Hey everyone! Its been a week since I opened the icon poll so here are the results of what people voted for

As a reminder voting is handled by single transferable vote so every round the lowest voted entry is eliminated and the next choices of the people who chose that option is given points. If a person didnt rank all of the entries and doesnt have a next choice no other option gets their points

Icon Style

The icon style vote had 58 votes submitted total

Heres the final graph:

Round one is all of the first choice votes for the people who voted. For round two no unified style was eliminated and the votes were spread to other options. For round three general unified same col was eliminated and for round four all unified same color was eliminated

The overall winning option was All unified diff colors, winning with 36 final votes compared to general unified diff colors’ 16 (and having by far the most first choice votes)

Ill be switching some of the communities (ones I made the icon for) over to the new style and new communities in the instance will be created with an icon in the style. Community mods though have the final say in what their community icon looks like and can choose not to follow this result if they want

Make sure to follow the branding guidelines of your programming language, engine, etc. Some require attribution if you edit the logo, some dont allow logo modifications, some dont have a default logo, etc.

If your language, etc. doesnt allow icon modifications you can do the same icon style but instead of a gradient logo you just have the logo itself, you can make a new logo for your community, or you can just have that logo

Icon Shape

The default icon shape poll had 37 total votes and was handled in the same format as the icon style

Pentagon was eliminated first and then squircle was eliminated

The final result was circle winning with 23 final votes compared to hexagon’s 14

Community icons will have a circle shape in the instance by default but I will be pushing out a change eventually to allow toggling between different shapes for yourself for the communities on web

Thanks everyone for voting! You should see icons start to change in the instance soon

  • 𝕊𝕚𝕤𝕪𝕡𝕙𝕖𝕒𝕟
    18 months ago

    Fair enough, I can understand the emphasis on mod autonomy after the recent Reddit events. I really like this instance and appreciate the work you and the other admins do to make this a great place.