Logo discussions & votes

  • Logo (current logos, guidelines, localisation)

We've got our winning logo! Please help us to find a suitable colour. The current one (blue) is already used for other logos of sisterprojects.

Please upload new images with a resolution of 1000×900px (like the original [3]). You can also upload a smaller version for preview, but then you must be able to upload a full resolution later.

It is recommend to upload a vector-format (".svg"), so other users can change it easier. (Note: If you see the blue logo linked above only in a size smaller than 1000×900px, try opening my preferences, click on the "Files" tab, and increase the value "Limit images on image description pages to" to "1280×1024px". You need a Commons user account in order to perform this action.)


Now we've got enough logos for conducting at least two more rounds of voting. Since everybody agrees that's not a good idea, I suggest we do a quick informal vote here on which three or four color options we would like to get an election about, and then start it? Or are there any other ideas about how to proceed? At the moment, the process seems to me to be stuck, so suggestions welcome. Hardern 10:09, 16 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Suggestion to maybe arrive at a quick decision: We combine nominations and elections. I just collected all the logos at the bottom of the page and picked the one which seemed to have the favourite. If someone prefers another one, please move it to the nomination section and add your support vote there (but please don't do this just for the sake of voting on different variants but only if you do really prefer this variant). --Elian 01:14, 17 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Is there any particular reason why you removed my version (#13) from the page? —David Levy 03:39, 17 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No, I just missed it when I colllected all the pictures. --Elian 11:32, 17 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Erm, could we agree to only give one vote per person? Otherwise we will have a pretty mess as soon as people start to add a decent contra to all the logos they don't like, just to outweigh the multiple pros those recieved. Thanks! Hardern 21:55, 19 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
PS: What's the contras good for anyway? In the end it's the number of pros a logo got what counts, or? Hardern 21:56, 19 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This is merely a preliminary discussion. At this stage, it's unreasonable to expect people to vote only for one favorite (especially as new candidates are still being added). Given the fact that people can express approval of however many variants they like, it also makes sense for people to indicate which ones they dislike. —David Levy 23:15, 19 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Is it absolutely too late for submissions? I made a couple... one with just colour... and another couple which I think were a bit outside of the box... Where would I go to submit them if I can?

-- 01:31, 26 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    • Please put it below, with the other candidates. Please do it now.----Hillgentleman 12:11, 26 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
pure logo

As Hillgentleman suggested in talk page, what do you think of voting for keeping or not the SFX/eye-candy effects on the logo (blue and grey gradient espacialy). Meithal 19:22, 2 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oppose: To me, this is similar to saying "I don't think we should use any colours other than blue and yellow"! It solely depends on how the "eye-candy" is used; thus, I am completely against this suggestion. Jellocube27 15:09, 23 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


A.  B.  C.  D.  E.  F.  G.  H.  I.  J.  K.  L.  M.   N.  O.  P.  Q.File:Wikiversity-logo-green-blue2.png Note: Before you cast your vote, please check that your choice sits well in the top left corner of a wikiversity page, such as v:en:main page and beta---Hillgentleman


  •   Support I love this. It is the best ever because it is simple and cute.--;Hiba;1 17:26, 14 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra this is kinda boring 02:00, 11 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support I don't see why you would want to deviate from the theme of other projects. Consistency across the much of wikimedia's projects would be good if anything.
  •   Support the original is the best.--Hillgentleman 11:43, 18 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support it's the best with the UNICEF color, it's a very good symbol. Sainte-Rose 16:35, 18 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support - I agree that the original color is the best, if we are going to go with one color. (I would also like to see -- and would create if I had the skill with graphics -- more ways to do 2 color variants (such as the cross-bars above and below the pillars the same color as the globe) and a variant that is done in only black and/or grey outlines with whitespace (inverting the globe and having the collums empty). Reswik 17:02, 18 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support. We might be better off switching to a different shade (to reduce the degree of similarity to some of the sister project logos), but I support this version over all attempts to eliminate the globe's blue coloring (which probably was a factor behind much of the support that the logo received). The globe is supposed to represent the planet Earth, and that symbolism is lost when a different color is used. —David Levy 17:29, 18 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support - Altho differant is good, we need to cotinue to match wikimedia. (gray or blue) Heltec
  •   Support good :) --Dario vet 23:24, 19 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra 555 23:50, 19 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support - the rest suck. Hunterd 09:37, 20 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Neutral I won't object; it does seem a little uninspred though. AmiDaniel 07:02, 21 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support - The rest are much too flashy for the purpose, and I think that this one fits the best when in use. (PS, was I supposed to sign in to vote? 14:23, 25 November 2006 (UTC))Reply[reply]
  •   Support SallesNeto BR 01:42, 26 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support --Frank Schulenburg 00:53, 29 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support -- Sensenmann 15:19, 7 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support -- The blue color and the grey text work very well for this logo. --Splette 16:06, 9 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra - I think it's a little bland ST47 17:22, 10 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support -I think the blue is great because it matches the website, with the blue font colour in the navigation, and isn't too overpowering. --Arth135 17:14, 11 December 2006 (UTC)
  •   Support. The rest are, well, what the anon user wrote. Titoxd(?!?) 03:20, 13 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I like the color but the logo is too two dimensional compared to the grandure of the wikipedia logo :) himadri
  •   Neutral It is a good logo color, but is the same as other Wikimedia projects. It does look good, but if variation is desired, another color should be chosen. 22:35, 20 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support - it goes well with the other logos. —SCriBu msg 16:08, 21 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support

