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Different sites have different shapes badges according to the theme:

  • Travel has a map pointer

  • Android has an Android icon

  • English Language Learners have bookmarks

So why shouldn’t our badges be shaped as some sort of Apple Logo?

I understand we might not be able to license the exact Apple logo shape, but please put up a design or drawing so we can all vote for options we like (or dislike) and see if we can get this accommodation.

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    Looking at Guidelines for Using Apple Trademarks and Copyrights and specifically under "Unauthorized Use of Apple Trademarks" it states, "2. Apple Logo and Apple-owned Graphic Symbols: You may not use the Apple Logo or any other Apple-owned graphic symbol, logo, or icon on or in connection with web sites, products, packaging, manuals, promotional/advertising materials, or for any other purpose except pursuant to an express written trademark license from Apple, such as a reseller agreement." – user3439894 Jan 9 at 18:23
  • Would you be OK with “an Apple logo” that looks enough different from Apple’s logo to not need to be specifically licensed? – bmike Jan 9 at 18:54
  • @bmike yes I would – Daniil Manokhin Jan 9 at 18:58
  • Perfect. Let me suggest an edit asking for specific designs so we can vote and support it. If the site has a design with enough up votes, the designers will likely be able to give us a ruling if they would make the change. Please revise my edit if you don’t like the wording or change in scope. – bmike Jan 9 at 19:06
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    Also - I want to thank Daniil and @user3439894 for really taking an interest in the site by contributing on meta and helping to bring ideas and edits and keeping the site alive by helping moderate posts. Thank you both – bmike Jan 9 at 19:10
  • @bmike how about having the command key (the logo for the site) as a suggestion – Daniil Manokhin Jan 17 at 7:42
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Here's CSS to do this for you, using the  Apple logo character.
This won't show correctly on Windows.

.badge1::before, .badge2::before, .badge3::before {
    content: "";
    position: absolute;
    width: 6px;
    margin-left: -2px;
    margin-top: -2px;
}
.badge1::before {
    color: #F7CE46;
}
.badge2::before {
    color: #B5B8BC;
}
.badge3::before {
    color: #CAA889;
}

This CSS patch can be applied as a user style without userscript extensions, in Safari preferences for example. You may need to prepend more specific selectors if you use the global user style sheet and have conflicts with other sites.

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    Thanks i use windows though and this is a feature request. – Daniil Manokhin Jan 9 at 10:37
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    User script is the perfect thing for this. It allows anyone to extend and skin the site without even having to get everyone to agree how this would work or if it would be a trademark infringement. – bmike Jan 9 at 18:53
  • Would you be able to make a Tamper Monkey script? I found an image for windows with no background img.icons8.com/metro/1600/mac-os.png – Daniil Manokhin Jan 14 at 20:16

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