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    Question Do you do anything for Christmas on your forum?

    Hey everyone, we've just launched our Christmas themed header

    www.talkfreelance.com please tell me what you think? We're also launching our promotion today where we will be giving away over $1,000 in prizes over the next 24 days....does anyone else do anything special for the holidays?

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    We're just planning to launch a special Christmas-themed skin, and perhaps a few contests. We're not exactly sure yet.
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    Talkfreelance - beautiful header, I really love it...would love to do something similar with mine - Right now I haven't done anything more than adding a santa hat to my avatar

    I have been a bit cautious because I realize that even though the majority of my members live in America, I have a lot of members from elsewhere - some of whom do not celebrate Christmas...I would hate to offend anybody by forcing my holiday upon them...has anybody else ever thought about this - any ways to prevent those feelings?

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    on my site, being a music based site

    we run a CD- kris kringle

    basically whoever wants to get involved PM's the admins with their address and on the 5th of december we do a draw, different people get different people, and the idea is that you send that person a cd of music you like,

    the concept being that you might find some new bands you like, we try to get them to use mp3's from smaller bands so as to infringe as little on copying copyrighted music and so that unsigned bands can plug themselves ect ect.

    its prooved very popular last year and this year the members asked for it in november saying they hoped it would be back this year.

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    I do not change any of my sites for any holiday. I figure there is more than enough places that try to capitalize on each holiday for profit. I figure my sites can be a refuge from in your face holiday marketing tactics. Besides holidays are very culturally and geographically specific and a wide range of people from many different cultures access my sites.
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    Good points KLB, I just thought it would be abit of a fresh face for Christmas...glad you like GTA, Bannersmall did the design work on my current one and I was very pleased with the results!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talkfreelance
    Good points KLB, I just thought it would be abit of a fresh face for Christmas...
    I'm afraid I'm pretty much a design minimalist anyways. Lets just say any graphics artist who depended on me for income would starve to death and if you visit my main site you'd better like reading because pictures are an endangered species.
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    I put some snow on the forum. Maybe change the buttons and layout to have some snow and x-mas lights on them. You do have to cater to those who are non-christmas as well, so you shouldn't put too much emphasis on the holiday.
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    Talkfreelance, I'd also like to say the header looks great. I'm adding a few Christmas skins to my counter site, but nothing more to any of the others. I like to do little additions for Holidays, but it seems I'm just to bogged down by everything else this year.

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    We have added a Christmas skin to our forum - members love it thus far.
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    Well, I made a snowy logo and put it up tonight


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    Quote Originally Posted by GTAce
    Well, I made a snowy logo and put it up tonight


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    Looks good... Do your members love it?
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    I am having a contest to give a free domain name and hosting .. other than that .. I just work on the content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpvr
    Looks good... Do your members love it?
    I hope so! Havent had many comments, but I'm sure that's just because people don't want to create a new thread about the logo

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    VGRC had a simple Christmas header contest awhile ago. Nothing big, but it was fun.


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