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Sponsored tags no longer show appropriate icon next to tag name.

For instance, Android tag had green Android logo, that is no longer there:

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While it is always possible that some tag is no longer sponsored, I checked several tags from various companies that used to have icon and neither one is showing the icon at the moment.

  • I'm voting to close this question as only applicable to one specific site as tag sponsorship is a Stack Overflow-only feature. – Sonic the Masked Werehog Jan 4 at 23:36
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    Not really much point to closing this at all – Shog9 Jan 5 at 0:57
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    @Sonic so you should close all those questions and ask to blacklist the tag so people won't waste their time using it. I don't agree with it, but that's the proper course of action if you think those questions do not belong here. – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Jan 5 at 11:38
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Looks like the "android" sponsorship ended on Dec 31 '19 at 23:59, along with 38 other tags. So, no icon until/unless they renew.

I see one active sponsorship on the first page of tags, so the system's still working:

sql-server is still sponsored

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    Let me guess...they were ten-year agreements beginning January 1, 2010? – Sonic the Masked Werehog Jan 4 at 23:35
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    Is it possible to know/find the numbers? How many tags were sponsored? And are these sponsorships a 1 year deal or something else? Or is it some private data like "SO Inc. eyes only"? – OldPadawan Jan 4 at 23:38
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    Not really public info. Agree it can be disconcerting when stuff disappears without notice, but so it goes. – Shog9 Jan 5 at 0:57
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    @OldPadawan here is an answer of mine that could answer the first two questions. You have to run the code for yourself to get fresh data. – rene Jan 5 at 9:09
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    Thanks, I knew Google had a lot of them, so I went to check some MS ones and Sony... and they were also gone... Too bad, those icons were also great visual helper when browsing front page. – Resistance Is Futile Jan 5 at 10:52
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    @Sonic more likely SE asks for more money this year. But can't know for sure of course. Anyway, really no big deal. – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Jan 5 at 11:37

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