The Meta Stack Exchange header background seems to have the logos of many graduated sites in it.

Meta.SE header

After a quick count, you will find that there is the same number of logos in the header as there are graduated sites (minus the StackOverflows for different languages) (see the footer to count).

So, my question is: Do site logos get added to the Meta Stack Exchange header when they are graduated and their custom design is completed?

  • "you will find that there is the same number of logos in the header as there are graduated sites" - May I ask how you determined the number of graduated sites? Because at the moment there are logos of graduated sites missing. Jul 25, 2015 at 12:59
  • @ChristianRau I checked the footer, read the graduated sites in area51, and counted the graduated sites only at stackexchange.com/sites#name. Then I averaged and made account for the different SO's. Jul 25, 2015 at 23:09

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Yes, the logo got updated when beta-sites graduate as can be seen from this logo:

meta on may 15th, 2014

which was obtained from the Wayback machine on May, 15th 2014

With the introduction of the redesign (responsive, left nav) which mandated a design that was generalized with less customization the MSE topbar went into a static background:

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    True, though I wonder how much bacon it costs them. (it's a known fact that Jin gets his salary in bacon) Jul 25, 2015 at 9:48
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    Chemistry and biology graduated recently and I don't see their logos yet. So perhaps the head banner has not been revised yet.
    Jul 25, 2015 at 10:43
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    hmm.. so this is like one of those "spot the 5 differences between these two almost exact same photos" game ... Much harder with no red freehand circles...
    Jul 25, 2015 at 11:38

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