What if the Planets had their Own Flags?

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Introduction

Hello! I am back with a new blog! The topic we are going to cover this time is flags. Flags for the planets and a lot more! Sounds weird, eh? It indeed is. So, I had this idea a couple of weeks ago. This is a downright bizarre idea!

Anyway, I designed flags for all the eight planets, one dwarf planet, three satellites and the Solar System. Read the blog until the end to find our own flag!

Is there a need to have flags for the planets?

Okay, so I believe that day is not far when the human civilisation will colonise these distant lands. So, what would a Solar System-wide society do to distinguish the different domains of humanity? Such vast distances between them makes autonomy a necessity. Hence, I have created these flags.

This is just a fun little idea I had. Please, don't be mad at me!

How many flags have you drawn for each of them?

All of the inner planets have two flags – a planetary flag and an interplanetary flag. The former is to be used exclusively by the citizens of the planets while on its soil, while the international... sorry, the interplanetary flags are to be used to depict it in interplanetary committees and organisations. The outer planets, moons and the Solar System have one flag each.

What's the symbolism behind these flags?

The flags are just a gross generalisation of the celestial objects. It could be terrain, belief, mythology or something else. Most flags have a dark blue field representing the space and the symbol of the respective objects.

A lot of them could be similar. This has a reason. These different domains of humanity sprang up from a common source, hence a common element could be seen in all of the flags.

These flags are designed from the point of view of an Earthling. If you are not an Earthling and feel offended by these flags, just let me know. I'll talk with you and change the flag according to your perspective. 😉

What's the voting about?

A voting was conducted in between 6th to 13th October to choose the flag of planet Earth. Read the blog completely to find them.

Let's begin now!

Mercury

This is the planetary flag of Mercury. The orange and red stripes represent its proximity and affinity to the Sun. In the upper middle portion, the Sun can be seen, which is intercepted by the symbol of Mercury in grey colour located in the centre. See this flag waving here!

This is the international... sorry, the interplanetary flag of Mercury. The yellow arc in the left-hand side is the Sun. Mercury can be seen in front of the Sun. One-half of the planet is brightly lit signifying daytime, while the other half is dim signifying night. In the top right corner, the symbol of Mercury can be seen in orange. The dark blue field marks the space. See this flag waving here!

Venus

The flag of Venus is very unique, given that it is very colourful. The gold stripe at the bottom represents the hellish soil of the planet, followed by two stripes of brown and cream representing the dense cloud cover, and finally the blue stripe represents the sky and the human civilisation present there. In the centre is the Star of Ishtar (or the Star of Inanna), a Sumerian symbol for the planet. It is coloured red to represent its proximity to the Sun. See this flag waving here!

The interplanetary flag of Venus is very simple. On a dark blue field representing the space, the silhouette of the planet could be seen. It is surrounded by its thick atmosphere. In the top right corner, the symbol of Venus is present in brown. See this flag waving here!

Mars

The flag of Mars is inspired by this flag by Pascal Lee. The tricolour represent the transformation of the Red Planet from a lifeless planet to one deeming with life. The sky blue boundary depict the human population located there and its affinity to the Earth. In the top right corner, within the dark blue stripe, the symbol of Mars can be seen. See this flag waving here!

The interplanetary flag of Mars is a simple flag. It features the silhouette of the Red Planet in the centre, accompanied by its two moons – Phobos and Deimos on its either sides. In the top right corner, the symbol of planet is present as usual. See this flag waving here!

Jupiter

The flag of Jupiter is clearly my favourite. Just look at it! In the left-hand side, you can see a silhouette of Jupiter, with the Great Red Spot taking up a prominent spot. In the right side, the four largest moons of the planet are depicted by white four-pointed stars. I decided to omit the symbol for Jupiter because it is already too recognisable. Actually, I found this design on Reddit. So, thanks to that user for coming up with such a creative design! See this flag waving here!

Saturn

The Ring Planet's flag also features a silhouette of the planet. I could not draw the rings properly, it was very hard! The small discs above the planets are three of its most famous moons – Enceladus, Titan and Rhea respectively. In the top right corner, the symbol of Saturn can be seen. This flag was slightly altered on the suggestion of user Puvlin. See this flag waving here!

