1. Standard memberboiledcod
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    28 Apr '07 10:36
    Can we add the EEC Flag to the international list and while we are at it maybe the Olympic flag oh and a pirate flag,Anarchist etc.Come on RHP lets loosen up here a bit
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    Flags are not always indicating location of the player, not always indicating the nationality, not always indicating anything rather that it is a fancy flag.

    I would like to have the information of the players time zone, so I know if the player is awake when I am, so we can have a quick game.
  3. Standard membersven1000
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    29 Apr '07 22:12
    Although being in the same time zone doesn't guarantee they'll be awake at the same time as you. 🙂
  4. Standard memberc99ux
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    30 Apr '07 09:45
    Originally posted by sven1000
    Although being in the same time zone doesn't guarantee they'll be awake at the same time as you. 🙂
    And not all players in the same country are in the same time zone.

    For example, players in New York and Honolulu are a more than a couple of hours apart, as are players in Moscow and Vladivostok. Within the EU, it's the same for players in Ireland and Poland.

    See also Thread 64035
  5. Standard membersven1000
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    02 May '07 20:29
    Originally posted by c99ux
    And not all players in the same country are in the same time zone.

    For example, players in New York and Honolulu are a more than a couple of hours apart, as are players in Moscow and Vladivostok. Within the EU, it's the same for players in Ireland and Poland.

    See also Thread 64035
    Of course they are not. I wasn't claiming anything of the sort. Just pointing out that knowing the time zone is no more a guarantee of time synch than flag or whatever. Probably more of an indicator, but still uncertain.
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    Originally posted by sven1000
    Of course they are not. I wasn't claiming anything of the sort. Just pointing out that knowing the time zone is no more a guarantee of time synch than flag or whatever. Probably more of an indicator, but still uncertain.
    Well, I think that the time zone information is pretty reliable. Who want to hve the wrong time stamp on the moves?
    The time doesn't from your computers clock, it comes from the RHP server after it is added or subtracted with your time zone difference.
  7. Standard memberMrJohn
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    How about a Texas flag?

    Texas *was* an independent nation for ten years. :-)
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    03 May '07 16:561 edit
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Well, I think that the time zone information is pretty reliable. Who want to hve the wrong time stamp on the moves?
    The time doesn't from your computers clock, it comes from the RHP server after it is added or subtracted with your time zone difference.
    Sure, but people play at different times of the day so you still can't be sure that they'll be around when you are even if they're in the same time zone.
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    03 May '07 19:18
    Originally posted by Schumi
    Sure, but people play at different times of the day so you still can't be sure that they'll be around when you are even if they're in the same time zone.
    This is exactly what I was trying to get at. 😉
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    Originally posted by Schumi
    Sure, but people play at different times of the day so you still can't be sure that they'll be around when you are even if they're in the same time zone.
    True, true, but this is a matter of statistics.

    If I play with a player from my own time zone, I know that the odds favours tha fact that we have more or less the same day rythm as I have.

    The majority of the players tends to live in the American continent, meaning that I have no one to play with in my morning until noon. Booring. 😴

    So if I challenge people eastward of my time zone, it balanced out so I have players to play with all the day (even all night too).

    Now when I challenge someone with the Chineese flag, I don't know if he's playing from New York or Hong Kong. I have to ask him first.

    If the information about a players time zone is presented by the rest of the information of him I know when he has his sleeping period and when he is active.
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    So, Fabian,

    I see that flags have a huge utility here...

    just 3 days left... (???)

    😀
  12. Cavan, Ireland
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    give the legendy brefne men their own flag
  13. Montréal, Québec
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    These 37 flags are not representing countries.
    They may represent nations but Québec is a nation.
    Tolerate a different treatment of players in this site depend
    on what part of the planet they come is outrageous and racist.

    THESE ARE NOT COUNTRIES !

    American Samoa
    Antarctica
    Aruba
    Bermuda
    British Indian Ocean Territory
    Cayman Islands
    Cook Islands
    England
    Falkland Islands
    Faroe Islands
    French Polynesia
    Gibraltar
    Guam
    Hong Kong
    Latvia
    Macau
    Martinique
    Montserrat
    Netherlands Antilles
    Niue
    Norfolk Island
    Northern Ireland
    Northern Mariana Islands
    Pitcairn
    Puerto Rico
    Scotland
    South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
    St. Helena
    St. Pierre and Miquelon
    Tibet
    Tokelau
    Turks and Caicos Islands
    Virgin Islands (British)
    Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    Wales
    Wallis and Futuna Islands
    Western Sahara
  14. Standard memberDaemon Sin
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    15 May '07 15:56
    Originally posted by Moraito
    These 37 flags are not representing countries.
    They may represent nations but Québec is a nation.
    Tolerate a different treatment of players in this site depend
    on what part of the planet they come is outrageous and racist.

    THESE ARE NOT COUNTRIES !

    American Samoa
    Antarctica
    Aruba
    Bermuda
    British Indian Ocean Territory
    Cayman Islands
    Cook I ...[text shortened]... irgin Islands (British)
    Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    Wales
    Wallis and Futuna Islands
    Western Sahara
    Here's an easy reference for you:

    http://www.internetworldstats.com/list2.htm#af

    Surprisingly, Quebec isn't on the list!
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    My god, Moraito hijackes another thread and goes off topic.
    He has a dream, he really does, but for the rest of us he is a nightmare.
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