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We are, in fact, thinking of changing it. One thing I like about using S, M, L, etc is that this takes up much less space than writing out standard, digest, tabloid. So I think we are likely to continue using some sort of abbreviation system. Would it help if we printed a "key" every few pages throughout the reviews (instead of just on one page?
I do think it is interesting that some of you suggest quarter-size and half-size zines should be listed as the same size. To me, they should be different sizes. There's a big difference in an 8 page half-size zine and an 8 page quarter-size zine, in terms of how much content they can contain.
Actually the names used in Zine World never really gave me much of an idea of the zine size. I often had to flip around and find the guide that explained them. I may have remembered them a little better lately though. The sizes I remember from the Friedman's FS5 were standard, digest, half-legal, mini, micro-mini, tabloid and "odd" (going from memory). I've never bothered to learn A4, A5, etc., though I guess I should try to one of these days.