I noticed today in my profile page that area51's icon under my accounts is now like that of a beta site

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I have been able to reproduce this accross other people's profile on meta and other SE sites. Example Madara Uchiha.

Also its the same in the top bar

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Can this be fixed?

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    Ohhh, when did they switch to a big ole sprite image? Looks like someone forgot to add the background position coordinates for Area 51, so it's going to the first icon in the sprite.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Dec 4, 2013 at 0:01
  • In the full accounts list it's OK. Dec 4, 2013 at 0:02
  • @ShaWizDowArd Yes
    – Walker
    Dec 4, 2013 at 0:03
  • @animuson good catch! Go figure. ;) Dec 4, 2013 at 0:04
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    I took a peek at the site icon sprites - now I want to know what this one is! Dec 4, 2013 at 0:35
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    @animuson the sprite is a change we made this morning, to reduce bandwidth and HTTP requests in the new topbar...and maybe some retina love later this week. Dec 4, 2013 at 2:02

1 Answer 1


We felt it just wasn't really working out. We tried to get answers to all your questions but you just. kept. asking. We've decided to put the network into beta status indefinitely. It's been a good runs guys, but, well, you know how it goes.

Or it could be fixed in a build rolling out now, either or.


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