My two cents by
on 2023-05-16 22:16:08 UTC
I think having actual flash patches would be cute, but by
on 2023-05-11 23:33:10 UTC
I personally don't have a problem with anyone making their own flash patches for, e.g., personal use, as gifts, or as a "party favor" for a Gathering.
I'd feel a bit skeevy about anyone doing it for the purpose of profiting off other PPCers. Like... we're meant to be a community, not an untapped market. (Not to belabor that we're too small to be much of a market anyway.)
That said, if you're poor and need help covering shipping, we can all understand that; or, if you're fundraising for some other reason and want to throw in a custom design as an incentive to donate; or you take commissions generally and this is an extra option for PPCers; that could be okay. Maybe I'm splitting hairs, but I think intent matters.
But, the other issue is that people aren't always comfortable giving out their address to someone they've only met online. You'd have to have a certain amount of credibility to make it possible even to give things away for free. Not saying don't give it a try, but don't be surprised if you don't get (m)any takers.
I don't know about one person being the one in charge of selling such a thing. If it were to happen, I would prefer it being priced at "pay for production" levels, wherein you pay the amount it takes to cover the cost of creating the patch and shipping it to you.
I think it'd also be cute to have templates of the flash patches for free so you can make your own badges. That way all you'd need is access to a printer and a badge-maker.