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Out-of-date flags need admin review / replacement

Postby Mostrov » Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:18 am

The flag of Russia in the default flag list seems to rather glow in comparison to the actual colours used.

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On the topic of flags, the flag of Mauritania is also outdated as it lacks the red bars.

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Postby Mathuvan Union » Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:09 am

Jumping on to this, can we mark the 'Default' flag as the 'Australian Aboriginal' flag, because there are a few Aborigines on this site, I certainly can't speak for them, but speaking for myself, It deserves recognition if it is on the database
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Postby Mathuvan Union » Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:04 am

/bump?
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Postby Mathuvan Union » Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:53 pm

48-ish hour bump sorry
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Postby Romextly » Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:01 pm

Hey math. Long time no see
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Postby Mathuvan Union » Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:29 pm

Romextly wrote:Hey math. Long time no see

hello, but can I get any admin or mod input on either issue?
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Postby Frisbeeteria » Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:44 pm

Mathuvan Union wrote:mod input

Nothing we can touch. It'll have to be an admin, and I suspect a general flag review would probably be required. That's gonna take some time ... and it's probably not a high priority.

I'll adjust the thread title to make it more likely to attract the right attention.

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Postby Mathuvan Union » Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:11 pm

Frisbeeteria wrote:
Mathuvan Union wrote:mod input

Nothing we can touch. It'll have to be an admin, and I suspect a general flag review would probably be required. That's gonna take some time ... and it's probably not a high priority.

I'll adjust the thread title to make it more likely to attract the right attention.

I see...
I’ve been questioning the Aborigine flag thing for a while
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Postby Mostrov » Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:29 am

A quick addition: All other flags are correct. Macedonia should be corrected to North Macedonia; an easier fix. There are so many regional flags, which I find curious. Would you consider adding United States state flags?

Finally, out of curiosity does anyone have statistics on which flags are used the least. I feel the temptation to create a nation with a flag used by no-one from some particularly obscure nation.

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Postby Trotterdam » Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:26 am

Mostrov wrote:Finally, out of curiosity does anyone have statistics on which flags are used the least. I feel the temptation to create a nation with a flag used by no-one from some particularly obscure nation.
You could probably figure this out from the daily data dump.

In fact, I have some time to kill. Let me see if I can do it.

...Yeah, here.

