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Would it be possible to get different favicons per beta site?

Currently all SE 2.0 sites are using the same favicon during the beta phase.

[B] http://sstatic.net/skins/sketchy/img/favicon.ico

I know it stands for Beta, but it is hard to distinguish which site it refers to when all the beta sites can be mixed, e.g. in the https://stackexchange.com/ front page or in chat.meta.SO.

Could the letter B changed to some other character(s) that can represent the site more, before the community decides an official icon to use? e.g.

  • "English Language and Usage" → [E],
  • "Ubuntu" → [U],
  • "Personal Finance and Money" → [$]



The beta period lasts 60-90 days; it is up to the community on that site to decide during the beta what their logo and favicon should be.

Per https://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/07/the-7-essential-meta-questions-of-every-beta/

5. What should our logo and site design look like?

This one is pretty straightforward. Solicit contributions, throw out ideas, post preliminary (or finished) designs, and be supportive and respectful of other people’s ideas and creativity.

We have designers on staff to come up with site designs but, if an idea stemming from the community stands out as exceptional, we are happy to use it.

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    I'm advocating a temporary distinguishable icon for each beta site, before the community can decide the actual icon to use. – kennytm Aug 13 '10 at 8:39

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