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The show season and getting ourselves known
« on: March 13, 2009, 12:43:16 AM »
It seems, now that Saturday is the favourite day, a few of us Redcoats will be attending the Harrogate show in May.

What about getting a bit of advertising sorted.

Has anyone come up with any ideas for a Madmodders logo?

Then just a bit of paper with piccy and web address (and even maybe a few phone numbers). Someone like Peter in his chair giving out the flyers, with Ralph standing behind with a baseball bat, to assist the recipients put them in a safe place for future perusal.

Maybe the Colonials could do the same sort of thing at their upcoming shows. It just might attract a few of the loners to join us in our search for enlightenment.

Give them to a few retailers, you never know, they just might give the members a little bit of a discount if we review a few of their products that are purchased at the shows.

The site is now starting to fly, and our collective is growing by the day, so a bit of advertising will do us no harm.

Also, if Eric manages to sort out a dedicated server, we will need a headline banner for that.

Unless you want to get one of my C-o-C's for a logo, lets see what you can come up with. Get yourself up in lights.

Plain, simple, and easy on the eye. Too complicated means too much trouble to read.

Organic seems to be the in thing at the moment.

If you can get this right, as promised, I will be making a very special finger engine, hopefully before Christmas.


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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2009, 06:04:26 PM »
John what do you mean by "organic" do you have an example ?

EDIT here is a few quickies





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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2009, 06:20:26 PM »
My wife does the marketing for a very large tool website, so I am going to hit her graphics guy up for a logo. I have been planning on doing T-shirts up for the guys going to shows and such. We started to grow much quicker than I anticipated.

She has a lot of ideas in the works for us...

John... no ass kissing here, but glad you got my back!

And that goes for everyone else too! I did a search for madmodder.net the other day and it was popping up in other forums and such (Ralph, John & Darren).

Thanks Guys

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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2009, 08:45:38 PM »
As I was saying, organic is in at the moment.

Art nouveau.

It is not up to me to decide anyway, but I thought of getting away from the normal 'mechanical' type logos to something that looks like it is growing and merging into a whole. Different from the norm

I have already sent Steve an idea, when eventually he picks himself up off the floor after seeing it, maybe he could comment on whether it is feasible or not, then let the members decide.

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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2009, 04:27:07 AM »
As I have no decernable artistic or grafical type tallent I can't contribute except to say I like or don't like when things come onto my screen...

That said firstly,  I admire your speed Jason!!!  :bugeye: Secondly,  if Eric does Tshirts then that's a perfectly good logo to put on the back.... Maybe just the cogs in a light colour then the name in the darker... No box around them? I'd wear it!    (Black and in large!!!  :lol:  )
I don't think the cool spinning one will work on tshirts... Well not yet! :)



Organic.... Carrots, potatoes??? or pansies!!!!!  :lol:    Or should I be laughing after reading this???

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I have already sent Steve an idea, when eventually he picks himself up off the floor after seeing it, maybe he could comment on whether it is feasible or not, then let the members decide.
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Can't wait.....



I want to see all other input too, this is a fun idea  :thumbup:




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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2009, 05:09:18 AM »
Now it is starting to get mobile, I will drop a spanner in the works.

THIS IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE AN ENGINEERING SITE.

Even though we seemed to have gone along the route of engineering, it is a forum for projects and ideas, anything from origami to heavy metal. So it has to be totally neutral themed.

Steve has already come up with a great idea, and as soon as he gets the engineering text dropped from it I think it would appeal to all.

I will show you my scrawl to give you an idea, and please remember, this was just a quickie idea. It represents Madmodders evolving.

Methinks this morphine is giving me wierd ideas. Bring back flower power.

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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2009, 06:26:43 AM »
 
                                                       How about


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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2009, 06:44:11 AM »


THIS IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE AN ENGINEERING SITE.

 it is a forum for projects and ideas, anything from origami to heavy metal. So it has to be totally neutral themed.

Bogs


Anyone know the tapping size for a 6/7 noodle  ??

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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2009, 07:28:38 AM »


THIS IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE AN ENGINEERING SITE.



