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The "Computational Science" and "Computer Science" Stack Exchange sites have the same exact logo ("CS" in a blue speech balloon). Cryptography and Code Review do as well ("CR" in a blue speech balloon). This is bad for bookmarks, especially when one identifies them only by their logo. This should be remedied, especially since they cover similar topics.

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How exactly would you recommend they be differentiated? –  animuson Apr 23 '12 at 18:58
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Specialize one or both of their logos? This could be as simple as changing the speech balloon's colors for one of them or as complex as having a unique non-balloon symbol that many sites here have (eg: programmers, math, and theoretical computer science sites) –  Thomas Eding Apr 23 '12 at 19:04
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Only sites which are out of beta get a custom logo like that. It comes with the custom site design. I'm not sure how up-for-it they'd be about changing the color. –  animuson Apr 23 '12 at 19:07
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@animuson The problem here is that they are both "CS", changing the color in one could be a very easy solution to this... –  Yannis Apr 23 '12 at 19:38
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Might I suggest since "Computational Science" is actually scicomp.stackexchange.com it should use SC since no other Beta site is currently using it –  Some Helpful Commenter Apr 23 '12 at 20:30
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@ajax333221: Read the FAQ. –  Thomas Eding Apr 23 '12 at 22:33
    
I don't really care. If a moderator wants to move this, then fine. Any case, this is a defect. –  Thomas Eding Apr 23 '12 at 23:04
    
This is fine here; don't worry about it. MSO is actually a little broader than what the FAQ suggests, since it's a huge conglomeration of related things, and well, the FAQ shouldn't turn into a 30-minute read. –  waiwai933 Apr 23 '12 at 23:10
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@trinithis It would be preferable to ask questions regarding site specific issues on the site's Meta instead of MSO, but since this concerns two sites and it is an issue that needs SE's attention, it's perfectly on topic here (notice that there isn't any close votes, and a fair amount of upvotes, one user saying it's off topic doesn't make it so). –  Yannis Apr 23 '12 at 23:11
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@TheEstablishment I accept my error, I cleaned all my nonsenses. And I am not ashamed of proving to everybody that I am not perfect :) –  ajax333221 Apr 24 '12 at 0:47
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Cryptography.SE and Code-Review.SE also have the exact same logo –  Ephraim Apr 24 '12 at 4:07

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up vote 8 down vote accepted

Computational Science is now SC instead of CS.

SC 48 SC favicon Computational Science (a.k.a. scientific computing)

CS 48 CS favicon Computer Science

Cryptography is Cr while Code Review is CR. Unfortunately, cryptography's favicon is still inconsistent with the larger icons.

Cr 48 Cr favicon Cryptography

CR 48 CR favicon Code Review

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It might also be worth pointing out that the Computational Science shortname is scicomp, which is also consistent with "SC". Naturally, I wondered why the long name was inconsistent, but found my answer after a few minutes on their Meta. –  Cody Gray Aug 19 '13 at 10:18
    
Humble suggestion: Make Cryptography CY or something. –  michaelb958 Aug 19 '13 at 12:10
    
@michaelb958 I've never seen cryptography abbreviated CY. Cr is more logical and common. –  Gilles Aug 19 '13 at 15:39

This will probably crop up more and more often as SE plods on. As Ephraim noted, Codereview and Cryptography also have the same logo.

Though out here, Cryptography is Cr, not CR(as per favicon). A similar thing with Economics (inconsistency, anyone?), and many other sites.

Stuff I can think of

Note that these sites are in beta for just a few months^6-8 weeks, then they get their own logos.

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Ah, "just a few months"... there are 14 sites in beta right now that have been in beta for over a year. –  Pops Apr 24 '12 at 4:55
    
@PopularDemand: Oh, right.. The 90 days requirement is just part of the whole picture :/ –  Manishearth Apr 24 '12 at 4:56
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+1 great answer, and Love the 6-8 week reference! Also I just realized the difference in CR and Cr on the sites page, however the favicons are both CR. –  Ephraim Apr 24 '12 at 15:46
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@Ephraim that's what I meant when I said 'inconsistency'. Anyway, clarified. Thanks. –  Manishearth Apr 24 '12 at 15:46

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