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Bang!
2/05/2007 10:52am,
So emboesso, whom I believe is just a mediocre troll, has -- in a generic effort to stir **** up -- pointed out that the use of the flag of the People's Republic of China in our forum logo is an issue. And without speaking about how MA was regarded during the Cultural Revolution, let me just say this: Modern Wushu.

So lemme ask you this, if we were to change the flag in the background in the forum logo, what would you suggest?

SpringHeeledJack
2/05/2007 11:19am,
I don't think it's a big deal either way. On top of that I have zero knowledge of CMA's and will probably never post here. I voted "who cares."

ONE TWO THREE FOUR FIVE
2/05/2007 11:25am,
If you want to pick a different flag, you seem to have an abundance of choices:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_flag

I've been reading some of the history on Wikipedia and it seems like most of the various rulers where beset by trouble and personified by human rights abuse. where there ever any "nice" rulers in China? SO far it seems the ones that came the closest where the Han dynasty.

EmetShamash
2/05/2007 11:43am,
I would be curious to hear the opinion of someone that is actually Chinese or from China. Otherwise, screw it. I say just leave the flag how it is since that is the flag that most people identify with China.

pauli
2/05/2007 11:45am,
i would suggest using something other than a flag. a couple of distinctively chinese weapons, perhaps, or some representation of traditional animals or elements (or elephants, but that's another show). maybe get the bull (what's his name?) dressed in black silk?

or replace the flag with an outline of china. that might be best.

EmetShamash
2/05/2007 11:49am,
i would suggest using something other than a flag. a couple of distinctively chinese weapons, perhaps, or some representation of traditional animals or elements (or elephants, but that's another show). maybe get the bull (what's his name?) dressed in black silk?

or replace the flag with an outline of china. that might be best.

YAY! I approve! Maybe Fu Dogs with the Bullshido Bull standing in the middle with Chinese weapons or something yeah?

Phrost
2/05/2007 12:06pm,
Well we only have 3 icons at this point, and the styles are only grouped by country of origin until there's enough discussion to justify individual style forums.

So we have options here, assuming Wolf doesn't mind doing the work. Maybe scrap the flags completely and have a Bully in traditional dress of the region with the country name in the local language?

Tonuzaba
2/05/2007 12:13pm,
Country outline with butterfly swords, maybe? Is the bull a must?
*missiles incoming*

Bang!
2/05/2007 12:13pm,
Actually, I have to say that I think the Bully in the gong fu zhuang is fantastic. As emboesso also mentioned, excluding North Korea is also somewhat problematic. So, yeah, I think traditional dress is great.

Of course there's the issue of traditional vs. simplified Chinese characters . . . Do you like how complicated a simple little thing like this can become?

Phrost
2/05/2007 12:15pm,
Tempted to replace all the icons, respectively, with pot stickers, sushi, and bulgogi.

new2bjj
2/05/2007 12:16pm,
How about a Dragon- I mean, that's been a symbol of china through out almost every dynasty, And I don't think the PRC or the Taiwanese would disapprove.

Phrost
2/05/2007 12:18pm,
So what would the Korean's animal be? Japanese?

Cullion
2/05/2007 12:35pm,
So what would the Korean's animal be? Japanese?

Barbecued dog served with Kimchi.

Tom Kagan
2/05/2007 1:24pm,
Chinese Martial Arts are intimately tied with the Shaolin Temple (rightly or wrongly) and thus, are intimately tied with Chan (Buddhism). Therefore, I suggest using a universally understood sign of Buddhism.

... like a swastika:

http://www.crystalinks.com/swastikafalun.png

Cullion
2/05/2007 2:46pm,
A photoshop of KFDW sparring JFS.

It's the only way.

Neildo
2/05/2007 3:31pm,
Just looked at the link Slindsay posted. What exactly was emboesso's issue with that flag?

edit: nevermind, I found it. I vote for PRC, because it looks cool.