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Planet Fedora heads

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Planet Fedora has some very big heads these days. I failed to spot anything in the guidelines that forbid them or suggest otherwise.

I am aware that such issues have been brought up in the past by various people. A casual search revealed this, and I am sure that if you dig around you will get a few more instances where people have asked similar questions. Since there are more than a dozen such heads (I stopped counting after 12, and I was only considering the really huge ones) I am curious what is the deal here.

In case you are reading this and wondering how to get yourself a nice hackergotchi you will find this link helpful.


Written by Debarshi Ray

26 April, 2011 at 01:25

Posted in Fedora

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  1. The Hackergotchi page on the fedora wiki recommends 100px to 120px size


    26 April, 2011 at 21:06

  2. We used to make hackergotchis at 96x96px. Last year when Pierros took leadership of this task for a short while he proposed a size increase and we decided to go up to 120×120. I got tasked with blogging about the change and did it. The documentation was supposed to go tot he wiki, but didn’t happen yet.

    Also, there was started a process to identify and fix the existing hackergotchis, but his owner got busy with other things.

    Currently the hackergotchis are in chaos and nor really maintained: Pierros is busy with the Ambassador work, I am still on strike from the Design Team after the GNOME 3 fiasco, nobody else stepped up.


    27 April, 2011 at 11:05

    • I see. Anyway, I got to thank you again for making me a nice hackergotchi.

      Debarshi Ray

      27 April, 2011 at 15:12

      • And, of course, I agree with you about the disproportionate images breaking the planet layout… at least we don’t have any more the giant squirrel playing harmonica (it was an animated GIF)


        27 April, 2011 at 15:22

      • To be honest, some of the gotchis qualify more as picture postcards when it comes to the size. Nowhere near to 120×120. 😉


        28 April, 2011 at 11:04

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