Edit: if you already voted see edit at bottom of post

Hey everyone, this is another post regarding choosing the icon style for communities in the instance

There was a bunch of issues raised about the last poll so Ive remade it. The last poll results will not count and instead these ones will be used

  • Voting is done by single transferable vote
  • You can no longer accidentally click vote

There are two Parts of the poll: The icon style and the icon shape

Icon Style

Note this is just to determine the recommended style for communities, individual communities can choose not to follow it if they want

Option 1: All Unified Same Color

This option is for every icon to have the same style and same color gradient

Option 2: All Unified Diff Colors

This option is for every icon to have the same style with the black background and gradient. However each community has their own colors for the gradient rather than having the same one for all of them. For example the godot community might have a blue purple gradient for their logo and functional programming might have orange red.

Option 3: General Unified Same Col

This option is for general communities (such as experienced devs, meta, programming, game development (things that arent specific to one language, engine, etc.)) have the unified style but other communities instead have the logo for the language, engine, etc… For example game development would have the gradient icon but godot would have the godot logo

Option 4: General Unified Diff Col

This is a combination of options 2 and 3 where general communities have the gradient style but they also have different colors from each other

Option 5: No Unified Style

No gradient logos for any communities, instead having different style ones for every community

Icon Shape

This is the default shape that you want community logos to have when they show up. If a community logo has a specific shape (ex the godot logo) the voted on shape is overridable. Users will also be able to override whatever gets chosen locally, its just the default. Currently lemmy uses circles for both users and communities.

Poll Link

Edit: the website that was being used makes it very easy to cheat by just downloading a new browser and voting again as many times as you want. Due to this voting will be happening through dms to me. Sorry for all of the iterations of the vote but this will be a big change in the instance and I want to get accurate info

If you want to vote send me a dm with the options ordered based on your preference. Here are the available options (for the two different votes):

Icon Style

  • All Unified Same Color
  • All Unified Diff Colors
  • General Unified Same Col
  • General Unified Diff Col
  • No unified style

Icon Shape

  • Circle
  • Squircle
  • Square
  • Diamond
  • Hexagon
  • Pentagon

Rank each category from your first choice to your last choice. If your first choice ends up having the least amount of votes then your second choice vote counts instead, etc. until one option has 50% or more of votes.

To dm me go to my profile Here and click on one of the send message buttons (secure message sends it through matrix while the other just sends it through lemmy)

Ill respond to you when I note down your vote to be counted (shouldnt take longer than 8 hours and I try to respond quickly, if I dont then something went wrong with the dm)

Voting will end in a week

  • Crandel
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    178 months ago

    Option 2: All Unified Diff Colors

    • Vanni
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      58 months ago

      Option 2 for sure :)

      • Mempler
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        28 months ago

        Option 2, all the way

  • AtegonOPMA
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    8 months ago

    Note for everyone who voted, please see the updated post. Unfortunately had some cheating going on so voting is happening through dms to me now. It will still be single transferable vote like it was in rcv123 but as least this way I can make sure people only vote once

    Ive also extended the time to a week so we can catch everyone in the instance

    • @Ratking
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      68 months ago

      Yup. I love these people but they are clearly wrong!

    • JackbyDev
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      38 months ago

      What’s your favorite? No judgement. They l have pros and cons in my opinion.

      • @DaleGribble88
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        18 months ago

        I’m partial to general communities using the unified style, and specific communities with well-established logos using those instead. (Option 3)

        • JackbyDev
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          28 months ago

          That was my second choice. I voted 1 3 2 4 5. No matter what I think the various unified designs and color schemes will help the “branding” of this instance.

  • Jim
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    78 months ago

    TIL about the squircle

  • @Daan
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    78 months ago

    Third time is the charm! Post is looking good and new voting system sounds reliable. Thank you for all the effort!

  • kn0wmad1c
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    58 months ago

    I think Option 2 looks the best, personally

  • @tram1
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    58 months ago

    I think 1 and 2 make it harder to see what is what, whereas with 3 and 4 everything is immediately identifiable…

    • ruffsl
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      38 months ago

      Yeah, #4 is my favorite, and I’d be ok with #3, but I’d take #5 (or even #2) over #1, as all #1 icons look too similar at small scales.

  • @l4sgc
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    48 months ago

    Didn’t know about rcv123 before, I like how it shows all the stages of the tally

  • @bigbee
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    18 months ago

    I like option 2

  • @choroalp
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    18 months ago

    deleted by creator

  • @zeroadam
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    18 months ago

    I like option 1 and option 2. Option 2 seems easier to differentiate, as others have mentioned.