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Halfbakery Graveyard

For those of us that get attached to ideas and would like to grieve a while.
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Have you ever seen an idea you liked that disappeared the next day? Well I have and it sucks. Sometimes I've even posted an especially witty or interesting comment (really - stop laughing - if only you were there...) and the next time I log on, anticipating a witty reply I find nothing.

I propose a halfbakery graveyard - a place where ideas go to die. You can still comment on them, but they're removed from the normal pages so they don't distract people who don't care about dead ideas.

I understand the storage issues, and can sympathize. Perhaps let the dead ideas decompose over time - completely delete them after a month or so. Or e-mail them all to me. I'll post them somewhere and at least I can see them. Maybe I'll print my favorites out and make a scrapbook of the ideas I've loved and lost.

BTW: RIP miniature sculptures or whatever you were called.

<added later>Never mind - it's called Blasted Sand Busts and it's still alive. And no, that's not the one I said anything witty on.</added later>

Worldgineer, Mar 23 2003

Halfbakery : Remembrance http://www.halfbake...ry_3a_20Remembrance
What [joker_of_the_deck] suggested basically already exists here. [krelnik, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

The Way Back Machine http://www.waybackmachine.org/
I still like my idea, but the waybackmachine helps some. [Worldgineer, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

[oniony]'s profile http://www.halfbakery.com/user/oniony
[Shadow Phoenix, Oct 21 2007]


       What does BTW mean?
sufc, Mar 23 2003

       By the way.   

       And by the way, what an odd expression that is.
Worldgineer, Mar 23 2003

       Theres a lot of stuff out there that could do with deleting.One of the problems is that people delete their accounts which messes up the flow of the anno's.I've noticed some ideas that are only around for a couple of days but I thought they went because the person who originally posted the idea deleted it.
sufc, Mar 23 2003

       Right, but now instead of being gone forever it's sent to the Graveyard/2, giving those of us who cared time to mourn.
Worldgineer, Mar 23 2003

       I like the idea.instead of flaky bread objects and fishbones how about headstones and flowers.
sufc, Mar 23 2003

       you mean like a 'zombie' section of the graveyard, crumbs?
dumpstergirl, Mar 23 2003

       Hah! Good idea and "zombie" is a great name for it.
bristolz, Mar 23 2003

       Its a nice idea; but if I may be allowed to build on it:   

       I have noticed quite a few obit notices for former members. Instead of having a cemetary for former ideas, why not have one instead for former members? A place where their ideas can be kept to be read and where other members can put up their deepest condolences for them.
joker_of_the_deck, Mar 23 2003


       //ideas which have been suggested many, many times and should be buried//   

       //ideas which are already baked yet keep making an appearance as suggestions by newbies//   

       ... those are for the 'zombie' section.
dumpstergirl, Mar 23 2003

       There's over 10,000 - perhaps now 11,000+ ideas/"pages" on this site already, with no end in sight. The rest went to the great fishboneyard in the sky.
thumbwax, Mar 23 2003

       I imagine most would retain an idea if:
1) There weren't grounds for [M-F-D], and
2) Enough people asked for it to be kept.

       If an idea slips quietly into the bit bucket, it was probably meant to be.
phoenix, Mar 23 2003

       Perhaps, but it doesn't make me miss the ideas any less.
Worldgineer, Mar 24 2003

       Perhaps what you need instead is some kind of deceased idea counselling service.
-alx, Mar 25 2003

       [World], I think this is my favorite of your posts. I don't know why. I think it's because of the way you wrote it. It's really funny. Plus I think it's a good idea.
Machiavelli, Mar 18 2005

       Some people are compelled to eradicate their accounts and all their ideas to assuage their otherwise unassuagable grumpiness. Such people might feel that the graveyard was not adequate eradication. Perhaps in the graveyard, the names of creators and annotators could disappear as well, leaving only disembodied ideas.
bungston, Mar 18 2005

       Thanks [Mach]. You should have seen my comments.   

       [bung] I like that.
Worldgineer, Mar 18 2005

       RIP oniony, creator of frightvert and the botulism burger, probably the two best written ideas I have ever witnessed.
fridge duck, Apr 11 2005

       Not to mention the Carpet Mower and the later added Growing Carpet.
Also I think RIP is a bit extreme as there was obviously someone to delete the account. I wouldn't start buying funeral wear just yet.
Does anyone actually know what happened to Mr Oniony.
Also (again) this idea seems more about remembering past ideas rather than users. Although I would say that many of [oniony]'s ideas were worth being kept.
hidden truths, Apr 19 2005

       Didn't I just anno "Growing Carpet"? (does a double take) Yeah, and [oniony] himself made an anno. None of your aformentioned ideas, though. An impostor? Probably not. Just a newer account.
Shadow Phoenix, Oct 21 2007


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