Uranus

Uranus

This is also a great design. I think I'm being narcissistic, because I designed them all! Anyway, this flag incorporates the colour blue in it prominently because Uranus is made mostly of water, hydrogen and methane. In the right side, a silhouette of the planet is visible. One of the most prominent features of this flag are the rings, which have been merged into one single ring for the sake of simplicity. In the left side, the symbol of Uranus can be seen. See this flag waving here!

Neptune

The Neptunian flag is also prominently blue in colour like that of its twin. However, the shade of blue is darker. It features wave-like stripes representing high speed winds known to flow on the planet. In the centre is a stylised version of the symbol of Neptune, the Trident of Poseidon. See this flag waving here!

The Moon

Let's not leave the satellites! Here is the flag of our Moon:

The flag of the Moon is probably my favourite. It has a simple design. The dark blue and silver go hand in hand. In the centre is a crescent. I included the crescent because a circle would have been too obvious. In the canton is the symbol of the Earth, symbolising the close relationship between Terra and Luna. See this flag waving here!

Europa (Jupiter's Moon)

Europa is the smallest of the four Galilean moons of Jupiter. It is widely believed that underneath the icy surface of the moon, there exists a vast ocean, which could potentially support life. The flag is an obvious visualisation of this belief. In the canton, a four pointed star represents Jupiter and in the top right corner, the symbol of Jupiter is present. See this flag waving here!

Titan (Saturn's Moon)

Titan is the only body within the solar system other than Earth where surface liquid has been found. It is widely believed to host some form of life. The flag of Titan features several stripes – the bottom yellowish stripe represents its soil, the blue stripe represents the water and the white stripe represents ice. In the canton, a yellow diamond sign which includes a silhouette of Saturn, along with its symbol, can be seen. See this flag waving here!

Pluto

Pluto is NOT a planet, but it shouldn't be omitted altogether. I drew flags for the moons, then why should I leave our old friend Pluto? Here is the flag of Pluto:

Looks cute, eh? It depicts the Pluto-Charon binary system. Charon is the largest moon of Pluto (Pluto has 5 moons!). The heart shape is a region on the dwarf planet now known as Tombaugh Regio. See this flag waving here!

It seems we have covered everything. No! We missed the Solar System! Here is the flag for the Solar System:

The flag of Solar System has a very straightforward design. Kind of like how the kids draw the Solar System. With this abstract idea, I tried to visualise all of the planets and some of the moons (sorry Pluto!) into a single flag. In the centre is the massive Sun. This flag is clearly not drawn to scale. See this flag waving here!
Since the planets are colonised, we need something like the United Nations. A supranational... sorry, an interplanetary association for all the planets. Let's call it the United Planets Association for the time being. This idea was suggested by user JWatson24.

On a blue field symbolising the space, the symbol of sun is inscribed in gold in the centre. Two olive branches represent peace. In the left-hand side, two thick stripes portray the inner and outer planets. In between them, a thinner stripe depicts the asteroid belt, an often forgotten yet an important part of the Solar System. This flag can also be used to represent all of the Solar System. See this flag waving here!

OK! So, we have covered everything ... except our own planet! Earth! Now, there exists a lot of proposals for the flag of Earth. Here are some of them:

International Flag of Earth designed by Oskar Pernefeldt in 2015
Flag of Earth designed by John Cadle; you might have seen it on YouTube
John McConnell's flag, known popularly as the Earth Day Flag
Flag of the United Nations is also used to represent all of Earth
They are all good designs, however, I feel that they do not represent all of the planet. And going by theme of this blog, I have to make flags for the Earth too. A democratic voting was conducted between 6th to 13th of October to choose the flags of Earth. Check the winning flags below!

This flag is called the Unity Flag. It is a modification of the International Flag of Earth designed by Pernefeldt. With 13 votes, this flag is unofficially declared the planetary flag of the Earth. On a blue field, seven rings are linked to each other creating a flower. It represents how everything on Earth is connected either directly or indirectly. The inner boundary is of different colours and meet each other in the corners, representing the cultural, geographical and biological diversity of the planet. The outer white boundary symbolises peace and harmony.

The user plattitude gave some valid points regarding the design being somewhat complex and unsymmetrical. However, having received the largest number of votes, I felt changing it would be deceitful to those who have voted for it. So, the flag stays as it was in the first iteration of the blog. See this flag waving here!