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wget https://www.nationstates.net/pages/nations.xml.gz
gunzip nations.xml.gz
grep '^<FLAG>' nations.xml | grep -v '/uploads/' | grep -v '\.jpg<' | sort | uniq -c | sort -nr
gives (with one line that I manually deleted because it obviously didn't belong):
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  41136 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Default.png</FLAG>
   2024 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/United_States_of_America.png</FLAG>
   1037 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Iceland.png</FLAG>
    958 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Greece.png</FLAG>
    898 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Chuuk.png</FLAG>
    799 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/United_Kingdom.png</FLAG>
    784 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Yap.png</FLAG>
    678 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Germany.png</FLAG>
    619 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Aaland_Islands.png</FLAG>
    579 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Wales.png</FLAG>
    578 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Canada.png</FLAG>
    565 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/North_Korea.png</FLAG>
    543 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Europe.png</FLAG>
    542 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Albania.png</FLAG>
    531 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Japan.png</FLAG>
    515 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Russia.png</FLAG>
    513 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/France.png</FLAG>
    511 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Denmark.png</FLAG>
    487 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Vatican_City.png</FLAG>
    469 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Isle_of_Man.png</FLAG>
    451 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Scotland.png</FLAG>
    451 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/China.png</FLAG>
    436 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Australia.png</FLAG>
    425 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Christmas_Island.png</FLAG>
    422 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Vietnam.png</FLAG>
    413 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/England.png</FLAG>
    408 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Sovereign_Military_Order_of_Malta.png</FLAG>
    395 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Finland.png</FLAG>
    393 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Hong_Kong.png</FLAG>
    392 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Curacao.png</FLAG>
    391 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Brazil.png</FLAG>
    385 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Czech_Republic.png</FLAG>
    378 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Italy.png</FLAG>
    377 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Federated_States_of_Micronesia.png</FLAG>
    369 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Norway.png</FLAG>
    366 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Norfolk_Island.png</FLAG>
    362 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Sweden.png</FLAG>
    362 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Ireland.png</FLAG>
    359 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Macau.png</FLAG>
    354 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Valencian_Community.png</FLAG>
    350 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Ceuta.png</FLAG>
    349 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Extremadura.png</FLAG>
    348 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Gambier_Islands.png</FLAG>
    345 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Kiribati.png</FLAG>
    345 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/India.png</FLAG>
    337 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Azores.png</FLAG>
    336 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Switzerland.png</FLAG>
    336 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Sealand.png</FLAG>
    329 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Cuba.png</FLAG>
    327 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Bhutan.png</FLAG>
    318 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Estonia.png</FLAG>
    318 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Austria.png</FLAG>
    316 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Netherlands.png</FLAG>
    316 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo.png</FLAG>
    314 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Guernsey.png</FLAG>
    309 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Israel.png</FLAG>
    308 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Seychelles.png</FLAG>
    308 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Indonesia.png</FLAG>
    301 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Somalia.png</FLAG>
    293 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Alderney.png</FLAG>
    291 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/East_Timor.png</FLAG>
    290 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Egypt.png</FLAG>
    289 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Philippines.png</FLAG>
    287 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Bahamas.png</FLAG>
    286 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Greenland.png</FLAG>
    282 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Djibouti.png</FLAG>
    281 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Argentina.png</FLAG>
    279 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Poland.png</FLAG>
    275 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Galicia.png</FLAG>
    273 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Angola.png</FLAG>
    272 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Cyprus.png</FLAG>
    270 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/United_States_Virgin_Islands.png</FLAG>
    270 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Singapore.png</FLAG>
    269 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Jamaica.png</FLAG>
    265 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Faroe_Islands.png</FLAG>
    260 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Macedonia.png</FLAG>
    258 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Mexico.png</FLAG>
    254 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Tuamotu_Archipelago.png</FLAG>
    251 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Saba.png</FLAG>
    251 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Marshall_Islands.png</FLAG>
    251 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Croatia.png</FLAG>
    251 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Basque_Country.png</FLAG>
    247 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Georgia.png</FLAG>
    245 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Turkey.png</FLAG>
    245 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/New_Zealand.png</FLAG>
    240 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Rapa_Nui.png</FLAG>
    240 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Madrid.png</FLAG>
    237 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Saint-Pierre_and_Miquelon.png</FLAG>
    237 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Costa_Rica.png</FLAG>
    233 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Saint_Lucia.png</FLAG>
    233 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Azerbaijan.png</FLAG>
    231 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Mongolia.png</FLAG>
    231 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Luxembourg.png</FLAG>
    230 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Castile_and_Leon.png</FLAG>
    228 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Catalonia.png</FLAG>
    228 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/American_Samoa.png</FLAG>
    227 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Ukraine.png</FLAG>
    227 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Comoros.png</FLAG>
    226 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/South_Korea.png</FLAG>
    226 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Palau.png</FLAG>
    226 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Gibraltar.png</FLAG>
    226 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Barbados.png</FLAG>
    225 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Kazakhstan.png</FLAG>
    224 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Trinidad_and_Tobago.png</FLAG>
    224 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Chad.png</FLAG>
    224 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Asturias.png</FLAG>
    223 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/La_Rioja.png</FLAG>
    221 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Tibet.png</FLAG>
    221 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Austral_Islands.png</FLAG>
    220 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/San_Marino.png</FLAG>
    220 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Ecuador.png</FLAG>
    220 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Cocos_Islands.png</FLAG>
    220 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Cape_Verde.png</FLAG>
    220 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Bonaire.png</FLAG>
    218 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Zimbabwe.png</FLAG>
    218 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Liechtenstein.png</FLAG>
    218 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Andalusia.png</FLAG>
    216 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Cook_Islands.png</FLAG>
    216 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Chile.png</FLAG>
    215 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Northern_Mariana_Islands.png</FLAG>
    214 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Cote_d'Ivoire.png</FLAG>
    213 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Yemen.png</FLAG>
    211 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Sint_Eustatius.png</FLAG>
    211 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Portugal.png</FLAG>
    211 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Paraguay.png</FLAG>
    211 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Montenegro.png</FLAG>
    210 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Sark.png</FLAG>
    210 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Melilla.png</FLAG>
    210 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Antigua_and_Barbuda.png</FLAG>
    208 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Kyrgyzstan.png</FLAG>
    208 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Dominica.png</FLAG>
    206 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/West_Papua.png</FLAG>
    206 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Spain.png</FLAG>
    205 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Serbia.png</FLAG>
    204 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Lithuania.png</FLAG>
    203 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Latvia.png</FLAG>
    201 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Republic_of_China.png</FLAG>
    201 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Lebanon.png</FLAG>
    201 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Belgium.png</FLAG>
