We need a new Logo!

CaptainXL

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Dec 4, 2011
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Can we get a montage of a few of the vehicles covered in this forum? The logo we have now is just so plain. I notice it more and more everytime I login. Anything would be better than nothing. I believe it would be a good investment.
 

BO TIE SS

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Nov 18, 2011
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We had trouble over on the OS with people who owned vehicles other than the Trailblazer and Envoy not liking the logo. They felt as though they were being excluded. If we only select a few vehicles for a logo, there will be those who will object to their vehicle not being included. And trying to make a logo with all of the vehicles wouldn't be practical. :twocents:

(And then there's all of the people who have already purchased logo decals to put on their vehicles)
 

Uncle Blazer

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Dec 8, 2011
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I like the logo. Like you said, it's all inclusive. What i would like to see is some sort of pdf document posted somewhere on the site which could be printed out by memebers and used as marketing material. Sometimes I see a bad a$$ truck in a parking lot and wish i had a flyer or something to stick under a wiper. We wouldnt want to spam everyone with these, just people we think might be interested in learning or contributing to a community like ours. wouldnt have to be too extensive, just maybe the logo and a short sentence like "A community for....blah blah blah enthusiests". There, i just depleted my extensive creativity pool for the day. might as well wrap it up here and head home.
 

jbones

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Dec 5, 2011
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My only wondering would be is my decal being associated with GM Trucks, or with so many tribes and Casinos in the area, is my decal being seen as Nation's advertising :undecided:

Doesn't bother me, nor could I care less, but do wonder. I do wish my decal has the tire tread like the website logo though.
 

HARDTRAILZ

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Nov 18, 2011
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I like the logo.
 

Fishhunter911

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We can certainly revisit this, in 5 years or so. To much went into getting this one up and going, along with shirts, stickers and branding to get rid of it this soon.
 

Short Bus

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jbones said:
My only wondering would be is my decal being associated with GM Trucks, or with so many tribes and Casinos in the area, is my decal being seen as Nation's advertising :undecided:

Doesn't bother me, nor could I care less, but do wonder. I do wish my decal has the tire tread like the website logo though.

Mine will :raspberry: Hit up Harmless, he'll hook you up with the decals with the tire tread.

Post 3 in this thread http://gmtnation.com/f43/canadian-decal-vendor-1550/

tbuckalew14 said:
I really like the logo for some reason.:smile:

HARDTRAILZ said:
I like the logo.

silvernclean said:
I like the logo

:iagree:
 

MDBT

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Jan 26, 2012
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If you think the top of the page looks plain then may I suggest a rotating banner with member submitted pictures. Something to occupy the space while avoiding the complicated ordeal of adding to or altering a "logo".
 

ItsOnVoy

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Nov 21, 2011
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The logo is cool, But can't we have every month or so a voting on coolest picture taken by one person or a couple of people? That way we have something up there next to GMTNation and all? Gives a opportunity for people to be fun with there creativity with anything that want that involves there GMT in the background or something like that

Kind of like the OS had the picture of a line up of the trucks and all too is cool


MDBT said:
If you think the top of the page looks plain then may I suggest a rotating banner with member submitted pictures. Something to occupy the space while avoiding the complicated ordeal of adding to or altering a "logo".

edit: opps didn't see your post my bad lol
 

jham

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Nov 20, 2011
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ItsOnVoy said:
The logo is cool, But can't we have every month or so a voting on coolest picture taken by one person or a couple of people? That way we have something up there next to GMTNation and all? Gives a opportunity for people to be fun with there creativity with anything that want that involves there GMT in the background or something like that

Kind of like the OS had the picture of a line up of the trucks and all too is cool




edit: opps didn't see your post my bad lol

good idea Sam but why not have the photo contest winners picture up there. This would get more folks in on the contest to so it's a win win for the site
 

ItsOnVoy

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Nov 21, 2011
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jham said:
good idea Sam but why not have the photo contest winners picture up there. This would get more folks in on the contest to so it's a win win for the site

Yeah thats what I am saying is to have the winners picture up for a month and a week before the month ends is time for a new entry etc. I mean 4 days to get a picture and then 3 days to vote should be enough i dont know thats up to them with time but just something to through out there!

Or we can even use the winners from the photo contest be up there! That way we can still run those and have this one at the same time
 

Black_tb

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Dec 6, 2011
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i just want a decal emailed jeff over a week ago but i guess he has been busy so some day i guess i'll get something
 

MDBT

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Jan 26, 2012
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CaptainXL said:
Sorry for bringing it up. Never crossed my mind that decals were ordered.