Blue symbolises infinity, like sky and the sea. Wikiversity is having unlimited infinite amount of knowledge base. Hence my vote is for Blue- VGRAJENDRAN

  •   Support Definitely a good idea. Alex43223 07:34, 21 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support Very good logo --Sadik Khalid 15:20, 24 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Neutral if i had to pick one, this would be it
  •   Support - Yes, it's ok, and I already got used to it a lot! Hardern 22:12, 5 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support Too good. Simple colors. --Jackl 05:14, 8 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support SARAzyn diSK 18:29, 30 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support this is best.--Absar 11:18, 8 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra too blue... -- 07:34, 9 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support Best Version, goes pretty well with the other logos -- IN Madde 19:55, 9 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra the blue is too -- 20:30, 11 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support IMHO the best version. Looks very seriously! GREAT!
  •   Support This is by far the best one, liked it from the first moment I saw it!
  •   Support Best colours 14:00, 27 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support --Skyluke 23:07, 28 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support --Stepri2003 09:05, 7 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support I like the blue one because it is simple. To many colors = circus ;-) -->TH 18:00, 15 July 2007 (CET)<--
  •   Support Very nice color. Excelent.--Soroush83 12:01, 23 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support Excelent! Perfect! Talyson Carvalho 10:30, 25 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support Conservative is good. It's respectable, timeless, and sophisticated. My only suggestion would be going back to the layout and making the columns look more "column-like" by adding a suggestion of a header and footer or some such, giving an equal amount of interest to the globe on top, the columns in the middle, and the text at the bottom, broken up by the blocks on top and bottom of the columns. Good work guys, and thank you Snorky!
  •   Support --Anonymous DissidentTalk 07:14, 8 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support Why not to have blue color, which is also a color of hope. --Juan de Vojnikov 09:52, 7 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra Boring. Kubek15 11:25, 18 Febuary 2008 (UTC)
  •   Support nice :) 15:55, 16 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support Blue — is a classic beautiful colour. I vote this!
  •   Neutral I propose we have a light, beige stone-colored logo representing how most university buildings are made in stone -- anonymous 22:28, 12 June 2008
  •   Support good, classic. blends with the rest. 09:01, 5 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support It's the best one. --Kockster 21:51, 11 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support --Ilaria 08:17, 10 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support The Jade Knight 13:35, 3 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


