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fluffyraggies Mon 16-Jun-14 16:25:14

... and would like to see the option to have one stay after the football is over. Unrelated to footie.

It gives MN a cosmopolitan sort of world-wide feel, and i'm finding it interesting smile

Hovering over the flag tells you the country and i've learned two i didn't know already in an hour.

(i realise that the choice of flag doesn't necessarily denote the nationality of the poster - lots of reasons to choose a flag. Still interesting)

TheresLotsOfFarmyardAnimals Mon 16-Jun-14 16:26:07

I thought it was to show how worldly MN is but then it's all down to the stupid football.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Mon 16-Jun-14 16:28:13

I love it! grin

UnderEstherMate Mon 16-Jun-14 16:28:44

I love it too! I wish it wasn't just for the World Cup though. The flag I wanted wasn't there as they didn't qualify sad

DizzyKipper Mon 16-Jun-14 16:36:26

I quite like it too as it reminds me that MN is much more than just the UK, which in all honesty is quite often an automatic assumption I make about where the posters are posting from.

Rideronthestorm Mon 16-Jun-14 16:37:09

I'd like a Welsh one.

ICanSeeTheSun Mon 16-Jun-14 16:38:32

I would love a welsh one.

The USA flag is because I just wanted one

PrimalLass Mon 16-Jun-14 16:38:49

I'd like one, please. Even though Scotland obviously isn't in the World Cup.

OwlCapone Mon 16-Jun-14 16:38:52

Personally, I find all the pandering to football rather tedious. A football icon and now flags? OVer the top IMO.

PrimalLass Mon 16-Jun-14 16:39:22

How do you it?

PennySillin Mon 16-Jun-14 16:39:26

I think most of them are sweepstake results wink but you're right it brightens mumsnet up - I like them! smile

PennySillin Mon 16-Jun-14 16:40:01

Go into your profile Prima and you can select your team from a drop down menu.

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Mon 16-Jun-14 16:40:40

Not wanting to seem thick..... How does one get a flag? blush

<embarrassed for not knowing>

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Mon 16-Jun-14 16:41:15

Ah x-post.

PeachandRaspberry Mon 16-Jun-14 16:41:30

I like them, but only as a novelty. Not permanently!

SarahAndFuck Mon 16-Jun-14 16:41:31

I don't care about the football, I just wanted a flag. I was tempted to go for the prettiest one but decided to stick with England.

I just hope it's not snatched away from me the moment we are out of the competition.

Morethanalittlebitconfused Mon 16-Jun-14 16:41:32

Why has football been given this honour? Football is shit.

We've had the Olympics, Winter Olympics, rugby and cricket world cups in recent years and not a sniff of recognition.

fluffyraggies Mon 16-Jun-14 16:41:45

We aught to have the choice of all the flags then. Not just the footie ones.

I didn't realise there was no Welsh choice. That's a shame.

Would people like them to stay after the WC is finished?

LotsaTuddles Mon 16-Jun-14 16:42:07

I like it.

I have absolutely no interest in the World Cup or who's wins any kind of game.

It's just a bit of fun isn't it?

usualsuspectt Mon 16-Jun-14 16:42:09

Always someone to piss on your chips on MN.

I think the flags are cool.

TheSarcasticFringehead Mon 16-Jun-14 16:42:21

I love it. I had a hard choice between choosing England (where I'm from) and the US (where. I've lived for over a decade, where my DC are born and where I hope to spend the rest of my life).

ICanSeeTheSun Mon 16-Jun-14 16:42:21

OwlCapone Mon 16-Jun-14 16:42:59

There is football everywhere now. It's possible to hide the World Cup topic on MN and pretend it's not happening but now there are flags everywhere.

SarahAndFuck Mon 16-Jun-14 16:44:02

"We've had the Olympics, Winter Olympics, rugby and cricket world cups in recent years and not a sniff of recognition."

Well we've got to start somewhere or there'd still be not a sniff. smile

ICanSeeTheSun Mon 16-Jun-14 16:44:09

I would like them to stay.

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