering to ride over and offer some needed assistance.

Sorry, but I just find it odd. So many people out there that will tell everything about themselves on social media but here they will not say what city they live in. Personally, I do not use social media because of not wanting to expose any personal information. But I can't see the harm in putting a city and state down for a location. Don't really think it is going to compromise anyone.


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Yeah Mike... it seems paranoid to me as well. Why would you even consider asking if a person wanted to go for a ride together if they live in that generic a location. It isn't just the members who list the US as location. We also have just Canada, and just other countries as well, although those are pretty few. It may be a privacy issue with all those leak things now such as facebook and elections, but I do not feel threatened. Instead of listing Canada as my location, I just limit my presence and info from facebook. They are the leakiest system on the planet.
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If you have that much money, and are of a person of interest (POI) maybe you have the need, but most of us don't. Won't get far on my bank account. Besides, if you want information on people there is enough on the web and you will be found. Years ago you would phone up the phone company for a phone number. Unless you had the persons info you would not get the phone number. Now you go to web site(s) like Canada 411 and get everything including directions to the persons place. Go figure.
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I’m here in little ole Rockport Texas...as much as I can be. Work takes me all over, but I love to come home. Even as small as it is, it would be hard to find my home without an address.
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I must admit that when people on here do give their home town info, I sometimes have a ride round the streets using "Street View" on Google Earth. Nothing sinister, just interested in looking at other places. Sadly, I don't think I will ever be visiting Rockport, Texas in the flesh, though it does seem a lovely place, even if the roads are a bit straight for motorcycling.
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brettchallenger wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:28 pm
I must admit that when people on here do give their home town info, I sometimes have a ride round the streets using "Street View" on Google Earth. Nothing sinister, just interested in looking at other places. Sadly, I don't think I will ever be visiting Rockport, Texas in the flesh, though it does seem a lovely place, even if the roads are a bit straight for motorcycling.
We are across Aransas Bay north of Rockport in a little community called Lamar. Have a lot of deer that roam around.
Our Highways are pretty straight and speed limits are 75 mph on most. If we go an hour northwest we get into some good twisties and hills.
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Lamar looks delightful. I suspect it would be too hot for me, though I expect it is much cooler there by the sea, than inland. Certainly true here, there is a North Easterly blowing off the North Sea today and it is really very chilly.
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brettchallenger wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:20 am
there is a North Easterly blowing off the North Sea today.
That's interesting that you call it that... The Newfoundlanders who are the ones most likely to experience these over here, and who are mostly descended from resettled Brits, shorten that to a Nor'easter. The chilliness of it tho is never in doubt. We get a lot of sleet with ours, which come off the North Atlantic, where they get to build all the way from Iceland. Gale force winds. We got caught in the beginnings of one, years ago, while jigging for codfish off the north coast of Newfoundland. Blew up to 30 foot (10 meter) waves, and we were in 16' (3 meter) open boats. I have not done that since. It made for a long chilly ride back to port.


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