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Simple problem, simple solution
[neither of which is much]: When
open up a magazine [say Discover,
i just did], you flip through to get to
the article pages, of which there are
roughly five main ones. However,
those completely pesky 'renew your
subscription with this 3x5 card'
are always there, stapled inbetween
other pages, and so the magazine
always opens to those pages. Stick
those on the first
pages of the main articles, there's
roughly five anyways, and anyone
that picks up the magazine will
automatically be directed to the
article front pages.
Subtle variation [since i hate those
cards regardless and pull them out
right away]: Just take the four first
pages of articles, and use the 'cover
page' material instead of the thin
magazine paper material for them..
while flipping pages your fingers
always get stuck on those, taking
to the correct spot.
||That is correct, sir. Wait, you're not a Sir.
||Yeah, but then you're looking at the article and not the blow-in.
||Those things really piss me off, too. Especially when I get them in magazines I subscribe to. If I'm already a subscriber, what are the odds I need a subscription card with every issue?
||ff, that will teach you not to make assumptions.
||Knowledge of printing practices and gender assumptions go together how? I don't see the connection.
||As to those cards, I don't think magazine publishers want them to lead you to something you want to read. That might distract you from looking at the card. As if anything could distract me from subscription offers...