With our site's "birthday" coming up in 3 days, I thought it would be kind of neat to put a candle on the site logo for the day, because the Mexican hat potential kind of looks like a cake if you don't think about it too hard. Can the SE design overlord (hi Jin) make this happen?

  • $\begingroup$ /me started thinking about it too hard. Confused now :P $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 22, 2012 at 4:15
  • $\begingroup$ @Jin (hope this works) $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 24, 2012 at 9:44
  • $\begingroup$ I guess the only way for Jin to get notified is @replying to a post of his, so I did $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 24, 2012 at 11:43
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    $\begingroup$ We haven't done site design tweaks for birthdays for other sites. But I think we definitely should do something! How about swag for top users? We normally do it close to site's bday. $\endgroup$
    – Jin
    Commented Feb 24, 2012 at 15:16
  • $\begingroup$ @Jin Sure, that would be fantastic. $\endgroup$
    – David Z
    Commented Feb 24, 2012 at 18:55

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We do not do small design tweaks for things like this. Google might be able to do daily fun doodles, but it would get out of hand we did that here given the number of sites we have (and we keep growing!)


For the birthday celebrations, we're looking for the communities to come together with the initiative to put something together. It isn't really for the purpose of just sending swag just to send swag. We do that for other things already... (:

  • $\begingroup$ That's fair... this site seems to be noticeably lacking in initiative :-( I thought the candle might be something easy. (FWIW Aarthi told me to ask!) $\endgroup$
    – David Z
    Commented Feb 24, 2012 at 20:31

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