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wild remedies

thanks again! i was just wondering how i was gonna do that!

Welcome to ZineWiki

Hey InvisibleFriend, thanks for all your hard work on editing and tagging and creating articles/categories. I was wondering if you wouldn't mind dropping me an email: alan-at-zinewiki-dot-com Alan Fall of Autumn 18:55, 23 January 2007 (EST)

You are totally rocking with the listings and clean up, thanks! dan10things 14:13, 2 March 2007 (EST)

Thanks again

Hey Invisible Friend, I just wanted to say "thanks" again for all the work you're doing here, especially the clean-up of new articles. I know it gets so tiring fixing the same issues with each new page... Alan Fall of Autumn 10:22, 26 May 2007 (EDT)


hey thanks for starting the Mujinga page, im planning to be adding stuff this week. i got some time and i got some internet access.

having an eponymous zine, i wasn't sure which way round to do the pages for myself as a zinester and the zine, but now i guess its solved - Mujinga and Mujinga (zinester).


Can you fix ZineWiki: Introduction so the page isn't redirecting to Milo's page the revert the edits? ThanksJerianne 13:25, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

seems like you do a lot round here, nice one, its a wonderful wiki to discover. Mujinga 08:54, 17 July 2007 (EDT)

Freesheet and general editing

Nice one Invisible friend Ill use that and nice one for the general editing too, --Eugenepunk 12:14, 18 July 2007 (EDT)

hey Invisibe friend, keep up the good work in editing the pages I've been adding- I appreciate it! Some of the more recent ones I am not completely sure where theyre from as their authors seem to be nomadic zinesters! --Eugenepunk 17:44, 8 October 2007 (EDT)
hey Invisible friend, I copied your reasons word for word for deleting a spam thing-although the ad.s werent specifically for cars so I shoulda just written deleted spam but as the general gist of it was a spam in chinese I used your exact words. --Eugenepunk 04:22, 22 February 2008 (EST)
hey Invisible friend, great work with keeping the site up! --Eugenepunk 17:58, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

one small point

i see you write "The Netherlands" whereas i write "the Netherlands". the former seems a bit strange to me. judging from sites like Wikipedia and Overheid i think the latter is more common, so i think i will continue to put "the". cheers! Mujinga 06:28, 19 July 2007 (EDT)

wow you already changed the category, that was fast, thanks! Mujinga 09:08, 20 July 2007 (EDT)
Aren't they "The Nederlands" now? Gaijin 23:20, 31 December 2007 (GMT)
No actually, I still think it's the Netherlands, because its short for "Kingdom of the Netherlands" [1] Mujinga 14:10, 2 March 2008 (EST)

Thanks for cleaning up the new entries

I'm still learning how this works.

User:walktheplank 19:04, 29 July 2007

RE: Hakim Bey

I understand your concerns about the Hakim Bey article. While I find him repugnant, his writings have been widely circulated within the zine community (as well as in scholarly journals and textbooks!). I included links to some of his critics in order to make people aware of the controversy, his past associations, and his alleged behavior -which tends to be glossed-over by some of his adoring fans. I think it's important to include Hakim Bey in the history of zines for the same reason that a history of the Beat Generation needs to include information on Allen Ginsburg (another dirty old man).

User:walktheplank 12:47, 1 August 2007


Hows it going Invisible friend, about the resizing the only thing I could say is that I could resize them myself and then reupload them if you told me what images, but you'd have to delete the old bigger ones then. The reason I dont do that more often is that I can't delete the original big image from zinewiki so there would end up being two images - I could go and change the image on a respective zine page but the person who originally uploaded the image, having seen their big image still exists, may put the bigger image back on their respective zine pages, so I dont want to have to this type of messing! The thing is it seems that alot of images over the past months have been uploaded that are massive and that these haven't been resized since. If you'd like to sort this out as a collaboration I could resize them if you could delete the massive ones well just an idea anyway, --Eugenepunk 03:02, 11 September 2007 (EDT)

