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The Merry Miller03/06/2011 21:32:10
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On the original Prams and teddies forum, the format has gone beserk again and so can't post reply.
Andrew Johnston03/06/2011 22:51:37
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So much for free speech; it's one thing saying what you think, it's another entirely, mucking up the formatting so that nobody else can post. It's enough to make one throw a teddy out of the pram!
 
Regards,
 
Andrew

Edited By Andrew Johnston on 03/06/2011 22:51:56

David Clark 104/06/2011 07:41:57
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Hi There
I have been unable to fix the corrupted teddies thread so have deleted it.
I believe the last person to post may have pasted from Word.
Normally I can fix this but this time I have been unable to.
Word adds all sorts of code that messes up the HTML.
 
Even though I edited the last post and then deleted it it would not correct itself as it normally does.
Feel free to keep throwing your toys out of your pram on this thread if you wish.
 
regards david
 
 
 
Richard Parsons04/06/2011 09:00:00
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Sam Have a try using a ‘Hot Glue Gun’. I have used them to stick brass etc to a ‘Wax Chuck’. These are even available in this back woods neo-feudal place called Hungary. So in OZ you should find them every where.

To All
if you are copying from MS Word - Use the special Icon –the one with the big “W” in it!
 
David Try copying the offending post back to MS Word, delete the offending post and re copy using the proper facility. You may have a problem if the post was from a LATER version of Word than you are using.

Regards

Dick

Edited By Richard Parsons on 04/06/2011 09:00:28

WALLACE04/06/2011 09:01:49
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There's nowt so queer as folk.

Maybe some people need to get out more - but that would mean less time in the workshop !

W.
DerryUK04/06/2011 09:57:10
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<but that would mean less time in the workshop !>
Depends where your workshop is. I have two, one in my garage and one in my kitchen.

Last winter I got fed-up not being able to get out into my No1 workshop as it was so cold (it looks like global warming means the UK will get colder) that I decided to put a lathe in my kitchen. Now I never go out much and certainly not out of my back door and that is 36" wide, just enough room for a small lathe. So I bought a Myford SP10. Fits perfectly and I can now machine in the warm all year round. But ...

Myfords are a bit like old British motorbikes, interesting to look at but a pain in the butt to use.

Derry.
The Merry Miller04/06/2011 12:10:05
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Oooh! another post to stir up strong feelings.
 
 
Steve Garnett04/06/2011 12:34:04
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Posted by David Clark 1 on 04/06/2011 07:41:57:

I believe the last person to post may have pasted from Word.

 
The last person whose name appeared on the list was mine - but that contribution was put in using the forum editor, as I always do. Thing is, the post itself never showed up....
 
Personally I can't understand why anybody would want to use Word for forum posts - it's hardly the ideal tool under any circumstances!
 
Feel free to keep throwing your toys out of your pram on this thread if you wish.

 
The post that didn't show hardly qualified as that. It was merely a suggestion that perhaps there may be an alternative way of approaching the whole CAM issue in MEW by doing a 'special', not as a normal edition but as an occasional addition to. It seems unlikely that there would be enough material to have a separate mag dedicated to it, but a 'special' once in a while (which the actively disinterested could ignore) might get over my main objection - all the posts objecting to it! If the objectors don't buy it, then hopefully they can pretend that it doesn't exist...
John Stevenson04/06/2011 14:37:21
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Steve,
That sounds like a very good idea, the special that is.
 
As you say it can be ignored if readers want to but the sales will give a good idea of the interest.
 
I'm guessing that sales on these specials are too great though given you have to buy direct or thru W H Smith and not easy to obtain like subscription copies, perhaps David can comment ?
 
John S.
Chris Trice04/06/2011 18:25:58
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With respect, your username and avatar hardly exude goodwill. It's a two way street.
Chris Trice04/06/2011 18:29:47
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The post that didn't show hardly qualified as that. It was merely a suggestion that perhaps there may be an alternative way of approaching the whole CAM issue in MEW by doing a 'special', not as a normal edition but as an occasional addition to. It seems unlikely that there would be enough material to have a separate mag dedicated to it, but a 'special' once in a while (which the actively disinterested could ignore) might get over my main objection - all the posts objecting to it! If the objectors don't buy it, then hopefully they can pretend that it doesn't exist...

I believe I suggested that in the original thread on too much CNC.

Peter G. Shaw04/06/2011 19:01:58
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I think the idea of an occasional , or even regular, CNC special is a very good idea. This type of thing is done in finance magazine that I get in which every quarter, I think, they supply an extra bit all about Investment trusts. The reason why they do it is because the original idea of a separate IT magazine failed, presumably insufficient support. Maybe this is the way to go for the CNC readers.
 
Regards,
 
Peter G. Shaw
John Coates04/06/2011 19:21:47
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I've never made or edited a magazine so I don't know if this is possible but could the CNC etc articles go in the centre so the staple could be loosened so they could be pulled out and kept as continuous pages?
NJH04/06/2011 19:43:38
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David did say, in his post on" The thread that crashed and burned", that 50% of the responders wanted CNC in the mag. ( Tony & John how many replies did you make? )
He also said that he didn't at present have sufficient CNC material.so, by implication, a higher concentration can be expected in future. If he ever gets to the stage of " sufficiency" i.e. where 50% of the content is CNC then maybe the way would be to have an all CNC issue one month and no CNC the next. Those who only like CNC buy odd issues, those who don't like CNC buy even issues and those who like both buy both issues. That way, rather than only pleasing some of the people some of the time, he could please all of the people all of the time! I could live with an issue every other month, especially as with less pressure on deadlines I'm sure we would see higher quality articles and any project I might undertake would last me much more that a month anyway.

Steve, short of my quite brilliant suggestion, I would support your " special" solution so I am sure that between us that's sorted then.
Regards
 
Norman
 
Hang on... what's that noise.... blimey! a squadron of pigs just flew past!
 
 

Edited By NJH on 04/06/2011 19:44:34

John Coates04/06/2011 19:53:22
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NJH
 
Good suggestion but not if your a subscriber as whichever side your one you will be annoyed one month and in nirvana the next until your subscription runs out and you can switch to buy as you like off the shelf
 
I think I posted three times but would have liked the opportunity to post a fourth to apologise to Tony for misrepresenting him in a reference to one of his posts. So I'm sorry for that Tony.
 
 
NJH04/06/2011 19:54:39
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Ah Derry
 
"Myfords are a bit like old British motorbikes, interesting to look at but a pain in the butt to use."
 
I remember my old motorbikes - things of beauty to be cherished - so many happy hours together !
 
Cheers
Norman
NJH04/06/2011 20:01:48
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Hi John
 
Ah yes I guess, from the publisher's point of view, fatally flawed - that must have been what the pigs had launched for !
 
.................You could, of course grow to love CNC and reach a constant state of nirvana.
 
Cheers
Norman
 

David Clark 104/06/2011 21:13:42
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Hi There
I locked the thread. That would leave it intact. It obviously did not work as you could still post.
regards David
 
David Clark 104/06/2011 21:19:25
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Hi There
A full CNC special will not happen.
A small A5 booklet about CNC might be included as an add on FOC.
Specials are limited budget, I can't pay the usual £50 per page.
regards David
 
 
David Clark 104/06/2011 21:23:59
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Hi Steve
Your post was not the problem.
I suspect you posted from the first page not the second.
The thread was corrupted completely by the previous poster.
This is the first time in two years I have not been able to sort it.
regards David
 

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