ToxieDogg wrote:Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:I don't recall saying you've whined about anything. We're just having a bit of fun. 2 people workon the mag full time and mistakes are bound to creep in. The latter half of your post looked like you were taken a genuine delight in a mistake. That obviously wasn't the case.
Perhaps 'whining' isn't the correct word, but you did tell me off (not in a nasty way, I hasten to add) in a PM for making a couple of joke threads about typos and mistakes a few years back, along with deleting one of the threads. I accept what you say about 'having fun', but I don't at all understand what you're going on about when you say that I looked like I was taking 'delight' in a 'mistake', having re-read my own post, when I was asking for somebody to put a photo up to prove that the article was correct and I was wrong, because (to be fair) I'd practically convinced myself that it didn't get a full price 'big box' release because I'd spent that long looking for it as a kid back in 1990/1991 looking for it before giving up and eventually just settling for the Hit Squad release as well, which seemed to be on sale everywhere
Actually, your response looked like you just taken my whole post as 'Oh, here's Toxie having another moan about what he thinks is a mistake in my wonderful magazine' and then taken 'genuine delight' in somebody proving me wrong. Which came across as childish in the extreme, considering that I was enquiring about a feature that Richard Burton and Martyn Carroll put together and Richard had already replied to me with a pic (ie. it wasn't even anything to do with anything you'd written).
I enjoy the mag and forum and having a bit of a laugh and a joke and banter and all, but not the editor of the magazine taking the p!ss out of me making an enquiry about an article when I've spent money buying the mag for years to help keep you guys in business (I've been a subscriber since issue 2 back in the old Live Publishing days, and for the entire Imagine Publishing run so far). If you don't like seeing anything other than back slapping positive feedback and take offence if somebody asks you or any of the mag's writers to validate something, then what is the actual point of a 'feedback' thread? Might as well call it the 'Say how great you think issue X of Retro Gamer mag is!' if that's the case.
I was hardly take the censored out of you, I'm sorry you think that but it really wasn't the case at all.
Feedback is feedback, good or bad and we've never stopped anyone from given CONSTRUCTIVE feedback. I've already mentioned that I misread your post, but that's obviously not enough. This is why I hate forums and don't come on here much anymore. People's words get mis-read because you can't catch the tone they're putting across and when you admit to mis-reading something people still have to go on about it.
I think it's best if we leave the forum to readers and we'll simply make the magazine instead. That way everyone is happy. I'm going back to bed now. I'm full of cold and feel like absolute crap.