GreekChat.com Forums  

Go Back   GreekChat.com Forums > Greek Life

Greek Life This forum is for various discussion topics regarding greek life. If you are posting a non-greek related message, please do so in one of the General Chat Topic forums.


Register Now for FREE!
Join GreekChat.com, The Fraternity & Sorority Greek Chat Network. To sign up for your FREE account INSTANTLY fill out the form below!

Username: Password: Confirm Password: E-Mail: Confirm E-Mail:
 
Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

  I agree to forum rules 

» GC Stats
Members: 319,312
Threads: 115,027
Posts: 2,179,238
Welcome to our newest member, RaymonGill
» Online Users: 246
4 members and 242 guests
indygphib, teastali
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-01-2013, 12:21 PM
honeychile's Avatar
honeychile honeychile is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Counting my blessings!
Posts: 28,512
Fraternity or Sorority Magazine

Do you have an option to receive your magazine in the mail or online?

This month is the second time that we were forced to get ours online. Yes, I know that I'm a dinosaur, but I really, really hate the online versions! There are articles that I would love to save, information I'd like to keep, etc, etc, and right now, I don't have a working printer. I wants my snail mail magazine!

FWIW, one of my earliest influences on Greek Life was seeing the various sorority magazines in neighbors' homes. To me, it's an invaluable recruitment tool!
__________________
~ *~"ADPi until I die!"~*~
Proud to be a Macon Magnolia
"He who is not busy being born is busy dying." Bob Dylan
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-01-2013, 12:35 PM
Kevin Kevin is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Posts: 18,606
I hate the online ones as well. They are no substitute.

Ours, I think is quarterly, or at least it aspires to that.
__________________
SN -SINCE 1869-
"EXCELLING WITH HONOR"
S N E T T
Mu Tau 5, Central Oklahoma
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-01-2013, 12:38 PM
nyapbp nyapbp is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 449
I, too, like curling up in a comfy chair and turning actual pages. I spend my working life in front of a computer screen.

Only Pi Phis who pay yearly alumnae dues are entitled to all print copies. I think the current configuration is that all alumnae are sent the fall magazine and then only dues paying members get the other three hard copies.
__________________
Enjoy fraternity history? So do I. I write about it at www.fraternityhistory.com
or follow on
twitter @GLOhistory
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-01-2013, 12:56 PM
honeychile's Avatar
honeychile honeychile is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Counting my blessings!
Posts: 28,512
I would gladly pay for a subscription to receive the hard copy! And our Adelphean is also quarterly.
__________________
~ *~"ADPi until I die!"~*~
Proud to be a Macon Magnolia
"He who is not busy being born is busy dying." Bob Dylan
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-01-2013, 01:23 PM
amIblue? amIblue? is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Shackled to my desk
Posts: 2,925
I prefer magazines in hard copy. I'm a dedicated kindle reader for books, but I like my magazines on paper.
__________________
Actually, amIblue? is a troublemaker. Go pick on her. --AZTheta
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-01-2013, 01:29 PM
NutBrnHair NutBrnHair is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: TN
Posts: 7,438
Send a message via AIM to NutBrnHair
The Eleusis is published 3 times a year. Every living alumna and collegian with a good mailing address receives all 3 copies. The online version is available for everyone as well.
__________________
XΩ Alumna --40 Year member
ΦΑΘ Alumna
ΚΔΕ Alumna
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-01-2013, 01:35 PM
AlwaysSAI AlwaysSAI is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: The river of hopes & dreams.
Posts: 2,967
Send a message via AIM to AlwaysSAI
Alpha Gam's Quarterly alternates. Two issues each year are virtual and two are hardcopy. SAI still sends hardcopy Pan Pipes (quarterly magazine) & Tempo! (Nat'l quarterly chapter newsletter).

