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Is QB Express already dead?

Postby Galeon » Jun 26, 2009 14:02

I found those articles interesting, I'm currently creating a compilation of all articles...
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Postby Imortis » Jun 27, 2009 0:21

The current hold up on QBE 30 is me.
I need to get my editing work to Pete. Thanks for this post to remind me. I am sending it to him now. After that, it is in Pete's court.
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Postby h4tt3n » Jun 27, 2009 7:18

Cool, I did wonder alot what happened to QBE. Nice to hear things are moving (since I've got an article in there somewhere X-D )
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Postby nkk_kan » Jun 28, 2009 16:27

It's too good to die :(
You guys need to dish it out sooner and on time :P
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Postby Imortis » Jun 28, 2009 23:32

nkk_kan wrote:It's too good to die :(
You guys need to dish it out sooner and on time :P


I agree, but the last few issues have been hampered by time constraints on my and Pete's part. The way that contributors can help out is by adding some HTML formatting to their articles before sending it in. As it is, we have to format the article so it looks right on the magazine. Then we have to TRY to spell check it and grammar check it.

Then we have to put the whole thing together in one big HTML file.

It is a very time consuming process.
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Postby technoweasel » Jun 29, 2009 21:51

please don't let QBE die!!! I think that it is a great resource and must be saved at all costs!
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Postby Galeon » Jul 01, 2009 12:46

I enjoyed reading them. I also want to contribute an article, but I still haven't started.
Can't wait for it!
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Postby technoweasel » Jul 07, 2009 21:49

I sent a zip file with a submission to qbexpress@gmail.com or something like that, and I sent a message to pete berg, but I haven't received a reply yet.

Imortis, what is editing like? Do you mean just like English and stuff like that? I'm often offline, but if you want I could try to help with checking grammar and spelling, etc.
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Postby Imortis » Jul 07, 2009 22:48

technoweasel wrote:Imortis, what is editing like? Do you mean just like English and stuff like that? I'm often offline, but if you want I could try to help with checking grammar and spelling, etc.


That is part of it. The other part is inserting the HTML tags required to make the articles display on the magazine the way they are supposed to.
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Postby Gods and Idols » Jul 10, 2009 1:15

It's hard to send "news" when by the time the magazine comes out it's 3-4 months old.

Have you considered getting some more people to work on it?
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Postby Imortis » Jul 10, 2009 1:19

I believe Pete has. It's not my call to make. I think there was a post about it on Pete's QB site forum.
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Postby Gods and Idols » Jul 10, 2009 22:07

Imortis wrote:I believe Pete has. It's not my call to make. I think there was a post about it on Pete's QB site forum.

Only thing I could find was http://www.petesqbsite.com/forum/viewto ... ht=express
Which more confirms the: "QB Express" is dying theory

The last issue was out in September 2008, that's 10 months ago.

I say either get more people in on it so Pete doesn't have to do everything.
Or just let it die.

Having a magazine request news, then not post them for almost a year is useless.
Sad as it is to see QBExpress go, this waiting 10 months for a new issue that will contain articles and news long since outdated feels a bit silly.

Is there even any point in sending in articles or news?

To quote Pete in the above linked topic:
Pete, Thu May 28, 2009 wrote:I'm hoping to release that long lost issue of QB Express in the next week or so.
Note the date.

Get more people on it or stop pretending it'll be out "Next week" ad-infinitum.
I get that you don't have the time to work on it, hand it off to someone else or just kill it.

This half-dead state is not productive or beneficial for anyone.
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Postby Imortis » Jul 11, 2009 9:45

Post this over at Pete's QB Site.
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Postby technoweasel » Jul 12, 2009 22:49

hand it off to someone else or just kill it

Yes, hand it off, but DON'T KILL IT!!!

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