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Postby cymru1991 » Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:12 pm



Wow this thread is getting on a bit! Just wondering, did anything ever come of this badge idea?

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Postby bananafish » Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:01 pm

The badge idea is a good idea, however getting enamel badges made is costly - more so the fewer you order. It is difficult to estimate how many would be sold, but without a couple of hunderd, I would say it isn't worth making them. A shame as it is afterall a sound idea.

How much would members be willing to pay for them?

£5?

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Postby EckoZero » Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:03 pm

I also would like a TM enamel badge...

yeah I'd pay a fiver for one!

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Postby DrTodd » Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:13 pm

Yes. I would pay between a 5 and 10.

the 250 badges for Psycrets were not too bad...

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Postby Replicant » Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:14 pm

EckoZero wrote:I also would like a TM enamel badge...

yeah I'd pay a fiver for one!


Same here - I'd be happy to pay up to a fiver for an enamel badge.

Problems is, getting enough orders. I think this badge thing would only really appeal to TM members who post quite frequently - you know who you are! At the moment, TM has 11,544 registered members; I don't know about anyone else, but whenever I log in to TM it is always the same names that I see logged in with the odd new member thrown in for good measure.

How many regulars are there on TM? Off the top of my head, I could probably name at least twenty. Even if we assumed every single regular actually wanted a TM badge, 20-30 is nowhere near enough to make it worthwhile. A shame.

(By the way, I can't believe this is the first time I've seen this thread! :roll: )

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Postby cymru1991 » Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:59 pm

I'd gladly pay a fiver :D

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Postby Tenko » Sat Apr 05, 2008 10:08 pm

I too would join in this, but unfortunately there would be little chance of enough people making it a viable proposition.

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Postby Arkesus » Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:16 am

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Postby Mage Tyler » Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:11 am

I might not be what most people think of as a "regular member". I've been here for a couple years but my post count is low compared to most.

However, I do spend a good deal of time here, reading posts. If shipping to the States was not too expensive and the design was something I liked - I could see myself buying one.

For what it's worth

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Postby tomprocter92 » Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:12 am

Iwould bay a fiver for one definately.

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Postby Marvo Marky » Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:06 pm

Yep second that, I'd happily pay a fiver or more. It's an excellent idea and I hope it comes off.

Could we not just set up a poll to see how many are interested?

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Postby 'milly:]. » Sat May 24, 2008 2:13 pm

sounds great, if you're still in need of a logo maybe i could help?
My sister speciliases in typography and i've picked up quite a few things from her and I'm expereinced in photoshop :]

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Postby Miles More Magic » Sat May 24, 2008 2:50 pm

In 2006, Magic Bunny had 2 designs of badge made.

They sell for just £1.50, plus P&P.

The people they used are:

http://www.badges.org.uk/


If the cost of getting them made in the first problem, how about asking one of TM's sponsors to fund the cost?

Is the cost of the board more than the income of adverts? If not, maybe the board owner would like to pay out to get the badges done, taking any profit that is made.
Just a thought, but it is advertising the forum he created, so maybe worth asking.

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Postby AnonymousZC » Sat Jun 28, 2008 10:11 am

I don't think this thread should be let to die. I think it is a good idea. And i'd pretty much pay any reasonable amount for one.

If people are willing to pay 5 pounds for one, then I think we should get a list together of everyone that wants one. Without a figure to work with, its harder to fix a price.

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Postby bananafish » Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:34 am

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