By mbriggs on Mar 26, 2007
As Robert pointed out in the beer post, one of the fundamental tenants of OneStop is to give credit where credit is due. In short, the people who do the work, get the visibility.
Along with displaying the author of the week on the homepage, we also display the author's photo and national flag on the OneStop page(s) they own and edit.
Sun Microsystems, of course, is a large global company. OneStop authors, especially those outside of the US, take pride in the fact that their flag is prominently displayed. It reinforces the message that the community and the contributions are worldwide.
I was tickled recently one of our prolific German authors, Roland Rambau, asked that we display the Bavarian flag on his pages. We recently added authors and flags for Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Russia, and Thailand.
Update/Response: if an author is based in one country but of a different nationality they get to post whatever flag they want ... :-)