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We have just added a new section where the Shop previously was, called "Resources".  This section now contains the shop, and also a section called "Stationery".

This new page will feature leaflet and card designs that we can all use to spread the word about the site.  The images are of a high resolution, facilitating high-quality printing for posting in public places and any private places where a member may seek permission from the owner to post a notice.

Files are in PNG and PSD format.  PNG files are viewable in most browsers and image viewers, PSD files are for graphics artists to edit in Adobe Photoshop.  As always, comments are welcome.

Comments  

 
# uilleam_beag 2010-11-14 20:57
Hi Online Ed. Sorry to be a pedant, but unless there's a new section that's standing still, I believe this should be titled "stationery".
 
 
# ScotlandUnspun 2010-11-14 21:04
you want to volunteer as an editor;)
?
And I know what your name means, haha.
 
 
# uilleam_beag 2010-11-14 21:13
Aye, it's a professional obsession, Unspun.

Slainte!
 
 
# David Lyon 2010-11-14 21:04
Guilty as charged, that was me, not the Ed.

My ninja-editing was too weak. I knew someone would notice it.
 
 
# uilleam_beag 2010-11-14 21:11
That's what the community's for. Keep up the good work!
 
 
# G. P. Walrus 2010-11-14 21:10
You might want to point out that we need to be logged in to access Stationery. If not an unhelpful 404 Not Found results.
 
 
# David Lyon 2010-11-14 21:13
It's possible you tried to access it while I was editing the section name to correct the typo. Try again now.
 
 
# cynicalHighlander 2010-11-14 21:14
It worked for me before I signed in.
 
 
# G. P. Walrus 2010-11-14 21:53
That could well have been it. You had edited "Stationary" just as I accessed it.
 
 
# cynicalHighlander 2010-11-14 21:12
I am sure there other outlets.
printers: vistaprint.co.uk/.../...
 
 
# David Lyon 2010-11-14 21:20
Hi cynical, these images are for exactly that purpose... for people to either print themselves or through companies such as Vista Print.
 
 
# Gill 2010-11-14 21:29
Love it, love the poster, really punchy, in a good way.
Well done guys/gals?
 
 
# Roll_On_2011 2010-11-14 21:44
Just one word of advice, have you run the A4 poster past a solicitor?
 
 
# ScotlandUnspun 2010-11-14 21:47
Very good point Ed. Let's make sure we can't get taken off air! I can't think of anyone who'd want to do that ;)
 
 
# David Lyon 2010-11-14 21:55
Good point Roll.

I'll pull that pending a minor edit.

Feel free to suggest an alternative wording.
 
 
# Gill 2010-11-14 22:03
That explains why the link to the poster from fb doesn't work!!
Now I want to read it again to comment :(
 
 
# David Lyon 2010-11-14 22:05
Minor edit done. Keep the feedback coming.
 
 
# Roll_On_2011 2010-11-14 22:13
Looks Good to me
 
 
# Gill 2010-11-15 00:24
give me the new link please
bing bong
astrud gilbreto
 
 
# G. P. Walrus 2010-11-14 22:03
These are great. I will be happy to print and distribute the business cards.
 
 
# nipper 2010-11-14 22:28
These design's are very good i'll make sure to use them next time I get a load of cards printed,I like the poster to will be printing a good few off for the next few weeks,months for as long as it takes to let the people of Scotland realise there being feed lie's every single day..

Online-Ed could you give us an update on new members I really miss the forum section I used to checked every day for new members..
Thanks very much.

Nipper.
 
 
# Roll_On_2011 2010-11-14 22:32
Can I second that, although I did not use the forum much I do miss the stats page.

Perhaps it can be put into the 'resources' menu.
 
 
# macgilleleabhar 2010-11-14 22:35
I have just been having my usual "lurk"through some of the postings and found the "Off Topic"comments on the FoI ruling concerning funding interesting.
I have no idea what the "Vision" of the creators of Newsnet Scotland have but I think it may be interesting to look at the advantages and disadvantages of forming a co-operative
I may be talking nonsense!
Any comments?
 
 
# ScotlandUnspun 2010-11-14 22:47
macgilleleabha,
All things are being considered. I wanted to see if there was interest in this idea - clearly there is. There are other models/issues to consider too. Now is a time of development.. Your feelings are noted, thanks!
 
 
# nipper 2010-11-14 22:52
That's the poster up on facebook..

Nipper.
 
 
# pinkrose 2010-11-14 22:55
Off topic, lovely song

www.youtube.com/.../
 
 
# ScotlandUnspun 2010-11-14 23:02
Wonderful pinkrose! I'll be moving this around..

Definately a contender for a Newsnet anthem. Previously I was thinking about the song Dignity by Deacon Blue.
 
 
# nipper 2010-11-14 23:06
I'll second that ScotlandUnspun it would be a great anthem for Newsnet.

Nipper.

Here's there contact to see if you would be ok to use it as Newsnet's anthem.

GeneralManager. :http://www.albannachmusic.com/contact/contact.php
 
 
# ScotlandUnspun 2010-11-14 23:30
Although it does have to be said that Restless Natives resonates too: www.youtube.com/.../
 
 
# nipper 2010-11-14 23:03
Yes Pinkrose it is a lovely song a favorite of mine it gets played most day's in the car the miss's is a bit sick of me playing Albannach all the time.

Nipper.
 
 
# Legerwood 2010-11-14 23:02
The business cards etc. look good but I am not sure about the poster content. Whether the stories you have highlighted would attract people to the site or not is debatable. I do not think they give the full flavour of the subjects covered on the site. For example, articles on the economy or what is happening re renewables or apprenticeships or Labour and the Council Tax - which from the news this evening seems to be raising its head again.

