It’s important to understand that “encouraging use” doesn’t mean “use it however you want.” By specifying the proper use of the logo, its use is encouraged – without guidelines, we’re left to wonder what’s allowed and what isn’t. IMO, 4 of those 10 sites you listed are using the logo in a manner inconsistent with the clear guidelines. I can easily spot the following issues:
- Cutting off the logo (3rd bullet point under Logo Usage)
- Auto-generated background color (covered in the Secondary Logos section, also 2nd and 3rd bullet point under Logo Usage)
- Pixelated logo (3rd bullet point under Logo Usage)
I’m not seeing an issue with the logo usage outside of what I’ve mentioned above, but, again, I’m not an authority on it.
PS. You forgot to add your own site to the list, which also uses the logo… https://cpforks.com/ …I see you’ve removed the top logo (which was probably against the terms as it made the site seem like an official ClassicPress offering,) but, I think you’re just within the guidelines with your big graphic, it definitely could be seen as locking up the logo…and aside of the coin itself, the rest of the image has blur and/or jagged edges.
PPS. If your big graphic is within the guidelines, I’m happy to comp the time to recreate it as a resizable SVG that won’t be subject to blur and jagged edges. DM me on Slack if you are interested.