Remember the MNer who started an online mag for preteens? Jump Mag?

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alexpolistigers Tue 03-Jun-14 12:22:39

Some of you must remember Jump Mag - after all, MN is where it started!

I don't know if you have seen it yet, but Jump Mag is looking for some help to take the next steps.

Take a look here: Jump Mag Kickstarter

Macdog Tue 03-Jun-14 12:36:23

Ooh. Looks interesting!

Gauchita Tue 03-Jun-14 12:45:32

Oh, thanks for sharing that, Alex. Off to have a look!

Error123 Tue 03-Jun-14 13:22:46

Looks good!

OwlCapone Tue 03-Jun-14 13:25:43

So this is a fund raising thing...?

alexpolistigers Tue 03-Jun-14 13:29:12

Owl - yes it is. Kickstarter is a funding platform.

It's a kickstarter.

I was just wondering, does anyone else remember the 'Early Times' from the 80s? This reminds me of that a bit - it was aimed at children but not in a patronizing way.

OwlCapone Tue 03-Jun-14 13:32:22

That should have been made clear don't you think?

I don't think it is within the MN talk guidelines either.

alexpolistigers Tue 03-Jun-14 13:34:38

Sorry, Owl, I thought Kickstarter was known for being a funding platform.

You need it in the title, alex.

Lesuffolkandnorfolk Tue 03-Jun-14 13:52:46

I think the ,Jump magazine Kickstarter> in the link is pretty clear. Bigclue there wink

The best of luck to JUMP!

With all the sexist, narrow and tedious magazine content that appears to be virtually the sole fodder available in the pre-teen general interest magazine market, JUMP! needs ALL the help it can get- not niggling over a tiny thread title issue.

Ooh I hope this works out. Jump! is excellent. I read it and learn stuff from it myself and am looking forward to my DDs being old enough to enjoy it too.

alexpolistigers Tue 03-Jun-14 14:46:21

Sorry for not having included it in the thread title. But I did write "kickstarter" in the first post.

PetiteRaleuse My thoughts exactly!

Didn't mean it to come across like that! I just meant that'd be the thing to make it more obvious.

My DN is too little for Jump, but I am glad it's out there for when she's bigger, as at the moment there's quite a lot out there she can enjoy, and I think it's later that everything gets a bit samey.

Is Jump officially related to campaigns like 'Let Toys Be Toys,' btw?

alexpolistigers Tue 03-Jun-14 14:52:25

Oooh, I don't know, actually, LRD! (re let toys be toys)

We'll have to find out!

alexpolistigers Tue 03-Jun-14 15:01:40

Re Let Toys be Toys - I don't think it can be officially related, I can't see it there.

Error123 Tue 03-Jun-14 15:36:29

I don't think they are officially related no.

Ah, ok, thanks.

Both good causes, though.

alexpolistigers Tue 03-Jun-14 16:43:11

Yes, of course, LRD! I support both of them!

A great article was on today about quantum theory. I can safely say that it taught me everything i know about quantum physics grin

Gauchita Tue 03-Jun-14 17:47:43

Yes! Agree Petite. I considered myself taught this morning after reading it :D

I really enjoy their articles; have pledged :-)

PixieofCatan Tue 03-Jun-14 18:01:09

I love Jump, I read it now and again, not as often as I'd like! I wish I'd had something like it through my pre-teen/teen years.

scallopsrgreat Tue 03-Jun-14 19:07:15

Love

scallopsrgreat Tue 03-Jun-14 19:09:52

Love love love Jump! Mag. Follow them on Twitter and their articles are great. Such a refreshing change. Wish I had daughters now! Anyway I've added to the coffers.

alexpolistigers Tue 03-Jun-14 19:13:12

It's for boys too, scallops! It is girl positive but gender neutral, if you see what I mean!

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