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Re: What`s everyone up too?

Posted: 23 Mar 2018, 18:07
by Seret
If it was what we as a society decided we want to do, and they're was buy in from current society officers and members I'd more than happy to set it up and act as the admin.

Re: What`s everyone up too?

Posted: 23 Mar 2018, 18:09
by granty101
Seret wrote: 23 Mar 2018, 18:07 If it was what we as a society decided we want to do, and they're was buy in from current society officers and members I'd more than happy to set it up and act as the admin.
Go for it!! I'll gladly let you do it...after all, saves me or anyone else for doing it!!

Grant

Re: What`s everyone up too?

Posted: 24 Mar 2018, 00:52
by hammurabi70
granty101 wrote: 23 Mar 2018, 16:25
hammurabi70 wrote: 21 Mar 2018, 22:03
Not at all; being internet based IS the way of the future.
Sorry to disagree with you, but I still like to read a 'physical' copy.

Grant
So do I but that misses the point. At dinner this evening I discovered a friend of mine who is an editor by profession has once again lost their job, which seems a fairly routine occurrence now. They now have a new one ... for nine months but that Journal at the end of the year will go over to a soft copy Journal ... but still requiring an editor. So by next year, their work will be entirely e-based. Where I work the monthly 'trade' magazine now comes in soft copy form and ALL correspondence with them is conducted by email. I think the Wargames Development NUGGET is a good example of how to make a success of the new genre.

Compared to other periodic-specific Societies I would consider SOTCW a success. Compared to the Society Of Ancients, Lance & Longbow Society and Pike & Shot Society this society and forum has more active participants by far and more useful exchanges IMHO. So in no way do I consider the change a failure.

Re: What`s everyone up too?

Posted: 24 Mar 2018, 10:18
by Rumblestrip
hammurabi70 wrote: 24 Mar 2018, 00:52 ...At dinner this evening I discovered a friend of mine...
How long had he been hiding in your dining room?
Andrew

Re: What`s everyone up too?

Posted: 24 Mar 2018, 10:26
by hammurabi70
Rumblestrip wrote: 24 Mar 2018, 10:18
hammurabi70 wrote: 24 Mar 2018, 00:52 ...At dinner this evening I discovered a friend of mine...
How long had he been hiding in your dining room?
Andrew
HaHa. 25 people at a pub in London.

Re: What`s everyone up too?

Posted: 24 Mar 2018, 11:07
by granty101
Rumblestrip wrote: 24 Mar 2018, 10:18 [How long had he been hiding in your dining room?
Was he the editor of BBC Good Food magazine?? :lol:

Grant

Re: What`s everyone up too?

Posted: 24 Mar 2018, 11:20
by granty101
hammurabi70 wrote: 24 Mar 2018, 00:52 So in no way do I consider the change a failure.
I never said 'the change' would be, or was, a failure. I said I personally still prefer a physical copy to read.

I've been involved in newspaper and magazine distribution for 33 years, so you don't need to tell me how sales of 'physical copies' have declined in the past three decades.

Not only has the internet had a detrimental affect, but also channels like BBC News 24 and Sky have given us 'instant' access to news that we never had before...but when it comes to hobby magazines, and society publications like The Journal, I still like to sit down with a physical copy and read it.

I don't want to sit at my desktop to read it, nor access it on an I-pad or tablet device. I want a magazine in my hands....and no, I don't own a Kindle either!!!*

Grant

*other electronic devices for reading books on are available :lol:

Re: What`s everyone up too?

Posted: 24 Mar 2018, 14:19
by Seret
granty101 wrote: 24 Mar 2018, 11:20 I personally still prefer a physical copy to read.
If only there was some kind of inexpensive and ubiquitous device that could print onto paper ;)

Re: What`s everyone up too?

Posted: 24 Mar 2018, 17:13
by hammurabi70
granty101 wrote: 24 Mar 2018, 11:07Was he the editor of BBC Good Food magazine?? :lol:
No. All magazine production is under pressure.
granty101 wrote: 24 Mar 2018, 11:20I never said 'the change' would be, or was, a failure. I said I personally still prefer a physical copy to read.
It was said here:
Richard B. wrote: 22 Mar 2018, 17:11 Well this forum has failed -

Re: What`s everyone up too?

Posted: 26 Mar 2018, 09:44
by granty101
Seret wrote: 24 Mar 2018, 14:19
granty101 wrote: 24 Mar 2018, 11:20 I personally still prefer a physical copy to read.
If only there was some kind of inexpensive and ubiquitous device that could print onto paper ;)
Print me the Journal off and send it me...I'll give you my address.

Grant