It would often be nice to know a bit more about each other, Digger, but the nature of the medium presents some difficulties.
First, that any information people give is basically unverifiable.
Second, because it's a world-wide forum, anything to do with real-world meetings is unlikely to be useful.
If you hang around long enough you will gradually glean information about regular contributors, and you will work out for yourself how knowledgeable and sensible they are. Meanwhile, treat them (us) all like people you just happened to sit next to in a meditation hall or concert hall: you don't know much about them except that you have at least one interest in common and you assume (at least until shown otherwise) that they are basically people of goodwill.