The Aviation favicon is the same as the one for Astronomy. Will this be changed?

favicon for Astronomy and Aviation

  • $\begingroup$ The mini icon on mobile is different, but the favicon is the same. $\endgroup$ Dec 20, 2013 at 8:23
  • $\begingroup$ Also, this is only on Meta, the main site is not affected. $\endgroup$ Dec 20, 2013 at 8:48
  • $\begingroup$ Ah yes, the flair icon has "Av". Let me change the question to be specific to the favicon. $\endgroup$
    – Michael
    Dec 20, 2013 at 9:25
  • $\begingroup$ Some of our members on Space Exploration had a similar problem when they changed the icon from SE to SX, but that turned out to be local browser caching problems. More on that problem is described here, but in a nutshell, I'd try a "hard refresh" on both main site and meta, which can be done on most browsers by pressing CTRL+F5 keys (holding down CTRL and then pressing F5 key). Some browsers are a bit stubborn and require this two times in a row, but wait between these refreshes so the page reloads completely. Hope this helps... ;) $\endgroup$
    – TildalWave
    Dec 20, 2013 at 10:43
  • $\begingroup$ How can we go about getting this implemented? $\endgroup$ Jan 8, 2014 at 5:12
  • $\begingroup$ @TildalWave In my case refreshing did not work at all. I just had to wait for it to clear up. $\endgroup$ Jan 13, 2014 at 21:07
  • $\begingroup$ By the way, I am also experiencing the same thing with Aviation's logo. $\endgroup$ Jan 13, 2014 at 21:07

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I think 'A' or 'Av' is pretty boring. Can't it be changed to something like this?

a nicer favicon for aviation.stackexchane

If those in control of the appearance of this site at Stack Exchange would like to have the scalable vector graphics that form the basis of this piece of art, just let me know :-)


Thanks for all the upvotes! I've put in a feature request to make this the new icon.

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    $\begingroup$ Not while in beta. Stack Exchange sites need to graduate first, then they get their own custom design, part of which is the icon. And even when we graduate, it might take a while to get the design with so many sites on a back order for the Stack Exchange design team. E.g. Personal Finance & Money still doesn't have it, even though they're graduated and out of beta for a while now, and the design templates look great. Well, they do to me ;) $\endgroup$
    – TildalWave
    Dec 20, 2013 at 11:58
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    $\begingroup$ Actually, I take my words back, some SE sites in beta do have slightly customized icons. They're still white on sky blue background, but they have a motif instead of letters, like for example Poker and Chess. OK, let's then "upboat" this proposal and see if we're heard :) $\endgroup$
    – TildalWave
    Dec 20, 2013 at 12:09
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    $\begingroup$ @TildalWave I've updated my answer to reflect what the icon would look like. $\endgroup$
    – DeltaLima Mod
    Dec 20, 2013 at 12:53
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    $\begingroup$ Not only do I think this is a great idea for the beta, I think it would be a fine permanent icon for the site. U+2708 (✈) could be used for a quick-and-dirty version too. $\endgroup$
    – voretaq7
    Dec 21, 2013 at 1:22

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