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Postby Old Kalasparata » Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:17 am

I am the orginal one! >:(

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Postby New Kalasparata » Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:48 am

I suspect there is some kind of discrimination against TV screens :eyebrow:

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Postby La Habana » Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:15 am

I lol @ the spoof Kalasparata's! :lol2:
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Postby Panzerjaeger » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:50 am

La Habana wrote:I lol @ the spoof Kalasparata's! :lol2:

Indeed, whoever pulled that off is a comedic genius I have been laughing out loud for a good couple of minutes. :lol:
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Postby Katganistan » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:18 pm

La Habana wrote:
Kalasparata wrote:black represents the TV test pattern.
yellow represents the TV test pattern.
white represents the TV test pattern.
red represents the TV test pattern.
dark blue represents the TV test pattern.
maroon represents the TV test pattern 1 (Kalasparata is split screen).
green represents the TV test pattern 2 (Kalasparata is split screen).
red represents the TV test pattern.
light blue represents the TV test pattern.
(Kalaspia's colour is TV test pattern and Shimarata's colour is TV test pattern).


This explains it, we understand now.

Knock it off. He's said before he doesn't like it, so stop flamebaiting him.

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Postby Katganistan » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:19 pm

Satirius wrote:You, Kalasparata, are a disgrace to TV test patterns everywhere. You don't even come with that long, continuous, blooping, B note.

Knock it off.

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Postby Almaniania » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:22 pm

I believe that it is a wonderful flag, and I hope people will stop being noobish enough to think it is a test pattern. Seriously guys, lay off. What are you, 2 day old nation states!?
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Postby Tagmatium » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:26 pm

Perhaps a flag that is less "busy" would cause less confusion?

If you forgive the criticism, I'd say you need one with less going on in it, a lot more simplified. And perhaps a higher resolution or something, as the boxes look a bit blurred. I think it might potentially have something to do with the yellow and white lying next to each other.
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Postby La Habana » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:27 pm

Katganistan wrote:
La Habana wrote:
Kalasparata wrote:black represents the TV test pattern.
yellow represents the TV test pattern.
white represents the TV test pattern.
red represents the TV test pattern.
dark blue represents the TV test pattern.
maroon represents the TV test pattern 1 (Kalasparata is split screen).
green represents the TV test pattern 2 (Kalasparata is split screen).
red represents the TV test pattern.
light blue represents the TV test pattern.
(Kalaspia's colour is TV test pattern and Shimarata's colour is TV test pattern).


This explains it, we understand now.

Knock it off. He's said before he doesn't like it, so stop flamebaiting him.


It wasn't flamebait at the time, as I posted this before he said that he didn't like it.....
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Postby New Kalasparata » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:38 pm

Panzerjaeger wrote:
La Habana wrote:I lol @ the spoof Kalasparata's! :lol2:

Indeed, whoever pulled that off is a comedic genius I have been laughing out loud for a good couple of minutes. :lol:


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Postby Old Kalasparata » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:39 pm

Panzerjaeger wrote:
La Habana wrote:I lol @ the spoof Kalasparata's! :lol2:

Indeed, whoever pulled that off is a comedic genius I have been laughing out loud for a good couple of minutes. :lol:


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Postby Swilatia » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:51 pm

Almaniania wrote:I believe that it is a wonderful flag, and I hope people will stop being noobish enough to think it is a test pattern. Seriously guys, lay off. What are you, 2 day old nation states!?

OOC: I would have to disagree with that. I think flags should be simple, so I don't like it because it has too many colours. You would have to admit that kind of does make the flag look like a TV test pattern, regardless of what it actually represent. But I guess it's not okay to like some-one else's explaination better anymore, as it gets one or two players upset. I can't help but laugh at the idea of this being enforced in "rate the flag above you" and other F7 threads.

