NearbyGamers

NearbyGamers poster?

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2007-07-11 01:18:44

I just moved into a new area (Cedar Rapids, IA), and would love to advertise NearbyGamers in the community -- get the local gamers to come out of hiding, so to speak. Is there a poster available that explains NearbyGaming's purpose that I could use?

Coandco

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Because I'm Snarky...
2007-07-11 21:51:28

Heh, I've been begging Harkins to make one for 9 months now! Mayhaps if everyone posted here expressing the same desire, he'll go find a graphic designer. Or, more likely, a graphic designer walks amongst us who could help Harkins out?

2007-07-12 00:27:40

What we really need is a catchy logo for NearbyGamers. If I had that, I could do the page layout and writing for a poster fairly easily. Any ideas?

2007-07-12 22:29:28

Not sure if this is totally appropriate, but we just started a similar site to help people find gamers in their area called Spielerz.com. It's also totally free, but we are actively marketing the site at conventions and online. Also, we have flyers ;)

We just launched at Origins and have about 100 members as of this post-- so not the numbers you have here, but if your interested just wanted to put it out there.

Because I'm Snarky...
2007-07-13 01:08:56

Coandco: I know Harkins has had issues with flaky graphic designers in the past. He had some ideas for a logo, so maybe if you emailed him he'd tell you them. I can understand him not wanting to air those ideas on an open forum before they're in place, so I won't go into specifics.

The gamer that runs this site
2007-07-13 18:16:24

I'm not going to yell at you for posting a link to your site, no.

I'm working with a graphic designer on some custom markers for the map and will likely use one of them as a logo. When I have a logo, I'm going to start producing advertisements and will definitely find some way to produce posters or flyers that you can post around where you are.

Games/Comic Shop in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, Fife
2007-07-15 19:46:09

The thing about Spielerz.com is that it's only for USA so far. That's why I (being in the UK) think that NearbyGamers.com is the one to use.

Plus it's a much more relevant url...

Lazy Gaming at its Best
2007-07-15 20:06:54

I for one find it a bit god damned rude.

Maybe its because I'm all about brand loyalty. When I joined Meetup.com I was a loyal supporter for years. When I found this place, i became a loyal supporter. Maybe your site should merge with this one.

2007-07-16 17:45:24

Brooklyn Knight--You may be right--to be honest I went back and forth about posting anything for a while before I decided to go ahead. Also, if Harkins feels it's over the line, I would totally understand if he chooses to remove the post.

In the end, I decided to go ahead and post because I believe the idea we both had about helping gamers find each other is a good one, but for it to really work we will have to enlist the help of the gamers themselves. The comment about trying to get a poster for 9-months made me wonder if Nearby Gamers was willing or able to do that, thus, I decided to post. Conversations since that post make it pretty clear that Harkins is planning to promote this site pretty heavily in the next while, so again, if you feel the post needs to go, I understand.

Because I'm Snarky...
2007-07-16 20:16:02

The 9 months comes from him telling me "Hey, I want to make a site for gamers," and me saying "Hey, when you do give me a poster for my local game store!" It's not that its just not happening, it's that Harkins has better things to do (such as code the site) than come up with posters, etc.

But, lets all keep hounding him!

The gamer that runs this site
2007-07-18 15:30:47

I just spoke with ladyelizabethusa on the phone and we had a real nice conversation. We're really doing almost the exact same thing and working hard on growing, so we're going to be friendly competitors. Merging would be a kind of giving up, and that's hard for any entrepreneur. So we'll keep our eyes open to ways we can work together, but for now we're just going to try to outperform each other.

As for the poster, I'm calling and hassling the graphic designer in about ten minutes.

Are we having Fun, yet?
2007-07-21 17:56:07

Once you have a poster, or a link to a something I could print out. I would be more then willing to put them up at local hobbie stores and the like.

DND Minis, Battletech, Star Wars Minis, GURPS
2007-10-17 21:52:41

If you design a logo for this site, I would gladly put it on my website........

The gamer that runs this site
2007-10-18 01:10:54

I've run through two rounds of drafts with a graphic designer and settled on a design for the logo. She's now working on a color, vector image and I expect to see it in the next day or two. Depending on how that looks we may do one more round of tweaking, but I can say for sure we're very near.

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