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Demise of AWOL magazine

Post by Thistle » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:34 pm

Personally very saddened to read that last fridays issue,number 472,on the 30th March will be there last.
Not sure how the guys who oversee this website if they will permit the post,however,its folding and been a part of many peoples life within Hua Hin for approx 10 years.Therefore i assume it does not contravene any issues about publishing a post as they closing down.
I wish the guy who ran it,along with his staff all the best,i have read the reasons for closing,and will not comment here.
Hopefully,in the same month we not lose a local newsworthy publication,along with a soccer team,local to Hua Hin.

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Re: Demise of AWOL magazine

Post by Sabai Jai » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:22 pm

Sad indeed but I'm afraid it is a sign of the times.

I will miss it, used to pick up a copy each week

Crossword and page three were my favourites - and Margret's from Hull article as well

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Re: Demise of AWOL magazine

Post by 404cameljockey » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:29 am

Yes it's a shame. Is managing editor of a printed newspaper a restricted profession? I guess we don't know the reasons for his work permit not being renewed.

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Re: Demise of AWOL magazine

Post by caller » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:09 pm

404cameljockey wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:29 am
Yes it's a shame. Is managing editor of a printed newspaper a restricted profession? I guess we don't know the reasons for his work permit not being renewed.
Well we do, as it's explained by the editor himself.
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Re: Demise of AWOL magazine

Post by oakdale160 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:01 am

As I am a regular beach-walker I liked having the tide tables. AWOL had weekly info. I always think that Hua Hin Today should really be called Hua Hin Last Month.

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Re: Demise of AWOL magazine

Post by 404cameljockey » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:23 am

caller wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:09 pm
404cameljockey wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:29 am
Yes it's a shame. Is managing editor of a printed newspaper a restricted profession? I guess we don't know the reasons for his work permit not being renewed.
Well we do, as it's explained by the editor himself.
Huh. I didn't see the last issue of the magazine with the explanation, as I couldn't always pick it up every week. But now I understand it's available online. I don't think I'm permitted by forum rules to paste a link to it here, but anyone who wants to know the full sorry story can google it.

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Re: Demise of AWOL magazine

Post by Big Boy » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:32 am

Hopefully my colleagues will not see any harm in me posting this:
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Re: Demise of AWOL magazine

Post by 404cameljockey » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:09 am

Thanks. I didn't think to just cut and paste the article. Not had any coffee yet today....

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Re: Demise of AWOL magazine

Post by handdrummer » Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:56 pm

The moral of the story is don't do business in Thailand.

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Re: Demise of AWOL magazine

Post by J.J.B. » Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:01 pm

Certainly if that business has any percived connection with journalism.
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Re: Demise of AWOL magazine

Post by europtimiste » Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:17 pm

It was a magazine specially for Brits. About news ! 555, ridiculous, some lines on first page. I really don't regret, wish a real magazine like in Pattaya and Phuket with real local news. But who have the guts in this shithole ?

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Re: Demise of AWOL magazine

Post by Thistle » Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:35 pm

I would be more than happy to pay any moving expenses to either Pattaya,or Phuket in order to get rid of you,along with your totally obnoxious comments,and pathetic childish behaviour on this forum.Obviously the country you actually hail from is not capable of publishing anything,or i am sure we would have all heard about it.If you regard the location you are living in as a shithole,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,then of course we all assume you are accustomed to this type of living.Kindly go and give us all peace.
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Re: Demise of AWOL magazine

Post by StevePIraq » Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:06 pm

europtimiste wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:17 pm
It was a magazine specially for Brits. About news ! 555, ridiculous, some lines on first page. I really don't regret, wish a real magazine like in Pattaya and Phuket with real local news. But who have the guts in this shithole ?
You may have a point or at least a valid personal opinion, however no need to express it like that. If you don't like it here you can try to leave. Just as I am trying to do however financial commitments make it difficult.
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Re: Demise of AWOL magazine

Post by europtimiste » Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:48 pm

Interesting comments, instead of being positive to make things better, you only can be negative and aggressive, typical Brit.

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Re: Demise of AWOL magazine

Post by DSB » Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:32 pm

europtimiste wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:48 pm
Interesting comments, instead of being positive to make things better, you only can be negative and aggressive, typical Brit.
They were being positive to make things better, they wanted to help you move 8)

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