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Thread: 'Letter of the week/month' in shooting magazines.

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    'Letter of the week/month' in shooting magazines.

    A couple of years ago I emailed a shooting magazine with a funny story about a Dutch nun in full religious robes in the beating line of our local little shoot. I bet some of the guys on the shoot for a beer that the letter would win 'letter of the week',... and it did! - so now I have a lovely pair of Hunters wellies. However it took quite a few phone calls and emails to actually get the wellies sent to me - I had to chase it up with some tenacity.

    Quite recently I emailed the Editor of another shooting magazine to express my disappointment with the tone and subject of his Editorial comment which didn't serve the shooting community well from a PR point of view. This email was not meant for publication but the magazine made it 'Letter of the month' without asking my permission - I wasn't too happy because it included my political views as well as a statement of my economic position in society which I considered a private matter. However the damage was done and it was published as letter of the month, and I was promised a bottle of something alcoholic.

    Yes, you can guess where this is going: I never received the bottle, and emails to both the Editor and the magazine reminding them that I never received the promised booze have disappeared in cyberspace - I never had a reply.

    Questions:
    1. So, should I name and shame this magazine and the Editor?
    2. Should I make this a poll?
    3. Should I share the bottle (if it ever arrives!) with everybody who guessed which magazine and which Editor we are talking about?
    4. Will this magazine take out an injunction against me to stop me from naming and shaming them?
    5. Will the editor and all the staff have been too busy to reply and sent me that bottle, because they are all far too busy enjoying the Corporate Hospitality from the three Premium Brands they always heavily promote? (Starting with S, Z and B)
    6. Do I infringe anybody's Human Rights by raising this important matter?
    • Do not be seduced by the marketing-men....

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    Is this magazine edited by the host of the "shurting shur" per chance?
    Sako 75 6.5x55mm-Z6i 3-18x50. MauserM12 .308-SIII 6-24x50. Beretta 690 III Field 12b.
    "You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life."
    Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965)

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    PC probably polished off your bottle at the CLA!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by I. Farticus View Post
    Is this magazine edited by the host of the "shurting shur" per chance?
    I recognise that accent and remember the 'Gentleman' very well indeed ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by I. Farticus View Post
    Is this magazine edited by the host of the "shurting shur" per chance?
    Sorry I like to think I am a reasonably intelligent guy (hence my dislike of expensive Premium Brands but I have absolutely no idea what you mean by 'shurting shur'. Please translate to English. Or Dutch, or German, or French ...I can handle all...)
    • Do not be seduced by the marketing-men....

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    It's spelled Shooting Show, but varying accents pronounce it differently...
    Sako 75 6.5x55mm-Z6i 3-18x50. MauserM12 .308-SIII 6-24x50. Beretta 690 III Field 12b.
    "You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life."
    Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965)

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    I know whom you are referring to and his reputation is pretty awful as a con man as it is so I say go ahead you won't be telling anybody anything new !

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    Publish away. It's not your fault if someone else reneges on something. Might do someone some good, either by not falling foul of empty promises or perhaps even rehabilitating someone. (Breath not being held until the second happens).

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    Thanks for the advise online and in PM's.

    The magazine is Sporting Rifle, the person is Mr Peter Carr
    I have just sent them this email:

    To:
    Peter Carr peter@petercarr.eu
    Blaze Publishing info@blazepublishing.co.uk


    Please be informed that I have now cancelled my Direct Debit to 'Sporting Rifle' and do not wish to renew my subscription, as you have not had the courtesy to respond to my email of the 9th. August asking why I never received the promised bottle of The Kings Ginger for my 'Letter of the month'.
    Obviously the Editor and management of this magazine have total contempt for their readers...such a shame.

    Please publish this letter if you wish - but I bet you (a bottle of The Kings Ginger maybe?) that you won't.

    Erik Hamburger
    • Do not be seduced by the marketing-men....

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    Well done, name & shame although I doubt this individual has any shame, I put this man in the same category as those in another thread shooting deer from a vehicle at night & in my opinion should have had his cert revoked by now.
    Quote Originally Posted by Erik Hamburger View Post
    Thanks for the advise online and in PM's.

    The magazine is Sporting Rifle, the person is Mr Peter Carr
    I have just sent them this email:

    To:
    Peter Carr peter@petercarr.eu
    Blaze Publishing info@blazepublishing.co.uk


    Please be informed that I have now cancelled my Direct Debit to 'Sporting Rifle' and do not wish to renew my subscription, as you have not had the courtesy to respond to my email of the 9th. August asking why I never received the promised bottle of The Kings Ginger for my 'Letter of the month'.
    Obviously the Editor and management of this magazine have total contempt for their readers...such a shame.

    Please publish this letter if you wish - but I bet you (a bottle of The Kings Ginger maybe?) that you won't.

    Erik Hamburger
    LET HE WHO IS WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE & PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE!

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