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Russell Eberhardt28/06/2022 11:15:02
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After weeks of delays I have at last been able to renew my print + Digital subscription to MEW. I now find that the new archive software only gives me access to issues back to 01/03/2020 plus three odd issues from 2010.

Any idea how I can access other issues that I have already paid for?

Russell

PS. I have tried both Firefox and Chromium browsers but the results are identical.

Edited By Russell Eberhardt on 28/06/2022 11:16:52

JasonB28/06/2022 12:56:10
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See the current "Forum Downtime" thread there is mention from Neil in that within the last week

Russell Eberhardt28/06/2022 20:57:58
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Thanks Jason. I guess I (and others) will have to be patient. Pity the system could not have been tested properly before replacing the old one though.

Russell

Darren H19/07/2022 16:06:43
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Hi everyone. Just a bit of back story. When Mortons acquired four titles (ME MEW MB RCM&E) from MyTime Media, the archive system didn't come with it.

In the past few weeks, we have had to build four brand new archives from scratch, integrate it with our publishing system and subscription system, and rename and upload 100s of magazines in date order.

This has been a mammoth undertaking for us, and we are still at it.

I'm happy to say that there will be at least 100 new issues in the ME archive by midnight tonight, and at least another 100 by the end of the week.

Apologies for how long it's taking, but this wasn't a case of just switching something over.

Give me a shout if you have any problems or questions.

Edited By Darren H on 19/07/2022 16:07:55

Russell Eberhardt19/07/2022 16:20:36
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Thanks for all your hard work Darren.

Russell

Darren H19/07/2022 16:54:20
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Darren H21/07/2022 16:39:40
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Good afternoon. By this evening, the Model Engineering archive should be complete. Let me know if you find any problems or anything missing.

We will then look at completing Worksop and Boats (RCM&E is done)

Happy reading, and thanks for bearing with us.

JasonB21/07/2022 16:44:41
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Darren, one thing I have noticed is if I go to Magazines, select ME or MEW and then login it does not take me to the latest mag but the first one from when your new viewer became active. Eg Model Engineer opens 4693 not 4696 so I have to then get archive up and select the latest issue.

Also ME does not seem to be getting updated regularly to latest issue on the homepage or top of other pages, still a couple of issues behind

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Darren H21/07/2022 16:52:33
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Posted by JasonB on 21/07/2022 16:44:41:

Darren, one thing I have noticed is if I go to Magazines, select ME or MEW and then login it does not take me to the latest mag but the first one from when your new viewer became active. Eg Model Engineer opens 4693 not 4696 so I have to then get archive up and select the latest issue.

Also ME does not seem to be getting updated regularly to latest issue on the homepage or top of other pages, still a couple of issues behind

Edited By JasonB on 21/07/2022 16:46:23

Thanks - i can fix that with the archive

On the current issue, i'm just trying to track down who should be doing that!

Neil Wyatt21/07/2022 20:53:31
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Great work Darren, I look forward to seeing the MEW Archive fill up.

And for forum members - it's worth the wait the new reader is MUCH better! All the features you have asked for.

Neil

Chris Armstrong31/07/2022 09:19:22
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The resolution of the scans for the early years' MEWs in the new archive is worse than in the old archive, making the drawings illegible in many cases. I understand that there is a trade-off between file size and resolution but, with cheap storage and fast internet these days, I would opt for better resolution every time.

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