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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 18 February 2012 - 09:46 AM ( #69 )

the point of the bar on top is to save you having to scroll all the way up just to get to the home page, and have your PM box, notifs, profile, and other things lined up for easy access. if we got rid of the logo at the top (which provides a shortcut to the home page), then we'd be missing a crucial piece to the bar on top. also, i personally think having images or something too colourful or flashy will be distracting as you read various topics and forums.


Hi,
I agree that the removal of the logo would prevent easy access to the home page, but I've returned to this site only recently and so didn't realise its function. Thank you for pointing that out! ;)

However, both of our arguments are now irrelevant, as "graphicks" has provided us with a sample of the planned new website which includes the logo placed horizontally along the bar. In that case, I say that we should go ahead and update the logo in co-ordination with the landing page.

As for the logo being "too colourful and flashy" - I really don't see how the new design is colourful or flashy at all.

We all love holding on to the past, but if we actually did,Tama Talk wouldn't exist, because there'd be no computers and *gasp* no Tamas. We'd all still be living in the mesolithic ages.

It is undoubtedly time to move on. :mametchi:

//Wilsy

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 10:48 AM ( #70 )

Hi,
I agree that the removal of the logo would prevent easy access to the home page, but I've returned to this site only recently and so didn't realise its function. Thank you for pointing that out! ;)
However, both of our arguments are now irrelevant, as "graphicks" has provided us with a sample of the planned new website which includes the logo placed horizontally along the bar. In that case, I say that we should go ahead and update the logo in co-ordination with the landing page.
As for the logo being "too colourful and flashy" - I really don't see how the new design is colourful or flashy at all.
We all love holding on to the past, but if we actually did,Tama Talk wouldn't exist, because there'd be no computers and *gasp* no Tamas. We'd all still be living in the mesolithic ages.
It is undoubtedly time to move on. :mametchi:
//Wilsy


:/ you raise some valid points. Hmm......actually, the logo doesn't look that bad. I like it. The iD L looks good, and if we change the logo I think we should have it.
Regarding graficks's mock up, I think the new logo next to the V3 looks good, because it's a bit more simple than having the iD L there and shows that we still like and support the older versions, although I think visitors might find it a bit odd that it doesn't match with the entrance page.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:13 AM ( #71 )

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 02:18 PM ( #72 )

I think the new logo with the iD-L is my favorite. It matches the entry page and TT's recent upgrade. It says that Tamagotchi is still alive and so is TamaTalk. :)

I have a question though, if the majority of us vote for the new logo, will there be another poll to decide of we like the new v3 logo better or the new iD-L logo better?

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 02:57 PM ( #73 )

Initially I mocked-up the ID L and V3 logos to showcase how the new type graphic can be applied to both Tamagotchis. My intention, however, was to showcase that it works with ID L better than the V3..in my opinion anyway. I can't speak for Admin, but I believe this is an open discussion to talk about which logo is preferred: the old V3 logo with the old type graphic or the new ID L version with the new type graphic. Of course, all input is welcome as it helps shape what the end result will be :)

Will there be another poll to decide of we like the new v3 logo better or the new iD-L logo better?


Nothing is really set in stone, but I think it would be best to vote on which version you like best first…and we'll go from there!

Edited by graficks, 18 February 2012 - 03:42 PM.


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Posted 18 February 2012 - 03:00 PM ( #74 )

Initially I mocked-up the ID L and V3 logos to showcase how the new type graphic can be applied to both Tamagotchis. My intention, however, was to showcase that it works with ID L better than the V3..in my opinion anyway. I can't speak for Admin, but I believe this is an open discussion to talk about which logo is preferred: the old V3 logo with the old type graphic or the new ID L version with the new type graphic. Of course, all input is welcome as it helps shape what the end result will be :)

Oh! I misread that, haha. ^-^;

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 03:59 AM ( #75 )

Huh,I'm gonna cut to the short:
I love the new one,it's so cute and colourful!
I'm going new one. ;)

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:36 AM ( #76 )

i like the old one best, it gives Tamatalk something classic to stick with :)

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:36 AM ( #77 )

Initially I mocked-up the ID L and V3 logos to showcase how the new type graphic can be applied to both Tamagotchis. My intention, however, was to showcase that it works with ID L better than the V3..in my opinion anyway. I can't speak for Admin, but I believe this is an open discussion to talk about which logo is preferred: the old V3 logo with the old type graphic or the new ID L version with the new type graphic. Of course, all input is welcome as it helps shape what the end result will be :)


Personally, I think it would seem terribly odd to have an old V3 positioned beside a fresh and newly-designed logo, and this would also deem the landing-page inconsistent, requiring it to be altered as well.
As I've said before, at the time of Tama Talk's opening, (I think) the Version 3 was the latest and greatest that Ban-Dai had to offer, and it wasn't an older or outdated version like it is now, hence it was the Admin's obvious choice for placement in the logo of the website. Today, the ID-L is Ban-Dai's latest big release, and so placing it on the landing and home pages would seem suiting.
I still have a V3 and love it, and I've got another one on the way if I'm successful in my eBay auction, but we must admit - they're old!
It doesn't mean they're bad, but it does mean that they're aged! We need to catch up with the times, man! (That was my first and only attempt at talkin' street, yo) :rolleyes:

