No, definitely not a requirement but if most people put stupid shit there isn't much to be done.
Its helpful though in a lot of cases. Even if someone is discussing the weather. Instead of a bunch of posts of "where are you located" like a shitty classified ad.
Back when l first started using forums, there wasn't a spot to put in your location, hence my screen name.
I wish l could say "MD" stood for " Medical Doctor", but sadly that isn't the case.
"Gas Station Mike" doesn't seem to have the same ring to it.