1318Re: [ukpbm] Zine Poll
- Nov 27, 2005Bruce Edwards wrote:
> I haven't been around the zine scene that long but would like to thankTo me, the main reason to stop the Zine Poll is simply the lack of
> John for arranging, organising and counting the Zine Poll over the
> last few years.
> Imho, I think the time is right to stop the poll, as it seems there
> are fewer zines around - and so it is likely the ones with the highest
> readership will be the ones scoring best.
voters, rather than lack of zeens. Anyone who does want to put a case
forward for keeping it going needs, IMHO, to suggest how to address that
> I guess the same is true for MfG too, so thanks again to John forI'm not so sure the case for stopping Mission from God is as strong.
> keeping up (as best he could) with all the zines starting and folding
> while trying to write something about the zines to try and attract new
Firstly, it doesn't have such a need for "critical mass" as the poll -
really just a keen editor plus a few hangers-on to contribute outside
reviews is all it takes to keep it going. And it's a useful resource,
even if not for as many people as it used to be. Regardless of new
blood, I can see it being of interest for returnees - of which there may
be increasing numbers as the old guard of the 1970s come up to
retirement (early or otherwise) and idly enter "postal diplomacy" into a
web search engine one day...
Peter Sullivan <peter@...>
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