Folks are always asking, “Where is the actual magazine?” We get it. Most are looking for a flash book. They are looking to click and flip. Well, Slut Magazine has evolved into a news aggregator much like The Huffington Post. (In format, we are like The Second Life Herald was, if an SL example is needed). Real Life print magazines are dying or are dead. We do not see the need to imitate a defunct medium. Why produce an online periodical whose form mimics a paper magazine. Players of Second Life know their way around the web. They have encountered a website before.
Let’s define a few terms:
Magazines are publications, usually periodical publications, that are printed or electronically published (sometimes refereed to as online magazines) They are generally published on a regular schedule and contain a variety of content. They are generally financed by advertising, by a purchase price, by prepaid subscriptions, or a combination of the three. At its root, the word “magazine” refers to a collection or storage location. In the case of written publication, it is a collection of written articles. This explains why magazine publications share the word root with gunpowder magazines, artillery magazines, firearms magazines, and, in various languages although not English, retail stores such as department stores.–From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An online magazine shares some features with a blog and also with online newspapers, but can usually be distinguished by its approach to editorial control. Magazines typically have editors or editorial boards who review submissions and perform a quality control function to ensure that all material meets the expectations of the publishers (those investing time or money in its production) and the readership.-From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
So, you see, Slut Magazine is INDEED a magazine (albeit an online one) as we DO in fact have an editorial board. Jumpman Lane’s Slut Magazine IS NOT a blog.
When it comes to CONTENT, Slut Magazine’s current form is entirely understandable. Our aim is to promote readability and view-ability. We want you, oh most faithful of Slut Mag Faithful to be able to read our articles easily no matter HOW long they may be. We want you to be able to SEE our pictures easily and to include as many as possible. We have no limits on the number of pictures in our pictorials due to our chosen format.
Some Second Life magazines are in-world HUD books. We rejected this particular medium outright at the onset for two reasons: lag and readability. HUD books suck because textures are not a good way to display text. Textures have to rez. Viewing textures (read pictures) are not a great way to actually SEE pictures.
This brings us to the failings of flash books. A flash book imitates a paper magazine. One can make their work LOOK like a paper mag; yet, better ways to present pictures and text exist on the internet. Slut Magazine started out as a Blogspot blog in 2007. Around ’08/ ’09 we were a flash book. We are certain content suffered due to the limitations of the PDF flash book medium.
Further, during the height of our war with Stroker Serpentine, we noticed that events were outracing our chosen form. We couldn’t wait an entire month before we posted new articles. To stay on top of current events, we had to post daily. Now, Slut Magazine is nimble enough to keep you in the know. We don’t just do a monthly “one off.” We post articles and pictorials continuously throughout a given calendar month.
We preserve the idea of a “cover” from print magazines for the acclaim and cachet it brings a Slut Mag Covergirl. The “cover” photo is the centerpiece of our homepage (i.e. our landing page). Our content is divided into features and pics. They may be found from the top navigation bar under Slut Mag Features and Slutty Pix, respectively.
With respect to pictures, Covergirls are special shoots that are part and parcel of BEING a Slut Mag Covergirl. Slut Mag Hotties are solo pictorials. Sex!!! is self explanatory. Our fashion shoots and society pics are under High Fashion-High Society. ExXXtreme Candy’s Girlz are pictorials from our Brazilian section. The Slut Mag Flickr 5 is our weekly selection of our favorite pictures from The Slut Mag Faithful Flickr group.
When it comes to photos, our Light-box image frame allows us to display high resolution shots without limitation. Set the thing to full screen, let it auto-play and ENJOY!
We hope this FAQ helps you out. If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask in a comment somewhere or IM one of our editorial staff in-world.