When members sign up there is usually a drop down list of countries for the members to choose from before adding city. May be that list needs to be updated as new countries emerge in the world. I have received complaints from members who can not find their countries on that list. They have the option to just choose a neighboring country but it makes them feel bad. The most recent complaint is from a member whose country is Abkhazia. (To be honest it was the first time I heard of that country). She had to sadly choose Russia. I will enclose the message she sent below. There are similar cases especially with disputed territories. Personally speaking I'd be very sad if I couldn't find the name of my beloved country on such a list and probably not join the site.
On our network we have a page where members can search for other members by country and I can't include this country because the page will have to be linked to an advanced search result page for that country.
My suggestion is: Since Ning cannot have an updated list all the time, it would be nice to add to that drop down list a line which says something like "write your country's name if not found on the list."
Can this problem be solved?
Here on MyEE i have to pretend to be living in whatever country but beloved ABKHAZIA (it's my motherland). Maybe the site doesn’t have to follow all the policies a lot of countries have. One of them being non-recognition of Abkhazia.
Would you be so kind as to add Abkhazia to the list of countries on MyEE and the Sukhum city as well? I don't like that the first thing my friends see on my profile is a LIE... Even though i've been living in Russia for a couple of years, i'm abkhazian and i love my motherland from the bottom of my heart!
If the answer is "no", i'll understand, dear Denis, be sure