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There is a New Magazine being Published in Chiangrai! It's 100% English and will be on the stands between, Aug 1st-15th throughout Chiangrai, Chiangmai and Pattaya. The Magazine is looking for fresh Fresh articles for Chiangrai so if you would like to write an article please feel free to send it //email removed//

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interesting....but where will u put ur magazine at?

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After a request from the OP, and consultation with the local CR forum moderator, we have agreed to move this back into the CR Forum.

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After a request from the OP, and consultation with the local CR forum moderator, we have agreed to move this back into the CR Forum.

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There is a New Magazine being Published in Chiangrai! It's 100% English and will be on the stands between, Aug 1st-15th throughout Chiangrai, Chiangmai and Pattaya. The Magazine is looking for fresh Fresh articles for Chiangrai so if you would like to write an article please feel free to send it //email removed//

Since the e-mail address has been obliterated( I like this word), maybe you can tell us more about this magazine.

Because of the offices location, I fear maybe its a christian/missionary enterprise, please tells us it's not.

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One of the tasks of a supermoderator is to help members to find the most appropriate forum for their postings. To look for the best go-ground for it so to say, the best place for the poster to get an answer to his or her questions, the best place to place his or her contribution to the forum.

If you would start a topic about scuba diving on Phuket in the 'Golf in Thailand Forum', some helpfull super moderator would probably move it to the 'Phuket Forum'.

Everybody would be happy: The original poster (OP in Thaivisa slang), the members of the 'Golf in Thailand Forum', the members of the 'Phuket Forum' and last but not least the super moderator himself because he made so many people happy.

However, it doesn't work out well everytime. This is mostly the case in the local community forums.

Recently a super moderator moved the topic 'petcare in Chiang Rai' to a rather unknown general forum called 'Plants, Pets and Vets'. He probably red the word 'pet' and came immediatly in action.

That actually somebody posed a question which only could be answered by local members, was disregarded by him: Pets belong to Pets. Full stop.

It made actually nobody happy. The visitors of the pets-forum probably thought 'how should we know, we are not living in Chiang Rai'. The original poster probably thought 'in this way I am never going to get an answer' and most members of the Chiang Rai Forum asked themselves probably why this super moderator didn't have anything more important to do.

The supermoderator realized that his action was not really a succes, which didn't make him happy, so he showed enough sportmanship to reverse it.

So finally everybody was happy again.

And this reaction of the members of the local Chiang Rai Forum was quite understandable as most consider themselves to be old and wise enough to make their own decisions (the oldest is 78). And one of these decisions is the choice of forum.

Personally, as the local moderator of this forum, I felt a little bit embarrassed about the situation, but at the end I was happy as well :D .

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This time things are a little bit different. We all know that direct advertising, mentioning websites or e-mail addresses is 'not done'. The rules of Thaivisa stipulate very clearly that is actually is not allowed. Within the shortest time the forums would be larded with advertissements and we all would be looking for a more pure Thailand forum.

And for contacting each other the PM function can be used (left below each posting), so it even isn't necessary to mention email addresses to others than those who ask for it. A perfect solution!

From the other side the administration wanted to create a possibilty for the members to get rid of their old motorbikes, washing machines, computers or what so ever (no, not wifes or husbands, that's another forum) and give others the opportunity to buy their crap.

Also to tell if there is a house for rent, because it is not allways easy to find.

For that they created the 'Free classifieds - For sale/for rent/wanted' forum.

At first glance the posting of Thomas3940 looks indeed a little bit like an advertissement for a magazine. To be more precise: A magazine of the type that contains mainly advertissements with the space that is not sold filled by featherlight epistles related to the activities of the advertisers.

Those are in general free, as the advertisers cough up the costs for production and management.

But the target group for advertizing is not on this, the consumers, side.

As I know Thomas3940 and Ozark to be pure altruistic characters I was a little bit surprised to find their topic moved to Free classifieds.

So Jai Dee and I studied Thomas3940 words closely. And what did we find out?

That it only with the greatest creativity could be called an advertissement.

It is just the announcement, that there finally will be an English language Chiang Rai Magazine and directly connected to this anouncement the question if somebody wants to contribute to it by writing articles for it.

So what to do then with it?

If writing articles is categorized as work, the topic should be moved from 'Free Classifieds - For sale/for rent/wanted' to 'Jobs, banking, business, investment in Thailand'.

But would 'Jobs, banking, business, investment in Thailand' be the right place to find somebody who could write an article about anything in Chiang Rai?

Suddenly, as if the light broke through the clouds, it struck us:

The local Chiang Rai Forum would probably be the most appropriate place for this posting.

So with united forces, proud of our good work, we moved the topic back to the local Chiang Rai Forum.

Na, na, na, Thomas3940, you caused us a lot of work and we even still don't know where the articles for the magazine have to be about.

With other words: What kind of magazine is it going to be?

Limbo :o

And Jai Dee, thanks for your sportmanship :D

Edited by Limbo

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These guys aren't from Nigeria are they??? :D

I will ask Jai Dee, maybe he knows more than he wanted to tell me :D

Limbo :o

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These guys aren't from Nigeria are they??? :D

I will ask Jai Dee, maybe he knows more than he wanted to tell me :D

Limbo :D

:o

I'm saying nuffink!

:D

Thanks BTW Limbo for your explanation re my moderation actions... not being a local to CR I rarely stick my nose into this forum, but when I saw a post that looked like an advertisement, once I convinced myself it was not spam and therefore to be deleted, I naturally moved it into the forum where such items belong... which, as you know, has now been reversed.

Anyway... glad to see you guys are finally going to get an English Newspaper. I hope that it is as successful as the (like it or not) Pattaya City News.

:D

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George C Scott-"The Flim Flam Man"---a good movie

What about "lijmen het been" (which was presented on filmfestivals under the title "The Publishers") a Belgian movie of Didier Becu (2000) after a novel of Willem Elsschot?

I really hope this magazine enterprise isn't analogous with the story of this movie/novel :D

There is a review of it on the same website where I found "The Flim Flam Man" (which was presented in England under the title "Every minute one is born").

Limbo :o

PS. As the cover page, aside from a city map, announces a preview of "Our Top 10 Restaurants", I am very curious to see how big the representation of the advertisers is among these 'top ten restaurants'.

OK, would be a co-incidence of course :D .

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These guys aren't from Nigeria are they??? :o

These guys have gone dumb all of a sudden.

Where's the magazine?

Please, tell us more.

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These guys aren't from Nigeria are they??? :D

These guys have gone dumb all of a sudden.

Where's the magazine?

Please, tell us more.

Although they have declined to respond here the organizers of this venture have been very busy recruiting advertising space from local businesses. Many local farang run concerns (especially restaurants) have already signed on at 14,000 baht per month.

It would be helpful to know exactly what type of publication this intends to be and if the proceeds will be funding any special interest projects. I am told it is geared towards both tourists and expats. As it seems that members of this local forum are unfamiliar with these organizers, one might wonder about their familiarity with Chiang Rai and its expat community.

Since expats are your target audience more info would be appreciated.

:o Mymechew

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These guys aren't from Nigeria are they??? :o

I pity the mugs who would pay 14,000 baht advertising on a very iffy project like this.

I think the Bangkok Post would be cheaper and reach more people.

Does anybody know anything about this secret, nigerian company or maybe they are related to these guys.

http://thescambaiter.com/forum/index.php?

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