We are voting for our logo, and not for the strip of colour in the scheme of the marketing guy Elian.---Hillgentleman 10:16, 18 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
True, but it wouldn't hurt to have a logo of a convenient color, would it? And I don't think that this logo is so problematically unfit for its place in the top-left corner as much as you think. --朝彦 (Asahiko) 12:14, 18 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
1. Convenient to whom? Morning Elite, let me ask you, do you consider the convinience of Elian more important than the comfort of the thousands of users? Have you ever thought that it may not fit in the wikiversity page itself? Has anybody?---Hillgentleman 12:57, 18 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
2. It will become the only red thing on the whole page, after all red links are gone. It sticks out as a sore thumb.Hillgentleman
Stay cool, Hillgentleman, and you've got only half of my name right -- it would be better for both of us if you would just call me by my proper name. Don't get me wrong, it's not that I haven't considered how this logo looks on the actual page, and to prove it I've just made a preview and uploaded it here. I don't think that it's so bad. You'd obviously disagree, but I'm fairly certain that the "thousands of users" wouldn't care about logo color as much as you are doing right now. That aside, I'm not saying that blue sucks or anything of the sort; as a matter of fact, I like the original blue in itself, but given the circumstances, I chose to support some other color. It's just that you and I place slightly different priorities to this matter, so calm down, will you? And let's hear what others feel about how this red logo would fit in within the page. To others: Please let us hear how you feel about how the pages would look like with this logo in action. --朝彦 (Asahiko) 13:52, 18 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
朝彦, Thank you for your answers. I am sorry that I cannot type Chinese character on this computer. Please tell me how you interpret your name. I am calm - please do not be unsettled by sharp questions.--Hillgentleman 23:14, 18 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hmm, maybe it was I who wasn't cool enough. I'm sorry for the misunderstanding, no offense :-) My name's more like a proper noun and it would be better if you'd just type Asahiko if you have difficulties. (Looking at Wiktionary I was surprised to find that the character 彦 might mean that way. In Japan the character is only used occasionaly as a suffix on male names.) --朝彦 (Asahiko) 00:16, 19 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support. The neatest execution overall. —Nightstallion (?) 15:50, 18 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra It's an university not w:Battle Royale ! Sainte-Rose 16:51, 18 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra. This red coloring is overpowering, off-putting, and not denotive of learning. Furthermore, the globe's blue coloring (which can easily be retained in some form) probably was a factor behind much of the support that the logo received. The globe is supposed to represent the planet Earth, and that symbolism is lost when a different color is used. —David Levy 17:29, 18 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra 555 23:50, 19 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra Way too red for Wikimedia Heltec
  •   Contra See what they said. 14:24, 25 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra I think using solely or even mostly a striking red color in a logo could work for a wikimedia project focused on human anatomy or perhaps for a competitive sports info resource. I find it hard to see how this can work well for a general educational/university/academic kind of project. Reswik 22:34, 26 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra Too red it looks kinda evil 11-29-06--[user: (Talk) Revision as of 20:38, 29 November 2006 ]
  •   Support I definitely like the color. It is eye-catching and distinguishing.[30 November 2006 ]
  •   Contra -- Sensenmann 15:26, 7 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support - I like this one :) ST47 17:23, 10 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra - I think the logo and the colours look great, but i just doesn't suit the webpage, since it, like Lifeisunfair said, it is overpowering, and it doen't blend in with the webpage. Personally i choose A. -- Arth135 17:28, 11 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Its nice--[anonymous user: 10:09, 24 November 2006 (Talk) (→C)]
  • (Because of (→C), does this comment go with C below? Reswik 22:34, 26 November 2006 (UTC))Reply[reply]
  •   Contra - Loses the symbolism. Titoxd(?!?) 03:21, 13 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support I love it. Different from all the others, and definitely unique. Does not hurt the eyes, but is bright. 22:36, 20 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra - Original COlor Blue is the Best. It symbolises, the volumeness, infinity equal to the sky and sea. Wikiversity also have a vision of having infinite knowledge base. - VGRAJENDRAN alias Viswanathan Ganapathy Rajendran
  •   Contra - err, no. Red implies "stop", "bad", or "danger" — MrDolomite | Talk 23:30, 8 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra This isn't a war zone! Alex43223 07:34, 21 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • pro I LOVE IT!
  •   Contra - This looks beautiful in large but in the small version the graduation is lost, red doesn't evoke 'university' and it doesn't seem to fit with the other wikipedia logos. I agree with Reswik Cy21 19:44, 11 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • pro hmm i'm not sure...
  •   Contra The symbolism of the color red runs contrary to careful study - a blue one would suit the subject matter much better. 11:17, 18 July 2007 (don't know what UTC stands for...)
  •   Contra -- 19:47, 11 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support - I actually like the red, myself. --Anonymous DissidentTalk 01:01, 12 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra psichologicaly not good. --Juan de Vojnikov 10:24, 7 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra --Ilaria 08:17, 10 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support --The Jade Knight 13:39, 3 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  •   Neutral Uh.....-- 02:04, 11 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support My favourite. --Almeida 11:03, 17 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support I like a cool colour.--Hillgentleman 08:26, 18 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra I dont like variations. Sainte-Rose 16:51, 18 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra. I don't oppose the idea, but the implementation is sloppy. —David Levy 17:29, 18 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Sorry—this was the best I could do. I sure wish some other artist would expand this idea into something more prettier. --朝彦 (Asahiko) 00:20, 19 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I tried, but my attempt turned out no better. —David Levy 00:30, 19 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support 555 23:49, 19 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra Don't really like the metallic look -- it doesn't seem to fit somehow. AmiDaniel 07:01, 21 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support I think appealling the shade variation, and the dominant grey feels a little bit more serious. Bright blue seems too toyish, I'd say. I like M2 as well. Timuche 10:19, 21 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support I like this one because its a cooler, more interesting version of the orginal blue one.--SnoopyGirl 6:58, 7 December 2006 (UTC)
  •   Support Though I love this one ST47 17:24, 10 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra - Looks muddy as a thumbnail. Titoxd(?!?) 03:22, 13 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra Not appealing, does not fit the project. 22:38, 20 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support I like it
  •   Contra Alex43223 07:34, 21 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support Not as boring as the self-coloured logos. --alexscho 00:02, 20 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support Meu favoritoPT My favouriteEN 00:13, 1 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra --Purodha Blissenbach 19:49, 11 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra I feel cold from this color combination, like staying in the sea with lot of ice. --Juan de Vojnikov 10:24, 7 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support It's a nice change from a solid colour
  •   Contra --Ilaria 08:18, 10 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra Too grey. --The Jade Knight 13:41, 3 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  Neutral ?-- 23:25, 11 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  Support why can everything go GrEeN!!!!!!!!!!!-- 23:27, 11 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  •   Support - Green is the future. --Hillgentleman 08:53, 18 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra - Green was the future yesterday, especially pea-green. Blue is the past, present, future, the sky, and the universe. --Rogerhc 06:42, 21 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra I don't think green really goes with the scheme of the whole wiki, nor is it particularly aesthetically pleasing. AmiDaniel 06:59, 21 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support I like it, and it works better as an academic color than my favorite red logo. Hardern 21:24, 28 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra -- Sensenmann 15:26, 7 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra ST47 17:25, 10 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra - Doesn't look that good in the Wikiversity site itself. Titoxd(?!?) 03:23, 13 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra Is not pleasing to the eyes, and does not fit the project, nor would it look good on the Wikiversity home page. 22:39, 20 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra - nope, pea green is not a flattering color. — MrDolomite | Talk 23:32, 8 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra - per above. Alex43223 07:34, 21 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