Receiving 8 votes, I'm delighted to announce this flag as the interplanetary flag of the Earth. It is called the Terra and Luna flag. On a dark blue field marking the space, the Earth can be seen. I drew out the Pangaea supercontinent, so that none of the today's continents feel left out. In the right side, the moon can be seen. This flag should be used in interplanetary missions and voyages between the Earth and other planets. I'm pretty fond of this design. See this flag waving here!

I decided to call this flag the Four Domains of the World Flag. The symbol of Earth is drawn on an indigo field. The four quadrants mark the geographical diversity of the planet and also the four elements of nature. The blue quadrant represents the water; the green quadrant represents the forests, the trees and the soil; the yellow quadrant represents the deserts and fire; and the white quadrant represents the mountains, the polar regions and also the air. Unfortunately, this flag received only 6 votes. I don't want to disregard this flag completely. Hence, this flag can be used unofficially to represent our planet. See this flag waving here!

Okay! This marks the end of this blog. This is my longest blog till date. Anyway, I hope you liked this blog and my designs. Don't forget to like it!

What do you think of these designs? Do you agree with my flags? If you have any questions, please ask out in the comments.

Lastly, I'd like to say that this blog was written to enhance the current bland condition of the Recent User Blogs section. You may copy the idea and create flags for other things as well, just don't spam the RUB. Goodbye!

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Level 47
Oct 14, 2021
The voting has ended! Any votes received after this comment being posted will not be accepted. The results will be announced at 18:00 IST (12:30 GMT) today.

Some updates have been made to the flag of Saturn. Also, a new flag has been designed for the Solar System. Can't wait to show it to you guys!

Thanks everyone for participating in the voting and reading this blog. Thank you to Quizmaster for featuring this blog. I'm planning a sequel for this blog which may not be as good as this, but yes, it's coming soon!

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Level 47
Oct 14, 2021
I'm delighted to announce the Unity Flag as the planetary flag of Earth and Terra and Luna Flag as the interplanetary flag of Earth. So what are you waiting for? Wave them proudly! When you meet an alien, give them these flags as a memento. I'm sure they will love it! 😉
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Level 65
Oct 6, 2021
INCREDIBLE INCREDIBLE INCREDIBLE INCREDIBLE INCREDIBLE INCREDIBLE I LOVE IT AMAZING THIS IS GREAT
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Level 65
Oct 6, 2021
This is an amazing idea! I was also planning to make a community flag project soon to bring the community together! can you guess for what it is ;)

I vote for the last design for Earth. And all of your flags are also amazing. My favorite was Saturn, I love the contrast on it. Neptune is also unique. It would be amazing to have more flag blogs, as I think it is something we all love :D

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Level 47
Oct 6, 2021
THANKS THANKS THANKS THANKS :)

I'll add your vote into the polls. And is your project about the flags of Indian states and territories?

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Level 65
Oct 6, 2021
That's a good idea too that I was thinking of, but it's even more community-uniting :)
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Level 47
Oct 6, 2021
Okay, then is it flags for our empires?
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Level 65
Oct 6, 2021
COMMUNITY-UNITING

lol

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Level 47
Oct 6, 2021
I don't know.. whatever it is, I'll surely participate!
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Level 56
Oct 7, 2021
Voting for the unnamed third!
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Level 47
Oct 7, 2021
OK. Wait, McKenzie! You're back? Where have you been?
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Level 26
Oct 10, 2021
Is the project about a flag for the whole JetPunk community?
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Level 53
Oct 6, 2021
Very creative, I love it, good job!
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Level 47
Oct 6, 2021
Thanks a lot! Would you like to participate in the voting for the flag of Earth?
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Level 34
Oct 6, 2021
This blog has just earned you a subscription from me to you. Excellent blog, I really loved it.
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Level 47
Oct 6, 2021
Aw.. thank you so much! This blog could potentially increase my subscriber count. :)
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Level 31
Oct 6, 2021
I subsribed too, Love this blog
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Level 47
Oct 6, 2021
Thanks! :)
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Level 52
Oct 6, 2021
Lv diz blob! Amz! Umd rye-kul dsgz, + uh spec ideo! fr zerth fg, ivt OPT C! RYE STN DSG! Grblob!
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Level 65
Oct 6, 2021
Love this blog! Amazing! And really cool designs, and special idea! For the earth flag, I vote Option C! REALLY STUNNING DESIGN! Great blog!
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Level 47
Oct 6, 2021
Translation from Martian: Love this blog! Amazing! ... I didn't get what's here ... I vote for option C.