Look who's talking  :lol:

No, don't stop.... :ddb: :ddb: :ddb: Pleaaaassseee...... :poke:

Having been an instigator of a couple of previous forums with a high degree of control it has become clear to me that they will take on the direction of the members that participate.
There is nothing one can do to guide it in any particular direction. Try and people just leave and usually the forum suffers as a result.

As they say, "it will be what it will be" or however the saying goes.


Besides, this is a great forum, in my view one of the greatest around. Great bunch of chaps and great participation...... :ddb: :ddb: :ddb:
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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2009, 08:18:04 AM »
Nice one John,

Would that be Chinese or Thai? :lol:

Darren,

I know what you are on about, but I was suggesting trying to keep it like Eric originally envisioned. If he is happy that it goes engineering orientated, then we should be happy as well.

Don't worry, I like it here as well, no background backstabbing is just how I like it. Everyone helping each other, and if we can make it fun at the same time, what more is required?

I realise a lot of it is my fault, and I told Eric that it would be a risk when I joined, posting as I do about engineering. One person shouldn't make a forum. It should all be about input from the newbiest of newbies, to the fartiest of the old farts, and everthing in between.

In fact, I have had only recently, correspondence from a model boat site admin, asking why I wasn't posting as much. I had noticed that it was getting very overloaded with model engineering types, and I told him to wait a while, until it died down a bit, then I would resume in my normal background mode for that site, helping with their little mechanical problems with the odd engine build, in keeping with the site.

Us engineering types can very easily swamp a site, and so drive the normal members away. We are OK in reasonable doses, but we shouldn't choke the patient.

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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2009, 02:18:35 PM »
Well.... I have some more observations....

John, There is no "s" on the end of the name.... It could confuse people trying to find the site  :)

The welcome note states....
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"This is a place for those who like to build, craft or modify anything and everything can gather. We are going to take our cues from the famous HMEM model engine site. I want this to be a place that fosters ideas and learning... plus a good place to show off your talents and skills."
(Should there be a "we" or a "they" in there? just after everything. )

So that does leave it quite open for most anything. But it does also say about the cues from a "machinists" forum!  Though I have no issue with anything that anyone designs, creates or builds. I like to see what others can do, be it animation to helicopter building it's all interesting  :thumbup:

Perhaps I should invite my mother to join.... She crafts all sorts of little items as gifts etc..... But then again!  :wack:  Maybe not..... I might just post the pic's!


So Tshirt designs..... That should incorperate everything that is encompassed in that welcome.... Good luck!!!  :bugeye:



I do know I'd rather wear something with gears on than a flower power rambling rose thingy (sorry John)  just my opinion!



I believe a whole bucket of worms have been turned out here!



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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2009, 03:17:48 PM »
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I believe a whole bucket of worms have been turned out here!

That is one thing that must be avoided Ralph. But the worms would definitely look like Art Nouveau. :lol:

My suggestion was only a scrawl to get things moving, and it wasn't really a contender to start with.

The topic should be whether the site should be engineering orientated or neutrally based, and of course, that is Eric's decision alone.

John

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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2009, 05:41:48 PM »
Here we go again... trying to force kittens to grow inside glass jars. (go ahead...google it...dare ya) A forum defines itself as it goes along.... whether it's an engineering forum or Dominatrix Grannnies. It simply is what it is. quit quibbling over how to define it and let it be what it is going to be.

The art work John mentioned took very little time when compared to the time I spent trying to define a forum that has no defined limits. I chose the word engineering because the name Seinfeld was already taken by some dumb assed comic on TV. Give me a better definition and I'll plug it in, but until someone can do so....it's getting spelled INJINEARING.

John...
We've already seen that one monkey don't stop no show. Sit down, present your ticket to the nice man and enjoy the ride. It's Eric's job to drive this train and he gets to call it whatever he wants to call it... You're an important part of the experience, but stop trying to take credit for what ALL of us have helped to create. Indianearing ain't no bad word.

The attached image is the sample I sent to John last night.

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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2009, 05:59:00 PM »
...

