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Bug/Error Completed Country is personal information

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions and Bugs' started by Harag, Jun 2, 2015.

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  1. Harag

    Harag Junior Engineer

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    The forum now displays the country of a member under the avatar. This is presumably done by consulting a geolocation database. Similarly to 'location' I consider 'country' to be personal information. So I expected this to be an option under "Personal Details" or "Privacy". It currently isn't.
     
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  2. DDP-158

    DDP-158 Master Engineer

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    My only concern with it is that somebody may sidetrack an argument with 'oh you're from x country, no wonder'. Basically bringing nationality stereotypes/hate into the argument.
     
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  3. KissSh0t

    KissSh0t Master Engineer

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    I also see this as a privacy concern, on the Guru3D forums for instance we have the choice to give our location IF WE CHOSE TOO...

    I do not particularly want my country of origin displayed for others to see.
     
  4. Arcturus

    Arcturus Senior Engineer

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    I would prefer to not display the country.
     
  5. CptTwinkie

    CptTwinkie Master Engineer

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    @DrVagax Is it possible the flag is ignoring privacy settings? I have seen a user with no flag so I assume if there is no information then there is no flag. However I see users who don't seem to be sharing their location info but have flags displayed anyway.
     
  6. SilentSymphony

    SilentSymphony Apprentice Engineer

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    Personally it does not bother me, However I do know a handful of people that have legitimate reasons for not wanting it to be broadcasted, In particular people who are overseas a lot for business and work or in the military.
     
  7. DrVagax

    DrVagax Administrator

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    I will write a script that allows you to hide your country. Be patient.
     
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  8. DrVagax

    DrVagax Administrator

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    Could you also be so kind to take matters like this to a personal conversation? It looks rather odd to scroll around and to see these @DrVagax reports everywhere which are written like its a private message. :confused:
     
  9. DrVagax

    DrVagax Administrator

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    You are now able to hide your flag.
     
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  10. Harag

    Harag Junior Engineer

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    Maybe I'm blind, but where?
     
  11. KissSh0t

    KissSh0t Master Engineer

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    On the privacy tab

    View the flag for the country you are in
     
  12. DDP-158

    DDP-158 Master Engineer

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    On a side note I believe flags does have one upside. I learned the other day that some of the bots were from Pakistan. Would never have guessed that.
     
  13. Harag

    Harag Junior Engineer

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    Thank you for implementing this, by the way :)
     
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