I just noticed that the tag has a new icon:

Doris knows HTML5

I searched on Stack Overflow and Google for her. Apparently, 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?


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@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. :)

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    I can't believe this got 11 upvotes and the accept without actually answering "Who is Doris."
    – Pops
    Oct 3, 2012 at 13:47
  • Miss Gladys Stevens, who is 63 years old. She lives in Omaha.
    – Andy
    Jun 12, 2022 at 15:47

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.

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    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. Oct 1, 2012 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, 2012 at 19:47
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    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, 2012 at 19:47
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    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, 2012 at 22:20

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