I keep noticing that a number of member profiles are showing postcodes. I realise this is something chosen by the member, but I don't think everyone realises it is 2 clicks of a mouse to find a pretty exact address of where they live.
I think this option should be disabled from member profiles.
Nope - last one was a long long way away. And I know which street she lives on and a very limited selection of numbers too. I checked I could access this info before posting this and it is really easy.
There is a place for 'display your location as' on the public profile page. It doesn't fill in automatically from your postcode on Mumsnet local (I just tried), you have to fill it in manually. Most people put the town or county.
I suspect individual posters have chosen to put their postcode in there.
"On your registration details, we have the following postcode stored: ab11cd. If this is not correct, you can correct it on your registration details page. If you'd like to find other Mumsnetters in your area, or allow them to find you, we need your postcode. It will also allow you to search for local attractions in your area - a feature which is coming soon.
Display your location as:..."
Very misleading phrased like that I think. Whatever you put in that box then comes up as 'lives in ...' on your profile.