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> ALL USERS please read here, (expecially those "from Afghanistan")
jaclaz
post Sep 25 2007, 06:54 PM
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The board provides for a quick and handy way to show where you are from, by showing the actual banner of your country, or, to be more exact, of the country you indicated as yours.

As you might notice, there is a large numbers of members "from" Afghanistan.

Some of these "Afghan" members show an excellent knowledge of English, whilst some show a noticeable lack of it.

Given the unfortunate situation of war in which Afghanistan is currently involved, and given that however its population is relatively small and most probably the percentage of people having an Internet access is at the moment really meager, noticed the above variations in the language used, I find the amount of "Aghan" members to be highly improbable.
My guess (IMG:../forums/style_emoticons/default/wink.gif) is that this happens because Afghanistan is the first country in the drop down list when you register.

There is no need to state your country citizenship, it is just a way to put some colours on your posts and possibly help other members to try and reply in a simpler way to people that state they are coming from non English speaking countries, or in some occasions (I am afraid it would be very difficult in this instance (IMG:../forums/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif) ) to reply in your language.

So, if you feel that your Privacy is at risk and like not to display publicly where you come from, please remove from your profile the setting.

If you wish to set it, please do it properly.

Thanks for your cooperation.

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post Sep 25 2007, 07:12 PM
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Good point jaclaz!

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post Sep 25 2007, 07:23 PM
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QUOTE(jaclaz @ Sep 25 2007, 08:54 PM) *
So, if you feel that your Privacy is at risk and like not to display publicly where you come from, please remove from your profile the setting.

Hi, jaclaz!
I'm afraid that a way doesn't exist to remove that information (as I know).
I remember that just when I subscribed to this (great! (IMG:../forums/style_emoticons/default/cool.gif) ) board I thought to remove "my" flag (not for privacy, however it's too long to describe it), but it seems that it is impossible.
I saw some user that doesn't show any flag in the forum, and always I ask myself how they have done! (IMG:../forums/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif) (IMG:../forums/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)



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post Sep 25 2007, 10:50 PM
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hmm.. This happens on users who were registered before the flags were introduced and didn't updated the country details ever since.

Maybe a transparent gif can be used as "flag" and placed as first option for new people registering or those who wish to keep this detail private? (IMG:../forums/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Sep 26 2007, 05:31 AM
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I wonder who doesnt have his flag showing. (IMG:../forums/style_emoticons/default/loleverybody.gif)
The blank gif is a good solution.
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post Sep 26 2007, 06:26 AM
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QUOTE(Nuno Brito @ Sep 26 2007, 12:50 AM) *
Maybe a transparent gif can be used as "flag" and placed as first option for new people registering or those who wish to keep this detail private? (IMG:../forums/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

Please, tell me how: I don't know how to place in my CP a transparent gif as first option...
Thank you! (IMG:../forums/style_emoticons/default/cool.gif)





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post Sep 26 2007, 10:33 AM
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If you find me a small transparent GIF I'll add it as option.. (IMG:../forums/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Sep 26 2007, 11:01 AM
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QUOTE(Nuno Brito @ Sep 26 2007, 12:33 PM) *
If you find me a small transparent GIF I'll add it as option.. (IMG:../forums/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

Here, i've got you a transparent gif, it's a real masterpeise!
Handcrafted by virgins at the first full moon of mai! (IMG:../forums/style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)

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(IMG:../forums/style_emoticons/default/confused1.gif) Is there a way to attach a pic in a way that not the pic but the link is shown?
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post Sep 26 2007, 12:55 PM
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QUOTE(MedEvil @ Sep 26 2007, 11:01 AM) *
Here, i've got you a transparent gif, it's a real masterpeise!
Handcrafted by virgins at the first full moon of mai! (IMG:../forums/style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)

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(IMG:../forums/style_emoticons/default/confused1.gif) Is there a way to attach a pic in a way that not the pic but the link is shown?


Maybe this is possible using php - but my knowledge on this language is very limited.

Here's the code displayed:

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<br><img src='http://boot-land.net/forums/flags/{key}.gif'><br>{key}


{key} is a variable that represents the name of the country.

In the meanwhile I've disabled the obrigatory country selection meaning that new members can keep this information as private.

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post Sep 26 2007, 01:11 PM
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QUOTE(Nuno Brito @ Sep 26 2007, 02:55 PM) *
Maybe this is possible using php - but my knowledge on this language is very limited.

Here's the code displayed:
{key} is a variable that represents the name of the country.

Nuno you misunderstood, i posted a transparent gif for you in my post, but it being transparent and all, it can't be seen or downloaded by you.

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