I saw after I wrote to you some images that you uploaded so Ive just uploaded resized versions as 200pixels on the longest side,--Eugenepunk 03:22, 11 September 2007 (EDT)
Invisible friend, Ive just uploaded loads more but made a few mistakes uploading one twice that was so small already i didnt change it. I think thats the main backlog sorted for now as I think Ive gone over images dating back to when Alan last deleted a load, but Ill look again, if I see images that need to be deleted as theyre doubles Ill flag them for you by writing in the talk pages,--Eugenepunk 05:29, 13 September 2007 (EDT)
No bother about resizing them images but the thing is I no longer have the original big versions on my computer. I have made them ones bigger but I think there was a loss of resolution; which I tried to sort it out by making the writing darker and more pronounced so I've uploaded them anyway if you think there's a loss of clarity with the picture , if you could either re-upload the images on zinewiki and Ill reduce them or if youd like them resized bigger i can also do that, --Eugenepunk 04:17, 22 September 2007 (EDT)
Ok so Ive reuploaded them-it only takes a second to resize them so its no trouble, but theyre fierce cool looking zine covers hope the size does them justice!Other thing I was thinking on working on was more definitions of different terms of zines - for example hardcore zines tend to have a specific layout/format almost professionalism whereas old school / first wave zines tend (tended) to be more cut n paste with references to cider and football!... but this all could be just my opinion or my point of view, talk again --Eugenepunk 06:45, 22 September 2007 (EDT)
  • Invisible friend, I forgot to resize that Alarm Clock one but i think its done now, been fierce busy and havent had chance to use new category but will be creating some new articles soon but I can always easily do resizing!--Eugenepunk 17:02, 10 November 2007 (EST)

Resizing program

Saw your usertalk to Alan. Are you in need of a photo program? There are quite a few freebies for resizing jpegs or I could hook you up with something if you are using a PC. dan10things 23:52, 11 September 2007 (EDT)

Editing The Original Universe article

I just read your request today and I'll rewrite it. No illustrations yet as they could violate IP rules. Jeffrey Allan Boman 15:01, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

Early Irish Fanzines

how are ya Invisible friend, you know the article Early Irish Fanzines thats from a thesis my brother did on Irish fanzines. Now I dont know if such academic writing is suitable for zinewiki but this thesis would be available to split up into separate articles about different aspects of zines - written academically. On the internet there are several such thesis available that I have got - I got ones on Dutch, French and Australian zines - if zinewiki wished to use such articles, after obtaining permission from authors, we could make more extensive but academic articles on zines on the site. Just a thought! --Eugenepunk 06:53, 3 October 2007 (EDT)

Invisible friend, thanks for telling me about zinewiki reaching 2000 articles thats great stuff! I came across a list of Irish zines thats in a pdf on the internet that include zines I didn't know myself so I'm not able to write articles on them but was thinking of creating a page with Irish zines with no page yet. If I was still living in Ireland I could check them out myself.--Eugenepunk 10:25, 27 November 2007 (EST)
I've made a page for these zines - Irish zines without a page - some of which I think would be easier to expand with more information available from the internet ie the zines from 2004 etc but some of these zines are from the early nineties and I don't know them that well, I thought it was better to make a page as I can't be definate about these dates and numbers of issues I think it's better to assemble them together and to indicate such uncertainty. It can act as a working page. --Eugenepunk 12:18, 30 November 2007 (EST)

Definitions and terms

Hello Invisible friend, Im still thinking about whether there is any use in relating terms like hardcore to zines by simply saying that hardcore zines document hardcore music and culture, and often share some asthetics due to similar hardcore bands and hardcore bands photos and hardcore show photos being shown in the zines.

  • I was also wondering about the term 'personal as political' as a possible term to describe zines. I always thought of this term as describing a zine that uses personal anecdotes and stories to show the impact of politics on the zine writers (daily) life and/or using telling personal experiences of issues that are impacted directly by political decisions. but the term personal as political is said (after i did an internet search) to come from feminist theory and the term 'personal is political', so perhaps my own perception of it relating to zines is not that common at all.
  • Also another term I was wondering about whether it would be useful to create (in order to document different production techniques of zines and give examples of zines that have utilised certain techniques) is "lino printing in zine production" - as many zines use this medium which is a diy basic accessible format for zines to bring colour to the photocopied pages, (also screenprinting for more advanced zines, also stencil painting on covers is another format). Anyway just some thoughts! --Eugenepunk 05:50, 17 October 2007 (EDT)

Proposed deletion

To InvisibleFriend, I am not sure whether you have come across People who should have died instead of Liza Phillips, but it would appear that this page does not relate to a zine, rather it appears to be a diatribe relating to the descriptive title. I am unsure how to go about proposing deletion - but I would be grateful for your advice.... Belcoboy 11:51, 15 November 2007 (EST)

New Administrators

FYI, Balecboy and Eugenepunk just got upgraded to administrators, which probably should have happened a few months ago. It should make deletions easier. dan10things 17:12, 11 December 2007 (EST)


Why does Wikification preclude italicising titles of fanzines? Gaijin 16:27, 10 January 2008 (EST)

is it just me?

