i like the pclinux os magazine but it needs improvements it needs puzzles and it also needs more pclinuxos how to tutorials
Well, to start off with, I don't want this topic deleted. Neither me, or the rest of the magazine staff, have anything to hide.
I would certainly welcome ANY contributions to the magazine that you would like to make. But please be sure that they relevant to our target audience (Linux and/or PCLinuxOS related, and related to the PCLinuxOS community at large).
As Meemaw has already pointed out, the magazine is produced by volunteers
from the PCLinuxOS community. I have been the volunteer
editor of The PCLinuxOS Magazine since July, 2009. I am a former photojournalist, and have formal training in all aspects of journalism. I am a former professional, award-winning newspaper photographer. But, if you have other insights that I am lacking, I would certainly be glad to hear them.
As for the rest of the staff ... if I recall correctly, Meemaw has been the volunteer
assistant editor of the magazine since October, 2009. Prior to that, she was a regular contributor to the magazine. Just the two of us do as much as we can every month, while holding down gainful employment and maintaining a balance with family life. Another small handful of members from the PCLinuxOS community contribute articles as they are able. Others, such as georgetoon and ms_meme, have been regular, monthly contributors to the magazine for as long as I've been the editor.
The fact that you didn't realize that the magazine was put together by volunteers
from the PCLinuxOS community speaks volumes. As back-handed of a compliment as that may be, I'll take it. It surely must mean that we are doing a pretty damned good job.
You say that the magazine "needs improvements." Would you care to elaborate on what kind of improvements you think it needs? Chances are good that we might have already discussed them. Are the improvements you suggest related to the layout? Or are they related to the content? Your non-specific statement certainly deserves an explanation.
Puzzles? We're a Linux magazine. What kind of puzzles would be best fitting for a Linux magazine? Please enlighten me. The last time I was at the newsstand, I saw plenty of books and magazines to choose from that had nothing BUT puzzles in them. However, I saw NO magazines that targeted Linux users, as we do.
As for more "how to" articles ... how many more would you like to see? There are at least two per issue. Or are the ones we've featured just topics you don't happen to be interested in?
Anyone and everyone is welcome to contribute to the magazine, in whatever way they are able. Some write articles. Others help proofread the articles. Others test out the information to make sure it's factual. Others help with the layout. So ... tell me ... how can YOU contribute to the magazine? I'm eager to see how you
Feel free to send me a private message, if you don't want to discuss this openly here in the forum. You can rest assured that your comments have NOT upset or angered me. Rather, everything always has room for improvements, and we who put out the magazine are very interested in your ideas. Your generalized and non-specific critique simply needs further discussion. As they say, "I'm all ears."
Paul Arnote [parnote]
PCLinuxOS Magazine Chief Editor