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Can we have a nice favicon for our stack instead of BU, like the Christianity or Hinduism stack... I propose the dhamma wheel as a favicon.

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    This comment suggests they may want to see an upvoted suggestion before they act, so I made this a 'featured' topic ... if you agree with the suggestion, please upvote this question. – ChrisW Jul 23 '18 at 9:22
  • Yes I meant others: see Voting is different on meta, "Unlike normal Stack Exchange sites, Meta invites the community to discuss, debate and propose changes to the way the community itself behaves, as well as how the software itself works. On posts tagged feature-request, voting indicates agreement or disagreement with the proposed change rather than just the quality or usefulness of the post itself." – ChrisW Jul 23 '18 at 9:27
  • @ChrisW does this not receive further enthusiasm? maybe people not see the meta. Can we make this as stack question? – user13135 Jul 24 '18 at 11:11
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    It is a meta-topic, i.e. a question about the site; I try to keep to the rules about what and where to post, sort of regardless of my personal preferences. Let's let this here another few weeks: maybe it will become a bit more visible on the main site, when the other "Featured on Meta" topics age off the top of the list. – ChrisW Jul 24 '18 at 16:17
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    I have upvoted. Let's hope others do so too. – ruben2020 Jul 29 '18 at 15:20
  • (visitor comment): Just for food for possible good thought: it is one thing to take such what owned by others and another to sacrifice own. Aside of this, Sadhu & mudita if the merirs have made toward the Tripple gems. – Samana Johann Nov 4 '18 at 11:49
  • Meaning "should WE have..." could be terrible unskilful at first place... – Samana Johann Nov 4 '18 at 11:50
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Here are some designs for evaluation and comments by the moderators and the community. They are based on "Unicode Symbol: ☸ (U+2638: Wheel Of Dharma)".

I post them here as square PNG images for ICO conversion using this website for example, or GIMP.

Here's the SE dialog box versions (outside the dialog box, it's transparent):

Saffron dialog version for Buddhism.SE

Black dialog version for Buddhism.Meta.SE

Here's how they may look like next to the titles when you click on the top right Stack Exchange menu bar icon:

Buddhism.SE titles dialog version


Here are the rounded box versions (outside the rounded box, it's transparent):

Saffron Dhammachakra rounded box small for Buddhism.SE

Black Dhammachakra rounded box small for Buddhism.Meta.SE

Here's how they may look like next to the titles when you click on the top right Stack Exchange menu bar icon:

Buddhism.SE titles rounded box


Here are the standalone versions (the rest transparent) - I like this one the best:

Standalone saffron for Buddhism.SE

Standalone black for Buddhism.Meta.SE

Here's how they may look like next to the titles when you click on the top right Stack Exchange menu bar icon:

Buddhism.SE titles standalone

  • That looks incredie!!! – user13135 Jul 29 '18 at 20:01
  • Now altogether, there are 3 editions. – ruben2020 Jul 30 '18 at 2:00
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    I see it has been implemented. – ChrisW Sep 14 '18 at 21:35
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How can we change the favicon of SE site in Beta? suggests that yes, this may be possible!

I think it's a good idea -- so I upvoted your question, and I invite other people to upvote it too.

A favicon is a 32x32 icon. Here's the icon from Hinduism.SE:

That's not too small for a recognizable Dharmachakra, for example:

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I made the above image, by:

  1. Copying "Unicode Symbol: ☸ (U+2638: Wheel Of Dharma)" from Dharmachakra -- Symbol
  2. Pasting it (using a suitable font size like 22 or 26, and a default font family like Consolas).

Or perhaps (unless there's a reason to stay with blue) an appropriate color would be orange (or 'saffron') e.g. as suggested here and here.

Let's see whether SE developers agree to implement it. The above-linked answer says,

The correct way to do this is to create a meta post (on Hinduism Meta, not the main meta) with the tag . Stack Exchange employees monitor that tag across all meta sites in the network. You should get an answer from them in due course, though it may take six to eight weeks before you get an answer, and then another arbitrary amount of time before anything is actually done.


P.S.: Different Stack Exchange sites have the same logo says it's important (for usability) that sites have dissimilar favicons.

The current "Bu" icon is similar to "B", "BH", "BI", "BC", and "BG" icons used by other sites.

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    Keep hope for saffron! Craft CMS is a Stack Exchange beta site with a non-blue favicon. – TRiG Aug 1 '18 at 1:09
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Yes please. I like the dhamma wheel as a favicon. "Unicode Symbol: ☸ (U+2638: Wheel Of Dharma) Simple and reproducible. (Y)

  • Please upvote the question and ChrisW's answer – ruben2020 Jul 29 '18 at 19:42

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