Should users location be compulsory?

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  1. wokka

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    So much of the information published on the forum is location specific. For example heat requirements for Cairns are different to those for Melbourne. I think it would make the information more useful if readers knew where the writer was located. What do you think?
     
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  2. phatty

    phatty Well-Known Member

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    Very true being in Darwin a lot of the heating requirement don't apply.
    I would love a diamond python but know I would need aircon 24 7

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  3. Bluetongue1

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    I wholeheartedly agree! I don’t understand users’ reluctance to put in a geographically specific location. It’s not like you are asking for their address. The nearest sizeable town or the region, like Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast, would be extremely helpful to address a whole raft of different enquiries.

    Blue

     
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    Rob Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I do think it is a good idea. I've also often thought that if our younger members had their age listed it may deter other members from being so trigger-happy when it comes to dealing with them.

    That being said though, Tapatalk doesn't readily display this info so it is a moot point for it's users.
     
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    Wild~Touch Very Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps it would be more suitable if the information being provided specified the location it was designed for.

    The writer has prob.gleaned the info from a book or elsewhere
     
  6. wokka

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    Tht is not realistic. For example if someone asks where can i get a frog? There are a dozen answers depending upon location
     
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    Please allow me to clarify

    I meant caresheet info ... not necessarily info on places to purchase an animal as that would be a different matter

    Cheers
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    Ramsayi Very Well-Known Member APS Veteran

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    Or the person asking the question can write,Where can I get a frog? I live in Vic
     
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    Where someone lives is not necessarily the same as where they've kept reptiles and where their information is based on - I don't think I'm unique in having lived in 5 States and Territories.

    People asking questions should be more specific in their requests.
     
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