Considering there are icons for the tag, the tag, the tag, and some other ones, won't it be possible to have an icon for the tag too?

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    Only if you're prepared to stump up for some sponsorship. See - meta.stackexchange.com/questions/23959/… and others for more information
    – ChrisF Mod
    Mar 15, 2010 at 11:06
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    shame the stackexchange cant allow users to do this to improve the user experience.
    – Blowsie
    Feb 25, 2013 at 11:49

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Those are called "sponsored tags", the only way to get an icon on them is to sponsor them.

No idea how much that will set you back though...

There's also this Open Source Advertising - Sidebar thing, although I'm not sure if java fits in there. Didn't it become open source recently? These are the requirements:

It must be an advertisement soliciting the participation and contribution of programmers writing actual source code. This is not intended as a general purpose ad for consumer products which just happen to be open source. It's for finding programmers who will help contribute code or other programmery things (documentation, code review, bugfixes, etc).

Edit: I just now realize that this sidebar thing has nothing to do with tags, only an ad in the sidebar. I leave it in here just in case...


You can also use Greasemonkey to remove sponsored tags completely, or add icons to common tags.

That looks like

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  • Well, using Opera, greasemonkey scripts are not really usable ...
    – Riduidel
    Mar 15, 2010 at 14:37
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    @Riduidel: are you saying that this script doesn't work or that you didn't know that you can have User Scripts in Opera?
    – perbert
    Mar 15, 2010 at 15:17
  • I've loaded it in Opera (since user.js can handle greasemonkey scripts, which I forgot). But it required some hackin' to work correctly (and even now, I keep having issues regarding operating-system having the opera tag, and android having the .net one (which I find really weird)). Anyway, now it is hacked to work correctly, my stackoverflow is full of favicon ! cheers ! ow, the modified script can be seen at (I plan to remove regular expressions soon) : gist.github.com/333043
    – Riduidel
    Mar 15, 2010 at 16:56
  • @Rid: change [ /opera/, "http://www.opera.com/favicon.ico"] for [ /opera$/, "http://www.opera.com/favicon.ico"]
    – perbert
    Mar 15, 2010 at 17:54
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    Perl needs a camel! :)
    – Ether
    Mar 15, 2010 at 21:36
  • @Ether: I thought that Schneier's face in the security tag was enough ;)
    – perbert
    Mar 15, 2010 at 22:09
  • @voyager well, i'm OK for opera, and i'm even ok for your whole script, don't get me wrong, but I wander if we could not find a more elegant way to grab those icons urls ...
    – Riduidel
    Mar 16, 2010 at 8:51

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