I've noticed that a lot of other sites have custom up and down arrows (like the linux & unix site, for example.) Is it possible for us to do that hear? I think having the up and down arrows being flying wings like the B2 would be pretty cool. See how it looks like a down arrow for a down vote!

Or maybe N9-M, for the uber geeky. a little more simple, I like that.

Though, for the less "modern" feel we could simply go with the standard commercial outline, which is still very reminiscent of an arrow. Maybe a 757 would be better than a 777?

I think going with a GA plane would be a mistake, but that's just me, not "arrowy" enough without swept back wings. Maybe someone can think of a way to make it work though? Though maybe a 152 is a bad example...

Any thoughts? Can we do this? Would it not be awesome! I say we go for it!

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    $\begingroup$ I think that we have to get out of beta before we get a custom site design, which would include the arrows. I like the top one, although maybe more of the outline or a "blueprint" version of it would look better since it will be so small. $\endgroup$ – Lnafziger Apr 19 '14 at 11:24
  • $\begingroup$ @Lnafziger I'd agree, this is just or illustrative purposes. We'd need to find someone with a little bit of graphical talent to whip up a simplified outline of the B2. $\endgroup$ – Jay Carr Apr 19 '14 at 12:02
  • $\begingroup$ Something like that pilot wings badge would be nice too rather than a plane. $\endgroup$ – ppp Apr 19 '14 at 16:29
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    $\begingroup$ @PatoSáinz Maybe the pilots wings could be a custom "Favorites" badge? I worry that if you turned it upside down it would look really weird... $\endgroup$ – Jay Carr Apr 19 '14 at 20:31
  • $\begingroup$ @JayCarr definitely an interesting idea. For a visual impression of how it might look check out Arqade -- their arrows are stylized ships reminiscent of something you'd see in Space Invaders $\endgroup$ – voretaq7 Apr 20 '14 at 1:14
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    $\begingroup$ Great idea - a stylized B2 or airliner planform view would work well. $\endgroup$ – Jon Story Nov 26 '14 at 15:37
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    $\begingroup$ The stealth bomber would be good for the downvote array since neither stealth aircraft or bad posts want to be seen. $\endgroup$ – casey Nov 17 '15 at 17:38
  • $\begingroup$ As much as I like the flying wing shapes I think if we go with stylized up/down vote arrows we should go with either a cessna-style planform or an airliner/jet planform, only because Arqade already uses something that's very close to the B2 outline $\endgroup$ – voretaq7 Jun 22 '16 at 1:52
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    $\begingroup$ @voretaq7 You may have a point, but, frankly, I'm not sure it's that big of a deal if our arrows look kinda of like their arrows.... They are all arrows after all, they're going to look alike. $\endgroup$ – Jay Carr Jun 22 '16 at 6:18
  • $\begingroup$ Whatever is chosen, the signs must be quite clear. A plane (such as the one chosen for badges) pointing up or down that looks like an arrow should be OK. $\endgroup$ – Manu H Aug 26 '16 at 14:19

How about departure and arrival signs?

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How about attitude indicators indicating nose up or nose down? This would be very not arrow-y, but I think it would be cool. A profile view showing a climbing or descending aircraft would be neat. I'm also interested in seeing some GA design element on the site.

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  • $\begingroup$ Or a VSI showing climb and descent... $\endgroup$ – 2NinerRomeo Jun 22 '16 at 0:18
  • $\begingroup$ As a non-pilot, I'd find both of those options confusing. From past experience with Stack Exchange sites I'd understand they're the upvote and downvote buttons, but I'd only realize they represent a climbing or descending aircraft if someone pointed it out to me. $\endgroup$ – Jeffrey Bosboom Jun 22 '16 at 2:21

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