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Last post Author Topic: Would anyone want a free DonationCoder.com bumper sticker?  (Read 23215 times)

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Would anyone want a free DonationCoder.com bumper sticker?
« on: February 13, 2008, 05:39:15 PM »
If there is any interest, i was thinking of ordering some bumper stickers (like 10" x 3") and sending them to anyone who would actually put them on their car.  Would be some fun free "advertising" for DC, and a fun way to see if you ever meet someone who is also a DC member.

I'm more than happy to send one to anyone who will actually put it on their car.

If I order a lot of them to myself at bulk rate, then there can only be one design with fixed text.  If we don't need so many (probably the case), i could order one at a time for about $5 and they can have custom text saying whatever each person wants.

Here's one sample with silly red text:
dcbumpersmall.png



What would be good alternative Red Text?
Please only people who would actually put one of these on their car make suggestions!!

Maybe member name?
Or how about "Honk If You Know Cody!"



ps. for those new to DC -- the cody drawing is done by Nick Pearson (Nudone), who created our mascot.
« Last Edit: February 13, 2008, 05:43:32 PM by mouser »

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Re: Would anyone want a free DonationCoder.com bumper sticker?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2008, 06:29:32 PM »
I wouldn't go for a bumper sticker (because they're such a PIA to remove!) but how about those (electro-static?) stickers that University alumni put in their rear windows instead? Of course, for all I know these are much more expensive...?

I'd put something like that in my window and drive around displaying it with pride!
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Re: Would anyone want a free DonationCoder.com bumper sticker?
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2008, 06:30:55 PM »
Before you order anything print one off at actual size and see if you can make out what it says in a short time (1-3 seconds) at a distance of around 15 feet or so.  If not then its too complex or the fonts are too small.

Simple is better with large fonts.

Just my .02...

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Re: Would anyone want a free DonationCoder.com bumper sticker?
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2008, 06:47:29 PM »
Good point, Chris! I second that idea. Actually, it occurred to me when I was looking at the mock-up that the most important thing is the web address. It should be as big as possible to ensure that people see it and remember it so that they can navigate here... and include the "www" to seal the deal, even though aesthetically it is not as pleasing.
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Re: Would anyone want a free DonationCoder.com bumper sticker?
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2008, 09:14:03 PM »
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Would anyone want a free DonationCoder.com bumper sticker?

Will it do the job of the two pieces of rope and a bent coat-hanger that are holding my bumper in place?

Does it mean you'll pay my speeding fines when the summons is sent to DC.com?


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Re: Would anyone want a free DonationCoder.com bumper sticker?
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2008, 09:26:38 PM »
there are magnetic bumper stickers that are made by some companies, but they are expensive.
alternatively we might be able to stick the bumper sticker to magnet paper, and then magnet to bumper?

chris' point is good.. BUT im not sure we care all that much if people can really read it.. i think the main point here is not to spread the word but to have fun and maybe facilitate a fun moment if you meet someone who also knows DC, so hopefully they would recognize the picture even if they cant read the website.

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Re: Would anyone want a free DonationCoder.com bumper sticker?
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2008, 09:46:08 PM »
Magnetic bumper stickers won't help with the majority of cars built in the last... I dunno, 20 years or so, anyway, because they have colour matched plastic body panels covering the bumpers.

You're right, Jesse. The focus should be on fun and if the bumper sticker is unique/stands out enough, people will stop to read it in a parking lot anyway.
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Re: Would anyone want a free DonationCoder.com bumper sticker?
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2008, 11:38:01 PM »
My car will proudly wear one if and when available  :)

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Re: Would anyone want a free DonationCoder.com bumper sticker?
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2008, 11:43:24 PM »
Would it be possible to be able to have each member have their DC name on it, so if we happen to see another DC'er we know who it is? Could be quite fun... (although mine may not fit on one sticker :P)

I don't drive for another ... 15 months but I would happily put one on my car. :)

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Re: Would anyone want a free DonationCoder.com bumper sticker?
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2008, 12:41:59 AM »
I've never been one to put a bumper sticker on my car, but since I bought it with one on it I don't think it would hurt to have one I actually care about.

