What a MESS

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Renovo PPR, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. jambo101

    jambo101 Member

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    Why is all the advertising on the left:?.. now on a lot of threads i have to scroll sideways as about an inch or more is now off screen:x
  2. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    hey pete,is it possible to move the ads to the top of the page or the bottom? thats my only REAL complaint about the new gauge.the other stuff i know is already being worked out.your doin a great job pete,its alot more functional than when i first stepped into the "new" gauge.--josh
  3. ocalicreek

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    About paying to use The Gauge...firstly, I'd do it, once the bugs are worked out. I don't want to pay for something in progress or continually behind expectations (read any of the angry posts on the 1:64 modeling guide Yahoo group about that debaucle). That said, I think the progress to the new Guage is evident and I'm glad to stick with it through the changes.

    Next just some philosophical thoughts in general about where I think the hobby press is going in the future. I think the internet and specifically groups like this are hurting the hobby press. Sure, there will always be folks who want a print copy of a magazine. But I can see the day in the (distant?) future when the big guys like Kalmbach and Carstens go all digital and a subscription to a magazine will be subscribing to a forum such as this, where a monthly (weekly?) set of feature columns will be produced.

    The transition is already happening. MR has "subscriber only" content (you must be a paper magazine subscriber to access this) on their site as well as a forum. It's only a matter of time until the monthly magazine is available at a reduced rate in PDF format for download and both forms coexist. How'd you like your MR available on podcast? What about a video tutorial/demo each month? It is happening.

    Just my futurist ramblings.
  4. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    i dont think the papaer magazine will ever leave,but i can see it being supplememnted or its articles go into deeper descriptions and video examples.that itself would be pretty cool.--josh
  5. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    Video is the "step up" in a monthly magazine, so I think to collect a MR or any other mag for that matter on your computer is much better- you know that your subscription wouldn't get lost, you don't need to change your postal address when moving and IT SAVES SPACE!!

    I've got more than 1000 mags and I don't have any more space for anything else- most people complain about this. I do however agree that it will never fully replace the mag because there are still people out there that don't own PC's or the internet- so it will be out for quite a while.