As background, the symbols are rooted in our origins as a site dedicated to Space Marines. The symbols are currently associated with the user group, so everyone in a user group uses the same symbol. This will not change under the current software.
However, we are preparing for the software upgrade (moving at the speed of smell), which we hope to kick off in the next few months (before the end of the year). As we prepare for that transition we can look into whether or not we can either use different symbols or allow members to choose, perhaps from a range of symbols. Alternately, if we can't offer members with choices and we want to change from the Space Marine roots, we might consider faction-agnostic symbols. Or we may do away with them altogether.
At this point, I'd like some input from the community.
If we are limited to one symbol per user group, what would be most appropriate? My instinct tells me that the symbols for the unit types (which generally match those of the Space Marines) would be a viable choice.
If we are able to offer members choices, what would work? Would it be best to take the faction-specific versions of the symbols? What about those factions that don't have the full range of unit types?
If we switch to faction-agnostic symbols, what would work?
Or would you prefer to just do away with the user group symbols altogether?
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