• bvs23bkv33 (unregistered)

    i must be bumblebee, i'm freaked

  • 0 (unregistered)

    frist (yesterday)

  • Hasseman (unregistered)

    fo r the country selector: https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2011/11/redesigning-the-country-selector/

  • aalien (unregistered)

    I'm pretty confident that Suomi (Finland) and Viro (Estonia) are not sorted by their native names.

  • Some Ed (unregistered)

    Are those countries really ordered by their names in each of their respective official languages? Or just ordered in a particular language and then translated, like a lot of US sites do for their foreign language support? At least they're bothering to provide alternate language support, unlike most US sites which simply don't.

    Now, if they don't have foreign language support, but are simply ordering their country list by their ISO 3166 codes, that's properly a WTF... which I've personally seen in the wild.

    For what it's worth, I'm well aware that the most commonly used US sites probably do have alternate language support, because it's difficult to be in the most commonly used websites for a country without getting a significant amount of hits from other countries, too. But most web sites are much smaller than that. When your goal for your website is to be popular in your own town, you're normally not thinking about how well it will be received by the 1% of the population (in your town) who don't speak the local language.

  • Scott (unregistered)

    The way AxleHire sees it, if you're going to invent a time machine, do it with style!

  • MM (unregistered) in reply to Some Ed

    Considering the order shown there (especially the placement of Western Sahara) they appear to be sorted by the ISO 3166 codes.

  • Randal L. Schwartz (google)

    The out for delivery by yesterday is a common thing. Basically, it means there was some local delay, and it had been scheduled to deliver yesterday. Seen it many times.

  • Colin (unregistered)

    The Instructables country list is indeed ordered by ISO 3166 3-letter codes.

    These are in approximately (but not exactly) the same order as the more familiar TLD 2-letter codes, so if you're in Algeria (DZA) or Switzerland (CHE) you at least have a sporting chance of finding your country.

  • Prime Mover (unregistered)

    We were give the specification for the selector for picking the country dialling code once. We were told to present the codes (and just the codes, not the names of the countries they are associated with) in country name order.

    I'll just leave you to think about that.

  • (nodebb)

    Not sure what app causes it, but I used to frequently see the "hidden form" in my task manager. It was never possible to actually select it though.

  • Foo AKA Fooo (unregistered) in reply to Some Ed

    It's not ISO 3166: Spain is es, but Estonia is ee. Though Algeria being dz would fit nicely. Western Sahara is eh, but Eritrea is er.

    Using the the local language, España would fit before Estonia -- except that would be Eesti in their language.

    Seems to be a mixup of different orderings. Probably grown over time manually by different folks.

    Whatever, ordering by anything else than what's shown is a WTF anyway.

  • Dorian (unregistered)

    Plot twist: this is actually a random value and the submitter was impossibly lucky to have seen it generate to that string and submitted it.

  • Zarr (unregistered) in reply to Foo AKA Fooo

    Finland is "Suomi" in local language, so it's not ISO 3166 nor the local language.

  • Zero (unregistered)

    That randomvalue does not seem to be a WTF, at least without context. It may be a way to tell the server to generate a random value. For making the meaning clear, or for marketing purposes, one may rephrase it to something like "dynamic".

  • Brisbe (unregistered) in reply to Zero

    Zero: More likely, it's a case where randomvalue was intended to be a merge field where a random value would replace that string, and it was simply not replaced. But it was more amusing to frame it as if it was a r/notmyjob instead.

  • Some Ed (unregistered) in reply to Foo AKA Fooo

    Estonia is ee, est, and 233, Spain is es, esp, and 724. There's three letter codes as well as two letter codes. They're clearly not using the numeric codes, but I hadn't actually guessed that they had been. Ordering by those wouldn't have any apparent rational behind the ones that were not in an obvious order.

    I absolutely agree that ordering by anything that isn't shown is crazy.

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