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Title: State flags on signature lines
Post by: Thernlund on November 30, 2011, 12:17:53 pm
Have a look at my signature.  See the flag off to the right?  Want one for your state?  YOU GOT IT!

A new feature just added.  Simply go to Profile --> Forum Profile.  At the bottom of the dialog is a box to choose your home state.  Once chosen, a flag icon will be placed in your signature.

Whaa-la!

Enjoy!


-T.
Title: Re: State flags on signature lines
Post by: LoneStarNational on November 30, 2011, 12:22:31 pm
Killer.
Title: Re: State flags on signature lines
Post by: ksuguy on November 30, 2011, 12:24:11 pm
I like this.
Title: Re: State flags on signature lines
Post by: FMJ on November 30, 2011, 12:51:33 pm
I'll go for it.  And this *could* have been the best state in the Union...


"*COULD*",

but it's nothing to be proud of.  :hide

One day, I shall make my exodus...
Title: Re: State flags on signature lines
Post by: sarge712 on November 30, 2011, 03:22:41 pm
I wish Western NC (everything west of Hickory) was it's own state...
Title: Re: State flags on signature lines
Post by: ZeroTA on November 30, 2011, 08:25:57 pm
Illinois sucks. I mean at least CA has good weather.
Title: Re: State flags on signature lines
Post by: Grant on November 30, 2011, 10:24:34 pm
   Cool. 
Title: Re: State flags on signature lines
Post by: HMPlatinum on November 30, 2011, 10:30:49 pm
 :thumbup1
Title: Re: State flags on signature lines
Post by: coyotesfan97 on December 01, 2011, 05:02:07 am
 :clap Ditat Deus
Title: Re: State flags on signature lines
Post by: Caryn on December 01, 2011, 07:15:01 pm
I Like it!!! Thanks T
I wish Western NC (everything west of Hickory) was it's own state...
I have to agree Sarge. I used to live over in Macon county, Beautiful area. I worked at the casino YEARS ago. There is some really pretty sight seeing to do over there. I would love to get back to that area again.
Title: Re: State flags on signature lines
Post by: Raptor on December 01, 2011, 07:31:54 pm
Amen, Caryn. Raptor Clan went on a vacation to the Great Smokey Mountain National Park last summer and we loved it. That part of the country is absolutely beautiful. Can't wait to go back. I'd move down there in a heartbeat if I could, and if NC wasn't doing it's hardest to become Dixie's verision of Massachusetts.
Title: Re: State flags on signature lines
Post by: Caryn on December 01, 2011, 07:45:26 pm
I LOVE visiting NC...I don't think I would wanna move back. I have come to realize it is too hot, and I have a greater need for seasons than it can give me. It WAS a great change in 1999 when I moved there from Upstate NY though. MUCH more relaxed gun laws, better weather. It was nice to wear shorts in December. (Although..I wore shorts yesterday in PA)
Title: Re: State flags on signature lines
Post by: Lokidude on December 02, 2011, 03:20:08 pm
I like it.  :thumbup1
Title: Re: State flags on signature lines
Post by: sarge712 on December 02, 2011, 03:38:17 pm
... if NC wasn't doing it's hardest to become Dixie's verision of Massachusetts.
 
Yeah, the PRNK, as strangelittleman refers to NC, worries me most times as its led by that mad genius/ super crook Bev Purdue, but it still has a conservative base regarding guns. The castle doctrine just passed into law here and includes cars and businesses as well as homes. Small victories like that give me hope...well that and living so far from the Holy City aka Raleigh make the WNC mountains a great place to live.
Title: Re: State flags on signature lines
Post by: strangelittleman on December 02, 2011, 03:57:36 pm
Yeah, I'm so embarassed of NC that I'm going to put the flag of Texas on my sig line......As a matter of fact, at work, I sometimes sneak over to the flag pole early in the morning and turn the NC flag upside down so that from a distance it looks like the Texas flag :rotfl
Title: Re: State flags on signature lines
Post by: Kaso on December 02, 2011, 05:27:30 pm
I hate to rain on the party, but those flags are tiny.  Could they be made a little bigger, or are they set?  Arizona's is easy, as are some others, but all of the dark blue flags are hard to discern at that size. (You have to hover the mouse over the flag to find out.)

Just a suggestion.

Kaso
Title: Re: State flags on signature lines
Post by: JesseL on December 02, 2011, 05:38:58 pm
I hate to rain on the party, but those flags are tiny.  Could they be made a little bigger, or are they set?  Arizona's is easy, as are some others, but all of the dark blue flags are hard to discern at that size. (You have to hover the mouse over the flag to find out.)

