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What do icons on the tags mean?

What does an icon on the tag mean, for example the "rg" before the sql-server tag as pictured below? Return to FAQ index
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Should tags that represent concepts be sponsorable? [closed]

I don't see any problem with companies sponsoring tags that are products/proper names, like flex or flash being sponsored by Adobe or android being sponsored by Android. However, I just noticed that ...
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Adobe-sponsored tags [closed]

Whoa! Very cool. A welcome and smart way to bring users and company together in a way that benefits everyone involved - exactly the kind of advertising we need more of. Is this something that'll be ...
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Is it really ok to sponsor a tag associated with a competing product?

I just noticed that the git tag is currently being sponsored by Plastic SCM, which as far as I understand, is a competing product. Is it really kosher to have the first thing you see when visiting a ...
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What's this about labelled tags? [duplicate]

What's with this Adobe logo? I don't use Adobe Flex, I use Flex, the fast lexer, and I've had to add a million tags to my ignored list to try (unsuccessfully) to filter out the questions about this ...
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How much does it cost to sponsor a tag? [closed]

With almost 30,000 tags, it would be nice to be able to sponsor very low traffic tags. The low volume tags are actually quite interesting. For example, if you have a business repairing altair ...
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Who stole the fox?

Take a look here, the firefox tag page: As far as I know this is Firefox official logo: (original) I'm pretty sure it used to be that official logo until recently but now it's suddenly changed ...
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Could SO sponsor the FAQ tag on Meta?

If you go to the faq tag here in Meta, you are greeted with the complete list of the sofaq overhaul project. It occurred to me that the team could make the faq tag a sponsored one here on Meta, so it ...
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Is there a way to see all "Sponsored Tags"?

Is there a way to see all sponsored tags? Like the ones sponsored by adobe or facebook? Short of scanning all the tags page, of course. BTW, I find this way of advertising pretty much aesthetic.
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Is tag sponsorship contributing to confusion between "metro" and "metro-ui"?

We've discussed the Windows 8 / Metro situation before. What should the tag for the new Windows 8 runtime be? Consensus on taxonomy for Windows Phone, Windows 8, and things named Metro? Windows 8 ...
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Remove sponsored tag logo from Ignored Tags

I'm not sure if this falls under sponsored tag bug fix, but I've placed the the adobe tags in my ignored list and still receive the logo on the sponsored tag. If the tag is in my ignored list, I'd ...
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Why is there a NVIDIA logo in the [GPU] and [GPGPU] tags? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do icons on the tags mean? I'm not sure if this is a very recent change, but I have noticed that some of the tags I follow (CUDA, GPU and GPGPU) have the NVIDIA logo ...
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User option to disable sponsored tags in the tag list

If you go to https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/flash you will see an adobe logo fest. The tags list could end up looking like a walk through Tokyo. – random 13 mins ago Could we have an ...
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"Doris knows HTML5" - who is she?

I just noticed that the html5 tag has a new icon: I searched on Stack Overflow and Google for her. Apparantly, she once showed up in an advert. Other than that, I know nothing about her. Who is Doris,...
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What about when a sponsored tag doesn't have a universally accepted sponsor for that tag?

Today I noticed the sponsorship for the asp.net-mvc and asp.net-mvc-4 tags, it's for DevExpress. I'm a user of ASP.NET MVC (all versions up to and including 4) and there's not a natural association ...
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How Much is Adobe Paying For The Tag Icon Image? [duplicate]

Seriously, WTF guys?
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ASP.NET sponsorship [closed]

I'm not fussed if this gets closed or whatever, but seeing the DevExpress logo on the ASP.NET tag just makes me angry! I know they paid or chose and it's the same with all tags...but asp.net IS a ...
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Do sponsored tags get ranked higher?

Is it just a cowincedence that there are this many sponsored tags on the recent questions list or do they actually get a higher sort order than normal questions?
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Chrome Icon in Chrome Tags is stretched

The Chrome icon/logo is stretched horizontally slightly in Chrome tags, making it oblong instead of circular. Here: I've seen this in Chrome 19 and Safari on OSX.
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What about Tag images for OpenSource projects?

I know that the ability to put an image on a tag is one way that SO does advertising, but what about open source projects that don't have a commercial sponsor? Would it be possible to allow images to ...
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Will tags of new Stack Exchange sites also be sponsored?

And who will decide which tags may be sponsored by whom? Could this be made a per-site decision?
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Sponsored tag icons always delivered using http [duplicate]

Prevent attackers from embedding evil kittens as tag icons! (Well, I faked that one... Really, GitHub doesn't sponsor the tag icon? Sorry for misusing your logo, fitted much too nice here.) When ...
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Sponsored tag images not loading [closed]

The sponsored tag images are not loading for me: The request gets a 500 error after 21 seconds using cdn.sstatic.net: Location: London, England.
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Can we have sponsor tags auto-generated now?

