Hi dear RoboRumble-runners! I'd really really like to have a flag. I wrote to countryflags on the old wiki, but nobody has answered for weeks or months. Is it possible to add flags to new requesters? Here is the direct link to save time. :P  --HUNRobar 19:19, 3 March 2009 (UTC)
It is said that Darkcanuck doesn't visit the wiki, try email him. It's darkcanuck81 (at) g mail (dot) com.
Thanks darkcanuck, I have flag at last! :) --HUNRobar 16:20, 6 March 2009 (UTC)
Darkcanuck, a suggestion to make things easier for you (and your server!) in the future: create a folder of country flags named by two-letter country code (US, DE, GR, RU, ...) and associate each username with a particular flag, ideally on a particular (editable!) page on the wiki, like the participants page is now. Then whenever someone wants to set their nationality, they can do it on the wiki, and your server can grab a copy of the page daily or semi-daily to get everyone's country. Then, instead of having multiple copies of the same flag over and over your server can have one of each flag, saving load time and upload bandwidth. -- Synapse 02:48, 4 July 2009 (UTC)
- Because someone may want a special flag (see
appackage, which nationality are they?). I don't know, this maybe better and need a lot more works, current way I believed is just drop an image named with the package name and all will work. And by setting ErrorDocument directive in .htaccess (server is Apache, detected by Server: HTTP response header) to blank image, the non-existence image will be served using blank flag. » Nat | Talk » 03:16, 4 July 2009 (UTC)
- New users show up so infrequently that the current way (manual updates) is much easier... But if the community ever expands like wildfire, I'll look into something like this. --Darkcanuck 21:30, 9 July 2009 (UTC)
Could you be as kind to give me a dutch flag? --Positive 18:59, 18 July 2009 (UTC)
Could i have a swedish flag, please Rsim 18:39, 1 August 2009 (UTC)
- Uh oh, the Swedish flag flies once again... =) --Voidious 19:12, 1 August 2009 (UTC)
Could you give me a Brazilian flag? Thank you! HVilela
Hi, can I have a Portuguese flag? (my bots main package is dmsr) DavidR
Would you please assign a U.S. flag to the uccc.* package name? Thanks, Christopher.Hilla 00:31, 6 February 2010 (UTC)
Hi, can I have a german flag, please? (my bots main package is fromHell) FromHell 12:07, 15 March 2010 (UTC)
Hi I would love to have a United States flag assigned to the package exauge. Currently the only robot I have is exauge.LemonDrop but I plan to add more in the future. Thanks! --Exauge 16:55, 2 May 2010 (UTC)
Could you please add a german flag to the staticline package. Thanks! --Staticline 16:47, 24 June 2010 (UTC)
Hi just started robocode my robot is mym.EdgeStalker I saw it had no flag could you please put a RSA South African flag on it please --Moyamo 19:07, 28 August 2010 (UTC)
Hi would i be able to get a Australian flag attached to quietus please. --Quietus 01:56, 11 September 2010 (UTC)
Hi, could i get an Dutch flag? dont know if anyone is monitoring this page, hope so haha. Thanks in advance! -- KiraNL 12:14, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for the flag darkcanuck --Moyamo 15:46, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
Hi, could I have a Finnish flag assigned to my package (lancel)?
Give the jeremyreeder package a United States flag, please. --JeremyReeder 23:47, 11 December 2010 (UTC)
May I please have a flag of the USA Darkcanuck? --AW 16:24, 4 April 2011 (UTC)
Can I have a brazilian flag on the mn package, please? -- MN 05:21, 27 June 2011 (UTC)
You can give me a U.S.A. flag whenever you get around to it (xandercat package). Thanks. -- Skotty 16:39, 27 June 2011 (UTC)
Could I please have a german flag for the gf package? -- g0ld3nf0x 17:25, 17 July 2011 (CEST)
Please, set Russian flag for lxx. package --Jdev 19:47, 5 August 2011 (UTC)
I've moved all of my robots to a new package structure. The new top level package is "xander", which replaces "xandercat". Whenever you are updating it again, can you switch my USA flag over to "xander"? I promise I won't change it again. :-) Thank you. Skotty 18:42, 26 October 2011 (UTC)
I would like a USA flag for package "casey". Thanks.--Testb 00:53, 30 October 2011 (UTC)
Can you please set the german flag for the "wompi" package? Thanks. --Wompi 16:08, 7 June 2012 (UTC)
Can you please set the slovak flag for the "pa3k" package? Thanks. --pa3k 7 June 2012 (UTC) link://www.slovakopedia.com/pix/s/slovak-flag.gif
Please assign Russian flag for "nzeemin" package. Thanks. -- Nzeemin 07:33, 19 July 2012 (UTC)
Please make the Italian flag for the "conscience" package. Thanks. --Coscience 17:36, 24 July 2012 (UTC)
Can you please set a New Zealand flag for the omens package. Thanks --Kiwi Steve 09:36, 4 August 2012 (UTC)
Can I please have a United Kingdom flag for the logiblocs package? Thanks. Logiblocs 15:45, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
Can I please have a Germany flag for the cb package? Thanks. cb 9:45, 5.Feb 2013
I have an idea how we can make this automated. Like the current roborumble participant page, we use a pre tag to designate a flag or gif url as the flag for that package, and every so often (once a day?), the rumble server queries the wiki for the package flags.
