Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 158 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

I just noticed that the tag has a new icon:

Doris knows HTML5

I searched on Stack Overflow and Google for her. Apparantly, she once showed up in an advert. Other than that, I know nothing about her. Who is Doris, and what's she doing on the HTML5 tag?

share|improve this question
7  
The icon on the tag was a mistake (and is fixed already) -- icons on tags only are allowed if the sponsor "owns" the tag. See meta.stackexchange.com/questions/33081/…. – balpha Oct 1 '12 at 19:48
    
If comments could be accepted, I'd pick yours @balpha. Thanks for the clarification! – Rob W Oct 1 '12 at 19:53
    
Well, clicking the link leads to this blog – Shadow Wizard Oct 10 '12 at 13:20
up vote 14 down vote accepted

@Bart covers the 'who' part of your question above, and @balpha addressed the why.

To reiterate:
companies who sponsor tags only get the icon if they 'own' it. Which is to say, will not have an icon, but will, as it is a Microsoft product.

Also noted by @balpha, the error is now fixed. :)

share|improve this answer
11  
I can't believe this got 11 upvotes and the accept without actually answering "Who is Doris." – Pops Oct 3 '12 at 13:47

This particular tag has a sponsor, presumably Microsoft. Doris refers to Doris Chen, Developer Evangelist at Microsoft. The first sponsored link on this page leads to her blog.

share|improve this answer
2  
You will also see "Daniel knows Windows Phone" - or at least you used to, and I know Daniel Egan who is pictured in the ad and recognized him. They are real people. – Kate Gregory Oct 1 '12 at 19:45
    
Thanks. I saw a blank space (Chrome), but after some F5 spamming, the links finally showed up. This is the first time that I see an individual being a sponsor. So, anyone can pick a popular/hot tag, and put their face on it? – Rob W Oct 1 '12 at 19:47
2  
I don't think the individual is a sponsor. I think Microsoft is and they chose to use particular people as a representative for the tags they sponsor. – Bart Oct 1 '12 at 19:47
3  
You might also see 'Boris knows SFA'. I don't think it was sponsored by Microsoft though, I think it was Ken Livingstone. – McNab Oct 1 '12 at 22:20

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .