Suggestion on countries

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    TheTransitioner
    Asked on July 31, 2011 at 05:31 AM

    I am using the country popup listbox (http://www.jotform.com/form/12102029290) and I just discovered that United States come on top of the list, above the alphabetical order of the rest of the countries.

    Although I understand that statistically the chances are greater that US citizens are the ones using the tool, for many other cultures this is one of the many details taht reveal how the US see themselves as the center of the world. There is the US, then the "others". It's like when some forms are not accepting accentuated characters or forcing to put a US states in an address field, even when you live in another country (Jotform doesn't do this, hopefully).

    My suggestion is that you place the US in the right place in the alphabeticcal list. You could also create a specific 'US centered" country list. This will not trigger this humiliation that many non US people feel through these small details.

    Thanks!

    Jean-François Noubel

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    allanftd
    Answered on July 31, 2011 at 07:44 AM

    Hi Jean-François,

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. We truly understand your sentiment and we apologize if you felt that way. As such, I'll endorse this to our programming team for further action. 

    In the meantime, kindly use the default drop down menu and copy paste the list of countries found here: http://openconcept.ca/blog/mgifford/text_list_all_countries

    A working demo form can be found here - http://www.jotform.com/form/12111758416?

    Please let us know if you need further assistance. Thank you for using JotForm!

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