jim s-w wrote:https://www.facebook.com/BBCScotland/videos/463350341127527?sfns=mo
But it might also be worth reflecting that a topic which is now discussing the viability and potential benefit of name tags is getting more engagement from the forum users than some of the more serious topics. I do hope this excursion into triviality is soon resolved.
If agreement on id badges is not acheivable a backstop (!!) of an MC who could announce those entering the hall over the PA might be considered.
Alternatively the committee might form a receiving line which anybody else could tag on the end of. The adoption of a special handshake would identify members from others.
I'm not.keen on badges myself as.you often need to stoop to read them especially if on an overlong lanyard. This risks arrest. They can also become entangled in clothing and glasses cords. If clipped to a clothing they can fall off. And lastly if not sufficiently large are unreadable without invading personal space.
May I therefore propose a head band. This would be about 4 inches in depth to ensure an adequate sized font. The band would need to be made from the same stuff as those coloured wrist bands issued at some shows thus being entirely adjustable to suit different sized heads. Different colours could be used each year. The headband would also be useful as pass-out and avoid the ink used on ink stamps fading or being washed off. If necessary S4S members could have a different colour, or design - perhaps a feather or plume erect at the front. Different exhibition status that is to say -committee, steward, exhibitor, demonstrator, member, heretic, could each have a different colour plume thus being instantly recognisable The non member headband would be sans-plume.
The above are only a few of the advantages the wearing of headbands would confer which if coupled with the MC's announcements would certainly have a major impact on the society's forums.
Close your eyes and visualise..........