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The ultimate internet community for sailors... by sailors. 26 30.59%
Surf into the Cruisers Forum and sail away informed 13 15.29%
A cyber community of real people living the dream, or dreaming the life. Come cruise on-line with us. Your welcome aboard. 5 5.88%
"To Ask Or Not To Ask" - Goto Cruisers & Sailing Forums 3 3.53%
Ask Not What Your Boat Can Do For You - Ask Us What We Can Do For Your Boat 5 5.88%
Don't Leave Harbour Without Us 15 17.65%
Boating Talk From Anchors to Zephyrs 10 11.76%
Cruising boats, Cruising people, Cruising answers 42 49.41%
Cruising Yachts Online 7 8.24%
The Essential Worldwide Guide for Yachtsmen 10 11.76%
Where Sailors New & Old Seek Answers & Share Ideas 22 25.88%
Sailing Cruisers Discussion Group 15 17.65%
Oceans of Friendly Sailors Exchanging Knowledge 16 18.82%
The Cruisers Community 31 36.47%
Connecting Sailors to the sailing community 11 12.94%
The Online Community For Sailors & Wannabe's 18 21.18%
Exploring New Frontiers of the Bluewater & Coastal Cruising Lifestyle 3 3.53%
Connecting Sailors with The best kept secret in Bluewater & Coastal Cruising 3 3.53%
Visit, catch up, chat, dream and discuss all things cruising 8 9.41%
Power and Sail Questions Answered 6 7.06%
Seamanship and Maintenance Techniques Discussed 7 8.24%
All That's Needed to Know about Boats 3 3.53%
Expert Cruising Answers 6 7.06%
Cruisers Forum 4C4U 0 0%
World Wide Sailors & Cruisers forum 27 31.76%
Oceans of Friendly People 11 12.94%
Transglobal Cruisers & Sailors From anywhere for anyone 3 3.53%
Sail into your future 3 3.53%
Global sailing village online 13 15.29%
Real Cruisers, Real Answers 26 30.59%
The ultimate cruising destination 17 20.00%
Where cruising sailors exchange information, ideas, & experience 18 21.18%
Cruisers & Sailing Forums 26 30.59%
Where Seasoned Sailors Answer Your Sailing Questions 5 5.88%
Boating - Living It, Loving It, Sharing It 24 28.24%
The Worldwide Blue Yonder Community 2 2.35%
For Planning and Voyaging into the Wide Blue Yonder! 3 3.53%
Ask and Ye shall Be Answered 4 4.71%
Sailing & Bluewater Cruising Community 26 30.59%
Connecting Sailors & Cruisers Worldwide 31 36.47%
Connecting Oceans of Friendly Sailors 10 11.76%
Where Friendly Informed Sailors Meet 12 14.12%
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Old 19-02-2007, 20:06   #1
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Round 1 - Tagline Vote

Well it took us a lot longer to get all the entries but as usual Cruisers Forum members reached above and beyond all expectations to submit 43 excellent entries for our tag line contest!
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"A name alone just isn't enough. You've got to explain in a few words what it is you do. That's the job of the tagline.

Remember, unless you're terribly famous, no one knows what you do or what you sell. That's why you need a tagline. It's one of the smartest investments you'll make.

The name you give your company along with your tagline can make or break you. " ~ Freelance Copywriter, Direct Mail Copywriter, Radio Copywriter - freelance copywriting
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"Your tag line should be 'catchy' and it should speak directly to your target audience and differentiation. A good place to start is to make a list of all the things that differentiate your offerings from your competitors. Then think about which of those differentiators is compelling to your target audience."
Please keep the above in mind when you are voting.

In order for this contest not to be a popularity contest I have "hidden" the entry thread and posted all the entries into this vote in a random order.

Here are the rules of Round 1 Voting:
  • Vote for up to 12 of your favorie taglines by checking off the boxes of the taglines that you like the most.
  • You can vote for less then 12 but we really ask you to try and vote for 12 in this round. It will help us filter out the best entries.
  • You can also vote for more then 12 if there are some you really like but we ask you to try and keep it to 12 if possible.
  • We have not determined how many entires will make it to the second round yet, that will be determined by what the vote results tell us
  • Expect another round (maybe even two) of filtering before we have our final vote between the top few entries.
  • This voting might seem like overkill but your participation is crucial. hopefully the best entries will be filtered out in this process and then we will vote to select the best from these last few
Thanks again for your participation with this. I feel very confident that we will end up with the perfect tagline when this process is over!!!
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Is it too jingoistic of me to request that "Harbour" be changed to "harbor" ?
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mate, it is harbour!
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maybe we should vote on the spelling of harbour. Don't let Alan vote though, he can't spell.
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My spelling is getting better but,apparently my comprehension sucks a bit.Pointed out with good intention.Mudnut.
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"Cruising boats, Cruising people, Cruising answers" is marginally ahead at the moment.

