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#1 08-02-2006 14:27:17

Todd
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Strangest Question I'll Ever Post On The Forum!

Are you superstitious?

Why in the world would I ask that in an e-commerce forum?

Well, It recently crossed my mind that some people may avoid my store for the reason that an illustrated black cat is in the logo.

I'm not a superstitious person whatsoever.  However, I was recently reminded that many people are superstitious.  Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.  I hate to drive away traffic from my website because people are scared of my logo! sad

The logo can be found .

Thoughts?


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#2 08-02-2006 15:13:22

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Re: Strangest Question I'll Ever Post On The Forum!

Personally, I don't put much stock in that sort of thing, so it wouldn't matter to me - assuming you had the product, service, price, etc, that I was looking for.  But I can see how some people might care... no one I know, but it's possible I suppose.  I can also see how the veiled reference to "Skin a Cat" might bother some animal lovers.  I'm a major animal lover, but I can take a joke too, so it's not a problem for me personally.  Just one opinion...

Rachael


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#3 08-02-2006 16:52:58

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Re: Strangest Question I'll Ever Post On The Forum!

I love animals too and would never encourage anyone to harm an animal.  However, that is a point that I should give some consideration to.  Thanks for your input!


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#4 08-02-2006 17:10:58

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Re: Strangest Question I'll Ever Post On The Forum!

To be honest Todd, the layout and style of your website is very good, and the play on words for your site name, has in the past made me chuckle to myself [has got some weird stares from my work colleges...lol], but back to the point, the point that Rachael made about "assuming you had the product, service, price, etc, that I was looking for.", is what i have to agree on.


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#5 08-02-2006 22:12:51

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Re: Strangest Question I'll Ever Post On The Forum!

I agree with the above posts...  As an animal lover, I am not offended and actually like the creative play on words in your title.  As for superstition, the people buying from you should have a certain level of common sense and computer knowledge.   IMO I just don't see the overly superstitious population as the people who are building ecommerace sites and buying skins.  So I really can't imagine it is hurting business to any worthwile amount.


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#6 08-03-2006 18:07:11

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Re: Strangest Question I'll Ever Post On The Forum!

I have a similar line of thought as Brian.  It seems technical people would be less likely to have superstitions.  However, I still wanted to get some other viewpoints regarding this.  Thank you for all your input.  I think for now I will keep the logo and verbage.


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#7 08-17-2006 17:08:39

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Re: Strangest Question I'll Ever Post On The Forum!

Well, I'm a Gemini, and Geminis are known for not putting too much stock in superstitious mumbo jumbo!  smile 


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#8 08-20-2006 22:11:35

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Re: Strangest Question I'll Ever Post On The Forum!

dstrand,08/17/2006 03:08:39 PM wrote:

Well, I'm a Gemini, and Geminis are known for not putting too much stock in superstitious mumbo jumbo!  smile

LOL.  That was great!


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#9 09-01-2006 09:04:40

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Re: Strangest Question I'll Ever Post On The Forum!




If the Net doesn't answer your questions, a University library (especially a business univsersity) usually has pretty good business books on consumer demographics.

HTH!

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#10 10-04-2006 10:21:52

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Re: Strangest Question I'll Ever Post On The Forum!

Hi Todd... I agree with you, it may seem stupid...but  doesn't it make sense to make people feel confortable on your site?

At the end of the day, I don't think you want to to turn people off and lose a sale. I love the black cat however it does contain a negative connotation. I'm bit supersticious but I'd still buy from your site. smile

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#11 10-04-2006 17:33:09

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Re: Strangest Question I'll Ever Post On The Forum!

Swtich over to using a calico cat.  They're good luck in most of the world smile


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#12 10-04-2006 18:15:15

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Re: Strangest Question I'll Ever Post On The Forum!

They're only good luck as long as you don't skin them wink


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#13 10-06-2006 15:10:09

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Re: Strangest Question I'll Ever Post On The Forum!

Well... I'm just gonna keep my fingers crossed that people who visit the site are not superstitious.
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#14 01-17-2007 13:26:03

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Re: Strangest Question I'll Ever Post On The Forum!

how about making the cat a grey with some shading...? at least then its the same logo but minus the 'black' cat...?

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#15 02-09-2007 11:18:56

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Re: Strangest Question I'll Ever Post On The Forum!

My two cents...

Well, I'm not superstitious, not even one bit.  And I love your black cat.  It's got a great expression on it's face.  Like it's saying, "I'm not afraid to be different." 

It makes me think that the site owners aren't afraid to be different either, leading me to conclude that your  skins are probably unique, as well.  I'm sold.

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