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#1 Chris

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 05:22 PM

Long time members of TGTAP may remember that about 3 years ago we used to have country flags selectable in your profile, to let other users know what country you are from (or currently living in, whichever).
It's useful for several reasons. Firstly, finding other members from the same country as you, another is that if the member doesn't have good English and you see they have a European flag for example you can assume their first language isn't English and cut them some slack.

In 3 years there have been numerous changes to countries, mainly ones regaining independence. I have taken the time to check and update the flags/country list so that is completely accurate to the latest ISO list. One such example is Serbia & Montenegro... both are seperate countries now and as such, two different flags are available... if you happen to be from there...
So basically, there is a flag for all 248 (I think) countries in the world.

Also, a note to UK users: You can choose "United Kingdom", or if like me you prefer specifying from which part of the UK you come from, there are also flags of England, Scotland, Wales, N. Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey - these countries are listed underneath the option for UK ;)

Please do not abuse the system and select a random country or something like Iraq (unless you are actually from there), it's merely for informational purposes. Also note that you don't have to choose a flag if you wish to remain secretive about where you live.

Flags are displayed at the bottom of your post bit (under your avatar and everything). Hovering your mouse over the flag will show the name of the country.

To choose a flag, go to My Controls ->Edit Profile Information... it's at the bottom.


UPDATE 1: I have quickly put together a Country List allowing you to see how many members are from each country. You can also see who those members are.

UPDATE 2: The flags under your avatar are now clickable, they take you directly to the country list page for that country.

#2 Red_91

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 09:00 PM

Nice idea but the flags look quite small, any chance ot make them a little bigger, theres no problem if you cant though. Overall nice idea.

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#3 Thomas.

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 09:07 PM

I Like them. But I cant choose between Scotland or UK. Joke

They're quite popular now in Forums

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#4 Chris

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 09:25 PM

Yeah well there's like 248 images to get bigger :P

I think it's better having small ones though, takes up less space.

#5 Thomas.

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 09:51 PM

I Agree they are 20 x 12

My mum has a forum and they are a little bit bigger. They are 25 x 15

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#6 Silberio

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 12:36 AM

Then, we all could co-operate and make them bigger ;)

Great feature, Chris, its very nice!
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Posted 17 July 2007 - 01:55 AM

Pretty Kool like the feature just hope no one abuses it.

#8 Silberio

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 01:56 AM

Yeah.
But if someone does, mods warn him, I that person STILL abuses it, ban him from using flags ^_^
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#9 Highwire

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 06:46 AM

Yeah exactly wut I would do If I were a mod. I just wonder how to become one.

#10 Gerard

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 07:51 AM

Good to get the flags back.

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#11 QuickDeath

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 09:58 AM

Sweet ^_^ I noticed that some flags are 3D and some are not, well anyways mine is.
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#12 TM™

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 10:12 AM

You got a shiny flag, lol.

The flags look like it's going to turn successful in the forums. :)
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#13 Artur

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 10:26 AM

Yeah thanks Chris. Now I can track down and stalk all TGTAP members :P But yeah it's a pretty cool new feature, let's just hope no one abuses it.

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#14 Chris

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 04:42 PM

UPDATE 1: I have quickly put together a Country List allowing you to see how many members are from each country. You can also see who those members are.

UPDATE 2: The flags under your avatar are now clickable, they take you directly to the country list page for that country.

#15 Silberio

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 05:00 PM

Woo, great updates, comrade :P
They're great.

Whoa, another member from Chile
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#16 TM™

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 05:11 PM

Lol, Silberio, that member hasn't even posted.

But anyways, nice job Chris. Their are Alot of members under the England Flag.
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#17 Silberio

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 05:14 PM

Yeah, but I got the dream of someone from Chile :P

I agree too, by the way, Can't stop saying this is a great feature.
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#18 QuickDeath

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 05:31 PM

2 more Latvians one with 9 , other with 1 post :D
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#19 Silberio

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 05:34 PM

Gosh, Chile's flag is the only one that aint 3D, I feel discriminated <.<
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Posted 17 July 2007 - 06:22 PM

I just noticed that if you click a flag you'll see other members from that country -_-
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