Canadian flag - in use since 1965

Started by Erica Howton on Thursday, December 16, 2010


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12/16/2010 at 3:34 PM

DLD noted here:

That the flag was tagged to a profile born May 31, 1734 (and probably others).

She is contacting the manager and seeing if she an image she uploads, as primary manager, overrides the flag.

I added the profile to this Project for follow up and further research, thinking ... where there's one, there are more .....

Private User
12/16/2010 at 4:40 PM

Should note here that the profile is

There are several others in that family from that era using that flag as image. See

Private User
12/16/2010 at 4:41 PM

Should probably also repeat here DLD's reason why this image is a problem:

"Curators.. please remove the current Canadian flag as a profile picture from this person and ALL people born prior to 1965. It was adopted as my country's flag in 1965.

The Canadian Red Ensign had been unofficially used since the 1890s and was approved by a 1945 Order-in-Council for use "wherever place or occasion may make it desirable to fly a distinctive Canadian flag".

Note the dates.. It is historically incorrect and sloppy research to attach a Canadian flag to anyone who lived in the 1700s."

Private User
12/16/2010 at 4:42 PM

These pictures were uploaded by Jeffrey Smithers

Also note Erica's fine advice:

"What I was thinking too is that if there are *many* profiles inaccurately bearing the flag, we can try and "tag" all of them with the better / more historically accurate image all at once.

Can be done, just needs for the profiles to be identified."

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