これが良いよ。-- 09:26, 1 May 2007 (UTC) japanice-- 09:26, 1 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


well well you like children but not childish tings its as if childish is derogatory, well if its bad for you adults call it adultish. But i like the colours and dont want anybody to say they look bad

  SupportEEEEEEEE>(xVx)<33333333[that is steam] this logo is GREAT and i WILL come here and keep voting   Support on this logo!

  •   Contra all variations of #13 and #15: The academic pillars should not be separated from the world.--Hillgentleman 08:42, 18 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra I dont like variations. Sainte-Rose 16:51, 18 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra I appreciate the idea behind this, but the result is far too bright and childish in appearance. —David Levy 17:29, 18 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra Ow. That hurts my eyes and my stomach. AmiDaniel 06:58, 21 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra -- Sensenmann 15:26, 7 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra both, #1 looks like wikiversity is a red link - does it even exist? ST47 17:26, 10 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra - looks unprofessional. Titoxd(?!?) 03:24, 13 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra Unprofessional, bright, and overall not good-looking at all. 22:40, 20 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra It's almost as it someone put this up as a joke.
  •   Contra - too many colors, harsh contrast. — MrDolomite | Talk 23:32, 8 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra   Contra!!!!!!! too different!!
  •   Contra ugly
  •   Contra --Purodha Blissenbach 19:57, 11 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra This is completly horrible for me. The combination of warm and cold colors is not traditional. --Juan de Vojnikov 10:24, 7 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra --Ilaria 08:19, 10 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra --The Jade Knight 13:48, 3 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra This looks very unprofessional. It looks like something a fourth-grader would make in their computer class. The colors contrast way too much. --anonymous



