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Postby heiowge » Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:48 pm

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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Postby Rhakios » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:06 pm

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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Postby Ram » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:09 am

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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Postby nelz » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:18 am

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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Postby ajgreeny » Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:38 pm

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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Postby heiowge » Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:32 pm

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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Postby Fat_Tuesday » Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:46 pm

ooo! get it delivered by drone.
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Postby Rhakios » Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:08 pm

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. ;)
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Postby Dutch_Master » Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:11 pm

Since when are magazines published for the "happiness" of advertisers? :roll:

(no, don't answer that one :evil: )
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Postby Rhakios » Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:23 pm

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

(no, don't answer that one :evil: )


Day 1

There you go, answered anyway. :P
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Postby ChrisThornett » Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:03 am

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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Postby heiowge » Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:28 am

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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