abc,http://www.gregwolf.com/pt-flag.jpg ags,canada chase,japan davidalves,united_states florent,http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c3/Flag_of_France.svg/30px-Flag_of_France.svg.png jk,south_africa kc,united_states mue,germany pez,denmark pulsar,denmark voidious,united_states wiki,united_nations zyx,http://www.craftcentral.com/images/flag/ve_flag_s.png
We can of course use the URL http://www.robowiki.net/wiki/RoboRumble/Country_Flags?action=raw, so that that wiki and rumble server load is lower. It would take a bit of work to get most the flags setup with keywords. But afterword you could change your flag daily, or have a custom flag (icon). Obviously, the server would either have to reject images too large, or convert them. I personally think reject, and to do so for anything not 30x18 and only allow gif, png, and jpg, and nothing over say 1 kb (they are really small flags).
Well, I like the concept, though I'm not going to be volunteering to implement it myself. --Rednaxela 06:27, 19 January 2011 (UTC)
Like I've stated above, the current process is much less work than automating it... If I had more free time and were to make any major updates to the server then I'd let users create accounts, upload their bots and generate the participants list directly (like roborumble.org would have done). No need to scrape web pages for any data or struggle to find hosting for your bot. --Darkcanuck 06:37, 19 January 2011 (UTC)
- I'd wait for a red/green light from Darkcanuck before spending any time on it. Even if you write the initial code, installing / debugging / maintaining it would still include demands on his time, while it sounds like the current system is a negligible amount of work for him. --Voidious 14:43, 19 January 2011 (UTC)
I think the easier way would be setting up a page to allow uploading/changing flags, with username based on Wiki account (the 'autoconfirmed' account). We can use trust system that you shouldn't change other's flags... I believe currently the manual process is uploading flag to specified folder, is it? --Nat Pavasant 14:48, 19 January 2011 (UTC)
- I guess it would be simpler to make a uploader that allows you to upload an image, specify the package and automatically check the package format and size/shape/type of the image. That could be done in like 10 minutes. I also made a bunch of updated flags, so I will go and make up a zip of all the updated flags (truer colors, more accurate rendering, smaller files in bytes (for most)). — Chase-san 02:28, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
- If you want to send me a zip of updated flags, and maybe a text file mapping countries to packages, that would be great. I wouldn't bother with the uploader though, since I don't have time to check the code for security vulnerabilities right now... --Darkcanuck 04:04, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
abc,portugal ad,united-states ags,canada ahf,united-states ak,singapore altglass,germany amk,ireland ap,germany apv,spain ar,united-states ara,japan areb,canada arthord,canada ary,singapore asm,lithuania av,germany awesomeness,united-states axeBots,brazil baal,united-states bbo,netherlands bing2,china blank,none brainfade,england bvh,netherlands caimano,italy cb,germany cbot,sweden cf,germany chase,japan cjm,united-states cs,japan csm,australia cx,china dans,united-states darkcanuck,canada davidalves,united-states dcs,united-states deewiant,finland deith,poland demetrix,russia dft,united-states DM,united-states dmsr,portugal drm,japan ds,france dummy,netherlands dz,canada eat,canada emp,netherlands ethdsy,france exauge,united-states florent,france fm,france fnc,netherlands fromHell,germany germ,united-states gg,united-states gh,netherlands gio,switzerland gjr,canada goblin,italy grybgoofy,united-states gu,china hirataatsushi,japan hvilela,brazil intruder,united-states jab,europe jam,ireland japs,netherlands jasolo,spain jekl,united-states jep,united-states jk,south-africa jmcd,australia jp,australia justin,canada jw,sweden kawigi,united-states kc,united-states kcn,united-states kid,united-states kinsen,united-states Krabb,germany kronenthaler,venezuela krzysiek,poland kvk,france labg,australia leb,netherlands lucasslf,brazil lorneswork,canada lrem,poland m3thos,portugal marksteam,australia matt,united-states mc,peace-flag md,russia mk,netherlands mladjo,serbia mld,united-states ms,germany