An interesting aspect of the site (to me anyway—you might find my threshold for interesting a little low) is that viewers of a user's profile can learn where the user is… if the user fills out his or her profile's Location field.
Yet many users leave their profile's Location field empty.
I like knowing where people are. This isn't because I'm some creepy stalker dude or anything but, instead, because knowing where people are gives me just a tiny bit of insight into their words. For instance, it helps me put a voice to questions, answers, and comments. I mean, a recent comment said Cheers! but because the user's profile's Location field was blank my headvoice didn't know if that Cheers! was to be read cheers like the title of the long-running U. S. sitcom or, instead, chirs like James Bond. Also, the user's location gives me a bit of context: for instance, it lets me know if the user posted the question, answer, or comment at, like, at 4 AM, noon, or 3 PM the user's time, which doesn't really make a difference in the long run, but if the user later says that, for example, he was tired, that does kind of pull things together.
Now, I know this is really minor, but I'm interested. Is it already known why so many users are reluctant to fill in their profile's Location entry? Is RPG.SE unique among SE sites in having a larger than normal percentage of users who don't fill in their profile's Location field? Can moderators reassure users who are reluctant to fill in their profile's Location field that the information entered goes no deeper than what the field says so that the user privacy is assured despite the profile listing, for example, a user's city or even nation?