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Reddit: a modest proposal

Reddit needs to date their articles on the page. They need a date field that the submitter has to fill in. If the page's date is found not to match the submitted date, teh submitter gets hammered with negative karma points.

If reddit is enough of a driver on the web, should also help encourage page authors to put dates on their pages. (It does startle me that newspapers are often the biggest violators here)

Wouldn't hurt to have a "location" field either, but I'll take what I can get. :)
Permalink Send private email Philo 
July 18th, 2007 10:10am
That is all fine and dandy except for the fact that some pages aren't really articles and may or may not have dates.

eg, a link to a web application.

But I see your point.  If the article is dated 1998 and it is about the latest in web development tools.  Well, that wouldnt make a whole lot of sense.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 18th, 2007 10:14am
I'd like it if after you submit a comment, that the entire Comments page be requeried.  Instead, you just see your own thread, which may consist only of your individual comment, and have to click on Comments again to see all of them.

Why on earth did they do it this way?
Permalink AMerrickanGirl 
July 18th, 2007 10:14am
"That is all fine and dandy except for the fact that some pages aren't really articles and may or may not have dates."

Well, every page can have a date, it's just that many don't. But that's kind of my point - if not having a date on your page means "No Reddit for You" I wonder if that's enough heat to encourage people to date their stuff.

We're already seeing cruft from the dawn of the internet - what's it going to be like in twenty years?
"Bush declares martial law? Which Bush? Jenna? Or is this from the 2012 smackdown?"
Permalink Send private email Philo 
July 18th, 2007 10:21am
> should also help encourage page authors to put dates on their pages.

this should be meta data (or at least tagged in a standard way), so bots can do their business.

If the page is static and the server caches, the reddit backend can even figure out the LMT with a bit of sleuthing (*).

log2(15*365) = no more than 13 hits to find the day the page was published/refreshed
Permalink Send private email strawdog sobriquet 
July 18th, 2007 10:32am
"If the page is static and the server caches, the reddit backend can even figure out the LMT with a bit of sleuthing (*)."

Have you used reddit?  It is a basic aggregation site from a couple of recent college grads.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 18th, 2007 10:40am
articles that don't have a date should have a current date.
Permalink Kenny 
July 18th, 2007 10:40am
Sometimes some of the most interesting posts are those which are old.

In 1998, some senior Republican posts about how the US would never again attack a middle eastern country, least of all Iran.... amd then in 2008, the guy's in Bush's war cabinet.
Permalink s 
July 18th, 2007 11:09am
yes but it makes more sense when we *know* it's old.
Permalink the great purple 
July 18th, 2007 3:17pm
"In 1998, some senior Republican posts about how the US would never again attack a middle eastern country, least of all Iran.... amd then in 2008, the guy's in Bush's war cabinet."

link?
Permalink who was it 
July 18th, 2007 9:51pm

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