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Re: UFO Magazine Folds After Editor's Death -

From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 23:03:13 -0000
Fwd Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2004 08:35:48 -0500
Subject: Re: UFO Magazine Folds After Editor's Death -

>From: John Rimmer <jrimmer.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 20:55:17 +0000
>Subject: Re: UFO Magazine Folds After Editor's Death

>>From: Roy Hale <roy.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 14:42:38 -0000
>>Subject: Re: UFO Magazine Folds After Editor's Death

>>>From: From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul>
>>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>>Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2004 22:43:04 -0000
>>>Subject: Re: UFO Magazine Folds After Editor's Death


Hello John, List,

at last, some rational and worthwhile discussion about my
support for FSR!

>>You now advocate people to subscribe to FSR, and you deserved to
>>be pulled up and asked on how such a change had occured within a
>>few months from your reply to my original mail.

>I can't answer from Joe McGonagle, but I wouldn't advocate
>anyone subscribing to FSR, least of all any former readers of
>(UK) UFO Magazine. Whatever you think about its contents, it was
>a porfessionally produced piece of work, which gave its readers
>what they wanted. They would be very disapponted by what FSR has
>(had? I haven't seen it round lately) to offer.

I haven't said that the quality of the content in recent years
was equal to that of UFO Magazine, and I have been mildly
critical of the content of FSR. It would be amazing if any
magazine that was in publication for 50 years didn't encounter
"dry spells" of whatever duration along the way. In recent
years, much of the "dry spell" may have been due to Gordon
Greighton's editorial policy, either directly or indirectly. The
fact is that GC is no longer the editor, and the magazine has an
opportunity to emerge from any problems associated with him

My point was two-fold. I don't think that anyone is going to try
to replace UFO Magazine with a new product in printed form. I
don't believe that E-zines along the lines of UFO Magazine will
be able to entirely fill the vaccuum left by it. Support (by
contributors and subscribers) that used to contribute/subscribe
to UFO Magazine, if switched to FSR, can breathe new life into
it, and possibly result (in a year or two) with FSR reaching the

>>And besides, aren't you a sceptic? What would a sceptic be
>>doing asking people to subscribe to a Pro Humanoid Contact
>>Magazine? Am I the only person on this List who finds this odd?

>I have to say, Roy, I agree with you on this; I do find Joe's
>advice quite surprising. There is, of course, still one of the
>UK's most established UFO magazines still around, and going from
>strength to strength by not indulging in crazy sensationism.

I have to confess John, that I don't have a single copy of
Magonia. This is not because of any dislike for it, but I have
not encountered any copies on the second-hand market, and I
simply don't have the money or the storage space to subscribe to
every magazine that is currently published or the time to read
them. If you are willing to make a review copy available, I will
happily pass it on to someone on the ufologyinuk list to review
it for the www.ufology.org.uk web site, let me know off-list if
that is agreeable. The same offer is extended to any other UFO
publishers that haven't yet  been reviewed on the site, and
which carry a significant proportion of UK-related material.

>From what I do know of Magonia, I think you will agree that it
>wouldn't appeal to the majority of ex-UFO magazine readers



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