The welcome note states....
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"This is a place for those who like to build, craft or modify anything and everything can gather. We are going to take our cues from the famous HMEM model engine site. I want this to be a place that fosters ideas and learning... plus a good place to show off your talents and skills."
(Should there be a "we" or a "they" in there? just after everything. )

So that does leave it quite open for most anything. But it does also say about the cues from a "machinists" forum!  Though I have no issue with anything that anyone designs, creates or builds. I like to see what others can do, be it animation to helicopter building it's all interesting  :thumbup:

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I am going to re-write that. I primarily meant we would be taking the cues for a place that fosters ideas and learning... not as much as an engineering site. I was trying to get some of the atmosphere, not so much as the forum subject.

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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2009, 10:30:40 PM »
Steve,

Slight resentment at your comment

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It's Eric's job to drive this train and he gets to call it whatever he wants to call it...

As it looks like that I already had that call, not once, but twice.

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I know what you are on about, but I was suggesting trying to keep it like Eric originally envisioned. If he is happy that it goes engineering orientated, then we should be happy as well.


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The topic should be whether the site should be engineering orientated or neutrally based, and of course, that is Eric's decision alone.

But this quote was totally uncalled for

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but stop trying to take credit for what ALL of us have helped to create

As far as I am concerned, I am assisting in the only way I know. Helping as much as possible. If that is how it looks to you, then I will not assist and do as you say,
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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2009, 10:40:16 PM »
John... Steve...

You guys are friends. You are both my friends. So, let's have a smoke\drink (I am pretty sure all 3 of us do)... laugh and carry on. Ok?  :med:

Now on that note... let's laugh at the nana:

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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2009, 11:34:38 PM »
John
Nothing bleeding, so get over it and drive on.

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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2009, 11:57:28 PM »
Sorry bleeding too much this time, and I can't drive any more.

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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2009, 12:07:52 AM »
Proceed John...
I'm not staying around and watching this happen again. I'm outta here.

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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2009, 12:45:12 AM »
Steve,

I will not stand still while being stabbed in the back for being too helpful. Then told I should forget it.

A tugged forelock and a quick apology would put the world to rights. As I do when I realise I am in the wrong.

If you think you are still in the right, then your direction can only be the way you choose.

But no way will I take the blame for your actions. I didn't instigate the start of this little fracas, and the decision will be all yours.

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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2009, 05:26:39 AM »
 :jaw:

John started this started off as a healthy debate / brainstorm of ideas. I'm shocked by some of the things you've said there Steve, it's as if you did that deliberately to cause an argument, and in my opinion, the way your attitude comes across in your posts stinks.

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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2009, 07:11:06 AM »
Please leave it Nick, I know you mean well.

Both Steve and myself have very stubborn streaks. We are like chalk and cheese at times, but I hope our long time friendship goes a lot deeper.

Give it a while, when we have both settled down, things will be calm again. Hopefully like nothing had happened.

John

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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2009, 10:56:38 AM »

NickG
My apologies to the board for my comments that would have been best made on the private message system. Lacking context, my words do indeed appear to be way out of line, especially on the public side of the forum. Since nothing ever happens in a vacuum, it's best that I leave the context to history and simply mind my own business.   :bang:

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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2009, 06:20:15 PM »
Sergeant Kiljoy here, of the North Yorkshire Light Drag-ons

Being unacustomed (as I am) to making speeches, I would have reservations about Pigeon-holing myself by wearing a T-Shirt with a Logo that implies "Hey evereyone, I'm a member of Madmodder". Quite honestly, a group of say 10 + 2 (One Dozen) all togged-up in this way might come over as a bit pretentious to others. Anyway, the "Gears" logo is too similar to that of the Vespa (Scooter) Owners Club. Enough said.

I do not feel that Madmodder needs this type of presentation for it to continue and/or accelerate it's success. Were it to become too successful, it might end-up being spoiled.

Salutations, Paul

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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2009, 07:07:38 PM »
Steve,

Sleeping well, but with one eye partially open.


Paul,

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Were it to become too successful, it might end-up being spoiled.

My personal view is that Madmodder, because of the unique type of content, will always have a fairly large turnover of active members, all because it is based around a multitude of different types of projects.

