Whatchamacallit?

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Whatchamacallit?

  1. Symbol

    34 vote(s)
    60.7%
  2. Insignia

    20 vote(s)
    35.7%
  3. Logo

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Sign

    2 vote(s)
    3.6%
  5. Marker

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    0.0%
  6. Emblems

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Tigertrack

    Tigertrack Back In The Game!

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    What do you call it? The marking's that tell you if it's a Decepticon, or an Autobot?

    1) Symbol
    2) Insignia
    3) Logo
    4) Sign
    5) Marker
    6) Emblems
     
  2. MrSoundmeister

    MrSoundmeister Bang,Bang Boom!

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    I sometimes Call it Insignias,i sometimes Call it Emblems. But i also call it "Nameless name tags"

    "Hi,you may not know me but im a *insert TF Side here*"
     
  3. Tigertrack

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    Thank you, I forgot about emblems! I need to add that in there. :D 
    Apparently I can not edit the poll. Will a moderator please add emblems as the next option? Thank you!
     
  4. Murasame

    Murasame CHIMICHANGAS

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    Faction symbol.
     
  5. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    I'll say "symbol" when talking about them, but prefer "insignia" proper.
     
  6. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    Emblem
     
  7. WTF2005

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    Cymbal!!! :D  Err... symbol! :D 
     
  8. Jetstorm

    Jetstorm Wielder of the Keyblade

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    I always call it a "symbol"
     
  9. Autobot Burnout

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    I've called them a logo, a symbol, and an insignia, interchangeably no less, so the first three count for me
     
  10. CrypticIllusionist

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    Insignia for me (most of the time). Or should I say Insigina?
     
  11. Nachtsider

    Nachtsider Banned

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    Button.
     
  12. Insane Galvatron

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    That's what it's called on Fembots. :lol 
     
  13. ectoneon

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    I usually just go with symbol, but sometimes logo. Although I remember seeing it reffered to as a "Autobot Sigil" Someplace, just don't remember where.
     
  14. Cyber-Scream

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    Symbol.
     
  15. G1_Cindersaur

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    sigil
     
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    cuad VOK EMISSARY

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    anything other than sign/logo/symbol is pretentious and should not be said. well marker is okay too. I guess you could call it the autobot patch too.

    FACT
     
  17. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    Any of those options work though.
     
  18. Superquad7

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    "Symbol" would be the most accurate (since it is the graphical representation of a particular faction), but "insignia" works well, too. I still think "symbol" is the operative term, since its nature is "a graphic that visually stands in for an idea". "Sign" and "marker" have been and can be thrown around, too, but they are used to more accurately describe other things (such as a physical sign, like a road sign or a grave marker).

    Really, the only one that DOESN'T work is "logo". From a graphic design standpoint, a "logo" is something made graphically that includes both graphics and letters.

    For example, the "Nike" logo is the word "NIKE' with the swoosh present (or even just the word). The "swoosh" itself is the symbol that is used in conjunction with the word "NIKE". While the "swoosh" has been seen standing alone, the "swoosh" itself is not a logo, since the text "NIKE" doesn't accompany it.

    Congruently, the word "TRANSFORMERS" is a "logo" and is sometimes seen with either the Autobot or Decepticon symbols included, but neither the Autobot or Decepticon symbols are "logos" by themselves, since no text is included. Also, let's say you see the faction symbols with the text "Autobots" or "Decepticons" included. This would not be an example of a "logo" because logos also function to distinguish a brand, such as a toyline (not a faction as we've seen Autobots and Decepticons).

    Hopefully, this provides some clarity on the issue.
     
  19. Feralstorm

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    [​IMG]
    "FACE LIKE THIS."
     
  20. Superquad7

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    :lol  Good answer, good answer!
     

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