Oh well, couldn't go to sleep leaving this unanswered...
First of all, thanks for your sincere opinion, I do appreciate that
Well, I can understand your frustration, seeing that we struggled trying to bring something new to the mag for 3 months. The fact is that, we're only 2 guys behind this project(without counting our proof readers), with our hard job(studies for me), our social life(well, at least, for Tom:razz, and all of our others LFS related projects. Finding spare time to write for that is quite hard for us, and sometimes we're just doing what is the easiest for us - copy and paste what we've done last time to follow the big lines, and change the inside stories. Finding something new to say is much more difficult than some people could think - writing 1 page on the forum on something you want to react in is quite easy, but after you wrote 3x20 pages(in a foreign language!) on the community and so on, you quickly see that it becomes much much harder to come up with a subject and some good arguments.
For the interviews TBH it's not my job, you should wait for Tom's reaction on that, but AFAIK we always tried to have 1 interview per release+some drivers' report for the important leagues. Anyway I'd be the first to say that there's an obvious lack of salt in that, and that the questions should change at every release. But now we simply can't come with 10 interviews, we need everything to make a world. Last thing, finding someone "worth" for that could be difficult, as from my own experience, the top drivers don't crave for entering in iCON News. But I might be wrong.
Anyway, thanks for the comments everyone, and sorry for putting Passo at RSR, my mistake
Thanks for that. Im not trying to put you guys down, for a 2 man team it is good.
Just i think the time you spend writing up about leagues with 5 people in them could be spent doing something else most of the stuff in there id already read apart from a few things like the interviews, sure anyone can have an interview and maybe do a few but i think there should be atleast one well known guy in there you interview for his racing as iirc bean0 is more well known for his skinning than his driving (no offense meant) if you put exclusive stuff in there people will read it, theres not much in that issue to draw people back to read the next one.
If you want i can get a couple of guys i think people will want to read about and do interviews, im really sure they won't mind spending 10mins to talk about themselves and inflate their ego's
To be fair, Bean0 was a significant competitor in the STCC, which was watched by several thousand people. I think that makes him 'worthwhile', as you say. Anyway, it's good to find out more about the familiar faces who don't always get their time in the spotlight.
Stop trying to twist what i say into something negative against bean0, i have nothing against him and yes i read his interview and i enjoyed it. All im saying is as a racer its not something that would want to make me go back, hes not a big name is the racing side of LFS. If you have on the cover that there's an interview with norbi/bawbag/jonesy/zock i think far for people would be interested. Its like autosport interviewing someone that races as a hobby over lewis hamilton. Like i said theres no offense meant and i think bean0 understands im not getting at him (well i hope he does) but i think there should be atleast one big name in there everyone knows.
Another example would be interviewing a moderator and an average lfs user, which would get more views/get peoples attention?