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Confetti Cannon Suggestions [MEGATHREAD]

AidanAidan PotatoPosts: 1,382 Fanatical Poster
edited December 2019 in Anything Goes
Hey everyone!

I'm making a thread for @The Mix to help put all suggestion for the confetti cannon together in one place.

If you have any ideas, feel free to share! It can be a colour change for an event, a special day, to spread awareness, to commemorate an anniversary of something- anything.

Feel free to share your suggestions!

Take care!

Aife was here (just wanted to leave a note so you all remember me and the confetti!)
The MixAife
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  • AidanAidan Potato Posts: 1,382 Fanatical Poster
    Millie2787 said:
    i was wondering I’ve just seen this pop up on twitter and could the confetti cannon be changed to green on 31st May ? 


    Ed_Kasa2103
  • AidanAidan Potato Posts: 1,382 Fanatical Poster
    edited May 2019
    May the 4th be with you! @The Mix

    Image result for star wars title crawl

    For tomorrow, is it not too late to have the confetti cannon black and yellow?

    And to commemorate the life of Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew
    AbigailKasa2103Ed_
  • Millie2787Millie2787 Carer/Craft Lover Posts: 2,460 Mega Poster
    edited May 2019
    Oohhhh @The Mix can we have purple confetti 😍 again for carers week in June (10th -16th  ) 
    “ I believe that you have the power to achieve whatever you put your mind too, You are living a life’s most people won’t  ever understand but that’s what will Be the root of all your determination and success. You have a soul full of love and kindness and I just know that despite all the hardship, a life’s of happiness awaits you and I’m very proud of you, just keep holding on” 
    Ed_Kasa2103
  • HannHann Meme Queen MancPosts: 3,428 Ultimate Poster
    Can we have rainbow confetti for pride? 
    Millie2787LaineAbigailJellyelephantEd_AidanKasa2103AifeSandyDaze12
  • Kasa2103Kasa2103 Ugly Snake South EastPosts: 2,445 Mega Poster
    May 9th- Gold in memory of my uncle. He loved the colour gold and his favourite motorbike was a Goldwing. The 3rd anniversary of his death is on that day too.  :'(

    June 23rd- Dark blue for TheatreTrain to wish them luck for the show.

    July 16th- Red, yellow, green, blue and purple for sports day at my school.

    October 13th- White because I go on holiday that day and I am going to Playa Blanca  (which means White Beach.)
    I am ugly no matter what they say. Nothing but a burden is what I am. 
    Ed_Aidan
  • chubbydumplingchubbydumpling DurhamPosts: 362 Moderator
    edited May 2019
    May 13th - 19th Mental Health Awareness Week (green)

    June 14th World Blood Donor Day (red)

    September 23rd- Bi Visibility Day (using pink, purple and blue for the bisexual pride flag)
    Millie2787JellyelephantEd_AidanSandyDaze12
  • AidanAidan Potato Posts: 1,382 Fanatical Poster
    @The Mix how does the confetti cannon work?

    How many different colours can the confetti cannon have at the same time? Is there a limited selection of certain colours that you can use, or can you choose or create you own?
  • Ed_Ed_ Posts: 126 Staff Moderator
    Aidan said:
    May the 4th be with you! @The Mix

    Image result for star wars title crawl

    For tomorrow, is it not too late to have the confetti cannon black and yellow?

    And to commemorate the life of Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew
    Gutted we missed May the 4th. I wonder if we could have got the confetti cannon to do some star wars intro scrolling up the screen. Anyone want to work on what it says for May 4th 2020?! 
    "You've just got to carry what you can, Have the heart of a giant but know you're a man. Start small, grow tall."
    Little Giant ~ Roo Panes
    Aidan
  • AidanAidan Potato Posts: 1,382 Fanatical Poster
    Hey @Ed that sounds like a really cool idea!

    It is a period of civil war. Rebel
    spaceships, striking from a hidden
    base, have won their first victory 
    against the evil Galactic Empire.

    During the battle, Rebel spies
    managed to steal secret plans to
    the Empire's ultimate weapon, the
    DEATH STAR, an armored space
    station with enough power to
    destroy an entire planet.

    Pursued by the Empire's sinister
    agents, Princess Leia races home
    aboard her starship, custodian of
    the stolen planes that can save her
    people and restore freedom to the 
    galaxy . . . .


  • Ed_Ed_ Posts: 126 Staff Moderator
    Aidan said:
    @The Mix how does the confetti cannon work?

