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necessarily shared by the editors or publishers. Accordingly, the
publishers and editors disclaim all responsibility for such views and
As to any statements made by the editors themselves: we believe in freedom
of speech but would never deliberately offend or cause hurt to any
innocent individual or group of individuals.
In the event of our unwittingly upsetting anyone we will be only too
pleased to apologise if their complaint is a reasonable one.
Although we are fortunate enough to have the telephone numbers of a
several kindly lawyers (no that is not always a contradiction in
terms!) who might offer a few words of advice, we are without sufficient means to
pay lawyers to check our every word before it is aired or
to represent us in the event of litigation. But then again we are without
sufficient means to be worth entering into litigation with in the first
place. We do have plenty of space on the website in which to carry
apologies, though, so we could offer to grovel abjectly in cyberspace if
the need ever arises...well, honestly, we shouldn't even have to be
considering such matters but we've been told that one of our readers is
very touchy about almost everything so we thought we'd better get things
straight from the start...
ABOUT THE WEBSITE:
This website was
created on a Toshiba Satellite 4090 X DVD laptop computer, using Microsoft
Windows 98 and FrontPage 2000, in
conjunction with various other bits of software for graphics and so on. Having only
been introduced to Microsoft Windows 95 for the first time in July '99 and
Windows 98 in October '99, the
process has been a bit of a revelation, with much trial and more errors than
your Managing Editor can bear to recall!
It is to be hoped that this website will meet with your approval. Efforts at
improvement will be made on a continuing basis.
Unfortunately, there was a bit
of a technical hitch, the day before the original intended launch of this magazine
and we were obliged to wait until we could take the laptop, with its dead
hard-drive, to the United States and avail ourselves of a brilliant (but,
although very reasonable in comparison to most others, still very costly in
terms of our budget!)
data recovery service, and the Toshiba Guarantee Service (both under the
auspices of the same company). After that there was an ocean to be crossed,
amongst other delays, so the path to the launching has been far from smooth!
The delays did, however, enable us to do a lot more work on the site, so it was
probably just as well!
All photography is by Linnet Woods unless otherwise stated.
Of course what we need is a Mike Payton clone to draw cartoons for us and have
us all rolling in the gunwhales but it may be some time before we can afford
one! Any volunteers?
Want to know exactly what is on here?
280+ feature pages divided into 16 main sections
38 Page-Links Pages
12-page Marine Events Calendar
42 Guide Pages
12 Birthday Calendar pages + 12 message pages
12 Site Navigation Pages (contents pages)
12 Naval History Calendar pages
8 Advertising Department pages
21 Classified Ads/Announcements pages
4 Diversions pages
1374 Graphic images
20+ Full Page Display Advertisements so far....
Making a total of 466 pages + The 'Front Cover'. The magazine has 10,750+ internal hyperlinks
for ease of navigation...no wonder we're exhausted!
ABOUT OUR HOST SERVER They're so
great we've built them a page for themselves as a surprise thank-you for all
their patience and kindness. And to stop them sulking because we didn't put
their logo on the front cover. Wrong colour, you see. Can't be helped. Nice
colour, too, that blue. Very nautical. Sorry chaps, and thanks again.
ABOUT LANGUAGE: The current set of editors working on MarineZine (the majority of them, anyway, or at least the ones with the power to
write stuff on this page) use British English because that is our
native language. If readers use US English, or any other kind, in their e-mails
to us, we will respect that and
put it in, unchanged. We will also be happy to carry articles in other
languages, and would be very grateful for any that come with a translation into English. We have several European languages, so you should feel free to
include a version, in your own language, of anything you send us in English, if
you are concerned that your written English may be open to misinterpretation and
you would like us to check it.
We prefer to receive material which contains no obscenities but, if we do, we
will edit them out if the material in itself merits the effort, otherwise we
will simply delete it and forget it, so attempts to shock will be entirely
wasted. We're sailors, for goodness sake! Our parrot probably knows worse words
than most people but we can see no reason to publish them and add to the mental
pollution of the planet.
ABOUT THE 'OFFICE'
some of the work initially got done ashore, with the handy dandy laptop plugged into
the power supply of one accommodating refreshments establishment or another, the
part that doesn't involve meeting, or trying to meet, people with a story to
tell, is all done aboard the staysail schooner Leopard Normand III, wherever she
happens to be...
THANKS: We'd like to thank everyone who has helped to make this magazine a reality, to apologise to those who expected it to appear on the Internet a lot sooner and wasted time trying to find it before it was 'up' and to express the hope that anyone who reads this will add to the magazine in whatever way feels appropriate - suggestions, criticisms, news, views, stories, queries, information, anything and everything...it is only going to work in the long term if we all participate in an active way...
To those who have been so kind as to let us publish their words and pictures in this first issue, our heartfelt
thanks and sorry for being such bullies!
This MarineZine is dedicated to the memory of all
who have lived and died by the sea, the future of sailing and of journalism
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prototype of this magazine was first issued on a website built by a third party and hosted by a
friend of his. Unfortunately the arrangement was unsatisfactory in every respect
and the Managing Editor had no option but to withdraw the magazine from that
website and teach herself the art of website construction, or at least the
The website host and webmaster decided to put the original
version of the magazine back on their website, in breach of our copyright and
infringing the intellectual property laws, despite repeated written requests to
desist from so doing.
If you have seen a different-looking version of part of the material on this
site, elsewhere, that is what you were looking at.
We would like it to be known that we do not and
will never, give our permission for any material created by us to be used by the
webmaster in question or anyone known to us to be associated with him.
goes for the host server of that site who, incidentally, again in conjunction
with the same webmaster, hi-jacked the domain we had paid to register,
www.leopard-normand.com and used the website upon it, for which we had also
paid, for their own ends, to the extent of having any mail addressed to the site
routed to themselves, a fact which we demonstrated to our satisfaction by
sending letters from different e-mail addresses under different names, to our
website, none of which were ever received by us, with one exception, when
the webmaster forwarded one which only had an Internet cafe address and was,
therefore no use to him.
It also implied that the writers were old friends of
ours. We can accept neither responsibility nor liability for
anything which appears on any site belonging to any other organisation, regardless of
whether our names and offers purporting to be made by us appear therein, or not.