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The picture for this template is a tiny mess of color for me - is it just my monitor? I had to go to this page to even figure out what it was. Maybe we can find something better.--ADtalkModerator 16:52, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

Someone on LW suggested "RationalWiki's new coat-of-arms is a troll riding a basilisk", so Hipocrite made one - David Gerard (talk) 14:38, 2 June 2013 (UTC)
I figured it out, but only because I found the actual image and I used to play WoW.--ADtalkModerator 16:48, 2 June 2013 (UTC)
Would it be possible to get a .svg for this? The current is pretty damn ugly. Mʀ. Wʜɪsᴋᴇʀs, Esϙᴜɪʀᴇ (talk/stalk) 16:32, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

We need something else for an image. It's indistinct at this size & not actually anything to do with LessWrong anyway. €₳$£ΘĪÐWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 12:52, 12 December 2015 (UTC)

Yeah. I suggest a line-art paperclip, based on this one (a sign the London LW meets used to put on the table when they met in a pub) - David Gerard (talk) 13:54, 12 December 2015 (UTC)
Fine by me as long as we also include that image in our main article on LessWrong so that it's not left unexplained (as with the current image). ŴêâŝêîôîďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 14:00, 12 December 2015 (UTC)
Nah, just need to mention paperclip maximisers or similar - David Gerard (talk) 09:49, 13 December 2015 (UTC)

Some attempts[edit]

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Unrelatedly, I found this:

Thoughts? (Color is easily changed.) The FCP Foundation (talk/stalk) 22:11, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

If you can do one like the first one, but the fully twirly-whirly Art Lebedev paperclip (which is also reminiscent of a black hole), that'd be awesome - David Gerard (talk) 10:47, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
Lebedev clip:

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Thoughts, color suggestions? Mʀ. Wʜɪsᴋᴇʀs, Esϙᴜɪʀᴇ (talk/stalk) 16:59, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
I really like the pink, actually. Would it be too much work to make a Lebedev paperclip with that + next to it? I think it looked really great with that regular paperclip and the +. Koi "I could really use an animator because I have so many ideas floating around in my head" development 17:03, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
@Koidevelopment: Not hard at all.

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@Koidevelopment: The pink color is currently used in File:Icon_new_age.svg, and doesn't really use pink. The FCP Foundation (talk/stalk) 17:08, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
Arguabbly it should be LessWrong green, which is #538d4d. I think Arbital used the same green at least for a while. OTOH, it's not a very nice green, and that's a very nice purple - David Gerard (talk) 17:31, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
I like lesswrong test 5, with no + sign. Just the paperclip. It's a paperclip, and it's spiraling down into a singularity - David Gerard (talk) 17:25, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
just tested on the wife, who burst out laughing. I also distributed pin-on buttons of the Lebedev paperclip at a London LW meetup in 2011 - David Gerard (talk) 17:27, 4 June 2017 (UTC)

Icon lesswrong.svg The Lebedev clip in LW green. I sorta like the purple better, but it's immediately reminiscent of LessWrong - David Gerard (talk) 17:38, 4 June 2017 (UTC)?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Torrentfreak+%28Torrentfreak%29

Seems good. FuzzyCatPotato!™ (talk/stalk) 17:59, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
We should add the icon and add something to the LessWrong intro about Lebedev clips, singularities, and meetups. Fuzzy "Cat" Potato, Jr. (talk/stalk) 18:00, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
No, it's very tangential. The only thing about the Lebedev clip is that someone found it on LW and I liked it. The paperclip is from the "paperclip maximiser", that might warrant mention - David Gerard (talk) 17:31, 5 June 2017 (UTC)
New icon in place, let's see what people think. Background colour isn't awesome ... edit: something paper-coloured then - David Gerard (talk) 17:33, 5 June 2017 (UTC)
I just saw an article using this template and thought it was {{media}}, maybe make the colours less similar? Christopher (talk) 17:57, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

Real question[edit]

Ignoring all the work contributed above -- does LessWrong really deserve its own sidebar? Category:LessWrong has only 16 articles. Herr FuzzyKatzenPotato (talk/stalk) 23:26, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

Someone did one, and we have it. It's an actual cluster. We have sidebars for less ... - David Gerard (talk) 07:00, 6 June 2017 (UTC)