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  • Flags and unit insignia

    I've been asked on more than one occasion (recently) what happened to the unit insignia that used to be displayed on the forum. Here is the answer.

    I can display two images on the forum for each user with the default software. One is an avatar, which is currently being used for individual "user images", and the other is a rank. We currently have the software set up with only one "rank." The rank in this case is the flag and is assigned based on which usergroup the person is a member of and has set to be displayed. The reputation feature can also display an image, but it is currently turned off.

    There are several possible combinations here. We could bring back the real rank insignia and have them displayed as reputations. The problem here is that new members of Warfare HQ also get confused about the ranks on the forum and the ranks on the ladder. Most new people just don't understand that the ladders and the forums really have nothing to do with one another. Another thing that often confuses new users is the user images. People don't understand why a member chooses to use one user image on the ladder and another on the forum. Some users even make the mistake of using a different user name! That really gets confusing, even for me.

    The Warfare HQ staff are exploring the possibility of linking the ladders to the forum. The advantage would be obvious: it would enable the member to update their email on the forum, which would automatically update the ladder as well. Same for the other user information that is common between the ladder and forum. This will take some work and we are still exploring it. We'll let you know how it turns out.

    The flags are currently being displayed where the unit insignia used to be. I can't display both. I know that some people really liked the unit insignia while others prefer to know where the poster is from. The advatage of using the unit insignia is that the poster's location is displayed as a text item anyway, so it's really a matter of personal preference. I'll go with what you guys decide.

    Flags vs. unit insignia.
    29
    Flags
    58.62%
    17
    Unit insignia
    13.79%
    4
    I like both. Whatever.
    27.59%
    8
    Editor-in-Chief
    GameSquad.com

  • #2
    I voted flags, mainly because I am used to them now, but anything goes provided I do not have to show a real picture of me .
    Thanks for all the good work on the forums and behind the scenes.
    Nemo

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Don Maddox
      There are several possible combinations here. We could bring back the real rank insignia and have them displayed as reputations
      This option sounds fine to me.

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      • #4
        I prefer the flags.

        LaPalice.
        Monsieur de La Palice est mort
        Mort devant Pavie.
        Un quart d'heure avant sa mort
        Il était encore en vie...

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        • #5
          I voted for I like both, though some may feel a little more attached to their countries flag as to some unit insignia.
          "A platoon of Chinese tanks viciously attacked a Soviet harvester,
          which was peacefully working a field near the Soviet-Chinese border.
          The harvester returned fire and upon destroying the enemy
          returned to its home base."

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          • #6
            yup flags are better...
            French Soldier: You don't frighten us, English pig dogs. Go and boil your bottoms, you sons of a silly person. I blow my nose at you, so-called "Arthur King," you and all your silly English K-nig-hts.

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            • #7
              I hope that it works out that you can link the ladder and forums. That will make things a little less confusing. I've only ever seen this site with the flags so I don't know about the unit insignias.

              Thanks for looking!!

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              • #8
                I voted Flags, as a lot of the discussions on here get political/idealogical and it helps to know the nationality of a poster - in that sort of discussion as the US and the EU have different definitions when it comes to these subjects.
                "Teamwork is essential - it gives the Enemy someone else to shoot at"

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                • #9
                  Well, flags do have one other advantage--it doesn't require any effort on my part!
                  Editor-in-Chief
                  GameSquad.com

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                  • #10
                    I think, unit insignia would be nice.
                    Maj. Reismann: "Kill every officer in sight!"
                    soldier: "Ours or theirs?"

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                    • #11
                      same for unit insigna, no need for work, rip em of the net. [well maybe a little]
                      French Soldier: You don't frighten us, English pig dogs. Go and boil your bottoms, you sons of a silly person. I blow my nose at you, so-called "Arthur King," you and all your silly English K-nig-hts.

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                      • #12
                        having been away for couples of days...

                        Anyway, I think:
                        1. I like flags and it is simple.
                        2. I like the idea of linking forums with ladders. The different Usernames and Images are truly confusing. I have been through the difficulties to figure out who is who many times.
                        Attn to ALL my opponents:

                        If you sent me your turn and after 24 hours, you still did not get anything from me, please be sure to post in the forum to ask for what is going on.

                        Remember, I ALWAYS reply within 24 hours, even if I do NOT have time to play my turn, in which case I will at least send you email to tell you that I will have to play it later, but I DO receive your turn.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ER_Chaser
                          having been away for couples of days...

                          Anyway, I think:
                          1. I like flags and it is simple.
                          2. I like the idea of linking forums with ladders. The different Usernames and Images are truly confusing. I have been through the difficulties to figure out who is who many times.
                          ER in old style color your signature is unreadable

                          Der Wanderblind
                          The Best weapon ever:a good Joke. The Best shield ever: Humour
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by jlbetin
                            ER in old style color your signature is unreadable

                            Der Wanderblind
                            oh.... did not notice ... I will try.. thx for the headup..
                            Attn to ALL my opponents:

                            If you sent me your turn and after 24 hours, you still did not get anything from me, please be sure to post in the forum to ask for what is going on.

                            Remember, I ALWAYS reply within 24 hours, even if I do NOT have time to play my turn, in which case I will at least send you email to tell you that I will have to play it later, but I DO receive your turn.

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                            • #15
                              hmm... ugly... but is it better to see now?
                              Attn to ALL my opponents:

                              If you sent me your turn and after 24 hours, you still did not get anything from me, please be sure to post in the forum to ask for what is going on.

                              Remember, I ALWAYS reply within 24 hours, even if I do NOT have time to play my turn, in which case I will at least send you email to tell you that I will have to play it later, but I DO receive your turn.

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