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    When I go to the "Who's Online" page, why does it show a British flag next to everyone's name? My profile does not say that I am in Britain.
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    Re: Flag Icon

    I've been waiting for someone to pick-up on that.
    I think HRH Eileen considers you to still be part of the Empire.
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    Re: Flag Icon

    That's not a 'British' flag -- that's an 'English' flag (to signify the language you're using) [img]/w3timages/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    Actually, I think it's really a flagrant reminder from Eileen regarding her true roots.

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    Re: Flag Icon

    Try switching your language to French and you'll get a French flag. Is that [img]/w3timages/icons/cool.gif[/img] or what!
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    Re: Flag Icon

    Eileen: Then you need to add another language to your list - American! [img]/w3timages/icons/smile.gif[/img] I speak very little French and less British.
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    Re: Flag Icon

    Noticed that HTML is not properly processed in some cases in Flat Mode. Eg, the message preceding the one I am replying to shows semi-raw/mis-interpreted HTML instead of the signature.

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    Ok. It does not just occur in Flat mode.

    '<font face="Comic Sans MS"><big>G</big>ENE<big> O ' plus some colour embellishments

    seen instead of signature.

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    Re: Flag Icon

    Now, we Americans do speak english. It may be spelt and sounds differently than the British or Canadian or even from down under. Eileen being born a 'Brit' has chosen to use this flag. She got the same flack from SOME members over at her AmDragon site. But I SUPPORT her on her choice of flags.

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    And well, we won the war, but we didn't make up a new language...it started on the isle first even though, as Dave says, we put our own twists and turns on it [img]/w3timages/icons/hairy.gif[/img]
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    Re: Flag Icon

    Exactly! The English language stems from England - therefore of all the potential flags, the Union Jack is the most appropriate. [img]/w3timages/icons/tonguea.gif[/img]
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    Re: Flag Icon

    I've broken the signature handling. [img]/w3timages/icons/sad.gif[/img]
    I'm working on it...
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    Re: Flag Icon

    Now here you need to be careful. To some 'purists', it is the Union Flag - the title Union Jack only being permissible when it is flown on certain ships.

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    Re: Flag Icon

    Do you actually know anybody who doesn't call it the Union Lack? [img]/w3timages/icons/devil.gif[/img]
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    Re: Flag Icon

    Well, I had a suspicion someone might ask this so I did check before posting last night.
    I can't say I know her, but if you would care to take a look at the Official British Monarchy Site, one does refer to the Union Flag there.
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    Re: Flag Icon

    English is pretty much a hybrid of various languages I'd have said (Latin, French, various Germanic languages etc) - but then the Union Jack (or Flag) is a hybrid too, so it's still the best choice in my opinion!
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