I really like to see the Hot P(P)CG Network Questions, and I know how to identify them with its icon image. Unfortunately, I sometimes click on a "wrong" link that bring me to an Open Source question, which have this icon: image.

Somehow, although I'm a young developer with "good eyes", I mix up the P with the F and the C with the O (and my brain probably conclude that if the P and the C are good, the G has to be good too...).

It may be stupid, but this is the second time in a month that it happened to me, and I can't count the number of times I didn't actually click on the link but wanted to, and my brain had to say "No, stupid! You see well that it's FOS and not PCG that you see".

So, can I do something to not mix up those icons?


  • According to this discussion, the "not in beta any more" sites are supposed to have a designed icon, which was discussed here (but this is an old post, and I'm not a participant of the PPCG community so they maybe like their icon and don't want it to change...).
  • This discussion speaks about the "F" in the "FOS" icon.

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Some possible solutions:

  • As you mentioned, the problem will eventually be solved by PPCG getting a full-blown design. According to this list, it's likely it will be one of the first they'll do when they have time, but it could take a while since there haven't been any designs for a long time.
  • Use a custom CSS stylesheet to hide/modify div.favicon-opensource. How this works exactly depends on your browser, but the result looks like this:

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  • Write a userscript to hide/modify the Open Source favicon.
  • I thought of your second point and will probably do it !
    – Neyt
    Dec 8, 2017 at 15:04

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