  •   Support This is the most elegant color combination --Iwoj 01:42, 31 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support Colors are great ! Shapsed 21:00, 29 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support-- Very nice color combination - it is lovely the way the blue globe (as it looks from space) stands out. This is the only version which continues the winning shade of blue in the original logo. That soft but vibrant blue color perhaps helped this logo win. Perhaps we should stick with it for the globe. This silver for the base (or perhaps a shade variation) speak of both dignity and industry. The connotations of the colors in the combination of soft electric blue (vibrant life) and steel-silver (elegant productivity) evoke a kind of integral imagination that would be helpful and inspiring for Wikiversity & Wikimedia. -- Reswik 09:39, 18 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra (a little) #13 and : The academic pillars should not be separated from the world.--Hillgentleman 09:46, 18 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • They are not separate, but, rather, they are complementary and vitally so. See comment just above. Reswik 09:50, 18 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • The pillars and the world are separated by their colours. Do you want to imply that the world is blue and the academia is grey? I would not mind bluemetallica because one colour blends into another. I mind this one.--Hillgentleman 10:10, 18 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • The colors are in one logo, together as one structure. The interpretation of complementarity can be explained in a blurb somewhere. We can also further revise the design to suggest greater integration by including blue in the crossbars above and below the pillars. I'd like to see that variation -- but I don't have the skill with graphics to create variations (or time to learn that just now). --Reswik 17:06, 18 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • The intended connotation is that two entities that ordinarily are separate (a learning institution and the entire world) have joined together. —David Levy 17:29, 18 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support (my attempt). The globe's blue coloring is a very important element, and it probably was a factor behind much of the support that the logo received. The globe is supposed to represent the planet Earth, and that symbolism is lost when a different color is used. If the idea of using two separate colors is widely opposed, we should instead switch to a different shade of blue that reduces the degree of similarity to some of the sister project logos (the reason behind the proposed color change). Please see my attempt (a greenish shade of blue) below. —David Levy 17:29, 18 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hey David. :) This variant popped in my head while eating breakfast (granolla of course). Could you possibly create a version that has vibrant but rich earthy green crossbars above and below the pillars? That would make 3 colors in the design: blue for earth, green for crossbars (both the roof and floor), and grey/silver for the collumns. (Would it take much time for you to give a try at making black outline version(s) with whitespace, as described in my comment in the top original option?) --Reswik 17:38, 18 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi! I'm a novice, but I'll attempt to implement your ideas. —David Levy 17:53, 18 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I experimented with your outline/whitespace idea. I wasn't terribly successful, but it led me to create a new blue/silver version (which I just added directly below). This evolved from the inverted globe portion. —David Levy 20:40, 18 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks very much for experimenting with this. I think Hillgentleman is correct: In outline form, the globe looks like a cage. That try might be softened up by hollowing out the collums and using more or different colors but the connotation would probably still remain. So, my remaining thought would be to try the color alteration on the horizontal crossbars: to green, tan or brown. I think that could (much) reduce the sense that the bottom structure is separate (and monolithic). --Reswik 16:13, 19 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Okay, I'll give that a try (though I suspect that those who object to the use of two colors might object even more strongly to the use of three). If we do end up sticking with a single color, I believe that something along the lines of my greenish blue attempt would be our best bet; it would retain the "Earth" connotation, while moving away from the shades of blue used in sister project logos. Do you have any thoughts on that? —David Levy 17:23, 19 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I very much agree that some shade of blue is the best color for the globe. I like the idea of continuing to work with exploring various ways to color the horizontal lines and collumns. --Reswik 01:56, 20 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Is this what you had in mind? I also created several other variants and compiled all of my attempts. —David Levy 19:55, 19 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, that is exactly the idea. Thanks again very much. I wish I could play with creating other color variants, such as: brown for the base and tan/beige for the collums (or vice-versa); an olive green/brown-earth-tone variant; a dark tan-beige/light tan variant; etc. There are rich possiblities in the three color scheme alternative I think. Do you have any more time to play with this? We could even propose it as a policy to varry the base/collumn colors over time (keeping the globe the same) on the Wikiversity main page. I copied the 3-color variant to a section below this. It seemed best for the 3-color option to be in separate nomination space. Do you agree? I think other 3-color options could be put there, if they get created. --Reswik 01:56, 20 November 2006 (UTC) Reply[reply]
1. Given the sheer quantity of variants already created, I'd like to wait for additional feedback before adding any more. —David Levy 02:44, 20 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The reason for more options is that, to my eyes, the hues of blue are just a tad clashing -- though they are almost there. It is a very good draft. (Copying this from option H below...) "Ps. I think the hues of blue in this version could be adjusted just a tad to be more complimentary, while remaining distinct." -- Reswik 04:47, 20 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Keep in mind that different displays produce different colors. I don't know how accurate my LCD is, but the precise hues can be adjusted later if people like the idea. —David Levy 05:07, 20 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think it is more that there is a clash between the new blue-green hue and the original Cerulean? hue. (For future reference for this version, check out complementary colors at the bottom of this page: w:Cyan) While i like the approach of this version, I'm glad that M below has other 3-color options that develop the idea further -- people aren't likely to miss that there are a lot of options with this 3-color approach. --Reswik 01:39, 21 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
2. I don't think that a variable-color logo would comply with the Wikimedia visual identity guidelines. —David Levy 02:44, 20 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I meant just to vary the logo design on the Wikiversity front page, not on the sister projects. There could be a default logo - with ocassional variations, sort of like what Google does with its logo on various holidays - but in the WV case not necessarilly tied to holidays. -- Reswik 04:47, 20 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I understand what you mean, but I think that the Foundation wants its projects to maintain consistent logos. —David Levy 05:07, 20 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I wonder if they would really object to having a stable logo which has some creative time-limited replacements/variations over time. If so, I think it is too stodgey of an approach. --Reswik 01:39, 21 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
3. I'm very pleased with how your idea turned out, and I agree with the manner in which you listed it. —David Levy 02:44, 20 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm glad we're on same page on liking this. It is quite good, though needing adjustment in hue, perhaps. I think the 3-color approach can be refined into some options that are quite potent, meaningful and attractive. -- Reswik 04:47, 20 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I have a naive question- The original logo already has grey in the word WIKIVERSITY. Why must we introduce grey into the columns?--Hillgentleman 00:01, 20 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The idea is not to increase the amount of grey (and you'll notice that I changed the lettering to black), but to reduce the amount of blue. The reason behind the proposed color change is that the logo has been deemed too similar in color to the logos of several sister projects. If we change the other elements to different colors/shades, we probably could keep the original blue shade for the globe (because it would no longer predominate). —David Levy 00:17, 20 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Wait. I thought the colour-coding scheme was the issue. Do you think that the blue wikiversity logo is similar to others? I do not.--Hillgentleman 01:10, 20 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Only the color/shade is similar, and that's why the change was proposed. —David Levy 01:38, 20 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support. Yes. This, I like. I echo some of the concerns above, but I really do think this one's my favorite. AmiDaniel 06:57, 21 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support This one stood out the most to me among all the logos (well, the red stood out, but in a bad way). The pillars and the bar are unified, and the globe is separate. It's very clear and very clean. Amalas 18:09, 22 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support Two 'parts' joining together is a good metaphor, and having two colors emphasize that is a great idea! I love this logo. Awolf002 01:59, 26 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support --MaTrIx 09:43, 1 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support 18:22, 2 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support I like this of all the other choices. But having the bars and columns in dark brown / sepia instead of grey might enhance it. --Sivaraj 16:38, 5 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra Looks awful. --Frank Schulenburg 12:11, 8 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support -- This color combination is perfect. --Splette 16:07, 9 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support - this one I like even with the different colors ST47 17:27, 10 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra - like the idea, but prefer how H develops it. Titoxd(?!?) 03:25, 13 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support Very nice, gives a good effect, and fits in with the project nicely. Much better than many of the others, and the silver goes very well with the blue. 22:41, 20 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support I like this one! It reminds me of like a glass ceiling. --DamDisIsShiznats 04:10, 29 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support This is the best one, methinks. 04:59, 16 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support - well, why not? It looks good, and that's all what counts! Hardern 22:11, 5 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support - The contrast in this image is awesome, the globe really stands out. Not too complicated either Xenon 11:18, 8 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support silver evoque the ancient temple and blue globe the earth... very nice --Gdgourou 12:22, 15 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support blue Earth on the grey eternal knowledge... I prefer this one... --Sepp (German Wikiversity) 12:22, 15 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra --Purodha Blissenbach 19:57, 11 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Neutral - dont know, firstly I should study the idea and description of a logo.--Juan de Vojnikov 10:24, 7 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support Colors are very good! Kubek15 11:22, 18 February 2008 (UTC)
  •   Contra --Ilaria 08:20, 10 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  Support   Contra*Slight vomit* -- 23:40, 11 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  •   Support I think this 3-color option by David Levy is the best current alternative to the original blue 1-color version. --Reswik 01:59, 20 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Ps. I think the hues of blue in this version could be adjusted just a tad to be more complimentary, while remaining distinct. --Reswik 04:36, 20 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support. Credit to Reswik for the idea. —David Levy 02:44, 20 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support --Hillgentleman 23:48, 20 November 2006 (UTC) The base is too light.--Hillgentleman 02:11, 21 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support I like it. I do, however, think something needs to change with the base, as it seems to grab the eye too much. Perhaps make it the same gray as the columns? AmiDaniel 06:56, 21 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra Sainte-Rose 07:14, 21 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support Very nice blending. Every element is distinct, yet the whole is unified. Also more interesting than the plain blue. --Salvar The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs) 23:50, 25 November 2006 (UTC).Reply[reply]
  •   Support --MaTrIx 09:43, 1 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support Excellent ST47 17:27, 10 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support - It seems the world is bracing the academic pillars and pulling them towards it, a very strong effect. Best one so far. Titoxd(?!?) 03:26, 13 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support Excellent job. Timberwolf16739 16:38, 13 December 2006 (UTC)timberwolf16739Reply[reply]
  •   Contra Blue is too bright, its that simple.
  •   Support I like this one, it's fun, practcal, and professional.
  •   Support I also like this one. It is not so boring like the other ones but still serious and only a logo not a painting...
  •   Support I like the colors because it looks professional but with a little bit fun. Because you need fun if you want to learn something.
  •   Contra - doesnt look good to me, looks like the entrance to the tomb. --Juan de Vojnikov 10:24, 7 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support You can recognise the different shapes and symbols better in this colored variant plus it does not look like en:Pop art. --Matthias 14:48, 13 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support - definitely --Cradel 11:09, 16 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support --Ilaria 08:21, 10 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  Contra*Slight vomit* -- 23:40, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