//Wilsy

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:52 AM ( #78 )

Off topic for just a moment... but just for interest, TamaTalk was opened by Admin in June 2004 - when the first waves of the new IR connections were launched - the V1s

Back on topic, I am still sentimentally attached to the existing logo, but if there are concerns about showing how tamagotchis are still current (without ditching their history) perhaps we might consider using more than one tamagotchi in the logo? For example, the P1 or V1 overlaid with the ID (or current latest version)? The old tama would still be visible and recognisable but (in the same way we spread playing cards out in our hands) the latest version is topmost.

I realise that doesn't really solve the question of which logo is preferred :P (and no disrespect to graphicks creativity intended either)

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:05 AM ( #79 )

Off topic for just a moment... but just for interest, TamaTalk was opened by Admin in June 2004 - when the first waves of the new IR connections were launched - the V1s

Back on topic, I am still sentimentally attached to the existing logo, but if there are concerns about showing how tamagotchis are still current (without ditching their history) perhaps we might consider using more than one tamagotchi in the logo? For example, the P1 or V1 overlaid with the ID (or current latest version)? The old tama would still be visible and recognisable but (in the same way we spread playing cards out in our hands) the latest version is topmost.

I realise that doesn't really solve the question of which logo is preferred :P (and no disrespect to graphicks creativity intended either)


Hi,
Thanks for correcting me. I am not fully aware of the history of the forum (or, at least, I have forgotten most of it and therefore must once again acquaint myself with it) and therefore was not sure about the currency of the V3 at its time of opening.
Back on topic, I see what you mean, TamaMum, but I think it would possibly make the header a little too 'clumsy' in that it will be the fill of the top of the page! Now, I know this idea, too, is a long shot, but why don't we have the ID-L as the default logo, but if a user registers with the forums, they will be given the option to change the model of Tamagotchi they'd like to see in the logo? There could be a few available, for example the ID-L, the Version 1, 3, 4, 5 and perhaps even the Music Star, and a P1 or something of that nature. As well as this, not everyone is a Mimitchi fan - would it hurt to make the characters customizable too (though again, having Mimitchi as the default option)?
I am fully aware that this will force graphicks to do a whole lot more work and therefore it is entirely up to him whether he wishes to pursue the idea, and, in fact, while I am computer literate in the sense of software design and operation, web and graphic design is not my forte (I don't even have a Mac!) and therefore I am not entirely sure as to whether or not it is even feasible, but I'm just "throwing my idea" into the cauldron. If anyone whom has more knowledge of PHP (or other scripts along those lines) would be able to fill me in on this, I'd be eternally grateful.

//Wilsy

Edited by wilsy, 19 February 2012 - 10:06 AM.


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Posted 20 February 2012 - 01:19 PM ( #80 )

So far the votes are almost 2 to 1 in favor of moving to the new logo... Please make sure to share your opinions as soon as possible because I'd love to have us make a decision soon.

Just a thought regarding the tama included in the logo... What if we used a generic tama instead of an acgtual photo of one? By generic I mean more of a graphic featuring an egg shaped outline with a square screen and three buttons below the screen. It could make it more timeless (unless the whole design changes) and applies to both original and newest designs at the same time. Thoughts?

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:06 PM ( #81 )

So far the votes are almost 2 to 1 in favor of moving to the new logo... Please make sure to share your opinions as soon as possible because I'd love to have us make a decision soon.

Just a thought regarding the tama included in the logo... What if we used a generic tama instead of an acgtual photo of one? By generic I mean more of a graphic featuring an egg shaped outline with a square screen and three buttons below the screen. It could make it more timeless (unless the whole design changes) and applies to both original and newest designs at the same time. Thoughts?

If we were to use the new logo (Which I'm pretty sure is going to happen) I would want to use the iD L. It looks so nice along side the new logo. I know this might make very little sense, but I like the idea of knowing what version it is. Having it be an egg shape with a square screen and three buttons doesn't give me the impression of a tamagotchi, but more of just any V-Pet.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:18 PM ( #82 )

Having it be an egg shape with a square screen and three buttons doesn't give me the impression of a tamagotchi, but more of just any V-Pet.

Agreed

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 01:21 PM ( #83 )

so has a final decision been made?

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 01:58 PM ( #84 )

Nothing "official" yet... Though the voting has stayed at about 2 to 1 in favor of the change. I am looking at how this can be done in a way that tries to keep everyone happy. :)

Stay tuned for updates on this!



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Posted 28 February 2012 - 02:27 PM ( #85 )

cool!
:D




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