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A lot of my never entering anything on ZineWiki is just laziness and procrastination, but part of it's confusion and doubts about how I should go about it.
When entering my own zines, should I talk about myself in the first person, or make my entry as though it's not my own zine, in the 3rd person?
I'm sorry to stir up controversy, but it seems all the strong feelings about privacy and "permission" and all has made me unsure of what and how much info on an old zine in my collection I should include. Will it embarrass the publisher, who now sees zines as an embarrassing part of her or his youth?
Another problem is, I have a lot of zines I've kept because I particularly liked them, but only one issue. It's hard to write about that zine's entire history. Maybe a stub would be better than nothing.
What about creating some sort of "template" to enter zines on? With prompts for number issues, first & last year of publication, publisher, last or prestent address, web address, etc. Maybe that'd help get people started, get some stubs in there, and entries could be fleshed out gradually.
Also, participating in the "wiki format" has confused me in the past, so it may take some time to get the hang of it.
Just some thoughts on why ZineWiki may not be getting much attention.
Okay. I did enter my old zine, JND Pseudo Zine, on zinewiki, and it *seemed* to take, but there were a few problems.
I also added it to the alphabetical title list successfully. But when I click on it, it tells me there's no entry for "JND Pseudo Zine", but when I enter it in the search box, it brings up the entry I made.
I tried to report this on zinewiki itself by going clicking on "Dan Halligan" as instructed and then clicking on "discussions", I found the discussion page, but couldn't see where to add anything.
I know it's probably tedious try to explain things to an incompetent like me, so I don't really expect anybody to. I'm just "documenting" my first efforts to try to contribute to zinewiki.
I've tried to read the instructions, but I'll go over them some more, and maybe I'll figure it out.
It is! :) Really, for an article to be a feature article, it needs a photo/cover scan, links to other articles, and enough content to make it interesting to others. Hence why we encourage anyone listing a zine to do a cover scan, it makes the whole database more exciting.
Harley R. Pageot said:
I added a page for Reclusive Obscenities a few weeks ago but it's still not listed in the zines quick links. Does it just take time or is there something I need to do?
Edit: I just figured it out :)