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Post by Eggbert » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:38 pm

I've noticed a few people making donations to S-C, and it's not always something we think of doing. After all, what's on the internet is free, isn't it? Well, not quite. Many sites rely on advertising, and I would think the more members a site has, could only help entice companies to advertise. So increasing membership and increasing donations might be benifical things to do.

I've seen one forum where a donation gets you two free stickers. Not the most enticing thing, but it's something. Maybe a free S-C T-shirt with every donation over a certain amount would work.

One very popular move is making calenders. Maybe pics from these recent contests could be used to make up a calander? The honour of havng your Savage on a calender....well, I would think at least 12 members would buy them....LOL. But seriously, the calendar idea has proved successful on a number of other forums.

Here's a T-shirt example, although I'm sure there's a better pic that could be put on. Does S-C even have a logo? Maybe we need a logo contest....

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And somewhat unrelated, I made up a pic and only realized way too late, the resolution was not set high enough for a nice destop background....oh well.... But overall, any promotional ideas should be good.

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Any other ideas? And after that, I guess it's up to the S-C management to decide if any are feasible.
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Post by Twistedsavage » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:07 pm

I agree with ya egg. If there were some sort of "incentive" more donations would incure I think.
I am going to say we need a logo on a tee shirt. It would be great to wear while out bashing. Our bash sessions usually include 25 people or sometimes even more.
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Post by Eggbert » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:01 pm

Yes, I would think the first thing is to get a logo. I tried, but mine's too complicated (plus I sort of copied the idea). I think "simple" is the key to a good logo. Anyway, here's mine....I might just put it on a t-shirt with one of those iron-on transfer papers.

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Post by dodgedude » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:33 pm

I like the idea of an SC Truck of the Month Calender :D
I'll definatley keep that Idea in mind come next December. Even have the Nov and Dec 2010 winners in the first edition.

Otherwise, I dont know, I do like the idea of incentives, I try my best to order from hobbyfever when I can, to help fund the site.
Perhaps SC members could have a way of earning a discount on HobbyFever? Say like A-main hobbies. I earn 200 points and get a $5.00 gift voucher (or something like that)
but this would be exclusive to Savage Central.com members. It may not be donations to the site directly, but at least Oarie would see that paying for the forum we enjoy so much is paying off somehow. Im not going to lie, I do worry on occasion that the plug may be pulled from the site one day. As it is costing somebody somehwere money to keep it up and running.

T-Shirts would be neat, but not practical for myself.
I would however love to get my hands on a Savage-Central sticker or Decal to fit onto a truck body. I've seen others do it but just using our banner from the top of the page.
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Post by Eggbert » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:15 am

Second attempt.....might make a good sticker. I'm sure others are more creative than me.

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Post by Squid » Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:12 pm

Can't use the "HPI Racing" in a SC logo, we are not affiliated with HPI Racing. Their lawyers might get upset........ :wink:
I have a lead on being able to purchase hats, shirts and what not, I am waiting on some info.

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Post by toysoldier » Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:35 pm

I like the "savage-central.com" banner on top of the page.

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Post by nathanraina » Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:26 pm

im a sticker freak !  :twisted: i keep forgetting to add the current ones to my order list  :x .. i like the idea of a more "logo" looking idea i wish i had eggs talent with photo shop.  :P ill see what i can come up with. i like the second one eggbert looks good.

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Post by sinister » Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:41 pm

I tell every savage owner at my local hobby shops to check out the site.
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Post by Eggbert » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:23 pm

I'm kind of bad.... Every do often I PM people in other forums who have Savage questions and suggest they become members here.

OK....here's a possible sticker (and no reference to HPI Racing). You can even personalize it and add your name under the truck silhouette.

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Here's that other one with HPI Racing taken out and the Savage Silhouette put in instead:

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Post by dodgedude » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:29 pm

oh I like where that one is going Egg :wink:

@Squid, A Hat would be cool :D Im more of a "touque" kinda canadian myself but Definatley let us know what devolopes from that.
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Post by nathanraina » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:32 pm

ya +1 for that last one eggbert. maybe have a few color options would be cool...

I would be in for a hat also.... i prefer the "flex fit" myself  :D

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Post by Twistedsavage » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:04 am

I think ya got it on that last one Egg. I can dig it.
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Post by KiZ » Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:20 am

We do kind of have a logo already. It's just a text banner though, no fancy graphics.
http://store.savagess.com/product_info. ... cts_id=652

gotta love the description
REQUIRES: * Some object in which to affix decals upon
* Complete comprehension on how to properly utilize scissors or some other device in which to cut things
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Post by Eggbert » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:07 pm

Hey, another way would be to make a movie. Use "the best of Savage-Central"....I see over 2400 topics in the Movie section. Add a bunch up, make a movie, put it on DVD, and there's a nice accessory to sell, or as a neat gift for contributors (and cheap to make copies, so the majority of the donation is kept).

Moderators could do a narration. Could be very cool. Who's good at putting video together?

And instead of "The Best of Savage-Central", one could use this:

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Post by Squid » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:31 pm

Egg that's awesome. Pull some footage from any of the bashfest vids linked to on the front page. I have hi res copies of a few of them on my hard drive. Let me know if you want me to FTP them to you.

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Post by dodgedude » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:18 pm

[quote="KiZ";p="785248"]We do kind of have a logo already. It's just a text banner though, no fancy graphics.
http://store.savagess.com/product_info. ... cts_id=652

gotta love the description
REQUIRES: * Some object in which to affix decals upon
* Complete comprehension on how to properly utilize scissors or some other device in which to cut things
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I did not know we had stickers :D I saw that on one lid I thought the guy made it himself. And that description is one for the record books.
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Post by KiZ » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:34 am

[quote="Eggbert";p="785348"]Hey, another way would be to make a movie. Use "the best of Savage-Central"....I see over 2400 topics in the Movie section. Add a bunch up, make a movie, put it on DVD, and there's a nice accessory to sell, or as a neat gift for contributors (and cheap to make copies, so the majority of the donation is kept).

Moderators could do a narration. Could be very cool. Who's good at putting video together?

And instead of "The Best of Savage-Central", one could use this:

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this man cannot be STOPPED  :lol:

Good going egg.
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Post by SYAWEDIS » Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:08 pm

I wanted to join in on the fun!

Here's what I came up for for the logo or decal. I know you said s-c already has a logo, but I like messing around with graphics so I did it anyway! ?xD

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***EDIT; Since I know some people don't like purple,
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Post by SV250 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:51 pm

Make sure you get some fat boy sizes  :lol:
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