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Countryless Learners?

Have you seen Sololearn profiles without a country? I first thought these were bots but some seem to be actual people/learners. Why is the country setting optional in your profile? In fact, I think anyone can even enter a random country which is not his/her own. Why does Sololearn not use an IP address or geolocation to cross-check or automatically set the country? I understand privacy may be important to some but is it OK to be able to fake your country, even if geographical borders are not so important in a global future?

27th Aug 2018, 1:54 AM
Sonic
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Maybe alien learners ? 👽👾🤖💩👻 😅😂🤣 💖
28th Aug 2018, 2:29 AM
NimWing Yuan
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Perhaps people are using services where the IP addresses don't match up with their countries, but still want to set it. Also, when I was tracing global users for some work stuff, you find that block information isn't always accurate.
27th Aug 2018, 4:06 AM
Kirk Schafer
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Well, I don't think it's really as complicated as all that. The app asked me if it could know my location and I said no. I can confirm that I can choose to identify with any country in the drop-down list.
27th Aug 2018, 7:34 AM
Janning⭐
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Tunnels? Could you explain Kirk Schafer ? Is that a way to spoof the IP address?
27th Aug 2018, 4:09 AM
Sonic
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Monic For example, from people behind censorship walls such as The Great Firewall (as it's known on the open Internet side). See also The Golden Shield Project. [edited to avoid implying GFW and GSP are the same thing]
27th Aug 2018, 4:17 AM
Kirk Schafer
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Janning⭐ I know my penguin friend 😀
27th Aug 2018, 7:53 AM
Sonic
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High-five, Monic ... I mean high-flipper!
27th Aug 2018, 7:55 AM
Janning⭐
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Yeah, would've picked Neptune if it was a choice...
28th Aug 2018, 3:40 AM
Janning⭐
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Neptune sounds much nicer than UR-ANUS!! 😂😁😛. To keep this discussion relevant to computing, the Voyager2 spacecraft made its closet approach to Uranus in 1986 and to Neptune in 1989. The computer memory capacity (RAM) of this spacecraft was only 68KB!!
28th Aug 2018, 4:29 AM
Sonic
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these people IP addresses don't match that of their country , as a result it appeared like they don't have a country or they reject when sololearn ask for their location
28th Aug 2018, 7:39 AM
George S Mulbah II
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#Factoid? :) 68KB ... imagine where my flash drive will take us!
28th Aug 2018, 5:08 AM
Janning⭐
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