The Digger Archives Guestbook
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discussion forum, click here.
This web site started in 1994 as a project
to put some of the Digger archives online. When I made the first major
revision and designed the site in Microsoft Frontpage in 1995, it was easy to add a
Guestbook page. I also set up
a "Discussion Forum" section thinking that would be a place for people to
carry on back-and-forth conversations. Very quickly, though, the Guestbook took over
at the place everyone came to leave comments on each other's postings. For
the next ten years (1995-2004) the Guestbook remained the primary place for
discussions. Sometime around 2003, we started seeing a precipitous increase
in spam messages being left on the Guestbook -- to the point that it became
obvious we could no longer have an open form for leaving messages. So I set
up an ASP-scripted Forum (which required registration) and we shut down the Guestbook.
Today we have our third full-fledged Discussion Forum, but
we also wanted to maintain an archive of those first ten years of messages.
So here are links to all those first years of the Digger Guestbook:
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