[Wikimedia-l] The Old Wikipedia logo is still widely used - what can we do?

K. Peachey p858snake at gmail.com
Fri Dec 20 21:57:21 UTC 2013

Most news agencies don't just go to the web for their images due to
copyright reasons.

They will have a media collection system that they have the logo stored in.

So the best response would be for the Media Relations/Comms teams to
actually contact them and request they use the updated logo.

On 21 December 2013 07:02, Amir E. Aharoni <amir.aharoni at mail.huji.ac.il>wrote:

> Hallo.
> The old version of the "puzzle globe" Wikipedia logo was retired in 2010.
> It had wrongly painted letters in several languages as well as some
> graphical imperfections. The current logo has correct letters and improved
> vector graphics quality.
> Despite the replacement having taken place almost four years ago, I still
> see the old logo in news stories about Wikipedia in many languages every
> few days. I find it very frustrating.
> One likely reason for this is that Google images search shows mostly images
> of the old logo when queried for "wikipedia logo".
> Can we do anything about it? My SEO skills are about non-existent. A
> Facebook friend suggested changing the title of the Commons file
> File:Wikipedia-logo.png to File:Wikipedia-logo-v1.png and
> File:Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg to File:Wikipedia_logo.svg. This sounds
> reasonable, though it may have considerable technical implications.
> Is there anything else we can do?
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