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How to change the flag in warzone?: 12/18/2018 15:20:42


TheNoob
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I wonder wether you can change your flag in warzone because sometimes we don't like to serve under the flag that is determined by GPS.
For me, I am a Palestinian who lives in Jerusalem .. but as many of you know east Jerusalem is occupied .. and its hard to do anything about it in the mean time ... so in the game the flag is Israeli flag which i am not proud of , and i don't want to serve under ....
So is there a way to change it? to Palestinian... and if there isn't can you please introduce that feature.
Thanks a lot.
How to change the flag in warzone?: 12/18/2018 15:31:11

Uhtred of Bebbanburg
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I'd like to know that. It is illegal to show my flag
How to change the flag in warzone?: 12/18/2018 15:46:49

The Furious Logan
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why is that uhtred of bebbanburg?
How to change the flag in warzone?: 12/18/2018 15:57:21


DanWL 
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The location is actually deteriorated by your device’s IP address. Two ways to change flag: playing from a different country or by using a proxy. It’s not illegal to show flag.
How to change the flag in warzone?: 12/18/2018 17:11:20


Platinum
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In these cases, if the player really wants a flag change for a political/personal reason, It's probably good practice for Fizzer to manually change it if it's desired.
How to change the flag in warzone?: 12/18/2018 18:38:26


Investor
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I identify as Canadian, can I change my flag? #firstworldproblems

Edited 12/18/2018 18:38:34
How to change the flag in warzone?: 12/18/2018 23:23:06


𝔟𝔲𝔣𝔣𝔞𝔩𝔬 
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change my flag to the confederate battle flag pls
How to change the flag in warzone?: 12/18/2018 23:57:18

Nauzhror 
Level 56
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Actually, there might be legal issues with the flags. GDPR may in fact be being violated by showing a players nation against their will.
How to change the flag in warzone?: 12/19/2018 00:07:16


Stig
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Jerusalem is not occupied by israel
How to change the flag in warzone?: 12/19/2018 01:12:38

[WG] Reza
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German player knows best : )
How to change the flag in warzone?: 12/19/2018 04:21:07


Platinum
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From a quick analysis of the General Data Protection Regulation act which was brought into the European Union in the 25th March 2018. This what I've found:

*"If you offer your goods or services to any EU residents, then you must comply with GDPR."

"1.Processing of personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership....... shall be prohibited"

* "‘consent’ of the data subject means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her;"

*There is a Right of Rectification > "The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement."

Edited 12/19/2018 04:21:47
How to change the flag in warzone?: 12/19/2018 04:25:41


Platinum
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Potentially, WarZone may be in violation of processing ethnic origin of a player. WarZone may be in violation of not acquiring correct consent in terms of "freely given". WarZone may be in violation of having no way of allowing a Data subject to rectify such data...

But does anyone really care? Probably not.

But one politically correct moron can get hurt and make a report of WarZone and than shit could potentially hit the fan.
How to change the flag in warzone?: 12/19/2018 07:29:14


Rikku
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Paris is not occupied by Germany
How to change the flag in warzone?: 12/19/2018 10:38:36


Norman 
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Actually, there might be legal issues with the flags. GDPR may in fact be being violated by showing a players nation against their will.

In the case of TheNoob it's quite easy since neither Fizzer nor him reside in the EU.

Looking over Warzones privacy policy https://www.warzone.com/PrivacyPolicy it is stated there: "Warzone will display the country you play from on your publicly-visible profile.". Apparently Fizzer got some legal counceling or put some thought into his privacy policy. However with the GDPR stuff always gets pretty complicated and I'm unsure what some of the abstract wordings there mean in practice. Displaying the country flag is data usage but the GDPR is also concerned with data gathering. Here Warzone can gather the IP data if there is a "legitimate interest" in doing so (whatever that means). Making the user having to accept the data gathering in order to use Warzone isn't going to work since there is a prohibition of coupling.

But then again I'm no lawyer but just some dude who has to get some small GDPR training once per year.
How to change the flag in warzone?: 12/19/2018 12:45:24

Rento 
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Your flag is based on your location, not on your ethnicity.
How to change the flag in warzone?: 12/20/2018 15:16:52


ChrisCMU 
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Flags do not show race or ethnicity. They would not violate anything you posted.

However, I do sympathize with the Isreal issue mentioned above. Suppose you live in Crimea (Ukraine territory invaded by Russia). Would your flag switch to Russia?
How to change the flag in warzone?: 12/20/2018 16:03:16

IRiseYouFall
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no cause no one except russia recognizes crimea to be part of russia

literally everyone except the arab world agrees that Jerusalem belongs to israel
How to change the flag in warzone?: 12/20/2018 19:46:28


Platinum
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But than again, It's a flash game so who cares...
How to change the flag in warzone?: 12/20/2018 19:52:37


Rikku
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*former flash game tsh
How to change the flag in warzone?: 12/20/2018 20:18:22


Gol D. Roger
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How to change the flag in warzone?: 12/20/2018 20:35:26


Platinum
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I just want to be from Uganda god damn it
How to change the flag in warzone?: 12/20/2018 23:04:50


Njord 
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literally everyone except the arab world agrees that Jerusalem belongs to israel


that's exceptionally inaccurate
How to change the flag in warzone?: 12/20/2018 23:54:23


Жұқтыру
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gol asking the real question.

Also IRYF's stupid statement brings up a good question. Is Crimea counted as Russia in WZ? I know 100% that Kosovo counts as Serbia on WZ. Can we use Kingo Fizzobuns's political-diplomatic decisions as a replacement for the UN?

Or better yet how about an option to choose your own flag so I don't get more Americans saying "hell yeah bruddah" to me?

Edited 12/20/2018 23:57:32
How to change the flag in warzone?: 12/21/2018 11:46:21

IRiseYouFall
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nice clan icon u got there Жұқтыру
How to change the flag in warzone?: 12/23/2018 19:03:20


alexclusive 
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The question is rather if it's right to show the location against someone's will than if it's legal. As Plat said, it's a flash game, it matters a lot more if people are fine with it.

@Chris: The same question exists the other way round in a lot more cases. Some national flags are oftenly seen as political symbols. For both sides, no matter what is actually advertised for Crimea, there should be a right to choose or at least uncheck the advertisement of any flag in the profile.

My last point should be rather easy to realize. It would be nice if Fizzer introduced at least that.
How to change the flag in warzone?: 12/23/2018 19:05:43


alexclusive 
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Someone said it wouldn't advertise somebody from Crimea as from Russia because not many countries agreed with the referendum, this is not correct. I played from Northern Cyprus and it advertised myself as from Turkey and not as from Cyprus, that's a similar case.
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