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#101 Andy Y

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 15:12

Perhaps making the extra benefits exclusively about N gauge D&E would be a good idea.

 

Well that's you sorted. Will have to ask Stubby's permission first though.


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#102 Pete 75C

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 15:13

So EVERY "extra" has to be useful to EVERY person who might subscribe? Nailing that list down is going to take a very long time...

 

No, it just has to be useful to me, and me alone. If it benefits anyone else, that is of no concern to me, who is paramount.

 

I should point out that I'm not that selfish, but I can't help thinking a lot of folk will see it that way even if they wouldn't admit it...


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#103 queensquare

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 15:13

Outstanding! But was that newly register, or log-in (and register new or the same preferences)?

 

I tried to log-in, but it wouldn't take my password (which I do not want to change), so I tried to newly register, but it would not take my email address, saying it was already in use (the address is absolutely unique to me).

 

Flummoxed of France.

 

I had to make up a new password but that wasn't too tricky

 

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#104 Chris M

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 15:25

Set your password to “incorrect”. If you get your password wrong your computer will tell you “your password is incorrect”
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#105 grahame

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 15:37

Well that's you sorted. Will have to ask Stubby's permission first though.


So long as you don't ask the pre-grouping OO groupies - they don't seem to agree on anything.

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#106 The Stationmaster

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 10:56

This reminds me of sureveys where people give away their password in return for chocolate - http://news.bbc.co.u...ogy/3639679.stm

 

Offer me chocolate for my password and I'll say, "Of course. It's Weetabix". Then I'd go around and next time say, "Of course, it's Marmite." In fact I can invent lots of passwords in return for choccie! If you then want to conclude that people will give you their TRUE password, that's your problem. 

 

I have enough trouble remembering the passwords I do use let alone the ones I invent.


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#107 Regularity

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 18:09

Thanks for posting. The original offer email was sent to the RMweb email list. To qualify for your free issue of BRM you need to either have, or create an account on World-of-Railways. That will be why your email address and password aren't recognised. 

 

I get these free offers for something to which I have already subscribed, too.

It's not that you send them out which bothers me, it's the fact that having taken up an offer and become a subscriber, getting an email about new offers I can't take is a waste of your and my time.

Can't you de-duplicate the RMweb email list against BRM subscribers?

(I shall now discover that I have used two different email addresses, and that it is my own stupid fault! If so, that's fine, but don't send offers trying to attract new subscribers to your existing subscribers.)

 

 

...the interesting thing about my email page is that it has a 'delete' button to get rid of what I don't want.  Using that isn't really an onerous task but it does get quite heavily used for things I don't even bother to read...

 

Now Mike. We have gone through all this before.

Will you stop spouting common sense and reasonable advice?

An internet forum is not the place to be sensible...


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#108 ruggedpeak

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 18:29

The ironic bit is I have a Traction subscription and a Warner's online account set up to get BRM emails and I don't get them for some reason!



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Posted 22 May 2018 - 18:37

Set your password to “incorrect”. If you get your password wrong your computer will tell you “your password is incorrect”

 

I just set my password to 8 stars.  Works every time.


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#110 Mike Storey

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 21:59

I just set my password to 8 stars.  Works every time.

 

Just remind me what your credit card number was again?


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#111 truffy

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 08:41

It might well be relevant to recall Military Modelling Magazine at this point. The mag has recently closed, taking its forum with it. There is an interesting discussion on a model boat website with more details

 

Basically, the magazine sales supported the website, but while the later was very active, the mag wasn't selling. The publisher decided to stop throwing money down the drain and both vanished. For good.

 

And yet, PocketMags (and it's print equivalent) will still sell you an annual subscription. Perhaps someone should let them in on the secret? (Or perhaps it's simply access to the back issues for the period of subscription, I don't know how this digital publication stuff works). Pity, I used to pick up MMM on my occasional sojourns to the UK. Hey ho.



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Posted 28 May 2018 - 14:10

So long as you don't ask the pre-grouping OO groupies - they don't seem to agree on anything.

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Not sure about that, think they do agree it's anything prior to 1923, and probably all agree, for diesel fumes and flashy paint schemes, a truck (lorry) stop would be more interesting LOL

 

Regarding the digital mag issue, yes, I do prefer a physical magazine/book, etc.., but being in the US, getting digital issues is much less expensive, and I does not need physical storage.

 

And, regarding the whole 'privacy' issue, anyone who is that worried about it, should not be online, via computer, smart phone, iPad, etc.. (of course, make sure you shred all your paper mail, with addresses, account numbers, etc.., so the trash bin divers don't find them LOL)

 

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 07:08

Well, will we?

As Rick asked:-

Will we get 12 for the price of 11?

Talk about off-topic (iirc)
Andy,
You have my sympathy.
Keep up the
good work.

#114 meatloaf

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 09:51

Has anyone had the link for the free issue download yet?



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Posted 11 June 2018 - 15:24

Has anyone had the link for the free issue download yet?

I accidentally deleted it with a ton of spam before downloading it.



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Posted 11 June 2018 - 18:40

Has anyone had the link for the free issue download yet?

 

Yes. Try the 29th of May in your emails as that was when mine arrived.

 

Whilst I appreciate the free magazine I think I'll keep to the printed version. Just not really for me.

 

 

 

 

Jason