Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Archive Deleted Ideas

Don't tell me... You heard (and deleted) this before!!!
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Hows about all deleted ideas (deleted on the grounds of the oft quoted rules) are stored in some kind of archive to prevent new bakers being told "We've had this idea before and it got deleted" . Any new idea could be checked against existing ideas, and if not found, could then be checked against a list of deleted ideas to see if their idea had been suggested before and then deleted! Even if just the title could be stored, it would be sooo helpful and save alot of time especially with things like the paper football shirt which i have seen (in my short time) reappear once or twice!
MikeOliver, May 01 2003

(??) Deleted Posts Playground http://www.halfbake...0Posts_20Playground
Didn't stop you from posting this one. [phoenix, Oct 05 2004]

Archive Halfbakery http://www.halfbake...rchive_20Halfbakery
Neither did this one. And both were right above your head. [phoenix, Oct 05 2004]


       The AutoBoner strikes Again!!!!!
MikeOliver, May 01 2003

       We've had this idea before and it didn't get deleted. Please search before posting.
phoenix, May 01 2003

       Hehe. Yes, obviously you wouldn't use it anyway, if you don't even check against existing ideas.
waugsqueke, May 01 2003

       Tip o' the hat for getting the category right, though.
phoenix, May 01 2003

       Mike, you don't seem to be getting the hang of this idea thing. Your profile page smells like a fishmarket. If you'd like a few pointers to get you going in the right direction, click my name below and follow the links you see. No charge.
krelnik, May 01 2003

       Deleted Posts Playground = //an interactive flash page that stores the best deleted //   


       Archive Halfbakery = //maybe it's time to start archiving// (everything???)   

       I searched for the word archive and found nothing the same!!! Perhaps there are similar ideas (ie those containing the word 'Archive') but i don't see any that are the same (possibly a flaw in the search engine???)
MikeOliver, May 02 2003

       //Mike, you don't seem to be getting the hang of this idea thing. Your profile page smells like a fishmarket//?????   

       Some of my comments...   

       //Don't sweat the 'bones, they are nowhere near as important as the annotations.   

       my face your, Apr 06 2003//   

       //You're trying, and you're searching - and that's what counts more than votes or comments.   

       thumbwax, Apr 06 2003//   

       Perhaps it is you who is missing the point?
MikeOliver, May 02 2003

       //Don't sweat the 'bones//
Yup, I said that, and it's true. But the second clause, regarding the importance of the annotations is also worth digesting - especially in the light negative thrust of the annos herein.

       Edit: If I was me, I'd be reluctant to quote myself in support of an argument against point-missing by others as I am Baron Von Myfaceyour of Punktvermissen.
my face your, May 02 2003

       The negative annotations seem to be based on this idea being baked, and this in turn seems to be down to people not reading ideas thoroughly enough! It happens all too often (in my limited experience) that people latch onto some nothing point and vote negative accordingly! I would imagine there are several negative votes that have come from people seeing the word 'Baked' and voting without looking into whether this is true or not!   

       I also have noticed that people happily dish out the bones, but are much more cautious with the precious croissants! Perhaps it is that all my ideas are so detestable, but it would be nice if bones were treated as valuble as croissants, or else some weighting system be put into place (i would post this as a separate idea, but i can imagine the carnage!!!).
MikeOliver, May 02 2003

       //I also have noticed that people happily dish out the bones, but are much more cautious with the precious croissants//
While at the same time, there are some 'bakers who happily dish out croissants but are much more cautious with the stinking fishbones.

       Top tip: don't post anything in the halfbakery category. It is a fishbone magnet, irrespective of the (lack of) quality of the idea.
my face your, May 02 2003

       so we store 250 ideas about messages in the back of cars and another 250 about steering wheel death spikes? etc etc we keep the one dud idea and get rid of the rest to save space.   

       oh, have a bun you look hungry :)
po, May 02 2003

       Maybe it is a fishbone magnet to suggest ideas for changing the bakery, but i think genuinely useful ideas can only do the bakery good, and a few bones don't put me off! I am not going to let the ignorance of others put me off posting, else i would have left a long time ago!   

       If the same idea has been posted 250 times, then just one archive entry would help stop it appearing again!
MikeOliver, May 02 2003

       What [my_face_your] said - and also, this idea isn't baked, it's redundant - quite different.
Another tip: nearly half the annotations on this idea are from you: people react badly to that - it looks like someone being over-defensive.
hippo, May 02 2003

       Why is it redundant?
MikeOliver, May 02 2003

       Because in this category there are several ideas very similar to this.
Some of these are pretty old and none of them have been implemented. This probably indicates that the creator of the HalfBakery isn't interested this sort of feature and that it's pointless asking for it again.
hippo, May 02 2003

       The halfbakery *is* the archive
thumbwax, May 02 2003

       NO! The Halfbakery IS NOT the archive!
I found some high bone content ideas of mine that have been restored by miracle after the great crash, with extremely informative annotations. I want to delete these ideas, but be able to get to them from the depths of history. If storage cost is a problem, I'de even be willing to pay!
pashute, Jul 30 2006

       May I be as forward as to suggest that you save them on your own disk to admire at your leisure?
jutta, Jul 30 2006


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