    How many different colours can the confetti cannon have at the same time? Is there a limited selection of certain colours that you can use, or can you choose or create you own?
    In terms of colours, it can be any under the sun :) and we are able to have multiple different colours at a time, however we try not to have too many otherwise it may look odd. 
    "You've just got to carry what you can, Have the heart of a giant but know you're a man. Start small, grow tall."
    Little Giant ~ Roo Panes
  • BubblesGoesBooBubblesGoesBoo Sunny ScotlandPosts: 2,847 Mega Poster
    On Sunday 12th May it's international nurse's day so can we make it blue/white? .. as someone who has spent a lot of time in hospital and I think others can relate, it's the nurses that have the biggest impact. They're the ones dealing/supporting you 24/7 and I can honestly say I wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for nurses 🤷 they've held me while I've cried, given plenty of hugs 😂 spoke with me for hours in the middle of the night, done my hair/makeup for me when I couldn't face getting out of bed.. the list could go on, basically they're just gems 😂 
    ' So I put a bullet where I shouda put a helmet, and I crash my car cause I wanna get carried away, that's why I'm standing on the overpass screaming at myself 'hey, I wanna get better''  
    Aidan
  • The MixThe Mix Posts: 2,509 Community Managers
    edited May 2019
    Just dropping in here to say thank you to everyone for the suggestions. We read and consider everything, so the more ideas the better. :)

    Just a heads up that they need to be national occasions to make sure they're relevant to everyone here (although it would be awesome to celebrate your sports day with you, @Kasa2103!).

    So far, we've got these dates in the schedule:

    13th-20th May | Mental Health Awareness Week | Green (this shade)
    June | Pride Month | Rainbow Colours
    14th June | World Blood Donor Day | Red
    23rd September | Bi Visibility Day | Pink, Purple and Blue (for the flag)

    Gutted we missed May 4th and International Nurses Day (unfortunately we won't be able to update the colours in time for this one) @Aidan and @BubblesGoesBoo, but we can definitely make time for these next year. Both very much worth some celebration, particularly our legendary nurses.

    Given we seem to have a lot going on for June already @millie2787, and we already had a week of purple confetti for young carers, we'll hold off on the carers events for May and June to make sure we give enough airtime to the other stuff happening. :)

    Keep 'em coming everyone - this is excellent.

    Mike & the team
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  • Kasa2103Kasa2103 Ugly Snake South EastPosts: 2,445 Mega Poster
    The Mix said:
    Just dropping in here to say thank you to everyone for the suggestions. We read and consider everything, so the more ideas the better. :)

    Just a heads up that they need to be national occasions to make sure they're relevant to everyone here (although it would be awesome to celebrate your sports day with you, @Kasa2103!).

    So far, we've got these dates in the schedule:

    13th-20th May | Mental Health Awareness Week | Green (this shade)
    June | Pride Month | Rainbow Colours
    14th June | World Blood Donor Day | Red
    23rd September | Bi Visibility Day | Pink, Purple and Blue (for the flag)

    Gutted we missed May 4th and International Nurses Day (unfortunately we won't be able to update the colours in time for this one) @Aidan and @BubblesGoesBoo, but we can definitely make time for these next year. Both very much worth some celebration, particularly our legendary nurses.

    Given we seem to have a lot going on for June already @millie2787, and we already had a week of purple confetti for young carers, we'll hold off on the carers events for May and June to make sure we give enough airtime to the other stuff happening. :)

    Keep 'em coming everyone - this is excellent.

    Mike & the team

    Damn it. I do understand that though. I know it was quite silly for me to think of those ideas- especially to do with sports day. I will definitely keep everyone updated about it on the day.
    I am ugly no matter what they say. Nothing but a burden is what I am. 
  • AidanAidan Potato Posts: 1,382 Fanatical Poster
    For the 28th of September, could we have the colours of:

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    The campaign can also be referred to as September 28 for safer content

    chubbydumplingThe Mix
  • The MixThe Mix Posts: 2,509 Community Managers
    May 13th - 19th Mental Health Awareness Week (green)


    Keep an eye out for this one today!

    - Aife
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  • chubbydumplingchubbydumpling DurhamPosts: 362 Moderator
    The confetti looks great, @The Mix!
    Kathleen07Jellyelephant
  • LubnaLubna Posts: 496 Rampant Poster
    edited May 2019
    Can you find out how many times the confetti cannon has been pressed? It would be interested to find out.
    Kathleen07chubbydumplingAifeKasa2103
  • chubbydumplingchubbydumpling DurhamPosts: 362 Moderator
    How about:

    June 2nd - International Sex Workers' Day (red and white) 
    June 8th - World Oceans Day (blue)

     <3 
    AidanThe Mix
  • AidanAidan Potato Posts: 1,382 Fanatical Poster
    June 6th: 75th anniversary of D-Day 

    There's no actual colour representing D-Day itself, but it could be black and white in stripes, like the invasion stripes allied aircraft were painted with.
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    Image result for p47 invasion stripes

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  • AifeAife LondonPosts: 2,169 Moderator
    edited May 2019
    Sham said:
    Can you find out how many times the confetti cannon has been pressed? It would be interested to find out.
    Hey @Sham we do have the option to check this which is exciting! I'll check in with our tech team and share some stats here next week!

