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Let's vote on a different temporary logo (also known as "favicon" or "icon"). Please keep discussion at this post: Change the Islam.SE favicon (currently "Is") to something Islamic? This post is for voting.

I ask:

  • Please only upvote one candidate; we have no real way to verify this (I trust you),
  • Downvotes indicate strong disagreement, e.g., "hold on, you've missed something important".

Chinese.SE experience: I plan to organize this as at Chinese.SE. We mostly reached a consensus there, and nobody raised major objections, so the winner 漢 is now proposed (and hopefully it's in the works).

So...

  • I select the candidates that I think have a chance of winning.

  • I present them completely without context (as they would appear in the "Hot Network Questions" etc.).

  • The currently logo is "Is" or "IS" depending on where you look. Noone thus far has indicated a preference for "Is" over any of the candidates. Other examples: Chess.SE uses a rook ♜, Poker.SE uses a club ♣.

(If we don't reach a consensus, hopefully we can at least eliminate most candidates, then maybe have a second round of voting with two remaining candidates.)


What we need to consider:

  1. The logo is mostly going to look very small, and needs to fit into a square. It'll likely look slightly different than the characters below.

  2. It'll almost certainly be plain white text on a blue background (like all the others).

  3. The logo would be able to be seen by everyone (so there's potential for mistreatment).

  4. Islam.SE does not favor a particular denomination.

  5. I'd argue it's sensible to minimize controversy.

  6. If you can't vote for religious reasons (e.g., I could imagine someone not wanting to downvote certain icons), then perhaps leave a comment. But we are just voting on the use of an icon for an Internet site.

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اسلام

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    I seriously doubt this would look any good in the tiny space provided. The vast majority of logos only have two characters in them, I don't think I've ever seen one that has more than three. – goldPseudo Dec 31 '19 at 19:33
  • @goldPseudo we can use kufic script, Engineer knows best – Rafid Jan 17 at 10:46
  • @Rafid I agree Kufic would be the best bet, but until they get around to giving us a proper new full site design we're mostly limited to the same standard fonts every other site uses. Not a lot to work with there. – goldPseudo Jan 17 at 19:11
  • @goldPseudo so we cant use image as favicon? – Rafid Jan 18 at 9:30
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☪︎

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الله

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  • I'll put these together; if necessary, we can later discuss typography. – Rebecca J. Stones Dec 28 '19 at 12:29
  • If this is win, I propose kufic script – Rafid Jan 17 at 10:52
  • @Rafid I agree Kufic would be the best bet, but until they get around to giving us a proper new full site design we're mostly limited to the same standard fonts every other site uses. Not a lot to work with there. – goldPseudo Jan 17 at 19:11
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    I voted this because this is what Wikipedia also used, and also because it's compact enough. I think commonality will make it easier to identify, even for non-Muslim users. – Andrew T. Jan 26 at 7:52
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۩

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۞

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Is

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