Personally, I don't mind the virtual copies. AGD allows it to open in adobe, so I can save a soft copy if I want.
__________________
ΣAI
ΑΓΔ

Last edited by AlwaysSAI; 04-04-2013 at 10:57 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-01-2013, 02:28 PM
Titchou Titchou is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Sweet Home Alabama
Posts: 4,408
Delta Gamma publishes both ways and you have to request to be on the hard copy list. I get the hard copy. I like it better and I have all of them going back to 1980.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-01-2013, 02:52 PM
ADPiEE ADPiEE is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 297
I prefer the hard copy version but as a teacher and mom, I see how everything is quickly going digital faster than I'd like. Textbooks, classroom magazines, worksheets, etc. are quickly going to all digital versions and students will have tablets instead of books very soon if they don't already.

What I don't like about our online magazine is that I use a Notebook and it's not very user friendly for our online magazine. I think it would be better on a tablet. One thing I did like, however, is that there seemed to be a lot more pictures than there normally would be.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-01-2013, 03:07 PM
Cheerio Cheerio is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Where Light Sings
Posts: 3,870
Online versions are so difficult to read!

Online copy often starts out fuzzy, then remains fuzzy under the one available ZOOM-IN function.

When you zoom-in to read a long article then turn a page to continue reading, zoom-in function maddeningly releases requiring mouse clicks/adjustments to resume.

Hard copy magazines can also be difficult to read when colorful but not-reading-friendly printing/background are used, for example light yellow printing on a bright orange background or pale blue background with light grey printing. The problem there is copy LOOKS good when set-up on a computer screen, but the color-blends too difficult to read when printed as regular magazine.


__________________
I'm the only man with a Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl ring that doesn't wear it. I'm a Green Bay Packer.
Herb Adderley, co-founder, Sigma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi @ Michigan State University
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-01-2013, 05:52 PM
Phigirl04 Phigirl04 is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 331
I receive hard copies of The Aglaia three times a year (winter/spring, summer and fall). I just received the winter/spring copy and noticed it's actually larger than the past issues, about an inch or so wider pages.
__________________
Phi Mu
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-01-2013, 06:39 PM
DubaiSis DubaiSis is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Back in the Heartland
Posts: 5,424
We have the choice to receive one way or the other or both. When I repatriated I chose to go with both, but I was really glad when I had an electronic version available to me overseas. It is the only magazine I get in paper and it's been that way for years. I hate throwing away all that paper! Yesterday I went through the growing mountain of paper (is it mail, junk mail, coupons, etc.?) and filled a garbage can without even finishing the task! In the question of can you live without home delivery of your mail, I can say without hesitation that yes you can. I did it for 3 blissful, junk-mail free years.
__________________
"Traveling - It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. ~ Ibn Battuta
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-01-2013, 06:48 PM
DreamfulSpirit DreamfulSpirit is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,424
Send a message via AIM to DreamfulSpirit
For Omega Phi Alpha, we still get hard copies of The Chevron, but the hard copies are in black and white. The online versions are now in color.
__________________
Omega Phi Alpha
National Service Sorority
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-01-2013, 07:15 PM
IUHoosiergirl88 IUHoosiergirl88 is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 733
The Adelphean's online version is clunky and doesn't read well. It irritates me. I do like all the pictures though!
__________________
First. Finest. Forever. <>ALPHA DELTA PI <>
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-01-2013, 09:04 PM
TPA85 TPA85 is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 921
Theta Phi's is only hardcopy. They did try to do an online mag between Compass publications but it seems to have fizzled out quickly.
__________________
The girls are fun,
in GOLD & BLUE,
and I'M SO GLAD, TO BE ONE TOO!

Θ Φ Α

Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sorority Magazine APhi4Ever Kappa Delta 1 09-06-2012 06:36 PM
How long do you hold on to your sorority/fraternity magazine? SoCalGirl Greek Life 28 04-19-2007 09:12 AM
"Sorority Member" in National Magazine? exlurker Greek Life 65 09-29-2005 12:52 AM
Suede Magazine Blk Sorority Fashion Spread ZPhinestOne Zeta Phi Beta 0 10-27-2004 03:39 PM
XYZ fraternity / sorority ZZ-kai- Greek Life 7 01-06-2002 09:43 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.