Projects finish, and the member has no more interest, so disappears, then you have the dreamer projectologist, who has a dream of making something, gets fed up and again disappears. Then of course you have the general interest lookers, who after a time, pass thru the phase and goes in search for other pursuits.

I don't know if anyone has the figures, but I think you will find, there is a core group of people, who will stay around permanently, and of the other members, I think there is a large number having no interest after say six months, moving on to pastures new.

So really when it all boils down to it, even though it looks like the forum is growing at a very healthy rate, we are also reducing in active members at the same time.

Going by the numbers you see on other sites, say 30K+ members, if they were all active it would take you a week just to make a post, as the forum would be in massive turmoil continuously. But it very rarely happens that way.

You see some of the older sites having many thousands of members, but only one or two new posts each week. A sure sign that most registered members are long gone, and the core members are talking to themselves.

So in my view, advertising is required to keep us above the attrition rate.

I for one don't like talking to myself (I tend to answer back).

Of course these are my thoughts, and Paul has raised a very valid issue.

Has anyone else got anything constructive to say about whether we should be advertising or not?

John


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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2009, 07:22:01 PM »
Bogs,

I have to agree with what you said about memebers passing through. A good example is HMEM. I've noticed the core people are there petty much everyday. Same here.

Do we advertise? Good question.

What do you have in mind?

I'll add Madmodder to my website as soon as we get a nice logo.

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« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2009, 08:00:55 PM »
nanna's been advertising all day
I think he needs a bigger sign though  :lol:

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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2009, 08:30:36 PM »
Sergeant Kiljoy here, of the North Yorkshire Light Drag-ons

Anyway, the "Gears" logo is too similar to that of the Vespa (Scooter) Owners Club.
Salutations, Paul

Gears ?? GEARS ?? GEARS??

They only 'ad rubber bands..........

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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2009, 06:39:54 PM »
Hi John,

I agree with your note re the rise & decline of (other) Forums and the "core contributors" ending-up talking between themselves. This manifestates into potential contributors being put-off from submitting anything and the effect just snowballs. That is why I have always held back from joining a Forum until I was introduced to this one and realized that it had more than a bit about it. As you say, some Forums have 1000's of members such that the subjects and posts become so many and varied, it just implodes.

One thing I like about Madmodder is that it is not specifically Miniature Model Engineering (as has been pointed-out) and it is open to anyone who is willing to have a go at engineering/crafting something and this must be considered when determining a Logo, prior to any advertising.

So before someone says, "Off Topic".

This Logo. As a Newbie I would leave the final decision to the Founder members, but doubtless they are open to suggestions.

I would like the Logo to be sensible and mature with a classic appearance (No, I am not talking about an iron-on transfer of Madame Whiplash!) Something that no-one else has done before (easy to say) and that sets itself up above the rest (even easier to say - I should have worked in PR)

One thing, a (young) colleague at work caught sight of "Madmodder" on my screen today and immediately assumed it was something to do with my interest in Lambretta Scooters and a connection to the "Mods & Rockers" era of the 1960's. Once again - enough said - but certainly here in England I hope we don't have to take this into consideration.

Anyway, food for thought.

Best regards, Paul
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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2009, 08:00:56 PM »
Paul,
 
Unfortunately I won't be at Harrogate to meet anyone this year, and I was so looking forwards to it. :(

Another point I would also like to raise is that I don't have anything to do with decisions on MM. I have bad memories of being on the admin team of another site, and refused the invite on this one. I am a new-tral-bie

I just raise an issue, then keep it in everyones minds eye  :poke:, trying to get it to its final conclusion, where everyone decides on the issue raised. So this isn't my post, it is for all members of the forum to have a say about how we should show ourselves to the world.

So really we need a decision by Eric as to how the forum should go forwards, either a non specific brainstorming forum, where anything goes, or an engineering biased one. Then maybe we can get a few of our super graphic artists on the job.

As I said previously, the one Steve has come up with, maybe with slightly different wording across the middle, relevent to how the forum should be seen, really hits the nail for me. But of course, only two of us agree with it at this time.

