[Design-team] Use of flags (was Re: Wiki page for country)
Fabian A. Scherschel
fab at sixgun.org
Wed Jul 21 15:29:16 UTC 2010
OK, speaking as a student of political science here... Isn't there the exact
same issue with country names? And yet we use those...
Or am I missing something?
On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 5:07 PM, Stephen John Smoogen <smooge at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 01:36, Fabian A. Scherschel <fab at sixgun.org>
> > I think flags are great, very visual and immediately understandable. As
> > controversial, you can find dissenting opinions on everything you do if
> > audience is big enough. We can't cater to *everybody* and the vast
> > of flags are actually quite "safe", IMO.
> > Fab
> It is the not safe ones and the semi-safe ones that seem to cause the
> most energy/time lost. China/Taiwain, various Sri Lanka and Cyprus
> ones.. I think have all caused issues. I also believe there was a
> problem where certain flags may only be presented in some format or
> would cause legal issues (or where the display of another flag would
> cause issues to people inside of one territory or another).
> So yes flags are nice symbolic things that tell people what they are
> getting. They can also be a major problem at times due to that exact
> reason. I would say that for 80% of the flags you are going to be
> mostly ok. Its that 20% that you will need to either avoid and find
> something else.
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