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    Exclamation New profile fields

    Please fill-up the required profile fileds:

    Location - Preferably by [City], [Country]

    Gender - Male / Female

    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by encode View Post
    Please fill-up the required profile fileds:

    Location - Preferably by [City], [Country]

    Gender - Male / Female

    Thank you!
    Are you looking for a nice female living nearby?

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    Quote Originally Posted by m^2 View Post
    Are you looking for a nice female living nearby?
    Of course I do!

    Anyway, it's always interesting to see the geography of the members, and, see how many girls are interested in the data compression, if any.

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    In addition, looks like the gender extra field may stop spam bots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by encode View Post
    Of course I do!

    Anyway, it's always interesting to see the geography of the members, and, see how many girls are interested in the data compression, if any.
    If one reports herself to be Polish, you know where to call.
    Quote Originally Posted by encode View Post
    In addition, looks like the gender extra field may stop spam bots.
    Spam bots are users too!
    And they sometimes click on banners, so should be welcome!
    Maybe add a "none" answer?
    Last edited by m^2; 11th May 2009 at 15:29.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m^2 View Post
    If one reports herself to be Polish, you know where to call.


    Quote Originally Posted by m^2 View Post
    Spam bots are users too!
    And they sometimes click on banners, so should be welcome!
    Maybe add a "none" answer?
    ...or a data compression question... I just looked how spambot was unable to set the gender and was denied for posting...

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    This reminds me of one question, what seems more consistent and overall better to you: "Czechia" or "Czech Republic"?
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    I entered "Earth" in "Location" field. If you,encode, want to find out my location, you can check my IP address.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IsName View Post
    I entered "Earth" in "Location" field. If you,encode, want to find out my location, you can check my IP address.
    I hope you use proxy...
    Anyway, thanks God you're not an alien...
    OK, the Location will not be required field - since too many users specify something like - the Earth, Zhelezyaka planet, "1", etc. I would like that users will correctly fill the information fields, however...

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    Truly speaking I'm little bit dissappointed with your decision to introduce the required gender field. Not that I'm trying to hide it but its somehow against the right of personal liberty. Maybe m^2 is right and you should add the "No matter" option to gender field. Furthermore lack of knowledge of gender was some kind of "factor of intrigueness" IMHO

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    Nothing else on this forum breaks personal liberty less than gender field. Are there any women at all (not counting spam accounts etc.)?

    EDIT: There's one such account with 1 post and it looks more or less like spam to me.
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    The bigger forum - the bigger restrictions. It's something like with guest posting. It's good but in this case forum will be destroyed by the spam bots. That's why I FORCED to add registration, email confirmation, etc. etc. At the same time the data compression authors are not completely anonymous - the world should know the heroes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by encode View Post
    The bigger forum - the bigger restrictions. It's something like with guest posting. It's good but in this case forum will be destroyed by the spam bots. That's why I FORCED to add registration, email confirmation, etc. etc.
    I'm agree here with you and in such light your idea about some question as additional registration step looks quite attractive BUT...

    Quote Originally Posted by encode View Post
    At the same time the data compression authors are not completely anonymous - the world should know the heroes!
    You don't take into consideration their possible wish to be completely anonymous.
    Anyway, its your forum after all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skymmer View Post
    You don't take into consideration their possible wish to be completely anonymous.
    They are! Only Gender field is required, possibly, it will not be required in future, just as an option. Anyone able to choose a funny nickname like "Makaka" and go ahead... Gender, ... well 100% of active users are males. Just try to explain to a girl something about the data compression... And see what will happen...

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    Quote Originally Posted by encode View Post
    Just try to explain to a girl something about the data compression... And see what will happen...
    My wife agreed to marry me only if I promise to never talk about data compression!

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