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

Emilio J. Rodríguez-Posada emijrp at gmail.com
Sat Dec 21 23:46:51 UTC 2013

Put a big red notice in the old images page descriptions saying that the
logo is deprecated and that the new logo is available in [link to the new
version]. So when people click on them from Google, they will read it.

2013/12/20 Amir E. Aharoni <amir.aharoni at mail.huji.ac.il>

> 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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