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Post  von Corax Sun May 31, 2009 7:40 am

I've just noticed that, sometime since May 5th, my flag has changed from Canada to Cape Verde. Anyone else seen a change like this?

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Post  CaptZaphod Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:22 am

Mine is gone entirely.
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Post  OldProfessorBear Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:21 am

Very strange.

All flags after East Timor have disappeared. There must be other anomalies in the imagelist as well.

I have no clue what caused this. Unfortunately, it was rather complicated to set up, as I recall, and I no longer remember how I did it.

I don't think starting from scratch is a viable option - for me, at least. I think we'd probably do best to eliminate the flag entirely. That, at least, is fairly simple.
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Post  romantique Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:16 pm

OldProfessorBear wrote:Very strange.

All flags after East Timor have disappeared. There must be other anomalies in the imagelist as well.

And here I figured the lack of U.S. flag was bearing on some effort to assimilate us Yanks into other countries. Razz
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Post  von Corax Sun Jan 02, 2022 10:08 am

For what it's worth, I have located the cause of this issue; the resolution, however, must await the availability of my Copious Free Time.

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Post  RJBowman Tue Jan 04, 2022 2:32 am

I think I'm turning Japanese. I really think so.

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Post  von Corax Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:56 am

I started filling in the list, and I've run into what appears to be a reproducible bug in phpBB: I can only define 201 flags. Wikipedia lists 206 sovereign nations and some 50 dependencies, overseas territories and the like. All I can do at this point is file a bug report.

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Post  Sorontar Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:05 am

Until you get a request from a member, I suspect you can probably omit most African and small Pacific islander nations' flags. We have never really had active BG members from there (that I can remember) unfortunately.

Can you do a simple script to run a word search on the nation names, or are command line operations on files or the database not available?

BTW, is the database of the forum in the same location as the forum software? I know that might seem like a weird question but it would make difference if one we lost access to one but not the other.

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Post  von Corax Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:27 am

To the best of my knowledge, we do not have command line access or direct access to the database. The database and the forum software are both owned and controlled by Forumotion.

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Post  SeVeNeVeS Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:36 pm

Yay! Blighty is there now, added to my profile. cheers
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Post  mwbaaailey Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:01 am

Interesting Idea: I've just realized that the Chilean flag closely resembles the state flag of Texas, USA. Hmmm...

(Just joshing, I know it's not the same)
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Post  J. Wilhelm Sat Jan 15, 2022 7:28 pm

mwbaaailey wrote:Interesting Idea: I've just realized that the Chilean flag closely resembles the state flag of Texas, USA. Hmmm...

(Just joshing, I know it's not the same)

I see that all the time in media, because the standard emoji table don't have (obviously) US state flags. Another mistake is using Indonesia's flag instead of the US flag.

Meh. Close enough for Texas. You just have to wear gaucho pants and a poncho instead of jeans, and get a Yerba Mate tumbler.
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Post  mwbaaailey Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:09 pm

J. Wilhelm wrote:
mwbaaailey wrote:Interesting Idea: I've just realized that the Chilean flag closely resembles the state flag of Texas, USA. Hmmm...

(Just joshing, I know it's not the same)

I see that all the time in media, because the standard emoji table don't have (obviously) US state flags. Another mistake is using Indonesia's flag instead of the US flag.

Meh. Close enough for Texas. You just have to wear gaucho pants and a poncho instead of jeans, and get a Yerba Mate tumbler.



!!! Kewl! I love Bolos, and I already wear a poncho when it gets really cold (Alpaca wool. Thing's warmer than my cousin's military parka if I tie it at the waist and keep my arms under the fabric).

Um. On the other hand, if that kind of thing applies to my characters too, Dreyfuss is gonna use the D-Hopper drive to come after me...
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Post  von Corax Fri Feb 04, 2022 2:19 pm

I've learned that phpBB has a hard limit of 200 items in the data structure used for the flags. I think what I'll do is delete most of the flags, except for the ones I know are in use, and post a notice asking anyone who wants a flag added to post their request here.

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Post  mwbaaailey Fri Feb 04, 2022 9:13 pm

In reference to the instruction in another thread, I would like to request that the American (USA) flag be added. If it's already been added and I just haven't found it, then I beg your pardon.

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Post  mwbaaailey Fri Feb 04, 2022 9:16 pm

mwbaaailey wrote:In reference to the instruction in another thread, I would like to request that the American (USA) flag be added. If it's already been added and I just haven't found it, then I beg your pardon.

MW



Aha! There it is. My apologies and thanks.

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Post  Xenos Tue Feb 08, 2022 3:14 pm

von Corax wrote:I've learned that phpBB has a hard limit of 200 items in the data structure used for the flags. I think what I'll do is delete most of the flags, except for the ones I know are in use, and post a notice asking anyone who wants a flag added to post their request here.

If Sudan could be added that would be lovely. Though I'm no longer *currently* residing there, it is, and will ever be my home (it's also the flag I've been flying on BG proper since I registered... For now I'm content to fly the "Earth" flag, but if it ever does pop up Sudan as an option, I *will* fly it).
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Post  von Corax Tue Feb 08, 2022 5:41 pm

Xenos wrote:
If Sudan could be added that would be lovely. Though I'm no longer *currently* residing there, it is, and will ever be my home (it's also the flag I've been flying on BG proper since I registered... For now I'm content to fly the "Earth" flag, but if it ever does pop up Sudan as an option, I *will* fly it).
Done.

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Post  Xenos Tue Feb 08, 2022 5:59 pm

Greatly appreciate it! Not sure why it's not showing the image yet (it's got the broken image image), that's likely a "Xenos needs to clear his cache again" issue more'n anything. Either way, the colours now fly!
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Post  von Corax Tue Feb 08, 2022 6:14 pm

Nope - that was me screwing up the URL of the flag image. Embarassed

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Post  Xenos Tue Feb 08, 2022 6:34 pm

von Corax wrote:Nope - that was me screwing up the URL of the flag image. Embarassed

S'alright, worked out for the better! Had been a hot minute since I cleared my cache anyroad. All's well that ends well!
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