Take a look at this:

This is empty. Heartless. I won't say ugly, just bad. The worst favicon I've ever seen, and I saw my share in the last 20 years. It got no meaning, nothing.

Please change it back to the stacked, colorful, balloon. Please.

If the purpose is having different icon than the main site, why not simple grayscale like all other meta sites in the network?

  • Presumably it has been changed to differentiate it from the parent stackexchange.com favicon.
    – phenry
    Commented Jun 26, 2014 at 22:37
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    Not to mention it looks terrible on dark browsers
    – 3ventic
    Commented Jun 26, 2014 at 22:41
  • @phenry might be, but there are other alternatives. Will think of something. Commented Jun 26, 2014 at 22:41
  • @3ventic yikes! wow, now that's ugly. :( Commented Jun 26, 2014 at 22:42
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    Please don't just revert; do something that's distinct from the standard SE favicon that's used for chat. Commented Jun 26, 2014 at 22:51
  • @MonicaCellio yep, fair point and I've added an alternative. Commented Jun 26, 2014 at 22:53
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    rene brought up that Stack Exchange Data Explorer has the same logo, so it's confusing. Maybe give Stack Exchange Data Explorer a different logo?
    – user163250
    Commented Jun 26, 2014 at 22:53
  • @Cupcake yeah, better change SEDE favicon and possibly logo, if you got idea send it to Tim Stone who is kind of in charge over that site. Commented Jun 26, 2014 at 22:55
  • Well, you are always successful. I asked the same question and got -6.
    – nicael
    Commented Jun 27, 2014 at 7:51
  • @nicael where? Couldn't find it. I'm almost sure you used different words and/or way to display your idea. Commented Jun 27, 2014 at 8:16
  • There. Of course, I didn't add images, but I removed my question in a minute, because got 6 down votes (so I decided that everyone love new icon).
    – nicael
    Commented Jun 27, 2014 at 8:19
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    @nicael Jon Ericson summed it up nicely: you made it sound more like a rant than asking nicely to change. One thing I learned in Meta in all my years: what matters most is the attitude and the way you bring your argument forward, more than the argument itself sometimes. Commented Jun 27, 2014 at 11:32
  • By the way he posted his comment two minutes after I removed my post. How is it possible?
    – nicael
    Commented Jun 27, 2014 at 11:33
  • @nicael diamond mods (and of course SE employees who got a diamond) can post comments on deleted posts, plus many other cool powers. Commented Jun 27, 2014 at 11:35
  • @nicael as for my success rate, it's not great but it's measured by requests that get completed. For me it's currently 16 out of 78 which appears to be indeed quite good, but it's not really measured by upvotes. Commented Jun 27, 2014 at 11:38

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Well, aside from the jarring change, at least make the favicon match the site logo. When I saw that icon in the reputation summary, I was at a loss as to which site it belonged to and why I'd be getting reputation there. I wondered if one of my meta questions had been migrated to a site I don't recall joining.

So, please, at least make it consistent across the site so I'm not left scratching my head.

Which logo refers to meta.stackexchange.com?


Using a grayscale version of the (previous) icon would be consistent with other metas. No it's not a per-site meta, but it is a meta for all of Stack Exchange, so users who see it on their profile, inbox, or achievements should not be confused.


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