Okay. I'll add your vote in the polls. Cn u end diz crptc era? Tis vry dfclt to undrstnd wht u r wrtng!

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Level 47
Oct 6, 2021
Thanks Thread! :)
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Level 32
Oct 6, 2021
Ur yt. Im x ideo o wht ZT blah blah

(He infected me with that... 😐😐)

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Level 52
Oct 6, 2021
Dix dia, cr nd
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Level 32
Oct 6, 2021
WHY CAN’T I UNDERSTAND!?
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Level 52
Oct 6, 2021
bc u cnt
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Level 32
Oct 6, 2021
Because you can’t.

HAHA! TAKE THAT! 😎😎😎

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Level 68
Oct 6, 2021
Nice! Great idea
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Level 47
Oct 6, 2021
Danke! Would you like to participate in the voting?
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Level 68
Oct 6, 2021
Yes, the final one
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Level 47
Oct 6, 2021
Will add it into the polls

I think even I should vote.

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Level 72
Oct 6, 2021
Some images don't load for me
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Level 47
Oct 6, 2021
Strange. Maybe try from another device. Do you see a broken image link icon?
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Level 65
Oct 6, 2021
At first they didn't for me also, but they came in a few seconds.
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Level 47
Oct 6, 2021
Then you should click on the flag waving website. It would most probably load there.
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Level 61
Oct 6, 2021
Very cool, well done
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Level 32
Oct 6, 2021
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! You could upload your flags on Wikimedia Commons, as I actually cannot see them on the flag waver :)
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Level 47
Oct 6, 2021
THANKS! 😁 You cannot see them on the flag waver? That's odd. The website seems to work fine for me. Anyway, I'll think about it.

And who do you vote for?

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Level 32
Oct 6, 2021
That’s strange. But I can see on Mobile :)

Idk... I think the second or third design... can I vote for both? Lol!

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Level 47
Oct 6, 2021
Going by the principles of democratic voting, you can't lol.
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Level 65
Oct 6, 2021
Ranked choice voting, anyone? lol
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Level 32
Oct 6, 2021
But and the blank ballot vote?
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Level 47
Oct 6, 2021
I had that idea but I didn't implement it because it would have been complex.
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Level 32
Oct 7, 2021
Going by the principles of democratic voting, I can pick blank ballot ;)
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Level 47
Oct 7, 2021
Yes, you can. But it would be good if you vote for at least one flag. :)
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Level 32
Oct 7, 2021
If you wouldn’t do amazing drawings, I wouldn’t have so much difficulty :)
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Level 47
Oct 7, 2021
Really? Then maybe vote for that flag which contains your favourite colour.
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Level 32
Oct 7, 2021
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Level 47
Oct 7, 2021
🤔
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Level 32
Oct 6, 2021
Nice blog. Domain flag.
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Level 47
Oct 6, 2021
Ta! The Domain Flag was sad because it had no votes until now. I'll add it into the polls.
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Level 57
Oct 6, 2021
Another amazing blog from you, Aficionado! Just like Thread said, these flags are incredible! If we had to choose a JetPunk flag designer, then I'm sure it would be you lol :)

And I vote the third option for Earth's flag.

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Level 47
Oct 6, 2021
I'd be honoured to be the JetPunk Flag Designer. Isn't it strange that an Emperor is designing these flags? LOL!

And I'll add it too. It seems we have a clear winner on the first day itself!

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Level 65
Oct 6, 2021
But you haven't seen my project yet ;) Actually it's a community contest, so Aficionado could win and retain his title as the sole flag designer lol
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Level 32
Oct 6, 2021
I’m Aficionado at Aficionado’s blogs lol
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Level 32
Oct 6, 2021
And what about Union Flag for the third one? Because the arches are united representing... stuff?
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Level 47
Oct 6, 2021
Union Flag, hmm.. sounds very British to me. I'll decide its name later.
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Level 32
Oct 6, 2021
Yes. It reminds like Union Jack. BGG would like lol
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Level 57
Oct 7, 2021
Hmm, don't they call the United States' flag the union flag as well?
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Level 32
Oct 7, 2021
Well... yeah...?
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Level 54
Oct 13, 2021
US flag: Stars and stripes
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Level 73
Oct 6, 2021
Great blog, very original.

Or as our klingon friends would say....

