MeFi is the best! Thank you for restoring a piece of my childhood.
posted by ilana to MetaFilter-Related at 10:32 AM (39 comments total)
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This is my first post to MetaTalk, so I hope it's appropriate!
Almost three years ago I posted a childhood book question
to AskMe, about a the identity of a book that had been bothering me for at least a decade. I was positive that AskMe would be my saviour and was crushed when nobody figured it out. Over the years I received various messages from users asking if I ever tracked it down, and always had to respond in the negative.
Today, I got a message from jeather, who had diligently solved the puzzle after three years (turns out this book, by Elwy Yost, had two different titles, "The Mad Queen of Mordra" in Canada and "Billy and the Bubbleship" elsewhere, making it even more difficult).
It's a small thing, but it's absolutely made my week. Thank you, Metafilter, and thank you jeather, who remembered my question after so long!