I appreciate that, thanks.
You know, this is about leaving the terminal en-route and has developed on to people I have never met and don't even know asking me to tell the world about myself. I see no connection between the two and really don't like spurting off who I am, where I live, and my personal and public activities. I really think this is not the place for it.
There are posts here about dodgy card ATM's and untrustworthy on-line banking experiences on one hand, then a Travel Guru asks you to reveal details about yourself.
I don't get it.
Too easy to forget at times that this is, after all, a public place. By and large, I think many of the long time regulars here are sound and I know I've shared with one - but definitely pm only.
I'm even wary about PM's as well, unless it's to do with a travel related subject. Same as I don't respond to the 'Travel Companion' forum at all. That info could still get past on to anyone.
Yes, I'm sure it's just me being a little paranoid, but better safe than sorry.
Not paranoia, just experience I expect - but having said that, when you wrote PM's in capital letters I immediately thought of George Brown!
I don't remember sending you a PM in capitals. And the only George Brown I know of was deputy leader of the Labour Party back in the 1960's. Same guy?
Anyway this is moving right away from the original enquiry, isn't it?
I'm even wary about PM's as well...
Sorry. Should've "quoted" it.
I would prefer not to give out any information on myself, except through the forums and posts regarding my experiences and giving advice, just yet. Nobody has informed me that it is a rule I have to.
Of course there is no rule that you have to.
I understand your position very well, I agree with it to a certain extend. There are some people here who include their full name, place of residence and a photo of themselves along with a detailed description of their hobbies, right down to the naughty tattoo on their left thigh next to their privates if you get my drift.
I absolutely refuse to go to these extremes, my profile only lists my nationality, my first name and some biography info. No photo and definitely no last name. My profile is my own business, it is up to me which information I choose to share. You have the same right of course.
It just makes communication easier if there is some very basic info about yourself in your profile. Sometimes people neglect to fill in more than their username when they sign up and then forget about their profile completely, it then takes a little hint from somebody else to make them take a look at it again. (Usually when they ask visa questions and get vague answers because they neglected to mention their nationality.)
Thats why I made the above suggestion to you.