Titanic Centenary Project has launched


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While on such things, I have a big steel bridge that I wish to sell for scrap. It's in Sydney and it prevents QM2 from going right up the harbour to Parramatta. Make your offers in cheques for Australian dollars only, drawn on the Bank of the Yarra.
 
Hello,

you might want to to rethink your slogan/poster centennial approach etc.. The Titanic sank on April 15, not April 14. Just a minor point.
Dave, what color is the bridge? ;)

Best,
Eric
 
Hi!, yeah but it started to sink on the 14th, also depending on where you live in the world.. but yeah it was pointed out to me on the modelling forum that because the slogan reads "100 years below" it would be better if the date was from when she actually hit the bottom... so thanks!!

Whats the whole "Bridge" thing about?
 
>Whats the whole "Bridge" thing about?

1910 vintage wisecrack. "There's this bridge I want to sell you." Urban legend claims that several gilded age groups of investors were conned into buying the Brooklyn Bridge, and "There's this bridge I want to sell you" became a staple of vaudeville comics....
 
So, why post that here, I don't get it... If I'm reading properly and based on what you've just wrote about the investers in 1910 "While on such things, I have a big steel bridge that I wish to sell for scrap" is making out that my project is then in some way a con or connected to a con? Please correct me if I'm wrong, maybe this is a totally innocent bit of fun...
 
Just a bit more - Why the big deal on the website about who is the person doing all this?

All websites have to have a registrant and their address. What's the point of saying I won't reveal who I am, when 5 mins of school boy digging can easily find the Registrant's home address.

Seem to me like this hasn't been thought through!
 
It has been thought through... 6 months of thinking it through... I know school buy digging would reveal the name, this forum does without even having to dig and my own site is listed on the site!

I just don't want the slagging I usually always get if this doesn't work out.. it would be embarrasement on a new level, so rather than have it there for everyone to see, the only people who'll know from just looking at the site will be members of forums like this, whereas the everyday public won't (unless they do a bit of digging as you say)

especially when I've spent months on this project already. Its like you don't go round announcing your failures do you?... same thing here I figure, just see how it goes first.

I don't get how it would do well on ebay?
 
>>It has been thought through... 6 months of thinking it through<<

It has? It looks to me from what I've read so far is a scheme for raising money "...to create something BIG for the 100th anniversary"

Okaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay....

Create what?
 
I have two ideas, 3 infact but one needs a license (it mentions it on the site and I'm still currently trying to work this out, the props exhibition)... it also mentions the other possible two ideas (creating a full scale bow deck or poop deck), but rather than state "to raise money for..." and then mention somethig that might not happen or again something I'll need a license for I'm keeping it open... I also mentioned on the site that I'd be creating a page for suggestions from which the actual idea will be generated from!

I can't say its for one thing and then 2 years down the line change the idea to another, surely thats understandable, didn't you read the site?
I'm not tying the project down to one single idea just yet.

Oh and I should ad, if anyone does take an ad out, thats what they pay for, an ad! This is NOT a site asking for donations or anything of the sort.. and it states clearly what your buying. Its an advertising site... so any comments in relation to "Cons" don't help!, they only create rumours.

Okaaaaaaay...! lol
 
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Oh and I should ad, if anyone does take an ad out, thats what they pay for, an ad! This is NOT a site asking for donations or anything of the sort.. and it states clearly what your buying. Its an advertising site...

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Great to get the story straight, if this all there is to it, not quite sure what it has to do with Titanic!
 
>>Its an advertising site... so any comments in relation to "Cons" don't help!, <<

Perhaps not but it might help if you were a bit more clear up front about what it is you have in mind, and post that right here. It's a lot like floating a business prospectus where the potential investors justifiably want to know exactly what it is they're buying.

Advertisers are a bit less concerned about that since the attention they get to what they're promoting is the primary concern. However, they are not completely disinterested in just what it is they're sponsoring if only because any sort of scandal...real or imagined...tends to reflect back on them.

The old "guilt by assocciation" thing and they are sensetive to that.

I don't see any evidence that you're trying to "con" anybody but the bottom line is that you need a clearer vision then what you have now. I'll be interested in what you come up with.
 
I appreciate your input and advice, really I do... and I can understand people being cautious and your 100% right about what might be seen as a sponsorship, but give me a break here, you guys seem to be grilling me here and for what, most of the questions you've asked can be answered by reading the site.

"Great to get the story straight, if this all there is to it, not quite sure what it has to do with Titanic!"

If your not sure what it has to do with the Titanic then maybe you should read the information I posted on the site... the whole point of the site is to raise money through ads on the site to "Hopefully" make something, whether it be a massive exhibition or a temporary replica of the bow!... thats what its got to do with Titanic. Its an idea for the 100th Anniversary!
 
>... the whole point of the site is to raise money through ads on the site to "Hopefully" make something, whether it be a massive exhibition or a temporary replica of the bow!...

As someone with experience in fundraising, might I make a few suggestions?

~"Hopefully" is too weak a goal. You need to present a concrete plan and an alternative plan for this to stand a chance of working. Victorians had mixed success in building triumphal arches of chaff and plaster and papier-mache, and then using affection for the temporary structure to raise funds for a permanent one. You might wish to take that approach.

~ So, you need to talk with an architectural team and get a cost estimate for both a high-quality temporary bow and the permanent one.

~ You also need to determine where this repro will stand, and get all appropriate clearances to build BEFORE fundraising starts. Sometimes this process can take more than a year, so you'd best start today. Because, placing this VERY relevant documentation on your site will serve as an excellent bona fide.

~You must also...and this is BIG... raise funds SEPARATE from the construction funds to cover salary, advertising and promotion, and general expenses. Why? Because you will need to open an escrow account into which donations meant specifically for design and construction will be placed. And, your site MUST spell out, clearly, that funds raised for this project will be returned if it falls through. Which means hiring an accountant before fundraising commences.
 
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