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Wiki MarkupFurther discussion went on both on \[ Bugzilla\] and the mailinglist (the thread got broken up into \[ 1\] \[ 2\] \[ 3\] \[ 4\] parts by sucky MUAs). In the end we decided for [ChristianRauh]'s version, further information is available in \[ bug 3803\].


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1.0.2 - I think this combines a lot of good qualities:BR

  • It's "professional"-looking enough that a sysadmin for a large company could use itBR
  • It's not too "scary"-looking (some of the sniper images are a little chilling)BR

I vote for the mixed-case version at the URL on the previous line (not the "SA" logo, though - the two-letter acronym "SA" is too overloaded.)BR


1.0.3 - Mark Allen c/o Richard Humphrey, second image (target mark) – It's simple, neutral (most likely not offensive to anyone) and an international symbol (the target mark that is). – DanielKnippers


1.0.24 - I like it! The only thing I'd change is the orange e-mails... the colour seems to clash with everything else. – HenryStern

Wiki Markup1.0.24 - This is also my favorite. My only concern is that in the extreme zoom version (120x60), the waving head band looks to me too much like a portion of a jester's hat (see \[ here\]). In the other pictures, it looks fine. If you could just change the shape slightly, I believe you could avoid that very un-ninja-like connotation. -- [DanKohn] DanKohn

1.0.31 - The e-mail ninja is a very neat idea. I really don't like the fonts, though. See where you can go with it! – HenryStern


One potential way of illustrating the concept of selective filtering would be showing a ninja/assassin (or perhaps just his/her sword) cutting a certain mail in half while letting another one safely by. Of course, this somehow needs to look like a decision by the ninja/assassin/sword to kill some while letting some pass, and not just that they're overwhelmed with enemies, or else we would be sending the wrong message on the server resources SA requires. Perhaps the assassin could motion for one piece mail to pass while skewering the other one. Just a thought from a graphically-unskilled fan of the software. - DanKohn

Wiki Markup\[ This\] posting to the mailing list contained some interesting background infos on the words "assassin", "ninja", etc. Unfortunately can't I post it here as the japanese characters aren't preserved. (MalteStretz)

I'm personally not too keen on the violent imagery in a lot of the logos (such as the crosshairs). Considering the militant nature of a lot of anti-spam crusaders, I think that a logo with violent imagery would reflect poorly on our project and may cause people to associate us with the more militant folks. I'd like to see some more fun entries, like the old rubber ninja logo. (HenryStern)


Expanding on Dan Kohn's comments, in addition to keeping a light "assassin/ninja" theme, a successful logo should immediately convey the concept of "filtering email." I do not know what would work well, but a few graphical concepts come to mind, shown below: -MichaelDouma

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