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    Posted: 12-Mar-2012 at 07:38
I've been pretty much a lurker here for some time, but I hope you don't mind if I pose a question to the community. The other thread here has made me curious: How many of you frequently read historical magazines? If so, what sort of magazines do you read? Popular or scientific? Focussed on a specific period, or across many periods?
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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Mar-2012 at 10:35
I think you will find a broad interest range here.  We have a core group of highly intelligent, well educated folks.  We are for the most part, information junkies.
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Mar-2012 at 19:14
I read the odd article from History Today, but get most of my info from free online articles
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  Quote TheAlaniDragonRising Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Mar-2012 at 16:17
Originally posted by red clay

I think you will find a broad interest range here.  We have a core group of highly intelligent, well educated folks.  We are for the most part, information junkies.
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  Quote Don Quixote Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Mar-2012 at 18:32
Originally posted by TheAlaniDragonRising

Originally posted by red clay

I think you will find a broad interest range here.  We have a core group of highly intelligent, well educated folks.  We are for the most part, information junkies.
Mmmmm, yesterday someone said that I was stupid, and this just months after someone had called me stupid and a loser. I think I'm seeing a pattern here. No fighting nature I guess. Obviously I didn't quite make it into the core group.Shift+R improves the quality of this image. Shift+A improves the quality of all images on this page.Shift+R improves the quality of this image. Shift+A improves the quality of all images on this page.Hey look emoticonsWacko

If you had been insulted here on the forum you have the right to report the insulting post.
Besides that, self-degrading musings and/or sarcasm are not nesseccary, and are counterproductive.
We have an OP here, let's keep to it.
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  Quote TheAlaniDragonRising Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Mar-2012 at 18:44
Oh I've been insulted on this forum, but as yet those doing so I know are a lot less intelligent than I, so I ignore them.Smile

I buy the odd edition of the BBC's History Magazine when something catches my eye.
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  Quote Don Quixote Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Mar-2012 at 19:04
This is not my point. My point is - if you have been insulted, report it, and this is it. No need to bring it around on threads that have nothing to do with it, because this may be considered trolling.
I think I'm clear on that.
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Mar-2012 at 19:09
Yes, that's what the "forum feedback" section is for
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  Quote Don Quixote Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Mar-2012 at 19:24
I try to keep up with NatGeo, though I'm not sure if it can be seen as historical magazine nowadays. I used to receive Smitsonian and Civil War News, but I have limited space to store, so now I get them from the library. I like the "Historical Reviews" magazine I get from the military base library. But in general I research by subjects, so when I get into something I search through the net and Questia, this works for me better that reading one magazine from the beginning to the end.
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  Quote myzel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Mar-2012 at 04:55
So it seems people tend to go for the magazines with a broad focus and pick and choose from that what they like (as well as the internet)?
Are there any people who read more focussed magazines? For example, I regularly read a magazine specifically about warfare in the ancient world.


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  Quote Don Quixote Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Mar-2012 at 12:10
Besides the Civil War News, nothing specific when it comes to history. The net is easier and faster to research, and one has only so many hours in a day. I used to cut and save articles from NatGeo etc, and make an archive juts in case I need the info one day - but now NatGeo has an online archive, and to save space I ditched mine who knows where in deep storage. I also like Popular Archeology, but I rather follow it online, for the same reasons.
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Mar-2012 at 19:34
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  Quote Centrix Vigilis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Mar-2012 at 20:10
Originally posted by red clay

I think you will find a broad interest range here.  We have a core group of highly intelligent, well educated folks.  We are for the most part, information junkies.
 
My ole pard nails it.....
I have over four thousand links to information sites..journals..magazines..newspapers..periodicals and history and science sites.
 
Don't have a favorite. Read it all. Study it all.
 
 
Once.. mythologies were a favorite..that led to famous explorers..that led to science and the history of exploration which led to soldiers; which I became.
That in turn led to higher education and teaching which I have done... (leading to writers and prose and public speaking) which I dabble in. Then came then the oil production industry. Then my own consulting company..then as a volunteer on battlefield and historical research projects.
 
Then wham bang... when ya think ya done it all...ya return to your roots and occasionally make a living
teaching city people how to survive in the desert or ya smell cow poop as a cattle and stock appraiser.
 
But it's all money. And it's all good. So quit lurking and post. We don't bite...that much.LOL
 
 
 
 


Edited by Centrix Vigilis - 15-Mar-2012 at 20:12
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