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The flag is a bit... too pale.

I am terribly sorry to start such a innocuous thread but I found the blue bit of the Dutch flag, of which is used by the profile picture, inadequately saturated. Making the flag resembles more of the Luxembourg one than the Dutch one. I know this a rather minor issue, but would anyone at the administrative office bothers to change it?

August 26, 2014



The colors have bounced back and forth over the past few months. They used to be about two shades darker.


I agree with you. I wonder though, why would you be sorry to start an innocuous thread? Innocuous is a good thing.:)


Just a odd habit of mine. Incapable of bring on any discussion without understating the importance of subject. Weird isn't it?


Innocuous doesn't mean you don't understand something though. Innocuous is a positive word.:)



Very well my friend. You see, I am not born with the English language and I have came across various occasions where the word is used during my years of learning. And I've apprehended the meaning of the word, where the context of the entire situation is loaded with the speaker's intentions, without further investigation. That's why I have, if you may have spotted out , a uncanny set of writing styple.

I do appreciate that you pointed out the meaning of the word for me.


Honestly, I had no clue you weren't a native English speaker and I am sure plenty of native English speakers don't know the definition of "innocuous" as well. The grammar and spelling of many native speakers is atrocious online, so it's often hard to tell when someone is native or not. Your grammar and spelling are far from atrocious.:)


Yeah, i don't like the blue they use in the flags here.

The US flag and Dutch flag ordinarily have darker blues, like in my profile picture.


Yes. And if I am honest, I am a bit annoyed by that the American flag represents the English Language here.

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    Well the English should've fought harder.

    Lol, I'm just messing with you ;)


    Well, they are teaching American English.


    To solve this dispute, later on, Duolingo should offer courses in American, Australian and British English. Would solve the disputes. Same with Spanish. They need Castilian Spanish and Latin/Mexican Spanish. Same goes for other languages. But these are just some examples.


    Maybe each language could add some lessons on regional differences? It might be fun as an optional lesson.


    "Inadequately saturated" :D


    Many flags here are much paler than in their proper colors. I believe it was a conscious choice to make them match a light color scheme. Flags are used widely on the site and often side by side, having all of them full-bodied may end up looking not too pretty.

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