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Postby clem on Wed Dec 06, 2006 12:28 pm

Hi everybody,

The flags from the CIA factbook have been uploaded on the forum and you can now use your country flag as your avatar. Since our community is spread around the World, we thought it would be a good idea for people to show where they were from.

Of course, if you'd rather use something different, you can always point to another avatar, or if you prefer not to use any.. you can do that as well.

In order to change your avatar, click on "profile" at the top of this page, choose "Avatar" and browse the list of flags until you find the one you want.

I'd like to thank the CIA world factbook for publishing these beautiful flags in the public domain. Their website is also full of information, if you want to have a look, here's a link to it: https://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/

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Postby Fragadelic on Wed Dec 06, 2006 12:40 pm

Fantastic idea Clem.

As you can see I picked mine!
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Postby npap on Wed Dec 06, 2006 3:46 pm

Fragadelic wrote:Fantastic idea Clem.

As you can see I picked mine!


Are you fellows starting a nationalistic movement? :roll:
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Postby Fragadelic on Wed Dec 06, 2006 3:56 pm

lol - Its all Clem but most folks already put their conutry of origin or residence.

Linux is without borders. It is kind of nice to know where everyone is from without getting specific though.
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Postby npap on Wed Dec 06, 2006 4:07 pm

I was only kidding, Fragadelic. But I think I started the movement myself, when I asked Clem if MInt was a Canadian- based project.
You know, the French and all.

But I'm trying to use Socrates as my avatar. Don't you think the fellow deserves it?
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Postby clem on Wed Dec 06, 2006 4:13 pm

oh no, nationalism is not my cup of tea :) For people who see themselves as "citizens of the World" (I would be more thinking along those lines actually...) I can add a "World" icon.

And as I said before, you're welcome to use the flags if you want to, but you can also link to any other kind of avatars.

It's your call in the end of the day :)
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Postby Fragadelic on Wed Dec 06, 2006 4:14 pm

npap wrote:I was only kidding, Fragadelic. But I think I started the movement myself, when I asked Clem if MInt was a Canadian- based project.
You know, the French and all.

But I'm trying to use Socrates as my avatar. Don't you think the fellow deserves it?


Not sure if it is only me but I don't see your avatar. It is blank.
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Postby npap on Wed Dec 06, 2006 4:29 pm

Well, I tried linking to my desktop to get my Socrates avatar, but I found out that it didn't work.
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Postby clem on Wed Dec 06, 2006 4:31 pm

What error message did you get?
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Postby Quicksilver 689 on Wed Dec 06, 2006 4:42 pm

How I can I use a file from my PC for my avatar? The link for this under Avatar management is now gone...

P.S. I will always be Canadian, even though I live in the US now... :D
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Postby clem on Wed Dec 06, 2006 4:49 pm

Well... I wish you didn't ask :) There was a bug on the upload module of phpbb... which I fixed, and now I have another bug which I can't really explain. I've been looking at it for a week and it started taking too much time. After all I'm maintaining Linux Mint, not phpbb :) So I removed that non-working feature.

Note: It worked when linuxmint.com was on servage.net for some reason. I checked the permissions and they're ok. It must be something to do with php.ini or either the php or mysql versions... but to be honest I spent enough time on that.

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Postby npap on Wed Dec 06, 2006 4:54 pm

clem wrote:What error message did you get?


I thought I could get my avatar from the desktop but I see it can't be done.
When I do this in the avatar console, I get this message: Your profile has been edited.
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Thanks! :)

Postby Quicksilver 689 on Wed Dec 06, 2006 5:15 pm

That's ok, thanks for the update Clem! I agree - I hate wasting time on things like that. Besides, at least I *have* a working avatar now :)
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Postby Alephcat on Thu Dec 07, 2006 12:01 pm

Yay! finally a face(ish). I like the flags idea it is good that they a public domain and they let you see where people are coming from :wink:
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Postby npap on Thu Dec 07, 2006 12:37 pm

Hi Alephcat,

It's not a bad idea to see where everybody in the forum comes from. I Besides, it makes the Forum attractive to the eyes.
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Postby npap on Mon Dec 25, 2006 6:58 am

Hello everybody,
As more and more people are joining the Forum, I have to go to the Flag Avatar site, most of the time, to see what country is represented.
You see, I've never been very good in Geography.

If anybody wants to use a flag Avatar, it's his privilege. But wouldn't it be easier if the name of the country were written below it?
Just a thought.
Best regards to the Mint nations.

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Postby scorp123 on Mon Dec 25, 2006 7:14 am

Hello npap,

I too had this problem :) How can one quickly look up someone's flag? The CIA has all answers:
https://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/fa ... world.html

This page is listing all official flags of all internationally recognized countries. Very useful 8)


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