Where you From??

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Larry Teepot

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I love the site and forums but being a nosey b****** would love to see where every one is from any chance you can make provision for this in the future

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Hi Larry,

We're glad you like the site and the forums, alot of work has gone into it so far and we're fully committed to keep adding to it and building it up further.
Unfortunately, we cannot include a feature that allows people to be more specific to their location other than the generalisation ie. United Kingdom.
This is due to restrictions and liabilities that are placed on site owners with regard to the privacy laws of the users and the safety of minors.
We are the only fishing site that we know of that is registered with ICRA, the Internet Contents Rating Association. And being 'part of the web' we have to comply with guidelines and laws that are put in place by other countries, again to protect youngsters using sites that are accessable by them or may appeal to them. One of the largest is COPPA, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, a USA act that governs any web sites that may collect information from children under 13. Again the site owners are liable for any breach of the act wether or not they post the info or a child does without their knowledge.
Even though this is an American act, we still have to comply as the site is accessable worldwide and is listed on several US based search engines.

After all we'd still like to go to Disney Land one day,without fear of being locked up in a US jail the minute we land on their soil icon_smile_cool.gif or the FBI dragging us off in the middle of the night. icon_smile.gif

Seriously though, we do have a lot of youngsters who use the site as our feedback often tells us, so we must maintain their safety as we would our own children.

Thanks for the suggestion though,

Regards, Dave
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Larry Teepot

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icon_smile_approve.gifHey Dave
Thanks for the reply at least I know there is a reason for it so it aint so bad

Larry Teepot
 
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