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I just noticed that the favourite star has slightly rounded spikes. I'm quite sure they were pointy yesterday.

Is this true, and which version do you like better?

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Wow, nice catch. You can spot the difference if you switch between SO and Meta. – Matt Hamilton Aug 6 '09 at 10:31
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I like the rounded star, but I don't like the light gray background around it.

Its subtle but it looks like the image didn't quite get the attention it needed in Photoshop.

Its most notable on a laptop where the screen is often not perpendicular to your eyeline.

Here's a closeup:

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Glad it's not just me that the background difference annoys... – Rowland Shaw Aug 6 '09 at 11:33
...also on SU – Rowland Shaw Aug 6 '09 at 11:36
...and now on SO if you force a refresh... – Rowland Shaw Aug 6 '09 at 12:00
I didn't notice at first, but it is really there. Maybe another manifestation of the PNG gamma problem. – Ludwig Weinzierl Aug 6 '09 at 15:06

This is a travesty and I simply will not stand idly by while Royal Squadron Atwood Beta goes around rounding everything in sight. It starts with a little star here, an upvote arrow there. But what next? Soon he'll be rounding reputation scores, badge counts, IP addresses, words! Think of all the data we're going to lose to unscrupulous rounding.

The line has to be drawn here!

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You mean the circle must be drawn, don't you ;) – Ladybug Killer Aug 6 '09 at 10:54
@John Smithers: Nothing personal, but I'm going to stab you while knives are still unrounded. – JSONBog Aug 6 '09 at 11:22
You know, the Nazis had little stars they made the Jews wear. – Hilarious Comedy Pesto Aug 6 '09 at 12:23
I'm not sure I fully understand what you're implying, Pesto. – JSONBog Aug 6 '09 at 12:51
@Welbog: I'm fairly certain that was an Office Space reference. :) – John Rudy Aug 6 '09 at 14:02
@Welbog: Looks like the cats are gone. Did you use that knife? – Ladybug Killer Aug 6 '09 at 15:22
@John Smithers: I ate the knife, actually. The cats saw how serious I was about it that they just shut up. That's just how it is with me. – JSONBog Aug 6 '09 at 15:30

After the initial reaction that it looks all alien and unexpected passes, I think I might actually prefer the rounded one... This doesn't provoke very strong feelings either way though, as the change is rather small.

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