What should BAT stand for?

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What Should BAT stand for

  1. Best Auto Techs

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  2. Basic Auto Technical

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  3. Best ___ ____

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  4. Basic ___ ___

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  5. Basic Auto ____

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  6. ???????

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  1. jordanr

    jordanr BAT Auto Editor

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    We are trying to come up with a new logo and tagline for BAT as we feel that batman farting flames is turning off newbies. They don't understand what the site is about and think we are hot rod people.

    One of the key pieces we have is what BAT should stand for. It used to be Bruce - Alan - Tony.

    This is a poll with some of ideas...but we would really like any new ideas.

    Please kick back, pop out your theasaurus and a beer, and ....?
     
  2. billr

    billr wrench Staff Member

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    Besting Auto Trouble
    Best Auto Talk
    Basic Auto Time
    Basic (Best) Auto Tact (Tactics)
    Best Auto Talent
    Basic Auto Tasks

    Wow, and that's only the "TAs", but next up was:
    Best Auto Team
     
  3. kev2

    kev2 wrench

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    BAT
    Basic Auto - T
    Troubleshooting
    Technologies
    Theory
    Techniques
     
  4. JackC

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    Using the "KISS" system, and so as not to confuse people, I suggest keeping the Auto technical that is already there and simply adding an additional first word for the B (like Basic or ??) . Then simply eliminate the Batman or replace with a new one.
     
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  5. nickb2

    nickb2 Wrench. I help when I can

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    I kind of liked the BATMAN farting flames, but greatly appreciate how that can throw off ppl.

    This is in fact NOT a performance site.

    I personally like Basic Automotive Troubleshooting.

    I know it is a bit long in the letters, but I feel it most approaches what we do here.

    And since the site wants to be more OBD2 savvy, with the introduction of a repertoire of articles.

    I find including the word troubleshooting is descriptive of the BAT site mission statement.

    I don't like Best Auto Techs. I find that very pompous and egotistical. If we use that, that is just inviting trouble from loud mouth internet trolls trying to one up us since we use the word BEST. You all know what I mean by troll that love to fight cuz you say your the best, and their ego just can't take it.

    I really would steer clear of best.

    I like using the word basic, as this is what it is. The site is not specific to any brand-name or specific area of expertise. Basic most describes general auto technical/troubleshooting.
     
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  6. nickb2

    nickb2 Wrench. I help when I can

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    So I am with Jack. Keeping it simple. Basic Auto(motive) Technical (trouble shooting).

    I just find the use of automotive is more specific and I like the sound it makes in my ears rather than just auto. Auto can be anything. Hard to be vague with automotive.

    I had a buddy once who was named Otto. He learned how to fist fight early. Kids would laugh at his name.

    So, anyway, I am sure the general consensus will come out soon enough. Can't wait to see the new logo. I think it is Billr's son on this job?
     
  7. nickb2

    nickb2 Wrench. I help when I can

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    My father had similar books. I used to gobble them up.

    basic automotive troubleshooting.jpg
     
  8. nickb2

    nickb2 Wrench. I help when I can

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    I guess this logo is out of the question!!??

    sexy girl holding wrench.jpg
     
  9. nickb2

    nickb2 Wrench. I help when I can

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    Jokes aside, I know this thread is for the BAT definition, but the logo was mentioned and I had a thought. Actually I've had it for awhile.

    I am sick and tired of seeing logos of a fat hairy technician with a wrench in their hands. It is way overdone and gives the impression that a technician is just a grease monkey.

    Automotive technology has come a LONG ways from just using a wrench and socket set.

    I found this template online which will try to convey my idea. I thought maybe of putting the BAT logo inside a laptop screen or android smartphone or on a pc monitor. It would bring the outdated image of a tech with only a screwdriver or wrench in his hand and bring us into the new age of OBD2.

    We are no longer just mechanics. We are technicians now.
    tech holding laptop.jpg
     
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  10. nickb2

    nickb2 Wrench. I help when I can

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    The above picture, I like the two at top. The one top right still has the classic wrench, but also a smartphone. I like that one best. If we could put a laptop instead, with the wrench, it would convey the tech goes hand in hand now with a wrench AND a laptop. I am sure some fine artist could spruce one of those up and make it our own.

    What do you guy;s think. Am I off track with this idea? Opinions or better version of my ideas are welcome. I am sure Admin Richard would appreciate also.
     
  11. nickb2

    nickb2 Wrench. I help when I can

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    My lazy attempt at what I am thinking.
    tech holding laptop.jpg
     
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    Just a few words about google search...I think at least one or two words of the bat title should be words that the average person with the average car would type into a Google search to find some answers to their car questions. So, what would 10 of those people type for car won't start, cranks won't run, makes funny noise, warning light on, etc?
     
  13. JackC

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    Not to worry Mobile Dan, ANY words or phrases that a webmaster wants to link to Google or any search engine can be connected to the site without it being in the logo or title. It just takes a little knowledge and time for the webmaster.
     
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    BigHeart Automotive Troubleshooters
     
  15. JackC

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    WOW, Bighearted Automotive Troubleshooters sure hits the mark on what we do, Mobile Dan.

    Whether that would resonate with new users or not I do not know.
     

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