Re: About Panels - aka lynching time

On Tue, 2003-11-04 at 11:59, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-11-04 at 11:38, Rob Adams wrote:
> > Basically I think that the one thing that should definitely, 100%
> > positively always remain consistent among GNOME distributions is the
> > "foot" icon in the gnome menu.  I realize that this is usually the first
> > thing that people change when they go about branding their gnome
> > distribution, but I think that having this icon changing from desktop to
> > desktop really hurts user consistency.
> > 
> I'd take a lot of convincing on that. It's a _foot_, for starters. ;-)

The foot can be perceived as an offensive symbol in many middle-eastern
and Muslim countries.  Four toed and stylized, it still a foot, and it
may not be in all distributions.  I'm not arguing for a politically
correct symbol. I'm merely pointing out that we should not take it for

On a similar note on branding sensativity, GM didn't learn a lesson from
marketing the Nova in Mexico.  They tried to market the laCrosse in

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