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National Flag below username/avatar?

Discussion in 'Site Feedback & Support' started by Jimlaad43, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. Jimlaad43

    Jimlaad43
    Nice apex, I'll take it! Staff Premium

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    I think just having an option to select your national flag to be displayed below your username would be cool. Anyone else like the idea?
     
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  2. Nelson Ullinskey

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    You have my support, Jimlaad, but I also understand if it is too much of a hassle for the staff to implement. :thumbsup:
     
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  3. mystaaRS

    mystaaRS
    If you get a Quali Place, you can get a Race Pace

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    I like that idea too, and also the possibility of two flags for dual-nationality :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Ho3n3r

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    +1! Great idea.
     
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  5. Milos

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    Had things gone my way, who knows..

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    Would be awesome :thumbsup:
     
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  6. Bram

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    This would require a forum modification that is currently not supported, and as it ads very little to none to the functionality its not very likely that its going to happen.

    Would have a big impact on the loading speed of pages as well as every image has to be requested per page load.
     
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  7. airutonpurosuto8912

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    This will be awesome :thumbsup:
     
  8. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
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    Simple solution is to drop a little flag in your avatar.
     
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  9. Bram

    Bram
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    Simple yet very much winning solution :)
     
  10. Ron Squire

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    YES PLEASE
     
  11. Dave Stephenson

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    Far simpler than our solution would need to be.
     
  12. Milos

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    Had things gone my way, who knows..

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    You can't just add a flag over it, and delete the "invisible" part of the avatar?
     
  13. Ron Squire

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    just add it next to the name
     
  14. Rupe Wilson

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    Read what was posted please,

    The only solution is to do it yourself and add a little flag to your own avatar image,
     
  15. Jimlaad43

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    How about this?
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  16. Dave Stephenson

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    I'm not ruling it out outright, but it's not just a case of slapping an image in place. Currently people only choose a timezone not a country, so that information needs a place to be collected and then stored. The template system and the postbit builder needs modding and appropriate caching put in place. Finally, I have to choose which countries to put in a list for your selection, followed by complaints that 'small principality I never heard of existed' is missing and the usual 3 week argument I have with Bram about why I'm English not United Kingdomish :D

    Tbh at the moment I'm working on something that potentially involves similar functionality so there's a chance it might make a showing anyway but all in all my todo list is absolutely huge atm and this would not sit in a priority slot.

    So in principal yes, maybe at some point down the road it will fill a slow Saturday morning but at the moment I can't promise anything or commit the time to it.
     
  17. Jimlaad43

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    It's just an idea that I'm fine tuning. Put it this way, I have absolutely no idea how to code something like that, so I appreciate that it may be hard.
     
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  18. Dave Stephenson

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    Not hard per se. there's just some things that need to be approached in a proper way in order to prevent a return to the heavily modded, slow, and somewhat buggy, days of the old vBulletin installation.

    As for the idea though, in principal yes I do like it. I just can't commit to it atm.
     
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