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Offline JPavlis_CA

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New user location problem
« on: June 23, 2011, 05:07:18 pm »
I've noticed that the area shown in a users post does not match up with their location info in their profile. Ex.: Beer Knurd - displayed area SW Region, profile Texas.  When did Texas join the SW Region?   ;D

BTW, I've only noticed this behavior with new users.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2011, 05:24:37 pm by JPavlis_CA »
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Offline Cap'n Bob

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Re: New user location problem
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2011, 05:43:58 pm »
I thought Texas was it's own country. Well at least Texas does!  :))

I obviously haven't been paying attention to this. Now I'll have to start looking at where people are from closer!

Offline smithr1

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Re: New user location problem
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2011, 06:24:11 pm »
It is up to the new user to read close the joining text and pick the correct COG area.  Many times they don't.  If Beer Knurd does live in Texas but choose SW area then he will have to contact membership and correct it.

It is what it is.  No better option has been found yet.
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Offline S Smith

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Re: New user location problem
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2011, 12:11:00 am »
Most times these discrepancies begin when a member chooses the incorrect area when joining.  Then at some later point they realize it and send an email to Membership Director to correct it. The info may then be corrected in the main COGMOS database, but will not been carried over and refreshed here until the person logs out and back in on the forum. 
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