I posted my first question yesterday, and the person that answered my question added my location as a comment to my question. I found that just a tad bit strange considering this is the interwebs and everything. A follow up comment explained that the location would be useful in answering the question.
The first thing I did when I saw the comment "revealing" my location (its in my profile so its not like I care) was to look at the help center. In hind sight I should have also searched meta, but I think most users generally avoid meta but would hit the help center.
I think the site can benefit from 1. having the "How to ask a good question" section expanded and 2. show up on the front page instead of having to click more to find the how to ask a good question link. The site mods should be able to update the help center, in this case, either @Niall, @Tea, or @wax should be able to modify the stuff in the help center.
Some other attempts at a solution for the same "problem"
Location is vital to most gardening questions, should location be a tag?
Include geographic information in user summary