Would it help to see forum members nationalities?

Just an idea, would it be useful to have forum members nationalities flagged against their names? A small country flag perhaps? Sometimes it may be more relevant and informative to know which country owners and sitters are in.

Good idea, I think I’m the only french here, but it’s only a testing forum which does not represent at all the diversity of THS members

There are many sitters if not french, living in France : as an owner as well, I can choose directly (without posting an ad) sitters living in such and such country. Near me for example if I go away for a week end

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Great idea!

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I’m full of them!

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Not entirely sure; convince me!

It will be clear where the advertised sit will be. Do you wish to know the nationality of the owner (as in their citizenship) or their nationality of origin? Many owners give that info in their intro and I always find it interesting in a general sort of way but not that it would make much difference to me, in an apply or don’t apply scenario.

Show your working out, with examples :joy: (no, I’m not a teacher).

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I like the idea if it is voluntary. Maybe provide allowing for creative options for those who aren’t too proud of their nationality (currently), i.e., ‘Global Citizen’ or ‘US born Francophile’. Maybe folks can just put something that resonates with their idea of national identity.

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Bonjour, Provence!
Moi aussi je suis Française! I am also French, from Cannes, Côte d’Azur, and I live in San Diego, California. In our Trusted Housesitters profile, I stated that we are a Franco-American couple.
Maryse

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I like the idea. I feel like I often have to explain it is from my point of view as a US citizen. It is also fun to see where others are from.

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Bonjour Maryse, j’ai découvert aujourd’hui votre présentation, contente que nous soyons au moins deux françaises sur ce forum, Pourriez- vous m’aider ? J’ai vu par deux fois le mot “moniker” dans les posts, je n’en trouve aucune traduction dans 3 dictionnaires et aucune non plus sur Google… Si vous passez par la Provence un jour, faites nous signe. Je suis bluffée par le nombre de vos sits. Je trouve intéressant d’échanger sur les voyages.
Sorry to use french : I’m only asking help as 2 people on this forum have evoked “moniker” and I don’t find the translation anywhere. Thought I was fluent, obviously not

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I wasn’t talking about THS, I meant on the forum . Wondered if nationalities would be useful here.

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Je suis désolé d’avoir semé la confusion! I did use “moniker” in a post. Essentially it means nickname & is old fashioned. It isn’t a word you would hear “on the street”; more in books or highbrow conversations.
Also, not to be confused with the female name - Monica. It sounds the same!

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Oh! Of course. :woman_facepalming:t3:, that makes much more sense!

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Scanned this thread again because I was sure someone suggested that language flags would be good but I can’t see the post. I know I wasn’t imagining it, so I don’t claim it as my idea but I’m supporting it hereby!

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Problem begins if the majority gives nationality, then if some who do not tell, will the owners wonder why ?
I’m afraid if THS gives us the choice, we shall be obliged to scroll the different countries, what about choosing only as you said “global citizen” or “european” (28 in CEE, sorry 27 with the Brexit from now on, but more on the continent and on british islands-GB itself included-…)

I was referring to the forum not the THS website when I suggested showing nationalities against members.

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Sorry to have misunderstood.

Yesss!! I suggested this in the forum feedback. Having some kind of fun identifiers to know at a glance where someone’s perspective is coming from. Like “full time sitter” or I love your “global citizen” one, could even include jobs/hobbies if people like, i.e., “writer” “blogger” etc.

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Bonjour Provence,
Je viens juste de lire votre message du 3 Octobre.
Je vois que “Saltrams” a clarifié le nom “moniker”: “sobriquet” en Français, “nickname” en Anglais.
Cette année, pas de voyage international pour nous à cause de COVID! Nous faisons donc des gardiennages dans notre région.
Savez-vous ce qui est pire que COVID? CAVE VIDE… sans plus de vin!!! Je plaisante, le rire est la meilleure médecine!
Amicalement,
Maryse

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Bonjour @Maryse
Il est 3h du matin. Insomniaque je suis à cause de ce mauvais feuilleton américain. Le suspense met les nerfs à rude épreuve…
Cave vide ? Alors que vous vivez en Californie ?

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Ce qui est curieux, c’est que je n’ai pas trouvé “moniker” dans mes dictionnaires français anglais… Ni dans le petit Hachette Collins, ni dans Google. Le mot ne figurait pas même dans the advanced learner’s dictionary of current english. uniquement dans le Penguin, qui donne “name” en synonyme. N’existe pas non plus sur Google et Microsoft…

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