American Rifleman RIP

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by pmanton, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. pmanton

    pmanton Member

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    I just got my Rifleman this AM. (I'm a life member) There's a tear out telling me that the Rifleman is gone. I have read my last one. From now on I'll have to read it on the Web. How in the hell can I take my computer with me into the can??

    OH and they'll include lots of spam (ADs) with the web edition.:(

    Bah Humbug

    Paul
    Salome, AZ
     
  2. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    Buy a netbook. They.are sh!tter friendly.
     

  3. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    I hate to say it but print media is dying. While this does not bode well for writers and photographers and everyone associated with that line of work, it makes the new marketing media of places like FTF that much more powerful.

    In another 3 to 5 years, places like a well established forum community will be one of the top three marketing targets for all things in direct relation to the product's audience.

    JD
     
  4. 50of4064

    50of4064 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Go down to the Apple store and ask to see the new crap-top computer's :rolleyes:RIP
     
  5. Wenonah

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    As to the spam, use Mozilla Firefox and install the addon, Adblock Plus. It's real easy to find and install useful addons and it is pretty effective at managing advertizing. I didn't install Adblock right away on my new computer and was amazed at how many adds I hadn't been seeing.

    Print media is going away and the quality of the reporting/articles seem to be going downhill. I wouldn't mind so much if the quality stayed at the level I expect but it seems that good writers expect to be paid better than the not so good ones.
     
  6. Yunus

    Yunus New Member

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    You can exempt websites from using Adblock. Like say a gun forum you visit often and want to keep around.
     
  7. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    First It must me nice to get told They just stopped sending me mine.

    Second who uses firesnail (Firefox). That browser is like surfing the web in SLOW MOTION. Try google Chrome fast and secure. Everything you need in a sleek easy to use design.

    Third There will be just as many ads in your online version as there is in the print version. So if you don't like it DON'T READ IT.

    Why do I want a bunch of wasteful PAPER mags laying around my house when I can read it on my Ipod, ipad, laptop, ereader. I myself being a techie am glad to see major mags going the digital route.

    As for writers and photographers, nothing is really changing they type articles on a computer and photographers now use DIGITAL cameras. So it cuts cost and may cut down the amount of ads you see in the digital mags. Because now they don't have to either A: Pay someone to print the mag or B: Own the printing equipment that is costly to buy, own, supply, and maintain. The cost of gas is rising the cost of materials like wood and ink are raising. Digital means you have to install some more servers that last years and you may have to buy some more bandwidth.
     
  8. spittinfire

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    The NRA isn't the only one going that route. Like JD said, printed media is dying and we're starting to see it.

    I for one like have the printed version because if there was an article I liked I could save that magazine. Sure the online version has archives but how far back will they go? I've got magazines from 5 years ago because they had some good tech in them that is still relevant.
     
  9. Yunus

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    Get a free dropbox account. Store your PDF's or whatever in it. Free online storage that will last more than a lifetime for magazines. It's even more safe from destruction than a physical copy because it's stored in the cloud and on your local computer.
     
  10. colmustard

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    This is the first I heard of this about the rifle man magazine, need less to say I am sad, yeah tech is cool, but I like somthing tangible. Also I dont see them making my membership cheaper, even though they are saving money. There goes taking my magazine with me wherever I go like fishing or wating in the car for someone at the store. I dont take a computer every where, another note seeing pepole with there computers at every place I go erks me, especialy when its a couple and there out to be together but yet they are on there laptops or phones! And I am not about to go spend more money on more tech to read it on the go, which in a year the tech will be out dated. Just give me back my print!;)
     
  11. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    Loose the internet and you loose your library. SHTF, it's all gone!!
     
  12. orangello

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    I think the addition of features not available on paper will eventually make up the loss of tactileness. Instead of just some still pictures of a new firearm, why not watch a short video of it in action (maybe even with sound).

    DVD backups my friend. :D External hard drives are easier and getting darned cheap.
     
  13. ktmboyz

    ktmboyz New Member

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    Thanks tango,, I had never heard of google chrome.. I just downloaded it and tried it... seems like a great no frills fast browser
     
  14. M14sRock

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    I know a lot of NRA members who are old enough that they do not have computers. They will suffer from this change, IMO.
     
  15. DrumJunkie

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    Chrome is great if you don't want or need any third party addons for things like multimedia or security. The whole cloud mentality I find a little intrusive. It does not play as well woth some proxys too. You're average computer user will probably use bad security software like Norton or that God awful McAfee so it wont really matter what they use to get the critters that are going to infect them anyway. I got calls to from several bought at Walmart pre loaded machines that caught critters due to sub standard security software.
     
  16. Eric0424

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    I've been using Firefox and AdBlock for about 18 months now, great add-on for the browser, helps keep the most irritating adds from surfacing. If you manipulate the web address and/or block entire ad frames you can keep a whole series of ads from showing up one most web sites.
     
  17. shadecorp

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    I looked through my new issue several times,
    did not see this info.
    About what page was this?
    Even checked the web site.
     
  18. pmanton

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    I called them to ask what's up. I was told it was their way of forcing me to call them so they could insure that I was still alive. They don't like sending magazines to dead people. They do this to old fart life members.:confused:

    I was assured that the Rifleman would keep coming.

    Cheers:

    Paul
    Salome, AZ
     
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  20. colmustard

    colmustard New Member

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    So we are still going to get them in print? That would make me very happy.