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Peter G. Shaw12/09/2021 13:58:17
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I have recently received an email from Kate Hall to the effect that there are going to be problems with distribution of the Print version of the magazine, and that an offer is being made to allow digital access until the supply chain has returned to normal. Instructions are given about how to set up digital access.

Now all that is fair enough, because let's face it, the news media are currently full of stories about insufficient HGV drivers and the corresponding delivery problems and hence shortages, but it still leaves me with a few questions.

Firstly, will I still be getting the Print version for each issue, albeit delayed?

Secondly, I use Linux Mint as my operating system. Reading the information on the digital version setting up screens, and going direct to Pocket Mags (which appears to be the method by which digital versions are created), there is no reference to Linux. There is reference to other systems, Windows v.10, IOS, etc, but not Linux. Therefore will this system work? FWIW, the web browsers I use are Firefox, occasionally Brave, and I understand that if necessary I can download & install Chrome (but don't really want Chrome for reasons of privacy - I don't trust Google).

Thirdly, on reading past forum entries, there have been at times problems with printing. Could someone state precisely how printing is supposed to work and in what format is the eventual file, eg pdf, jpg, or what? Indeed, how does one use this system?

Finally, I assume from Kate's email that this will be at nil cost to myself?

Thankyou,

Peter G. Shaw

bernard towers12/09/2021 14:31:54
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Sorry but if I don’t get print versions then I will have to think seriously about being a subscriber. My American mag went digital and it’s just not the same perhaps I am a Luddite!

bernard towers12/09/2021 14:51:18
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Didn’t know that Royal Mail had a shortage of HGV drivers I still get my post on time. Is it shortage of paper to the printers??

Michael Gilligan12/09/2021 14:53:30
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Posted by bernard towers on 12/09/2021 14:31:54:

Sorry but if I don’t get print versions then I will have to think seriously about being a subscriber.

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Me too

I am quite prepared to view some electronic versions as an interim measure, but, as Peter has asked:

… will I still be getting the Print version for each issue, albeit delayed?

MichaelG.

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P.S. __ no such eMail received here [as yet]

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 12/09/2021 14:55:27

JasonB12/09/2021 15:07:50
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Nor here

I've e-mailed Neil and asked him to comment.

Pocket mags have "Linux user & developer" as one of their titles so I should think it works on linuxwink

Edited By JasonB on 12/09/2021 15:13:05

Peter G. Shaw12/09/2021 15:17:52
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Jason & others,
Here is a copy of what I received:


Model Engineer's Workshop October Issue Newsletter

Important news about your subscription

View this email online **LINK**

**LINK**

Dear Peter

I hope that you and your family are safe and coping with the effects of Covid-19.

I am pleased to say that we will be continuing to produce your magazine.

We cannot however guarantee timely delivery, as we rely upon complex international distribution networks which are each suffering their own challenges at this time, and we do expect delays and disruption for the next few months.

As a gesture of goodwill, we would therefore like to extend to you access to the digital version of our magazines for the foreseeable future, until we can be confident that our supply chain has returned to normal.

To activate your digital subscription please follow the steps provided here: www.mytimemedia.co.uk/digitalaccess

Please not you will not be charged for any missed copies from your print subscription and you will receive everything you have paid for.

Wishing you the very best through these difficult times.

Warm regards,
Kate

Kate Hall
Subscriptions Manager

**Lines open Mon - Fri - 8.00am - 8.00pm GMT. Calls are charged at the same rate as standard UK landlines and are included as part of any inclusive or free minutes allowances. There are no additional charges with this number. Overseas calls will cost more. Please visit www.mytimemedia.co.uk/terms for full terms & conditions.

Registration number: xxxxxxxx | © MyTime Media Ltd

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Unsubscribe **LINK**

Manage my preferences **LINK**

 

Here's hoping it isn't an elaborate scam. By the way, the string of "x"'s looked like a subscription number.

Peter G. Shaw

Edited By Peter G. Shaw on 12/09/2021 15:20:56

SillyOldDuffer12/09/2021 15:51:41
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Posted by bernard towers on 12/09/2021 14:51:18:

Didn’t know that Royal Mail had a shortage of HGV drivers I still get my post on time. Is it shortage of paper to the printers??

The growing shortage of HGV drivers has been in the news for several months, and trouble was predicted last year. At the moment the UK has jobs for about 600,000 HGV drivers and there are about 100,000 unfilled vacancies.

