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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! Premium Member

    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. 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

    I like that idea too, and also the possibility of two flags for dual-nationality :thumbsup:
     
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  4. +1! Great idea.
     
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  5. Milos

    Milos
    Had things gone my way, who knows.. Premium Member

    Would be awesome :thumbsup:
     
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  6. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    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

    airutonpurosuto8912
    needforspeedgamer

    This will be awesome :thumbsup:
     
  8. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Keep Yoga real Premium Member

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

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Simple yet very much winning solution :)
     
  10. YES PLEASE
     
  11. Dave Stephenson

    Dave Stephenson
    Technical Administrator Staff Premium Member

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

    Milos
    Had things gone my way, who knows.. Premium Member

    You can't just add a flag over it, and delete the "invisible" part of the avatar?
     
  13. just add it next to the name
     
  14. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Keep Yoga real Premium Member

    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

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

    How about this?
    flag.jpg
     
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  16. Dave Stephenson

    Dave Stephenson
    Technical Administrator Staff Premium Member

    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

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

    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

    Dave Stephenson
    Technical Administrator Staff Premium Member

    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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