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The Bear image is bad

post #1 of 36
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No, not that kind of image, I mean this one:



It just isn't very well done as art. No, it doesn't matter than much, and who really cares? I do. And if you say that "no one cares," well, why not change it? No one cares, right?

It's been a couple years now since the new bear logo debuted and god, I still hate it. First of all, it looks like clip art -- no, not clip art from software programs or websites called freeclipart.com (although it looks like those, too). I'm talking about the kind of bad clipart that anyone who has worked for a long time in the newspaper business remembers. Yep, those old giant books of free ugly art that your newspaper paid a small subscription to sign up for. It always looked tacky, amateurish, and generic. You avoided it at all costs. It was mostly used by small newspapers who made their own ads in the days before Illustrator/In Design.

As I suggested before and will suggest again: why not give Bears a chance to design a decent hand-drawn or painted logo? This one looks like it was drawn on a computer. There are a lot of talented people here. We should take our time. No rush. In the end, do an online poll with different entries. I'm sure we can come up with something better.

My 2 cents. I am not going to respond again on this thread. You can flame away to your heart's content, but I've learned my lesson about suggesting changes to Epic. Egos are always bruised. Oh well. There is almost a reflexive skepticism -- and maybe that's a good thing. OK, I'm shutting my mouth. Hope we can sort this out. Hope someone will take the Bear by the a scruff, and build a better Epic Bear.

I know, I know:

"But I like it!"

"If it ain't broke don't fix it."

"If you can do better, do it."

"No way."

Ad nauseam ...
post #2 of 36
You're only saying that because the text is shadowed and the bear isn't.

I don't know whether a reverse shadow into lighter shades might work on that kind of detail, but it's the first thing I'd try.

Oh, and separate the bear and text a bit more.
post #3 of 36
I keep saying to myself...It will be ski season soon...It will be ski season soon...It will be ski season soon...It will be ski season soon...It will be ski season soon...It will be ski season soon...It will be ski season soon...It will be ski season soon...It will be ski season soon...
post #4 of 36
I think it matches the tone of the site perfectly.
post #5 of 36
I think the bear should be eating something-a beluga whale or perhaps some hapless artic seal.
post #6 of 36
I liked the original site name.
post #7 of 36
Funny. I really like it.

Funny, it was designed by Bears.

Funny, I think it is far more professional than 97% of the community web sites out there.
post #8 of 36
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Originally Posted by volantaddict View Post
I think it matches the tone of the site perfectly.
Controversy :

I never liked all these little emoticons.

Now they're growing on me and I actually use them now.

I like this one the best :it reminds me of a guy I used to race against.

From experience, I also know what threads like this one do to the people in the Mod Lounge. (I'll use this onenow.

Actually I never thought much about the site appearance. It was always the content and the character of all the different members that kept me here. I doubt the logo and the color of the pages really attract or distract from anyone reading or joining the ranks.

I really think you should spend more time with your wonderful Wife Trot. And less time trying to come up with new threads for us to post in.

(now I have to use this emoticon again)
post #9 of 36
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Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post
You're only saying that because the text is shadowed and the bear isn't.
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Dang. Did someone change the image or am I going blind?
post #10 of 36
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Originally Posted by Lars View Post





(now I have to use this emoticon again)
Lars, you know this one was found specifically to help phil so he wouldn't have to keep typing - ?
post #11 of 36
You mean? (Phil ducking-Phil ducking)

I know that dear.

Actually, I think the site design is fine and if ya don't like it deal with it or find another site to complain about.

Sheese! what else do ya want to bitch about? (Lars ducking)
post #12 of 36
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Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post
Dang. Did someone change the image or am I going blind?
It grows on you.

This looks good to skiers. We all like it.
post #13 of 36
whats the line on whether Trots will actually keep his word to stay away??
post #14 of 36
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Originally Posted by Lars View Post
You mean? (Phil ducking-Phil ducking)

I know that dear.

Actually, I think the site design is fine and if ya don't like it deal with it or find another site to complain about.

Sheese! what else do ya want to bitch about? (Lars ducking)
I know you know that dear!!!
Just like to poke sticks at bears!!!
post #15 of 36
Trots, I hope you realize that you have probably hurt someones feelings.

The Bear that took out the cyber pen and drew the bear put their whole heart and soul into that.

Can you do better?

Put up, or shut up.



My vote would be for a baby harp seal being consumed .... with just it's little flippered tail showing. :
post #16 of 36
I think the bear should be eating maggots.
post #17 of 36
The Bear is going through a very rough time and doesn't need The Man hassling it, man.
post #18 of 36
Looks modern, I like it....but I dont get the whole Barking-Bear thing, but I'm not a founder and not yet a supporter so thats that.
post #19 of 36
The forum image is bearable.
post #20 of 36
Who the hell really looks at that thing anyway?

I mean, I kinda' glanced at it a few times but it's like noticing that there is a brown spot on the grass.

Only Trots would fixate on something like this.

Move on, nothing to see here people!

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post #21 of 36
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Originally Posted by Laurel Hill Crazie View Post
I think the bear should be eating maggots.
hey now!

post #22 of 36
I want to see more of the bear. How about some bear emoticons?
post #23 of 36
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Originally Posted by ssh View Post
Funny. I really like it.

Funny, it was designed by Bears.

Funny, I think it is far more professional than 97% of the community web sites out there.
I agree. Great logo.
post #24 of 36
Check it out Trots! We are all dullards with no sense of design. I don't know why you condescend to hang out here, put we appreciate it. Every time I read one of your posts, I feel myself getting a little smarter and more sophisticated.
post #25 of 36
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Originally Posted by Lars View Post
You mean? (Phil ducking-Phil ducking)

I know that dear.

Actually, I think the site design is fine and if ya don't like it deal with it or find another site to complain about.

Sheese! what else do ya want to bitch about? (Lars ducking)
Hey Lars,
You say it perfectly in your signature!!!!!!

"Great is the guilt of an unnecessary Thread"!
post #26 of 36
"Delete if you must this stupid thread, but spare the Barking Bear he said!"

I ain't no Barbara Fritchie but what the hell?
post #27 of 36
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post #28 of 36
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Originally Posted by Yuki View Post
"Delete if you must this stupid thread, but spare the Barking Bear he said!"
Yes, by all means it's dead and if trotski starts another, off with his head!
post #29 of 36
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Originally Posted by Trotski View Post
Too bad I could entice some one to bet!
post #30 of 36
Found one!

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