Great job with design and fast reply with question. Definitely recommend!
How TadZane started their logo design journey
The website http://www.ausgebuddelt.de/ is a place where people can post links and vote for or against them. Its a familiar concept and if you visit the website you surely will notice similarities with other social news communities.
What we have is a nice community that posts links to cool, interesting or funny stuff on the web.
What we lack is a cool logo. Or rather a mascot. Something people will like.
The word "ausgebuddelt" means "dug up". As in "He dug up that treasure". Again, some of you may notice similarities with other websites. :-)
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
The only thing we require is that people like the logo/mascot. That's why we'll let the community pick the winner of this contest. The community mostly consist of people between 20 and 40.
We would really love to have a mascot, something people will like (find cool, cute etc.). You might want to sidestep on the whole dog/bone category, though. :-)
Edit: As an afterthought we'd like to add that we're not huge fans of animal mascots. Though they are cute and cuddly, we'd like a more modern mascot. Something that says more Internet and community and less Zoo. :-)
We don't need text, just an icon.
It would be nice if you could use the color scheme from the website: http://www.ausgebuddelt.de/ You can use other colors as long as they fit into the website.
Please don't use too many colors or too complex structures. We intend to print the logo/mascot on cups and t-shirts and the like and in that respect, less is more.