My suggestion is to auto-tag members with their country. Some reasons for suggestion:
1 – Consistency of country names
2 – Simple enforcement of country without the member having to do anything
3 – Helps prevent fraudulent activity (I’ve had many in my old sites pretending to be from different countries)
4 – Possibility to automatically give the member the flag of their country
In my former implementation I allowed members to choose their country if they wished but I also added a field for “Country Autodetected”. This also applied their country flag. This allowed me to check for problem customers and also showed me if they were using a VPN.
Resources (I will add other private resources):
Geolite 2 Free Downloadable Databases:
Thanks for your consideration.
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