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Interested in @U2 / Forum t-shirts?
« on: April 09, 2010, 11:07:27 AM »
Hey gang - we're trying to gauge interest in offering t-shirts/sweatshirts/etc. to our site readers and forum users. The cost would probably be in the $15-$20 range, with another $5-$6 for shipping. (Sweatshirts, long-sleeve shirts, etc., would be more expensive.) We could also offer @U2 mugs, magnets, buttons, etc. if anyone's interested.

One cool thing we could do is offer some customized shirts. For example, we could do some shirts that have our logo and/or say "@U2 Forum" and then also say something like

Proud member of the Larry Love Thread
Proud member of the Bono Rocks My World Thread
Proud member of the Edge Is Just Too Cool Thread
Proud member of the Adam Appreciation Thread

or similar ideas. (One thing we CAN'T do is let you put your screennames on there, sorry.)

Another idea we have to is run a contest inviting you guys to come up with designs that you'd like to see on a shirt or mug or whatever. And then if we like any of the designs, the winner would get a free shirt with it.

Any thoughts on this? Good idea? Bad idea? Just trying to see how interested folks are right now.



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Re: Interested in @U2 / Forum t-shirts?
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2010, 11:13:27 AM »
I'm fairly new but I think it's a very cool idea! :D

t-sh**s mainly; the customized ones would definitely rock; and don't even get me started on the potential design-the-tshirt-contest! **likes**

though I don't knwo whether you'd be shipping to europe..?  ???

Anyways, kudos!

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Re: Interested in @U2 / Forum t-shirts?
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2010, 11:18:45 AM »
I would be proud to wear a t-shirt or button. Not big on mugs, though.

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Re: Interested in @U2 / Forum t-shirts?
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2010, 12:52:45 PM »
Totally in on this. M2, why don't you open a poll?

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Re: Interested in @U2 / Forum t-shirts?
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2010, 01:09:49 PM »
YES ;D

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Re: Interested in @U2 / Forum t-shirts?
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2010, 02:46:21 PM »
Sounds good, but I'm wondering why we can't put our usernames on there.

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Re: Interested in @U2 / Forum t-shirts?
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2010, 03:04:48 PM »
Oh yeah! I would totally be interested in getting one. And a design a tee shirt contest would be really cool! I agree with Cherry, not one for mugs, but t-shirts sound awesome!  ;D

I know on a previous forum for a different interest they had a design the logo contest and the result was FABULOUS.

(You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login for all those interested... the design is on the top.)

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Re: Interested in @U2 / Forum t-shirts?
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2010, 05:28:45 PM »
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Sounds good, but I'm wondering why we can't put our usernames on there.

Because I'd have to create custom, hi-res graphics for each user who wants that, and I don't have time or desire to do that. I'll customize down to the thread level because a couple dozen people might order the same design. But not down to the user level where you're the only person who'll order something with your username.

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Re: Interested in @U2 / Forum t-shirts?
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2010, 08:50:43 PM »
Wow, cool idea, cant wait to get one, thanks m2....we have a lot of good artists on this forum too.
I'm sure someone will have some great ideas...I was trying to figure out what to wear to the next show too... :D

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Re: Interested in @U2 / Forum t-shirts?
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2010, 12:42:11 AM »
Great idea! I'd be interested in a t-shirt, especially a customized one.

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Re: Interested in @U2 / Forum t-shirts?
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2010, 07:43:30 AM »
I am not artistic by any means, but I suggest a "baseball T." I just think they're cute  :D

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Re: Interested in @U2 / Forum t-shirts?
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2010, 10:05:16 AM »
This could be how we all find each other at shows.

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Re: Interested in @U2 / Forum t-shirts?
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2010, 12:12:31 PM »
I like the idea of a tee-shirt too.  One thing I would like to see is a colored shirt.  Maybe offer black, white, and one other color.  Blue, brown, or grey......something that would work for both genders.  I have far too many black tee's, and they can be terribly hot to wear in the summer.

Not into mugs, but a small @u2 pin would be fun.

Thanks for asking........keep us posted!

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Re: Interested in @U2 / Forum t-shirts?
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2010, 12:22:03 PM »
Assuming we do this, you'll have a variety of shirts to choose from and some of those will come in a variety of colors. There'll be separate men's and women's fits, too. We'd basically setup a Cafepress shop for this, now that some of us have recently ordered from there and the quality of t-shirt is dramatically better than it used to be. :)

The issues we'll need to decide are what design options you want on things. We'll work on that next week since people seem to be interested.

Hint: If you're active in a long-running thread and/or have close forum friends, let them know what we're talking about in here. The more interest, the more likely we pursue this.

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Re: Interested in @U2 / Forum t-shirts?
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2010, 12:31:24 PM »
I hate to be a downer, but the farthest I'd go is a button. a tshirt for a band is one thing... a tshirt for a bands fansite.... um   :-\ idk.