As it stands I think if I did not know Newsnet Scotland then the articles you have highlighted would suggest conspiracy theories, paranoia and, sorry about this, the dismissive and perjoritive 'cybernats'.

Why not just a poster with a selection of article titles from the last few weeks - punchier and gives a better impression of the range of areas covered and so whet people's curiosity and draw them in. It would also mean that the poster could be updated every few weeks to keep it current.

Just an opinion
 
 
# ScotlandUnspun 2010-11-14 23:07
Aye Legerwood,
I think to counter your argument that posters are usually for activists and not for casual consumption. However, I agree with you - people don't want anything in your face IMHO. I think we need to raise issues softly - people are sick of politicians making noise which is what unionism has caused..

On the other hand, we can all design different posters and people can print off what they like..
 
 
# Legerwood 2010-11-14 23:35
The danger with people doing their own thing with the posters is that you may diminish the brand, send mixed messages about what the site is about and what it is covering and, as was mentioned above, there are possible legal issues.

The Go Lassie Go blog (joanmcalpine.typepad.com/.../) had an interesting article posted today which made various points that are relevant to Newsnet and it positioning itself in competition to mainstream media. If that is what newsnet wants to do then it has to demonstrate in its advertising that it covers a wider spectrum than the current poster suggests. The topics in the poster suggest a narrower more specialised content which would not attract a wider audience and would in many cases put people off.

By the way I think Newsnet does cover a wide range of issues and draws on other sites and range of contributors which is one of its strengths and attractions. If it did not I would not keep checking it every day.

Now I am off to bed. Will check tomorrow.
 
 
# Robabody 2010-11-14 23:33
As per an earlier post can we have a "T" shirt with Jackie Baillie's smiling face and the words "It's the Alcohol Stupid" printed across it? Ditto one with Iain Gray and "I'll tax the daft jocks until the haggis squeaks"? Ok not in the best of taste, it's Sunday night and it's late, forget it.
 
 
# GrassyKnollington 2010-11-14 23:36
lol, I'll take 2 dozen of each.
 
 
# GrassyKnollington 2010-11-14 23:42
How about a triumphant, grinning, Wendy Alexander face on a T-shirt with the words,

"You can't get me, I'm part of the union".

Joking aside, it seems to be true.
 
 
# Gill 2010-11-15 00:09
It certainly does
 
 
# Robabody 2010-11-15 14:34
Many a true word spoken in jest GK
 
 
# GavB 2010-11-14 23:51
I like the cards, they inspired me to work on some additional merchandising ideas.

flic.kr/p/8Tph46

What other awards to we need?
 
 
# ScotlandUnspun 2010-11-14 23:53
Excellent GavB,

But surely we have to have Newsnet Scotland awards for dodgiest politician of the year as voted by the readers..?
 
 
# GavB 2010-11-15 00:27
Yup, quite right. The politicians need the gold version.

flic.kr/p/8TsShQ
 
 
# GavB 2010-11-15 11:15
OK, last attempt to get this out of my system. I thought the Newsnet Logo was too classy to grace a dodgy politicians mantelpiece.

Drawing pictures might seem a strange reaction, but these guys make me so angry.

This is more appropriate.

flic.kr/p/8Txzer

BTW, I have my car sticker on order.
 
 
# uilleam_beag 2010-11-16 04:43
I love it. I think we need to organise an awards ceremony -- they won't show but no matter. It'd be a good way to generate interest in the site!

Sometime around Burns Night might go down well...
 
 
# Robabody 2010-11-15 14:35
Like it!
 
 
# Gill 2010-11-15 00:19
 
 
# kofk 2010-11-15 03:23
dodgiest politicians in a unionist Scotland would be like shooting fish in a barrell,Energy ,Energy, Energy,..is why the westmonster has us under their control
 
 
# kofk 2010-11-15 03:38
Energy, Energy,Energy, but within saying that id probably go for that Smurf shallow defence monster for dodgiest...all the best NewsnetScotland
 
 
# Robabody 2010-11-15 14:42
While we are thinking about awards what about journalists and / or MSM titles? For me it was the straw and camel moment re the Herald and the Alex Salmond fundraiser. "Infamous" used many times and then nothing when the case against him was flung out. How embarrassing also for the hosts in the Asian community. No apology to them either.
 
 
# Leal 2010-11-15 22:13
The Propaganda war against Scots self determination is well and truly on .
With more and more of The John Bull club antics spewing out at us daily.



Keep it Short: 3 word phrases work really well.

Labour's Bankrupt Britain
London's Bankrupt Britain
I'ts Scotland's Oil
It's Scotland Energy
End London Rule
End London Cuts
Fight London Cuts.

And that's only the ones I can think of.

Loads more I'm sure !
 
 
# uilleam_beag 2010-11-16 04:34
Definitely, Leal. It's time for the gloves to come off; we have to stop being apologetic about talking about independence and really shout about it.

It's oor nation
Jus dae't [OK, might have a copyright problem there]
Be a nation again
Alba says 'aye'!
 
 
# Leal 2010-11-16 13:35
With all Unionist Media Outlets Consistently telling barefaced Lies because they Know they can get away with it , it is definately time to take the Gloves off and get tore intae this Propaganda war Big Style.
It's up to us .
They would Do it to us and are doing it to us daily day.

Paper/ Printer/Stickers/Ink/ Ideas = Getting your message out.
Mock your opponents, Inspire your own Folk.
Unionist Leaflets can be Gathered , Doctored for your needs and
re-distributed. Unionist Party colours can be mimicked also.

The List is Endless.

Remember, Your Enemy/Opponent can and will do much worse to Scotland simply because they have the resources and Media Backing and they can also do exactly the same as you would do.

Just Dinna Swear.( it'll pit Folk aff)
 

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