The Registration Agreement states, in part
READ THIS PART CAREFULLY !
PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE!!!
Please enter at least the city and/or state that is your home or current location. Earth, USA, your telephone number area code and Southern Hemisphere, while interesting and fun for you, do not respect the BBS or other users. A location shows other users what time zone you are located in and thus will facilitate a faster answer to your problem. ALSO, your location tends to build a thinkpad owners community. Any "silly" location will delay your activation and could result in your account not being activated.
When filling out your personal profile for the Forums, it will help Forum members to respond correctly to any questions you might ask if you'd tell us where you're from!
The answer to a question posted from the USA won't necessarily be correct for someone posting from the UK, EU, TR, Japan, China, etc.
Giving us this info in your profile will cut down on a lot of back and forth messages attempting to "correct" a response to suit your geographic location.
Besides which it's entertaining to keep track of where our Forum members live around the world.
So next time you're logged in just click on the "Profile
" icon on the top of the welcome page and let us know something about you.
Thanks in advance,