TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

ICEd Business Card

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by pdxgibby, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. pdxgibby

    pdxgibby Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2015
    Messages:
    266
    Location:
    Tualatin, Oregon
    I've placed a large order for business cards in glossy to leave behind when you get ICEd. The hope is that this will alert people that unintentionally did this to pay more attention in the future.

    I have created a listing selling packages of 50 cards for $10 (including domestic US shipping). They will begin shipping on 12/1/15.

    http://www.panjo.com/buy/iced-business-cards-237997
     
  2. JenniferQ

    JenniferQ Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2015
    Messages:
    974
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    got my order in! Thanks!
     
  3. RMan

    RMan Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2015
    Messages:
    64
    Location:
    Central Oregon
    Thanks pdxgibby. Order submitted.
     
  4. Electric700

    Electric700 Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2013
    Messages:
    987
    Location:
    Florida, United States
    I like the card except for the line right before the last line, which I would change to "If you are not driving an EV, please do not park in an EV charging parking space." That seems to be a little bit more friendly than "We don't park our EVs at your gas pump, so please don't park at our charger."

    Actually, I have seen others here who needed to park in front of a gas pump with their EVs for the simple reason that they needed a snack at the gas station.
     
  5. TexasEV

    TexasEV Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2013
    Messages:
    3,787
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Better yet, "please do not park in an EV charging space". Leave out the idea that it's a parking space.
     
  6. Electric700

    Electric700 Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2013
    Messages:
    987
    Location:
    Florida, United States
    Agreed!
     
  7. pdxgibby

    pdxgibby Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2015
    Messages:
    266
    Location:
    Tualatin, Oregon
    Thanks you guys. I appreciate all the feedback. I'll be placing the new order tonight -- so any feedback really is welcome. Here is my proposal (and feedback is welcome):

    "Notice of Inconsideration

    Do you realize that you are blocking an Electric Vehicle charger?

    You may be preventing someone from getting the charge they need to reach their destination. Please keep an eye out for EV chargers in the future and try to park elsewhere.

    Thanks!"
     
  8. liuping

    liuping Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2013
    Messages:
    1,858
    Location:
    San Diego
    I definitely like this version better. It's more informational, less confrontational.

    I'd even take it one step further and change the title to just "Notice". "Notice of Inconsideration" seem like it would tune some people out right at the start.
     
  9. Khatsalano

    Khatsalano Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2015
    Messages:
    648
    Location:
    San Mateo, CA
    I agree. This is quite antagonistic and promotes an us vs. them attitude. 100,000 Tesla owners isn't going to solve global climate change alone. Instead of antagonizing soon-to-be EV owners, let's bridge relationships through education and leave it at that.

    I also think the title, "Notice of Inconsideration" is inflammatory. When was the last time you wanted to help someone out who called you a name or an adjective? Perhaps something more neutral.

    - K
     
  10. pdxgibby

    pdxgibby Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2015
    Messages:
    266
    Location:
    Tualatin, Oregon
    You guys are right. I'll tone it down a bit. For those that have already ordered a set, I will send you a note and explain the changes. Thanks for workshopping this with me.
     
  11. AWDtsla

    AWDtsla Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2013
    Messages:
    2,135
    Location:
    NE
    Doesn't even matter. When's the last time you saw _anything_ put under your wiper and you were pleased to see it? A winning lottery ticket or some $100 bills, sure...

    Recalling when I found Kony leaflets...
     
  12. f-stop

    f-stop Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2015
    Messages:
    580
    Location:
    Vancouver BC, Canada
    Too early for me to have been inconvenienced with this problem, but that's the first thing I thought when I saw this card. perhaps a very simple "A Friendly Reminder" as the title ?
     
  13. California Roll

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2015
    Messages:
    57
    Location:
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Please do not put the note on an F-250 or Dodge RAM covered with dirt. Nothing good would come of it.
     
  14. pdxgibby

    pdxgibby Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2015
    Messages:
    266
    Location:
    Tualatin, Oregon
    Hahaha! Probably right.

    Anyway, I updated the design with this feedback and have placed the order. Please, no more feedback. It's not changing. :) Feel free to place your order for a kinder-gentler card. :)

    http://www.panjo.com/buy/iced-business-cards-237997
     
  15. JenniferQ

    JenniferQ Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2015
    Messages:
    974
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Haha! Actually, being from Texas, I am always floored when I see a pickup with a Hillary or Bernie sticker here in CA. Massive Paradigm shift! Brain confuzzled. In a good way

    - - - Updated - - -

    I like this final version. A kinder, gentler reminder indeed. Thanks for your efforts and all of our editors, too!
     
  16. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2015
    Messages:
    4,875
    Location:
    NoVa
    The wording is good, but the last word "elsewhere" doesn't look visually appealing on it's own line.

    Yeah, yeah, I'm bad at following directions
     
  17. pdxgibby

    pdxgibby Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2015
    Messages:
    266
    Location:
    Tualatin, Oregon
    Ahem. I think you should go

    elsewhere
     
  18. Khatsalano

    Khatsalano Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2015
    Messages:
    648
    Location:
    San Mateo, CA
    Gibby, don't get us wrong though. You're stepping up and doing the right thing, which is more than I can say for myself since all I did was contribute language edits. Thank you for being a great ambassador for us. I'll order some.

    - K
     
  19. JenniferQ

    JenniferQ Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2015
    Messages:
    974
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    "its"* own line; and, actually, I like it because it stands alone and helps them remember to park "ELSEWHERE." :wink:
     
  20. pdxgibby

    pdxgibby Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2015
    Messages:
    266
    Location:
    Tualatin, Oregon
    Not at all. Really glad people offered their feedback. I tend to be a bit, what's my wife call it, direct?
     

Share This Page