where you are matters a lot for helping people with questions that require regulatory knowledge. for example framing, electrical, plumbing, building codes. even tenet law.

why aren't location tags required for posting any question on home improvement?

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    Meta tags tend to be frowned upon on SE sites, they allow a question to be created with only a country tag. See this related question: diy.meta.stackexchange.com/q/250/2196
    – BMitch Mod
    Commented Dec 1, 2020 at 13:09
  • Also, our help section does direct visitors to indicate their location: diy.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic
    – BMitch Mod
    Commented Dec 1, 2020 at 13:11
  • It would be great if there were a recommendation for a country tag when certain tags are used. Select electrical (for example) and a "adding a locale tag will be very helpful in getting you a correct answer" prompt pops up. Maybe that could be added to the tag description (not that people read those any more than they do the [help center].
    – FreeMan
    Commented Aug 23, 2021 at 15:47

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Because there are plenty of other questions where location really does not matter. Some recent examples:

Increasing the distance from the wall of my pull up bar

Does a regular (outlet) fan work for drying the bathroom?

Should hardwood floors go all the way to wall under kitchen cabinets?

Is this species of stone wall-worthy

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