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    Why are there so many members that have in hiding on their info? I like to see where everybody is from. Am i missing something??????????

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    they haven't filled out their location info on their profile.

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    I know it's small and petty of me, but I don't send welcomes to those who are listed "in hiding."

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    It's probably that many people are hesitant to disclose too much about themselves when they first join, until they get to know the site is really safe, the community of members is solid, and they feel comfortable.

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    I too love seeing where everyone is from.

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    I have seen this question before and one reason that was given was some are secret pals and don't want the person they send things to , to know who it is.

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    it took me a while to discover the "profile" area on the QB. I like to see where people are from, esp.when they are discussing the weather!!

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    It was explained to me once, that some might be "in hiding" if they have a secret pal swap going on and don't want to spoil their surprise in advance.

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    Maybe they just didn't fill out the rest of the info when signing up.

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    Even in hiding we can tell by time of day, weather, climate, snow, skiing, beach, etc. Fun to think about it too. And not just "in HIding", some never put a thing about themselves, nothing, nada. And with Cyber theft and such on here and the possibilites of things that could happen, guess its understandable. Me??? life is what is it, what will be will be, I'm not living in fear.
    And I have had members have me send things to secret pals so the post mark is different and throws their secrets off. It is so fun. We are like big kids playing in a large sandbox of life. All is good. Being mysterious is a fun thing too. And then there are those who post all about everything, everywhere on the board. Ahem...me? ♥♥

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    I just wish everyone would put locations in the classifieds, there are things like machines, frames, etc that I'd buy if it were local to me. Other than that, to each her own.

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    We love you any way Deb!!

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    oops, reading your question I looked at mine and it too said I'm hiding LOL.
    I'm not, I think while updating my file some time ago, it sort of fell of LOL. So, I've stopped hiding and am proud to tell I'm completely Dutch ROFL

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    I think it unlikely that people just signing up and introducing themselves have secret pals.
    Carron's probaby right - they just didn't think to fill location in.

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    When I joined, I didn't know there was a spot to say where I was from. My son had to come figure it out for me. :)

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    I guess I am "in hiding" too. When signing up for anything on the web, I am very hesitant to indicate my location. I know that everyone on this site seems extremely friendly and caring...but that doesn't mean that some stray looney couldn't wander in and seem all friendly too. Maybe you will consider me paranoid, but I don't publicly make my location known. My son, the computer geek, has drilled that into my little pea brain, and I have read and seen enough to know that I wouldn't want 'everyone' on the web to be my friend.

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    I love to see where everybody's from.

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    I love it when it says "in hiding" but the board name or first post gives away the location ;)

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    My husband has drilled it into me not to put my address out there. Maybe when my grand daughter is married to someone who can protect her, I will think about it.
    It is definitely not because of secret pals, because I have sent packages to a postmaster before and asked them to forward to secret pals But to give you a hint - Hey y'all, how y'all doing today? I am going over yonder to my sewing patch and sit awhile

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    ??? I enjoy seeing where everyone is from as well.

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    It's helpful to know at least which state a member is in when she's having trouble with her machine or a project. If a member is local to me, I'm happy to offer assistance. That said, it's never a good idea to invite a perfect stranger to your home ( or to go there!).

    I met a board member one day for coffee. Now we go to lunch every month and she's in one of my quilt classes.

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    I like to see where others are from also. I am just too much in the know. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflies5518
    I too love seeing where everyone is from.

    Ditto.

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    I also like to know where some people are from. They could be a potential quilting buddy.

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    Some one steal my identity, PLEASE. They can pay my balances down, beef up my bank account, and take those annoying telemarketer calls. I'm hiding in plain sight.

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