    200 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Zanzibar.png</FLAG>
    200 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Sierra_Leone.png</FLAG>
    200 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Murcia.png</FLAG>
    200 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Canary_Islands.png</FLAG>
    200 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/British_Virgin_Islands.png</FLAG>
    199 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Marquesas_Islands.png</FLAG>
    199 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/French_Polynesia.png</FLAG>
    198 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Herm.png</FLAG>
    197 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Cantabria.png</FLAG>
    196 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Nauru.png</FLAG>
    196 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Madeira.png</FLAG>
    196 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Colombia.png</FLAG>
    195 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Uruguay.png</FLAG>
    195 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Romania.png</FLAG>
    195 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Navarre.png</FLAG>
    195 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Castilla-La_Mancha.png</FLAG>
    195 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Armenia.png</FLAG>
    194 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/South_Africa.png</FLAG>
    194 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Saint_Vincent_and_the_Grenadines.png</FLAG>
    194 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Peru.png</FLAG>
    194 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Central_African_Republic.png</FLAG>
    193 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Panama.png</FLAG>
    193 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Dominican_Republic.png</FLAG>
    193 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Botswana.png</FLAG>
    193 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Aruba.png</FLAG>
    192 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Mauritania.png</FLAG>
    192 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Lesotho.png</FLAG>
    192 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Aragon.png</FLAG>
    191 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Jersey.png</FLAG>
    191 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Bulgaria.png</FLAG>
    191 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Balearic_Islands.png</FLAG>
    190 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Iran.png</FLAG>
    190 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Guinea.png</FLAG>
    190 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Fiji.png</FLAG>
    190 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Falkland_Islands.png</FLAG>
    189 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Saint_Helena.png</FLAG>
    189 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Belize.png</FLAG>
    187 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Swaziland.png</FLAG>
    187 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Malawi.png</FLAG>
    187 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Guinea-Bissau.png</FLAG>
    185 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Niger.png</FLAG>
    185 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Guatemala.png</FLAG>
    185 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/British_Indian_Ocean_Territory.png</FLAG>
    184 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Iraq.png</FLAG>
    184 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Gabon.png</FLAG>
    184 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Bosnia_and_Herzegovina.png</FLAG>
    184 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Bangladesh.png</FLAG>
    183 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Cameroon.png</FLAG>
    183 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/British_Antarctic_Territory.png</FLAG>
    183 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Algeria.png</FLAG>
    182 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Rwanda.png</FLAG>
    182 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Anguilla.png</FLAG>
    181 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Slovenia.png</FLAG>
    181 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/New_Caledonia.png</FLAG>
    180 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Sudan.png</FLAG>
    180 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Kuwait.png</FLAG>
    180 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Jordan.png</FLAG>
    180 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Haiti.png</FLAG>
    180 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Ethiopia.png</FLAG>
    180 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Cambodia.png</FLAG>
    180 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Benin.png</FLAG>
    179 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Tonga.png</FLAG>
    179 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Palestine.png</FLAG>
    179 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Mozambique.png</FLAG>
    179 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Mali.png</FLAG>
    178 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Uzbekistan.png</FLAG>
    178 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Tuvalu.png</FLAG>
    178 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/People's_Republic_of_China.png</FLAG>
    178 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Laos.png</FLAG>
    177 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Samoa.png</FLAG>
    177 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Myanmar.png</FLAG>
    177 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Bermuda.png</FLAG>
    176 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Togo.png</FLAG>
    176 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Oman.png</FLAG>
    176 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Kenya.png</FLAG>
    176 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Equatorial_Guinea.png</FLAG>
    176 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Bolivia.png</FLAG>
    175 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Suriname.png</FLAG>
    175 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Saint_Kitts_and_Nevis.png</FLAG>
    175 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Pakistan.png</FLAG>
    175 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Mauritius.png</FLAG>
    175 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Gambia.png</FLAG>
    175 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Cayman_Islands.png</FLAG>
    174 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Tunisia.png</FLAG>
    174 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Tajikistan.png</FLAG>
    173 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/United_Arab_Emirates.png</FLAG>
    173 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Tristan_da_Cunha.png</FLAG>
    173 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Senegal.png</FLAG>
    173 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Puerto_Rico.png</FLAG>
    173 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Papua_New_Guinea.png</FLAG>
    173 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Nepal.png</FLAG>
    173 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Moldova.png</FLAG>
    173 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Bahrain.png</FLAG>
    172 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Sao_Tome_and_Principe.png</FLAG>
    172 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Andorra.png</FLAG>
    171 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Slovakia.png</FLAG>
    171 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Republic_of_the_Congo.png</FLAG>
    171 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Niue.png</FLAG>
    171 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Namibia.png</FLAG>
    171 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Montserrat.png</FLAG>
    171 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Grenada.png</FLAG>
    170 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Zambia.png</FLAG>
    170 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Malaysia.png</FLAG>
    170 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Madagascar.png</FLAG>
    170 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Honduras.png</FLAG>
    170 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Guam.png</FLAG>
    169 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Turks_and_Caicos_Islands.png</FLAG>
    169 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Thailand.png</FLAG>
    169 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/South_Sudan.png</FLAG>
    169 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Sint_Maarten.png</FLAG>
    169 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Qatar.png</FLAG>
    169 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Hungary.png</FLAG>
    169 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Guyana.png</FLAG>
    168 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Syria.png</FLAG>
    168 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Saudi_Arabia.png</FLAG>
    168 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Maldives.png</FLAG>
    167 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Vanuatu.png</FLAG>
    167 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Tokelau.png</FLAG>
    167 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Eritrea.png</FLAG>
    167 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/El_Salvador.png</FLAG>
    166 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Pitcairn_Islands.png</FLAG>
    166 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Malta.png</FLAG>
    166 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Libya.png</FLAG>
    166 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Liberia.png</FLAG>
    165 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Solomon_Islands.png</FLAG>
    165 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Belarus.png</FLAG>
    163 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Venezuela.png</FLAG>
    163 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Morocco.png</FLAG>
    163 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Ghana.png</FLAG>
    161 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Turkmenistan.png</FLAG>
    161 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Kosovo.png</FLAG>
    160 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Monaco.png</FLAG>
    159 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Sri_Lanka.png</FLAG>
    159 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Burundi.png</FLAG>
    159 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Brunei.png</FLAG>
    158 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Nicaragua.png</FLAG>
    156 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Tanzania.png</FLAG>
    154 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Burkina_Faso.png</FLAG>
    153 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Uganda.png</FLAG>
    152 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Nigeria.png</FLAG>
    147 <FLAG>https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Afghanistan.png</FLAG>
I think that leaves Afghanistan as the winner for your new nation idea :) I guess they're not too popular since 2001.

