downthetubes Forum changes

downthetubes logoSome important news for users of our discussion forum. The downthetubes forum has changed location on the web to, as part of changes to the way the host, Ning, delivers its services.

To upgrade the site to take advantage of these, the URL change came with the territory.

Please update your bookmarks as it seems they have yet to ‘map’ the old forum address ( onto the new one. My apologies for this inconvenience. If you are already a member of our forum, your log-in details are unchanged.

The new forum should be more flexible and easier to use, although it does mean some features, such as photo albums, are no longer supported, which is a bit of a shame as although you can still post photos it doesn’t seem to be as easy to organise them. But there is much better ‘social media’ interaction, which should help you be able to better use your blogs and pages in combination with your facebook or Twitter accounts to promote your work. Please let us know what you think!

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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