When will the user flags return?

wehrwolf

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I liked the little flags which used to be displayed under the avatars. Just made the forums a lot more colorful and, I thought, more fun. Plus I liked being able to see where people are from.

Are the flags under revision or something, or have they been removed permanently?
 

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Why were they removed in the first place? Was it something to do with the software update, or did some pussy get offended or something...

Bring back the flags.
 

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They were lost as part of a software update a long time ago. I don't remember the exact details, but I hope to bring them back eventually.
 

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I liked them as well. Helped keep track of all the people on here.
 

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I'm not sure how these flag circles are attributed. I mean, some of us have set a reasonable location that might be used to automatically determine a country, but vM has "Kraut Corner" and I'm not sure this is a real town in Germany :)
 

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I'm not sure how these flag circles are attributed. I mean, some of us have set a reasonable location that might be used to automatically determine a country, but vM has "Kraut Corner" and I'm not sure this is a real town in Germany :)
If you look at your account details, under account details again, there is a mandatory field drop-down for country. The location field is also there, but it is free text.

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Oh yeah, I had forgotten about that. Turns out I did set the country correctly...
 

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I thought I was in Norway, but apparently I have vexillodyslexia (flag dyslexia).

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And, sadly, you can't just opt out because those are a godawful eyesore and space waster (also, it's a really embarrassing time to be American...)
It’s great to be an American again! Time to clean up the government fat and get lean again. I like the rounded flags.
 

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I'm not sure how these flag circles are attributed. I mean, some of us have set a reasonable location that might be used to automatically determine a country, but vM has "Kraut Corner" and I'm not sure this is a real town in Germany :)
Well, if you ask the Americans who are notoriously distinguished in getting the location and geography of foreign countries right, "Kraut Corner" might surely be.

Personally, I don't like the flags - too much color stuff. To add to the confusion, I contemplated to change my setting to "Isle of Man", but looking at the result, the three legs appear somewhat like a 'three legged white swastika' on red ground. Not quite appropriate, so I'll change it again. A picture of von Marwitz's castle looks better...

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Philippe D.

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And, sadly, you can't just opt out because those are a godawful eyesore and space waster
(Not going to comment on the politics - I'm happy with a little off-topic banter, but I really think those comments should stick to the appropriate subforum, or they're sure to create trouble)

I do agree that the flags tend to catch the eye. Not ugly per se, but I think they make concentrating on the significant stuff a bit harder. An option to display them or not would be good.
 
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