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Posted 05/07/2017   10:31 am  Show Profile Check CanadaStamp's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add CanadaStamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
Could SCF list home cities?
2017 May 7
It would be helpful if users could download a file of area residents (either by city or postal code) so - for example - everyone in an area could be e-blasted to meet socially. But looks like SCF does not even collect names of home cities on application. Just thinkin'.
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Posted 05/07/2017   10:36 am  Show Profile Check Petert4522's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
CanadaS, good idea. But a few of us already list our place of residence - just click on the family name.

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Posted 05/07/2017   10:48 am  Show Profile Check Stamps1962's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Stamps1962 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have reservations about doing this. It would be easy for someone to use this information to compile a list of targets for theft in a given area. There is a reason why this isn't done currently on many hobby forums. If someone could be able to opt out, I'd probably be OK with it.
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Posted 05/07/2017   11:12 am  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As long as there is an opt-out ability in settings, I wouldn't be against it. If someone really wants to find you, they will. After all, any APS member has had their location published in the AP when applying for membership.
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Posted 05/07/2017   11:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very bad idea in my opinion. There is already a serious assault on privacy by the big internet players.
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Posted 05/07/2017   11:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PoStat4evR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not a good idea. There are a lot of poeple out there who would just love to get a list of stamp collectors they can visit for purposes other than philately talking...
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Posted 05/07/2017   12:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The option is there, not mandatory. Almost no one uses it.
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Posted 05/07/2017   1:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Renden to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Agree with most members that personal info such a address is not necessary, as we already know not mandatory and the security aspects are important. I just removed my City from my profile - unnecessary detail. It is nice to know from which Country you are, though !
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As the option is there I rest my case. Thank you Bobby 1313131313131311313
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Posted 05/08/2017   02:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jbcev80 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi

At one time the APS had a member directory that included addresses, collecting area, etc.. The directory was discontinued for security reasons, some of which are mentioned in the post.

Listing one's city may be a security hazard, but, with the internet one's address can be found with relative ease. Therefore, I see no security threat. Besides, one can just ignore the city-state field in the profile.

Jerry B
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Guess where I live?

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It seem this thread was modified ???????????? ! missing parts or........ I have no goal of receiving X or Y Stamp Show in my area of Canada, since I live so far from the big Centres. I rather read the "offerings" posted- Rene
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