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How about adding country flag to the user profile ?


Spade 1 | 81  
11 Dec 2009 /  #1
Hey,

If yes, then can it be auto detected based on user ip address, like where are they posting from? I know it might require a bit of work and resources, but at least it would help new members/guests to ignore the random abuses from the people who have nothing to do with Poland, but just want to mess around.

I didn't check if it was already suggested, so excuse me in case repost ;)

Just a suggestion ;)

What do you guys think?
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
11 Dec 2009 /  #2
I think its a good idea.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
11 Dec 2009 /  #3
Won't all the Americans change theirs to a Canadian one? ;) ;)
OP Spade 1 | 81  
11 Dec 2009 /  #4
That's why we need geo auto detection, instead of allowing users to fake it :p
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,444  
11 Dec 2009 /  #5
why do you think the flag will help determining it? I cannot see a logic behind this at all.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
11 Dec 2009 /  #6
Can we always tell when people fake it? ;) Why would we want to know the country of people, so we can wheel out our prejudices and stereotypes? I'm not saying the idea is bad, per se, but people have this natural tendency. I think it's funny when sb calls me a dumb yank, for example.
espana 17 | 910  
11 Dec 2009 /  #7
no way , i dont want an english flag , i want my spanish one .
bad idea
OP Spade 1 | 81  
11 Dec 2009 /  #8
why do you think the flag will help determining it? I cannot see a logic behind this at all.

When someone from Uganda is pissed off at me on the Polish forum, at least I would know to not to bother with him?

Seanus, I think it might help those who truly seek for some advice on this forum, but in return all the get is random abuse from those who have never even been to Poland or know anything really about Polish people, thats what the final objective is ;)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
11 Dec 2009 /  #9
Why, you think that some big dude like Kamala from the WWF (years ago) would jump through the screen and nobble ye?

It just leads to prejudice. You can always ask the Mods for info in the event that you feel your security may be breached. They are there to protect users.
OP Spade 1 | 81  
11 Dec 2009 /  #10
I wasn't thinking about myself or anything like that. It just about those who have never used internet forums or rarely, and somehow manage to post here in order to learn something about Poland/Polish people but all they get is guesses from someone without any first hand experience..

For new people these random abuses can be very depressing ya know ;)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
11 Dec 2009 /  #11
The idea has sth to commend it but we can always ask. Szkotja2007 is off to a good start :)
szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
11 Dec 2009 /  #12
Szkotja2007 is off to a good start

Just a lack of imagination in the Avatar dept I'm afraid.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
11 Dec 2009 /  #13
Since when has the Saltire Cross been a lack of imagination? ;) ;) It is the symbol of it, the open blue sky with the cross of freedom.
frd 7 | 1,399  
11 Dec 2009 /  #14
I don't like the idea, and I think neither will admin, it's same thing as it was with gender signs.. what will you try to add next, skin colour? On the other hand many people labeled me as "not polish" because I'm pretty neutral in most of the "anti-polish" threads. Some people can't get through the idea that someone from their own country can have unbiased, neutral outlook
ukpolska  
11 Dec 2009 /  #15
no way , i dont want an english flag , i want my spanish one .
bad idea

Simple then move back home then :)
God knows which one mine would be as half the time I am in Poland and half the time in the UK with an occasional dip into the VPN world of the USA and Canada.

That would really do espana's head in seeing me instantly showing up in different countries.
Admin 32 | 1,529   Administrator
11 Dec 2009 /  #16
Boys from Uganda in Poland:
Sasha 2 | 1,083  
11 Dec 2009 /  #17
What do you guys think?

It's a good idea :)

That's why we need geo auto detection

Oh... is it like birdbanding with a GPS-system? :) Always dreamt about that!
Seriously if you meant IP-detection it might not work either.
scrappleton - | 830  
11 Dec 2009 /  #18
@ OP, it's a good idea.

Won't all the Americans change theirs to a Canadian one? ;) ;)

..This one won't. Ever get tired of flaming , Peanus?
OP Spade 1 | 81  
11 Dec 2009 /  #19
lol :D

Well, this idea came to my mind this morning when I saw a member from Israel was calling names to another member from Spain for no reason, so I thought Spanish guy should know its not a Polish person who has a problem with him being a Spanish, its an Israeli..

By the way, IP address can be stored at the time of registration, no need to keep on tracing someone down ;)
Sasha 2 | 1,083  
11 Dec 2009 /  #20
By the way, IP address can be stored at the time of registration, no need to keep on tracing someone down ;)

Then I'm gonna be American right to doomsday, which is not true. :)

Ever get tired of flaming , Peanus

Ha-ha :)))
OP Spade 1 | 81  
11 Dec 2009 /  #21
Database should be updated once in a while, until then deal with being an American ;)
scrappleton - | 830  
11 Dec 2009 /  #22
By the way, IP address can be stored at the time of registration, no need to keep on tracing someone down ;)

Yeah true, I've seen less sophisticated sites than this with a map that tracks visitors from around the globe via IP address. It would be cool see.
OP Spade 1 | 81  
11 Dec 2009 /  #23
On this forum we can request new and not so common feature because its probably coded by Admin himself, so he can try new things out.
pawian 170 | 11,355  
11 Dec 2009 /  #24
I would like to display the flag of my beloved country - Poland , I mean.

g

PS. Tell me, did I pick up a good one for forum display? I am deficient in full colour recognition in my sight. I can`t see a few colours.
McCoy 27 | 1,275  
11 Dec 2009 /  #26
I would like to display the flag of my beloved country - Poland , I mean.

this is a flag of krakow so why not, youre a cracovian
pawian 170 | 11,355  
11 Dec 2009 /  #27
No, this is Krakow flag.
sledz 23 | 2,250  
12 Dec 2009 /  #29
How about adding country flag to the user profile

I doubt that will fit into Admins " less is more agenda"

Won't all the Americans change theirs to a Canadian one? ;) ;)

Why the hell would we want to do that?

Can we always tell when people fake it? ;)

Better not say no more before I get more suspension warnings...lol

Im glad that im not a Gold Member like you now, theyll never get another penny from me:)
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,444  
12 Dec 2009 /  #30
When someone from Uganda is pissed off at me on the Polish forum, at least I would know to not to bother with him?

You should not bother with people when they display any type of undesired behavior regardless their country they reside in. LOL

Boys from Uganda in Poland:

good point ADM:)

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