Unfortunately we weren't able to migrate the flags from the old site. You can choose a flag again by choosing a country in your account details – like I haveAlso it appears that the individual flags below user's profile pics have now disappeared. This was relatively useful within the ID forum etc when locations weren't specified, and also for ascertaining where English might not be someone's usual language which can and does sometimes lead to misunderstandings.
The new look, with drop-down menus has highlighted something I hadn't previously noticed. In the 'Local Patches' section, Scotland and Northern Ireland only have a single section covering the whole country. England is broken down by county as well as having some sub-sections within some county sections. Wales is also broken down into individual counties. I'm curious as to whether there is any particular reason for this disparity in individual national coverage within the UK (historically, and subsequently carried into this new lay-out)?
Thanks for the clarification, Andy. That thread pre-dates the majority (if not all) of my use of the site and I've not missed the lack of county breakdown as most of my birding covers a few areas, rather than just 1 county - I just wondered why it was the case.It used to be the case that Scotland was broken down in to regions but there appears to have been some objection to that format, see this thread from 2009
Just wondering... Do we need/want Scotland broken down into areas? If yes are the current ones OK, should/could any be usefully combined? and... we appear to be missing at least 1 sub-forum for South West Scotland, Ayrshire, Glasgow - any more? I'm just trying to think of how 'we' want to...www.birdforum.net
In the future there maybe alternatives to how we currently have the local patches set-up.
Thanks, Ollie. Hadn't noticed your reply (as found Andy's first while scrolling up), but found the flag setting.
@rkj just to double check I understand, you were already signed in but you were being asked to sign-in a second time? Does it do it every time you try and view a photo?I really dislike that I now have to sign-in before I can see full size pictures in the identification forum.
Steve, I'm not seeing that option listed under Account details (or any of the sub-sections) on my page - I've got Username, Email, Email options, Avatar, Date of Birth, Location, Website, Gender, Country, Occupation, About you, Identities (Skype, Facebook, Twitter).Name top right ......Account details ...... custom title.