[Theforum] [DesDev] RE: [Content] Article cleanup issue

aardvark roselli at earthlink.net
Tue Jul 23 08:28:01 CDT 2002

> From: "John Handelaar" <genghis at members.evolt.org>
> > the content group should also seriously discuss the issue of
> > denying ancient, sub-par articles.
> -1,000,000.
> We. Do. Not. Break. Incoming. Links.  It's arrogant,
> unprofessional, displays an astoundingly shitty attitude towards
> our contributors past and present, *CAUSES LINKS ON OTHER SITES
> TO US TO RETURN 404s* (duh), looks arbitrary, causes ill-feeling
> from past contributors (including long-term ones who otherwise
> would be ambassadors for the site), pisses people off during
> a period where pissing people off COULD KILL OFF THE FUCKING ORG
> How hard is this to grasp, exactly?  Leave them the fuck alone.

i can tell you feel very passionately about this...

i agree with you, just without all the cussing...  not that i'm one to
talk, i speak like a sailor in real life... almost like a rap star, in
fact... ok, not that bad...

anyway, if inbound links are preserved to articles in an 'archived'
state, what remaining issues would there be?

.jeff had already talked about allowing them in search results, but
under an 'archived' header at the end of the results... anyone have
an issue with that?

how do these two ideas sound?

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