View Poll Results: Do you subscribe to RIB International, and what do you think of it?
I subscribe to RIB International and think it is okay 6 9.52%
I subscribe to RIB International and think it needs a lot of improvement 26 41.27%
I have never subscribed to RIB International 20 31.75%
I used to subscribe but cancelled my subscription 11 17.46%
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Old 09 October 2002, 17:47   #91
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Anyone else willing to have a try?
Keith, watch this space (I mean watch RIB International) - that's if they'll talk to me after this episode!
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Old 09 October 2002, 17:49   #92
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I think the general idea was going to be that we would discuss matters here, very much like the little chat in the pub. As it becomes clear that quite a few of us seem to think the same, we'd probably decide that it'd be an idea to give you a ring. But that was BEFORE we noticed you sat in the corner and invited you over. You've seen the criticisms here now, so why would we need to give you a ring to tell you the same? Alright, so maybe if we came up with anything new, then yeah it'd be worthwhile.

I'd be all too happy to phone you guys up to give you my opinions on your magazine, but as I've said I've not seen it. As the only option appears to be getting a subscription, then there's no way. I'm 17, I go to sixth form college, and the little money I do have goes on my mountain bike and booze. If there was some way for me to get say the latest issue and a couple of back issues off you guys, then I'd be more than happy to read through them properly a couple of times, give you a call, and discuss possible improvements, especially on things I'm not happy with that appear to be popping up every issue. Hey you never know, It might even result in me finding a way that I can contribute to your magazine, which would be good for you guys right?

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so did I get that beer thrown over me?
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Nah, beer shouldn't be wasted like that! I wouldn't throw beer on anyone, I'd drink it, then throw the empty glass at em!
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LOL.... nor would I!
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Old 09 October 2002, 18:39   #96
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I'm feeling a bit of Deja Vu here with Julian and Kempy joining in.

Anyway... No publicity is bad publicity - I've just had a look at your website for the first time.

One question - why can't we buy it in WH Smith? - or a local newsagents? It does say on the website that the current issue is "For Sale" - but where.

I would like to buy a couple of copies - if I like what I see and read I may subscribe. At the moment I go into WH Smiths, have a flick through what they have and probabply end up buying Motor Boat and Yachting - or simular - because it has articles on saftey aids, passage planning - even a review of Hot Lemon - a Scorpian Rib! (and nothing about 4x4's - I already have a Freebie!)

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Old 09 October 2002, 22:31   #97
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About two years ago I had to have a series of operations on my hands, the anasthetic was local and I was quite interested in what the surgeon was doing and he agreed to let me watch. He also chucked in a running commentary with his fee. The first thing he said as he was slicing through my palms was 'you have extraordinarly thick skin Stuart"

After reading your vitreolic reply to my suggestion I think that's just as well . I do think you were rude and dismissive to me ( a buying customer and a future potential advertiser). but I guess worse things have happenned to me at Sea this year.

Yes I do have a 4 X 4 in fact I have two and I buy all my spare parts from the advertisers of those magazines. MY perception remains that the 4 X 4 section is not needed.

I don't think I am a winger or a moaner and I am certainly not vituperative so I am presuming those comments were not aimed at me, be sure to let me know if they were

But what really saddens and dumfounds me is the dismissal of my suggestion that you start a thread on this forum asking for feedback and suggestion. To me it seems the perfect opportunity to get free market research and develop some level of symbiosis with an active Rib community

I look forward to your next broadside with interest
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Hugo's reply to Julian

In responce to HMS reply to Julian. Nadia was not the PR girl on the Around the World project, she was an entusiastic supporter who did an excellent job organising our stop overs etc . The collection that HMS mentions was part of a world wide appeal that she started and was supported by many magazines and organisations from all over the world. I have not thanked Rib International for them allowing her to raise the much needed funds yet and for that I am sorry.

Hugo's comment about nothing being sent to him Re "Sadly & Strange" really highlights what the problem is with RI. Clive's daily diary was a master piece of journalisam given the conditions we were in. 35,000 words clearly demonstrating his writing skills. Because of this we have been approached by boating magazines from all over the world who want a story and are prepared to pay good money providing it is exclusive to their requirments and publication dates. The question is..............

Why would anyone want to give an arcticle away when they can sell it? Alan P
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"The Young Ones"...

Is this thread really a brain storming script session for a new sitcom? Who owns the rights to this thread? I just hope no one brings up 'Horse and Hound' magazine.
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My thoughts pretty much exactly there Alan. RI is a commercial thing, but it seems that we're pretty much expected to give our articles away (thats the impression I get from the new thread that has popped up, correct me if I'm wrong here). As a commercial magazine that we pay to read, it's hardly fair to expect a flood of free material coming from us for you to publish.

For example, a couple of years ago I was down in Cornwall with some other people from my old school's science department for the eclipse. I had been put in charge of the video camera, which was only taken to film the experiments we did during the eclipse. But we were lucky, and were in pretty much the only part of Cornwall that had a break in the clouds in just the right place for us to see the best bits. As it was school's camera and not mine, I thought "what the hell, if the camera gets broken, it's not mine!" and filmed the whole thing. So what's this got to do with anything I hear you ask. Channel 4 turned up later that day, and had heard from some of the other people on site that we had some great footage. They came over and offered us several hundred quid for about 2 minutes of shakey film taken by a 15 year old, and I don't even pay to watch Channel 4. There's no way we would have just given it to them.

That was possibly a bit more emphasized than this current thing, but the basics still apply. Writing an article takes effort and time. If we come up with something worth publishing in a commercial magazine, surely we should benefit financially from that, because after all, you as the publishers are.

Maybe I've missed the point here, and if so, then ignore everything I've said.
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