Find your country game



  • Try and find your country in the dropdown list of the Serena Support Site

    Greece is between Viet Nam and Anguilla

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  • Ireland is where I'd expect it to be, but not far beneath it is "Czechoslovakia"...



  • > select name, id from countrynames order by newidexceptnotquite()

     



  • @Cian said:

    Ireland is where I'd expect it to be, but not far beneath it is "Czechoslovakia"...

    You can even find countries that have ceased to exist since 1993...

    Now that's user friendly !



  • The countries are ordered by their ID, a number like "536870957". For the protection of my sanity, I refuse to speculate on the details of the data model, or the lack of understanding of ORDER BY.

    I can also choose "none". This is convenient because I live on the moon.



  • @Manos said:

    @Cian said:

    Ireland is where I'd expect it to be, but not far beneath it is "Czechoslovakia"...

    You can even find countries that have ceased to exist since 1993...

    Now that's user friendly !

    You'll also find that there are two USA's in the world! 



  • @danixdefcon5 said:

    @Manos said:

    @Cian said:

    Ireland is where I'd expect it to be, but not far beneath it is "Czechoslovakia"...

    You can even find countries that have ceased to exist since 1993...

    Now that's user friendly !

    You'll also find that there are two USA's in the world! 

    And they both have the value of 536870913 which is always good to know

    function PopulateCountryCode()
    {
     if(Register.txtCountry.value=="536870913")
      Register.txtofficephonecntry.value =1;
    }



  • @Manos said:

    You can even find countries that have ceased to exist since 1993...

    Now that's user friendly !

     

     

    You can even find a language that is no longer spoken since the 17th century: Latin

    That's really user friendly.



  • And at the very end, after the very important-but-late-to-the-party UPPERCASE COUNTRIES, you find "None". So perhaps this form has to deal with off-worlders?



  • No problem with firefox where you can just write your country name ;-)



  • Actually, you should definately spend your next vacation in the United States of Minor Outlying Islands. Their Unseasoned Medium-Sized Jellyfish Pies alone - maybe with a pint of water beer... pure culture, I assure you... pure culture.



  • (for US and Canada enter 1 for country)
    It's proven: north americans don't know international dialing codes.



  • @PSWorx said:

    Actually, you should definately spend your next vacation in the United States of Minor Outlying Islands. Their Unseasoned Medium-Sized Jellyfish Pies alone - maybe with a pint of water beer... pure culture, I assure you... pure culture.
    What?



  • @Zecc said:

    What?

    Touché, forgot the mandatory Wiki lookup. Well, my apologies to the scientists then.



  • "Saint Vincent and Grenadines" is written twice, once in normal case and once in all caps.



  • That order is stranger than the Olympic Opening Ceremonies parade...



  • @Zecc said:

    (for US and Canada enter 1 for country)
    It's proven: north americans don't know international dialing codes.
     

    how does that prove anything?  If anything all it proves is that the company expected there to be some people that would not understand what to put there and that enough of those people would be in Canada or the United States to warrent putting that there.  Also, it seems reasonable that someone in the US or Canada might not know why numbers have a 1 in front of them because 1 is such a non-interesting number.  If it was 58-900-hot-asss, they might bother asking "why 58?"



  • @tster said:

    @Zecc said:

    (for US and Canada enter 1 for country)
    It's proven: north americans don't know international dialing codes.
     

    how does that prove anything?  If anything all it proves is that the company expected there to be some people that would not understand what to put there and that enough of those people would be in Canada or the United States to warrent putting that there.

    Heh, most mexicans don't know our country code is 52. Then again, they might dial US numbers every now and then, and still don't know that the US country code is 1. Its more of a historical thing, as before 1997, dialing the US and dialing (any other country) was done differently:

    95-xxx-xxx-xxxx for US numbers, 98-(countrycode)-(number) for everywhere else.

    The new system doesn't treat the US as a special case, so the dialing was just 00-(countrycode)-(number). However, many people thought that 00-1-(number) was just "the new code" for 95-(number), and just don't know that the 1 is the US country code. Oops!



