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Update: the favicon is now 'XLM', the currency symbol for Lumens:

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What do the letters 'sdf' in the old favicon

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stand for?

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The letters 'sdf' stand for Stellar Development Foundation, the organization which maintains the Stellar network. Why they are in lowercase can probably only be answered by the Community Managers (employees of Stack Overflow, who maintain this site).

'Stellar' itself would be too long to fit; the risk of using just 's' is duplicating another (possibly future) site in the Stack Exchange network.

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  • Preferring lower case to upper is a bit of an SE convention that goes way back. Text and prompts throughout the site tend to be all lower case always, unless someone specifies that it needs to be in upper case specifically (think IBM). The convention isn't being followed as much as it used to be, but favicons and site icons tend to be more symbolic than literal, so when I picked the favicon for this site, I was in a lower-case mood... and I went with that. – Robert Cartaino Jan 17 '18 at 22:22
  • so XLM is not an option? :( – Crosscounter Jan 18 '18 at 12:06
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    @Crosscounter XLM is more consistent with preferring official codes for countries/languages/currencies when they are available. The actual favicon is largely inconsequential, but let me see how hard/easy that is to change after the fact. – Robert Cartaino Jan 18 '18 at 14:40
  • BC for Bitcoin (RIP), ETH for Ethereum (me gustas!). We need some consistency. Hoping the upcoming NEO currently in Area51 sticks to... NEO. – Crosscounter Jan 18 '18 at 17:06
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    Why not use the rocket Stellar logo? – Andrei Savin Jan 20 '18 at 8:39
  • @AndreiSavin: Using the Stellar logo may be an option if this site graduates from beta. Provided SE gets permission to use it. Beta sites don't get artwork of that nature. – Chenmunka Jan 24 '18 at 12:02
  • @Crosscounter your wish seems to have been granted. – Glorfindel Feb 25 '18 at 9:49

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