  •   Support (my attempt). This addresses the above criticisms by implementing the blue/silver color scheme while retaining the appearance of a single entity. —David Levy 20:40, 18 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • pro and con- (thanks, David Levy), but now it seems that the academy has taken prisoner of the world. I am sorry that I have no experience in computer graphics, otherwise I would have tried merging your idea (no. 13) with Metellica.--Hillgentleman 23:23, 18 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support It's like a cupula, not jail. --Slade pt.wp 21:04, 19 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support It's like being inside the building, looking out at the sky through its dome windows. Being inside the building looking out at the universe together is where we want folks to feel they are, not standing outside looking at the monolith; Wikiversity as a wiki will work when folks perceive themselves inside it together looking out. So this version rocks! -- :-) Rogerhc 06:36, 21 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Rogerhc, Your thought is interesting. But then perhaps the space between the pillars should not be white...--Hillgentleman 10:25, 21 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
      • The space between the pillars isn't white; it's transparent. —David Levy 12:58, 21 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
        • Maybe it's too late to think of this, but what about making the globe black (maybe with stars), to look like you're looking out of building into the universe? - AMP'd (on English Wikipedia) 21:55, 26 November 2006 (UTC)
  •   Neutral I do have to say that I really like this design; however I fear that the gray bars surrounding the globe do appear quite hostile. Suggest toning down the gray in the globe in an attempt to accentuate the globe, rather than overwhelming it. AmiDaniel 06:54, 21 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support I like this colors looks more modern Martin Aleman 16:15, 23 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support --MaTrIx 09:44, 1 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support Nice unity of composition, pillar color reminiscent of marble - perhaps it could be toned lighter just a bit, 1 December 2006 (UTC)
  •   Contra -- Sensenmann 15:26, 7 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support - I like this one alot, the silver intertwined with the blue is interesting ST47 17:28, 10 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra - looks bad as a sister project thumbnail. Titoxd(?!?) 03:27, 13 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support - I like this one. It looks seriously, even more seroiusly than logos of some universities, and that I like :)
  •   Support - Looks more advanced than some of the others Klingoncowboy4 01:15, 19 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra - agree with Hillgentleman. It looks like Wikipedia's in prison... Jamesontai 18:48, 29 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Neutral maybe add a bit of gold?...
  •   Support - This is a cool logo! I have an idea for a variant of this one. What if at the base of the pillars (and behind the pillars) a rising golden or yellow sun was added to symbolize the beginning of something new and different. The light source is already centered in this variant image. Just something to consider. College Student
  •   Support - 17:25, 13 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support - This one caught my eye from the very beginning. 16:29, 23 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra - Nice but it looks too different from the other wikipedia logos. Cy21 19:36, 11 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support Very good color combination, i like it!-- 09:00, 2 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support I love it! -- Felipe Aira 09:58, 11 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra --Purodha Blissenbach 19:57, 11 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra - this looks like a logo of the cemetery. --Juan de Vojnikov 10:24, 7 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra - ^exactly^ --Cradel 11:10, 16 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support - good. --Anonymous DissidentTalk 14:38, 5 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra --Ilaria 08:22, 10 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra I prefer the above 2 options to this, though not enough to vote for them. The Jade Knight 13:52, 3 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support This one seems like the most professional choice. --anonymous, 14:38, 5 September 2008 (UTC)


