Category talk:Musea Zine Hall of Fame

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Is Musea's zine's hall of fame really an encyclopedia-like category worthy of ZineWiki? I'm thinking it's just a little online hall of fame done by one person and not really something we'd cross-reference (it also seems like a little bit of self-hyping on Tom's part, of which he does constantly to alt.zines, which is OK in a discussion forum, but maybe not OK in a Wiki). But, if the plan is to do more cross-references like these as categories, we should probably think about how we'd want to expand it. Like a category for zines that have been in the Zine Yearbook or the Top 100 Ranked zines from Zine Guide, etc. I guess I don't see these things as true categories though. Thoughts? dan10things 19:30, 21 August 2006 (EDT)

Well, I wasn't sure how 'recognized' the category was. I've created quite a few catagories to help facilitate navigation, giving viewers more options and hanging out on the site alittle more. Some of our entries were really becoming secluded with only linking to each other and not branching out. The category tags really don't hurt anything and could be removed by any of the zinesters who may not wish to be associated with said tag. I'm open for ideas on other tags, some of the ones on Wikipedia seem alittle silly too, but they're nice for finding related, and sometimes, unrelated but interesting articles. Alan Fall of Autumn 20:05, 21 August 2006 (EDT)

Dan look at the list

Dan, I encourage you to look at the ZHOF list - which would you not include? I think the proof is in the list - that says most clearly whether its worthy of zinewiki - it is IMO certainly a reasonble list Also no one has to click to go to them. Zine World, Clamor, Pathetic Life, Factshee Five, etc. etc. who wouldn't include these? Musea 13:36, 22 August 2006 (EDT)

Also I'll add this - this list was done over many many years. It wasn't just set up in an afternoon. Each bunch of inductees was the best of that time and period. This was no lite decision. Also from the first year on, ALL zinesters were asked for imput - it has always been open to all zinesters. Musea, my zine has been around since 1992 - and I am a reviewer for ZW from the start, so I've seen a fair share of zines to choose from. Again look at the list and pick out one that falters or suggest one I missed. If someone else wants to spend a decade looking through zines and coming up with their own Hall of Fame, you are welcome to. But it isn't easy nor very rewarding. Musea 13:45, 22 August 2006 (EDT)

And upon rereading your complaint - each group of inductees was listed and printed in a hard copy print version of Musea and distributed as a print zine. Also each inductee gets a very nice diploma looking sheet that varifies their induction status with not only when they were inducted but what number inductee they were - many tell me they frame and hang them up on their walls. Musea 13:49, 22 August 2006 (EDT)