  •  It's Serena.... makers of the god-awful Collage software. You expected something sane?



  • TRWTF is that you can register from Antarctica.



  •  It may be sorted by the country names in their respective native language - or some other language. Germany is "Deutschland" in German, so you can see it's sorted in the area where you find lots of other countries beginning with "D".

    I don't understand the sorting of Sao Tome in the "D"-area though. Here's the list of spellings in different languages from Wikipedia. There's a lot of "C"s, but nothing around "D":

     

    [[af:São Tomé en Principe]]
    [[als:São Tomé und Príncipe]]
    [[am:ሳን ቶሜ እና ፕሪንሲፔ]]
    [[ar:ساو تومي وبرينسيبي]]
    [[an:San Tomé e Prenzipe]]
    [[frp:Sao Tomé-et-Principe]]
    [[ast:Santu Tomás y Príncipe]]
    [[zh-min-nan:Sèng Tomé kap Príncipe]]
    [[be-x-old:Сан Том і Прынсэп]]
    [[bs:Sao Tome i Principe]]
    [[br:São Tomé ha Príncipe]]
    [[bg:Сао Томе и Принсипи]]
    [[ca:São Tomé i Príncipe]]
    [[ceb:Sao Tome ug Principe]]
    [[cs:Svatý Tomáš a Princův ostrov]]
    [[cy:São Tomé a Príncipe]]
    [[da:Sao Tome og Principe]]
    [[de:São Tomé und Príncipe]]
    [[dv:ސައޮ ތޯމޭ އަދި ޕުރިންސިޕޭ]]
    [[et:São Tomé ja Príncipe]]
    [[el:Σάο Τομέ και Πρίνσιπε]]
    [[es:Santo Tomé y Príncipe]]
    [[eo:Sao-Tomeo kaj Principeo]]
    [[eu:Sao Tome eta Principe]]
    [[fa:سائوتومه و پرینسیپ]]
    [[fo:Sao Tomi og Prinsipi]]
    [[fr:Sao Tomé-et-Principe]]
    [[fy:Sao Tomee en Prinsyp]]
    [[ga:São Tomé agus Príncipe]]
    [[gv:São Tomé as Príncipe]]
    [[gd:São Tomé agus Príncipe]]
    [[gl:San Tomé e Príncipe - São Tomé e Príncipe]]
    [[ko:상투메 프린시페]]
    [[hi:साओ तोमे और प्रिन्सीप]]
    [[hr:Sveti Toma i Princip]]
    [[io:Sao Tome e Principe]]
    [[bpy:সাঁউ তুমে বারো প্রিঁসিপি]]
    [[id:São Tomé dan Principe]]
    [[ia:São Tomé e Príncipe]]
    [[ie:São Tomé e Príncipe]]
    [[os:Сан-Томе æмæ Принсипи]]
    [[is:Saó Tóme og Prinsípe]]
    [[it:São Tomé e Príncipe]]
    [[he:סאו טומה ופרינסיפה]]
    [[jv:São Tomé lan Príncipe]]
    [[pam:São Tomé and Príncipe]]
    [[kn:ಸಾವೊ ಟೋಮೆ ಮತ್ತು ಪ್ರಿನ್ಸಿಪೆ]]
    [[ka:სან-ტომე და პრინსიპი]]
    [[kw:Sen Tommas ha Pryns]]
    [[sw:Sao Tome na Principe]]
    [[kg:Santu Tome na Prinsipe]]
    [[ht:Sen Tome ak Pwènsip]]
    [[ku:Sao Tome û Prînsîpe]]
    [[la:Insulae Sancti Thomae et Principis]]
    [[lv:Santome un Prinsipi]]
    [[lt:San Tomė ir Prinsipė]]
    [[lij:San Tomè e Prinçipe]]
    [[ln:Santu Tome mpé Príncipe]]
    [[hu:São Tomé és Príncipe]]
    [[mk:Сао Томе и Принсипе]]
    [[ml:സാഒ ടോമെ പ്രിന്‍സിപ്പെ]]
    [[mr:साओ टोमे व प्रिन्सिप]]
    [[ms:São Tomé dan Príncipe]]
    [[nah:São Tomé īhuān Pilli]]
    [[nl:Sao Tomé en Principe]]
    [[ja:サントメ・プリンシペ]]
    [[no:São Tomé og Príncipe]]
    [[nn:São Tomé og Príncipe]]
    [[nov:Sao Tome e Prinsip]]
    [[oc:São Tomé e Príncipe]]
    [[uz:San-Tome va Prinsipi]]
    [[ps:ساوتومې او پرنسيپه]]
    [[pms:São Tomé e Príncipe]]
    [[nds:São Tomé un Príncipe]]
    [[pl:Wyspy Świętego Tomasza i Książęca]]
    [[pt:São Tomé e Príncipe]]
    [[crh:San Tome ve Prinsipi]]
    [[ro:São Tomé şi Príncipe]]
    [[qu:Santu Tumiy Prinsipipas]]
    [[ru:Сан-Томе и Принсипи]]
    [[se:São Tomé ja Príncipe]]
    [[sq:Sao Tome dhe Principe]]
    [[scn:San Tome e Principi]]
    [[simple:São Tomé and Príncipe]]
    [[sk:Svätý Tomáš a Princov ostrov]]
    [[sl:Sao Tome in Principe]]
    [[sr:Сао Томе и Принципе]]
    [[sh:Sveti Toma i Princip]]
    [[fi:São Tomé ja Príncipe]]
    [[sv:São Tomé och Príncipe]]
    [[ta:சாவோ டொமே மற்றும் பிரின்சிப்பி]]
    [[tl:São Tomé at Príncipe]]
    [[tet:Saun Tomé no Prínsipe]]
    [[th:ประเทศเซาตูเมและปรินซิปี]]
    [[vi:São Tomé và Príncipe]]
    [[tr:São Tomé ve Príncipe]]
    [[uk:Сан-Томе і Прінсіпі]]
    [[ur:ساؤٹوم]]
    [[vec:São Tomé e Príncipe]]
    [[vo:Saluda-Tomeän e Prinsipeän]]
    [[wo:Sao Tome ak Principe]]
    [[yo:Sao Tome ati Prinsipe]]
    [[diq:São Tomé u Principe]]
    [[bat-smg:San Tuomė ė Prėnsėpė]]
    [[zh:圣多美普林西比]]
     