Just a suggestion.

They'd have to be huge before you could tell Nebraska from New Hampshire from Kentucky, etc. Let it be a lesson to you all those lazy-ass states that think slapping your seal on a field of blue makes a good flag.

Take a few lessons from the North American Vexillological Association: http://www.nava.org/Flag%20Design/GFBF/gfbf-1.htm (http://www.nava.org/Flag%20Design/GFBF/gfbf-1.htm)

 :neener
Title: Re: State flags on signature lines
Post by: Thernlund on December 02, 2011, 06:04:16 pm
Could they be made a little bigger...

No.  We don't want the signature to distract from the main content of forum.  You may notice at some point that the signature block is limited in height and content length.  Same reason.  We don't want to be one of those boards where people are putting full photo albums worth of crap in their signature.  It distracts from the board.


-T.
Title: Re: State flags on signature lines
Post by: Kaso on December 02, 2011, 09:21:33 pm
We don't want to be one of those boards where people are putting full photo albums worth of crap in their signature.  It distracts from the board.
NO! Absolutely not.  ...and thank you.  :)

I have said it before, I really had no use for gun forums before I came here. :eh That said, I like the way things are done here.  :cool

Kaso
Title: Re: State flags on signature lines
Post by: freeman1685 on December 02, 2011, 11:56:50 pm
That is sooo kewl!   :thumbup1
Title: Re: State flags on signature lines
Post by: FMJ on December 03, 2011, 02:01:36 am
It's also nice how not every other person has "Infidel" or some s___ like that on their signature...

Title: Re: State flags on signature lines
Post by: CameronS on December 03, 2011, 09:06:38 pm
Cool! Only thing that would make it better would be if the state's name showed up when you hovered your cursor over the flag . . . I'm horrible with recognizing state flags.
Title: Re: State flags on signature lines
Post by: FMJ on December 03, 2011, 09:12:40 pm
Cool! Only thing that would make it better would be if the state's name showed up when you hovered your cursor over the flag . . . I'm horrible with recognizing state flags.


True that.  I only know where their from because I've been on this board a long time and know the "regulars".


Hell, I know your flag because I buy ammo from PSA.  lol
Title: Re: State flags on signature lines
Post by: Thernlund on December 03, 2011, 09:45:33 pm
Cool! Only thing that would make it better would be if the state's name showed up when you hovered your cursor over the flag . . . I'm horrible with recognizing state flags.

It does in IE.  But that's a browser function, and it shouldn't do it besides.  Violates standards.


-T.
Title: Re: State flags on signature lines
Post by: CameronS on December 03, 2011, 09:55:59 pm
It does in IE.  But that's a browser function, and it shouldn't do it besides.  Violates standards.

Hmm. I'm using IE, but it doesn't do it for me.

EDIT: It works if I enable Compatibility View. Thanks.
Title: Re: State flags on signature lines
Post by: Thernlund on December 03, 2011, 09:59:18 pm
Hmm. I'm using IE, but it doesn't do it for me.

EDIT: It works if I enable Compatibility View. Thanks.

Yeah.  Compatibility View puts IE back into old less-than-standards-compliant mode.


-T.
Title: Re: State flags on signature lines
Post by: JesseL on December 03, 2011, 10:51:10 pm
Wouldn't the names correctly display in a mouse-over if the title attribute were set in the img tags, instead of just the alt?
Title: Re: State flags on signature lines
Post by: Thernlund on December 03, 2011, 10:53:41 pm
The alt tag is set.  The title attribute is a header tag.


-T.
Title: Re: State flags on signature lines
Post by: JesseL on December 03, 2011, 11:48:52 pm
???

Not the <title> tag, I mean the title= attribute for the <img> tag.

http://www.w3schools.com/TAGS/tag_img.asp (http://www.w3schools.com/TAGS/tag_img.asp)

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Tip: The alt attribute is meant to be used as an alternative text if the image is not available, not as a mouse-over text. To show a mouse-over text on images or image-maps, use the title attribute, like this: <img src="angry.gif" alt="Angry face" title="Angry face" />
Title: Re: State flags on signature lines
Post by: Thernlund on December 04, 2011, 12:41:02 am
Ahhhh.... ok. 

There you go.  Set.  Good call.


-T.
Title: Re: State flags on signature lines
Post by: JesseL on December 04, 2011, 12:51:14 am
 :thumbup1
Title: Re: State flags on signature lines
Post by: autoc3 on December 04, 2011, 01:59:09 am
Like it. :)