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I'm talking about the site logo/title (this applies to both meta and the main site, but I'm using meta as the example):

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Specifically the 'F':

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As you may be able to see, there's a top swooshy bit that gets really, really thin for about the rightmost half, to the point where at normal zoom on my monitor I can't see it. Without that part, the 'F' kinda looks more like a 'J'.

As this site is not 'Science Fiction and Jantasy', is this something that should be addressed/fixed?

For an example, here's a rough approximation of what it should look like, based on the lines that exist but are too small to see:

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    Except I know it's Sci-fi and Fantasy, so I would never read it as anything else – Edlothiad Jul 26 '17 at 16:34
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    @Edlothiad Yeah, but just because you have a workaround doesn't mean you shouldn't fix something that's broken. – DaaaahWhoosh Jul 26 '17 at 16:36
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    It's not broken. It looks fine – Edlothiad Jul 26 '17 at 16:37
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    It's a fancy-looking logo, sure, but it doesn't scale for average-sized monitors. See my edit, by making the lines just a bit thicker all the intended detail is much easier to see. – DaaaahWhoosh Jul 26 '17 at 16:44
  • I don't disagree, but it's hard to get anything considered a positive change on SE. Let alone something so low-profile. – Carpe CM Jul 26 '17 at 18:47
  • @Axelord yeah, it does seem like I've insulted people by suggesting this. It's just something that, if I'd made a similar mistake, I'd want people to point out to me. In the spirit of the golden rule I thought I'd bring it up here. – DaaaahWhoosh Jul 26 '17 at 19:05
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    @Axelord Of all the things relating to me, the only one of note is that I've been trying to get used to living off of less sleep. Turns out long-term effects include being bothered by small things. How about yourself? – DaaaahWhoosh Jul 26 '17 at 19:15
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    Could the font be better? Sure. Does it need fixing? No. – phantom42 Jul 26 '17 at 19:24
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    @phantom42 agreed, it's not going to kill anyone, but if the SE font guys aren't doing anything else, they might as well take a look. – DaaaahWhoosh Jul 26 '17 at 19:27
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    They can have their executive pastry chef bake a new logo. – Carpe CM Jul 26 '17 at 19:42
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    I for one welcome our Science Fiction and Jantasy overlords – Möoz Jul 26 '17 at 22:34
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    It's not a logo (our logo is that symbol everyone asks about). That F is just from a pre-existing font, not something handmade by the designer. – user31178 Jul 26 '17 at 23:01
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    The logo a.k.a. the biohazardous Triforce. – can-ned_food Jul 30 '17 at 12:55
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    I never noticed this before, but now that it's been pointed out it's to going to bug me horribly. Voting to change. – ApproachingDarknessFish Aug 8 '17 at 3:06
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    Maybe we ought to consider a design contest -- the SFF logo has been the same since I joined in November of 2011! We have contests for those little ads that go on other sites -- why not a contest for our site's background? – Slytherincess Aug 23 '17 at 5:17
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I find the curlicue pointless and its being wider than the cross to be weird. For the sake of brevity, I declare this F offensive. Change it at once!

Seriously, it'd only be an image swap on the server.

Also, for the record, it looks more like a cursive T, and the curlicue is noticeable even though the cross isn't, so it looks more like Science and Tiantasy.

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    Boo for your opinion. It's Fantasy, we all know it. stop being silly. – Edlothiad Jul 26 '17 at 18:17
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    @Edlothiad Boo for your alternative silly opinion. It's just kind of annoying, despite us all knowing it. Stop being silly. – Carpe CM Jul 26 '17 at 18:44
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    Me being silly has nothing to do with the silly opinion you find being silly. If you think so then you're the one that's silly. It really isn't that annoying, I rarely look at it. Stop being silly. – Edlothiad Jul 26 '17 at 18:49
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    @Edlothiad If we modeled all our nitpicks off of things average users paid attention to, there wouldn't be much of a site. – Carpe CM Jul 26 '17 at 18:57
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    Its reminds me of Ford which when you looks closely is Feord. – Skooba Jul 27 '17 at 13:02
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    Or Disney which I always thought looked like a backwards G – NKCampbell Jul 30 '17 at 21:49
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    It should be fixed, somehow. It's just bad design; the font size is too small for that typeface. – tobiasvl Aug 6 '17 at 18:05
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I like it and I don't think that it needs addressing.

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    You like that a part of the letter that's supposed to be there is too thin to see? Or you like the rest of it enough that it's not worth fixing? – DaaaahWhoosh Jul 26 '17 at 16:30
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    @DaaaaahWhoosh - I find it perfectly comprehensible, thank you for asking – Valorum Jul 26 '17 at 17:21
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    Comprehensibility isn't the issue here. Sure, you can read it, because the top part of the 'F' isn't necessary to tell what the letter is supposed to be. I just don't understand why you prefer your 'F's to be missing their top sections. – DaaaahWhoosh Jul 26 '17 at 17:38
  • it's a typeface @DaaaahWhoosh - go look at any typeface repo and you'll find all manner of serif stylings. It's a non-issue in terms of actual typeface creation. If you don't like the particular typeface that's a different issue – NKCampbell Jul 30 '17 at 21:53

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