I personally believe that the player behind "New Kalasparata" is going a bit far, but people shouldn't let a simple mis-interpretation of their flag get to them like that.
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Postby Oppressive Rabbits » Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:37 pm

I don't know where all these people got their ideas but my flag has nothing to do with any of them!

Nor does it have anything to do with Kalasparata, so do not assume such things so quickly.
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Postby Free Kanadian Refugees » Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:38 pm

OOC: BAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

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Postby Kalasparata » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:24 pm

La Habana wrote:
Kalasparata wrote:
La Habana wrote:
Kalasparata wrote:That's it, I'm going to the Mods! :mad:


For what? We are only continuing the long-running joke about your flag, we aren't being offensive in any way :(

I've already told you 5 billion times my flag has nothing to do with T.V. so what do you do, spam my thread about it. I forgive you though!


If I really wanted to spam your thread, I would put up a hundred pictures of TV test patterns; I have no intention of spamming your thread.......

Okay, I forgive you!
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Postby Wiztopia » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:17 pm

Nice flag.

This thread is pure win in generals too. :lol:

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Postby Kalasparata » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:25 am

Almaniania wrote:I believe that it is a wonderful flag, and I hope people will stop being noobish enough to think it is a test pattern. Seriously guys, lay off. What are you, 2 day old nation states!?

Wiztopia wrote:Nice flag.

This thread is pure win in generals too. :lol:

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Postby EvilDarkMagicians » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:57 pm

Your flag looks like it could make a very good T.V test pattern...has anyone told you that yet? /JK

I think the meanings are very good. *Nod*.

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Postby Kalasparata » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:49 pm

EvilDarkMagicians wrote:I think the meanings are very good. *Nod*.

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Postby Anachnu » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:04 am

it looks like a tv test pattern
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Postby Kalasparata » Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:40 am

Anachnu wrote:it looks like a tv test pattern

Don't start with me!
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Postby Starblaydia » Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:55 am

What it looks like, to me, seriously, is two-thirds of a Russian flag, with a random sprinkling of colours and tones pasted over the top third, with little heed paid to the traditional rules of heraldry and vexillology, as well as a flag designed by a focus group/committee to represent everyone.

Sexual and gender quality are represented by three colours each? Isn't the whole point about equality that you can use one colour, symbol, etc to represent everything that's equal? South Africa's RL flag is a perfect example of how to do this properly.

Dodgy blurry jpg upscaling (from the tiny original) and cross centering mis-alignment on the top third notwithstanding.

EDIT:

Tagmatium wrote:I think it might potentially have something to do with the yellow and white lying next to each other.

Jpgs save the picture information in rows (i.e. horizontally). They're very good at compressing definition between horizontal stripes, and awful at compressing vertical ones. A barcode, for instance, on its side will save to a much smaller, and better quality, jpg than a regular-way-up barcode.

[float=right]Image[/float] So, with Kalasparata's original size flag (right) being so small, when the jpg is upsized to forum standard, it gets the definition between the squares in the top row all wrong, while keeping the definition line between blue and red perfect. Re-doing it at the same dimensions as used on the forums would be better (assuming you can compress it to the correct size without damaging the quality too much).

Though I'm still shuddering at the use of the two metals next to each other in the top third :p
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Postby Krytenia » Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:28 pm

Good lord, that's a vexillological atrocity. Give me an hour, I'll get you something with as much meaning, but far, far easier on the eye.

EDIT: And here we are!

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At the hoist, the green and burgundy quarters represent the provinces of Shimarata and Kalaspia, and the cross represents these two provinces united not only under one sky, but under a single faith.

The five stripes represent the natural beauty of Kalasparata: the warming sun (yellow/or), the fertile soil (black/sable), the frozen tundra (white/azure), the barren deserts (red/gules), and the nation's rivers and lakes (blue/azure). The equal lengths and widths of these stripes signify the equality of the nation's people.
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Postby Parthenon » Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:54 pm

Looks more like a rubix cube to me.
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