You're browsing through a photography/urban exploring forum and see a post of a location you really want to visit. Only one problem, you have no idea where this location is. So you ask for the adress. Immediately you get reactions like ''You're really rude just asking for the adress'', ''Get of your lazy ass and put some effort in finding locations'' and ''Do you really think we just give away locations?!''. It was just an ordinary question, you think to yourself while you feel a little bit attacked. I agree and sometimes when I see these kind of situations I too do think that some people react a bit fierce and can be rude. But don't expect that these locations just get shared on the internet, because there is a reason why the urbex community is protective over these abandoned places.
The easier it is to find a location, the more people will bring a visit. Most of them are probably urban explorers who just want to capture the beauty in decay, but there will be some rotten apples that spoils the barrel who are only there to trash the place or steal stuff. A lot of locations who used to look decent are now completly trashed, full of graffiti and stuff that used to be there now just magically ''dissapeared''. This isn't only such a shame of these amazing locations, but it gives the urban explorers a really bad reputation. Because of these vandals, people will just think that we are there to break stuff and trash the place, but in reality we are there to shoot some pictures. This is the reason why locations are kept a secret and aren't simply shared on the internet.
What you could do is to sign up on a urban exploring forum and get to know the members. Introduce yourself and if you've already visited some locations, share the pictures. This is a great way to get to know the members and they get to know you as a trusted member. Other members are more likely to share and trade locations with you or you could even go on trips together.
So don't take it personal or feel attacked when people react fierce or rude to your ordinary question. Offcourse not all members will react like this, but you will have to put a bit more effort in finding a location.
Read my first blogpost about finding location where I give some search tips.