[Foundation-l] Divergent Wiktionary logos

Geoffrey Plourde geo.plrd at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 27 02:18:33 UTC 2009

I agree with Austin. We cannot just force communities to adopt this new thing. Lets try for a clean start. 

From: Austin Hair <adhair at gmail.com>
To: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List <foundation-l at lists.wikimedia.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2009 5:30:08 PM
Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] Divergent Wiktionary logos

On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 5:20 PM, Cary Bass <cary at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> I understand that there are complaints that new logo has elements too
> closely resembling Scrabble pieces, or are otherwise too cartooned to
> some.  The "new" logo does maintain some visual identity as a project
> logo, while the "classic" logo isn't really a logo at all, and
> diverges wildly from project to project.  Of the top ten Wiktionary
> projects, four of them use the new version, while 6 of them use some
> variation of the classic version:

I agree 100% that there should be a common brand to all Wiktionary projects.

I also understand why the majority of them haven't adopted the proposed logo.

I'm glad that this has been brought to Foundation-l, and
wholeheartedly support a reconsideration of this decision with a
broader audience—after all, a project's logo affects the overall
Wikimedia brand identity, not just those closely involved with that

For my money, by the way, I think we should start over.


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