Posted 10 April 2012 - 20:22
I received the May issue in the post today. I used to like looking at the adverts at the back, then at the front, for anything new and of interest, and then read the articles.
However, I noticed today that the April issue wasn't a horrible mistake by the binders who had mixed up the pages with articles and adverts. BRM is now starting to look like one of those free local papers consisting of adverts with a few press releases inserted as news. At least the free newspapers are free and can go straight from letterbox to recycling bin without thought or cost.
If BRM is to appear as a set of adverts, with a few articles and some advertorials inserted, all in headlines and snippets, rather than well-written multipage articles, I shall not be renewing my subscription. It may be modern and web-trendy but I understand the even a long-established model railway magazine now allows inclusion of website addresses but still separates adverts from editorial content.
Given the comments on this website about the April issue, would Warners consider a readers' poll on the new BRM format â€“ missing from the recent reader survey?