By in Random

Do I need to know?

I like to read the intro's for newcomers. Sometimes I am drawn in and feel the need to comment. Other times (mostly) I just read and move on.

This is not a slurr on those who are new. Crikey, I was new once myself so I know what it is like - You want people to know what you are about.

Very often the newbies will omit a geographical location, which puts me off a little as I like to know where people are.

In many cases included in the CV are preferences of food and drink. No problem in itself, but do I need to know that?

Don't get me wrong. I am not about to name names or point fingerss, I just want to say that knowing that X likes a glass of wine and that Y likes raw fish does nothing to induce a response.

It is just me. Just cruising through the vast array of personapeoples. No offence is meant to anyone.

I prefer to comment and know the people who post ..err, posts. That way you learn far more. :)


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Comments

bestwriter wrote on September 5, 2014, 12:52 AM

I am not sure if you were excluded but all of us had to write the introductory post that included about what we liked to eat. And this was compulsory. :) You are right, They should make it compulsory about where the member comes from.

melody23 wrote on September 5, 2014, 7:49 AM

The introductory post format is a little weird I agree, I didn't have to do one because I joined the site before they started. I think where people are from is a great thing to add to the questions actually, maybe suggest it to elitecodex

elitecodex wrote on September 5, 2014, 8:24 AM

It isn't the best setup, but the idea was we wanted them to include specific information so we could ascertain their English proficiency. If you manually logout, you should see the Register button at the top and what we ask new people to write. We just wanted something for them to include to also tell us that they can read and follow directions.

It isn't a deal breaker but something we consider when approving new members, if they include it. Most do.

Ellis wrote on September 5, 2014, 3:40 PM

I like to know where people are from and will often change words that that person would be more familiar with when replying...I'm also extremely nosy...lol

Fractal wrote on September 5, 2014, 4:22 PM

Now it has been mentioned, I did exactly that and I do now recall your posts of a while ago that explained it.
I should have put it in the Humour section. emoticon :smile:

GemOfAGirl wrote on September 11, 2014, 4:38 PM

I joined before the introductory post became mandatory, so I never did one. If they decided to make it mandatory for us to include where we're from, I would probably lie or quit. I've been experimenting with this writing thing here anonymously because I can. I'm not terribly comfortable with sharing my writing with a lot people that I know non-virtually, and keeping myself as anonymous as possible while playing with this writing thing is pretty important to me.

GemOfAGirl wrote on September 11, 2014, 4:39 PM

Addendum: I do sometimes reference where I live now, or places that I have lived in the past within posts or comments, but that's about as far as I'm comfortable with right now.

Debbie wrote on December 6, 2014, 6:56 PM

Must admit I had to go back and insert it after reading I had to put something in about food or drink