NP317 wrote: ↑Mon Feb 06, 2023 12:06 am
Feel free to add your location to your ID block here at Chaski. Convenient.
What Russ said. It would be totally unreasonable for anyone to expect readers to read through countless numbers of posts in an attempt to try to discover where a reader resides, and where an individual resides often dictates the answer that might be dispensed to an inquiry. You can expect far better help by being open with the readers.
No, it isn't a requirement. It IS a damned good idea, though.
As a moderator, I dedicate a huge amount of my time to this board. I try hard to provide guidance in machining procedures, as I worked as a machinist/toolmaker for a grand total of 26 years, sixteen of them running my own small commercial shop.
I make no attempt to hide from readers. I assume them to be my friends, although there's no doubt some find me a boorish individual.
That said, if a reader chooses to hide from the readers, I assume he has something to hide. Does he/she? Hard to say. But I personally prefer to play it safe and avoid them.
This board is trustworthy to a fault. Administration can't even access passwords if necessary (they appear as dots, not characters).