Sure, if you don't want to write something, then you won't write it in any window. However, you are still much more likely to write your location in a 'location' box, and much more likely to write your interests in an 'interests' box. It logically follows that you're more likely to write your playstyle in a 'playstyle' box, because it prompts you to do so.
Neruell wrote:I don't see why that option is not helpful at all. If you really want to tell someone what you use or how, then you can and you will write what you use. If no one asks you and no one is interested in it then no one cares and is already useless to even write it anywhere. If you are too bored of that or too lazy then you also won't write that in any other specific window.
Also I am sure that as you said, it will end in people writing comments in that window with silly jokes especially stuff like "Location" where straight over that category there is your flag which already tells where you are from. (unless it is meant to write down your home town and adress with key location and money and so on...)
All I want is to remind people that there is not only osu-me.com and just 1 page but there are pretty much different possibilities to do what you want. If you don't write it in "User page" then you won't write it in any category window. If you don't want to donate, sure, you can always answer the question about playstyle to people in IRC. It's same as osu direct. Makes life easier.
To me I would rather even suggest deleting all categories on the left border of the profile and just allow to write that information in "User page" because it will make more sense and "User page" would benefit more from it, but it's not the topic of the thread.
As for the flag, that's exclusive to location, pretty much. There's no flag 2 inches above the box which denotes peoples' interests, age, etc. Hence, there needs to be a defined space; location has a box AND a flag, but play style doesn't have anything.
Lastly, you can never have everybody listening to you on IRC. One day you might tell people how you play, but the next day a whole new flock of people who weren't there when you answered the question will ask that same question again - and this will go on indefinitely, because there is no cap to how many people will decide to start playing this game and want to find out your play style.