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I propose a periodic event wherein the most-bunned and/or most-
discussed posts on HB are revisited in a special category for the
purpose of analysis with the benefit of hindsight. Re-examination of
these dusty old croissants might very well reveal fresh relevance,
previously unnoticed potential,
and as a bonus it might stir up a
few long-dead arguments. We may even find a few that were
quietly baked to a nice golden brown and now actually exist in
*When I thought this up, it seemed like kind of an obvious idea to
me, so I searched the HB archives but found nothing like it. My
apologies if I didn't dig deep enough and it turns out not to be an
[FlyingToaster, Jun 25 2011]
or by name
[xandram, Jun 26 2011]
(?) or by date
[xandram, Jun 26 2011]
||I remember when [Alterother] had that crazy idea. And he posted it in the high ranking military officers category.
||I know there's a joke in there somewhere... Wait, don't
explain it to me; it'll be funnier when I figure it out on my
||ummm... feel free. <link> could let you find categories you're interested in.
||I think that when people really *get into* the hb, they find these things on their own. There used to be a lot more active members, so that would account for a lot more buns on some ideas than others...or less on ones before the *Crash*.
||// I think that when people really *get into* the hb, they
find these things on their own. //
||I've done exactly that. That's what gave me the idea for
bringing choice examples back around periodically to be
re-examined as a group effort, for those interested in
participating. I realize this happens on its own when an old
post pops back up, I just thought we could formalize it into
an optional activity. Something to do after the sack race
at the HB Alumni Picnic.
||I want to criticize this idea for being elitist,
somehow, but actually I think it's not. It occurs to
me that this would allow more people a fair shot at
taking part in the history of the place and this
would proliferate 'good baking practices'. That is,
people don't destroy what they cherish (usually).
||The problem isn't trolls, anyways. It's volume. We
need more people! People are easily convinced
that nothing is new under the sun, and this may
be true now more than ever. If it doesn't cure
cancer with a quantum-entangled laser,
genetically-modified pseudomonas and a
scaffolding of nanomaterial with radio-frequency
smart assembly then it's already been done before
and not worth musing over on this website. To
this, we all loudly resound: Bollocks!
||From experience, most of the really good ideas that I
saw on HB, some of which were later successfully baked
where boned ideas.