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by swirlythingy
06 May 2011, 16:42
Forum: Beano
Topic: Roger the Dodger, #3583
Replies: 45
Views: 14877

Re: Roger the Dodger, #3583

steelclaw wrote:Is it still school holidays? his been a member for 2 years so he must be about 7 years old by now.
Oh, dear, I do hope Al doesn't ban him, then. We need him to offer the only truly valid opinions on how the Beano is uncompromisingly the best comic that ever was, is or will be.
by swirlythingy
05 May 2011, 00:28
Forum: Beano
Topic: Roger the Dodger, #3583
Replies: 45
Views: 14877

Re: Roger the Dodger, #3583

Oh, but your posting record is so much more fascinating.

Can anyone say, "TROLL"?
by swirlythingy
01 May 2011, 22:30
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Comics UK will be changing hosting company shortly.
Replies: 32
Views: 8814

Re: Comics UK will be changing hosting company shortly.

No idea about performance levels. Let's see what happens. Remember, this is a hosting company change. Not a coding change. Well, it's a shame about the main site, but I do have one piece of good news amidst all the doom and gloom: ever since the changeover, I haven't had a timeout once. Obviously i...
by swirlythingy
01 May 2011, 01:15
Forum: Beano
Topic: Roger the Dodger, #3583
Replies: 45
Views: 14877

Re: Roger the Dodger, #3583

No, it's not relevant because artists were not emailing their work to publishers in the 1980s, and I can assure you they wouldn't have been sending it that way in the Sixties either. I didn't suggest they were. Imagine sending two or three A3 print-quality images over dial-up! (Yes, I have used dia...
by swirlythingy
01 May 2011, 00:04
Forum: Beano
Topic: Roger the Dodger, #3583
Replies: 45
Views: 14877

Re: Roger the Dodger, #3583

Email wasn't available in the 80s, lol. :P Yes, it was. In fact, it was available in the 60s. Not that this is relevant anyway, since Roger was black and white before 1993 (so colouring problems wouldn't arise). (I still haven't worked out how to copy a quote into my post) Um, hit that button in th...
by swirlythingy
30 Apr 2011, 11:14
Forum: Beano
Topic: Roger the Dodger, #3583
Replies: 45
Views: 14877

Re: Roger the Dodger, #3583

Wow... 13 replies before I even bothered to check, and 15 by the time I got around to posting! I guess I'm just not used to high-traffic forums... or even medium-traffic forums. All the Bob Nixon artwork I have seen was submitted in line only, then coloured in-house. Same here. Bob's comic strips we...
by swirlythingy
29 Apr 2011, 13:10
Forum: Beano
Topic: Roger the Dodger, #3583
Replies: 45
Views: 14877

Roger the Dodger, #3583

This week's strip mystifies me. At first glance all signs point towards it being a reprint. He's wearing a tie, for one thing (one of the first things Appleby changed), and the lettering looks very much like Nixon's handwriting. But some things muddy the issue. The colouring, for example, looks noth...
by swirlythingy
21 Apr 2011, 16:30
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: No DFC in Guardian & Tokyopop closing. What's this tell us?
Replies: 38
Views: 2708

Re: No DFC in Guardian & Tokyopop closing. What's this tell

I can't say anything - I only gave out the Guru, Throgmorton, and Mr Valeera vanity titles. :) We don't have any badges for post count, simply to give the users a laugh. That explains it, then. Both Gurus? Swirly, I think I speak for all of us when I say I don't care what you think about the Beano....
by swirlythingy
18 Apr 2011, 17:16
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Comics UK will be changing hosting company shortly.
Replies: 32
Views: 8814

Re: Comics UK will be changing hosting company shortly.

Will this also fix the reliability problems? At present, whenever I click on a link, at least 50% of the time it does nothing and times out, and typically I have to click several times before the page loads.
by swirlythingy
17 Apr 2011, 19:44
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: No DFC in Guardian & Tokyopop closing. What's this tell us?
Replies: 38
Views: 2708

Re: No DFC in Guardian & Tokyopop closing. What's this tell

It's well hidden, but I've just found the all time member post rankings , and Lew is indeed #1... by some considerable margin. Digifiend is #2, but 500 posts behind, and Peter Gray is #3 and another 700 posts. Nobody else achieved significantly over 2000. I wonder why all forum demographics eventual...
by swirlythingy
17 Apr 2011, 11:24
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: No DFC in Guardian & Tokyopop closing. What's this tell us?
Replies: 38
Views: 2708

Re: No DFC in Guardian & Tokyopop closing. What's this tell

the production values on the Beano are up. I beg to differ. Production values on the Beano have plummeted. It's easy to poke fun at them when they print "Roger the Doger" in the contents, and then make exactly the same mistake the next week as well, and then forget to change the issue number, but t...
by swirlythingy
16 Apr 2011, 13:43
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: No DFC in Guardian & Tokyopop closing. What's this tell us?
Replies: 38
Views: 2708

Re: No DFC in Guardian & Tokyopop closing. What's this tell

As a small, and hopefully unrepresentative, snapshot, Kev, I can tell you that where I live, a small town of about 30,000 inhabitants about ten miles north of Liverpool, the small newsagents are taking a couple of copies of The Beano per week and Morrisons had eight of the new issue for sale last T...
by swirlythingy
12 Apr 2011, 12:22
Forum: Beano
Topic: This week's issue
Replies: 378
Views: 60716

Re: This week's issue

I wonder why the barcode box reverted? Obviously some executive at Thomsons read my April 2nd post and was reminded that the week ending system that had served the company well for the best part of a century was in danger of being abandoned quite unnecessarily in this second decade of the new centu...
by swirlythingy
12 Apr 2011, 12:14
Forum: Beano
Topic: This week's issue
Replies: 378
Views: 60716

Re: This week's issue

Well, the whole extra pages thing was just a lie then. What a con. How is that a lie when the comic actually has 40 pages? You're still getting 8 pages extra, even if it's a pull-out. It's a lie because the advert says you're getting 40 plus 16 pages, when in fact the comic itself is only 32, and t...
by swirlythingy
10 Apr 2011, 21:17
Forum: Beano
Topic: This week's issue
Replies: 378
Views: 60716

Re: This week's issue

Scenario 1: You enjoy both comics and Lego. In this case you are getting a good deal, but because you like comics you would have bought the comic even if it didn't have Lego in it. Scenario 2 (my position): You enjoy comics, but not Lego. In this case you are being forced into coughing up an extra Â...