A few more offerings would certainly make it a lot more interesting.

John

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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2009, 09:35:21 PM »
Personally I think the forum is doing just fine as it is. Seems to be attracting members quite well, esp recently. I assume google is helping people find us as more of our posts are indexed.

Forums are funny things, they attract like minded people whatever the subject. If a person is of "our" ilk they will no doubt find us.

But, I have noticed that as forums grow, so do the problems. Large numbers of members may not be a good thing. Some forums become locked, making them private clubs.
I'm not suggesting that of course, but before we go off actively seeking new members, we need to consider carefully just where we are going with this.

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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #31 on: March 22, 2009, 08:57:27 PM »
Ditto, Darren

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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #32 on: March 24, 2009, 12:48:18 AM »
As I dont have any experience on the machining hobby side of shows and advertising.. my input is limited in that area.

However the Mazda Forums side I have been a part of for a very long time.

I think something interesting happened on the Mazda forums.... as they are for the most part Catering tot he Rotary.. there are a few sites devoted to them.
The largest is the RX-7 Club. Tht forum was for a long time the largest automotive forum on the net. (long ago passed I gather) and it had a huge ton of members, and a handful of advertisers, mostly comprised of the owners of the forum advertising thier own race shop, and covering the cost of the website and bandwidth hosting.
Over time though.. the very knowledgable posters who didnt post a lot.. got overrun by the "kids" in the lounge section who posted 234896 times on every single comment made by anyone. Then when there was a technical thread, the new kids would see that person with 348925387 posts chime in, and make the fault assumption that they know what they are doing, because they had read a lot of posts, and or were some sort of guru.
As time has passed and Forums on the internet have become commonplace, people have learned to read posts for content, not post counts. And Im talking about progression of the average forum reader covering more than a decade.

So another thing that happens... the knowledgable people get tired of arguing over semantics with some know it all high post loudmouth.. so they form thier own forum.
These come in two flavors.
Those that survive and those that dont.

Those that survive seem to have a core membership of knowledgable people who post eregularly, and a smattering of semi-regulars coming for advice.. and learning the right way to do things. They also have a random number of completely clueless people who show up and ask silly questions... 50 percent of those learn something.

Those that dont survive either have a handful of members who end up fighting and all leave. OR.. the people who form it do it out of spite for the board they came from.. and eventually end up lurking on the original board, or leave the hobby all together.

The only things I know that have hurt a forums are a couple things...

Ads that highlight words in everything and have popup things that drive everyone nuts. Lots of people leave forums from those things. (watched it happen)
Selling the forum to a management company that doesnt know the hobby. This is bound to cause a world of problems because you have admins who are paid to be on there, and could care less about the people on the board. And they ALSO dont have a clue as to who is right or wrong. They just wield a ban stick like a scythe.
Overly hyping a forum. By overly hyping, Im referring to what noe of the Rotary forums did about 5 years ago that lost them a TON of members. They were a smaller forum.. btu building a solid membership of hardcore techinical resources. The young college guys who started it decided to make purple shirts with a hideous logo, and they had all sorts of slogans... slamming the other types of engines and car makes. AS WELL AS FORUMS. They gave these shirts out to a large number of members who attended a very large car event, as well as talked a lot of trash openly about all the other forums to everyone at the event.... and the backlash was HUGE. A LOT of people deleted forum membership as they didnt want to be associated with the forum.


As far as shirts and logos and banners, and or advertising... I think the youtube links people make.. the links the site gets picked up from Google etc.. is a good start.
If there was a profit to be made.. I would say advertise in any way possible.
I think this forum will be a oak tree of a forum. It will continue to grow with content, and projects, ideas, and new members who also continue to bring in new projects and ideas.
The methods being used to make things are all the same. THe projects are always going to be similar.. but the flair for turning them out, and or the way in which they are cobbled together is what makes the Madmodder portion.
Otherwise this would just be another pigeonholed forum catering to one specific thing. We have wayy too much variety for that.
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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #33 on: March 24, 2009, 09:34:58 AM »
Nice post SPiN.

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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #34 on: March 24, 2009, 09:53:44 AM »
Agreed.