  • @tster said:

    how does that prove anything?  If anything all it proves is that the company expected there to be some people that would not understand what to put there and that enough of those people would be in Canada or the United States to warrent putting that there.
    I forgot to use the <sarcasm> tag. My apologies

    My point is they are treating Canadians and "United Statesians" as ignorants.



  • @zzo38 said:

    "Saint Vincent and Grenadines" is written twice, once in normal case and once in all caps.
     

    ... so you can express whether you are really angry about your issue or not...



  •  Apparently USA is so nice, they listed it twice.

     TRWTF is that my company uses their "TeamTrack" product.



  • @Zecc said:

    @tster said:

    how does that prove anything?  If anything all it proves is that the company expected there to be some people that would not understand what to put there and that enough of those people would be in Canada or the United States to warrent putting that there.
    I forgot to use the <sarcasm> tag. My apologies

    My point is they are treating Canadians and "United Statesians" as ignorants.

    Yeah, that point is true.  Also, I failed to catch the sarcasm because anti-Americanism is rampant on the internet and on this forum from time to time.




  • @tster said:

    Yeah, that point is true.  Also, I failed to catch the sarcasm because anti-Americanism is rampant on the internet and on this forum from time to time.

    I'm pretty sure <sarcasm> tags have been deprecated in favor of syntacically-light alternatives. 



