Now on SO, whether it allows Microsoft, Adobe, Oracle and other companies logos to its related tags, will become something like a big carnival - Imagine many company tags in different colors. If possible, remove them from SO. If do not, put it in black and white instead color. SO is better in a clean and efficient design.

Think about it.

  • remove bug tag, please Oct 2 '09 at 1:54
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    Do you have a mock do of the tag logos in black and white? (Fink about it? Are you Ali G?)
    – random
    Oct 2 '09 at 2:58
  • Any good logo works fine in collor and black and white. Oct 2 '09 at 3:02
  • You can create a simple Mock in black and white in Photoshop. There is black and white option. Oct 2 '09 at 3:03

Since it is part of an advertising campaign ("sponsored tags"), most likely you'll see more of this. The reaction has been more positive than negative from what I can tell, so I'm guessing you should prepare yourself for more...

See a pretty big post on this topic here.
Adobe-sponsored tags

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    Maybe in Black and White instead collor would be better. Oct 2 '09 at 2:17
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    Yes, should be BW and not colored. (Like the icons in the mac menubar, looks classy compared to windows!)
    – Nimbuz
    Oct 2 '09 at 2:36

If you really don't like them, here you'll find how to get rid of them:

User script to remove SO sponsored tag advertisements

there is also an answer to that question that provides an alternative image. So you could create the B/W one yourself and replace it with that.


This is a great experiment that has the potential to vastly increase the profitability of SO and the other n sites in the trilogy. The said logos are simple png images which should be easy to block if you are really that bothered by them.

I would recommend the logos in tags to be not B&W but grayscale.

I believe (and hope), as this experiment evolves, the SO team will address the issue of search results lighting up like a Christmas tree with logos by limiting the places where a logo will be shown and the number of different logos on a page.

If they are lucky enough to, say, have Microsoft sponsors the internet-explorer tag and Sun sponsor the javascript tag, they will have to figure out a way to decide what to do for questions with both tags anyway.

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