"mang, ghorlu'meH ghIlghameS"

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Level 47
Oct 6, 2021
Thanks! And sorry, I don't understand Klingon. Can you translate it for me?
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Level 65
Oct 6, 2021
Or as you would say in the third official language of TheNatureThread empire which I have not yet named (Naturian?)

Gori blog, cer murocil!

Lol I should make a blog about Naturian

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Level 47
Oct 7, 2021
Lol. What does that mean? The first part means great blog but what does the second part mean?

Yes, you can make one just as Clutch made the Grandese language blog.

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Level 67
Oct 6, 2021
Awesome blog!!! Your blogs are absolutely stellar (pun intended!), and if your goal was to spice up the RUB, you definitely succeeded :)

I think my favorite flag might be Europa. Simple design but looks great and has good symbolism. Of course, Jupiter is cool too, and I like how the design of Neptune's is a bit different from the others.

I don't know if you're updating this blog anytime, but since you mentioned interplanetary associations, I think it'd be cool to have some sort of giant interplanetary council. Something like the UN, but for all the planets instead of just Earth. If you could design for this, what would it look like?

And finally... my vote for Earth's flag is #1, the Four Domains flag :)

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Level 47
Oct 6, 2021
Thank you!! 😄 I have to update it when the Earth's flag will be decided. As for the flag of interplanetary association, it would most probably be the flag of the Solar System or something similar to it. The Four Domains Flag is catching up.

Fun fact: I copied-pasted the waves in the Neptunian flag from Kiribati's flag because it was proving difficult to draw them.

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Level 65
Oct 6, 2021
Neptune is a Kiribatian colony confirmed 😳
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Level 47
Oct 7, 2021
Kirbatian and Barbadian colony because of the waves and the trident respectively. Given that both of them are island nations, they can easily colonise Neptune, which is made mostly of water or water-like substances.
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Level ∞
Oct 6, 2021
Fun. I added it to our official blog.
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Level 65
Oct 6, 2021
CONGRATULATIONS AFICIONADO!!!!!!!!!!!

You are now on the same level as Jiaozira and Stewart!

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Level 32
Oct 7, 2021
And CringeDragon as well!
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Level 67
Oct 6, 2021
Congrats! Getting a blog featured is a huge achievement, and you definitely deserve it :)
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Level 52
Oct 6, 2021
Congrats!
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Level 47
Oct 6, 2021
Woah! MY BLOG GOT FEATURED! And this is only my fifth blog. I'm so fortunate. Thank you Quizmaster for considering this blog worthy enough to be featured! :)
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Level 32
Oct 7, 2021
WE LOVE YOU QUIZMASTER! CONGRATULATIONS AFICIONADO! Now the other members of Quadruple Alliance need a blog featured lol
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Level 47
Oct 7, 2021
Thanks! The featuring of this blog was completely unexpected. I knew this would be a hit but being featured on the day of its release is really unbelievable, at least for me - someone who started blogging just two months ago! :)
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Level 32
Oct 7, 2021
You deserve that!
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Level 57
Oct 7, 2021
Congrats on the feature!
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Level 52
Oct 6, 2021
I vote the TAL
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Level 47
Oct 6, 2021
I will add that too.
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Level 61
Oct 7, 2021
This is such a novel and interesting idea - l enjoyed the thinking behind each flag. For the 'Earth' flag, after some dithering, I think the Terra/Luna design
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Level 47
Oct 7, 2021
Thank you! I will add your vote into the polls. :)
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Level 32
Oct 7, 2021
AFICIONADO, THIS BLOG WAS FEATURED!!! CONGRATS!!! 🥳🥳
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Level 72
Oct 7, 2021
Cool idea, although I still think it will be a long time before we're able to colonise any gas planets. As for the Earth flags, I think the unnamed last one best represents Earth
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Level 47
Oct 7, 2021
Yes, you are correct. The gas giants have no surface so it would be hard to colonise them. However some of their moons do have surfaces, such as Saturn's moon Titan.
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Level 65
Oct 7, 2021
Jupiter and Venus ones are awesome. I don't like complexity of Uranus and Saturn ones. Child should be able to draw those flags and designs should be as simple as possible. For Saturn one, remove the moons and place Saturn in the middle and you have a wonderful, strong, yet simple design that tells the story. For Uranus, why not make the whole flag in the colour of Uranus with a simple vertical white line down the middle!? Everyone would understand what it represents. No need for extra details. Nice idea in general.
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Level 47
Oct 7, 2021
Thanks. I will reconsider the design for the Saturnian flag. Actually it didn't turn out how I wanted it to be. I wanted Saturn to be tilted with its rings. But Paint didn't let me draw a tilted ellipse. So I made it a rectangle instead. As for its moons, I should remove the lower moons to make it simpler.

