I just saw this thread after getting back from a vacation--sorry for the lack of an earlier response here. I've forwarded the thread to the publisher to see what's going on and he or I will report back ASAP!
I can assure you, however, in the meantime, that the free subscription offer is not an attempt at a "bait-and-switch" and the folks at the office will be making every effort to remedy any problems users may be experiencing with the promotional offer.
SO sorry for the problem. Hardly a scam! Just a technical glitch. As the publisher, I deeply regret the confusion, and I'm on it as we speak with a flashlight in the programmer's ear to figure it out. Believe me, it will be fixed and reparations made. After all, you guys are our future, and I plan to protect your interests. Anyone who is interested may email me with a mailing address and I'll send today's Amateur Issue (a whooper!) to you so you can see the printed issue while we fix the glitch. I'm firstname.lastname@example.org. Just mention you're a BBer that wants to see the AM Issue.
FYI, the preliminary results of the survey are in and have given us some very interesting insights regarding the group demographics. We'll be sharing the results with you all. Anyone care to guess:
State with largest BB population?
% that visit boards daily?
% that own a horse now?
% that compete?
% of winners?
Just finished speaking with the programmer. If you took the survey and were unable to access the free subscription OR especially if you were able to access the digital subscription and it failed, please contact email@example.com. We aim to please folks. Be patient, and we'll get it sorted out.
Btw, there were over 2,500 surveys submitted. Nearly all have been accessing their digital subscription with success. But, because of a variety of reasons (mostly tech) a small number are having trouble. As said, we're committed to get it sorted. And, in the mean time, email me your mailing address and I'll get the paper Amateur Issue to you (while supplies last,) in the mean time. I'm firstname.lastname@example.org
Very close ... I want to run the most current figures before revealing the answers, so as they say, "Film at 11!" Final results will be posted on each forum as stickies. Everyone should be proud. This is an amazing community!