    Also thank you everyone for all of your suggestions! Keep posting any ideas you have :) 
    Maybe somethings don't get better, but we do. We get stronger. We learn to live with our situations as messy and ugly as they are. We fix what we can and we adapt to what we can't. Maybe some of us will never fully be okay, but at least we're here. We're still trying. We're doing the best we can. That's worth celebrating too ❤
  • Kasa2103Kasa2103 Ugly Snake South EastPosts: 2,445 Mega Poster
    Red, white and blue when it is next possible to celebrate Netherlands win on the Eurovision Song Contest.
    I am ugly no matter what they say. Nothing but a burden is what I am. 
    Aife
  • LubnaLubna Posts: 496 Rampant Poster
    @Aife did you find out some stats?
  • AifeAife LondonPosts: 2,169 Moderator
    Hey @Sham

    I'm hoping to get a Google Analytics account set up so I can track this! I'm meeting with our tech team on Wednesday so hopefully I can post some stats up very soon :) 


    Maybe somethings don't get better, but we do. We get stronger. We learn to live with our situations as messy and ugly as they are. We fix what we can and we adapt to what we can't. Maybe some of us will never fully be okay, but at least we're here. We're still trying. We're doing the best we can. That's worth celebrating too ❤
  • Kasa2103Kasa2103 Ugly Snake South EastPosts: 2,445 Mega Poster
    Aife said:
    Hey @Sham

    I'm hoping to get a Google Analytics account set up so I can track this! I'm meeting with our tech team on Wednesday so hopefully I can post some stats up very soon :) 


    What's Google Analytics? It all sounds very confusing. Hope you can get the stats up :)
    I am ugly no matter what they say. Nothing but a burden is what I am. 
  • AidanAidan Potato Posts: 1,382 Fanatical Poster
    Hey @The Mix are there any confetti cannon changes you can confirm are going ahead? :)
  • AifeAife LondonPosts: 2,169 Moderator
    Hey everyone,

    Just an update on the confetti cannon statistics. Our tech team have set up accounts for staff to track the data but it's not currently working at the moment! They are looking into this and hopefully we'll have some data to share with you all soon. 

    I'll check in with the team tomorrow @Aidan and get back to you with our confetti schedule :) 

    Thanks!
    Maybe somethings don't get better, but we do. We get stronger. We learn to live with our situations as messy and ugly as they are. We fix what we can and we adapt to what we can't. Maybe some of us will never fully be okay, but at least we're here. We're still trying. We're doing the best we can. That's worth celebrating too ❤
  • The MixThe Mix Posts: 2,509 Community Managers
    Hey everyone, 

    Here's our latest confirmed confetti schedule for next month. 

    10th-16th June | Carers Awareness Week | Purple
    14th June | World Blood Donor Day | Red
    17-30th June | Pride Month | Rainbow Colours

    @chubbydumpling and @Aidan you've suggested some nice ideas for June but I'm afraid we're already doing quite a lot of changes for this month so we're just going to stick to these three. There's been a few suggestions for September, we haven't confirmed this schedule yet but we'll update you when we have. 

    Keep sharing your ideas!

    Aife & the team
    We're Mike, Italia and Ed - the staff team here at The Mix. We don't provide support via this account, but if you have any questions about the boards or need a hand finding your way around, feel free to drop us a message. Alternatively, you can head over to the Help Desk.
  • AidanAidan Potato Posts: 1,382 Fanatical Poster
    edited May 2019
    I'm sorry to hear there won't be a change for D-day as it's a very significant anniversary and would only be for one day, but I understand that 21 out of the 30 days in June are having confetti changes so it's very hectic!

    How far in advance should we make a confetti request, to guarantee you guys can make it happen? @The Mix

    I'm going to see a Saving Private Ryan showing in our local cinema, and I'm currently working on a project to colourise black and white photography from the Normandy Campaign.
  • Millie2787Millie2787 Carer/Craft Lover Posts: 2,460 Mega Poster
    OMG @The Mix In love with the confetti cannon right now 😍
    “ I believe that you have the power to achieve whatever you put your mind too, You are living a life’s most people won’t  ever understand but that’s what will Be the root of all your determination and success. You have a soul full of love and kindness and I just know that despite all the hardship, a life’s of happiness awaits you and I’m very proud of you, just keep holding on” 
    Aifedavcr0ck
  • JellyelephantJellyelephant Bpd bitch ✌🏼 Posts: 719 Incredible Poster
    Me tooooo I just came here to say I love the pride confetti!!!!! 
    The sun will rise and we will try again 
    Aife
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