What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 137 Stack Exchange communities.

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

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

2  
how much did they pay? –  deleted Oct 1 '09 at 1:03
2  
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

3 Answers 3

up vote 18 down vote accepted

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?

share|improve this answer
9  
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.

share|improve this answer
6  
my user experience get cluttered with unmatching colors and shapes I don't want to see! –  markus Sep 30 '09 at 15:00
5  
they are better than more flashy flash ads. –  Troggy Sep 30 '09 at 15:06
5  
@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
3  
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

share|improve this answer
    
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
1  
@Joel: Don't worry. I didn't vote for this answer at all. –  XMLbog Sep 30 '09 at 19:38
1  
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

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