I just wanted to remind people that the first round of voting has started,
you can vote on the general look and design of the proposals (but you can't
add more anymore). This will continue for a month and after that there will
be another round of voting for variants of the top designs (like different
wordmarks, different colors, etc.)
Thank you for your contributions on this project.
On Sun, Jul 19, 2020 at 3:44 PM Amir Sarabadani <ladsgroup(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Thank you for your enthusiasm around the logo. It made me so happy, and
also thank you for all of the feedback around the process, I'm certainly
Based on the feedback I want to say some notes:
With all other discussions happening at the same time this can be draining
and having a global pandemic going on is not going to help either. So the
deadlines are pretty relaxed.
It's already been a month (almost) and let's add three weeks for adding
and discussing proposals, meaning until 10th of August you can add and
discuss proposals. After that, we will have a month for the first round of
voting, In this round, you can vote on the logo designs in general, meaning
until 10th of September you can vote on logos general look and design (not
the colors, wordmark, number of pedals, etc). The second round of voting
will be a month afterwards (meaning until 10th of October) which you can
vote on different variants of the top logos of the first round (like
different wordmarks, different colors, and so on) and after that we will
move forward with implementing the top logo and variant.
In short, there will be three phases:
- Current phase (until 10th of August): Suggest proposal and discuss
- Second phase (until 10th of September): Vote on general design of all
- Third phase (until 10th of October): Vote on different variants of the
If anyone wants to help with facilitating discussions, I'd be more than
happy to have some help. Send me a private message and we can form a group.
Also, I would like to humbly ask everyone to be more mindful in their
comments, each proposal is a product of someone's creative thinking and
work. Especially avoid criticizing people. In other words, please be
kinder, we all can use a little bit of kindness these days.
On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 2:39 AM Amir Sarabadani <ladsgroup(a)gmail.com>
The current logo of MediaWiki was adapted slightly more than fifteen
years ago and hasn’t changed since. This logo despite having the nice
concept of sunflower, is old. The sunflower represents the diversity, the
constant growth and also the wildness.
Among its biggest issues I can point out that it’s a bitmap picture so
it’s unusable in large sizes (like large posters) and it’s too realistic
making it unusable in small sizes.
Most, virtually all, software products use a simpler and more abstract
form. For example, docker, kubernetes, Ubuntu, VueJs, React, Apache Kafka,
and many more. It’s a good time for MediaWiki to follow suit.
My request is for changing the logo of MediaWiki and I have no plans or
interest in changing logo of any other project.
Please show your support, oppose or your comments in the discussion page.
You can also add more suggestions.
The discussion page: