Giant pencil icon!!!

The pencil icon for edited comments are far too large on P.SE + Meta. It seems like every other site uses the standard tiny pencil, which works well and is unobtrusive.

  • If I can add one remark: Badges icons. I think they would be more attractive if the round effect would be less... round... Having 1 or 2 pixels round and plain center will make them looks like real ones.
    – user2567
    Commented Jan 1, 2011 at 16:50
  • @Pierre I didn't notice before, but you're right, they look like spheres
    – Corey
    Commented Jan 1, 2011 at 17:27

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I have updated the Edit icon. It is a subtle squiggle line now. I think it fits the whiteboard theme.

  • testing, one, two, three, four
    – Corey
    Commented Jan 15, 2011 at 19:18
  • testig too 1 2 3 4
    – Jin
    Commented Jan 15, 2011 at 19:19
  • it is kind of thick but I like it more than the pencil
    – Corey
    Commented Jan 15, 2011 at 19:24
  • When I tried a thinner line it blended in with text too much
    – Jin
    Commented Jan 15, 2011 at 19:35

I agree, the pencil is massively overstyled (and far too literal) for a whiteboard design, and doesn't look correct. Perhaps an editing mark would be more appropriate -- like a small squiggle indicating "this was edited"


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