If this one makes it to a second round, can I suggest adding a variant :

"Cruising boats, Cruising people, Cruising questions, Cruising answers"
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mate, it is harbour!
I don't like having to key in the extra u but I agree: "harbour" it is!
Unles we start speling werds any wey we feel laik.
Wat's rong with cruzin' for instans?
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If amendments are being accepted*, ess105’s suggestion could be shortened to:
"Cruising boats, people, questions, & answers"

* And I’m not necessarily suggesting they be.

skipperaris: There’s no ‘a’ nor ‘s’ in wutz. (I no this cuz I ar wun)
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skipperaris: There’s no ‘a’ nor ‘s’ in wutz. (I no this cuz I ar wun)
Hmmm it seems I slipped again.

Do you know the story of the Irish priest who was taking confessions from the women in the village?

I better not say it here. Email me if you want it.
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maybe we should vote on the spelling of harbour. Don't let Alan vote though, he can't spell.
I'll vote by proxy for everyon in America... It's "harbor"

Tell you what. Lest I be accused of acting unilaterally.... If you all will agree to stop adding extra "u"s to words like color and harbor, we'll start calling the letter "Zee" "Zed."

Agreed?
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I'll vote by proxy for everyon in America... It's "harbor"

Tell you what. Lest I be accused of acting unilaterally.... If you all will agree to stop adding extra "u"s to words like color and harbor, we'll start calling the letter "Zee" "Zed."

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What about "e" s in everyone?

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When Webster developed the "American" dictionary, he deliberately changed the spelling of many words in order to drive a wedge between the languages. The hope was that the languages would diverge from that point and the world would have a new language - American. As far as I'm concerned, this disqualifies all Americans from any discussion around the correct spelling of English.
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CANADIAN ENGLISH VS. AMERICAN ENGLISH
Or
Whose language is it anyway? (Oh, well, er ...)

"In Canada we have enough to do keeping up with two spoken languages without trying to invent slang, so we just go right ahead and use English for literature, Scotch for sermons and American for conversation." ~ Stephen Leacock

A few terms that need clarifying:

Billion:
The British say that a billion is a million million (1,000,000,000,000).
Americans say that a billion is only a thousand million (1,000,000,000), and insist that a million million is actually a trillion.
Canadians have no idea what either are talking about, never having had more than a thousand of anything worthwhile.

Gallon:
A British gallon is different from an American gallon. Canadians, of course, use neither. A British gallon is 4.5 Canadian litres and an American gallon is 3.8 Cdn litres.

Eh?:
A famous Canadian way of ending sentences. In case you were wondering, it usually means "don't you think?"

Pogey:
This is a mildly pejorative Canadian word for welfare or, unemployment insurance. (Speaking of which, unemployment insurance is now called employment insurance.)

Dick:
I’m told that only Canadians use "dick" to mean "absolutely nothing," as in, "Last weekend I did dick all." There are, of course, other meanings.

Soda vs. pop vs. coke:
Canadians drink pop. Ask for a soda and you'll get soda water, Seltzer water, sparkling water, or Club Soda. . Avoid referring to coke unless you mean a product made by Coca-Cola, or the drug that was once added to it. (There is some regional variation here.)

Two-four:
This is a case of 24 bottles of beer.

Toque:
In Canada, a toque is a knitted woollen cap. It rhymes with kook.

Zed:
As Dave admits, this is the proper way to pronounce the last letter of the alphabet (but we're to meek to insist).

I think it was Winston Churchill, ridiculing the prohibition against placing a preposition at the end of a sentence, who said:
“placing the preposition at the end of a sentence, is something, up, with which, we will not put!"
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Not sure if it's Canadian wide, but my ex from Edmonton had a habit of adding no? to the ends of questions. But then, it's a country with money named after cartoons .... Loony Tunes <G>.
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