People have been posting pictures of GMTNation decals on their cars for months. There was a contest in December to give free GMTNation stickers to people who scraped off their Trailvoy stickers.

I have no idea what you had in mind for the logo change, but sprucing up the top of the forum page isn't a bad idea.
 

davenay67

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Jan 16, 2012
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The logo is good. In my mind, what is making it look plain is the fact that it only occupies 10% of the banner, with the remaining 90% being a pale blue gradual-fade.

The logo should either take more prominance in the banner area, or more content should be added. Photos of owners truck is a good idea. Anything to add content to the banner without looking cluttered or distracting from the logo itself.

Out of curiousity, who was the designer of the logo..??


Dave.
 

MAY03LT

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Nov 18, 2011
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I like this a lot!!!!
 

davenay67

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MAY03LT said:
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I like this a lot!!!!

Great for site revenue :thumbsup:, but this definitely falls into my idea of cluttered. :crazy:
 

Mark20

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wootown22

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Dec 4, 2011
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I like the logo!

But, I would also like to see some life added to the header. Here is just an idea, like what was stated before; integrating a contest winner photo into it.

And the other, with a vehicle from all the platforms (I glanced and did the few most common ones. If we went this route we should have a contest for each platform; change it twice a year?) i just quickly grabbed the ones other than my own from google.

just ideas :smile:

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or a classic lineup like these with some of the vehicles on the right side:
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ItsOnVoy

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Nov 21, 2011
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What she did was cool and great to me! I love that and would personally prefer that! :yes:
 

BO TIE SS

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CaptainXL said:
It would be funny if someone had this decal...
Fixed it. Remember, it's not Trailvoy we have a problem with. It's the owner.

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When I was searching Google images for Verticalscope, this image came up. (how fitting)

 

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JRTAHOE

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Nov 20, 2011
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You could do it like Tony's site like others have suggested. It'd be kinda cool.

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CaptainXL

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BO TIE SS said:
Fixed it. Remember, it's not Trailvoy we have a problem with. It's the owner.

And the previous owner is making a profit from the ad revenue generated due to this buyout?
 

CaptainXL

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Well the original owner could have either sold the company for a lump sum, payments over time or via kickbacks. I am just curious if anyone knows the details of the transaction. If it was a hostile buyout we could try to group together and reclaim trailvoy. No? Just a thought. Hehe
 

The_Roadie

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In my research, it looks like most VS acquisitions were one-time payments for smaller sites, and possible consulting/employment arrangements for larger ones like pirate4x4. I'm sure Vertical Scope ad money is not going to either of the two former owners of trailvoy. And Tommy, the founder, wasn't at all involved in the subsequent VS sale, so he's as clean as the driven snow.

If I was selling out to folks with a tainted reputation, I don't think I'd take payments. The stench of the money would be a permanent reminder enough of my perfidy.
 

CaptainXL

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Well I am trying to send people over here and trying to get them aquainted with the website but all they see is a GMT NATION logo at the top of the screen. That alone doesn't really speak to the guest what this forum is about. Pictures speak a million words. For instance if you own a pool forum you put pictures of pools in the banner. Seems like common sense to me. We need some of those vehicle pics up there on the top to go along.
 

ItsOnVoy

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Nov 21, 2011
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CaptainXL said:
Well I am trying to send people over here and trying to get them aquainted with the website but all they see is a GMT NATION logo at the top of the screen. That alone doesn't really speak to the guest what this forum is about. Pictures speak a million words. For instance if you own a pool forum you put pictures of pools in the banner. Seems like common sense to me. We need some of those vehicle pics up there on the top to go along.

:iagree: I would Like to see pictures of our trucks up there! What wootown22 had was sweet :yes::yes:
 

smitty5150

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Nov 18, 2011
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Personally, i would love to see a rotating banner with a TOTM. Or even a top three. To me, t still feels like we are operating in beta mode with just the logo. This would also be a nice way to have some community involvement. It would also give the forum a more distinct identity.
 

HARDTRAILZ

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Nov 18, 2011
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Feel free to use any of my pics up top...:raspberry:
 

Porkins

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HARDTRAILZ said:
Feel free to use any of my pics up top...:raspberry:

where did that dislike button go. j/k

Back to topic at hand I agree we need something up top.
 

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