or are you also getting "Warning: Missing argument 2 for wfParserFunctionsLanguageGetMagic() in /homepages/33/d92498007/htdocs/wiki/extensions/ParserFunctions/ParserFunctions.php on line 144" written 50 times at the top of each page? cheers Mujinga 03:03, 28 February 2008 (EST)

Me too! its been happening for a few days, --Eugenepunk 06:36, 28 February 2008 (EST)
Me three! I didn't even scroll down the first few times I saw it, I just assumed the rest of the page would be the same thing. It's only tonight I've discovered that the site is still here and still usable, thank goodness! I have no idea why this is happening, maybe Dan will know whats going on. Let's ask himInvisibleFriend 03:09, 2 March 2008 (EST)
good to have you back! i must admit i was surprised not to see you on the recent changes for a few days ... yeah if you can contact dan thats a good idea, i emailed alan and kate but didnt yet get a response. and thanks for the added categories on the stuff i have been adding, its great someone has an overview to keep it all tidy. cheers! Mujinga 14:06, 2 March 2008 (EST)


Glad to have you back and jumping right into the action! It took forever to get the wiki back up and running. dan10things 02:56, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Hey, thanks for all your hard work lately! Can you send me an email? jerianne at undergroundpress org. Thanks! Jerianne 03:22, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

E. war

hey there, umm i hope i'm writing this in the right spot, thanks for helping edit my recent contributions, i am not as slick with the code as i'm sure a lot of the folk here are. in regards to your concern with the entry e.war, the entry was written that way using plural so gender specific words didn't have to used, with out using those silly pro nouns. if you think of a better way to write it. i'm all ears. InvisibleFriend 22:37, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

back again

yay! nice to see you here again - mujinga 22:34, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

- YES! i'm actually adding an article now about the Brighton Zinefest! cheers! - mujinga 23:09, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

Ace doubled zines

Just like the old Ace Double paperbacks of the 60s and early 70s, this is when you pub two fanzines backed-up in reverse to each other. On one side you have X-zine; flip it over, there's the other one. Japurcell 02:53, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

German zines

Hey Invisible Friend

Thanks for helping me with the grammar and all that shit. In Germany are a lot of nice and interesting zines, boring as well... I try to add more and more and more....

THANKS Fabien 18:13, 7 May 2009 (UTC)


Hey, I could send you a copy and some infos about the german Vampire zine. Do you agree that it would make more sense over email? Please get in touch: eroderecords[a]yahoo(.)de Fabien 20:45, 28 June 2009) (UTC)

restore non-spam version of

Hope you will undelete a non-spam version of Talk:Main Page/Archive 1. A few threads were moved there. --EarthFurst 16:59, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Much obliged

InvisibleFriend, you are the invisible hand that brings order and concord. But not in a creepy Adam Smith way.

Angel of Death

Since you've edited Angel of Death article, I hope you will post a reply at Talk:Angel of Death. --EarthFurst 08:31, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

thank you!

hiya, thanks for fixing up my articles. i didn't see the user message until after i'd gone through and edited a heap of pages. your edits were a big help! :)


Why not link to contributor's own websites, as I had done for It Takes All Kinds?

Please see my reply on your user page! Thanks!InvisibleFriend 04:42, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

Editing Zak Sally and La Mano 21 ?

I see you reverted my edit of deleting Sammy The Mouse from La Mano 21's publishing roster. Sammy The Mouse is published by Fantagraphics and not La Mano 21. I'm also curious as to why you deleted Like A Dog and the Fantagraphics external link from the Zak Sally page? I'm new here so maybe I'm missing something. Thanks, Newworsefamily.


Thanks for your thanks! But thank you more for editing/tidying up the entries I messed with! :D --Queen Ludd 22:17, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

Swallow Your Pride

Hey, do we know each other? I am Ananda La Vita. If you know me, or even if you don't, I'd like to hear from you directly... I'm just curious who you are and why you took out the cover of the 3rd issue of Swallow Your Pride. Your edit note says you replaced it with a more appropriate size, but it's not there at all anymore... Should I replace it? Thanks! alv09 (at) riseup (dot) net

intern & spam

Barnard University plans to let their summer intern contribute some content to zinewiki. Any particular areas you think she should focus on?

