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What’s this about labelled tags?

Seriously, WTF guys?

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marked as duplicate by random, Kyle Cronin Sep 30 '09 at 13:05

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how much did they pay? –  deleted Oct 1 '09 at 1:03
I don't understand why this was closed "Exact Duplicate" -- the other thread didn't seem to address the question of how much Adobe paid... –  The Unhandled Exception Oct 26 '09 at 16:16

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How much do I have to pay to get a vampire icon on the tag on meta? Can I trade in some of my large, arbitrary number to make that happen? What's the point of large, arbitrary numbers if I can't cash them in for cheap prizes at the front desk?

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I vote for a picture of the count from Sesame Street, assuming there's enough resolution to make it out. –  gnostradamus Sep 30 '09 at 14:05

I don't understand the "Seriously, WTF guys?" Adobe pays them, they get their logo on tags that are associated with their products. The site is supported, tags get a nice visual indicator, the site owners are paid for their efforts...I'm not seeing the issue here.

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my user experience get cluttered with unmatching colors and shapes I don't want to see! –  markus Sep 30 '09 at 15:00
they are better than more flashy flash ads. –  Troggy Sep 30 '09 at 15:06
@tharkun: Add .post-tag img { display: none; } to your user style sheet if it bothers you that much. –  Alex Barrett Sep 30 '09 at 15:28
If this is what it takes for SO to stick around, I'm all for it. Servers, bandwidth, and development aren't free. –  ceejayoz Sep 30 '09 at 16:21

I like it, and hope they eventually expand it to use more icons, advertised or not. Why? Because it makes it extremely obvious to new users that they've chosen a known good tag. Don't see the little icon next to your main tag? You've probably done something wrong.

Hmm... I'm gonna promote this to a feature request:
Show an icon for all "common" tags

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No icon for the subjective tag, then! –  XMLbog Sep 30 '09 at 13:04
That's subjective. –  Ólafur Waage Sep 30 '09 at 13:05
Arg... why do people keep voting for this? The question is closed. Go vote for my feature request instead! –  Joel Coehoorn Sep 30 '09 at 16:15
@Joel: Don't worry. I didn't vote for this answer at all. –  XMLbog Sep 30 '09 at 19:38
I don't like it and don't want to see it expanded because more icons make my eyes bleed and make using SO unpleasant. –  David HAust Jan 4 '10 at 22:38

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