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#1 weezy

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 07:39 AM

Decided I no longer want the magazine, tried the online version, but I don't have the computer requirements and it's a pain to get to the PDF.

I just realized, there is no place on the S&T site to delete your membership! If anyone knows how to delete, I'd appreciate it.

#2 rmollise

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 09:24 AM

Why do you need to delete your "membership"? FWIW, I find the digital editons freaking ROCK, even on my low-powered netbook. :rockon:

#3 Rick Woods

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 12:37 PM

Call them.

#4 ianatcn

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 06:21 AM

I will never dispense with the printed copies but as Uncle Rod pointed out you get an HD tablet and the digital images are astounding in their quality. Since I purchased my tablet computer I have enjoyed reading the two in tandem. Plus when I travel I have access to all the back issues as well. I am coming up to 40 years of subscribing to Sky & Telescope and have to say that in those decades it has only ever improved!

#5 weezy

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 08:14 AM

Mostly advertising, articles I'm not interested in, and a desire to see them fix any statistics they are using about membership.

I am keeping the issues of that beginner mag. What's up * here is a lot better and more interesting.

I've tossed all the S&T and Astronomy mags in the garbage. Have no room for them and no one around here wants them.

I can only get the digital editions as PDF and it's a pain. I'm not changing my computer habits for Zinio. I didn't want the app.

I have most of the Android apps and have no need for the sky charts any more.

#6 swalker

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:23 AM

One subscribes to a magazine, it's not a club with membership. You need to call us to cancel your subscription; the number is on our website.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 10:52 AM

I greatly greatly appreciate Sky and Tel and been subscribing since I was 16 years old. Now at 64, only got 2 mores years to be a 50 year subscriber. Surrounding myself with a lifetime of astro friends, magazines, atlas's, starparties and chasing eclipses has given a great opportunity to explore life, the world and our universe. We are really in the best of times and places.

Thanks Sky & Tel for your inspiration!!!

#8 rmollise

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 11:19 AM

Mostly advertising


You are wrong from the get-go, alas. ;)

#9 csa/montana

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 12:24 PM

Mostly advertising


You are wrong from the get-go, alas. ;)


Agreed. I also enjoy what advertising there is! After a couple of years of not subscribing to S&T, I just re-subscribed and am anxious to start getting this great magazine once again!

One other note; when I was previously subscribing, I had a problem & called them. The staff went over & beyond any expectations in helping me, and was so friendly & helpful!

#10 Mark9473

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 04:30 PM

Alas, the subscription staff from yesteryear has moved on to greener pastures, so it seems. Upon trying to renew my order end of last year, the order failed three times in a row and they didn't even bother to alert me something was wrong with the online order I placed - despite getting a confirmation e-mail every time.

In the end my subscription lapsed. I now have a digital subscription but it's just not the same.

#11 helpwanted

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 08:42 PM

When I was a kid, I learned a lot about telescopes, eyepieces, and everything else... By reading the ads!

#12 weezy

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 07:19 AM

There is a membership account on S&T website for a forum.You CAN'T delete it.

I can still read ads online. I am not interested in astrophotography or physics, how to see stuff with large scopes as I don't have one, nor do I want one. The only thing of interest was the binocular forum.

There's a 60mm club on Yahoo that is more informative.

#13 swalker

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 10:08 AM

Well that's different, but its not like it charges you to be a member of a forum.

#14 Tony Flanders

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 11:09 AM

There is a membership account on S&T website for a forum.


Aha! Now I know what you're talking about -- web registration. It's what allows you to comment on articles and use our Interactive Observing Tools. Otherwise, our website looks just the same to registrants and non-registrants.

Web registration is completely independent of subscribing to the magazine, either in print or online. And of course it's free.

Indeed, although you can change all the settings for your web registration, you can't delete it. That's a bug -- it ought to be possible. But since web registration has no negative consequences, few people ever complain.

Anyway, you can ask the web master (mistress?) to delete your web registration by e-mail to help&skyandtelescope.com. Or you can send a PM through Cloudy Nights or an e-mail to me at tflanders@skyandtelescope.com. (I used to be webmaster.)

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#15 George N

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 01:36 PM

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I've tossed all the S&T and Astronomy mags in the garbage. Have no room for them and no one around here wants them.

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I've found that the folks at the local nursing homes are quite happy to get any old magazines that they can, since the residents do not have enough money to subscribe to any.

#16 Erix

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 05:12 PM


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I've tossed all the S&T and Astronomy mags in the garbage. Have no room for them and no one around here wants them.

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I've found that the folks at the local nursing homes are quite happy to get any old magazines that they can, since the residents do not have enough money to subscribe to any.


I also donated a lot of my old magazines to the local library in the past. They always seemed happy to receive them. ;)

#17 PhilCo126

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 01:41 AM

S&T is great but I would like to see more articles on professional observatories and/or observatories with historic telescopes...

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 08:23 PM

When I was a kid, I learned a lot about telescopes, eyepieces, and everything else... By reading the ads!


It's the only magazine in which I even notice the ads! :grin:

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 11:01 AM

I think Sky & Tel magazine is great no matter what they publish. I often review back issues, 2, 5, 10 years ago and always stunned by the information that I had forgotten. All the articles on observing are still true today and a great resource.

A positive attitude with positive energy will keep your enthusiasm in this or any hobby quite high. If you find your enthusiasm low, it is certainly not the fault of any magazine.

I am reviewing a past article about blackholes and making a short list of objects to view in the night sky.

Thank you Sky & Tel!!!!

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 12:21 PM

+1 I enjoy reading it every month :waytogo:

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 01:53 PM

Mostly advertising??? I will not dignify that claim with an argument.

Dark skies.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 02:22 PM

Mostly advertising??? I will not dignify that claim with an argument.

Dark skies.

Jack


I agree. S&T has plenty of content, and the advertising is a good way to see what is new in the market. For me, it's kind of like looking at the old Sears Christmas Wishbook when I was a kid.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 02:31 PM

+2 enjoy reading it every month!

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 08:16 PM

I think Sky & Tel magazine is great no matter what they publish. I often review back issues, 2, 5, 10 years ago and always stunned by the information that I had forgotten. All the articles on observing are still true today and a great resource.

A positive attitude with positive energy will keep your enthusiasm in this or any hobby quite high. If you find your enthusiasm low, it is certainly not the fault of any magazine.

I am reviewing a past article about blackholes and making a short list of objects to view in the night sky.

Thank you Sky & Tel!!!!



This is why I ended up investing in the DVD set. :grin:

#25 llanitedave

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 09:42 PM

I think I'm going to get that DVD set as well. I'd thought about it and then forgotten about it. Glad you brought it up, Tom. I used to have nearly all the issues through the 1970's and early '80s. I wish I still had them.

Don't get me wrong, the current issues are good, too! But the "Gleanings for ATMs" section was impossible to beat, and it's not been equalled since.






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