Now that we have sponsored tags, the system surely knows that those tags have the same sponsor, so can we have auto-generated sponsor tags? That way I can just follow everything sponsored by Adobe or ...
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'flex' tag no longer sponsored by Adobe? [closed]

Did Adobe cancel their tag sponsorship? I don't see their logo on flex/flash or anything else anymore but remember seeing it pretty recently. I still see sponsored icons for android and sql-server. ...
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Add more "sponsored" tags

I hope I don't get really flamed for this, but I actually like the idea of the sponsored tags. Not so much the fact that they are sponsored (I don't care if somebody's paying for them or not) as much ...
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Layout spacing issue on newest questions for sponsored tags

I noticed a layout issue when clicking on sponsored tags. When clicking on tag android I got a layout like this with a large section of white-space: This same thing happened for the tag facebook. ...
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Windows Azure logo on sponsored tags has white artifacts and looks ugly

Here's how the azure sponsored tag looks like (on the right): You see, sponsored Azure logo is a blue trapezoid on white background (as on the left) and it's mechanically copied onto the tag box so ...
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Open Source Communities should get "Sponsored" Tags

Currently "sponsored" tags are only available for tags in which a sponsor has ponied up cash for. Since most open source communities cannot afford or justify the expense of purchasing a "sponsored" ...
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What is "rg" and why is it sponsoring the "performance" tag? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: What does rg mean? Should tags that represent concepts be sponsorable? I saw a tag with an "rg" icon - I had no idea what "rg" referred to, so I clicked to the tag's page - ...
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"chrome" tag automatically converts to "google-chrome" [closed]

I had a question about firefox chrome earlier, and so I added the tag chrome to it When I submitted the question, it had turned chrome into google-chrome with a little google chrome icon beside it. ...
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Has a change happened in the policy for sponsoring tags for abstract concepts?

I have just remarked today that: Redgate still sponsors a few SQL Server tags, but they do not sponsor performance any more. Telerik (which was rather infamous for sponsoring tags such as testing and ...
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Strange icon behavior with sponsored tags in revision view

When I view a question's edit in the revision view, any edits to sponsored tags cause that tag's icon to be displayed offset a few pixels from where I'd expect it to show. I've reproduced this in ...
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What happens when two companies sponsor the same tag?

This is just me wondering, it is not meant to start another discussion on the sponsored tags. But what happens when two companies want to sponsor a tag? For example, I see Silverlight is sponsored by ...
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Tag icon does not appear

I'm sure some users have noticed this before, but it seems that nobody complained about it. When adding a tag on my Favorite Tags tab, the icon of the recently added tag isn't being displayed ...
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Telerik sponsored tags are just wrong [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should tags that represent concepts be sponsorable? Recently I've been observing the huge amount of tags Telerik is now sponsoring. My question is this: Is it right for a ...
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Sponsored tags no longer show appropriate icon

Sponsored tags no longer show appropriate icon next to tag name. For instance, Android tag had green Android logo, that is no longer there: While it is always possible that some tag is no longer ...
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What about tags that don't have a natural sponsor?

I support the need to generate income and Jeff et al. do a really great job of making it work. But I was just thinking about the extension of this "tag buying" advertising... What about the tags that ...
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Can an interested sponsor seed new tags?

New tags can only be created on relevant questions by users with sufficient reputation. However, can sponsored tags be created proactively without an existing question by an interested sponsor?
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Can I request a small sponsor icon change?

I read Stack Overflow daily at work, and often use it as a resource; I love it. Today I noticed a new sponsor logo — the kind that appears next to the tags — it looks like capital D with ...
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Visual Studio 2010 sponsored tag icon does not fit

Is it just me or does image for the sponsored tag for Visual Studio 2010 not fit? Maybe I am just a detail freak, but it bugs me a bit. It looks more like an X than the infinity sign.
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How can a site get sponsored tags?

There has been quite a bit of chatter recently on Stack Exchange's priorities with respect to the sites, specifically on how Stack Overflow and technical sites are seen as the primary revenue streams. ...
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Blank space in Kendo UI [duplicate]

When clicking on the Kendo UI tag, it just shows a big blank div: Is this a bug?
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New Icon for C# / .NET Tags [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do icons on the tags mean? Why is there a Dev Express logo on C# / .NET now? Are they sponsoring or something, I'm not really sure I like this change as it's mis-branding....
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Suggestion: Do not allow Sponsorship of general tags or tags related to products not owned [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should tags that represent concepts be sponsorable? The one that most irks me is Red Gate sponsoring performance. It is clearly a general tag, intended to be used for any ...
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More varied/unique sponsored icons

The sponsored icons is a nice concept.. From my view the "sponsoring" part is irrelevant, but the "icon" part is not - it makes the tags quickly identifiable at a glance.. No more reading a bunch of ...
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Add the R logo to the R tag?

Hi, I've noticed some tags bear a logo. It would be nice to have the R logo on the tag as well. Is this doable / legal?
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Is sponsor ad expired for excel tag? If yes then remove the free space

It's look like sponsorship on tag excel is expired. So the advertisement is removed. But the space is not removed. Before few days (or may be till 31st Dec. 2012) the advertisement was like this: ...
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If a company finds their tag sponsored by a competitor do they have recourse?

There are a number of questions on Meta about whether it is OK to sponsor a competing product and the answer seems to be that this is acceptable. What happens if the owner of a trademarked name finds ...
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How do you go about getting a sponsored tag

How do you go about getting a sponsored tag and how much does it cost? Is it a price on application sort of thing? Thanks!