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Propose a logo for the Citoid service
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No technical skills are required, but of course, you need to know how to draw with a computer program (like Inkscape or another SVG/vector graphics software).

Citoid is a service that provides citation information to wikis.

Either improve the existing logo which is not currently being used: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Citoid_logo.svg

The main problem is that logo has is it looks too similar to the current mediawiki logo. So you can edit it, or create a totally new one.

Please submit your proposal as a SVG file by attaching it in https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T179691 (see the Phabricator help how to create an account and upload files). Once everybody is happy with it, add the logo to the mediawiki page at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Citoid (see https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Editing for help about editing wiki pages).

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Mvolz triaged this task as Lowest priority.Nov 3 2017, 1:57 PM
Mvolz updated the task description. (Show Details)

Oh, the text one is much nicer. Why was it reverted?

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Here is my initial proposal, inspired by parsoid logo mentioned above

Looks really great!

The reason the parsoid one uses <> is because it parses html and turns it into wikitext and vice versa. I'm not sure it makes *as* much sense for citoid.

But it does *scrape* html, even if it doesn't parse it, so <> is probably fine... what do other people think?

Maybe add something that connotes references, like a little book or something? (https://openclipart.org/ is a great place to look for public domain svg images you can use in logos)

Would you like to upload the logo to https://commons.wikimedia.org/? If there are any changes to be made you can upload a new version and it will replace it.

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I've edited the task description to be consistent with T179677: Propose a logo for the PAWS project.

Framawiki renamed this task from Create or improve citoid logo to Propose a logo for the Citoid service.Dec 2 2017, 9:02 PM

Thanks for the feedback @Molvz
Here is an updated version using curly brackets, and nimbus over "o".
Nimbus represents the remarkable work of providing citation, done by citoid (wikipedia meaning snippet- to uphold intellectual honesty (or avoiding plagiarism), to attribute prior or unoriginal work) Angel Citoid? 😇
Please share your thoughts on nimbus & its color

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Citoid_Logo.svg

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Brand New Style

Thanks for the feedback @Molvz
Here is an updated version using curly brackets, and nimbus over "o".
Nimbus represents the remarkable work of providing citation, done by citoid (wikipedia meaning snippet- to uphold intellectual honesty (or avoiding plagiarism), to attribute prior or unoriginal work) Angel Citoid? 😇
Please share your thoughts on nimbus & its color

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Citoid_Logo.svg

  • OR --------

Brand New Style

Wow, I really love the open book version. Let's do that one; can you submit it for review on the Google code-in website and also put it on commons?

Thanks!

I've edited the task description to be consistent with T179677: Propose a logo for the PAWS project.

@Framawiki Thanks - is there a reason why we're uploading to phab instead of commons in the initial stage? I find the phab UI to be horrible for .SVG. I can't even figure out how to download the original logo submission to compare it with the updated one. The download button seems to be greyed out and not working. A bit of moot point since I think we're going with the book one instead but I still wanted to compare them!

@Framawiki Thanks - is there a reason why we're uploading to phab instead of commons in the initial stage? I find the phab UI to be horrible for .SVG. I can't even figure out how to download the original logo submission to compare it with the updated one. The download button seems to be greyed out and not working. A bit of moot point since I think we're going with the book one instead but I still wanted to compare them!

Nothing in particular, but one of the reason can be that per the footer all the phab uploaded content is on CC-BY-SA. Feel free to edit the description if you want to use commons instead.

Thanks for your feedback about books, it helped alot. I will submit it now! Cheers

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Citoid_Logo.svg (Updated)
@Mvolz you can compare all my proposals on commons page in the file history section ^.
I uploaded all three.

@AnmolSingh on commons can you link to where you got the book icon from? It's necessary to verify that the image is correctly licensed for use on commons.

Thanks!

@Mvolz done, icon is licensed as Creative Commons BY 3.0

@Mvolz done, icon is licensed as Creative Commons BY 3.0

Hi,

I looked at the links that you added and I couldn't find where it was CC By 3.0. The flaticon licence is pretty permissive (https://profile.flaticon.com/license/free) but unfortunately things uploaded to commons have to explicitly be released under one of the CC licenses. They claim the author is, freepik but freepik doesn't seem to be CC by 3.0 either, and also I couldn't find the icon on their website either (which is weird.)

@Mvolz https://www.flaticon.com/free-icon/open-book_167755 . this is the icon page on flaticon.
on clicking download; website opens a popup with the license details. In the how to credit the author input box in this popup, it clearly says licensed by Freepik as CC BY 3.0.

text taken from the input box

<div>Icons made by <a href="http://www.freepik.com" title="Freepik">Freepik</a> from <a href="https://www.flaticon.com/" title="Flaticon">www.flaticon.com</a> is licensed by <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/" title="Creative Commons BY 3.0" target="_blank">CC 3.0 BY</a></div>

See this screentshot

Screenshot_1.png (992×1 px, 300 KB)

P.S Freepik and Flaticon are two website of same owner Graphic Resources S.L. (Look at website footer copyright) They use flaticon.com to only host icons and freepik.com for all other graphics, explains why you couldn't find the icon on freepik.com

I was unclear about the license so I have contacted the website. Unfortunately they have it was a mistake and that the image is not CC-by-3.0 :(. So we have had to delete it from Commons.

Screenshot from 2017-12-18 17-25-36.png (768×637 px, 50 KB)

Licensing is pretty tricky and we wouldn't expect you to have detected the discrepancy, so for GCI purposes the task is completed. Thank you for following up with this, by the way!