Here is the standard Stack Exchange logo:

Stack Exchange logo

Now here is the one used on the Data Explorer:

Stack Exchange logo from Data Explorer

As you can see, the text is a different font and the 3D styles on the speech bubble are different in each logo. Is this discrepancy intended, or is it a bug?

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    font style of g is different...... Commented Nov 9, 2013 at 8:10
  • I don't know why, but it is likely because it is the adopted child of Stack Exchange and not an in-house developed site. Commented Nov 9, 2013 at 11:00
  • character "K" also different, look closely
    – Bala
    Commented Nov 9, 2013 at 12:28
  • Following @psubsee2003 correct observation, it's probably different on purpose as the original logo is copyrighted by Stack Exchange so whoever created Data Explorer in the first place (Sam, I think) did not want any trouble so he just went and created his own version. :) Commented Nov 12, 2013 at 8:35

2 Answers 2


Because it's ancient. Jin actually mentioned this to me after a call the other day.

We'll be fixing this as well as several other style fix ups in the next few weeks. We're just waiting on some server hardware to arrive in Oregon so we can move SEDE back out there and get it back on speedy hardware. Possibly before that, we'll have the homepage and other tweaks in; Oded will be working a bit on it soon as time allows.

  • Yes. Finally, an official answer!
    – user215114
    Commented Nov 12, 2013 at 23:28
  • Can you mark this status-planned or status-completed?
    – user215114
    Commented Nov 12, 2013 at 23:29
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    Oh, someone else is already working on that? :P
    – Tim Stone
    Commented Nov 12, 2013 at 23:29

I definitely agree that this is a huge issue. I propose standardizing the font used in the logo for Maximum Professionalism™:

Comic Sans SE

This will fix all logo-related problems.

As suggested by Gabriele Petronella I failed to live up to the standards of professionalism in logo design that all designers must strive for. I present you Maximum Professionalism²™:

Word Art Logo Comic Sans SE

Yes folks, you may tattoo this on to your body with proper attribution*

* Barring the actual logo portion in the top right corner, you have to leave that out

  • Are you referring to FIRST LEGO League's Gracious Professionalism?
    – user215114
    Commented Nov 12, 2013 at 5:54
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    @gparyani how could a million PowerPoint presentations and flyers distributed by the PTAs of the world be wrong? Comic Sans is the font of the future for all needs big and small. It is inviting, friendly, and it just screams professional
    – jmac
    Commented Nov 12, 2013 at 5:57
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    Then why didn't Microsoft Bob use it? After all, Comic Sans was invented specifically for use with Microsoft Bob.
    – user215114
    Commented Nov 12, 2013 at 5:58
  • I would prefer Segoe UI. The Windows 8 version.
    – user215114
    Commented Nov 12, 2013 at 5:59
  • WordArt anyone? Commented Nov 12, 2013 at 7:29
  • @GabrielePetronella, I fixed it for you.
    – jmac
    Commented Nov 12, 2013 at 7:58
  • I upvoted before the WordArt. I wish I could upvote again. Commented Nov 12, 2013 at 8:27
  • I think you forgot something. The kerning in the original logo is not the same as the kerning here.
    – user215114
    Commented Nov 12, 2013 at 16:13
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    Don't you mean keming, @gparyani? ;)
    – TRiG
    Commented Nov 12, 2013 at 23:33
  • @TRiGisTimothyRichardGreen That's why I formatted it as code...
    – user215114
    Commented Nov 12, 2013 at 23:35
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    We are going for professional. Why would we ever muck with the defaults? Fiddling with keming is for amateurs!
    – jmac
    Commented Nov 12, 2013 at 23:39
  • @Gabriele, sorry about the misspelling of your name!
    – jmac
    Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 2:17

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