Talk:Horizontal Action

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FYI, the reason I changed it to "some of the earliest interviews" was because "first" wasn't factually correct with at least the A-Frames and Spits, my old rag Tablet ran interviews with them earlier the the H.A. ones. dan10things 16:10, 7 October 2006 (EDT)


I'm nominating this for deletion. For one thing, as Dan noted above, they aren't factually correct. For another, I think they are just using Zine Wiki for advertising space. InvisibleFriend 21:01, 10 March 2007 (EST)

advertising space? please. The zine has been done for two years. Nominating this for deletion!?!? Now that's pretty funny, mr. Hall Monitor. The Spits and A-Frames told us they hadn't had published interviews, so I guess they must have been mistaken, not us.

The presumption that your magazine is using Zine Wiki as advertising space comes from the fact that you refer to it as a magazine, not as a zine. Magazines generally have budgets and staff and offices; all the things that zines do not have. It's generally assumed that such magazines could afford to publicise themselves in a larger forum, whereas zines have limited options; Zine Wiki is one of the few options available to them. If, in fact, your magazine is self published without the aid of a budget, a paid staff, or an office; if, in fact, your magazine is actually a zine then you should make this clear in your article. If this isn't the case, then you should make clear what relation to zines your magazine has; does it review zines? are your writers former, or present, zine editors? or anything that would be of interest to readers who come to Zine Wiki not to be informed about magazines, but to read about zines. Yours truly, Miss Hall Monitor InvisibleFriend 05:50, 24 April 2007 (EDT)
Keep Horizontal Action was definitely a punk zine, hell they helped organize the Chicago Blackout. I was merely quibbling on the wording (I'm local to the Spits and A-Frames AND read Horizontal Action, that's why I knew we had interviewed both early on). But H.A. had cut and paste style, covered only underground punk and garage music, was self-published, take-no-prisoners, low-brow, DIY, etc. Definitely a zine... and a fun read! dan10things 11:51, 24 April 2007 (EDT)
Horizontal Action, please don't resort to name calling of the ZineWiki admins. If this article was improperly tagged for deletion, simply address the concerns that were raised and we will (as we've already done) remove the deletion tag. There are billions of zines out there, we can't be expected to know of all of them, and we've had issues with magazines using us as ad space in the past. Thanks for contributing here. Alan Fall of Autumn 18:40, 24 April 2007 (EDT)