Trading forum country flag suggestion.

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by epicelite, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. epicelite
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    epicelite Equal opportunity ass kicker.

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    How about every thread in the trading forum has a flag next to it for whatever country the original poster is in. :3

    That way you won't get excited for some deal only to find out the are half way across the planet. [​IMG]
     


  2. ProtoKun7

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    As long as the country they select is accurate [​IMG]
     
  3. dice

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    Sounds like a good idea to me.
     
  4. Hatsu

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  5. Elritha

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    Sounds like a good idea. Either that you could require people to include what region they are from in the topic title.
     
  6. ProtoKun7

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    Instead of being derived from the country flag in the poster's sidebar, are you wanting this to be selectable on the first post? That way it'll be double confirmation, rather than displaying a default flag that they haven't bothered changing.
     
  7. epicelite
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    Problem is nobody would bother selecting anything unless they were forced to, then they might just click one at random.
     
  8. ZeWarrior

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    Its a good idea, but I think most members here are incapable of doing such simple task, and like said above, would just chose any random flag.
     
  9. ProtoKun7

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    Well, they could always get a warning if they choose the wrong flag [​IMG]

    Might be harsh the first time, maybe after a second time or something.

    Or threat of a warning as a deterrent.
     
  10. Destructobot

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    Providing false information in the trading forum should get you a suspension at least, as well as enough warning to make the trading forum inaccessible.
     
  11. Raika

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    This seems like a good idea, but what if someone is able to ship to several different countries? [​IMG]
     
  12. WildWon

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    Well, that could be cool, but it seems a bit more problems than it's worth. I mean, each member DOES have the flag next to their name... and it's not like there's a flood 100 new trades posted each day, so you're not having to wade through tons of them regularly.

    But, i'm not at the forefront of helpful changes to this site, i just talk a lot of shit and have a blue name [​IMG]
    Oh, and i can delete stuff. WIN!

    I fully agree with this statement.
     
  13. tj_cool

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    Sounds like a good idea to me
    Maybe you should make a poll for this

    although I don't even use it myself [​IMG]
     
  14. Raika

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    I don't think a poll is necessary, since all (if not then most) of the posters here agree with the idea. And some joker's gonna vote "No" for the lulz anyway. [​IMG]
     
  15. Destructobot

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    That's fine. Anyone that is willing to buy or sell internationally is welcome to look at their posts.


    As for how this should be implemented, there should be a drop box with every country in it, and you shouldn't be able to start a new trading area topic without selecting the country the item will be shipped from (or to, in the case of the WTB section).
     
  16. Raika

    Raika uguu

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    How about for the topics that can ship internationally use a Globe icon instead of a flag?
     
  17. ZeWarrior

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    That would also be good Raika.
     
  18. Destructobot

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    Yes, but then you have for example Russians living in Uruguay that choose the Russian flag because that's how they identify themselves, or people that live in one country, but happen to be in another country when they need to buy or sell something. The country listed in the trading forum should be separate from the country selected in the user's profile.
     
  19. Elritha

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    There's also the matter of customs and excise when you ship internationally. You could be hit by a sizeable amount if the item is somewhat expensive.
     
  20. Hadrian

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    I'm all for this idea.