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So Jai Dee was wright.

Move to classifies.

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So Jai Dee was wright.

Move to classifies.

I wouldn't agree with that, scam or no scam, we're big enough in Chiang Rai to monitor our own forum and if it is real then it belongs here.

It would be nice if it was real, somewhere we could read about local events and read about local people and information.

I think Chiang Rai is big enough to support a newsletter or a magazine, so if these guys turn out to be hucksters maybe someone else may like to take it on.

Personally I would have liked it to be a community newsletter/magazine run by a committe of local expats with lots of local input and advertising and maybe for the benifit of a local charity.

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So Jai Dee was wright.

Move to classifies.

I wouldn't agree with that, scam or no scam, we're big enough in Chiang Rai to monitor our own forum and if it is real then it belongs here.

It would be nice if it was real, somewhere we could read about local events and read about local people and information.

I think Chiang Rai is big enough to support a newsletter or a magazine, so if these guys turn out to be hucksters maybe someone else may like to take it on.

Personally I would have liked it to be a community newsletter/magazine run by a committe of local expats with lots of local input and advertising and maybe for the benifit of a local charity.

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I never added these replies, maybe th Nigerians are super- cyber-they have blocked me from posting i think.... :o

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It is allways nice to read something three or four times, it is like chewing, it makes it easier to melt into the blood. You get more eye for the details.

Compare it with reading The Koran, The Bible or Das Kapital.

Nothing wrong with the writings of Erg and Tayto, they are very inspiring, but I hope you don't mind if I put the repetitions on the shelf :D

Please Mumbojumbo, don't give up!

Limbolus

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Another one on the way. More special ineterest based with articles not only on Chiang Rai, but done with some flare, hopefully. Articles will be done in both English and Thai for all to see, not only expats and foreign tourists, but Thai as well. Looking forward to start something fun. Also looking for writers for feature articles and any thoughts and opinions on CR and beyond.

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Another one on the way. More special ineterest based with articles not only on Chiang Rai, but done with some flare, hopefully. Articles will be done in both English and Thai for all to see, not only expats and foreign tourists, but Thai as well. Looking forward to start something fun. Also looking for writers for feature articles and any thoughts and opinions on CR and beyond.

Hm, sounds like a complete different approach.

What I miss in Communithai's presentation is any information about the intended contents of the magazine (aside from the advertissements) and the relation of it with any community whatsoever (aside from the Chiang Rai community of restaurant-owners).

The only thing they seem to have produced until now is a frontpage showing an attractive lady and a basic lay-out. It's all very vague, not a real concept behind it, except from the commercial side.

Please keep us informed!

Limbo :o

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I think that the idea of having a news channel in English for Chiangrai residents is a very good one.

However, it requests a lot of work and perseverance from creative people, as well as... some capital (not much though).

There are also various ways to create a Chiangrai "news channel".

The costliest would be a weekly newspaper or a monthly full color magazine. Most probably not viable in Chiangrai.

Like Limbo said (I think) that a Newsletter would be a good idea.

Indeed, it would have much more chances to survive in the long term, and it is a format which can be appealing to many.

But, contrary to what certain say, any publication would have to rely on advertisement to survive, certainly in Chiangrai (without external sponsors, of course).

Due to the limited expectations of (volume) sales a business like this can generate in our province, there would certainly not have enough revenues from these sales to cover the costs, including the salaries of the "journalists". Even in the case of a non-profit structure it would be hard to break-even.

What surprises me is the strategy of this new "magazine".

I respect the way of doing business of everyone, but it looks like this new publication starts with a zero capital... expept the money collected from the generous early announcers.

It also surprises me that the prices of advertising (in a still non-existent magazine) are close (or above) the prices in Chiangmai.

A normal way to start would be to have a certain capital to cover the costs during 6 months and offer heavy discounts on advertisement till the business reaches maturity.

This would gain the trust of all potential advertisers and distributors, as well as establish the publication in the local community.

Trusted people could raise that capital without too many problems by presenting a solid project to the main Chiangrai business players. But to do this, one needs to also have a deep knowledge of the local community and its key players.

Personaly, I would be reluctant to pay little known entrepreneurs for advertisement in a magazine which nobody ever saw, . But this is personal, of course.

Anyway, we must wish good luck to those behing this project.

We must also hope that the money they received from Chiangrai business owners will end up in the form of a printed advertisement, as they surely promissed everyone...

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We must also hope that the money they received from Chiangrai business owners will end up in the form of a printed advertisement, as they surely promised everyone...

Balls on Jerry, I think you see the light clearly. I heard the proposed introduction is not Aug 1 now, because they don't have enough advertisers?? Then when is it.??? You people need to explain more. :o

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We must also hope that the money they received from Chiangrai business owners will end up in the form of a printed advertisement, as they surely promised everyone...

