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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Support Digitization of Back-Issue Articles!
Posted by: Moderator
Date: January 16, 2009 11:13AM

Did you know there are ~180 classic articles from our back issues that haven't been digitized yet?

It takes a surprising amount of time and effort to do the job right, and we've been busy growing the site in other ways.

But you can help build our archive! If you're interested in seeing old articles digitized, you can "sponsor" them. (That's a cool idea because it means the most interesting articles/topics will probably get digitized first.)

Here's how it works:
1) use PayPal to make a contribution to the BritishV8 operating budget.
2) while in PayPal, in the "notes" section, simply indicate what article you'd like to sponsor.

It's that simple. Okay... it's almost that simple. First you need to pick a specific not-yet-digitized article. Just visit the Article Index and choose from among the article titles that AREN'T already hyperlinks. (They'll be shown in black print instead of underlined blue or purple print. You'll have to scroll down to them.) Copy and paste that title into your note. Just one article per contribution... but we invite you to make as many contributions as you like!

Notice: most of the old "MG V-8 Newsletter" articles have small, grainy, black-and-white photocopied photos. If you can e-mail us bigger, better, color photos or illustrations it would be a huge help! Of course this particularly applies to old "How It Was Done" articles - we like LOTS of photos for those!

Unless you specifically ask to remain anonymous, you'll be credited two places.

All contributions are listed here: Contributor List

You'll also be credited in the article you sponsor. (example article-sponsor banner)


Note: discussion of the digitization of back issues pro/con and how it's done has been moved to its own thread.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/28/2009 03:21PM by Moderator.

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