Microhobby Cassette leaflets

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Juan F. Ramirez
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Re: Microhobby Cassette leaflets

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:18 pm

PeterJ wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:06 pm
Einar Saukas wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:24 pm
PeterJ wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:40 pm
Final thing, the Magazine 'Type' is listed as 'Paper', should it be changed to cassette? or 'Paper/Cassette'
It's a paper magazine together with a cover tape. So it says "paper" here and "covertape" here.
I'm not sure I agree as it's not like buying Crash magazine with a covertape, the leaflet and tape were integrated together. The leaflet is of no use without the tape.
I agree, what you bought was a cassette, it was the main product. The leaflet included brief instructions and description of every game, along with some adverts. No regular sections as in a usual paper magazine.
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Re: Microhobby Cassette leaflets

Post by Einar Saukas » Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:20 am

Sure I understand your points. However:
  • ZXDB doesn't even classify magazines. It's SpectrumComputing that does it! If the magazine links are provided in "scanned paper" formats (JPG, PDF, etc) then SpectrumComputing will say PAPER. If the magazine links are provided in "playable formats" (TAP, DSK, etc) then it will say TAPE or DISK. This information is just provided for convenience and I have nothing to do with this :)
  • In ZXDB, whenever a certain entry page is associated with a magazine, then this entry should be classified as either Covertape (indicating a tape that was bundled together with a paper magazine, for instance Crash) or Electronic Magazine (indicating the tape itself is an electronic magazine, for instance WOOT!). The classification Covertape doesn't mean the tape is less important than the magazine, or vice-versa. This classification was established by old WoS, and ZXDB still follows it.
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