Hmm... when I saw this thread form the forum menu, I thought you were adding flags, not editing banners, luckily, you were doing the latter. I like the idea, but can you explain the thread some more? I mean, is the flagpole a new item/block or just fences stacked on each other. Can you turn the banner only one direction 90 degrees, or can you turn it left and right? Would it still have the same customs as banners today? I need more!
The suggestion was to add flags or modified banners as an alternative.
I was thinking a flag attached to a pole made of stacked fence posts or iron bars. However, a new flagpole item would be nice, perhaps crafted.
As far as I am aware, at the moment the banners only hang vertically.