One Year Ago February 27, 2001 4:02 PM   Subscribe

Elsewhere, Gluechunk said: One thing I've been doing lately is going back into the archives to read threads/posts from exactly a year ago.

Neat idea. How 'bout a link for it, Matt? Yeah, I could go into the archives, but I think it'd be neat to click somewhere on the front page and go to the MeFi front page from exactly a year ago. Of course, I don't quite know where you'd put the link. It sometimes seems too cluttered up there already. Maybe it would be good for an occasional "Classic MeFi Thread" anniversary. Anyway, just a thought.
posted by Lirp to Feature Requests at 4:02 PM (5 comments total)

that reminded me (offtopic), i found this new design that matt was working on ages ago, and i was surprised that the coldfusion code still works to this day (although maybe nothing big has changed in the mefi database layout since then). just thought that was cool :)
posted by pnevares at 8:18 PM on February 27, 2001

I always liked the "100 Years Ago in Scientific American" feature in, uh, Scientific American. Sort of like that? Neat idea.
posted by rodii at 8:48 PM on February 27, 2001

(going further off topic)

I've been waiting for May 30th to roll around for jbushnell or someone else (like myself) to present the Second MeFi Shiny Thing Giveaway. Is there anyone else interested in kicking a few bucks/loonies/quid/rand/lira/pesos/clams into a pot?
posted by Avogadro at 6:33 AM on February 28, 2001

Echoing rodii, I think it would be very cool to feature a particular link or thread from one-year, two-years, five-years ago (once we get that far!) every once in a while. But something particular picked out by either Matt or some other trusted member would be more interesting (and more highly viewed) than just a static link that goes to "This Date One Year Ago."

The bigger question is... if we're encouraging looking back at old threads, that will most likely encourage at least a few people to attempt to post comments to those threads. Is there value in that? Or perhaps rather is there value in preventing that?
posted by daveadams at 9:02 AM on February 28, 2001

Avogadro, you ought to set up one of those Amazon "Give me money" things that seem to be so popular lately. I'm sure fellow MeFi-ers (at least, those who aren't poor college students such as myself) would be more than willing to cough up a few bucks for another contest like that one. I was still in lurker mode when the original thread came around, but this year I'm determined to win :)
posted by zempf at 12:35 PM on March 2, 2001

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