Also, re: all the spam lately. What do you think about implementing a captcha? Jerianne 00:44, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Wandered across and created article at Zine Distro. I noticed their latest tweet (in March) says "Does anyone want to take over the site?" so I thought I'd mention this to 3 people with zinewiki Bureaucrat status. --EarthFurst 18:06, 20 August 2011 (UTC)

Loads of Spam

I'm going to talk to Jerianne and see if we can figure out some way to block the recent influx of spam. It almost seems like they have a program that can set up an account automatically and post photos and articles. Lame. dan10things 22:00, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

I was thinking it was computer generated as well. Also blocking one name doesn't seem to stop the next spammer from posting even though I suspect it is coming from the same ISP number and source. We need a program that will block not just the name, but the ISP number as well. InvisibleFriend 00:21, 3 September 2011 (UTC)
We installed a captcha hoping to decrease or eliminate the spam, but obviously it hasn't worked. We're going to see if we can find a stronger captcha and explore other solutions. One idea would be to require admin approval for account creation. Do you think that would be a bigger burden than dealing with the spam? Jerianne 06:38, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

Hi Jerianne! I don't think anything would be a bigger burden than dealing with the spam. I have to delete it everyday, and usually twice a day. I am willing to try any solution.InvisibleFriend 06:41, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

Terry Jeeves

Hi Invisible Friend

At the end of August I created an entry for ERG and Terry Jeeves. I had only just found Zine wiki and went on Holiday on the 6th of September. I intended to expend the entries when I got back at the end of September.

I notice that you have done a good job expanding the entry on ERG but the Zinester page on Terry Jeeves appears to have vanished and I appear to be unable to edit the ERG page.

I like what you have done with the ERG page so far.

Please contact me as I wanted to work on the pages as I was a long time friend of Terry.

  • Hi Thasaidon, Thank you for your message. I'm very glad you liked what I added to your page ERG, I was very happy to see that someone had started the article! You should be able to add to it, you just need to sign in. If you have any trouble, try creating a new name with a new password and then you'll be able to edit. I don't remember there being a zinester page for Terry Jeeves, but I think it would be wonderful if there was one, and you are just the person to do it. I have made his name a link, so just click on it and start. We are very happy to have your contributions! If you want to create articles on any other zine, just add the name, with [[ ]] surrounding it, to "Quick Links", which is in the left hand column of every page and you should be able to start. Don't hesitate to let me know if you have any other questions. It's great to see you here! InvisibleFriend 23:38, 18 September 2011 (UTC)

thanks for blocking Reverse101

Thanks for blocking spammer Reverse101. --EarthFurst 17:30, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

I think we got all the spam by Reverse101 (About 30minutes ago I reverted 2 spam edits by Reverse101). However now there is spam page by Darnell67SchneiderG and another spam page by WCorrina57Carr. --EarthFurst 12:04, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

Just did some deleting and blocking of spam stuff. Fair play guys for manning the fort here!--Eugenepunk 14:20, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

partial blanking of Zine Guide

Hope you have time to post a reply at Talk:Zine Guide. --EarthFurst 02:06, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

messages and revisions to my entries

Thanks for your messages and for the stylistic revisions to my entries. I am reading the style manual now, which I should have done in the first place. I'm still working on that virtue of patience. It didn't look like you want private messages, so I'm posting this response here as appears to be the custom round these parts. I added the zine categories Hacker Zines and Tech Zines to the ZiP page which I don't believe existed previously; if that's a no-no I'll refrain in future, but they seemed like categories that should exist. Rest assured I will be back soon with articles and follow-ups on ZiP and our other projects-in-development. I plan to be around for a while. Glad to have found this marvelous repository of panzinetic excellence in cyberspace! There's no place like Wiki.

TLongshanksLT, 8 February 2012, San Francisco CA

Zine template

Hi, I just stumbled upon this wiki and saw you in Special:RecentChanges. I am the owner of Libertapedia and am working on a prisoner outreach program that requires zine production. Do you know where I can get a zine template, preferably in an OpenOffice or MS Word format, or if necessary, a desktop publishing format? Obviously in a zine, the pages have to be set up differently than in other documents. E.g., on the first sheet, in landscape format, the left column or half is actually the back cover of the zine and the right half is the front cover. On the flip side of that sheet, the left half is page one, and the right half is the last page. And so on. How do I set this up elegantly in a word processing application? Thanks, Nathan Larson 23:25, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

Hi Nathan Larson, I'm an admin here, but not the owner, and to be honest I know very little about computers so a lot of what you've written went right over my head I'm afraid!! Try posting to the Main Page Discussion page: Perhaps someone with more knowledge of computer programs will be able to assist you. Good luck!InvisibleFriend 05:57, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

template thing

hi! i just made a template for incomplete sections or pages or whatever for use around the wiki, but i accidentally made it with the wrong page name somehow. i was wondering if you could do me a favour and delete Zinewiki/Template:Incomplete? thanks! and sorry! -Apollo 20:54, 25 June 2012 (UTC)