Again,the object is not to EXCLUDE someone from WIkiTree, the object is an attempt to clarify who someone is or was for other members who searching for a like name. And I am mostly speaking about Birth not death. Death can be harder to ascertain than birth as many folks have records that pertain to their early years, but due to Privacy Laws, their Death records may still be unobtainable.
In the scenario I presented, you would put Unknown in the Birth Location and then explain your difficulties in the Bio as to why there is no Usin Herb's example, I would see Unknown and look at the Profile and see the person was in and around Australia. If I was looking for someone in Untied States, I have an over 99% chance that your person is not mine. If left blank and with no Bio explanation, then I have to start going through there linked family to see if one of them has a Location recorded that would me make a decision. Which brings to one caveat about not trying to Exclude anyone. A name with no connections is a red herring and should be excluded. If you can't make a reasonable guess from the Source used to create the Profile, then this one should be Excluded untill further documentation is found by the original researcher.
In collaborative efforts, the object is make it easier for the other persons in the joint effort to do what they need to do and help them in their needs. Why does it behoove me to have to verify someone else's research when their sources and explanations should be there to assist me, not hinder me.
The cases brought up to why this is a draconian rule have so far involved mostly exceptions to the rule of data we can normally collect in our research. If the no Location Profiles make up one million of our 19 million Profiles, roughly 6%, I would hazard a guess that the exception would make up about 12% of those. This mean a drop from about one million to one hundred and twenty thousand. Not bad and well worth the effort.
Again, I am speaking about Location for Birth, not Death. Quite simply, I can infer a Location of their Birth from records I might find, but I would have to have extraordinary prescience to fill in their Death Location. And given the scarcity of Death Records in many countries due to Privacy Law, that can be handled the same way, just put Unknown. and give an idea of that location in the Bio.
We're supposed to be genealogists dog gonnit. What we enter here is for for those presently on this planet and for posterity. We should be as concise as possible to enhance those reviewing our work, not create a conundrum for others to figure out.