Uranus' flag looks complex? I don't think so. Anyway, I'll reconsider those designs after the voting is complete.

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Level 62
Oct 7, 2021
Cool idea, but can't see a thing. All the image links are broken and all the flags on the flag waver are just plain white flags blowing in the wind. Tried multiple browsers, and it's a problem on both my laptop and phone.
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Level 47
Oct 7, 2021
I don't know why is it happening. Many users have commented that they can't see the flags. I'm sorry.

If you're on desktop, then right click on the icon and click on load image option. That should probably help.

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Level 62
Oct 7, 2021
No, nothing works, unfortunately. When I right click on Load Image, nothing happens. It seems like it's something to do with the ibb.co url for each image. When I open the image in a new tab, it says i.ibb.co "can't provide a secure connection" and "sent an invalid response". That's probably why the flag waver shows a blank flag as well, as it's connected to the ibb.co image that you've uploaded.
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Level 32
Oct 7, 2021
Maybe you can try with your cellphone. It wasn’t working on my notebook, but at cellphone it works.
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Level 47
Oct 7, 2021
I'm really sorry, I can't help it. If someone knows how to resolve this issue, please write it out here.

I can see all the images on phone and computer. I've rechecked the ibb links. They all seem to work for me. The flag waver site is also working.

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Level 62
Oct 7, 2021
MG17 if you read my original comment, you'll see I already said it doesn't work on my phone. Perhaps someone will be able to figure it out, as Aficionado asked.
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Level 32
Oct 7, 2021
Oh ok. Now I really don’t know what to do. Maybe Aficionado should export the images to Wikimedia Commons.
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Level 52
Oct 7, 2021
They work for me
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Level 62
Oct 8, 2021
They now work! Was there an update or changes?
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Level 47
Oct 8, 2021
No. I haven't updated a thing. I guess the server of imgbb was down or something like that. Anyway, I'm glad that you can see them now.

Do participate in the voting! :)

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Level 32
Oct 7, 2021
For everyone who’s having trouble with the images.

Yes, it didn’t work also for me when I was on desktop. Try out with the Mobile!

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Level 64
Oct 7, 2021
Great designs! You're very talented. What a treat for someone like me who's interested in both space travel and vexillology. I vote Four Domains.
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Level 47
Oct 7, 2021
Many thanks! Your vote will be added into the polls. :)
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Level 55
Oct 7, 2021
Nice blog. I vote for Four Domains flag
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Level 47
Oct 7, 2021
Thank you! Four Domains Flag is catching up! :)
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Level 67
Oct 7, 2021
Awesome! I vote for Terra and Luna
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Level 47
Oct 7, 2021
Thank you! Terra and Luna is clearly my favourite too. :)
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Level 71
Oct 7, 2021
This is super cool, also I gotta say the third unnamed one is my favorite, if you could add that to the vote (thanks in advance lol)

I think my favorite flags have to be Saturn and the Moon personally, but this was really creative and neat and they all had something cool in them

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Level 47
Oct 7, 2021
Thanks for the compliments. I really appreciate it. I will add your vote into the polls.
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Level 63
Oct 7, 2021
Brilliant blog. Very creative. If possible I would like to vote for the second flag. Thanks.
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Level 47
Oct 7, 2021
Merci beaucoup Napoleon! I will add your vote. :)
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Level 90
Oct 8, 2021
Wow, those were some great flags, with sound adherence to vexillological principles throughout! My vote for earth would be the first one. I really like the third, but the overlapping center circles are a little too... complex? unsymmetrical? unpredictable which one crosses over vs under? Something about it puts me off.

But thank you for not following the examples of these flags.

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Level 47
Oct 8, 2021
Thanks for the compliments. Even I'm not very fond of the third design, but it has gotten most votes.

It is based on the flag designed by Oskar Perenfeldt. The flower looks complex to me too and I feel like it doesn't represent all of the planet perfectly. After designing the other two flags, I was out of ideas so I just modified it a bit and added those boundaries. Text on flags definitely don't appeal to my tastes and hence none of them feature texts except the astronomical symbols.

