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Why the flag is there a flag associated with posts?
Are we going the nationalist numbskull route?
 

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Very good input, imho.
/Which is to say "Fuck your ignorant input as well".
 

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i'm happy you don't mind recycled condom.
 

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Are you even on this plane of existence or are you just replying AI generated nonsense?
 

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Okay, new question, since you obviously didn't comprehend this before:
"Why is my nationality important for the thoughts i have on this forum?"
 

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no worries, i can jump down to your level!
 

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flagwkn@0+ membeDIKNr masosop hwijselp localize yopdsiur current body corrrordinP489ates. you mDDDDatter.
 

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It's probably something that isn't important that nobody saw as important enough to consider when the time came around.

But yeah I agree the nation of origin shouldn't be important.

But that's coming from a white male. A fucking white male. White male.
 

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I could be a trans chinese man who considers herself black and my origin of opinion should still be out of the debate.
Is there a way to turn this crap off at least?
 

elliptoid

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why do you have a username

instead of just ... a randomly assigned number at login
 

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This means Ragnar likes to use xenforo functions and add-ons.
One of them was the blood pressure meter, automatically dialing an ambulance after crossing 180/120
 

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You make the mistake of intermixing the individuality of a user, expressed maybe by their username, with the conflation of their opinion derived from their identity of national origin, which are two pairs of shoes entirely.
 

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I doubt it's a changeable feature. I think it has utility in identifying people whose first language isn't English, to make communication more understandable.
 

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You make the mistake of intermixing the individuality of a user, expressed maybe by their username, with the conflation of their opinion derived from their identity of national origin, which are two pairs of shoes entirely.
Two pairs of shoes which both go on your feet and are used for walking around in the open world.

In case it was lost on you, I'm more trying to say that if the crux argument is that opinions should be evaluated on their individual merit, notwithstanding contextual circumstances, then a nation of origin is equally as irrelevant as the individuality of the individual.
 

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We all know this is an international forum and we are intellectually mature enouth to deduct from the usage of english of a certain user to ascertain that he/she may not be a native speaker of english. We don't need the identifying flags.
 

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You also don't need the avatars, join date, or post count

All of which can influence the perception of a poster (cause ad hominem) and obfuscate the content itself.
 

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"In case it was lost on you, I'm more trying to say that if the crux argument is that opinions should be evaluated on their individual merit, notwithstanding contextual circumstances, then a nation of origin is equally as irrelevant as the individuality of the individual. "

The identifier of a person is unequal to the identifier as a person of origin so and so.
I am a person, i have my opinions and so forth, but what i am against is that by associating an individual with their nation, they somehow become representative of the nation in question. That's what i'm against. My nation is not me, and i am not my nation. Period.
 

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More evidence that anonymity is paramount

we should all be given 128 bit randomized login credentials with every new session

and use a vpn
 

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@elliptoid: apparent obscured identity guaranteed by the forum and technically consistent anonymity through encryption are not the same.
 

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@elliptoid: apparent obscured identity guaranteed by the forum and technically consistent anonymity through encryption are not the same.
really is that why I indicated one is superior to the other
 

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yeah but like you saw it, didn't you?
 

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i definitely saw it.
 

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That you are bullying instead of making arguments, yeah, i saw that.
 

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BULLYING? *GASP* ITS XXL! IT'S COMPLIMENTING!
:eek:
 

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@ washti: "yeah but like you saw it, didn't you?"

That you posted a bunch of screenshots from my old posts from back in the day when the flag shit wasn't around and slapped a flag on it post scriptum based on my current IP?
Again, i must applaud your universal understanding.
 

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Tone it down both of you.

@washti
The hostility is unwarranted. I agree with your position but your aggression is entirely uncalled for.

@Salmoneus
You aren't your flag, or your post count, or your join date.

It's just information. Once people are discriminating against each other based on that little flag, we'll reconsider. Until then, try not to melt in the sun.

I'm leaving this thread open because some people were being reasonable, but if anyone gets aggressive again they're going on holiday.
 
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it doesnt matter

its just nifty
 

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This means Ragnar likes to use xenforo functions and add-ons.
One of them was the blood pressure meter, automatically dialing an ambulance after crossing 180/120
lol

But yeah, some of the changes to the forum seems to be whims of ragnar (?) or just automatic updates which he didn't care to alter (?)

At least you weren't here the couple of days where you could pinpoint a user's exact house on a map to a stalkingly and serial murderer's accurate degree

That being said, I don't think most people here would give a shit about other people's nations (/current living place)?

I understand the concern for privacy, however. Since the information of nationality is unimportant (in topics where it is, you can inform of it if you want), I don't think it should be available. But it's not a big deal so I don't care more than privately thinking it's unnecessary. And publicly saying it in this thread.
 

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Huh, cool. I didn't notice that before. Didn't realize how many people are from Europe and some from the Pacific region.

Yeah, now I can insinuate things through people's nationality. :goat:
 

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Huh, cool. I didn't notice that before. Didn't realize how many people are from Europe and some from the Pacific region.

Yeah, now I can insinuate things through people's nationality. :goat:

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Tone it down both of you.

@washti
The hostility is unwarranted. I agree with your position but your aggression is entirely uncalled for.

@Salmoneus
You aren't your flag, or your post count, or your join date.

It's just information. Once people are discriminating against each other based on that little flag, we'll reconsider. Until then, try not to melt in the sun.

I'm leaving this thread open because some people were being reasonable, but if anyone gets aggressive again they're going on holiday.
discreetly...that is. :smirk:
 

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OP, are you by any chance participating in finding-vapid-and-insignificant-issues-to-get-salty-about Olympics?
 

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I'm going to delete the content of that post, and ask that you treat people more respectfully. You're probably joking (I hope so), but they're already upset.
 

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OP, are you by any chance participating in finding-vapid-and-insignificant-issues-to-get-salty-about Olympics?
And you are not quite steered by the very motivation you accuse others to be?
Classical case of projection? Who knows and who is there to judge?
 

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And you are not quite steered by the very motivation you accuse others to be?
Classical case of projection? Who knows and who is there to judge?
I'm gonna side with ex-user who might be an ex because s/he posted horrible porn that got hir banned back in the days but then returned to pown newer users and their opinions
 
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