  • Brazil is between South Africa and Cambodia... Makes sense, if you're a Brazilian, like me. :)



  • @Renan_S2 said:

    Brazil is between South Africa and Cambodia... Makes sense, if you're a Brazilian, like me. :)

    That sounds about right. You take a map of the world and start at South Africa, then draw a line West to Cambodia and you can't really miss Brazil!


  • @Zecc said:

    for US and Canada enter 1 for country

    Reasons why that isn't immediately obvious to the vast majority of people:

     - Self-Dialed long distance calls in the US and Canada are identified by starting the call with a 1.  This does not indicate it is international. ( [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_conventions_for_writing_telephone_numbers#North_America[/url] )

     - International calls between the US and Canada are dialed as if they are within-country long distance calls.

     - Most international calling in the US and Canada is between the two countries.  I would say this is more true for Canada than the US.

     - Very few (no?) places in the US and Canada start their number with "+", which would indicate that the following digit group is the country code, the "+" meaning the access code ( [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telephone_numbering_plan[/url]. ).  If they did, their numbers would be +1-1-XXX-NNNN

     - It's a single digit.  Most countries have a 2 or 3 digit number.  The single digit probably throws people off.

    I have no idea what happens if you dial 0111(area code)(phone number), or 01101(area code)(phone number) within the US.  I've never tried.  If someone wants to give it a go and let us know, that would be cool.  I did have the odd occasion of needing to let someone know how to dial my number internationally.  Because it wasn't immediately obvious at the time (think:  Before the internet) I had to phone the operator.  She chuckled and explained it really is just the number 1.  :-)



  • perhaps the rule should be that if the capitalization is wrong it is sarcasm.



  • @tster said:

    perhaps the rule should be that if the capitalization is wrong it is sarcasm.

    i can't believe someone would seriously suggest something so ridiculous. 



  • @danixdefcon5 said:

    You'll also find that there are two USA's in the world! 

    Great... does this mean there are 2 US Presidents? Hasn't 1 done enough damage?



  • @DaEagle said:

    Great... does this mean there are 2 US Presidents? Hasn't 1 done enough damage?

    Why do you insist on turning this thread into a flamewar?  You cannot win, just back out now while you still have your dignity. 



  •  Huh.

     Five-hundred-odd countries, and yet you cannot select "Ms." from the Title dropdown.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @tster said:

    perhaps the rule should be that if the capitalization is wrong it is sarcasm.

    i can't believe someone would seriously suggest something so ridiculous. 

    He* didn't capitalize his P, so I guess he was being sarcastic.

    *Or she.



  • @Zecc said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    @tster said:

    perhaps the rule should be that if the capitalization is wrong it is sarcasm.

    i can't believe someone would seriously suggest something so ridiculous. 

    He* didn't capitalize his P, so I guess he was being sarcastic.

    *Or she.
    But we can only assume this rule is true if (s)he was being serious...


  • @Zecc said:

    He* didn't capitalize his P, so I guess he was being sarcastic.

    Joke <---------------------------------> Zecc

     

    * Also, tster is a "he". 



  • Heh, I guess I deserved that, though I was only playing along (I saw you did capitalize your I either).



  • @Zecc said:

    Heh, I guess I deserved that, though I was only playing along (I saw you did capitalize your I either).

    The problem is that you forgot to de-capitalize so that we'd know your intent. 



  • @Zecc said:

    (I saw you did capitalize your I either)
    Woah, that's one broken English. That's what happens when I stop drinking coffee.



  • @Zecc said:

    Woah, that's one broken English. That's what happens when I stop drinking coffee.

    * Wild Irish Rose



  • @shepd said:

     - Very few (no?) places in the US and Canada start their number with "+", which would indicate that the following digit group is the country code, the "+" meaning the access code ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telephone_numbering_plan. ).  If they did, their numbers would be +1-1-XXX-NNNN

    No. Dialing in internationally to the US/Canada you do NOT use the extra 1 that is not the country code. So 1-XXX-XXX-XXXXX would become +1-XXX-XXX-XXXX not +1-1-XXX-XXX-XXXX. It's just like you don't use (say) the 0 at the start of a UK phone number when you dial +44



  • @fourchan said:

    Here's the list of spellings in different languages from Wikipedia. There's a lot of "C"s, but nothing around "D":

    Actually, if you look closer, the ones that look like "C" in the list are Cyrillic S'es. Russian "Сан-Томе и Принсипи" would be "San-Tome i Prinsipi" in direct transliteration.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    Why do you insist on turning this thread into a flamewar?  You cannot win, just back out now while you still have your dignity. 