Anyway, I'll add your vote into the polls. :)

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Level 90
Oct 8, 2021
With my astronomical hat on, I do worry that the interplanetary Mercury flag might perpetuate the misconception that the planet is tidally locked--that the same side always faces the sun. But I like the aesthetic effect of the shaded circle. I also would have left the Mars Symbol off of its black flag, I think your symbolism was strong enough to make it redundant.
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Level 47
Oct 8, 2021
I see you are worried about the Mercurian flag. I found a lot of similar designs. The John Cadle Flag of Earth is also very similar. Coincidence? I think I got a little bit too carried away putting all those symbols. Mars is clearly very unique and shouldn't have required that boring symbol. Maybe I'll remove them in the next update. Or should I leave it to the Martians?

If any Martian is reading this message then tell me what do you think of the flags that I designed for your planet?

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Level 36
Oct 8, 2021
I vote for Saturn and Titan.
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Level 47
Oct 8, 2021
Umm.. you are supposed to vote a flag for Earth. Look at the last three designs which are the candidates/proposals. :)
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Level 39
Oct 9, 2021
Hi can I vote for the last one
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Level 47
Oct 9, 2021
Yeah, sure! I'll add it.
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Level 36
Oct 11, 2021
Okay, I'll vote for Neptune and Earth instead. My bad.
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Level 47
Oct 11, 2021
Which of the three earth flags? Please specify. Sorry, if I'm not able to explain this well but you have to vote for earth's flag ONLY out of the three designs given at the end of the blog. I hope you understand. :)
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Level 60
Oct 9, 2021
All of the flags look really good! I like the simplicity of the Four Domains but the Terra and Luna flag looks nice when it is waving. I vote for the Terra and Luna flag because the blue/green earth and the moon stands out nicely from the black background
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Level 47
Oct 9, 2021
Thanks a ton! I'll add your vote into the polls. :)

It was actually one of the easiest flags to make and it happens to be my favourite too.

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Level 65
Oct 9, 2021
We're tied for subscribers lol! I wonder who will be first to 15 ;)
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Level 47
Oct 9, 2021
That'll be probably you. I had just one or two subscribers before this blog was released. Since I'm currently not writing any blogs (I'm tired and out of ideas, but maybe this one could have a sequel).
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Level 32
Oct 10, 2021
Me, as I’m with 19 :)
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Level 47
Oct 10, 2021
Since you have the largest number of subscribers, you have to vote for a flag! NOW! Your options are the Four Domains flag, the Terra and Luna flag and the unnamed third flag.
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Level 65
Oct 10, 2021
Actually I have 116 :D
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Level 47
Oct 10, 2021
116 subscribers?
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Level 65
Oct 10, 2021
on youtube
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Level 32
Oct 10, 2021
So make Quizmaster vote :)

(Btw I subscribed on each member of Quadruple Alliance 🙃)

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Level 47
Oct 10, 2021
How do I make Quizmaster vote? 🤔 Anyway, let's give it a try:

Dear Mr Quizmaster,

Please consider voting for the Flag of the Planet Earth from the three given options at the end of this blog. MG17 will not vote unless and until you vote. Given that you are the owner of this site, your vote will be valued and much appreciated.

Regards,

Aficionado.

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Level 32
Oct 11, 2021
😐

I thought on:

Hello Quizmaster. It’s Aficionado (In fact is MG17 ;-;👍🏻), and I wanna thank you for feature my blog. It’s such a really rare thing to happen! And I’m really grateful for that. The point, is that I wanna know if you would like to vote in one of the Earth Flags I designed. If yes, you can go to my blog and vote (or answer on the email), but don’t worry if the answer be no. Anyway, you can vote, and thank you for the feature!

Regards,

Aficionado

But you sent already, and I’m anxious to know the answer! :)

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Level 26
Oct 10, 2021
Brilliant blog Aficionado! Loved all the flags. My vote is for the "Four Domains of the World" Flag simply because it symbolises the diversity and underlying unity of all elements and living beings of the Earth. Keep up the good work!
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Level 47
Oct 10, 2021
Thank you! I'll add your vote. :)
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Level 51
Oct 10, 2021
Fantastic Blog and congrats on the featured blog! I vote for 3rd flag.
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Level 47
Oct 10, 2021
Shukriya Neil! I will add your votes into the polls. :)
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Level 51
Oct 11, 2021
Aap bahut aacha ho. (I would say I'm welcome bt I don't know hoe to..)
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Level 62
Oct 11, 2021
Terra and Luna
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Level 47
Oct 12, 2021
Thanks, I'll add it. :)

Also, MG told me that he has voted for the third flag, which will also be added.

