If you go to the sci-fi blog it still shows the favicon from the beta instead of the new one.

  • As Beofett notes, if you're seeing this it's because your browser hasn't woken up to the new icon yet - the server is willing to send it. Try Ctrl+F5, or just wait.
    – Shog9
    Dec 22, 2011 at 21:09
  • @Shog9 Nope, still not showing up with wget --no-cache.
    – user56
    Dec 22, 2011 at 21:39

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The correct Favicon shows for me, and I was one of the last people to see the correct one for the regular site.

It is most likely a caching issue similar to the one that I, and several other users, experienced. It seems that some browsers (in my case, Chrome) have significant delays in updated Favicons, and instead rely on cached data in some way that is not quite clear.

Hard refreshes of the browser sometimes help, but sometimes it appears that simply waiting a few days will be required.


Right now I see no favicon at all: /favicon.ico exists but is empty.

$ wget -nv --no-cache -O- http://scifi.blogoverflow.com/favicon.ico | wc -c
2011-12-22 20:53:45 URL:http://scifi.blogoverflow.com/favicon.ico [0] -> "-" [1]
  • The path that should be requested is: scifi.blogoverflow.com/wp-content/themes/stackexchange/sites/… - and that one works just fine.
    – Shog9
    Dec 22, 2011 at 21:45
  • Many clients will look for /favicon.ico, for example RSS readers, since they can't know about the alternate location unless they first retrieve the meta tag in the HTML. This leads to many unneeded 404's. For this reason it's better to leave it in the root. Dec 24, 2011 at 17:09

It's now showing correctly for me

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