Back when the initial call went out this year for things for CSM 6 to discuss with CCP, I made a thread
about the alliance logo process, and how it was flawed and should be fixed. Here we stand today, with the July 2011 Crowdsourcing thread up, and yet there isnt even an option to vote for a fix (which, interestingly, was on the ballot for the last two, and has been suspiciously removed from this one). I decided to bring this up in a new thread instead of the crowdsourcing thread because I felt it may spark a discussion and that is not what that thread is for.
CCP and CSM, please fix the alliance logo process to allow the players more freedom in thier logo choices. Incarna and future expansions are all about the social aspect of EVE, and yet hundreds, if not thousands of alliances have exactly the same logo because the current process is too flawed. EVEGate and walking in stations is all about players interacting with each other in new and interesting ways, and yet many alliances have the same default logo for one reason or another, and are unable to differentiate themselves by creating a "brand image" so to speak around thier logo.
This has been an issue brought up since CSM 3, each of the CSM's, 3, 4, and 5 have voted unanimously for CCP to fix this issue, and yet the only change was to make the community approve logos before CCP denies them the same way they did before (at least that's the only change I can see), and alliances still wait extended periods of time before thier logo is implemented (some as long as two years! I'm sure many an alliance has disbanded before thier logo was approved).
Alliance directors should be able to add thier own logos to thier alliance and it should follow the standard set by corp and player bios where you can report the logo as inappropriate, at which point CCP reviews and removes those logos, possibly with a graduated punishment system to prevent people from uploading the same logo again.
At least give this issue a chance and discuss it! It may not seem important to those alliances whose logos are already in the game but the rest of us would like the process to work better so we can add our own logo.