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thats why i stoped think of them as a "core" company long ago, and I get your point man, i agree with it totaly
Of course it's possible for there to be more than one sick online mag around. Moose Mag, who from what I understand was affiliated with your mag in one way or another, is a magazine I'd hype as well... it is a bang-on representation of the Quebec scene, and it looks like it was made with love.
Your magazine didn't cut it, in my humble opinion. I didn't think highly of it for a variety of reasons, some of which I touched on in my first post. The content was severly lacking... from browsing NS once a day over the past little while, I've already gathered insight into the vast majority of the topics you featured. So, it lacked that unique quality other magazines have going. Obviously there were interviews with up and comers, which is always nice. However, the questions were generally poor and didn't pack a punch. The overall layout hurt my eyes (I'm talking worse than Ski Time), and the text was terribly hard to read at times, with poor spelling and grammar littered throughout. And to be honest, I can't understand for the life of me why you'd attempt to cover a scene that (I assume) you aren't a part of, simply because of geographical restrictions (you boys do live across the pond, correct?). I'd like to add that if I'm wrong and that last point seemed off the mark... well that's irrelevant, because that's the impression I get anyways.
Those my constructive criticisms. And to answer your question, no I was not hating for the sake of it, I truly thought your efforts were below par. My advice? Go back to the drawing board, refine your styles, learn from your mistakes, and cover the scene you know closest. The most unique part of your magazine was the content we don't see every day on newschoolers- in depth european coverage. I'd say run with that. Good luck.