My car would wear it.


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Re: Would anyone want a free DonationCoder.com bumper sticker?
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2008, 07:45:43 AM »
I'm in.  I also prefer the cling stickers for windows but I'll slap a bumper sticker on my old wreck if that's what you get.
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Re: Would anyone want a free DonationCoder.com bumper sticker?
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2008, 08:06:07 AM »
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I also prefer the cling stickers for windows but I'll slap a bumper sticker on my old wreck if that's what you get.

The clingy ones on the window would be my pick to, can move them easily, they are inside, so wont get wrecked by the weather.

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Re: Would anyone want a free DonationCoder.com bumper sticker?
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2008, 08:25:50 AM »
This might just happen in my country, but i'm guessing that if you use a magnetic bumper sticker, it'd get stolen VERY fast.

I think the best option would be the ones for the inside of the window.

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Re: Would anyone want a free DonationCoder.com bumper sticker?
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2008, 08:58:33 AM »
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I also prefer the cling stickers for windows but I'll slap a bumper sticker on my old wreck if that's what you get.

The clingy ones on the window would be my pick to, can move them easily, they are inside, so wont get wrecked by the weather.

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Re: Would anyone want a free DonationCoder.com bumper sticker?
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2008, 08:59:39 AM »
This might just happen in my country, but i'm guessing that if you use a magnetic bumper sticker, it'd get stolen VERY fast.
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Re: Would anyone want a free DonationCoder.com bumper sticker?
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2008, 09:20:33 AM »
I agree with what everyone has said:
  I am happy to advertise for DC
  I think an electrostatic window sticker is the best option
  It would be fun to have nick or something personal on them
  <Everything else>

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Re: Would anyone want a free DonationCoder.com bumper sticker?
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2008, 10:35:29 AM »
Something funny would be a little Cody figurine for those who have babies, attached to the back window, just like those cute ones who say: "Caution! Baby on board". Maybe it would not be economically viable considering what mouser has in mind with the topic at hand, but it could be a good idea for a future contest or something.

Not so sure about bumper stickers, they're not common here.

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Re: Would anyone want a free DonationCoder.com bumper sticker?
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2008, 05:32:23 PM »
If I had my own car then I would put something on it, but until I get a car, I can't do anything like that. the most I could do is put something on my website.
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Re: Would anyone want a free DonationCoder.com bumper sticker?
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2008, 06:25:25 PM »
Mouser, are these the same size as the old ones? Those were ginormous. Hopefully these have been scaled back ;-)

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Re: Would anyone want a free DonationCoder.com bumper sticker?
« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2008, 08:28:32 PM »
the cafepress ones are 10" by 3".

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Re: Would anyone want a free DonationCoder.com bumper sticker?
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2008, 01:47:52 AM »
Please, just no "My DC.com is an honor student" or "DC.com does it with better coding" or anything!
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Re: Would anyone want a free DonationCoder.com bumper sticker?
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2008, 01:50:49 AM »
OT - OK, who just added a funky image or link in their sig?  For some reason some of the DC forum pages are taking a long time to fully load. Last time this happened it was a new graphic sig someone added that was not completely resolving.   :) 8)

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Re: Would anyone want a free DonationCoder.com bumper sticker?
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2008, 05:22:48 AM »
I don't think I can remember ever seeing a single bumper sticker here. I don't even know if they are illegal. There were laws before about how many colors a car or vehicle could have. Not sure if they're still on the books...
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Re: Would anyone want a free DonationCoder.com bumper sticker?
« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2008, 05:28:02 AM »
We'll take one :)

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Re: Would anyone want a free DonationCoder.com bumper sticker?
« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2008, 06:12:47 AM »
Would be interested if I just had a car...or even a licence but I dont. Could carry one on my shoulder bag instead ;)