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Scripting Pro VIP represents a new approach to publishing. Our goal is to continue to provide you with tried-and-tested content provided by the most respected scripting experts. Plus, we want to add personal service to give you added value that you can't get anywhere else on the Web. For example, the Scripting Pro VIP site includes a subscribers-only "Ask the Editor" feature and a subscribers-only forum. You're the reason we exist, and we're always looking for new ways to serve you.

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—Karen Bemowski, Scripting Pro VIP Editor