Talk:Contact magazine

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move, delete or shorten Contact Media bits ?[edit]

The bits about Contact Media publications read like adverts to me. Should those bits be moved to a "Contact Media" wikipage ? OR should paragraph about Ignite be deleted AND paragraph about Contact Magazine be shortened? OR something else? -- EarthFurst 2006 Mar 17

Contact magazine are interpersonal or small ads ??[edit]

Lillies has only made two changes to wikipedia and they were two August2005 changes to Contact magazine from saying a contact magazine "publishes small ads for those advertising for sexual liaisons" to "publishes small ads and announcements". I've never heard anyone describe a small-ad magazine as a contact magazine, but I have heard them referred to as "classified magazines". I checked a company that publishes 365 print titles (including small-ad magazines in my area) but the company doesn't refer to any of their publications as a "contact magazine". I suggest the start of Contact magazine be changed to something like "A contact magazine is a magazine that publishes small ads for those seeking friendship, romance and/or sex". --EarthFurst 08:16, 10 May 2006 (UTC)

Today I phoned a small-ad-magazine company and asked the receptionist what term describes a magazine that specializes in small affordable ads. She said the term was "classified magazine". --EarthFurst 00:44, 7 July 2006 (UTC)
I agree, I've never heard "contact magazine" used to describe anything other than a magazine consisting entirely of personals. (And I work in the magazine business.) However - pending certainty on this, I've cleaned up the article generally, and removed the inappropriate references to two particular magazines. Barnabypage 12:23, 7 July 2006 (UTC)
(Later.) I've made a new entry for classified magazine, and cut this page down to the barest of definitions. Obviously it would be nice to have more information on contact magazines (if we can find a Wikipedian who'll admit to knowing all about them <grin>), though the article for personal advertisement already covers some basics. Barnabypage 17:52, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

The usage appears to be rather specific in the UK. I've added an external link to the article, to a vendor that sells a wide variety of what they describe as "contact magazines". -- The Anome 15:13, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

contacts magazine is a common enough term here in NZ, even to the extent there is one here called simple "contacts". Mathmo 05:33, 19 November 2006 (UTC)