Boofer, good idea, in the forum joining instructions and in Hello & Welcome sticky
in the Introductions Board I've asked new members to add their location to their profile to make it easier for people to reply, but doesn't always happen.
Victor the forum software has no way to force people to complete their Location field or to show it to the left of their posts.
Thus while I don't like adding modifications to the forum software as increases # of software bugs, I've just added a mod that does just that, but only for people who have populated their Location field. If they haven't then nothing shows. I've searched for a way to populate it from admin account with words like "Default Text" to remind members to fill in that field but nothing.
Hope this is better with that mod! John (CH).