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Question: In what order do you read through a magazine?
Front to Back - 8 (30.8%)
Back to Front - 1 (3.8%)
I'm all over the place - 16 (61.5%)
My name is Arkon and this poll does not apply to me as I'm illiterate. - 1 (3.8%)
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« on: March 30, 2007, 05:11:47 AM »

A friend of mine commented on how I page through magazines tonight.  I tend to start at the last page and move towards the front cover, which struck him as odd.  I've always done it that way, and I was wondering if anyone else did this.
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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2007, 05:17:10 AM »

Left to right.
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2007, 05:52:50 AM »

Real quick look. If something is interesting I will read the first paragraph, last paragraph, and sometimes the middle paragraph it its really interesting.
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2007, 07:36:24 AM »

Depends what I am looking at....But a picture is worth a million words.  I found myself just looking at the pics in Game informer and if they looked cool, I would read the article.  I know it is lame but that's the way I do it.
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2007, 07:47:48 AM »

Usually I'll flip through it for awhile reading random stuff.  Later on, I'll go back and read the things I missed.
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2007, 11:58:39 AM »

If you're Hebrew you read right to left.  Is that like back to front? icon_wink
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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2007, 12:00:04 PM »

In the bathroom.
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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2007, 12:02:36 PM »

Depends on the magazine, gaming magazines I usually start with the previews, then the reviews, then everything else.  Something like the smithsonian I check the table of contents and jump straight to whatever piece I want to read.
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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2007, 12:08:29 PM »

I usually find the article that interests me and then jump around the magazine all over the place.
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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2007, 05:07:01 PM »

Wow, I guess I'm in the minority in the cover to cover approach.  Buncha weirdos....
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« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2007, 05:23:58 PM »

Nah, I choke down the offal in the front of a mag before getting to the good stuff.  I also eat all my dinner before getting dessert.

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« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2007, 05:28:21 PM »

I usually skim or jump to articles which interest me.  If I have time and am so inclined, I will then go over it front to back... but I have so many damn magazines I generally just toss it after that point.
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« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2007, 06:27:48 PM »

i read the index, and read what interests me most, first

usually i end up finishing it anyway
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« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2007, 06:30:25 PM »

Quote from: Blackadar on March 30, 2007, 12:00:04 PM

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I concur.
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« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2007, 07:08:48 PM »

With my eyes.  eek  icon_eek  unibrow icon_rolleyes paranoid
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« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2007, 07:10:50 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2007, 07:13:50 PM »

Back to front will get you slapped. Trust me on this.
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