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Re: [Suggestion] Optional country flags?
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2015, 02:06:08 AM »
I want my flag to be the official liberal flag, which is of course the hammer and sickle.
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Re: [Suggestion] Optional country flags?
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2015, 03:43:47 AM »
Cute idea. I'd probably choose to display the Australian flag, but not out of any sense of national pride or anything like that.

But yeah, it does seem a little "Display Your American Flag!"-ish. You know that other countries don't do that, right? An Australian flag lapel pin is not mandatory uniform for Australian politicians. We don't put Australian flags all over our cars or buildings. It is not illegal to burn an Australian flag.

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Re: [Suggestion] Optional country flags?
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2015, 10:26:17 AM »
Seems to me that if you want to know where someone's from, we can do it without a flag, we could just have a text box.

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Re: [Suggestion] Optional country flags?
« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2015, 03:09:39 PM »
Seems to me that if you want to know where someone's from, we can do it without a flag, we could just have a text box.

Or we could not clutter the forum with that and keep the current system where you can click their name to view their profile, which shows where they're from if they chose to share that information.

If you really want to display a flag, you can very easily make it a part of your avatar. If text is enough, you can put that information into the personal text bit displayed underneath your avatar.

That's not to say I object to this idea as such, I just don't really see the point of it.
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Re: [Suggestion] Optional country flags?
« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2015, 03:11:59 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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Re: [Suggestion] Optional country flags?
« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2015, 04:00:32 PM »
I'm with sordid on this.
There's enough customization available to make it pretty easy to achieve for anyone who wants it.
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Re: [Suggestion] Optional country flags?
« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2015, 09:26:43 PM »
I'm ambivalent but if its implemented, given that that most traffic here seems to be from the US, I'd rather see state flags than a US flag.  It would be more interesting and make us seem more diverse.

Also, I hate you Eastern dudes, so I'd like to be able to apply my bigotry before reading your posts. 

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Re: [Suggestion] Optional country flags?
« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2015, 11:52:17 PM »
Nothing on this forum can ever happen without a 20 page argument, can it?

...a 19 page argument is an end in itself, right? ;)
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Re: [Suggestion] Optional country flags?
« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2015, 01:13:45 AM »
I'm ambivalent but if its implemented, given that that most traffic here seems to be from the US, I'd rather see state flags than a US flag.  It would be more interesting and make us seem more diverse.

Except that no-one outside the US would recognise them.

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Re: [Suggestion] Optional country flags?
« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2015, 01:21:34 AM »
I'm ambivalent but if its implemented, given that that most traffic here seems to be from the US, I'd rather see state flags than a US flag.  It would be more interesting and make us seem more diverse.

Except that no-one outside the US would recognise them.

Easily remedied with mouse-over text.

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Re: [Suggestion] Optional country flags?
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2015, 03:33:29 AM »
What are the criteria for choosing our respective nations?

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Re: [Suggestion] Optional country flags?
« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2015, 10:08:15 AM »
Or you cagey bastards could just put your countries in your signatures.
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Re: [Suggestion] Optional country flags?
« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2015, 12:14:20 PM »
There is already a "location" section when you click on somebodies name
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Re: [Suggestion] Optional country flags?
« Reply #28 on: September 21, 2015, 03:23:37 PM »
I'm ambivalent but if its implemented, given that that most traffic here seems to be from the US, I'd rather see state flags than a US flag.  It would be more interesting and make us seem more diverse.

Except that no-one outside the US would recognise them.

Nobody inside the US would be able to recognize most of them.  Something like half of the states have flags that consist of a state seal on a blue field.  They would be indistinguishable at any reasonable size.
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