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I've been having another sort out of old boxes. No, I don't need to keep old copies of Counsel or SCL magazine. Old copies of BAA Journal I'll keep for now (a while back they took a several-year run for their back issue stocks). Old BSFA stuff can go, but I keep convention publications.

So, what do you do if you still get printed paper magazines?

[Poll #2043778]

I've persuaded the IET to convert my membership-associated subscription to Engineering and Technology News to online access only. I'd happily do the same for the BAA Journal and Counsel. The SCL is academic now as I've let my membership lapse (I hadn't read the last three issues and do very little IT law these days.)

Date: 2016-05-02 02:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] coth.livejournal.com
They do get either tidied or recycled at some point, but rather haphazardly.

Date: 2016-05-02 03:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] were-gopher.livejournal.com
Really need more options on the second question. SF mags and comics get filed. MYM, True Crime etc and Private Eye get rotated from coffee table to magazine rack in the loo before recycling. Time, National Enquirer and Fortean Times get read and recycled. Nat Geo goes to the charity shop in batches. The kids comics are their own problem but appear to be carpeting (so long as it stays on their floor of the house).

Date: 2016-05-02 09:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] waistcoatmark.livejournal.com
I tried converting my Economist subscription to digital-only, but was told rather apologetically that the paper+digital subscription I'm on is very old (and no longer available) and any newer digital-only subscription would be more expensive.

Oh and to answer your questions:
Games TM lie around in the loo and chucked in recycle after a month or so.
SFX lie around in the loo as well, but only get chucked in recycle after a grand "go through the reviews and add good sounding ones to my amazon withlist" session every few months.

Date: 2016-05-02 09:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] electricant
Many of mine go straight from letterbox to recycling (they're magazines I get as part of a membership to something or because I donate to a charity but have no actual interest in reading).

Date: 2016-05-03 02:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] don-fitch.livejournal.com
Here, "bin/recycling" includes the Friends of the West Covina Library, where the Volunteers keep out a largish box of magazines for sale at 25 cents each. I haul a bag of substantial magazines over about monthly. Other, trivial, paper stuff that's more like ads for charities goes straight to the recycle bin.



Date: 2016-05-03 10:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] woolymonkey.livejournal.com
I put them in the loo to get read in odd moments of um meditation.

Date: 2016-05-05 12:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ramtops.livejournal.com
The only paper magazine I get now is Private Eye. It goes straight to the bathroom and is read over 10-14 days until the next one arrives. Every now and again, I remove the small heap of issues from the bathroom, and relocate it on the big heap of issues on the landing cupboard.

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