That is our mascot, created by Listology's designer Martin McClellan. This is how he came about in according to Martin:
It's a bullet, an "el" and a bullet. But, if you put them together (in pretty much any typeface, using asterisks instead of bullets when typing) it makes a face.
I added a little line to that, and thought Listology could have a mascot, which goes well with the tag line.
He doesn't really have a name ... yet!
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1. So that readers of your lists can give you feedback
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3. To take advantage of the Listology notification services
See that "Forgot my password" link over on the right under the login box? It is your new best friend. In order to reset your password you must be able to access the email account you originally registered with. If you're having trouble, get in touch using the "Contact" link above.
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