First, Kudos again to you guys for all your work and speedy recovery...
An archive for recaptured old posts and worthy posts is great. I would love to see some of the old ones, if folks can drag them out. Several come to mind.
I want to do it in a way, though, that does NOT insinuate that some posts are more "important" than others.
This may be dancing around the "third rail" if weighted criteria can't be clearly defined as to which posts are worthy.
Good luck and thanks for the Forum.....
Good point, I can see how that would be interpreted as third rail. Fair enough!
I think I was trying to say that I honestly DO see all of the posts as important. From the kid who posts, "what is this?" to the advanced post, they are all important to the community. With the kid (or older newbie, etc), we have a chance to greet them at the door of field herping and give solid advice that will save our hobby, environment, and legislation for years to come. With the advanced stuff, well, that is obvious! Amazing contributions, clearly.
So, with that said (here I go again, third rail!), I just don't want to see a line break of something like "best of". Its never been about that on FHF, in my opinion. I think the archival section should be (my opinion, please add your's!) essentially an archive of posts that are.....
A) Epic, meaning enormous in size, lots of pics and storytelling. Not just a ton of pics or just a ton of storytelling.......both. If the work, sweat, heart, and soul are put in to it, then clearly that user is going above and beyond a reg post. Ya know, like mine! I really need to work on my storytelling an photography, so I'm constantly inspired by those who accomplish BOTH.
B) Maybe some posts will not be "epic". But maybe the information/discussion is SO amazing that it should be considered to be archived. Tons of replies, most moving the discussion forward. Not just random "simplistic" replies (a few words, that are just congratulatory, etc) or replies that are just done to simply "add" to the post for the sake of seeing lots of replies, but replies that help advance the discussion.
C) Amazing discoveries, observations, or research discussions (academic, that really create an advanced discussion), then they should be considered as well. For the sake of science, etc.
That is where I am at on this topic as of right now. What do you guys think? We need specifics! Awesome idea, and something like this IS going to happen, help define it. Right now, that is the current set of criteria I see as valuable to "archive".