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TamaTalk's logo: Which do you like better?

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Poll: TamaTalk's logo (88 member(s) have cast votes)

Which TamaTalk logo would you like better for the forums?

  1. I like the original logo (27 votes [30.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.68%

  2. I like the new logo from the entry page (61 votes [69.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 69.32%

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 03:33 PM ( #35 )

I think we should definately keep Mimitchi whether we change the logo or not.
Right now the main character is pretty much Lovelitchi, and although we're chaning, I think we should keep SOMETHING of the old; How does that rhyme go? Something old, something new, something something, something blue? I clearly don't know it. :furawatchi:

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 06:28 PM ( #36 )

I like both logos, but I voted for the old one. It's just sort of how I recognize the site. The idL does look nice though... I think it might look cool if we had the Mimitchi and idL but had the old lettering? Just my opinion. I agree with kutchipatchi.is.blue.55, I'd like to have a little bit of the old one still there if it does get changed.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 07:21 AM ( #37 )

Hi I'm new. :D I like the new one because it matches the new entrance page.

Edited by Rainbow Dash, 09 February 2012 - 07:58 AM.


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Posted 09 February 2012 - 07:40 AM ( #38 )

I Think it would be nice to incorporate the new design into the site, but as i said before, allow a secondary skin with the old logo to be applyed by the user that has the old logo :) (For all the complainers)

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 07:47 AM ( #39 )

I know I'm not long here, but I do like the new logo. What if you change the logo on the top of the page, but not the logo in the userbar(whatever it's called) so people can have both?

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:00 AM ( #40 )

Meanie...What makes it childish?

Anyway, I like the new logo but I think it should have Mametchi because he's the main character Mimitchi's, like, an ancient fossil an archaeologist discovers after removing a thin layer of sediment.. And it should have new, cute anime animations too! :)





I also like Mametchi alot. But I think that we should keep Mimitchi. :mimitchi:

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 09:58 AM ( #41 )

Oh, you've changed so much already--
Don't change the thing wive all known and loved for so long :(
since what--2004?
I like the old one!


I know exactly how you feel - I've been on TT for just a few months longer than you, I'm really attached to the old logo. We could brighten it up a bit, but we've GOT to use Mimitchi, and the old version of Mimitchi too. Mimitchi was the first ever Tama character and it just seems crazy not to use her. We could change the screen to a bright iD L background and make the V3 a brighter blue maybe even with a design, but we really shouldn't make it too new.

The reason I say this - a lot of impressions go on the logo. Let's say we used the new logo. A 15-year-old girl might love Tamas, and she might find a forum about Tamas called TamaTalk. She clicks on it, and finds this dark blue background with a cartoon-like logo. Her reaction: 1. This is is kids site and 2. It's for boys (although these assumptions are not correct). A lot of us here are teenage girls, so we really don't want to put off that audience. At the same time, we want to keep younger kids, boys and adults also on the site. The current logo - a simple V3 - is attractive for all people.

Also, the new logo might attract very young kids (4-7 year olds) who wouldn't do well on TamaTalk because they are simply too young to be on a forum site. Although I have nothing against younger kids, TamaTalk is not the place for them, and with the new logo, it will seem like a kids site when actually I'm almost too young for it at 10 years old.

My main point is this: The new logo will attract very few of the right audience, and will attract more younger kids and less of the intended audience, teens and adults. TamaTalk will degenerate into a kids site if kids who are too young come here. If people want a kids site, they should go to Moshi Monsters or Webkinz or TamaTown, but TamaTalk isn't a kids site and I think we all want it to stay that way.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 10:37 AM ( #42 )

I know exactly how you feel - I've been on TT for just a few months longer than you, I'm really attached to the old logo. We could brighten it up a bit, but we've GOT to use Mimitchi, and the old version of Mimitchi too. Mimitchi was the first ever Tama character and it just seems crazy not to use her. We could change the screen to a bright iD L background and make the V3 a brighter blue maybe even with a design, but we really shouldn't make it too new.

