RetroFilter. double? April 21, 2003 1:11 AM   Subscribe

RetroFilter! Since "Eric Conveys an Emotion" was first posted over three years ago, both the contents of the link and the Metafilter community that discussed it have changed. Now that Metafilter has surpassed 25,000 threads, perhaps we could use a forum dedicated to the dredging up of old-school links from Metafilter's past? Alternatively, should we encourage "selective doubleposting" to Metafilter itself?
posted by PrinceValium to MetaFilter-Related at 1:11 AM (3 comments total)

No to the last part. I find the "archives" links works sufficiently for anyone who has a "RetroFilter" jones to work out.

As for the first part, well, I don't think we're in need of an entirely new forum for something such as that. I think it'd be interesting if someone went through and catalogued a few favorites and put them in their profile or some such thing (as some members already do), but beyond that I don't see a real need for it.

But who knows, really. I'm sure there are some people that would buy a leather-bound, monogramed, fifteen-thousand page collection of MetaFilter threads if it was available, so perhaps your idea will fly.
posted by The God Complex at 2:49 AM on April 21, 2003

I point you to this thread.
posted by padraigin at 9:51 AM on April 21, 2003

Can anyone honestly say they know everything they did three years ago? In perfect detail? Every site? Every word of every site?

People's memories don't work like that, and besides, the net is always 'under construction' (or should be).

I say if it's more than 18 months old, it recieved a good reception and is still as fun/interesting/thought provoking as back then, why not?

As long as we don't end up with every other post being MeFiGold, then I say do it.
posted by twine42 at 6:25 AM on April 22, 2003

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