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      03-01-2008, 11:36 AM   #177
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Mantis check out your avatar, I can't read the letters in red, maybe some other color, what do our founding members have to say?
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      03-01-2008, 11:36 AM   #178
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Okay i cleaned it up a bit (canvas size fixed, text thickened a bit)

there's a watermark, not sure if u guys can read it. it says AUTOS FOR PUSSIES

another edit: do you guys know the max siggy size we can do? i want to resize it for people so they dont have to deal with that
Try making the gate lines shorter so that the letters are larger and legible. Also, did you swap the 6 and T on purpose? I'd skip the watermark.
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      03-01-2008, 11:43 AM   #179
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Mantis check out your avatar, I can't read the letters in red, maybe some other color, what do our founding members have to say?
i be fixing that
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Try making the gate lines shorter so that the letters are larger and legible. Also, did you swap the 6 and T on purpose? I'd skip the watermark.
i was joking about the watermark

yah i swapped to put the 6 where it belongs, but it dont matter.. just a thought. i was wondering if you guys would catch it hehe... want me to swap it back?

i'll fix the rest
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      03-01-2008, 11:47 AM   #180
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yah i swapped to put the 6 where it belongs, but it dont matter.. just a thought. i was wondering if you guys would catch it hehe... want me to swap it back?

i'll fix the rest
I'd rather have it read 6 M T.
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      03-01-2008, 11:53 AM   #181
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I'd rather have it read 6 M T.
FINE!!! hahah jk

okay, how about now?
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      03-01-2008, 11:53 AM   #182
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As the Predisent, I will put in place the following process for the club to pick its logo:

1. Mantis develops his version further.
2. We come up with at least another alternative (3 is a better number to chose from).
3. When they are finalized, I will start a poll with all the alternatives club members can vote for.

So far we have:
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      03-01-2008, 12:00 PM   #183
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okay am i restricted to having the word "club 6mt" and having a shift pattern or can i try different stuff?

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      03-01-2008, 12:13 PM   #184
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okay am i restricted to having the word "club 6mt" and having a shift pattern or can i try different stuff?
You should develop what you would like to develop. Diversity of ideas is best. I was just expressing my opinion. No need to stick to it. We want as many variations as possible represented in the poll, and we should have several. So, it might actually be better to go back to T 6 M as another alternative! You can propose multiple alternatives if you'd like.

P.S. I like the idea of trying different colors for the letters, what you were trying earlier. Messing with background colors would be good, too. I'm out of time on this one...
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      03-01-2008, 12:49 PM   #185
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Fixed proportions a bit. The letters needed to be larger.
Yes, I'm likely this a whole lot for an avatar!
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      03-01-2008, 12:53 PM   #186
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first shot at it. tell me what i should change
Great shot! Could you add the letters CLUB and 6MT like you did on the later versions (letters in blue would be great) to this first attempt. Guess that'd be my favourite.


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      03-01-2008, 01:03 PM   #187
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FINE!!! hahah jk

okay, how about now?
I think this is cool for a siggy, but I like Lucid's "clean" version for an avatar. You could replace the square portion on the far left of your current siggy with this charcoal one and I think it would look cool. PS the two E92 images on the right with JzB, IB, SSII, etc and you could crank out a whole family of siggies that are personalized to the owner's car color
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      03-01-2008, 01:07 PM   #188
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You didn't speak to the throw length issue. Do you feel it's sufficiently "short"? Also, some have complained of the console interfering with shift action. Do you notice that?

Thanks for your thoughts.
just to clarify and make sure we're on the same page, i take "throw length" to mean the distance from engaging N-1st, 1st-N-2nd etc.. regardless of length/height of the knob. (ie a shorter knob only gives you the "feeling" that the throws are reduced, but in actual fact, only the knob travel is reduced.)

I think the stock throw length is a bit long. I'd prefer a slightly shorter throw length with a shorter lever/knob to enable quicker more precise shifts.

The only part of the console interfering is the i-drive controller. i do occasionally get a slight "brushing" of my forearm when shifting in-and-out of the even gears. nothing too irritating though, but if you have something on the i-drive monitor, this may cause a change in the selection. eg i-pod song toggle.

as far as i know, we shouldn't be resting our hands on the gear knob as this may cause some mechanical abrasions within the gears, so i try not to have my shifting arm near the console area when not changing gears (ie both hands on the s-wheel or my shifting arm on the arm rest).

how about yourself? any views on the throw length and knob travel distance?

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Better late than never, I want in on the heel and toe club!!!!!!
I have a 6MT double hump, edc, sedan on her way.
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      03-01-2008, 02:51 PM   #190
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Better late than never, I want in on the heel and toe club!!!!!!
I have a 6MT double hump, edc, sedan on her way.
Welcome to the club!


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PS: What's the maximum sig size? Anybody know?
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      03-01-2008, 04:18 PM   #191
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Welcome to the club!


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PS: What's the maximum sig size? Anybody know?
South, I like the pic in you avatar. Where did that come from? Can you extend the frame just a bit more so that it is obvious that it is a shifter?
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      03-01-2008, 04:21 PM   #192
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South, I like the pic in you avatar. Where did that come from? Can you extend the frame just a bit more so that it is obvious that it is a shifter?
Yeah, nice, only I think a font other than Times Roman (something more contemporary) would be better.
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South, I like the pic in you avatar. Where did that come from? Can you extend the frame just a bit more so that it is obvious that it is a shifter?
I made that based on a press pic:
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Yeah, nice, only I think a font other than Times Roman (something more contemporary) would be better.
The font is called "High Tower". Do you have a recommendation or sample of a font you're preferring?


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very nice! i like the 2nd one for sure.
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PS: What's the maximum sig size? Anybody know?
max size for? avi i assume? i tried 120x100 and it worked
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Personally I prefer that font as it's more in keeping with the M badge.
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      03-01-2008, 06:12 PM   #198
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The logo idea is genius guys...

I hope you founding fathers don't mind me adding the logo to my sig. This was my favorite version because I think that the positioning of the letters mimics the pattern on the stick better. I'll post up pics of the 3rd pedal hopefully in less than a month!
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