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Using Full Location Names Instead of Abbreviations

Posted 24 September 2009 - 11:16 PM

Location abbreviations do not appear directly under our avatar. We see them when we hover onto the flag. That means their is no space/alignment problem in there. Why doesn't this forum use full location names instead of two letter abbreviations? That will just prevent unwanted confusions.
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Re: Using Full Location Names Instead of Abbreviations

Posted 25 September 2009 - 06:27 AM

OR, and stay with me on this one, you could use, say, the internet to find out what country that is.
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Re: Using Full Location Names Instead of Abbreviations

Posted 25 September 2009 - 09:14 PM

Why lengthen up the process just for nothing?
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Re: Using Full Location Names Instead of Abbreviations

Posted 26 September 2009 - 07:14 AM

Well if its for nothing why are you so concerned about it?

Your flag says PK. Now, if i didn't immediately know what that was, I could use context clues (such as symbols on the flag) to get an immediate geographical location to search. Anyone with a high school diploma should know 95% of the flags on here.
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Re: Using Full Location Names Instead of Abbreviations

Posted 26 September 2009 - 07:23 AM

The following search: http://www.google.co...y+abbreviations

Yielded this a the second result: http://www.worldatla...as/ctycodes.htm

Perhaps is a subtle IQ test... :P
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Re: Using Full Location Names Instead of Abbreviations

Posted 26 September 2009 - 07:25 AM

Firefox didn't care for the first site baavgai, reported as an attack site for some reason.


edit: Maybe it's one of those ads.

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Re: Using Full Location Names Instead of Abbreviations

Posted 26 September 2009 - 08:04 PM

knowing which countries other users are from doesnt even matter, unless you are a racist :P
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Re: Using Full Location Names Instead of Abbreviations

Posted 27 September 2009 - 01:37 AM

mostyfriedman, not true. What about if you want to know their time zone, for some reason. How else are you going to know?
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Re: Using Full Location Names Instead of Abbreviations

Posted 27 September 2009 - 02:17 AM

View Postmostyfriedman, on 26 Sep, 2009 - 09:04 PM, said:

knowing which countries other users are from doesnt even matter, unless you are a racist :P


Actually, I think it's interesting. Sometimes it provides context.

If you don't want to put nationality down, you don't. I actually left mine blank for some time. Then I got into some discussion about the US and it seemed disingenuous not to declare where I was from.

If you're inclined to be xenophobic, you probably don't need more than "that's not my flag" to do it.
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Re: Using Full Location Names Instead of Abbreviations

Posted 27 September 2009 - 08:51 AM

View Postfirebolt, on 27 Sep, 2009 - 12:37 AM, said:

mostyfriedman, not true. What about if you want to know their time zone, for some reason. How else are you going to know?


may not be true with you but with others it may be
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Re: Using Full Location Names Instead of Abbreviations

Posted 27 September 2009 - 09:43 AM

It can explain HORRIBLE English. Which can be good, its better then just being an AOL tard.

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Re: Using Full Location Names Instead of Abbreviations

Posted 27 September 2009 - 10:55 AM

View PostKYA, on 27 Sep, 2009 - 08:43 AM, said:

It can explain HORRIBLE English. Which camn be good, its better then just being an AOL tard.


exactly :P
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Re: Using Full Location Names Instead of Abbreviations

Posted 27 September 2009 - 12:57 PM

Fixed. Missing typos is not what I was referring to.
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Re: Using Full Location Names Instead of Abbreviations

Posted 27 September 2009 - 01:10 PM

i know i was just being annoying
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Re: Using Full Location Names Instead of Abbreviations

Posted 28 September 2009 - 01:50 AM

Note to self: change flag to another country then I can finally dump spell check
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