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by swirlythingy
12 Aug 2012, 02:13
Forum: Beano
Topic: The Beano merges..UPDATE its not a merge!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 174
Views: 36932

Re: The Beano merges..UPDATE its not a merge!!!!!!!!!!

I recognise the fundamental disagreement here, as it's one I've had a lot in the past - I have virtually no faith in humanity and any assumptions made about people being rational, generous or sensible are inevitably doomed to a messy failure, whereas most other people comfort themselves with the tho...
by swirlythingy
12 Aug 2012, 00:29
Forum: Beano
Topic: The Beano merges..UPDATE its not a merge!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 174
Views: 36932

Re: The Beano merges..UPDATE its not a merge!!!!!!!!!!

So apparently some kids and their parents rushed through the website without reading it properly. And that's The Beano's fault because...? As I explained earlier, you can also use this argument to tell off parents who were persuaded to buy Coco Pops for their child after watching the advert, failin...
by swirlythingy
11 Aug 2012, 23:56
Forum: Beano
Topic: The Beano merges..UPDATE its not a merge!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 174
Views: 36932

Re: The Beano merges..UPDATE its not a merge!!!!!!!!!!

A lot of people defending the competition are making the crucial mistake of failing to distinguish between what is right, and what Joe Public thinks is right. And this was meant to be a PR boosting exercise, right? That makes what people think - regardless of whether or not you think they're right t...
by swirlythingy
11 Aug 2012, 22:57
Forum: Beano
Topic: The Beano merges..UPDATE its not a merge!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 174
Views: 36932

Re: The Beano merges..UPDATE its not a merge!!!!!!!!!!

It's at the bottom of the prizes tab as well. All right, two places then, but it's hardly a good-faith attempt to inform entrants, is it? Plus you have to scroll right to the bottom of the rules as well - I was quite surprised to find that it didn't have a numbered paragraph of its own. By the way,...
by swirlythingy
11 Aug 2012, 22:16
Forum: Beano
Topic: The Beano merges..UPDATE its not a merge!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 174
Views: 36932

Re: The Beano merges..UPDATE its not a merge!!!!!!!!!!

You can protest all you like that, technically speaking, the rules of the competition are explained in full. The thing is, they're not explained in full in any way in which the entrants would be expected to read them. Sure, you can go to the Rules tab and read all the small print, which is the only ...
by swirlythingy
10 Aug 2012, 22:54
Forum: Dandy
Topic: Dandy comics post 1970
Replies: 33
Views: 12178

Re: Dandy comics post 1970

Lew Stringer wrote:Leo Baxendale didn't work for The Dandy in the 1960s (or any decade of the comic, if memory serves me right).
He did, apparently, draw for the 1957 annual.
by swirlythingy
10 Aug 2012, 15:29
Forum: Beano
Topic: The Beano merges..UPDATE its not a merge!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 174
Views: 36932

Re: The Beano merges..UPDATE its not a merge!!!!!!!!!!

Temporarily removed pending review - A, A and C
by swirlythingy
10 Aug 2012, 01:35
Forum: Beano
Topic: The Beano merges..UPDATE its not a merge!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 174
Views: 36932

Re: The Beano merges..UPDATE its not a merge!!!!!!!!!!

POST REMOVED and is being reviewed
by swirlythingy
10 Aug 2012, 00:48
Forum: Beano
Topic: The Beano merges..UPDATE its not a merge!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 174
Views: 36932

Re: The Beano merges..UPDATE its not a merge!!!!!!!!!!

It tells you what you won, then gives you a link to enter your details. Clicking on said link gives a 404 Page Not Found error message, so no, nobody can possibly have claimed yet. Oh, right, it does tell you what you've won - so the ones complaining that they've been "fobbed off" with digital subs...
by swirlythingy
09 Aug 2012, 21:39
Forum: Beano
Topic: The Beano merges..UPDATE its not a merge!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 174
Views: 36932

Re: The Beano merges..UPDATE its not a merge!!!!!!!!!!

The Beano website has been falling to pieces in a number of respects lately. I suspect they're too busy building a replacement to pay much attention to it. After all, the design is very much 'of its time' (late 2010, not a golden age of Beano covers by any standards), and all recent adverts for the ...
by swirlythingy
09 Aug 2012, 14:58
Forum: Beano
Topic: New Beano advertisement on TV
Replies: 5
Views: 3644

New Beano advertisement on TV

In what the Drum quite rightly call "the biggest promotion of the comic brand for years" by a firm they quite wrongly call "DC Thompson", the Beano is advertising on TV. Yes, that's right - this is not a recording of a vintage advertisement for a British comic, but a 100% new one! View it here: http...
by swirlythingy
09 Aug 2012, 00:24
Forum: Beano
Topic: The Beano merges..UPDATE its not a merge!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 174
Views: 36932

Re: The Beano merges..UPDATE its not a merge!!!!!!!!!!

STOP PRESS: The Beano is advertising on TV!

http://beanoforum.freeforums.org/post1669.html#p1669

That'll be where all the budget went, then...
by swirlythingy
08 Aug 2012, 23:49
Forum: Beano
Topic: The Beano merges..UPDATE its not a merge!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 174
Views: 36932

Re: The Beano merges..UPDATE its not a merge!!!!!!!!!!

And I thought Roger was far too popular to leave in reprints. As you say, considering Minnie's historical propensity to temporary fill-ins since Ken took over, we can't assume anything yet, but don't count your chickens...
by swirlythingy
08 Aug 2012, 22:19
Forum: Beano
Topic: The Beano merges..UPDATE its not a merge!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 174
Views: 36932

Re: The Beano merges..UPDATE its not a merge!!!!!!!!!!

Oh, yes, that reminds me... The new cover design is rank. Is a happy medium between the 1980s and Toxic really too much to ask? If Minnie has indeed been sacrificed for Roger, they must have given up altogether on the idea of having the Beano's four biggest and longest-running strips continuing inde...
by swirlythingy
08 Aug 2012, 22:02
Forum: Dandy
Topic: Nigel P's new strip..spoilerish ahead..wait till Wednesday
Replies: 22
Views: 9970

Re: Nigel P's new strip..spoilerish ahead..wait till Wednesd

I might add, it's the only story-arc yet.