[Foundation-l] The Chinese New Year Wikipedia Logo

Erik Moeller erik at wikimedia.org
Sat Feb 17 07:22:17 UTC 2007

On 2/17/07, Łukasz Garczewski <lgarczewski at gmail.com> wrote:
> Obviously we will not change the logos on all the projects or even on
> all the language versions of one project (say Wikipedia) for any given
> occasion. If we allowed alternative logos, some would be altered, some
> not. A mess.

People will scream when it goes too far. It is pretty much
self-regulating. Yes, it tends to be culture-centric and POV, but as
long as it is generally considered non-offensive and non-divisive,
that should not be a problem.

To every rule, there can be an exception.

I do appreciate being notified here beforehand, and I think that
should be general practice. I might have been slightly surprised
seeing a deeply red Chinese Wikipedia logo otherwise ..
Peace & Love,

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