Balls on Jerry, I think you see the light clearly. I heard the proposed introduction is not Aug 1 now, because they don't have enough advertisers?? Then when is it.??? You people need to explain more. :D

Indeed MJ.

My opinion is that the initiative is good, we NEED something in CR.

And something costs money, so for adding ads is a start, it shoudnt be the main goal, altough i think it is not easy to please everybody from a first edition, it is a start.

I wouldt say CR is bigger then the city alone.

What about Chiang Khong a main tourist atraction due to Laos. Chiang Mai, Phu chi Fa ?

I hope the entrepeneurs are not demotivated by our posts, but incouraged to move on with there initiative, The best Captains are allways standing ashore :o

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We must also hope that the money they received from Chiangrai business owners will end up in the form of a printed advertisement, as they surely promised everyone...

Balls on Jerry, I think you see the light clearly. I heard the proposed introduction is not Aug 1 now, because they don't have enough advertisers?? Then when is it.??? You people need to explain more. :o

I agree completely and think that a commercial magazine would be hard pushed to make money.

I would like to see a voluntary community newsletter, nothing too fancy in the beginning, building up to a Chiang Rai magazineor newspaper.

We have lots of local writers, we can ask the local tourist police about current events and slowly we would get the advertisers on board.

I would ask a local Thai paper to get involved in printing and maybe distribution, keeping costs to a minimum maybe only getting a page or two in a Thai newspaper in the beginning.

There is a Thai newspaper office near my home, but I don't even know the name of it.

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I would ask a local Thai paper to get involved in printing and maybe distribution, keeping costs to a minimum maybe only getting a page or two in a Thai newspaper in the beginning.

Six or seven years ago I have been filling one and a half English language page in a local newspaper for a period longer than one year (Seri Paab).

It wasn't a succes. There was hardly any response at all.

There might have been several reasons for this.

The 'farang' community was maybe only a quarter of what it is now, my English was even lousier than it is now, and my writings were not very exciting (mostly about art, museums and bicycle events in the area, further recipes of western food and a 'consumers corner').

So that's an approach we don't have to repeat.

I think we should talk with Chiang Rai Guy and see where he is thinking about.

Could be fun to do some in that direction though.

Limbo :o

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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//

Communithai Magazines first issue will be out in the beginning of August distributing 5000 copies of which 3000 copies will be distributed throughout Chiangrai. This is a free Magazine supported by Local Business.

The first issue will feature the top 10 Restaurants in Chiangrai, Local NGO's and what there doing. A few funny articles like my Thai wife?, information on Tap Sap 600 english words used by Thai and intesting fact on and or about Chiangrai.

Communithai Magazine is interested in personal stories about your experiences in Chiangrai and articles promoting the wounderful life style Chiangrai has to offer.

The Magazine is Non Political and not a platform for Religion! it if a lifestyles Magazine for Chiangrai.

Communithai is also developing a local Community Center in Bandu Chiangrai to better serve the Expat community. Soon to offer DVD Exchange, Book Exchange, Teaching Material exchange and more. We feel that there are many Expats living in Chiangrai that have a lot to offer fellow expats, but due to lack of any media or information system they cannot share there knowledge.

Communithai is also preparing to launch it's web based community portal that will help bring people together.

So you asked what is Communithai Magazine about? Well it's about Chiangrai and all the wounderful people and the Business Community.

Thank you

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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//

Communithai Magazines first issue will be out in the beginning of August distributing 5000 copies of which 3000 copies will be distributed throughout Chiangrai. This is a free Magazine supported by Local Business.

The first issue will feature the top 10 Restaurants in Chiangrai, Local NGO's and what there doing. A few funny articles like my Thai wife?, information on Tap Sap 600 english words used by Thai and intesting fact on and or about Chiangrai.

Communithai Magazine is interested in personal stories about your experiences in Chiangrai and articles promoting the wounderful life style Chiangrai has to offer.

The Magazine is Non Political and not a platform for Religion! it if a lifestyles Magazine for Chiangrai.

Communithai is also developing a local Community Center in Bandu Chiangrai to better serve the Expat community. Soon to offer DVD Exchange, Book Exchange, Teaching Material exchange and more. We feel that there are many Expats living in Chiangrai that have a lot to offer fellow expats, but due to lack of any media or information system they cannot share there knowledge.

Communithai is also preparing to launch it's web based community portal that will help bring people together.

So you asked what is Communithai Magazine about? Well it's about Chiangrai and all the wounderful people and the Business Community.

Thank you

Thank you for the explanation, pity it took so long.

Some good ideas there but do you know that Bandu is not even in Chiang Rai city and for most foreigners it will be too far.

Imagine going to Bandu to get a DVD or a book, I don't think so.

Anyhow,good luck. I think everyone would like to see it up and running.

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I hope you don't go for a monthly magazine...

5000 copies is what the main Chiangmai magazines print... in the high season!

It needs a very serious number of ads to cover these costs.

Well, ... good luck.

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