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[Suggestion] Optional country flags?
« on: September 19, 2015, 07:53:05 AM »
Country of origin's occasionally come up but mostly I think it'd be a fun piece of flare.

Something like this would look good:



If implemented, you could probably get most of the necessary icons from volunteers. 

I also have no idea if this'd be a hassle to implement or not.
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Re: [Suggestion] Optional country flags?
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2015, 10:10:38 AM »
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Re: [Suggestion] Optional country flags?
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2015, 01:15:22 PM »
I think that's a great idea. Adding some flavor.

(Though me saying so probably decreases the chances of it getting implemented.)
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Re: [Suggestion] Optional country flags?
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2015, 02:25:29 PM »
You do have quite the little persecution complex, Quetz.

Personally, I'm not really in favor of it. I find such displays of nationalism distasteful, and I do not think they are conducive to community-building.
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Re: [Suggestion] Optional country flags?
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2015, 02:41:20 PM »
I personally don't find it very aesthetic, but I'm a big fan of lettings users decide for themselves.
I say make it optional for both users to set their flag and for users to see other users' flags.
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Re: [Suggestion] Optional country flags?
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2015, 02:41:47 PM »
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Re: [Suggestion] Optional country flags?
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2015, 03:09:23 PM »
This is going to end up being a sea of American flags.

I don't like the look of the little square boxes myself.
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Re: [Suggestion] Optional country flags?
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2015, 03:21:31 PM »
It'd still be neat to know where people are from.  Ad what if someone's from somewhere interesting/relevant?  A Swede talking about feminist policy, or an Icelander talking about geothermal energy!  Or a country with a very distinctive geography which I visualize as backdrop to their shitposting.
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Re: [Suggestion] Optional country flags?
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2015, 03:58:47 PM »
You do have quite the little persecution complex, Quetz.

Not really. I have been told that I'm one of the persons the mods "personally dislike".

Personally, I'm not really in favor of it. I find such displays of nationalism distasteful, and I do not think they are conducive to community-building.

I don't find it an expression of nationalism. It would simply be an illustration of the diverse backgrounds of members here making up the community. This is a personal feeling of mine, but I think one of the beauties of the US is that many diverse ethnic groups together form a single great country.
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Re: [Suggestion] Optional country flags?
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2015, 04:00:31 PM »
It'd still be neat to know where people are from.  Ad what if someone's from somewhere interesting/relevant?  A Swede talking about feminist policy, or an Icelander talking about geothermal energy!  Or a country with a very distinctive geography which I visualize as backdrop to their shitposting.

Yes I agree very much with this.
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Re: [Suggestion] Optional country flags?
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2015, 05:05:54 PM »
All good points, but don't make it mandatory.
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Re: [Suggestion] Optional country flags?
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2015, 05:16:29 PM »
Nothing on this forum can ever happen without a 20 page argument, can it?
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Re: [Suggestion] Optional country flags?
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2015, 05:31:51 PM »
Well it could, but 20-page arguments are what online forums are for. Getting things done without them would kinda miss the point.

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Re: [Suggestion] Optional country flags?
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2015, 07:59:12 PM »
Nothing on this forum can ever happen without a 20 page argument, can it?

What exactly do you think should happen in a situation like this? J. Eastgate makes a suggestion and, with no discussion, I run off and implement it regardless of whether anyone else wants, objects to, or even cares about it?
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Re: [Suggestion] Optional country flags?
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2015, 08:14:26 PM »
Nothing on this forum can ever happen without a 20 page argument, can it?

What exactly do you think should happen in a situation like this? Quetzalcoatlus makes a suggestion and, with no discussion, I run off and implement it regardless of whether anyone else wants, objects to, or even cares about it?

I didn't create the OP.
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