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samcarter
[We have the opportunity](https://topanswers.xyz/transcript?room=347&id=19710#c19710) to choose our own icon for community wiki posts at TopTeX. It will be used for post like [About TopTeX](https://topanswers.xyz/tex?q=716).

I think this calls for a little contest :)

P.S. We just need an image, so LaTeX sources are not necessary (but I don't think anybody will complain, if they are included in an answer :) )

samcarter
We could use the same icon as for your chat room. The tophat in the code below looks a bit nicer than the one from the chatroom, but I'm sure we can ask to unify both


\documentclass[margin=0.3mm]{standalone}
\usepackage{tikz}
\definecolor{dred}{RGB}{159,57,61}
\pagecolor{white}

\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}
\begin{scope}[transform shape,rotate=-17.5,font=\sffamily]

% brim
\fill[black] (0.62, 0.66) .. controls (0.62, 0.52) and (0.34, 0.37) .. (0, 0.37) .. controls (-0.34, 0.37) and (-0.62, 0.52) .. (-0.62, 0.66) .. controls (-0.62, 0.8) and (-0.34, 0.7) .. (0, 0.7) .. controls (0.34, 0.7) and (0.62, 0.8) .. (0.62, 0.66) -- cycle;

% top ellipse
\fill[black] (0,1.13) ellipse (0.42 and 0.1);
\fill[black] (-0.37,0.61) -- (0.37,0.61) -- (0.42,1.13) -- (-0.42,1.13) -- cycle;

% bottom ellipse
\fill[dred] (0,0.61) ellipse (0.37 and 0.1);
\fill[dred] (-0.37,0.61) -- (0.37,0.61) -- (0.38,0.73) -- (-0.38,0.73) -- cycle;

% cutout
\fill[black] (0,0.73) ellipse (0.38 and 0.1);

% text
\node[white] at (-0.2,0.92) {T};
\node[white] at (-0.04,0.84) {E};
\node[white] at (0.16,0.92) {X};

\end{scope}
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}


The result would then look like https://topanswers.xyz/tex?q=606

![tophat.png](/image?hash=5fedcf67f47450895d51925ebc31ba5e537bc89c94728f6cec45d5ca830d8c71)
David
Does it have to be drawn in something \*TeX-ish? If not, here's a thought...

![tex-ta-logo0.png](/image?hash=fa3d43a1999b8321ac24769a81baf0baf0391bdc76f285f5b68b58e0afb44dda)

That's just the TA "logo" with three question marks placed to suggest the TeX identity. I thought I chose the ? strategically (is it from "erewhon"?) but it doesn't scale down so well. Here's 24x24px:

![tex-ta-logo1.png](/image?hash=de80bb394f54f0ec5c9dbbb496b6eff8080368892471dddd8e057e5bd0bbfab6)

Oh well! Just for the banter in any case! :grin: It was "drawn" in Inkscape, so there is an SVG ... not that anyone would want it.
samcarter
No special symbol for TopTeX community wiki, instead use the global symbol (which is currently shown as Earth)
Icon for community wiki user
Thank you very much!
Jack Douglas
shift-refresh is probably necessary though
all done, looks nice :)
The deadline for the contest has passed. Could you please update the community user icon? And could you also update the chat icon of TopTeX to match the community user icon?
Jack Douglas
glad you like it :)
lovely addition!
Thanks!
Jack Douglas
@samcarter as we now have a 'community' icon in the header, I've added your TopHat there so you can see how it looks. Of course, you may want to use a different icon in each place it is up to you! cc @David, @Skillmon
I totally agree, no need for swords and lightsabers for this
still a waste of resources.
Good thing only the first couple of lines are now shown by default :)
 :laughing: :+1:
you could export the SVG to pgf and post the 3000+ lines of code (that wasn't meant seriously, please don't)
@samcarter Thanks, both - at least it adds to the fun!
samcarter
@David Nice design! Don't worry about the image format.
Skillmon
@David the earth for the network-wide community account was most likely not drawn using TeX either, so no, it doesn't have to as @samcarter didn't say so in her OP.
samcarter
Draft 2:

We could use the same icon as for your chat room. The tophat in the code below looks a bit nicer than the one from the chatroom, but I'm sure we can ask to unify both


\documentclass[margin=0.3mm]{standalone}
\usepackage{tikz}
\definecolor{dred}{RGB}{159,57,61}
\pagecolor{white}

\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}
\begin{scope}[transform shape,rotate=-17.5,font=\sffamily]

% brim
\fill[black] (0.62, 0.66) .. controls (0.62, 0.52) and (0.34, 0.37) .. (0, 0.37) .. controls (-0.34, 0.37) and (-0.62, 0.52) .. (-0.62, 0.66) .. controls (-0.62, 0.8) and (-0.34, 0.7) .. (0, 0.7) .. controls (0.34, 0.7) and (0.62, 0.8) .. (0.62, 0.66) -- cycle;

% top ellipse
\fill[black] (0,1.13) ellipse (0.42 and 0.1);
\fill[black] (-0.37,0.61) -- (0.37,0.61) -- (0.42,1.13) -- (-0.42,1.13) -- cycle;

% bottom ellipse
\fill[dred] (0,0.61) ellipse (0.37 and 0.1);
\fill[dred] (-0.37,0.61) -- (0.37,0.61) -- (0.38,0.73) -- (-0.38,0.73) -- cycle;

% cutout
\fill[black] (0,0.73) ellipse (0.38 and 0.1);

% text
\node[white] at (-0.2,0.92) {T};
\node[white] at (-0.04,0.84) {E};
\node[white] at (0.16,0.92) {X};

\end{scope}
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}

The result would then look like https://topanswers.xyz/tex?q=606
samcarter
Draft 1:

No special symbol for TopTeX community wiki, instead use the global symbol (which is currently shows the Earth)
samcarter
Notes to myself: