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Re: Flags for your signature
« Reply #60 on: September 20, 2011, 10:34:54 PM »
Well, it took me a while to get the Christian, SC and US flags all in place, but I did it. Thanks again, Ticia, you're the best.
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Re: Flags for your signature
« Reply #61 on: September 20, 2011, 10:38:25 PM »
Well, it took me a while to get the Christian, SC and US flags all in place, but I did it. Thanks again, Ticia, you're the best.

Looks great!
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Re: Flags for your signature
« Reply #62 on: September 20, 2011, 10:39:38 PM »
Well, it took me a while to get the Christian, SC and US flags all in place, but I did it. Thanks again, Ticia, you're the best.

Looks great!

Yours, too!
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Re: Flags for your signature
« Reply #63 on: September 20, 2011, 10:40:56 PM »
Well, it took me a while to get the Christian, SC and US flags all in place, but I did it. Thanks again, Ticia, you're the best.

Looks great!

Yours, too!

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Re: Flags for your signature
« Reply #64 on: September 21, 2011, 05:35:54 AM »
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Re: Flags for your signature
« Reply #65 on: September 21, 2011, 07:16:51 AM »
If we're doing religious flags as well, I respectfully request we add more, including but not limited to the following:

Star of David/Flag of Israel
Buddhist Flag http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Buddhist_flag.svg
Pentagram
A symbol for Islam
Atomic Whirl (Atheism) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:AtheismLogo.png
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Re: Flags for your signature
« Reply #66 on: September 21, 2011, 07:49:20 AM »
If we're doing religious flags as well, I respectfully request we add more, including but not limited to the following:

Star of David/Flag of Israel
Buddhist Flag http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Buddhist_flag.svg
Pentagram
A symbol for Islam
Atomic Whirl (Atheism) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:AtheismLogo.png

I thought the point of these flags was just to show your location because that can help when it's relevant to a thread. The idea was to identify you so that it becomes more obvious to those who respond to your posts that you for example are not in the USA.

I am really uncomfortable with the religious etc flags. It somehow goes against how we view religion on this board - we don't discuss it unless it is totally relevant to a thread.

I remember discussion about religious signature lines before and I don't see how this is any different?
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Re: Flags for your signature
« Reply #67 on: September 21, 2011, 07:49:57 AM »
Please would it be possible to have the English flag, the cross of St George?

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Re: Flags for your signature
« Reply #68 on: September 21, 2011, 10:14:23 AM »
If we're doing religious flags as well, I respectfully request we add more, including but not limited to the following:

Star of David/Flag of Israel
Buddhist Flag http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Buddhist_flag.svg
Pentagram
A symbol for Islam
Atomic Whirl (Atheism) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:AtheismLogo.png

I thought the point of these flags was just to show your location because that can help when it's relevant to a thread. The idea was to identify you so that it becomes more obvious to those who respond to your posts that you for example are not in the USA.

I am really uncomfortable with the religious etc flags. It somehow goes against how we view religion on this board - we don't discuss it unless it is totally relevant to a thread.

I remember discussion about religious signature lines before and I don't see how this is any different?
I'm with you. This is really getting out of hand. I don't need to know, nor do I WANT to know everybody's religious background. It's immaterial. I don't  need to know your sexuality or favorite charities or the fact that you think squirrels invented badmiton. It started out as a helpful tool and now it's become some beacon of self-portrayel that just makes the location issue even MORE confusing than it was before. Because now I have to decide if those 5 flags represent natinality, location, just some country that you love, religion or sexuality and what order they all go in.
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Re: Flags for your signature
« Reply #69 on: September 21, 2011, 10:40:10 AM »
I'm with you. This is really getting out of hand. I don't need to know, nor do I WANT to know everybody's religious background. It's immaterial. I don't  need to know your sexuality or favorite charities or the fact that you think squirrels invented badminton. It started out as a helpful tool and now it's become some beacon of self-portrayal that just makes the location issue even MORE confusing than it was before. Because now I have to decide if those 5 flags represent nationality, location, just some country that you love, religion or sexuality and what order they all go in.

To be fair, though, many general (non-flag) signature images on this board (and indeed avatars) encompass that information too. I "don't need to know" how old someone's kids are, or how cute their pets are (by the same token, I'm sure people couldn't care less about my RWC teams either ;) ), but I'm not bothered by posters having such images in their signatures.

I'm actually quite fond of the wee flags as signature images because they're tiny & tidier than large images.

If the stacking up of various flags is causing confusion (and I can certainly appreciate how it could), then perhaps one solution would be to request that one single flag for geographical location remains right-aligned in the poster's signature box, and any others left-aligned on the opposite side of the signature box. This would make it more straightforward for posters who simply wish to quickly check where another poster is located.
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Re: Flags for your signature
« Reply #70 on: September 21, 2011, 10:48:22 AM »
I think there is a major difference between the regularly seen tickers here and declaring one's religious beliefs when they aren't in any way relevant to the discussion at hand.

And I for one really want to see your RWC teams.
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Re: Flags for your signature
« Reply #71 on: September 21, 2011, 10:54:20 AM »
Ferrets, I find your Rugby images highly offensive.
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Re: Flags for your signature
« Reply #72 on: September 21, 2011, 11:01:30 AM »
Ferrets, I find your Rugby images highly offensive.

Well, of course you do. What with Ireland thrashing the USA 22-10, and all... >:D

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Re: Flags for your signature
« Reply #73 on: September 21, 2011, 11:29:53 AM »
I'm with you. This is really getting out of hand. I don't need to know, nor do I WANT to know everybody's religious background. It's immaterial. I don't  need to know your sexuality or favorite charities or the fact that you think squirrels invented badminton. It started out as a helpful tool and now it's become some beacon of self-portrayal that just makes the location issue even MORE confusing than it was before. Because now I have to decide if those 5 flags represent nationality, location, just some country that you love, religion or sexuality and what order they all go in.

To be fair, though, many general (non-flag) signature images on this board (and indeed avatars) encompass that information too. I "don't need to know" how old someone's kids are, or how cute their pets are (by the same token, I'm sure people couldn't care less about my RWC teams either ;) ), but I'm not bothered by posters having such images in their signatures.

I'm actually quite fond of the wee flags as signature images because they're tiny & tidier than large images.

If the stacking up of various flags is causing confusion (and I can certainly appreciate how it could), then perhaps one solution would be to request that one single flag for geographical location remains right-aligned in the poster's signature box, and any others left-aligned on the opposite side of the signature box. This would make it more straightforward for posters who simply wish to quickly check where another poster is located.

I think you make a good point.  (I've also never seen the Christian flag combined with the rainbow one.  I like that.)
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Re: Flags for your signature
« Reply #74 on: September 21, 2011, 11:37:51 AM »
Thanks Ticia!  These are awesome.


Awwww, and my little NZ flag looks so cute.  (Yeah, I'm still in the UK, but I'll be back home in NZ for good in less than 2 months!)