- Last year's poll came up with 40 listed zines, and a lot of those
that have so far not been mentioned were United zines - none of which
I see, I should add. The UK zines I do see are:
Cut & Thrust (published more than four issues this year, so still
...mais n'est-ce pas la gare?
Ratadan/Pigbutton - but I believe this has ceased
Save All Your xxs For Me (new since the last poll, and up to issue 7
The Tangerine Terror
Oh yes, I also see For Whom The Die Rolls from time to time.
John Harrington clarified last year that e-mail zines that are
basically regular zines distributed by e-mail rather than post count
towards the zine poll, whereas web sites with content that is updated
on an as-required basis belong to the web site poll.
If I remember the history of the poll, whatever the scoring system
was, some people didn't like it, and it will always be so, however
long the poll continues. A variety of scoring systems have been
tried over the years. Whatever system is being used, it gives an
indication of how people perceive what they do receive, and a
shrinking hobby doesn't make those results less relevant when
comparing the results, there's just less of them.
If the average number of zines seen is around five as someone
suggested, then the average vote for first place under the current
system will be reflected by that.
As far as I'm concerned, if someone is willing to run the poll, why
should there be any reason to stop running it? It's when people can't
be bothered to vote that it becomes pointless.
- Mainly for my own amusement I have started putting up PDFs of some very old
zines indeed on a new web site.
If there are any particular old zines you would like to see let me know.
I would like to put a page up there with links to those zines which still
exist - postal addresses etc. Any editor have their current trade list to
hand so I can do a cut and paste.