Hello and Welcome! ------------------ Hello, everybody and welcome to the second issue of the BBC User Group advert, or BUG for short! Before I continue, here is a brief history of the group and how it came about. For those of you who subscribe to otherBBC disczines, see below, you may have seen some of the things that I (Jon Ripley) have submitted in the last yearto issues of both of these magazines, comments from Chris Richardson showed me that I was, in a way, writing half of the 8BS magazine myself, inundating him with software for each issue! Weeks passed and as a postscript to a letter I joked that maybe I would be the editor of a BBC magazine, thinking nothing of it I licked the envelope andposted it off to 8BS HQ. A few more weeks and now a phone call with Chris pointing out that starting up a user group might not be such a bad idea! The idea of me starting up my own user group, yikes! The startling response that I had had from my submissions to 8BS and Solinet played a big part in mydecision! I needed a few weeks to think about it and I think that my final decision is obvious. I have however, done this at asacrifice, the group takes up a lot of my spare time but that's why I do it, because I love it! Well to cut a long story short, here itis, well here's an advert for it anyway! With your support, it's here tostay! There have been many user groups in recent years that have begun, lasteda few issues and died, BUG, again, withyour support is here to stay!!! BBC USER GROUP was the result and threeissues on it is still going and issue 4has been filling fast! BUG is a non profit making user group which I run in my spare time. BUG is looking for new members and submissions for it's issues. There are about 6 issues yearly. Membership is free! Each issue costs only `1, a bit more expensive than 8-Bit but I can't sell it for any less, you can send a disc with return postage and packing. Issuesare available on 80T double sided DFS discs. If you have a single sided drivethe issue can be supplied on two 80T single sided discs. If you would like to become a member please contact me and I will issue you with a member ID, if you would like to receive the next issue as soon as it comes out or any of the previous issues, send your discs now. At the moment BUG can only handle 5.25" (40T/80T DFS/ADFS) discs although in the future discs will be available in all formats. The DFS and ADFS discs contain the same magazine. Issue 5 is due out on: 1st April 1997. Deadline for issue 5 is: Anytime before that! Please ensure that your submissions discs reach me by this date for issue 5. Please send your formatted discs, `1's and return postage and packing to: Jon Ripley BBC User Group 56 Longstone Road Eastbourne East Sussex BN21 3SJ Phone: BBC User Group anytime on 01323 732597 Cheques should be made out to J.J.Ripley. IMPORTANT! When sending envelopes containing discs they should be clearly marked 'MAGNETIC MEDIA'. Coins should preferably be taped to a piece of card so they won't tear the envelope and get lost in the post. Here is a brief look at the main menu on issue 4 of the magazine. This will give you a chance to see the sort of thing you might expect on each issue. This takes a brief look at everything on the issue and gives you all the information about the next issue and how to contact me. Each issue this section contains all the main articles that appear on each and every issue of the magazine. This section of the magazine contains messages and articles submitted by the members of the group. In this section you will find all the other articles appearing on the issue, except for the information and instructions for the programs which arefound in the appropriate menu. In this regular section you will find the magazine utilities and their respective instructions. This new regular section contains a selection of good music and great graphics. It replaces the 10 liners / 1 Liners menu. Each issue a selection of Games and Demos will be in this section. More applications and utilities that you simply cannot live without! The BUG messaging system itself, this program allows you to create messages for inclusion in the magazine. This is version 2.04C and has more features than version 2.00C used in 8BS. I hope you have enjoyed reading this advert and look forward to hearing fromyou! Just a brief final note, Chris and I are not in competiton with each other for members or submissions, in fact we help each other out wherever possible!