  •   Support --Schüler, 18 November 2006 (UTC)
    • Good
  •   Contra Too poor colours. Sainte-Rose 16:51, 18 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support It reminds me of many letterheads I've seen, so it strikes me as very professional. – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 07:44, 21 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support Good balance of colour for the design intent. The gray is reminiscent of marble pillars and perhaps could be toned down just a bit, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
  •   Support - I agree that it look extremely professional, though not as good=looking as the ones with silver pillars ST47 17:29, 10 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra - nice, but again, it loses the symbolism. Titoxd(?!?) 03:27, 13 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support I think that this would be a great one, but even better still if it were gold. If there ever was a color for a university... 3:15, 14 December (NST)
  •   Contra The brown is not bright or appealing, and although it may fit in with the project, it is not good looking.
  •   Support This is the most professional looking of the lot. If Wikiversity wants to be taken seriously this is the logo they should use.
  •   Contra - Looks like wikiversity´s "premium" version... too elitist !
  •   Support I like it! Nice. -- 22:11, 10 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra --Purodha Blissenbach 19:57, 11 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra pale colors telling nothing. --Juan de Vojnikov 10:24, 7 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support --Ilaria 08:23, 10 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  •   Support (my attempt). The globe's blue coloring is a very important element, and it probably was a factor behind much of the support that the logo received. The globe is supposed to represent the planet Earth, and that symbolism is lost when a different color is used. If the idea of using two separate colors is widely opposed, we should instead switch to a different shade of blue that reduces the degree of similarity to some of the sister project logos (the reason behind the proposed color change). —David Levy 17:29, 18 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support - I agree.--Hillgentleman 05:05, 19 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support I like how the entire thing appears very monochromatic, yet upon closer examination you do see a slight shading in the colors of the pillars and slight variation in color between each individual element. The color seems to complement both the concept and the current appearance of Wikiversity. AmiDaniel 06:47, 21 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support I like it----[29 November 2006]
  •   Support Color gives it a different look.
  •   Support the variation in shade is appealing--Haroonn1 16:18, 12 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support like it, but not much as H, though. Titoxd(?!?) 03:28, 13 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support This one's grown on me - and is now my joint-favourite along with the original blue. Cormaggio @ 20:23, 14 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support I like. - Melinda
  •   Support Its purely attractive color without loosing its ritchness and it can be spotted very easily on any webpage.--[], 05:42, 11 January 2007
  •   Support my preference
  •   Support blue is a great color ;) -- 20:29, 11 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support I really like it because it has the wiki-important blue and it is a bit dynamic. My favourite. --Marcus Leip 13:40, 10 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support Best one. --User:Miguel 12 June 2007 (UTC)
  •   Support Great logo, it avoids the common-blue without losing its identity. Artfikan 19:52, 15 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support It has something that 'A' does'nt have. TB1991
  •   Support I believe this is the most excelent logo among all thesese logos.--Soroush83 12:03, 23 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support Perfect!!! --R.szalecki 23:34, 2 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support --Anonymous DissidentTalk 07:13, 8 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra --Purodha Blissenbach 19:57, 11 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support - maight be. --Juan de Vojnikov 10:24, 7 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support - --Emesee 22:31, 9 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support A simple and effective improvement -- anonymous 22:16, 12 June 2008
  •   Support A great improvement in my opinion. And most important it is still blue as original one, but more, hmm... dynamic. Soeb 11:56, 20 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support - David Levy's justification is good. giggy (:O) 12:05, 20 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra --Ilaria 08:23, 10 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support it's pretty.  Mm40 (talk | contribs)  22:52, 2 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   SupportThe Jade Knight 13:56, 3 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support Nice one !--LogicBloke 17:03, 1 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  •   Support (My Attempt) This is a variation taking hillgentlemans reccomendations into account Heltec
  •   Support - an improvement on #13 and #14.--Hillgentleman 05:05, 19 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra I dont like variations. Sainte-Rose 22:05, 19 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra I do like the idea of mixing the "traditional" gray, associated with such Greek architecture, in contrast with the blue globe; however, I find the changes in color are both too blunt and not blunt enough. If we decide upon a color scheme similar to this one, I'd suggest that the base and the pillars be the same shade of gray throughout and that the globe be distinctly blue, such that it stands out against the gray base. In its current form, it seems that you're attempting to gradually blend from gray to blue, which really doesn't seem to be working. AmiDaniel 06:52, 21 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support my prefer EyOne 05:47, 23 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra Nice idea, but looking at it, not as aesthetically pleasing as two single colors.
  •   Support this is one of the best because this is a very relaxing logo

