A unique favicon please!

Everything on python.org has the same favicon. This makes tabs indistinguishable. As the icon is the LHS most unique always visible part of any browser tab can we please make a unique one for discuss that stands out? Otherwise it’ll be lost among my bazillion devguide, PEPs, and open bugs.python.org tabs.

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Perhaps “the foot” stomping a python logo. Or a simple 16 ton weight depiction.

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The blue/yellow icon over our gravatars would also work nicely.

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I went for @steve.dower’s suggestion. Now the favicon is in the style of the “core Python dev” flair. Thanks for your input!

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I don’t understand. The favicon I see here (Firefox 62, Ubuntu 18.04) is the usual Python logo.

Try a hard refresh. Try in a Private Window.

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It doesn’t completely blend into the background of a Chrome incognito tab, but it looks pretty good anyway.

I tried a hard refresh, I tried clearing the browser cache, I tried in a private window, and I disabled some plugins. I still don’t get the new favicon on Firefox. It works in Chromium, though.

Edit: I also tried on a different Firefox profile that hadn’t never seen this site before, and still got the old favicon. So there might be inconsistent settings on the server. ISTR the way of fetching a favicon varies from browser to browser…

Ok, the site is indeed misconfigured. Here is an excerpt of the HTML head:

<link rel="icon" type="image/png" href="https://global.discourse-cdn.com/business6/uploads/python1/original/1X/9997f0605d56c4bfecd63594f52f42cdafd6b06a.png">
<link rel="apple-touch-icon" type="image/png" href="//cdck-file-uploads-global.s3.dualstack.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/business6/uploads/python1/original/1X/fe459ce92996895410438d8efee327d394e419a0.png">
<link rel="icon" type="image/png" sizes="144x144" href="//cdck-file-uploads-global.s3.dualstack.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/business6/uploads/python1/original/1X/fe459ce92996895410438d8efee327d394e419a0.png">

There are three possible icons there, and here is how they look like:

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This is now fixed.

<link rel="icon" type="image/png" href="https://global.discourse-cdn.com/business6/uploads/python1/original/1X/9997f0605d56c4bfecd63594f52f42cdafd6b06a.png">
<link rel="apple-touch-icon" type="image/png" href="https://global.discourse-cdn.com/business6/uploads/python1/original/1X/4c06143de7870c35963b818b15b395092a434991.png">
<link rel="icon" type="image/png" sizes="144x144" href="https://global.discourse-cdn.com/business6/uploads/python1/original/1X/4c06143de7870c35963b818b15b395092a434991.png">

and manifest.json for Android:

{
  "name": "Discussions on Python.org",
  "short_name": "Discussions on Python.org",
  "display": "standalone",
  "orientation": "any",
  "start_url": ".",
  "background_color": "#ffffff",
  "theme_color": "#ffffff",
  "icons": [
    {
      "src": "/uploads/python1/original/1X/f93ff97c4f381b5e8add5a0c163b4ded29f20ed7.png",
      "sizes": "512x512",
      "type": "image/png"
    }
  ]
}

favicon
favicon-large

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Thanks @ambv!