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Re: scottish flag

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:10 pm
by cookie0117
SimplyObsessed wrote:
cookie0117 wrote:
eddie2 wrote:http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/gb-wales.html#uj

http://www.know-britain.com/general/union_jack.html

http://www.famouswelsh.com/13_Articles/Union_Jack/Flag_of_Wales.html

ok now once again cookie plz tell me what part of the union jack is welsh.....

i know what we add wales to it and take scotland off it that would be brill lol.


If you read your own sources, they state that Wales is part of England and so represented by the St George. Wales does not have any legal status as a country. They do have their own flag but then so does cornwall. Having a flag does not make you a country. So my original comment of an appropiate and fair amount stands. Your last artical gives a description of how, maybe you should read your own evidence before you present it.

Wales most certainly is a country, it is not part of England. It is a one of the countries that form the "united" kingdom.


A common and widely held belief but beliefs do not make facts. I dont mean it as any form of insult or derogatrory comment.

Re: scottish flag

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:06 pm
by Bones2484
Back to the point of this thread...

Help Page wrote:6. My country flag is wrong. Can I change it?

Your country is determined automatically by looking up your IP address in a GeoIP database. It isn't meant to reflect your nationality. Furthermore, the database is only 99% accurate so some members may show an incorrect location. Unfortunately there is no way to override your country flag.

Re: scottish flag

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:18 am
by rapunzel3
i have no idea

Re: scottish flag

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:14 am
by eddie2
maybe they could add a option of nationality with all the flags like me i live in jersey channel islands but i am scottish. so i would have the jersey and scottish flag on my profile.

Re: scottish flag

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:17 pm
by Symmetry
eddie2 wrote:
Serbia wrote:
Symmetry wrote:But do you have your own IP addresses? As far as I know that's how the flags are chosen by the system.


Isle of Man and Jersey each fly their own separate flags...


i am scottish and believe Scotland should have its own flag along with wales. since Ireland has its own flag and by the football league rugby league and other sporting events they are classed as independant. but jersey is not part of uk we have our own gov. and our own currency like the mainland uk Jersey is not apart of the eu.. so using jersey is not really gonna help you win this arguement.


I wasn't really arguing, just to be clear. I'm from the English bit of the UK, but I really don't mind if Scottish posters get only the Scottish flag bit of the Union Jack. I'm just not sure how it would work when the current system doesn't give a choice- it goes by IP address (as far as I understand it).

I'm sure there would be a fair few Americans who would like their state flag up there, it was the practicalities of how the site works out where a player is playing from that was the issue.

Re: scottish flag

PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:15 am
by pmchugh
eddie2 wrote:maybe they could add a option of nationality with all the flags like me i live in jersey channel islands but i am scottish. so i would have the jersey and scottish flag on my profile.


I think this is a better suggestion than the OP but I don't know how much control CC has over this.

Re: scottish flag

PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:55 am
by AndyDufresne
Bones2484 wrote:Back to the point of this thread...

Help Page wrote:6. My country flag is wrong. Can I change it?

Your country is determined automatically by looking up your IP address in a GeoIP database. It isn't meant to reflect your nationality. Furthermore, the database is only 99% accurate so some members may show an incorrect location. Unfortunately there is no way to override your country flag.

This is indeed correct. You can always vote in the Scottish referendum to secede from the U.K. and then perhaps the GeoIP Database will be updated to reflect Scotland being an independent country! But short of that, I don't think there is much we can do.


--Andy

Re: scottish flag

PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:43 pm
by eddie2
AndyDufresne wrote:
Bones2484 wrote:Back to the point of this thread...

Help Page wrote:6. My country flag is wrong. Can I change it?

Your country is determined automatically by looking up your IP address in a GeoIP database. It isn't meant to reflect your nationality. Furthermore, the database is only 99% accurate so some members may show an incorrect location. Unfortunately there is no way to override your country flag.

This is indeed correct. You can always vote in the Scottish referendum to secede from the U.K. and then perhaps the GeoIP Database will be updated to reflect Scotland being an independent country! But short of that, I don't think there is much we can do.


--Andy


there is add a nationalty part to the profile where you can pick your flag... like where i am in jersey you see a jersey player think he can speak english so start a convo. but there is a big population of portugese and polish some of who do not speak english so because they are quiet you give them a bad tag for it

Re: scottish flag

PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:50 pm
by IR1SH ACE
eddie2 wrote:i am scottish and believe Scotland should have its own flag along with wales. since Ireland has its own flag and by the football league rugby league and other sporting events they are classed as independant. but jersey is not part of uk we have our own gov. and our own currency like the mainland uk Jersey is not apart of the eu.. so using jersey is not really gonna help you win this arguement.


eddie comments like this could see you finding yourself on my foe list......of course Ireland has its own flag...it is not part of the U.K.
except the little bit at the top which nobody cares about anyway.... :D

Re: scottish flag

PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:56 pm
by Sniper08
IR1SH ACE wrote:
eddie2 wrote:i am scottish and believe Scotland should have its own flag along with wales. since Ireland has its own flag and by the football league rugby league and other sporting events they are classed as independant. but jersey is not part of uk we have our own gov. and our own currency like the mainland uk Jersey is not apart of the eu.. so using jersey is not really gonna help you win this arguement.


eddie comments like this could see you finding yourself on my foe list......of course Ireland has its own flag...it is not part of the U.K.
except the little bit at the top which nobody cares about anyway.... :D


seconded, its just little reminders like this as to why we hate the english so much........and yeah we've been free for 91 years(96 if you count the proclamation) has the news not travelled to jersey yet?

