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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:48 pm    Post subject: Bunch of arse Reply with quote

Is there any chance your mag assembly lot could please not attach the disc to the front cover with superglue-snot? It might stop this from happening every time...


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps it's Future's subtle way of telling you to subscribe: the disc folder is loose in the bag, not stuck to the magazine.

Still, given that this is a perennial problem, I'm surprised no genius has come up will a fool-proof solution.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rhakios wrote:
Perhaps it's Future's subtle way of telling you to subscribe: the disc folder is loose in the bag, not stuck to the magazine.

Still, given that this is a perennial problem, I'm surprised no genius has come up will a fool-proof solution.


They have, as you say ' Subscribe '
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rhakios wrote:
Still, given that this is a perennial problem, I'm surprised no genius has come up will a fool-proof solution.


The trouble is that as soon as you come up with a foolproof solution, Nature comes up with a better fool. We thought we had 1sf (troll) handled...
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rhakios wrote:
Perhaps it's Future's subtle way of telling you to subscribe: the disc folder is loose in the bag, not stuck to the magazine.

Still, given that this is a perennial problem, I'm surprised no genius has come up will a fool-proof solution.

Some other Linux mags put the DVD in a paper sleeve bound into the magazine spine like just another page. That would seem to be the ideal answer to me, but perhaps it's more costly to do it that way.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps another is to attach it to the inside cover advert. Then when it rips, we don't give a monkeys....
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ooo! get it delivered by drone.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

heiowge wrote:
Perhaps another is to attach it to the inside cover advert. Then when it rips, we don't give a monkeys....


What? Over one of those adverts you mean? Can't do that, advertiser would not be happy. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since when are magazines published for the "happiness" of advertisers? Rolling Eyes

(no, don't answer that one Evil or Very Mad )
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dutch_Master wrote:
Since when are magazines published for the "happiness" of advertisers? Rolling Eyes

(no, don't answer that one Evil or Very Mad )


Day 1

There you go, answered anyway. Razz
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ajgreeny wrote:
Rhakios wrote:
Perhaps it's Future's subtle way of telling you to subscribe: the disc folder is loose in the bag, not stuck to the magazine.

Still, given that this is a perennial problem, I'm surprised no genius has come up will a fool-proof solution.

Some other Linux mags put the DVD in a paper sleeve bound into the magazine spine like just another page. That would seem to be the ideal answer to me, but perhaps it's more costly to do it that way.


We've tried that in the past and may try it again. I believe the experience was that some people seemed to assume the disc didn't exist because it wasn't on the cover... Yeah, a bit surprising.

Having the disc inside the mag is cheaper to do, I believe.

I'm surprised that the glue is doing that though, as it usually just rolls of on the copies we get in the office. If someone wants to PM me I can send out a replacement copy.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the offer, but I'm not going to stress over a rip on the cover to the point where I need a new copy.

I'd just like to know if gluing it to the cover in this way can be avoided in future.

I think the glue has changed or is very variable. In the past it has simply peeled off. Recently, however, it seems to be stickier. A few issues back it was so sticky I couldn't get all of it off the disc cover. When stuck to the inside pages, it tends to rip them. The cover is the ideal place to stick the disc, but if that glue must be used, I'd rather it wasn't stuck to anything I'd want to read.
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