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Bunganator
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 11:38 pm    Post subject: COTM logo for cache pages Reply with quote

I was browsing my database of unfound puzzles and came across this:

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=e230a32a-a969-4d84-bd16-924341b83894

What I noticed about this page, however, was the logo on it designating it as one of the nominees for COTM. I thought it might be a neat idea for the organization to create an image with the month and year for each nominee and winner to put on their cache page. This would make its COTM worthiness much more visible to other cachers. Even out of the area cachers would see it on a cache page and know that a particular cache has stood out among others in the state. I'm not sure how much work it would be, even if there was a generic nominee logo and a generic winner logo. It would be easy enough to email or post in a log the image so it is available for a cacher to put on his/her cache page as an image. Thoughts?
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great idea Bung! It does stand out way more than an often overlooked bookmark.
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a great idea. Anyone want to design one?
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would, but I my extent of graphic design software is MS Paint. I was think something simple, like the MnGCA logo with text overlay: "MnGCA Cache of the Month: WINNER" or "MnGCA Cache of the Month: NOMINEE". Since the recognition is coming from the members of the organization, this would connect it directly to the organization that is recognizing it.
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bunganator wrote:
I would, but I my extent of graphic design software is MS Paint. I was think something simple, like the MnGCA logo with text overlay: "MnGCA Cache of the Month: WINNER" or "MnGCA Cache of the Month: NOMINEE". Since the recognition is coming from the members of the organization, this would connect it directly to the organization that is recognizing it.


Yea, that sounds like a great idea for the design. I can't design very well either. Any designers want to do this?
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a basic design I came up with. It isn't anything exciting, but it is straight and to the point.





Any thoughts by the members on these? I didn't know if we might look to do something a bit more creative or if this is a nice simple image that cachers could put on the cache pages. Also, we would need to figure out how to organize it in terms of who would get the images to the owner, how, etc.
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bunganator wrote:
...Also, we would need to figure out how to organize it in terms of who would get the images to the owner, how, etc.


Well it would be completely voluntary for the CO to add it to their site. But we can host the image, and COs could hotlink to the image, like many already do for the "proud member of the MnGCA" logo.
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

speedysk1 wrote:
Bunganator wrote:
...Also, we would need to figure out how to organize it in terms of who would get the images to the owner, how, etc.


Well it would be completely voluntary for the CO to add it to their site. But we can host the image, and COs could hotlink to the image, like many already do for the "proud member of the MnGCA" logo.


I like that idea. What would we need to do to get it off the ground? Collect more designs to vote on? Who would take care of setting up the hosting? Is it something the members should agree on before any action is taken or just a side thing that is made available to those that qualify?
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems to me we are treading the "Endorsement" topic...but that is just my opinion...
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would be interested in seeing more designs, not because I think this one's bad (I DON'T), but just to have more options. If we don't see any options in the next week or so then I suggest we move forward with this design.

My suggestion would be for the COTM moderator to post a note on a cache page when nominated and another for the winner (this may be already happening?) with a link on how to add the icon for those that would be interested in having it on their cache page.

ArcherDragoon wrote:
Seems to me we are treading the "Endorsement" topic...but that is just my opinion...


I don't see this any different than the status quo - the icon isn't endorsing a cache any more than the current process does, it's just more prominently identifying a COTM.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

will some one be going back and telling the past nominees and winners.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pear Head wrote:

ArcherDragoon wrote:
Seems to me we are treading the "Endorsement" topic...but that is just my opinion...


I don't see this any different than the status quo - the icon isn't endorsing a cache any more than the current process does, it's just more prominently identifying a COTM.


The endorsement thread has been moved here:

http://mngca.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4669
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Logo should have the MNGca website.... Perhaps something more catching than the current logo with text....

Maybe the logo on an ammo can? Give me ideas, and Ill see what I can come up with.

It should be distinguishable from the current logo, but recognizing MNgca at the same time.
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

incakola wrote:
The Logo should have the MNGca website.... Perhaps something more catching than the current logo with text....

Maybe the logo on an ammo can? Give me ideas, and Ill see what I can come up with.

It should be distinguishable from the current logo, but recognizing MNgca at the same time.


It looks like you already have some ideas...
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

incakola wrote:
The Logo should have the MNGca website.... Perhaps something more catching than the current logo with text....

Maybe the logo on an ammo can? Give me ideas, and Ill see what I can come up with.

It should be distinguishable from the current logo, but recognizing MNgca at the same time.


Good ideas to me. What can you come up with? You did a great job with the coin design. Smile
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