I am very new here and I noticed that everything in $\color{red}{\text{MathStack Exchange}}$ logo are red. Is there any reason for that? Or devolopers just randomly chose red colour!!! I guess old users may have a answer.

(There may be some historical reason, maybe!!! Just curious)

Note: I mean by everything is the logo of MATHEMATICS, OP's upvote, downvote, flag, the identification of moderator sign etc.

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    $\begingroup$ The original design was done by a graphic designer of Stack Exchange. You can read something about it here: math.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/963/… It was then updated by another graphic designer of SE. You can read something about it here: math.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/20047/updates-to-the-site At a glance I do not see any discussion of the color specifically. But it does not seem that unusual a choice either. $\endgroup$
    – quid Mod
    Aug 4, 2017 at 14:05
  • $\begingroup$ @quid I like that red choice, btw! Cross-validated have better design... but MSE looks simple because of the design and I like that! $\endgroup$
    – MAN-MADE
    Aug 4, 2017 at 14:12
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    $\begingroup$ I'm looking at the front page right now, and either you have a different definition of "everything" than me, or a different definition of "red". $\endgroup$
    – user642796
    Aug 4, 2017 at 14:49
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    $\begingroup$ okk, @arjafi I mean by everything is the logo MATHEMATICS, OP's upvote, downvote, flag, the identification of moderator sign etc... I mean in MSE theme colour is red, like Stack Overflow has Orange... $\endgroup$
    – MAN-MADE
    Aug 4, 2017 at 14:57
  • $\begingroup$ @MANMAID I have edited your post to include that you are talking about the logo - so that other users don't have to look for explanation in the comments. Of course, if you do not like the current wording or if there are some other things worth improving you notice, go ahead and edit your post further. $\endgroup$ Aug 7, 2017 at 5:35
  • $\begingroup$ @MANMAID why did you choose an avatar which mainly red? $\endgroup$
    – Surb
    Aug 7, 2017 at 14:00
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    $\begingroup$ @Surb That is my from favourite TV manga_anime_TV series_story all time. And that is my favourite picture from that manga!!! $\endgroup$
    – MAN-MADE
    Aug 7, 2017 at 14:06
  • $\begingroup$ @MANMAID is it a straw hat? If this is the case, I agree that the anime in question is really great. Anyway, I asked you this question because I expected your answer to be as subjective as the answer to your question. $\endgroup$
    – Surb
    Aug 7, 2017 at 14:21
  • $\begingroup$ @Surb I expected a answer where developers discussed about the design(especially about colours they used) of the site!!! But as quid gave links in the first comment... I don't think such discussion happened. $\endgroup$
    – MAN-MADE
    Aug 7, 2017 at 14:31
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    $\begingroup$ It was decided after a grueling week for SE staffers, who had to make stylistic decisions (including colors and themes) for four SE sites by the following Monday. They met up for a TGIF happy hour, and after imbibing at leisure, decided to play twister, jointly, and the the winner's position of each hand and each foot on four distinct colored circles would determine the assignment of color to each of the four sites. MSE was assigned to the color where the left hand of the lone winner touched. Wallah! The SE logo has been red ever since. ;-) $\endgroup$
    – amWhy
    Aug 7, 2017 at 21:45

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It's simply because $$\text{WE}$$ $$ {\Huge\color{red}{❤}}$$ $$ \text{MATH}$$

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    $\begingroup$ red is also the color of Satan, isn't it? $\endgroup$
    – Surb
    Aug 7, 2017 at 14:02
  • $\begingroup$ But this answer is little bit subjective, isn't!!! (just saying) $\endgroup$
    – MAN-MADE
    Aug 7, 2017 at 14:37
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    $\begingroup$ @MANMAID The most objective answer I could give is in a comment. This one is more light-hearted (no pun intended). $\endgroup$
    – quid Mod
    Aug 7, 2017 at 19:54
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah!!! That's right... $\endgroup$
    – MAN-MADE
    Aug 8, 2017 at 0:58

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