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Cheers Nick, blood pressure time, saw this too, reminded me of my e-mail to the editor of

Land Rover Excuse of a magazine

you mean this post : :lol:

I wasted £3.65 today I feel,

............................on the August Issue of LRE.

I sat on a train, and after 12 mins I had "Read it" (or read anything vaguely of interest.....)

I sat on the train, and then had an idea....

I did an analysis of the whole magazine,

Jeeeez, the number of pages of adds !

Anyway, I was so seriously fed up with this I have just sent this off to James Taylor Editor of LRE on the basis that if we / I / readers don't say whats wrong, then they will sit there slapping themselves on the backs thinking its a great "Job Done"

So,

Do you reckon I'll get any reply ?

here's what I sent, ...............

and yes I was reaaly hacked off as to just how C54p it was......

Dear Mr Taylor,

LRE Magazine

……………..Do you think its value for Money ?……………

REALLY ?……………..

I stopped my subscription a while back, and today I bought a copy as I was going to be on a train for a good long while…………..thought it may have improved ?.......

Nope, its got worse...............

Time actually spent reading it …. ?….about 12 mins……..longer to do this

Analysis : (each line is a page)

August 2005 £3.65

Nothing of real interest, ....................

lots of average articles...............

.........just “padded†out to take up space ?.........

220 pages, (inc front & Rear Cover)

1.(Front Cover) – uninspiring photo – is that the best you can do .............for a COVER Shot ?

2.Advert

3.Advert

4 Contents Pages

5 (also page 5) Padding started ?

6 Who’s Who….

7 Boring editorial…

8 Advert

9 Advert

10 Rather ‘Average LR’ article ….6 Pages !!!!!!!!!

11 As above

12 As above

13 As above

14 As above

15 As above

16 Advert

17 Advert

18 Advert

19 Advert

20 Advert

21 Advert

22 News & Info – Boring and Padding ?

23 News & Info – as above ?

24 Advert

25 Advert

26 Green Oval – Yawn

27 as above same 2 pages touch more padding ?

28 Advert

29 Advert

30 Reader Feedback – Yawn again….2 pages

31 2nd page – still yawning….

32 Web Watch ? – is that the best you can extract ?

333 Advert

34 Advert

35 Advert

36 5 Page article on Discos (boring)

37 page 2

38 page 3

39 page 4

40 Page 5 – really simple surface stuff……

41 Advert

42 Advert

43 On the wrong track ? 3 pages

44 boring

45 nothing worth reading

46 Advert

47 Advert

48 Advert

49 Roverphile – 5 pages of padding

50 page 2

51 page 3

52 page 4

53 Page 5

54 Advert

55 Advert

56 Advert

57 Advert

58 Advert

59 Advert

60 Advert

61 Advert

62 Advert

63 Advert

64 Advert

65 Advert

66 Advert

67 Advert

68 Driving the future 5 pages

69 but it all been done before

70 many times

71 and better

72 …..5th page of it….

73 Advert

74 Advert

75 Advert

76 Punishing Quarry…4 pages

77 Interesting

78 but very surfacey

79 could be done much better 6/10

80 Advert

81 Advert

82 Advert

83 Advert

84 Advert

85 Advert

86 Advert

87 Advert

88 Dodgy Motor 4 pages

89 interesting

90 but a lot of

91 padding ?

92 Advert

93 Advert

94 Advert

95 Advert

96 Advert

97 Advert

98 Advert

99 Advert

100 Advert

101 Advert

102 Advert

103 Advert

104 Advert

105 Advert

106 Advert

107 Advert

108 Home workshop 4 pages

109 boring

110 read a Haynes

111 manual for this……….

112 Advert

113 Advert

114. Advert

115. Advert

116 2 PAGES !!!! on how to

117. replace a track rod ? – Jeeeez

118. Advert

119. Advert

120. 3 pages on replacing a steering box

121. use a Haynes manual

122. Jeeeeeeeeeeez again – hopeless

123. Advert

124. Advert

125. Advert

126. Advert

127. Advert

128. Home workshop again

129. 2 Pages – hardly riveting stuff

130. Advert

131. Advert

132. Advert

133. Advert

134. shock article

135. 2 pages about a LR that had wrong shocks fitted ?????

