IMHO the icon for "favorite question" looks like a pentagram (Wikipedia). It doesn't really bother me but maybe other people :-)

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    So...you're telling me this isn't a website about the occult? Ugh, what a misunderstanding! Commented Jul 11, 2011 at 7:59
  • Related: meta.travel.stackexchange.com/questions/93/… Commented Jul 11, 2011 at 8:00
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    @Ankur Man... I've been answered questions wrong then.
    – Beaker
    Commented Jul 11, 2011 at 9:51
  • Just posted this as an answer, but I moved it to Ankur's link. Maybe we can use a sextant? I think that would fit well.
    – Beaker
    Commented Jul 11, 2011 at 9:54
  • It's perfect for those whose favourite travel destination is to the stars. Commented Jul 12, 2011 at 6:27

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Totally agree. May be we can use some ideas from this question (especially visa stamp) for the new 'favorites'-icon?

  • Thank you for your agreement :-) Who's responsible to do push this topic further?
    – strauberry
    Commented Jul 11, 2011 at 7:54
  • You should add this topic to the general discussion here
    – VMAtm
    Commented Jul 11, 2011 at 8:17
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    yes, and also for the "approved" icon. A visa stamp fits perfectly Commented Jul 11, 2011 at 10:19
  • A "stamp of approval" is perfect.
    – Mark Mayo
    Commented Aug 27, 2011 at 19:22

It is a pentagram. In so far as it's a five-pointed star, and a pentagram is also a five-pointed star. I used to draw them in the margins of my math notebook as a kid... My late grandfather had a six-foot one welded together from angle irons that he hung and lit at Christmas. Why a five-pointed star I asked? Because a six-pointed star would have meant we were Jewish, he replied.

But I digress... It's part of the whole "sketchy" theme that beta sites are stuck with on SE. It's supposed to look like someone drew it, on graph paper, like those idle doodles I used to do instead of learning maths.

When your site graduates, you get something else. 'Til then, don't be sayin' nothin' bad 'bout my grampa...

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