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Postby ef37a » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:31 am

Where are they please?

I always found it tricky to find but today I could not see them at all!

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Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:57 am

They are quite well hidden, aren't they? I had this discussion with my colleagues quite recently because I struggled to find them too... However, it is quite logical once you know!

Go to the Home Page (little house icon) > Information (in grey bar) > scroll down to Information > Publication Dates...

Or just click here: https://www.soundonsound.com/information/publication-dates

The UK July issue (and online/tablet version) is out today! :thumbup: (The US/Canada edition is in a week's time)
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Postby ef37a » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:07 pm

Thank you Hugh for some (logical?) reason I always start at "Magazine" and never get there!

Anyway, just got back from dahn-tahn and got the magazine and I shall have something to say about that phantom power supply later when I have garnered more information!

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Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:08 pm

:? Oh dear... :lol:
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Postby blinddrew » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:23 pm

Cue a detailed post about electronics that I shall read fully and studiously...
... and understand nothing! :)
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Postby garrettendi » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:52 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:The UK July issue (and online/tablet version) is out today! :thumbup: (The US/Canada edition is in a week's time)

Downloaded at lunch! The Q&A was interesting. I learned a fair bit!
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Postby Forum Admin » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:14 pm

ef37a wrote:Where are they please?

I always found it tricky to find but today I could not see them at all!

Dave.

Dave, there's a dedicated page that Hugh has given the link to, but in addition we have just added a dedicated PUBLICATION DATES button in the grey menu bar on the main MAGAZINE page to make life easier and more logical.

See https://www.soundonsound.com/magazine
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Postby Hugh Robjohns » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:26 pm

:thumbup: :clap: :D
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Postby blinddrew » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:36 pm

Excellent, much more intuitive.

Though I do like the surprise of the new magazine appearing when it's not expected. :D
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Postby Forum Admin » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:12 am

blinddrew wrote:Though I do like the surprise of the new magazine appearing when it's not expected. :D

No problem - we can easily build in a date randomiser. :tongue: :D
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Postby garrettendi » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:20 am

Forum Admin wrote:No problem - we can easily build in a date randomiser. :tongue: :D

Do something like the XKCD Random Number Generator: https://xkcd.com/221/
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Postby Forum Admin » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:22 am

^^^^ :D :D :D
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Postby zenguitar » Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:20 am

Well, it's just the 30th of June and I am downloading the August issue of Guitarist magazine.

They do seem rather keen :)

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Postby ManFromGlass » Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:37 am

Wot year?
Either they are really, really behind or way into the future! :headbang:
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Postby Forum Admin » Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:48 am

zenguitar wrote:Well, it's just the 30th of June and I am downloading the August issue of Guitarist magazine.

This practice stems from the time it typically took, historically, to ship magazines into overseas territories. If it took 3-4 weeks by ship to arrive in Australia and then get distributed into local stores there, for example, the magazine's cover month would look old and everyone believed this would affect sales. So big publishers tended to christen their magazine with a later cover month so that by the time it arrived in far-flung places, it still looked very current on the newsstands.

(And once you've adopted this practice, you can't skip a month, of course.)

Another practice was to avoid cover 'month' altogether and opt instead for a Volume & Issue Number policy, so the public were none the wiser when the mag went on sale there.
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Postby ManFromGlass » Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:48 am

Is there any thought to abolishing the monthly deadlines for the inet versions? It wouldn't work for the hard copies but what if the magazine was on a "flow" based model? i.e.: as articles are completed they are posted so in theory, as a reader, there could be something new to explore every few days until the months quota of articles and such are all posted.
Crazy idea. Might take pressure off the writers for the more lengthy or deeper researched articles?
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Postby Wonks » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:14 pm

Forum Admin wrote:This practice stems from the time it typically took, historically, to ship magazines into overseas territories. If it took 3-4 weeks by ship to arrive in Australia and then get distributed into local stores there, for example, the magazine's cover month would look old and everyone believed this would affect sales.

So it was all started by Sheep Shearing Monthly and everyone else followed their lead?
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Postby zenguitar » Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:54 pm

Lamb-entable joke :roll:

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Postby blinddrew » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:33 am

Wait! Hold up.
How have we managed to get two simultaneous sheep-pun threads going?
No one will take us sheariously now.
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Postby Hugh Robjohns » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:54 pm

Terrible behaviour. Someone's heading for a baaaa-n!
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