136. Advert

137. Advert

138. Advert

139 Advert

140. Advert

141. Advert

142. Advert

143. Barker View – Fair but nothing riveting

144. Club & Motorsport news…

145. Padded to make 2 pages

146. Advert

147. Advert

148. Advert

149. Advert

150. Clubs – 2 Pages ?

151. Padded again….

152. Advert

153. Advert

154. Advert

155. Advert

156. Running Reports ?

157. 5

158. rather

159. boring

160. pages

161. Advert

162. Advert

163. Advert

164. Advert

165. Advert

166. Big Blue Meanie….

167. 4 pages

168. nothing to

169. interesting really ?

170. Advert

171. Advert

172. Advert

173. Advert

174. Advert

175. Advert

176. Tooled Up

177. 4 pages from the ark

178. it would be ok

179. but there's nothing really good so far…

180. Advert

181. Advert

182. Advert

183. Advert

184. The lost tiger trial 5 pages

185. its

186. ok

187. but

188. standard stuff………………….

189. Advert

190. Advert

191. Advert

192. Bi centennial LRs

193. just plain dull………

194. Advert

195. Advert

196. Advert

197. Advert

198. Advert

199. Advert

200. Advert

201. Advert

202. Advert

203. Advert

204. Heritage

205. 2 pages on old brochures…..wow

206. Advert

207. Advert

208. Advert

209. Advert

210. Advert

211. Advert

212. Advert

213. Advert

214. Advert

215. Advert

216. Advert

217. Index (advert really) or just plain padding………..

218. Hodder way ….its ok, but hardly worth the time to read…

219. Advert

220. Back page … Advert

This really is awful.....

pages and pages of Adverts,

and the few articles in there are just plain boring,

...but I WANT TO BUY MAGAZINES TO READ LEARN AND BE IMPRESSED AND ENTERTAINED BY....

Take a look at the USA Magazines, run by enthusiasts for enthusiasts, ................

loads of detail, technical info, specials, modifications, upgrades (that doesn't mean bolting on a "Goodie"), and articles that take ages to read because they are well written, about interesting subjects that you just do not see elsewhere....

If you wonder why your sales are low or falling, perhaps the above lack of effort or "freshness" might just show why,

.....this magazine is going to be bought by a new owner for a short time or a individual thinking about buying...not long term die hard enthusiasts who will take out subs and rush to get there copy of LRE to see what exciting innovative and interesting articles there are in it............

I will be very very careful about wasting my money on LRE again, ...............I'll see 1st if there is anything work buying it for..............

I don't expect to get a reply to this e-mail, as you will probably just laugh and bin it.................

and I did get a reply, and I did offer the 90 as they were interested in an article, which I then told them to (as they had closed LRE Forum) that, in my opinion the best thing they could do was ** **** ********* and **** ** **************** *** ****** tonsil ******* ***** *** ***** **** ** gerbil on stilts.

Kin junk UK 4x4 mags

Nige :angry:

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Hey, who's got time to count pages?

Quit the wingeing boys.

And look, I've never heard of the bloody mafia.

I'm not a Godfather - got it?

I'm an enthusiast.

The Land Rover Enthusiast.

Capiche?

Now look at that issue - Mama, what a beautiful magazine.

Scomparto bello!!

Fifteen of those ad pages I had to do a favour for.

And to get those ten pages of editorial that give Scrapiron products as best buys, I had to sleep with Ricky the Finger Green's wife.

Merda, I had to wear a paper bag over my head....balena....boccalone!

But boys, we all gotta live.

You think I'm ricco sfondato?

You think red paint is cheap?

So shut it! Last customer who disagreed, I cut his tongue out and welded it to his NATO hook.

If you wanna have a discussion, I'll send round a limo....

One way ticket.

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