This is a small point (some would say pedantic) concerning the following diagram that currently appears on the About page of Stack Overflow and other Stack Exchange sites:
(This is an attachment. Here is the original link.)
It is labeled as a Venn diagram, both by the name of the file (venn-diagram.png) and the alt attribute (Venn diagram: Wiki, Digg/Reddit, Blog, Forum), but this is a mislabeling because a Venn diagram must by definition show all possibilities, and the following possibilities are not represented:
- Just Wiki and Forum
- Just Digg/Reddit and Blog
A simple solution would be to remove the word "Venn" from the labels; alternatively, we could redraw as an actual Venn diagram,
which I'm guessing would not be a popular choice due to aesthetics and clarity of communication. Alternatively, we could just decide that nobody really cares and leave everything the way it is.
UPDATE: Thanks everyone for the responses. I added strike-through above, since @John Gardner's answer shows my guess was wrong. I'll wait another day or so and then accept an answer
based on votes (let's say, the answer must have at least two more votes than any other answer), unless someone tells me that's not proper procedure for these types of questions.
UPDATE 2: I've decided not to use votes to determine which answer to accept. The main reasons are (1) votes speak for themselves, and (2) votes can change after an answer has been accepted. I initially thought to use votes primarily because my question involves aesthetics, and I think it reasonable to assume that votes reflect what is most aesthetically pleasing to the community. However, the question is not purely aesthetic, so that reasoning does not fully apply here.