They are ugly and distracting. They may be for a good cause - but I already hate seeing them. Y'all should have stuck with the banner in the Market, and left it at that imho. That, at least, is classy and fairly well handled. These player-worn ribbons are crass and tacky.
Not to mention that since we have no idea of where the money spent on the ribbons, 100 TP, is going. If it's going to the charity, Turbine, then kudos but let us know in plain language. If not, then it's lining Turbine coffers - and shame on you for manipulating a tragedy for gain. Is Turbine doing that? I dunno... they haven't said one way or the other. They should.
Hate on me all you like for saying so - but I had to speak my mind.
The Ribbons are a lousy and inelegantly executed idea. Like a lot of Turbine ideas of late.