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Level 32
Oct 12, 2021
The second one is marvelous waving, but I think I’m going to go with the third one :)
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Level 47
Oct 12, 2021
Yes, your vote has already been added. And the unnamed third flag now has a name. Upon much pondering, I have decided to call it the "Unity Flag". Does that sound good?
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Level 32
Oct 13, 2021
That’s cool!
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Level 71
Oct 12, 2021
I'll vote for Terra and Luna. Its a very nice flag!
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Level 47
Oct 12, 2021
Thanks. Will add it. :)

Also, sorry for trying to advertise it.

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Level 36
Oct 12, 2021
I'm gonna vote unnamed third :)
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Level 47
Oct 12, 2021
OK. Call it the Unity Flag now. It has got a name. :)
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Level 31
Oct 12, 2021
Woah, so many comments!
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Level 47
Oct 12, 2021
Half of them are mine lol.
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Level 67
Oct 13, 2021
I vote for the unnamed third flag, hope my vote isn't late! Great blog by the way and congratulations on being one of the first featured Jetpunk bloggers :)
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Level 47
Oct 13, 2021
Phew! You made it just on time. The voting ends at 23:59 in every timezone. And thanks! I'll add your vote. By the way, the unnamed third flag has a name now: the Unity Flag. Its name will be written in golden letters tomorrow once I edit the blog and announce the winners, although everyone knows who has won. Anyway, thanks again! :)
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Level 54
Oct 13, 2021
I also vote for the unnamed third flag although I'm late according to my time zone. Maybe just pretend I'm in America so it counts? I suppose the third is the winner anyway, unless there is a random influx of votes sometime soon. Great blog and congrats of the well deserved feature!
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Level 47
Oct 13, 2021
Thanks! Since you make such high quality blogs, I'll let you vote. I don't think there'll be any votes now. The time is over. Only some parts of America might be in those timezones. Anyway, thanks! :)
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Level 65
Oct 13, 2021
I am in that part of America, it's still Oct 13 :)
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Level 47
Oct 13, 2021
But you have already voted. In fact, you were the first one. ;)

After doing some math (not really, just looked on the clock app), I realised that all of the US is still in those timezones. So, that means essentially all of the Americas.

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Level 65
Oct 13, 2021
Yeah, but the East Coast is probably sleeping lol
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Level 47
Oct 13, 2021
Just three minutes until New York and other cities in the East cannot vote.
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Level 90
Oct 14, 2021
Regarding the new flag... the Asteroid Belt gets a stripe, but the Kuiper Belt doesn't?
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Level 47
Oct 14, 2021
Yeah, the Kuiper Belt. I thought about it but didn't know how to incorporate it into the flag. It is far wider than the asteroid belt and making it so thick might make the flag complex and some people might disagree over that.

Moreover, it couldn't be as economical, as profitable as the asteroid belt. Hence, I have decided to omit it.

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Level 67
Oct 14, 2021
Thanks for taking my suggestion :D I really like the United Planets Association flag. It's a fitting testament to the glory of our Solar System especially Earth. Also, while I'm a bit disappointed the Four Domains didn't get many votes, I will proudly accept the Unity Flag as our new planetary flag!

(Also, I replied to your comment on my Ibn Battuta quiz since you wanted to know why it wasn't fully animated.)

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Level 47
Oct 14, 2021
Thanks! You can still use the Four Domains Flag as people are allowed to use it unofficially. 😄
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Level 20
Oct 18, 2021
I can only see the earth flags
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Level 20
Oct 18, 2021
oh I looked the flags up and can see them now
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Level 59
Oct 19, 2021
I'm not generally a flag fan, but I really like what you've done. The Venus one is my favourite, and the Jupiter flag looks terrific when it's waving.
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Level 47
Oct 19, 2021
Glad you liked them! I found the Jupiter design on Reddit, so it's not really my idea but I drew it myself. I'm a planning a sequel as well. :)

How come people are coming back? Is this blog featured again lol. ;)