Re: scottish flag

PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:50 pm
by eddie2
i meant northern ireland not southern the northern has its own flag 2

Re: scottish flag

PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:19 pm
by blakebowling
What it all boils down to is this:
Flags are determined by your IP address.
IP addresses can be used to get an approximate physical location.
Some countries share the same range of IP addresses, because a range of IP's is not assigned to a specific physical location, but to an ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Typically ISP's separate their range into smaller ranges based on physical location, however this is not practical in all situations. Therefore you have IP ranges that overlap certain physical areas.

The only real way to "fix" this is to allow users to set their own flag (which would require a significant amount of coding) or to remove the flags completely.

Re: scottish flag

PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:55 pm
by White Buffalo
Sniper08 wrote:seconded, its just little reminders like this as to why we hate the english so much........


Very strong words. I am English and I always thought the Irish were fine people.

Re: scottish flag

PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:41 pm
by Sniper08
White Buffalo wrote:
Sniper08 wrote:seconded, its just little reminders like this as to why we hate the english so much........


Very strong words. I am English and I always thought the Irish were fine people.


yeah well centuries of oppression tends to lead to hate.

Re: scottish flag

PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:45 pm
by Symmetry
Sniper08 wrote:
White Buffalo wrote:
Sniper08 wrote:seconded, its just little reminders like this as to why we hate the english so much........


Very strong words. I am English and I always thought the Irish were fine people.


yeah well centuries of oppression tends to lead to hate.


I'm not sure IP addresses have been around quite as long as you think they have. If it's a different issue you're talking about, I suggest the off topic forum, and wish you the best of luck.

Re: scottish flag

PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:55 pm
by IR1SH ACE
Sniper08 wrote:
IR1SH ACE wrote:
eddie2 wrote:i am scottish and believe Scotland should have its own flag along with wales. since Ireland has its own flag and by the football league rugby league and other sporting events they are classed as independant. but jersey is not part of uk we have our own gov. and our own currency like the mainland uk Jersey is not apart of the eu.. so using jersey is not really gonna help you win this arguement.


eddie comments like this could see you finding yourself on my foe list......of course Ireland has its own flag...it is not part of the U.K.
except the little bit at the top which nobody cares about anyway.... :D


seconded, its just little reminders like this as to why we hate the english so much........and yeah we've been free for 91 years(96 if you count the proclamation) has the news not travelled to jersey yet?


I would like to point-out that i am in no way affiliated with sniper and do feel hate is a bit strong there sniper....I lived in England for many years and had many a good English friend & girlfriend and yes there are some knobs but its about the same as you would find in any Dublin area...

but I was prone to losing the plot a bit with the amount of English people I would meet that did believe that Ireland (the whole lot of it) was still part of the U.K......many a time in a pub with a bit of friendly banter going on..."U English this"...."Shut-up Paddy"....and so on...it would sometimes end with the phrase..."Sure were all part of the United Kingdom".... :evil:..needless to say i would soon set them right with a quick history lesson...

anyway back on-topic.....nan nan nan....\:D/ ....we have our own flag and Scottish/Welsh dont..... :-D

you should of fought harder for proper independence....lol

Re: scottish flag

PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:59 pm
by Pedronicus
Scotland are shit in world cups, they can't even make it into the fucking euros... Just do the usual scottish thing of playing CC wearing a ginger wig, clutching a can of mcewans and waving your cocks around like a limp sock....

Re: scottish flag

PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:41 pm
by Sniper08
IR1SH ACE wrote:
Sniper08 wrote:
IR1SH ACE wrote:
eddie2 wrote:i am scottish and believe Scotland should have its own flag along with wales. since Ireland has its own flag and by the football league rugby league and other sporting events they are classed as independant. but jersey is not part of uk we have our own gov. and our own currency like the mainland uk Jersey is not apart of the eu.. so using jersey is not really gonna help you win this arguement.


eddie comments like this could see you finding yourself on my foe list......of course Ireland has its own flag...it is not part of the U.K.
except the little bit at the top which nobody cares about anyway.... :D


seconded, its just little reminders like this as to why we hate the english so much........and yeah we've been free for 91 years(96 if you count the proclamation) has the news not travelled to jersey yet?


I would like to point-out that i am in no way affiliated with sniper and do feel hate is a bit strong there sniper....I lived in England for many years and had many a good English friend & girlfriend and yes there are some knobs but its about the same as you would find in any Dublin area...

but I was prone to losing the plot a bit with the amount of English people I would meet that did believe that Ireland (the whole lot of it) was still part of the U.K......many a time in a pub with a bit of friendly banter going on..."U English this"...."Shut-up Paddy"....and so on...it would sometimes end with the phrase..."Sure were all part of the United Kingdom".... :evil:..needless to say i would soon set them right with a quick history lesson...

anyway back on-topic.....nan nan nan....\:D/ ....we have our own flag and Scottish/Welsh dont..... :-D

you should of fought hard for proper independence....lol


i got relatives in england scotland and wales and have visited my relatives in wales every year for the past 12 years and most are kind people but i honestly cant stand when ppl act like britain owns us and hate aint a strong word in that context as eddie implied(maybe mistakingly) that we were still apart f the uk.

anyways back on topic:

i remember a case being brought up a while ago about a person living in northern ireland wanting to change his flag to the irish flag, i think what was suggested to him was that he display his heirtage in his signature as an alternative as changing flags is based on location.

Re: scottish flag

PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:24 pm
by Symmetry
Not sure how long the outrage can last, but as has been pointed out, the flag on your profile is based on IP address. I'm sure practical solutions would be welcome, but outrage at a pretty straightforward mechanism? Off topics is the place for that.

Re: scottish flag

PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:51 am
by blakebowling
Symmetry wrote:Not sure how long the outrage can last, but as has been pointed out, the flag on your profile is based on IP address. I'm sure practical solutions would be welcome, but outrage at a pretty straightforward mechanism? Off topics is the place for that.

Agreed.

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