mue,germany muf,czech-republic myl,norway mym,south-africa mz,united-states nat,thailand ne,united-states nic,united-kingdom ouroboros,china pe,england pedersen,united-states pez,sweden pfvicm,united-states ph,poland pla,netherlands positive,netherlands pulsar,sweden radnor,united-states rc,canada rdt199,united-kingdom robar,hungary rus,russia rsim,sweden rz,switzerland sadoner,spain sch,italy serenity,russia sgp,australia sgs,canada shinh,japan shrub,scotland simonton,united-states spinnercat,united-states staticline,germany stefw,netherlands stelo,south-korea step,brazil strider,sweden synapse,united-states synnalagma,united-nations tad,australia takeBot,japan tango,united-kingdom taqho,sweden tcf,united-kingdom techdude,australia tide,china timmit,china tm,japan tobe,sweden toz,norway trab,norway tzu,canada uccc,united-states vic,netherlands voidious,united-states vuen,canada wcsv,united-states whind,united-states wiki,united-nations wilson,china wit,ireland wompi,germany yk,russia zen,china zyx,venezuela
Here is my prefab gifs. Just add ".gif" onto the end of the flag name "canada.gif". http://www.csdgn.org/files/prefab.7z
- Oh yeah, here are the flags renamed to the package names. http://www.csdgn.org/files/flags.7z — Chase-san 04:56, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
- In case you don't like some of the flags colors and so on, all flags were taken from wikipedia, which as far as I understand, many community members have gone to great lengths to be sure the colors used in the images is true to the colors of the actual flags. Personally pez' flag being so much more milder took some getting used too. — Chase-san 05:00, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
While they have never been requested, and far as I know, most are not interested in them. What would be your position on flags that do not show nationality but rather are of personal choice. These flags, could have any number of variations and content. While I do not think it is easily possible to fit anything that is visibly inappropriate in 540 pixels with a maximum of 256 colors all under or around 2kb. But I think it would be best to decide if its okay to do so (assuming such a flag is approved of).
Examples (good and bad): http://www.csdgn.org/files/images/flags/flag_0.gif http://www.csdgn.org/files/images/flags/flag_1.gif http://www.csdgn.org/files/images/flags/flag_2.gif http://www.csdgn.org/files/images/flags/flag_3.gif http://www.csdgn.org/files/images/flags/flag_4.gif http://www.csdgn.org/files/images/flags/flag_5.gif http://www.csdgn.org/files/images/flags/flag_6.gif http://www.csdgn.org/files/images/flags/flag_7.gif
Hmm, my stance on this is... I probably wouldn't want to use anything like it myself, but I wouldn't object non-country flags if they're sufficiently "flag-ish". Of those examples, I'd consider the "ABC" and the flame-type one to be okay. I'm curious what others think. --Rednaxela 06:14, 22 January 2011 (UTC)
Well I think the original intention was to highlight where robocoders come from. And I've read in more than one profile that someone's goal is to get their country's flag higher in the rankings. Plus it's nice to visually see the geographic spread. We already have unique package names... --Darkcanuck 06:21, 22 January 2011 (UTC)
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Please, add flag of Belarus (BLR). Here it is https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/29826809/bots/blr.png
What's up with PEZ's new flag? I didn't see him request it anywhere and I don't recognize it. Did something random happen to change his flag?
Oh, it's the "anarcho-capitalist" flag? Maybe he did request it... ;)  (Nice job, Google search by image!)
Yes, it's the an-cap flag. Dunno if Google search told you it's also Voluntarist the flag? I'm a Voluntarist and think nations/countries are a totally bad concept. Didn't want to be representing a nation. As to the missing request, I issued a pull request to the Roborumble code repository at Github as the flags are still more or less hardcoded. (I might attempt to change that.)
I wouldn't allow "something random" to happen to PEZ's flag. ;) He's simply introduced an alternate method for making a flag change request...
Hey Skilgannon, note that PEZ wants this flag, not Sweden: 
Wasn't sure what code to use and you'd need to name/upload it anyway, so figured I'd just post it here.