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PLEASE CHANGE ICON!!!

Post by deckie49 » 2017-11-29, 23:02

:o I downloaded and installed Basilisk and damn near got bit by a snake!!!
Please, in all seriousness. An icon showing a cobra head is not an inviting, pleasant icon to interact with. Wouldn't your new browser be better served by an icon that is a little easier on the eyes and nervous system? Thanks

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Re: PLEASE CHANGE ICON!!!

Post by sgage » 2017-11-29, 23:12

It's not a snake - it's a basilisk! Everyone is not just like you, you know. To tell the truth, I kind of like the icon, but to each their own. But the all-caps shriek was a bit much...

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Re: PLEASE CHANGE ICON!!!

Post by LAR Grizzly » 2017-11-29, 23:28

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Re: PLEASE CHANGE ICON!!!

Post by Nigaikaze » 2017-11-29, 23:50

sgage wrote:But the all-caps shriek was a bit much...
Plus this belongs in the Basilisk forum, not under Pale Moon support.
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Re: PLEASE CHANGE ICON!!!

Post by Pallid Planetoid » 2017-11-30, 01:03

sgage wrote:It's not a snake - it's a basilisk! Everyone is not just like you, you know. To tell the truth, I kind of like the icon, but to each their own. But the all-caps shriek was a bit much...
+ 1 :thumbup: The name says it all (the icon while cool in my view is incidental to the name of the browser) which is all about a legendary creature that is incomparable in dominance and power over all other living things --- While it's whatever you want to think of as the mightiest of all beasts, I personally like to think in terms of the "mightiest of dragons" and who doesn't love the grandeur mystique of legendary dragons?

FWIW - Harry Potter Wiki Basilisk description (Even Harry Potter had no control over the incomparable mightiest of all beasts Basilisk ;) --- If you have any problems with the linked websites use the mighty Basilisk browser... :thumbup:)
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Re: PLEASE CHANGE ICON!!!

Post by gracious1 » 2017-11-30, 02:42

deckie49 wrote::o An icon showing a cobra head is not an inviting, pleasant icon to interact with. Wouldn't your new browser be better served by an icon that is a little easier on the eyes and nervous system? Thanks
We had a chance to a purr-fectly pleasing cat, but the community voted it down... :cry:
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Re: PLEASE CHANGE ICON!!!

Post by loxodont » 2017-11-30, 04:17

I thought it was a cobra, too, and something egyptian from the name, but reading the links above it looks like a rather small Jabberwock to me. Anyway I'm happy it wasn't named after Chaucers "Basilicok".

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Re: PLEASE CHANGE ICON!!!

Post by van p » 2017-11-30, 07:17

deckie49, this issue was litigated months ago (but I agree the right decision wasn't made).

https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=15558

https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=15559

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Re: PLEASE CHANGE ICON!!!

Post by van p » 2017-11-30, 07:24

gracious1 wrote: We had a chance to a purr-fectly pleasing cat, but the community voted it down... :cry:
Off-topic:
Cats, who needs 'em? You may love them, but they don't love you. You feed 'em, give 'em something to claw on, other than that, they don't wanna know ya. If yours is giving you a different impression, you're being lied to.
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Re: PLEASE CHANGE ICON!!!

Post by Pallid Planetoid » 2017-11-30, 07:28

van p wrote:
gracious1 wrote: We had a chance to a purr-fectly pleasing cat, but the community voted it down... :cry:
Off-topic:
Cats, who needs 'em? You may love them, but they don't love you. You feed 'em, give 'em something to claw on, other than that, they don't wanna know ya. If yours is giving you a different impression, you're being lied to.
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That's the thing, I love cats personally, but let's be honest -- they do tend to create divisive opinions - people tend to have extreme views of cats on both ends and so because there is such a schism in regards to cats there will be a great deal of people who simply do not like cats at all. (of course I disagree with your conclusion about cats and I don't think I'm being lied to :lol: reaching this conclusion) I would have personally preferred a more exotic "cat" logo, i.e. something in the form of a cat silhouette perhaps.
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Re: PLEASE CHANGE ICON!!!

Post by Pallid Planetoid » 2017-11-30, 07:30

van p wrote:deckie49, this issue was litigated months ago (but I agree the right decision wasn't made).

https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=15558

https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=15559

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Perhaps you did not read the following part of the rules of the context that you have yourself linked:
Initial selection of designs will be decided by the community/users - final selection will be done by me (Moonchild).
We reserve the right to disqualify designs that do not meet quality, design or ethical standards, in our sole discretion, regardless of popularity.
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As to whether it was the "right" decision, I guess that is clearly subjective.... I personally feel the Basilisk logo is simple and clean so see no reason to assume it does not qualify as a "right" decision any more or less than any of the others.... and as to "popularity", I have no idea of course...
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I do know that I voted for it (In all honesty I didn't personally see any logos that impressed me any more than the Basilisk logo, I was a bit mystified by the name up until the browser was released recently with this name at which time I researched the name and can see some reasonable basis for the choice once researched). Perhaps bias exists in my case because as a male I've admittedly had to some degree a personal fascination with reptiles which I would suggest there arguably exists a statistically more common male predilection in that direction.
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Re: PLEASE CHANGE ICON!!!

Post by van p » 2017-11-30, 08:03

Pale Moon Rising, I'm not ignoring/denying the rules (they're history anyway and I don't think they're particularly relevant at this point or to this discussion), just not liking the results, as others above. Having said that, I may try the browser after it's got some history behind it and things have settled down.
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Re: PLEASE CHANGE ICON!!!

Post by Pallid Planetoid » 2017-11-30, 08:13

van p wrote:Pale Moon Rising, I'm not ignoring/denying the rules (they're history anyway and I don't think they're particularly relevant at this point or to this discussion), just not liking the results, as others above. Having said that, I may try the browser after it's got some history behind it and things have settled down.
Of course you have every right to not like the results and I totally respect your personal opinion in that regard. (let me be clear, I intended no disrespect).
Off-topic:
All I'm pointing out is that if we are going to use the phrase "the right decision wasn't made" as you have in regards to looking back on the process that was used for the contest then I think contest "rules" are absolutely relevant of which I'm sure you would agree. ;) (I would submit that whether the rules are "history" or not doesn't change this fact in as much as the entire topic itself is looking back on an event in the past :think: ;))
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Re: PLEASE CHANGE ICON!!!

Post by Moonchild » 2017-11-30, 09:27

Sorry, but why are we getting on our high horses again? Please, just leave it be.

As to the OP: If you have a reptile phobia, then I'm sorry but our Basilisk branding won't be catering very well to you. There are plenty of other browsers out there, some associated with fluffy animals; perhaps that works better for you.
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