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How is it possible to suggest a change to a default site icon? I noticed a lot of sites with a default one.

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  • Do you have examples of sites? The couple I checked all have working fav-icons. – rene Sep 11 '18 at 13:09
  • Do you mean the beta sites which have just a blue balloon with letters or an icon in them? – Glorfindel Sep 11 '18 at 13:10
  • yes . exactly that – Guy L Sep 11 '18 at 14:01
  • economics for example – Guy L Sep 11 '18 at 14:01

If by "default" you mean the blue text bubble with letters in, that's Beta sites and they get changed when the sites "graduate" out of Beta.

What does "beta" mean?

“Beta” means that the site is still being defined and constructed


All beta sites have the same temporary placeholder design. Once the site is no longer beta, it will have a unique design built with input from the community.


There is no set amount of time for a site to remain in beta; it will be in beta for as long as necessary to reach critical mass, with periodic evaluations that help communities know where they stand and what they need to work on.

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