In my favorite scene from Seven Samurai, the villagers who've spent most the movie resolutely working together to defend themselves from outside attack, come undone with panic. They're about to surrender, when Toshiro Mifune climbs to a high point and holds up the makeshift flag they've made to represent their village. The peasants gradually quit their caviling and bickering as they look up at that tattered banner; their courage returns, their unity is restored. That moment occurred to me when Laetizia Coronet sent word that she wants designs for a Second Life flag.
No, not a flag for Second Life the world-- in fact, she notes, "I want to make clear that this will be the flag of the Residents, not of [Linden Lab]-- but for the community of Residents. But what symbol and colors would they best rally behind? Go here for details on submitting your design.