    I'm pretty sure this will be the last post I make on TDWTF? Why? Becuase I swear this has turned into one of the most unfriendly, unwelcoming forums I've ever visited. Something's seriously wrong when every second post is accused of either starting or contributing to a flame war. That's TRWTF!

    It's about time people like morbius get over their superiority complex. Just how old are you? Because you act like you're about 5.

    Now, this post will probably be taken as just another flame, fair enough. I'd like to think it might be taken as a wake up call, but somehow I doubt it. Anyway, thanks for making TDWTF a great site with the most unwelcoming forum on the net.



  •  who are you anyway? and why should we care that you leave? why even inform us of this?  you've made only 33 posts for god sakes.



  • @DaEagle said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    Why do you insist on turning this thread into a flamewar?  You cannot win, just back out now while you still have your dignity. 

    I'm pretty sure this will be the last post I make on TDWTF? Why? Becuase I swear this has turned into one of the most unfriendly, unwelcoming forums I've ever visited. Something's seriously wrong when every second post is accused of either starting or contributing to a flame war. That's TRWTF!

    It's about time people like morbius get over their superiority complex. Just how old are you? Because you act like you're about 5.

    Now, this post will probably be taken as just another flame, fair enough. I'd like to think it might be taken as a wake up call, but somehow I doubt it. Anyway, thanks for making TDWTF a great site with the most unwelcoming forum on the net.

     

    It's usually considered a flame when you make pointless and unfounded attacks on a country's elected president.  I voted for George Bush, and given the chance to go back and revote, I would vote for him again.  Politics is a sensitive subject, and you probably shouldn't make off-hand remarks without a shred of evidence or reasoning to back it up.   

    If you want to be part of the forum, then I encourage you to continue posting.  It's always good having new members, and unlike some people on this forum, I do care when new people feel like this place is so unfriendly that they don't want to be a part of it.  However, if you plan on making regular contributions of the kind you made earlier in this thread, I would be more than happy to show you to the door myself.



  • @tster said:

    However, if you plan on making regular contributions of the kind you made earlier in this thread, I would be more than happy to show you to the door myself.
     

    This is no way to welcome a user.

     

    DaEagle, please don't leave!



  • @tester said:

    @tster said:

    However, if you plan on making regular contributions of the kind you made earlier in this thread, I would be more than happy to show you to the door myself.
     

    This is no way to welcome a user.

     

    DaEagle, please don't leave!

    That's strange, I don't remember posting that!



  • @tster said:

    That's strange, I don't remember posting that!
     

    That's strange, I do.



  • @tster said:

    It's usually considered a flame when you make pointless and unfounded attacks on a country's elected president.  I voted for George Bush, and given the chance to go back and revote, I would vote for him again.  Politics is a sensitive subject, and you probably shouldn't make off-hand remarks without a shred of evidence or reasoning to back it up.   

    If you want to be part of the forum, then I encourage you to continue posting.  It's always good having new members, and unlike some people on this forum, I do care when new people feel like this place is so unfriendly that they don't want to be a part of it.  However, if you plan on making regular contributions of the kind you made earlier in this thread, I would be more than happy to show you to the door myself.

    Agreed, 100%.  And to be completely forthright, I never liked George W. Bush, I never voted for him and if given the chance again, I probably would not.  However, I do not think this forum is the place for unsubstantiated, dogmatic political commentary and I do not want to see it.  I know very well that it will lead to nothing but a flamewar.  I don't want any new user to feel unwelcome without reason, but if this is the kind of contribution that DaEagle wishes to make we would all be better off without it.


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