User talk:Mang433

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New Branding and Web Sites

I'm looking for guidance and examples supporting the new branding and web sites. Some of the challenges I've noted is that the branding guidance is really focused on traditional branding using physical media more than web. This is fine for the organization or printer under contract but creates unnecessary expenses and inconvenience for groups and volunteers running websites.

  • The fonts Bliss2 and Conference Call BH Line Two are all proprietary and need to be licensed annually. No second choices are given.
  • The Pantome colours are also proprietary and RGB equivalents are not given for all the colours. No free conversion tools exist. Also, the use of different colours for uncoated and coated stock lend to confusion when picking screen colours.
  • The lack of guidance in this area will lead to inconsistencies in volunteer projects.

I've done some investigation in this area, but was hoping to find some guidance that I may have missed. I'm also willing to share what I've found. --Mang433 11:34, 12 October 2011 (EDT)

I would suggest speaking with either J Anderson (Deputy National Commissioner - Marketing and Communications; j.anderson[at]scouts.ca) or John Petitti (Executive Director - Marketing and Communications; jpetitti[at]scouts.ca) about these items, as I am sure either will be able to assist you in some capacity. --Brandon 07:20, 14 October 2011 (EDT)

Wiki e-mail

The wiki seems to be configure to send mail on behalf of my configured email account. Some email systems (like gmail) are configured to reject these. I think the wiki needs to be configured with a no-reply [1] and a reply-to [2] address. --David Gamey - Mang @ 433rd Toronto 19:42, 12 October 2011 (EDT)

I would suggest sending these awesome suggestions to wiki[at]scouts.ca. I'm not sure who is behind it but either way I am sure they're listening! They might also appreciate the extra conversation over on http://talkscouts.ca. --Brandon 07:31, 14 October 2011 (EDT)

I'm behind it and I am listening! Thanks David, that "Email this user" feature is now working. Note that emails come from "wiki@scouts.ca", but the reply-to is the user's email address. A great way to send a private message to a wiki user without revealing their email, unless they choose to reply. --SteveMatheson 04:55, 17 October 2011 (EDT)