Fortunately I didn't make this forum out of spite. More like out of a vacuum that existed in forums. All of them seemed pretty focused on individual items, such as model engines or model engineering etc... Nothing seemed to encompass our other interests. I regularly read sites like makezine.com and instructables. While there is some good info there, it is also overrun by immature kids.

We seem to be growing at a comfortable pace. We have a very good start on our core members.

Advertising (commercial) is a touchy subject. While I don't want heavy advertising on this site, I may in the long term try to do something that will benefit our members... such as freebies, products to review etc. I am not sure if I even want to do that. It depends on how tasteful and unobtrusive it can be. I will of course listen to you guys.

I am sure we will grow and evolve. Pretty much most stuff is fair game here. If you make it, modify it... it goes here.

This is our shop. Pull up a chair and crack one open.  :beer: Let's shoot the breeze. OR let me help you with something OR you show me how it is done.

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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #35 on: March 24, 2009, 09:31:44 PM »
Eric we have spoke about madmodders appeal to me before. I think the forums we all visit all have that same vauge tie. Most are aimed at a specific niche though and I usually move to the back and watch.

 As far as not being engineering related, ehhhh.  We may not be engineers or strive to but Im sure most all of us have that desire to make, build, modify, or destroy anything we can. I think this goes all the way back to the cavemen, it is a primordial thing with us. Maybe not considered engineering related but the engineers or wannabes like me will come to a forum about making things.
But it is awesome to have a place where I can post info about my latest hairbrained contraption and not get ran off.

I hope to post more as I finish off some of these spring projects, right now Im trying to get a garden started.
Its kinda like gardeners being survivalist. Im definatley no survivalist but it is in me to want to provide for myself if need be. And pitch forks ...... $35 for a pitch fork. F#$K that!!!!
Ill be making one soon. LOL

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Sorry guys I get led off and dont even know my own point. LOL

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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #36 on: March 26, 2009, 05:02:14 PM »
Hi There,

Re the possibility of a Logo, Advertising and T-Shirts - going back to basics - if you "Google" Madmodder, UK pages alone, someone might think we are part of the Glasgow Mods, listening to R&B, Beat and Soul Muzak, for example. Just "Google" the web and see what appears. I am ok with the Forum as it is - but then as a Newbie, I would be. Reading all of the posts, there are more experienced members than me in this field, so I will not utter another mutter.

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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #37 on: March 26, 2009, 08:08:55 PM »
Serveta150,

Doesn't matter if your a newbie or not, all input is appreciated.

You never know somebody could hit the nail on the head  :hammer: and come up with the right logo.  :)

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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #38 on: March 27, 2009, 02:13:16 AM »
Serveta150,

Doesn't matter if your a newbie or not, all input is appreciated.

You never know somebody could hit the nail on the head  :hammer: and come up with the right logo.  :)

Bernd

How about something based on this

http://www.michaelbach.de/ot/cog_imposs1/index.html


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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #39 on: March 27, 2009, 09:49:13 AM »
Stew,

My couple of brain cells are hurting after looking at that for a while. :clap:

Would be neat though.

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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #40 on: March 27, 2009, 11:32:16 AM »
It makes perfect sense after a dozen beers

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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #41 on: May 10, 2009, 07:27:02 PM »
I've not been around a lot for the last few months for a variety of personal reasons, but it's good to be back and even better to see how the forum has grown  :med:

however, I have to say, for me ............... this quote from Eric sum's up why we all hang out here  :clap:



This is our shop. Pull up a chair and crack one open.  :beer: Let's shoot the breeze. OR let me help you with something OR you show me how it is done.


can we fit that sentiment on a logo  :coffee:

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Re: The show season and getting ourselves known
« Reply #42 on: May 11, 2009, 02:20:51 AM »
........ this quote from Eric sum's up why we all hang out here  :clap:



This is our shop. Pull up a chair and crack one open.  :beer: Let's shoot the breeze. OR let me help you with something OR you show me how it is done.


can we fit that sentiment on a logo  :coffee:

CC

Well said CC!

I really do like that sentiment.......  :thumbup:

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