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AlexBrown

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Hi everyone, we have now released the pilot issue of Advanture Magazine!

www.advanturemagazine.com

I would really love to get some feedback on the first issue. It is a free subscription and the issue contains a lot of stories from VW Cali's! Also, be sure to test out the VW Cali Club link when you see it advertised :)

I want to build this magazine with a real community spirit in mind, so @Martin maybe if it is suitable for you guys, we could find a place to open a sticky or something for a short while? I am really open all new ideas, whether thats for content, direction or general feedback.

Thanks so much, Alex
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Feedback for you, clicked on the link to check it yesterday I think it was and didn’t because you wanted my email address.
I know why but if you really wanted people to check the pilot I would have held back on the data capture.
 
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Feedback for you, clicked on the link to check it yesterday I think it was and didn’t because you wanted my email address.
I know why but if you really wanted people to check the pilot I would have held back on the data capture.
Also, there are no privacy terms or a statement on what you will be doing with collected personal data. No options to opt out of what you will be doing with the data as per GDPR.
 
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Feedback for you, clicked on the link to check it yesterday I think it was and didn’t because you wanted my email address.
I know why but if you really wanted people to check the pilot I would have held back on the data capture.
Hey! As the magazine is supplied at no cost, we are reliant on building up a strong community of subscribers. This numeric information is what is important to the advertisers who fund the production. I am sorry that we can not hear your thoughts about the content though.
 
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Also, there are no privacy terms or a statement on what you will be doing with collected personal data. No options to opt out of what you will be doing with the data as per GDPR.
Hey Loz. We certainly do have a privacy statement, on both the main website and the Mailchimp subscription page. It is a clickable tab either in the bottom right hand corner, or along the top. Depending the browser and device that you are loading the page on :thumb
 
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Hey! As the magazine is supplied at no cost, we are reliant on building up a strong community of subscribers. This numeric information is what is important to the advertisers who fund the production. I am sorry that we can not hear your thoughts about the content though.
By no means knocking you Alex, great work just constructive feedback
 
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By no means knocking you Alex, great work just constructive feedback
No problem at all and thank you. I'd be interested to know your thoughts on the general concept of a modern van magazine, which is digital - so you load it onto your device and take it away in the van with you?
 
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I was looking forward to it hence my initial click
 
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Hey Loz. We certainly do have a privacy statement, on both the main website and the Mailchimp subscription page. It is a clickable tab either in the bottom right hand corner, or along the top. Depending the browser and device that you are loading the page on :thumb
That's not your privacy statement that is Google's

As a keeper of personal information, you are required by law to say what you use the information for and you have to provide positive opt-in for communications from yourselves and opt-in for you to share data with any 3rd parties.

BTW. I'm not knocking a great job you have started, just providing feedback as you requested so that you don't come unstuck over the many pitfalls a startup comes across.
 
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That's not your privacy statement that is Google's

As a keeper of personal information, you are required by law to say what you use the information for and you have to provide positive opt-in for communications from yourselves and opt-in for you to share data with any 3rd parties.

BTW. I'm not knocking a great job you have started, just providing feedback as you requested so that you don't come unstuck over the many pitfalls a startup comes across.

Thanks Loz, let me contact the website and report that.

Would love to know your thoughts regarding the content of the magazine, when you have had time to have a read.
 
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Just to let people know, @AlexBrown did ask for permission to post here to get feedback on his pilot issue, we wont be able to make this a sticky post though.. sorry
 
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Sadly it is blocked for my work server but I will take a look over the weekend. Looks very professional at first glance ;)
 
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Sadly it is blocked for my work server but I will take a look over the weekend. Looks very professional at first glance ;)
Hi Matt, oh that is a shame! I will have the website team look into that to fix. We did have the site categorised on a global database, listed as Sports, Recreation & Travel. Thanks for the feedback on that.
 
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Hi Alex
My verification email didn't arrive (my email is on office 365) so maybe you got spam blocked, but I was able to view the magazine with a small workaround (not going to make public) but I'll let you know.
 
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Hi Matt, oh that is a shame! I will have the website team look into that to fix. We did have the site categorised on a global database, listed as Sports, Recreation & Travel. Thanks for the feedback on that.
I think our work has become over zealous with it's security, even some of our internal websites are not working at the moment. I feel lucky this site is still working.
 
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I think our work has become over zealous with it's security, even some of our internal websites are not working at the moment. I feel lucky this site is still working.
I have a solution for you, the magazine is optimised for smart phone and tablet too ;)
 
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Cheers Alex, I did subscribe but nothing happened so far. Look forward to read and give some content related feedback.
 
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Looks very professional but a few glaring spelling mistakes and grammatical tongue twisters noted. eg:
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Can you send me the pdf of the mag?

Try clicking on Download link top L on magazine page. I’m afraid the pdf file is too large for the Forum
 
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