karim18

Fun Idea, need to get feedback before I try to put it into the Project

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Hey Guys,

I was thinking, it would be kind of fun to do a "BinRev Forum Mag", not a "Print" magazine, but rather

in PDF form. Articles could be submitted by anyone on the BinRev forums, and of COURSE, it would

be a free download (source and PDF). I have a TON of bandwidth spread across 2-3 servers that I use

very rarely, so Providing the bandwidth would not be an issue. I would however need a few people to

help sort through the articles and also would need help with the Editorials (We could put one "Issue" out

every month).

Any feedback would be appreciated, this has been an idea of mine for a WHILE now, and since I don't know

when BRR will be back on the air, this might be something we could do until it comes back, and possibly even

after it does?

Oh, and before I forget, we would, in the tradition of BRR, try to keep politics out of the magazine as MUCH

as possible, and I would also, use punctuation more often (as opposed to having a 50 page document that

is wrapped into 2 sentences :P )

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Sounds good to me. I've always thought that there should be an articles section on Binrev. I would use HTML instead of PDF, though...I hate PDF

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I'm up for helping with graphics and editing. I've got some photoshop skills and I know how to put a sentence together. Content is most important so collaborating on an outline would be good.

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Score, so we have a total of 3 of us now :)

Okay, I think HTML and PDF can be the 2 formats we'll put issue's out in then?

(Sorry Spyril, but a LOT of people prefer pdf's, I'd hate to lose a reader base

because we do not have preferred doc formats, we could add other formats

too though, i.e. ODF?)

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anyone want to suggest a name (one that we could get a domain name to match?)

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Well if it -is- a binrev magazine then why not something like, "BinRev DigiMag" or something with binrev in the name.

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Well if it -is- a binrev magazine then why not something like, "BinRev DigiMag" or something with binrev in the name.

Because it is not good for a magazine. It is sluggish. I think the magazine at mind does not target only binrev members. If it's just for binrev members then it is fine but if you expect a larger reader database you must diverse your efforts. Something with binrev in the name will only attract binrev'ers and we, binrev'ers will be attracted whatever the name of the mag is. (I will read xxx magazine if i know it is from binrev.)

For the sake of proffessionality, it is best to create better names just than promoting binrev with the magazine's header. It is better to relate magazine with binrev through content. If you put binrev all the heck you do then you are -from the viewpoint of common people- just a self promoting a**hole.

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Okay, have THREE names that I like,

one suggested:

"The Data Stream"

and the others, are based UPON the suggested name "caffeine reads":

"caffeine chronicle"

or

since another source for caffeine (especially in enegry drinks) is Guarana

"Guaranine Gazette"

Lets have a quick show of hands, and I can setup an account on my server for the domain.

Anyone willing to setup a Joomla site and plug in a template... possibly do the banner?

I intend to spend SEVERAL hours on this over the weekend, so any help will be appreciated,

also, whoever does the banner/template stuff, can happily stick their name at the bottom in

the credits ;)

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BTW guys, for all those who are interested, sorry I haven't been on to get this going quicker, but

I was tied up with holiday stuff, the dreaded "black Friday" (didn't get any of those $3 50-packs of

DVD's either) and shopping for family members and the fiance.

I know justifications are merely excuses, but I did want to state my case..LOL

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