#1826 Wrong number of stripes in US flag

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2002-05-08
2002-05-01
Jeffrey M. White
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The topic of "United States" uses a US flag as it's
logo. The flag contains the incorrect number of
stripes. There should be 13 stripes, 7 red, 6 white.
The flag being displayed on the site is currently
missing the uppermost red stripe.

Discussion

  • Rob Malda
    Rob Malda
    2002-05-07

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    CmdrTaco,

    Did you actually go and look at the image? I find it
    rather annoying for you to say it "Works for me" for
    something that's the same for everyone.

     
  • Rob Malda
    Rob Malda
    2002-05-08

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  • Rob Malda
    Rob Malda
    2002-05-08

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    Whatever.

     
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    hey taco - this crapflood has been appearing over at
    slashdot

    Subj: CmdrTaco - US Flag Desecrator & Anti-Delewaria
    As noted on the Smithsonian Institution's site [si.edu],
    the first official American flag had thirteen stars and
    thirteen stripes, each representing one of the thirteen
    original states.

    The flag icon for Slashdot's 'United States' section is
    missing its first stripe - the stripe that represents
    Delaware, the first state admitted to the Union. While a
    simple oversight could be forgiven, it should be known from
    here on out that Slashdot is in fact aware of the missing
    stripe, and even worse, refuses to do anything about it
    [sourceforge.net]!

    This vulgar flag desecration and rabid anti-Delawarism must
    be put to a stop. Let the Slashdot crew know that we will
    not accept a knowingly mutilated flag or the insinuation
    that Delawarians deserve to be cut out of the union. I ask
    you, what has Delaware done to deserve this insolence, this
    wanton disregard, this bigotry?

     
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    CmdrTaco - US Flag Desecrator & Anti-Delewaria (Score:5,
    Insightful)

    As noted on the Smithsonian Institution's site
    [http://www.si.edu/resource/faq/nmah/flag.htm], the first
    official American flag had thirteen stars and thirteen
    stripes, each representing one of the thirteen original
    states.

    The flag icon for Slashdot's 'United States' section is
    missing its first stripe - the stripe that represents
    Delaware, the first state admitted to the Union. While a
    simple oversight could be forgiven, it should be known from
    here on out that Slashdot is in fact aware of the missing
    stripe, and even worse, refuses to do anything about it!

    This vulgar flag desecration and rabid anti-Delawarism must
    be put to a stop. Let the Slashdot crew know that we will
    not accept a knowingly mutilated flag or the insinuation
    that Delawarians deserve to be cut out of the union. I ask
    you, what has Delaware done to deserve this insolence, this
    wanton disregard, this bigotry?

     
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    > I ask you, what has Delaware done to deserve this
    insolence, this wanton disregard, this bigotry?

    Easy. Delaware has the weakest corporation laws in the
    United States so many companys incorporate in Delaware to
    avoid disclosing their true corporate shenannigans.
    Also, "Delaware" has the same root as "delete", and
    means "the state that should be deleted from the US flag"
    in the Algonquin language.

     
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    you nazi bastards - get out of america if you can't treat
    the flag with proper respect.

     
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    Delaware charges $2 to drive a puny 10 mile stretch of I-95.
    It deserves every form of abuse that is heaped on it and more.

     
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    actually, just drive around that plaza pisses you off.
    think last exit before, first entrance after. use a map to
    find the path you use. same path works in both directions.

     
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    I farted and a pea rolled out.

     
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    USA RULES!!!!!

     
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    Hey, it is not a missing Delaware. They are just giving the
    twin state of Carolina only one stripe. More and more it is
    considered one state: look at the NHL and NFL teams for it.

    Date: 2002-06-05 21:24
    Sender: cmdrtaco
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    Thanks fro your bug report. Teh fix has been committed to
    CVS, and will be included in the next SLASH release.

     
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    waah! ma flag is broken, you nazi!

    idiots.

     
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    I'd like to report a bug on this bug:

    Title:
    Incorrect usage of "it's" in an English sentence

    Summary:
    In English, the word "it's" (with apostrophe) is strictly
    used as an abbreviation for "it is." The correct possessive
    form of the word "it" is "its" (no apostrophe). This
    mistake is far more heinous and widespread in its impact
    than the subject of the bug itself.