Note that a lot of nations are still using old images that are no longer accessible without URL manipulation, mostly due to inertia. I don't feel like doing a thorough cross-comparison with the actual selection box on the settings page, but I know that all current flags are .png rather than .jpg, that's why I filtered the latter out. I was going to give the list both with and without them, but I got "Your message contains 68579 characters. The maximum number of allowed characters is 60000.", and I didn't feel it was worth double-posting for. Oh well.

There's definitely some glitches left in the list, like "China.png" and "People's_Republic_of_China.png" being the exact same flag, but I'm not going to comb for those. They're more relevant to the most-used than least-used flags, which is what you were interested in.

The frequently-used flags have some surprises too. What the heck is a Chuuk? One of the four states of the Federated States of Micronesia, apparently. Wow, we have a flag for that!? I guess most players probably chose it because they liked the appearance of the flag rather than because they care about where it's from.

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Postby Merni » Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:59 am

Hmm, Micronesian states appear to be hugely overrepresented in NS flags -- Yap is one, too.
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Postby Trotterdam » Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:29 am

For what it's worth, 400 of the Chuuk nations are obvious puppets of the same player. Disqualifying them would still leave it in the top 20.

Yap has only 28 obvious puppets (says nothing about non-obvious ones), but the same player also has 33 Chuuk puppets (actually not counted in the 400 above, I think they're two different puppetmasters), and it seems similar numbers of every other flag too.

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Thanks for this. I've replaced Russia and Mauritania flags, although this may not show up to individual users for a while due to various layers of image caching.

Also renamed Macedonia to North Macedonia due to Prespa Agreement.

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Mostrov wrote:There are so many regional flags, which I find curious. Would you consider adding United States state flags?

The historical idea was to include all notable national flags as well as some that might not belong to fully-fledged countries but are visually interesting. It would be difficult to add US state flags without overwhelming the list, since there are a lot of them... this would probably require an overhaul of the flag picker UI.

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Postby The Unified Missourtama States » Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:36 pm

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Mostrov wrote:There are so many regional flags, which I find curious. Would you consider adding United States state flags?

The historical idea was to include all notable national flags as well as some that might not belong to fully-fledged countries but are visually interesting. It would be difficult to add US state flags without overwhelming the list, since there are a lot of them... this would probably require an overhaul of the flag picker UI.

