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June NSS News cover date error

Postby Dave Bunnell » May 27, 2008 12:00 pm

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This post is an attempt to stave off some inevitable confusion...

I just found out, to my chagrin, that the June NSS News, already printed and sitting at the mailhouse in Texas, has a dating error on the cover. It says May 2008 instead of June 2008 on the title block on the cover...but the contents page and footers have the proper month of issue.

My bad, and unfortunately both my proofreader and the printer also failed to notice the discrepancy. I looked into having the mailer place a sticker with the right month over it, but they wanted $800 to do this and I'm sure you'll all agree that this would not be a good use of the Society's money.

First time this has happened in almost 150 issues I've put together, and hopefully never again...but it could be a collector's item in the future...

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Re: June NSS News cover date error

Postby Phil Winkler » May 27, 2008 1:18 pm

...but it could be a collector's item in the future...


Now that's what I call placing a positive spin on on otherwise unfortunate event. :bananabat:

I can't wait to list mine on eBay! :laughing:
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Re: June NSS News cover date error

Postby Squirrel Girl » May 27, 2008 1:54 pm

You've done a great job over the years, Dave. :clap:

Nobody's perfect, tho. Stuff happens.
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Re: June NSS News cover date error

Postby Ralph E. Powers » May 27, 2008 2:01 pm

So next months issue won't be THIS months issue even though next month's issue will have last month's date on it right??

I agree with Squirrel Girl... you've been doing a great job. Don't sweat the small stuff.
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Re: June NSS News cover date error

Postby CaverScott » May 27, 2008 3:56 pm

On noooooooo, our worlds are ending! :yikes: :big grin: :yikes:

Ok, maybe not so much.... :big grin:

Thanks for heads up..... :cavingrocks:
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Re: June NSS News cover date error

Postby Squirrel Girl » May 27, 2008 5:01 pm

CaverScott wrote:On noooooooo, our worlds are ending! :yikes: :big grin: :yikes:

Ok, maybe not so much.... :big grin:

You. You are:
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<Edit: I can't find a wink smilie. I wasn't being mean, I just thought that was a funny smilie I don't get to use much>
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Re: June NSS News cover date error

Postby CaverScott » May 28, 2008 7:13 am

Squirrel Girl wrote:
CaverScott wrote:On noooooooo, our worlds are ending! :yikes: :big grin: :yikes:

Ok, maybe not so much.... :big grin:

You. You are:
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Who me? :shhh:

:kidding:

Great use of that smilie too....
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Re: June NSS News cover date error

Postby Ralph E. Powers » Jun 4, 2008 12:03 pm

Well I gotten my May... err, June issue today and in fine shape. Neat stuff inside. Top quality as usual.
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Re: June NSS News cover date error

Postby SpeleoRover » Jun 5, 2008 7:27 am

Well, shoot... I was hoping it was a 'bonus issue' . Oh well!

I agree... Don't sweat the petty stuff and don't pet the sweaty stuff... :bananabat:
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Re: June NSS News cover date error

Postby JackW » Jun 6, 2008 9:27 am

Dave Bunnell wrote:...but it could be a collector's item in the future...Dave


You mean they're not ALL collectors items?
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Re: June NSS News cover date error

Postby George Dasher » Jun 10, 2008 9:33 am

Those things happen. I've done it twice in the past 26 years with The West Virginia Caver, and once we had the cover reprinted.

What's amazing is how few people notice.

I've also gotten the volume number wrong (missed it by about 10 years). Only one person noticed that--and it wasn't me.
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Re: June NSS News cover date error

Postby Jeff Bartlett » Jul 11, 2008 11:17 am

putting the incorrect month (or year) in the masthead, or in the folios on one or more pages, is an extremely common error in publishing and i don't think anyone will bat an eyelash.
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Re: June NSS News cover date error

Postby sskasser » Jul 11, 2008 12:23 pm

A rose by any other name (er uh month!)....great job on a great read...
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