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Stupid question time: Is there a way to see old sidebar entries? I apologize if this has been asked before, but I searched Yahoo! and checked the FAQ and the wiki, and found nothing. Specifically, I'm looking for a sidebarred AskMe post about gift suggestions for a strange and quirky family. Thanks!
posted by Faint of Butt to MetaFilter-Related at 1:22 PM (16 comments total)

It isn't this one, is it?
posted by routergirl at 1:31 PM on December 20, 2006 [1 favorite]


Is there a way to see old sidebar entries?

Yes: ask routergirl.
posted by cortex at 1:37 PM on December 20, 2006


Huzzah! That's the one, routergirl; thank you muchly! But still, apart from cortex's suggestion (wiseguy), I wonder if there's a way to see a sidebar archive. If not, then consider it a pony request.
posted by Faint of Butt at 1:42 PM on December 20, 2006


Yeah, I would be interested to see what was sidebar worthy over the years.
posted by Partial Law at 1:48 PM on December 20, 2006


Looks like it's been asked about before, no answer at the time.

And, ooh, then there was this, which pointed to this, but those "new links" don't seem to be around anymore.
posted by cortex at 1:54 PM on December 20, 2006


Is it already stupid question time? Man, the day really flew by!
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:12 PM on December 20, 2006


It says it's powered by blogger, so there should be a blog out there, right?
posted by smackfu at 2:15 PM on December 20, 2006


The feed for the sideblog is, I think here

http://www.metafilter.com/atom.xml

but I'm not sure what the direct address is for the sideblog, blogger just publishes it to metafilter.com/index.html and mathowie does some mojo magic to squish it into the sideblog.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:16 PM on December 20, 2006


Is it already stupid question time?

That's very Zen.
posted by slimepuppy at 2:20 PM on December 20, 2006


Disclaimer: I only knew the link he was looking for because I'd favorited it. Not to, you know, dispel any "Oooh, routergirl's the sidebar expert" awe or anything. Awe is always welcome, even when undeserved.
posted by routergirl at 2:40 PM on December 20, 2006


Can awe be undeserved, routergirl?
posted by cgc373 at 3:37 PM on December 20, 2006


Can't anything be undeserved?
posted by routergirl at 8:34 PM on December 20, 2006


After thinking on it a while, I believe you're right, routergirl. Since it's people who do the assigning of meaning or who offer their awe, and people can and do botch any activity they engage in, tout à fait, people can and must worship false idols, and prostrate themselves wrongly, and do other dumb things. We can't help ourselves.
posted by cgc373 at 9:13 PM on December 20, 2006


What the... I distinctly remember looking at at plain-text archive of old sidebar entries about a month or two ago, but can no longer find the link. I thought I had bookmarked or favourited at least a few of them, but can't find any proof of that.

Kinda odd.
posted by flibbertigibbet at 10:07 PM on December 20, 2006


Metafilter: mojo magic to squish it into the sideblog
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:09 PM on December 20, 2006


Jessamyn's link: The requested URL /atom.xml was not found on this server.
posted by WCityMike at 12:02 PM on December 21, 2006


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