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Why the FLAGS?


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Nikon Shooter

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As it happens very often, my sweet daughter popped up in the PP room

with fresh coffee and, as usual, she sat down looking over my shoulder.
I had my RAW converter opened and was peaking at a forum's notifica-
tion when she came up with: 

"Why the flags? Why is it important in a photo forum? What's the idea?"
She had all kinds of things to say and questions to ask. I quietly listen to
her concerns and ended up saying: "I think this is a great feature that all
are free to use."

The most important point, in my eye, for the flags is that they say some-
thing about the origin of a member… something like a cultural badge that
may explain how things are seen, felt, and — though through a common
language used by all — everyone has a twist expressing themselves and
I include local expressions and formulations that are typical in given cul-
tural environments.

I don't see the flags as national or political statements but as cultural re-
ferences and affiliations — as diverse as they may be.



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I agree with your assessment.  In my continuing Gettysburg series I try to give basic information along with the specific details of the photo knowing we have a diverse international forum here and I don't want anyone to feel excluded. 



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… and I don't want anyone to feel excluded. 


EXCLUSIONS ARE EXCLUDED! :P :P :P