Seriously, WTF guys?

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    how much did they pay?
    – deleted
    Commented Oct 1, 2009 at 1:03
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    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... Commented Oct 26, 2009 at 16:16

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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?

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    I vote for a picture of the count from Sesame Street, assuming there's enough resolution to make it out. Commented Sep 30, 2009 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.

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    my user experience get cluttered with unmatching colors and shapes I don't want to see!
    – markus
    Commented Sep 30, 2009 at 15:00
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    they are better than more flashy flash ads.
    – Troggy
    Commented Sep 30, 2009 at 15:06
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    @tharkun: Add .post-tag img { display: none; } to your user style sheet if it bothers you that much. Commented Sep 30, 2009 at 15:28
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    If this is what it takes for SO to stick around, I'm all for it. Servers, bandwidth, and development aren't free.
    – ceejayoz
    Commented Sep 30, 2009 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

  • No icon for the subjective tag, then!
    – Welbog
    Commented Sep 30, 2009 at 13:04
  • That's subjective. Commented Sep 30, 2009 at 13:05
  • Arg... why do people keep voting for this? The question is closed. Go vote for my feature request instead! Commented Sep 30, 2009 at 16:15
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    @Joel: Don't worry. I didn't vote for this answer at all.
    – Welbog
    Commented Sep 30, 2009 at 19:38
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    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.
    – Dhaust
    Commented Jan 4, 2010 at 22:38

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