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Mar 28, 2013 08:24 PM

A big thanks to the moderators of this blog

For adding locations to original posts where the poster hasn't put any sort of locational reference in their original post, leaving the rest of us in limbo without having to open up the post

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  1. That does seem to be your biggest pet peeve.

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    1. re: Solstice444

      You're right. Just bugs me. I really need to get out more.

      1. re: trakman

        No, you're right. People should think before creating a thread title and realize that people want to know what they're asking abut before wasting their time opening the thread. Readers shouldn't have to write to the moderator asking to have the original poster's mess cleaned up because the poster was too lazy to do it the right way. And if they do it right, hopefully the people who can help them will look at the thread, as opposed to if it's some awful generic title.

    2. I agree, thank you to the moderators.

      Do keep in mind, though, that they add these locations only when we ask them to do so. I do this frequently. All you have to do is click "Flag" and then choose "Other" and ask to have a location or other appropriate info added to the subject line.

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      1. re: Elisa515

        I do the same, often. Sometimes I'll suggest to the OP to flag the post and ask the moderators to add it, to help them get more responses. And with the hope they'll remember it for future posts.

        1. re: mcf

          The only problem with that tactic is that all our "instruction" messages just disappear when the moderators do their magic--and meanwhile, people get annoyed that they're clicking on threads only to read our chastising messages.

          1. re: Elisa515

            Well, my messages aren't chastising, they're intended to be helpful, as when I notice that the OP has had maybe one reply or none.

            I'm fine with my message disappearing when the town appears.