The reason I say this - a lot of impressions go on the logo. Let's say we used the new logo. A 15-year-old girl might love Tamas, and she might find a forum about Tamas called TamaTalk. She clicks on it, and finds this dark blue background with a cartoon-like logo. Her reaction: 1. This is is kids site and 2. It's for boys (although these assumptions are not correct). A lot of us here are teenage girls, so we really don't want to put off that audience. At the same time, we want to keep younger kids, boys and adults also on the site. The current logo - a simple V3 - is attractive for all people.

Also, the new logo might attract very young kids (4-7 year olds) who wouldn't do well on TamaTalk because they are simply too young to be on a forum site. Although I have nothing against younger kids, TamaTalk is not the place for them, and with the new logo, it will seem like a kids site when actually I'm almost too young for it at 10 years old.

My main point is this: The new logo will attract very few of the right audience, and will attract more younger kids and less of the intended audience, teens and adults. TamaTalk will degenerate into a kids site if kids who are too young come here. If people want a kids site, they should go to Moshi Monsters or Webkinz or TamaTown, but TamaTalk isn't a kids site and I think we all want it to stay that way.

Thanks for reading

~ Dazzmina ~


i kind of agree with that, we really don't want to attract the wrong audience. however, if kids are honest, parents might keep them from joining, because they need a registration form, right? i think we should mix the old and new logo, something that's simple, mature, and fun.

Edited by kuchipatchi.is.blue55, 09 February 2012 - 10:37 AM.


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Posted 09 February 2012 - 11:45 AM ( #43 )

I think Dazzmina makes some very good points about attracting the right audience. I would like to point out a few details regarding age and gender demographic before any final decisions are made.

I think we can all agree that Tamagotchis, especially Japanese versions, are marketed toward younger girls. While there are many males, including myself, that collect and play with them it's important to find a balance between the two genders. The idea behind the intro page graphic was to use a blue (which is the most neutral and popular colour that appeals to both males and females - a bit of colour theory there), but then to also use a rainbow to incorporate colours that are attractive to both male and female.

Tying over into the new logo, I wanted to improve on the older elements of the logo, using blues again, just like the current V3 that we see. I disagree with Dazzmina that the new logo could attract the wrong audience. The current versions of ID Ls are generally marketing towards girls, with their sparkly designs and diamond-like appearance. I think if anything, this new logo would increase the opportunity of young girls becoming more attracted to this site. While at the same time, I've used the gender neutral blue shell design so that males feel as equally attracted to the newest and latest Tamagotchi.

I also disagree that the logo will attract a younger audience. I've posted some screen shots of TamaTalk, Tamagotchi.com, and the Japanese Tamagotchi website to give everyone a better idea of what current Tamagotchi sites look like side-by-side. I think TamaTalk stacks up very nicely beside them - current, updated and gender neutral. IMO, the Tamagotchi.com and Japanese Tama sites are slightly more "cartoony" than TamaTalk. Let's also not forget that Tamagotchi is first and foremost a virtual pet, then with spin-offs like cartoons, movies, plush dolls, accessories, etc. I don't believe we have to worry about attracting a younger audience due to the nature of BanDai doing the demographic work for us - which they have been doing since 1996.

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Let's keep in mind that we want to send the right message to all new and current Tamagotchi users: that Tamagotchi is fun, exciting, and a far from dormant toy. Let's ask ourselves: does a V3 communicate that Tamagotchis are very much alive and active? Does it show that we are a forward community? How does it show that there are newer and more current models than that of the V3?

