Idea #17: Create a database of necktiesPosted: May 2, 2010
As a guy with a mild tie obsession, I’ve often watched a movie or TV show, seen an interesting necktie, and been overcome by an extreme gotta-have-it-or-at-least-find-out-more-about-it feeling. I’m sure that I’m not the first person to have had this feeling before. If you’re not sure as to whether you’ve had this feeling before, I can say that it is similar to the curiosity we feel when we hear new songs on TV, in a movie, or on the radio. In cases with music, we have IMDb, HeardOnTv, and YES. However, it pains me to report that I have found no such website for ties.
If such a site were to exist, it would not need to be very elaborate or time-consuming. It may even exist as a wiki, with some users requesting information on certain ties and some supplying that information, similar to the way that IMDb and HeardOnTV work. Another approach would be for a small team of experts and individuals willing to contact producers to take requests for information from the general tie-loving public. Fewer questions would be answered, but they would have a much higher chance of getting answered correctly. Once the site grows in popularity, TV and movie crews may take the initiative and begin posting information to the site on their own, eliminating almost any need to second-guess the facts on the site.
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