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Old 03 May 2006, 03:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 03 May 2006, 04:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 03 May 2006, 05:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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So what does this mean for current subscribers will there be an issue 9 and if so WHEN ???????????
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Old 24 May 2006, 11:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 24 May 2006, 03:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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OMG....real bad luck...


Hope they find a way through this.....
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Old 24 May 2006, 03:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Just read the Scoobycity thread. No wonder we have not seen a mag....


Lets hope Jon & Dee can get through this and with our support I am sure they will

Knowing what is actually happening does help and keeps peoples support.... please keep us informed Jon & Dee (if you read this)
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Old 24 May 2006, 03:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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well well well... I would like to hear it from the horses mouth...

Sorry to hear this news... ScoobyMag
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Old 24 May 2006, 03:40 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Found this on SN

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Originally Posted by Andy F
Not sure what exactly is public at the moment so I'll say I heard this through a 3rd party and have no idea if it is factual (keeping myself out of trouble !)

I beleve this is what happened to S/mag.

Firstly, a contributor of a technical article falsely claimed it to be his own work. The issue was printed and almost out to distribution before JMB were made aware that the particular article didn't actualy belong to the contributor and it had been copied from another publication.
Attempts were made to buy the article from the real owner but the offer was declined.
This resulted in the loss of a complete issue printed run.

Shortly afterwards Hannah Barbera, the owners of Scooby-Doo allegedly raised a legal action prohibiting the use of the name "scooby" in the title of the publication.
The actual name of the mag was Scooby Magazine. Scoobymag as one word would have been ok but not "Scooby" on its own apparently.

Another issue was printed, ready for distribution at this point but it was illegal to actually issue it.

A new business will always have limited cash for contingencies. If they get hit by two big 'show stoppers' on the trot it can be hard to overcome.
I can only guess at the cost of these two most unfortunate issues.

I can assure you these guys put a hell of an effort into this and certainly are not swaning around in company cars spending your subscription money.

I do know Jon had plans to change the name and relaunch the mag (as mentioned on the website) and indeed this still may be the case, it depends on what you read into the statement published.

I hope it is still a viable business and wish Jon and Dee the best of luck with the recovery/relaunch.

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Old 24 May 2006, 08:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
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yep bad news....................did always seem to be one of the 'nice guys'............
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Old 25 May 2006, 04:01 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i wonder if sccobyads.com wil continue to operate
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Old 25 May 2006, 04:23 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i wonder if sccobyads.com wil continue to operate
Yep I wonder mate.

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Old 25 May 2006, 09:56 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Would just like to say, that, what ever happens, I wish Dee and John all the best....

They have produced some fantastic reading and articles, and I know how much hard work, hours and sweat they have put into the mag.....

Well done to both of you.....
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Old 31 May 2006, 03:23 PM   #13 (permalink)
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ANNOUNCEMENT

With immediate effect, JMB Publications Ltd will no longer be publishing Scooby Magazine.

Further information will be given when legal and financial positions have been ascertained. We ask you to be patient until that time.

Please note: We are unable to answer emails regarding individual subscriptions.

H owever, we will be contacting all subscribers in due course, with an aim to refund outstanding subscriptions.

Thank you to everybody who has given their support.
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Old 31 May 2006, 04:15 PM   #14 (permalink)
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geez!!!! didn't think things were that bad

bloody shame mind you....i used to look forward to reading it every month
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Now that's a real pain in the arse....

Jon and Dee - I wish you all the best in the future whatever you do
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