On the flip side, we have to honour TamaTalk's past. I think we can improve on the logo by honouring certain elements like colour, type placement and character animations - all of which I've taken into consideration when designing the logo. Another user pointed out that they thought the logo didn't need to be changed, but that the change was welcome. I think this is a very good point because what we have is great already, yes I agree, but how can we make it better? Ultimately, I think, that's what everyone wants at the end of the day - to be better!
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 07:34 PM ( #44 )

oh nononononono... dont change it..
tbh, ill probably quit by then.
youve changed a bit too much for my liking.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 10:19 PM ( #45 )

It's a really hard desicion to make. If someone logs into the site and looks at the logo then they won't think it's a "V3". Other models look like that, it's just a plain Tamagotchi that brings back memories. If you put an ID L, people who join the site may forget those nice Connection versions. Everyone will keep getting ID L's and they'll forget about the American versions (well that could happen). Take me for example, I have a V4, Music Star, and a Tama Go. I log in to the site, and then i see a new tamagotchi on the Logo. I make a topic about it asking what tamagotchi it is. Then everyone will say "It's an ID L, they're really good, better than those silly connections". Then, I could get one and the word might keep spreading "Connections are bad, the ID L rocks!". I'm not saying other people don't have/want an ID L, but people might stop buying the Connection versions-thats all.

Edited by tamatown123, 10 February 2012 - 02:31 AM.


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Posted 10 February 2012 - 01:03 AM ( #46 )

I like the new logo on the entry page but I couldn't imagine it in the logo keep it the way it is

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 07:00 AM ( #47 )

I voted for the old logo,but I do prefer the new one. If you were to install the new logo, it wouldn't really match the whole site theme. I guess if the whole site was revamped to match the new logo I would like it more.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 05:49 PM ( #48 )

Well... i sorta like both. I wouldnt really care if you changed it. somethings are better new, while somethings should have never became new.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 07:38 AM ( #49 )

oh nononononono... dont change it..
tbh, ill probably quit by then.
youve changed a bit too much for my liking.


That's a real shame. It sounds like you are saying you would quit TamaTalk because the design of the logo changed and because we upgraded the site's software (the original software we ran was ancient and VERY vulnerable to being hacked because it wasn't being updated for security). O-o

I know it can be hard to adjust to changes especially when you liked the site exactly the way it was before, but try to think about all the members you've met and got to know, the different info you find useful here - not just about tamas - and the help / friendship you yourself bring to TamaTalk when you visit. Don't forget that others will probably miss you if you quit! Seems such a shame to threaten to quit over a logo design...
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:33 AM ( #50 )

I personally love the new logo. I think the old one was....well old. It was time for a change and the new logo looks really professional and the graphics are legit.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 12:56 PM ( #51 )

Alright. I think a fresh, new logo is exactly what TamaTalk needs - to be quite honest. The update on the entry page is attracting the right audience. Tamagotchi's are created for younger children. Ages 7 / 8 +. The logo we have now, while appealing, doesn't exactly define the cuteness, the energy, or the enthusiasm that Tamagotchi's have come to portray. Logo's are the first impression of a site, and most people looking for Tamagotchi information are probably ranging around 9 - 15 years old. Since that is the around the age where Tamagotchi's are more popular. Sure, we have younger children and older adults looking up information on Tamagotchi's, but the age range mentioned earlier is what Tamagotchi's are more geared towards. Therefor, by using the new logo, it shows people that we are a fun, cute, upbeat site. Which is what we are! Children may be put off by the logo, assuming that it's for older people - and won't even come to glance at TamaTalk, I remember that's what I did when I was younger. I had come across TamaTalk when I was in fourth or third grade, and I had seen the logo and assumed that it was for older people. However, I eventually went into the forums (when I was looking for information on Tamagotchi's a few months later) and was surprised to find such an age range of people ranging from 10 to 30! Seeing as how my initial assumption was that the site was more teenage +. So, I guess my point is that the newer logo wouldn't be attracting the wrong audience at all! In fact, we'd be bringing in the ages that the Tamagotchi's were intended for! Plus, many people are attracted to sites that not only are informative, but have a more updated logo, look, feel / layout. (:

That's just my two cents into the pool of opinions! haha (:

Edited by haleyhashats, 12 February 2012 - 12:57 PM.





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