Although the heavy supply chain is far from collapse, deliveries are queuing because of driver shortages. Priority is being given to perishable goods - not magazines. The effects vary depending where you live: round here it's most obvious in the building trade; all sorts of odd shortages and funny prices! The problem is slowly getting worse: some Supermarkets have warned it won't be possible to fully satisfy consumer demand over Christmas.

In that context, sounds like Kate is trying to reduce the risk of upsetting print only subscribers by allowing them digital access in the event their letterbox fails. Sensible precaution methinks - these are difficult times.

Dave

JasonB12/09/2021 15:55:59
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Well now we know which magazine that could explain why I have not had an e-mail as I subscribe to ME not MEW

SillyOldDuffer12/09/2021 16:02:52
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Posted by JasonB on 12/09/2021 15:55:59:

Well now we know which magazine that could explain why I have not had an e-mail as I subscribe to ME not MEW

I haven't had an email either. I have a print only MEW subscription, whilst ME is print and digital. Not panicking: I'm British. Stiff upper lip chaps, we can take it!

smiley

Dave

Neil Wyatt13/09/2021 11:52:30
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Hi everyone,

I have only just returned from a week away, and need to catch up.

To me, it reads as MTM are producing paper copies as normal, but because they are worried about the impact of the current driver shortage on deliveries they are opening up digital access to all subscribers for the 'forseeable future'.

I suggest grabbing the free digital access while you can, and hope any delays to the paper copies are minor.

I have raised a query so I can be sure of the details.

Neil

Michael Gilligan13/09/2021 12:07:14
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Thanks, Neil

MichaelG.

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Incidentally; I have still not received the ‘Newsletter’ to which Perter G. Shaw referred.

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 13/09/2021 12:10:43

Frances IoM13/09/2021 12:18:26
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I have a print subscription for MEW but after the confusion re the number of issues promised under that subscription I decided to have a standing order with local W H Smith in UK to take ME and hold it until I collect it - that has been erratic with both that and for another weekly magazine I take missing issues etc - my own opinion is that W H Smith don't actually care though they require an upfront deposit to hold magazines.
So far I seem to have all MEWs tho as many have realised the contents seem significantly less than pre covid days and with sometimes poor proof reading leading to missing content.
I don't find reading issues online attractive though it does save considerable space - the surveillance model of today's internet is equally distasteful.
Neil Wyatt14/09/2021 14:30:52
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Ok... response from MTM:

This email went out last March 2020 and hasn’t been sent out since. Do you know where it’s come from?

Peter... can you check the email header?

Thanks

Neil

Howard Lewis14/09/2021 15:42:10
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So far, all my MEW subscriber copies have arrived, more or less on time, In UK. m No E mail was received.

Was the E mail perhaps, primarily intended for overseas subscribers, who may be more affected?

Howard

Peter G. Shaw14/09/2021 15:50:46
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Neil,

I have had a look at the header, both as "All" (I normally use "Normal" and as "Message Body As" "Original HTML" (I normally use "Plain Text". The only thing of note, to me that is, is that under Message Body as Original HTML, Thunderbird throws it out as "To protect your privacy, Thunderbird has blocked remote content in this message".

To be honest, I don't really know what I'm looking for.

If anybody wants to have a look at it, I can always Forward it to another email address. Would that help?

Another comment: on checking, the string of numbers I replaced by "x,s" - see my previous message - is not my subscription number as I first thought. Therefore, the number is: 05649018. Could this be some some sort of registration number pertaining to My Time Media?

Peter.

JasonB14/09/2021 16:01:47
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Try looking for the date/time it was sent

Peter G. Shaw14/09/2021 16:26:06
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As far as I can see, the dates are all current, ie Sep 2021.

Here's the top section of the headers:
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Steambuff14/09/2021 17:16:56
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I suspect only international subscribers are getting the email ..... as the email does say

We cannot however guarantee timely delivery, as we rely upon complex international distribution networks which are each suffering their own challenges at this time, and we do expect delays and disruption for the next few months.

Dave

Michael Gilligan14/09/2021 23:43:15
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Posted by Steambuff on 14/09/2021 17:16:56:

I suspect only international subscribers are getting the email .....

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But Peter’s profile says he resides in Cumbria dont know

MichaelG.

Peter G. Shaw15/09/2021 10:01:43
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Quite correct Michael, I do indeed live in Cumbria. Which is why once Neil was advised by Jason, I've not done anything about the offer in the email and am now waiting for something more, anything more, from Neil.

Incidently, has anyone received MEW308 yet?

Peter G Shaw

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