Prior to installing our new forum/user registration over a year ago we had the ability to properly capture and use the data. Since then we've had to deal with a free for all open field that isn't very useful at all. In fact, it's been rather frustrating and was one of the major reasons why we had to disable showing user locations in the forum, on reviews and cease email blasts as we couldn't target users by location. Long story short, I hacked some code together in order to bring user locations back; we'll make it less hacky later. Here's the deal: Go to your Account/Personal Details and select "edit your location." Select your country (and state/province if you're in the US or Canada). Done. Using historical data, I automatically updated roughly 286,000 accounts prior to the forum update. Users within the past year will need to manually update their location, as will those who have moved since the update. City is not included in this round of updates. Where is it displayed? Currently: User profile page and popup user info cards. Forum posts. Beer/Place reviews. Soon: Beer/Place reviews. Wants/Gots for each beer. Clicking on a user location takes you to Google maps; forum default that we plan on changing with the site redesign. Washington Bug Google maps defaults to "Washington, DC" when given "Washington," however it's the reverse with Google search. We've put in a ticket with Google. Right now location is optional, but we plan on making it mandatory soon. User location is now mandatory (again) in order to better customize your experience on BA now and with future updates. Enjoy!