Hey theres hundreds of thousands people calling it “home” and surely some of them also play go!
Also totally offtopic, but since i already mentioned how ugly US state flags are - in case you thought i was joking - just look at this monstrosities and imagine how horrible these would look when minimized to 32x32 pixels…
Why stop with cities? Reformed members of the Arlington gang might want to represent Arlington County, or even their neighborhood (Arna Valley). Devoted hikers might want to identify with their favorite mountain, such as the popular Old Rag, and fans of the Scarecrow (aka Dr. Syn) might want Romney Marsh.
Please, no. It would only be a matter of time before we would start seeing divisive, offensive or hateful content such as that which can already be found on some people’s profile pages. The way it works at present is fine. Symbols and flags need review and approval by the OGS team.
True, but people can already choose their avatar freely. Flags are probably best used for “tribes”, not for very personal things. There should perhaps be some minimum number of votes or requests before a new flag is added.
I’m afraid you missed the sarcasm. I was engaging in reductio ad absurdum. Admittedly, such rhetorical games are dangerous since we live in a time in which satire is dead, as G.K. Chesterton noted a hundred years ago. So I will take half responsibility, while the other half goes to these benighted times.
Apparently some members already see the Tibetan flag as intrusive. Why is it ok for the Tibetan players to have their own flag but not ok for people from other parts of China? Not to mention the Ukrainian pseudo republics, which are de facto “independent”. I don’t see a clear line here.