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Thread: Flag Error: How long has Russia been in the European Union?

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    Default Flag Error: How long has Russia been in the European Union?

    Noticed this on the listings of a seller from Russia:

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    Why do they have the European Union flag displayed next to their location?

    I would have thought that had the potential to be quite offensive to persons proud of their country and flag.

    Europe is a lot more than the European Union. Are all non-EU countries on continental Europe lumped in under the European Union flag?

    Probably better, if you can't display the correct flags for countries, would be to ditch the flag from eBid Europe and just use a letter abbreviation like you do for all the other continental sites.
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    Default Re: How long has Russia been in the European Union?

    As I appear to be 'on a roll' today... BUMP!!!

    The EU flag is NOT the flag of Europe; it is the flag of a political body of which only some European countries are members - and even they get their own national flag in their profile. I can well imagine it would be offensive to some members as *I* would be offended if the EU flag replaced the British flag in my profile.

    I don't believe that the EU flag has any place on eBid at all. Members of non-EU European countries should get their own national flag or, if that is not possible, something nondescript - but definitely NOT the EU flag.



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    Default Re: How long has Russia been in the European Union?

    Quote Originally Posted by astral276;1699535[SIZE=3
    .... I don't believe that the EU flag has any place on eBid at all......
    It does have at least one place where it is of some use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MPS16 View Post
    It does have at least one place where it is of some use.

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    Default Re: How long has Russia been in the European Union?

    Was a simple solution at the time. Is there another flag we can use that anyone knows of that depicts the physical continent?

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    Default Re: How long has Russia been in the European Union?

    I googled 'Russia flag' and came up with this

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    Default Re: How long has Russia been in the European Union?

    Quote Originally Posted by gazza View Post
    Was a simple solution at the time. Is there another flag we can use that anyone knows of that depicts the physical continent?
    I don't believe, but am happy to be proven wrong, that their are any continental flags (apart from Antarctica but I doubt you get many members from there). Flags tend to be either national emblems or political.

    The ideal solution would be to pick up the location of a member registered via a continental site and display the correct flag for their actual location within the continent. In the example given in post #1 eBid clearly knows the members location, Russia, as it is displayed in text.

    If that solution is not possible, too simplistic, or too onerous to do for each and every possible country, then do what you do for all the other continental sites and display a two letter code, possibly Eu rather than EU, in a small 'flag sized' box.

    This link may be useful: http://flagpedia.net/continent

    Thank you for looking into the issue.
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    Default Re: How long has Russia been in the European Union?

    Regarding the Russian flag as appropriate for the whole continent is as likely to cause as much (or more) offense as using the EU flag. Many of the countries that split from the Soviet Union make Brexit look like a kids' birthday party.
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    Default Re: How long has Russia been in the European Union?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnwash1 View Post
    Regarding the Russian flag as appropriate for the whole continent is as likely to cause as much (or more) offense as using the EU flag. Many of the countries that split from the Soviet Union make Brexit look like a kids' birthday party.
    Nobody suggested using the Russian flag for the whole continent.

    Actually, Russia is a bit of an oddity as it spans two continents, Europe and Asia (Eurasia), so does not really fit into eBid's continental site layout. As most of its inhabited areas lie on the European continent though it is preferable to use that than place it and other states under the political flag of the European Union. The change eBid has made is a fair compromise. They just need to now fix the missing images issue created in the process ( https://www.ebid.net/forums/showthre...=1#post1699690 ).
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    Default Re: How long has Russia been in the European Union?

    Quote Originally Posted by astral276 View Post
    They just need to now fix the missing images issue created in the process.
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