What logo do we need to use this site when it public?

There maybe couple of variations Buddhist symbolism

Please read these resource as well,

lets choose what is the best symbol for the site logo. Any comments are really appreciate.

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    FYI - and this is not meant as discouragement - the site will not get a real logo until it graduates, and that's almost guaranteed to be at least a year away. There's no harm in talking about elements of site design right now, but it probably won't help all that much either.
    – senshin
    Jun 18, 2014 at 13:53
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    Thanks for the comment @senshin I hope we can make the site get graduated Jun 18, 2014 at 13:57

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The Logo should be Dharmacakra

CC Image here https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dharma_Wheel.svg


We have quite a bit of time before we reach the point where we need a logo. It's probably best to not focus on it now and focus more about getting quality content which would attract people!


Here's a draft logo I made some time ago for our internal Q&A site:

Q&A Logo

It was received with mixed reviews; some people thought it disrespectful to put the Buddha behind the bar in the A.

  • I agree that Buddha looks awkward behind that A. I like the left side though, it would make a nice logo by itself!
    – Andriy Volkov Mod
    Oct 10, 2014 at 20:04

I'm afraid my suggestion may look controversial, but let me still post it. Feel free to downvote if it's bad.

We have to negotiate with our friends in Hinduism Beta site.

Here's why.

As other answers say, the most famous/recognizable symbols of Buddhism are Dharmachakra and Asoka Chakra. I would also add Aum here.


All these symbols are also most recognizable for Hinduism. Moreover, Dharmachakra presents in National Flag of India.

National Flag of India

So it is well possible that they will want Dharmachakra, in this case Aum will be best for us.

Hence, my idea is not to interfere with them, but collaborate and mutually figure out what's best for both Betas.

Edit: Related discussion at Meta.Hinduism.SE

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    Devanagari AUM is more Hindustic than Buddhist.
    – catpnosis
    Jun 19, 2014 at 16:05
  • Agree with catnopsis - "aum" would not make for a good logo for this site, since it is far more strongly associated with Hinduism than Buddhism (at least by the people who will be reading this site, i.e. English speakers, who are mostly Americans).
    – senshin
    Jun 19, 2014 at 16:07

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