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    The publishing schedule is farcical.

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    There no longer is a publishing schedule for the e-magazine. John Upper is still Editor and receives payment only when he sends us a new edition. The money saved from the scarcity of issues has gone towards other expenses. John is paid monthly for his work on the CFC Newsfeed (this is part of the Newsletter contract) which is updated frequently.

    At some point we will address this, but I don't think the current CFC Board of Directors will act on this imminently, as the cost savings is being channeled elsewhere for now. The Voting members could put forward a motion of some sort to hasten an action.

    For what it's worth, yes there was one additional magazine after the picture of the one on the CFC front page.

    Fred
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    There should be a magazine. It should be bi-monthly or quarterly and it should be of comparable size to the hard copies of En Passant/Bulletin. Failure to provide such a publication is a disservice to the membership.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Craft View Post
    There should be a magazine. It should be bi-monthly or quarterly and it should be of comparable size to the hard copies of En Passant/Bulletin. Failure to provide such a publication is a disservice to the membership.
    The CFC has to live within it's means. We can't afford to have a publications budget the same as we had 30 years ago. Just to jog people's memory, at one time we had 3 paid employees and operated an online and physical store.

    In today's world there is a division of people between those who want their information in a printed/printable journal form (see New in Chess or American Chess Magazine) vs those who prefer a daily updated newsfeed form (See https://en.chessbase.com/ (ChessBase) or https://www.chess.com/news (Chess.com)). This has to be considered going forward.

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    Given that it is an emagazine, that reduces the printing and mail costs from 30 years ago. We, the members , are entitled to a printable journal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Craft View Post
    Given that it is an emagazine, that reduces the printing and mail costs from 30 years ago. We, the members , are entitled to a printable journal.
    Just out of curiosity, did you print off John's emagazine, given it's non-conventional format ?

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    No because it was too bloody long.

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    The FQE online magazine has been coming out regularly every month (except April - which I haven't received yet) with timely news.

    Likewise the BCCF Bulletin, which came out a few days ago - with a report from the Grand Pacific Open, which had finished a few days earlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Craft View Post
    There should be a magazine. It should be bi-monthly or quarterly and it should be of comparable size to the hard copies of En Passant/Bulletin. Failure to provide such a publication is a disservice to the membership.
    The regularity such as quarterly is more important than the size. Even just 10 pages culled from the newsfeed, links to the crosstables of completed events, AND a list of upcoming events - that is the most important function, to nudge players. Go to the customers, not to have the customers search out your webpage when they get the urge.

    Everybody should quickly receive the news of historic proportion, such as winners of the Canadian Closed and new GMs.

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    The e-magazine is definitely on our to do list but at the moment it is probably number four or five on the list. At the moment PayPal is frozen so that leaps to the top of the list.

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