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    If you were to create a flag for your own political party or nation or club or society what would be on it and why would you choose those symbols? Alternatively would you adopt an existing flag and why? Would you be adapting the standard to your own purposes or do you consider that your purpose would be congruent with what the standard has represented already?

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    We should create a flag for the forum
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    Hmm. I don't have a specific flag to put forward here, but I remember three rules of vexillology.

    Be simple enough for a child to draw.
    Be memorable and distinctive.
    Have clear symbolic meaning.

    Most actual flags achieve only rule #1. The short-lived Bavarian Soviet Republic had, in some ways, the best possible flag. It was a solid red canvas. You might laugh at its simplicity, but it indeed met those three rules with gusto, did it not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by UniqueMixture View Post
    We should create a flag for the forum
    I would like a forum flag but doubt it will happen.

    You'll have the naysayers arguing against the idea of a flag.

    Then among those who want a flag, it will be pretty hard to come to any agreement as to what to put on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    Be simple enough for a child to draw.
    Be memorable and distinctive.
    Have clear symbolic meaning.
    Spot on.

    It can be difficult to sum up an organization's mission with a symbol or two alone. But, hell, every organization needs a mission statement that's a sentence or so long, which requires a decent amount of thought to get "just right"--a logo or flag requires thinking along those lines, too.

    I use a few different symbols myself: a logo that I've designed myself for professional settings, a more personal logo, a symbol resembling the node of a decision tree, the letter Psi (for psychology), and so on. They all represent what I'm "about," but packaged in different ways. Colors are usually olive green, tan, brown, and orange.

    Quote Originally Posted by SuchIrony View Post
    Then among those who want a flag, it will be pretty hard to come to any agreement as to what to put on it.
    I kinda like the "M" favicon deal that we have going on right now.. it's simple and shows our roots.

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    This is the flag I made for my nation. In my opinion it's more fun when the flag is recognizable, but doesn't have any inherent meaning. It allows people to assign whatever meaning they want to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    If you were to create a flag for your own political party or nation or club or society what would be on it?


    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    Why would you choose those symbols?
    It is a flexible enough symbol to let others know that someone with a reputation is around and is most likely up to something.

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    Alternatively would you adopt an existing flag and why?
    In this case I would because this particular flag's meaning is undefined; it essentially means that someone is operating by rules that make sense to them.

    I would never want anyone to think that they know a shitload about me just because they knew the meaning of a symbol used as a visual identifer for something of mine.

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    Would you be adapting the standard to your own purposes or do you consider that your purpose would be congruent with what the standard has represented already?
    I think I've answered that already, but for the sake of offering a complete answer I'll confirm the fact that I have an very strong internal locus of control and that rigidly defined rules have never exactly been my cup of tea.

    I'm as good natured as can be, but I'll not be boxed in and walked on in order to follow any set of rules.

    Plus, it would be great to wear an eyepatch and wear a pirate hat while flying a Jolly Roger from the back of a waverunner at the beach on a nice day. :yim_rolling_on_the_



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