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T-Shirt 'Action' Shots?

Postby umbrae » Sun Aug 26, 2007 1:08 am UTC

Our friend Ryan at Dinosaur Comics tends to use 'action shots' of his t-shirts to great success. People wearing it, that is.

I think XKCD would probably get a lot more shirts sold if it did this also! Surely the image fodder could easily be supplied by members of the fora.

Thoughts, guys?

Do you mean like these?

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Postby Hawknc » Sun Aug 26, 2007 3:33 pm UTC

To the anonymod: I think kind of like that, but reader-submitted is what umbrae is talking about. Plus we have many more shirts to choose from since those pictures were taken.

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Postby RealGrouchy » Sun Aug 26, 2007 4:16 pm UTC

I'm pretty sure that there's a thread somewhere of xkcd sightings.

If that doesn't satisfy you, take a photo and start your own bloody thread.

I don't see why the site admins should do everything that someone suggests, when that someone can go and do it themself.

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Postby LE4dGOLEM » Sun Aug 26, 2007 4:40 pm UTC

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Postby RealGrouchy » Sun Aug 26, 2007 4:59 pm UTC

Conceivably, someone could create such a thread and bump the thread, so I'd say no.

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Postby Vaniver » Sun Aug 26, 2007 5:03 pm UTC

I think the point is that the shots would be posted in the store, instead of on the forum; just creating a thread about it is insufficient to reach that goal.
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Postby RealGrouchy » Sun Aug 26, 2007 5:16 pm UTC

Yes, but clearly the handlers of the store don't have any interest in soliciting such photos, so if such a collection is to be assembled, it will be initiated by a user.

Your decision to post in this thread after the suggestion to lock it makes me reconsider my position...

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Postby scrt_rbt_agnt » Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:51 pm UTC

i'm on ryan's merch page. :oops:


also, i think that pictures of xkcd fans wearing xkcd tshirts definitely is good advertising.
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Postby davean » Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:13 pm UTC

We've gotten submissions and put them up, I'm considering a more advanced system in the new store I'm writing.

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Postby umbrae » Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:17 pm UTC

Ok, I'm glad this wasn't locked yet.

What I was suggesting was that -in the store-, where each individual shirt is shown, 'Action Shots' might be very effective regarding marketing. I know I like to see a shirt ACTUALLY ON someone before I buy it.

shirtpics/ goes a long way towards that - but I think having a more effective way of displaying those pictures next to the shirts they display would be good.

This isn't something a mod could do. This is something XKCD or Davean would probably have to do. I'm not saying "DO IT!", I'm just saying, if they want to sell more shirts, it'd probably help!

I.E. it was a suggestion, RG. If someone with authority said, "Great idea!" I'm sure a thread would be created in General soliciting users to post their shirt pics!

Edit: Davean posted while I was. Awesome News!


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