Watford FC Imagery

Discussion in 'This Site' started by Prentice, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. Prentice

    Prentice Administrator

    You may have noticed that we have gradually started changing any forum imagery that contained the official club badge, to our own logo. The reason behind this is that you may have noticed on the wfcbadgemoose twitter account, they're now asking websites/people to not use the club badge as it's copyrighted.

    The majority of it is done by us, but in terms of signatures or avatars we'll need you to change/remove if required to do so, so anyone with an avatar that predominantly contains the club badge, needs to go unfortunately.
  2. Cude>2<

    Cude>2< First Team Captain

    What a pile a sh*t.
  3. magyarorszag

    magyarorszag Squad Player

    so we arent allowed to display the badge of the club we support? indeed what a load of ****e.

  4. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Can't we just say the badge we are using has a Hart on it, not a Moose:dismay:.

    Feel free to use our hornet logo for any forum related stuff.*

    *Meister reserves the right to charge royalties at some point in the future:naughty:
  5. Hornpete

    Hornpete Reservist

    One day you won't be allowed to use the term "Watford"
  6. magyarorszag

    magyarorszag Squad Player

    whoever at the club decided the central information point for the majority of the clubs fans are not allowed to use the badge is a ****
  7. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    We're not official. Whilst it's as bit harsh it's right. Going to be a nightmare policing it.
  8. AshdonWFC

    AshdonWFC Prediction League Champion 2011/12

    Guessing this means I need to remove my avatar then?

    *Edit: And the club badge in my signature...
  9. TheDon

    TheDon First Team

    Am I right thinking we'll still be able to use these ones?
  10. The Hornet

    The Hornet The Quiet Mod is Watching

    By all means you can use the Red X
  11. Prentice

    Prentice Administrator

    I shall clarify.
  12. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Naughty the hornet. Signature infringement.:rant:

  13. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    I think this one might pass if anyone wants to use it they're welcome
  14. Prentice

    Prentice Administrator

    Old school badges like the one Don linked to are ok to use, just to clarify.
  15. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    I note the desktop picture downloads are no longer available on the 'fishal 5hite.
  16. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    Life's too short to get too worked up about such things.. but i do wonder what the thinking is behind it?

    For me its a form of advertising.. kinda getting the 'brand' out there. Its also at no cost to the club.
  17. Alban Hornet

    Alban Hornet Squad Player

    What about mine?
  18. Norwayhornet

    Norwayhornet Squad Player

    Think the club has scored an own goal here, stupid idea as it kills a form of advertising :(
    However have changed my twitter account piccy ages ago because moose moaned , So I am not surprised ,just a little disappointed of this new penny pinching policy, mr duxbury is this another of your pearls?
  19. Norwayhornet

    Norwayhornet Squad Player

    Unless of course this is thestart of a re branding get rid of the moose , then we will have a new strip ,black and white stripes perhaps . Then next stage a new emblem calling us the UK zebras!
  20. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Wonder if they'll ask the football league show to scratch it of the window behind the presenter? wonder if they'll ask Yahoo Eurosport to stop using it.

    I've got a feeling they'll be told to do one and this will all go away in a few months.

    In the meantime, lets all be creative. I'll be handing out random orn prizes for anything that catches my eye.
  21. Prentice

    Prentice Administrator

    Yours is fine Simms.

    Anyone else unsure, just ask.
  22. Norwayhornet

    Norwayhornet Squad Player

    Come on W@4d !
  23. Alban Hornet

    Alban Hornet Squad Player

    **** off Prentice ;)
  24. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    :D Simms v2.0
  25. Prentice

    Prentice Administrator

    Ha, I didn't even think about that!
  26. Alban Hornet

    Alban Hornet Squad Player

    :D no.
  27. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    There's a conspiracy going on and I will get to the bottom of it.
  28. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    The forum logo is now available as a preloaded avatar if anyone wants to use it.
  29. StevieT

    StevieT First Year Pro

    I've been told that a change of the club badge has been discussed. I don't know what the decision was and I don't really see what benefit a change would bring.
  30. Whippendell Woods

    Whippendell Woods Squad Player

    I understood the reasoning behind the request on Twitter as to avoid people seeing an avatar with a WFC crest thinking that was an official WFC account?

    Fair enuff.

    However to extend that elsewhere can't be right, can it?

    Especially as the club shop's ability to promote the club colours and badge and get them out there in the local vicinity is pretty woeful!

    Posters above are right in that publicity, a sense of being familiar with "our club" locally is a good thing.

    Yet they don't sell much stuff in club colours, and the range of scarves, stickers and promotional ware is way inferior and below that sold by the rugby clubs lime Sarries and Wasps, let alone the NFL teams. That stuff can be dateless and classic, so all, their guff about "it doesn't sell" is cobblers.

    They haven't been trying that hard, relying on whatever reps bring in, rather than coming up with ideas themselves.

    Cheap, poor quality tat, sold in an area of some of the richest fans on the country...
  31. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    We should have a, tongue-in-cheek, competition to design the new unofficial Wfc badge..
  32. Wasn't there a number of designs posted for a new badge when the Pozzo's took over?
  33. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    Would swapping the black and yellow behind the Hart constitute a breach of copyright?
  34. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Do those with Watford tattoo's now have to get them surgically removed?
  35. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Important Announcement!

    I run my own website (similar to this one but about some other interests of mine) and we were recently contacted by Hitlerpeas.com. Apparently any use of the Hitler Pea picture is now protected by copyright. I'd take down that cryptic matchday picture if I were you Meister. It's only a matter of time before your use of Hitler Pea imagery catches their lawyers' attention.

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