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Charles Hill
08-09-2005, 10:15 PM
I have noticed that most people posting don't write too much in their public profiles. I often look there to see what kind of background people have, especially when I see something that I think is strange in posts. I am wondering what people think about this. Why do you/ don't you fill in your public profiles with more info? I look for what kind of affiliation, names of dojo, length of experience, etc. Why not let everyone know more about you?

Charles Hill

Roy
08-09-2005, 10:46 PM
Because, there are allot of freaks out there :eek:

DustinAcuff
08-09-2005, 11:05 PM
Ask. I personally don't fill out too much because I am a bit lazy and don't ever look at profiles so I just don't coincider it being important to anyone else.

Dirk Hanss
08-10-2005, 02:47 AM
At least my introduction was a little bit longer.
In the profile it is somewhat difficult to see how much you are wanted to enter. Maybe extra fileds for data like "Aikido start date", grade, other MA history could help to harmonise.

I will have a look and try to improve.

Yes I think if someone calls a public profile, (s)he should find out somewhat, whom (s)he is talking to.

Dirk

P.S. Sometimes you find strange posts like "I am doing traditional aikido, not Aikikai or ASU staff,.." If there is no organisation it is fine, but most aikido styles are traditional in their view. And none of them is really traditional. Stephane Benedetti always talks about "his holy grandmother's aikido", which sounds like traditional Daito Ryu. Anything else is brand new (less than 100 years). :)

xuzen
08-10-2005, 02:56 AM
I have noticed that most people posting don't write too much in their public profiles. I often look there to see what kind of background people have, especially when I see something that I think is strange in posts. I am wondering what people think about this. Why do you/ don't you fill in your public profiles with more info? I look for what kind of affiliation, names of dojo, length of experience, etc. Why not let everyone know more about you?

Charles Hill

Maybe they are shy? Or maybe some may not be privilaged to be associated with a legit/proper lineage dojo. You know... geographical consideration.

Boon.

Lyle Bogin
08-10-2005, 08:52 AM
I just checked mine. I do check people's profiles out of curiosity, but you can't judge a iDojo bum but her/his profile.

Keith R Lee
08-10-2005, 11:28 AM
I'd say ask as well. I don't think anyone would take too much offense at being asked their background. However there are some people who tend to "not want to talk about it" or say it's "not important." When I encounter those I have to admit, I become suspect of the poster. Why not let everyone know where you're coming from? It helps/eases understanding when you know the experience level of people in certain conversations.

taras
08-10-2005, 11:38 AM
I find it helpull to look at other posts made by the person in question

Adam Alexander
08-10-2005, 12:17 PM
Myself, I don't know what a lot of the opinions of my style are--they haven't been spoken. So, I don't want my personal views to reflect directly on my style of Aikido. I particularly do not want to misrepresent the style.

Although, I've stated my style (not in the profile), where you see my style, there's a disclaimer.

maikerus
08-10-2005, 07:51 PM
There are some people on these forums whose opinion and thoughts I have learned to respect. I usually take a look at their profiles to see how or perhaps from where these opinions have been formed, shaped or molded.

It's also nice to know where someone is from so that if you are ever traveling in the area you might be able to meet up with them.

--Michael

giriasis
08-10-2005, 10:34 PM
If someone mentions their dojo, where they train, I usually take a look at their profile to see the name of their dojo and where they are from. Then I usually pop over to their dojo site just to get a better idea about who they are -- at least about what their aikido is about and where it comes from. But if its not directly related to their dojo, I usually don't attribute their opinions to their dojo, but just to themselves.