Not to mention Georgia or Georgia :p
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Postby Holland DS6 » Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:03 pm

Instead of adding the US states, prohaps just a few known/iocnic US flags in history, such as the 13 stars US flag and a few others that were the current design for a while in history, then it would be a lot smaller of a number of flags added. I also thought about the flags of the 13 colonies themselves, but it would be a little unfair not to include the 37 other states
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Postby Trotterdam » Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:19 pm

[violet] wrote:The historical idea was to include all notable national flags as well as some that might not belong to fully-fledged countries but are visually interesting. It would be difficult to add US state flags without overwhelming the list, since there are a lot of them... this would probably require an overhaul of the flag picker UI.
I would recommend changing the sorting so that provincial flags are listed as sub-items under their owning nations.

Also "Default", if it's still called that, should be the first item on the list, rather than sorted under D.

Here's a very basic mockup of what I mean:
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<select>
<option>Default</option>
<option>Nation 1</option>
<option>Nation 2</option>
<optgroup>
<option>Province 2a</option>
<option>Province 2b</option>
</optgroup>
<option>Nation 3</option>
</select>


Holland DS6 wrote:Instead of adding the US states, prohaps just a few known/iocnic US flags in history, such as the 13 stars US flag and a few others that were the current design for a while in history, then it would be a lot smaller of a number of flags added. I also thought about the flags of the 13 colonies themselves, but it would be a little unfair not to include the 37 other states
Adding historical flags would open a whole new set of complications. The current policy has been to remove old flags when the nation changes to a new one (like what this very thread is about!), and there's some pretty famous historical flags that aren't on the list, such as the Soviet Union.

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Postby Mostrov » Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:42 am

Trotterdam wrote:I think that leaves Afghanistan as the winner for your new nation idea :) I guess they're not too popular since 2001.

From a vexillogical perspective, the current Afghanistan flag is not too obscure; I was expecting something like Equatorial Guinea. On the topic of Afghanistani flags, the current flag is quite common in real life. The winner probably goes to the flag of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, which having no UN recognition or representation was never flown (or seems to have existed beyond this single physical copy) save for on the single occasion of when they established an 'embassy' in Qatar. I cannot verify it having ever existed at any point in time prior to then in an official capacity, though sources differ, (though it has recently reappeared in protests in Afghanistan). Sadly I don't think I can post it images of it or use it as it is prohibited as a terrorist symbol in several nations.

[violet] wrote:Thanks for this. I've replaced Russia and Mauritania flags, although this may not show up to individual users for a while due to various layers of image caching.

Also renamed Macedonia to North Macedonia due to Prespa Agreement.

Thank you very much, it is nice to be making some small contribution after a decade.

[violet] wrote:The historical idea was to include all notable national flags as well as some that might not belong to fully-fledged countries but are visually interesting. It would be difficult to add US state flags without overwhelming the list, since there are a lot of them... this would probably require an overhaul of the flag picker UI.

It seems very odd to me that there is a preponderance of Spanish regional flags when the majority of users, at a guess, come from America.

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Mostrov wrote:It seems very odd to me that there is a preponderance of Spanish regional flags when the majority of users, at a guess, come from America.

Not to mention Micronesian states...
I think the problem with US states is that if you add one you'd have to add all fifty, and a great number of them are just boring. And that's before you even consider the effect of adding another fifty options to what's already a very long drop-down list.
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Postby Mathuvan Union » Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:58 am

[violet] wrote:
Mostrov wrote:There are so many regional flags, which I find curious. Would you consider adding United States state flags?

The historical idea was to include all notable national flags as well as some that might not belong to fully-fledged countries but are visually interesting. It would be difficult to add US state flags without overwhelming the list, since there are a lot of them... this would probably require an overhaul of the flag picker UI.

wait, is this a no to the Aborigine flag?
Merni wrote:
Mostrov wrote:It seems very odd to me that there is a preponderance of Spanish regional flags when the majority of users, at a guess, come from America.

Not to mention Micronesian states...
I think the problem with US states is that if you add one you'd have to add all fifty, and a great number of them are just boring. And that's before you even consider the effect of adding another fifty options to what's already a very long drop-down list.

I feel they can fall under the banner of other countries, like the federated states of micronesia and australia and the like.
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A pride flag might be a popular option, by the way.
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Postby Riemstagrad » Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:49 am

Imagine an option where people can upload their own flag of choice...

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Riemstagrad wrote:Imagine an option where people can upload their own flag of choice...

that's not really my concern with the flags, however.
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Postby Holland DS6 » Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:21 am

Riemstagrad wrote:Imagine an option where people can upload their own flag of choice...

If you are talking about having a custom flag, then that's not too difficult, but I'm guessing you mean an option where you pick from a group of flags that you personally pick or upload? Is this what you meant?
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