Titoxd(?!?) 03:29, 13 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  •   Support I like the colors because it looks professional but with a little bit fun. Because you need fun if you want to learn something.
  •   Contra - same as my comment for C. --Juan de Vojnikov 10:24, 7 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support I like the idea of the earth's color seeping into the columns. -- 23:16, 27 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra --Ilaria 08:24, 10 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra Too grey. The Jade Knight 13:57, 3 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Jellocube27's Submissions

  Support Good!

  •   Support 1 and 2--Hillgentleman 23:49, 20 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support - Polishing work on the colors in selections 1 and 2 could yield good versions of the logo. - Reswik 01:39, 21 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra Sainte-Rose 07:13, 21 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support 2 and 1 Timuche 10:21, 21 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support (polished, #2.1) I really like the 'three dimensionality' of this version - best achieved here than on any other versions. However, in terms of Elian's colour scheme, it is not a million miles from the Wikisource logo - hmm... Cormaggio @ 23:45, 24 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support Realy like #2---[ 29 November 2006 ]
  •   Support, 3 or 4 Smurrayinchester 21:24, 4 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra - don't really like any of them. They look too prone to "glare", the transitions are too sharp and not sharp enough, etc. Titoxd(?!?) 03:32, 13 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support Vote to Pro for Selection 2. so that it also has a good group of colors like the best effect of brightness - Dark_X 8:53, 15 January 2007 (GMT -4)
  •   Support Vote for 2.4. Looks professional.-- 15:35, 14 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support 2.4 - I like the idea of a trasition from the real 'stone' university to the 'bleu web'. Cy21 19:33, 11 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra - generally contra, but I would vote pro if youll work on Selection 2.1. I mean more traditional lighting.--Juan de Vojnikov 10:24, 7 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support2.2, i like that.Putera Luqman Tunku Andre 17:50, 27 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra all--Ilaria 08:24, 10 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support to some. The Jade Knight 14:01, 3 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]



In memory of how the Greek temples originally looked; they were clad in gold plates that shone in the sun (I've heard), so here's a gold-coloured logo for you.


  •   Support Yellow is symbol of Jupiter and Jupiter is planet of knowledge. Knowledge is power and power is gold!
  •   Contra Ahh my eyes, what a piss ugly color.. seriously hurts to look at the screen... pick any but this one
  •   Support Jon Harald Søby 17:06, 20 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Interesting. But was Plato's Akademeia so? ---Hillgentleman| 17:56, 20 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support I like the gold. Knowledge is gold. It's recognizable, and everyone will go, "Yes! That's Wikiversity!" People like blue, people like gold. How about blue and gold? That might not work, actually. - Melinda.
  •   Support Looks good. How about flipping the shading so the dark is at top and the lighter color is at the bottom, just for kicks? — MrDolomite | Talk 23:35, 8 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support I like it! Hardern 22:08, 5 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra eh... it's good, but it's not logo good. - 04:22, 18 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support This is the most perfect of all of the colours. Tarret 01:53, 1 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support Time to change the colour, not always blue, darkblue or violet-blue. Gold is flashier than other colours; gold says: This is a sophisticated page where you can learn a lot... -innuendo
  •   Support Evokes prestige and gravity, yet remains accessible. I like it! Universities should stand out as regal instiutions. Wikiversity should be a gilded land of learning and this logo makes that message very clear. Kramer 06:43, 20 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra Very bad color for Wikiversity. --Soroush83 12:04, 23 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra --Purodha Blissenbach 19:57, 11 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Neutral - well good color, but dont know how it fit to the MediaWiki default environment and Wikimedia project family?--Juan de Vojnikov 10:24, 7 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support innuendo said it perfectly! This is the best one. It looks great as yellow-gold, the blue is faceless!
  •   Support Knowledge=sunlight=gold=beautiful. Kari hyena alligator thing 17:06, 9 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support - quite like the gold actually. --Anonymous DissidentTalk 13:30, 22 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Contra --Ilaria 08:26, 10 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   SupportThe Jade Knight 14:10, 3 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]




All variantsEdit

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