December 22, 2011
An original version of this post was published on December 19, 2010. We’re bringing it back for 2011!
By Adam Bink
Over at my home blog, OpenLeft.com, we on the management team like to take the holidays off to rest, recharge, etc. While folks are often driven to write anyway because of current events or inspiration, what we do to keep things lively is feature past pieces that our readers particularly like. We call them “Golden Oldies.” We did this last year at P8TT and had a lot of fun.
We at Courage are closed from Christmas through New Year’s, though we’ll be around, and Jacob and I will occasionally post. But while we’re gone, for the upcoming holiday season between Christmas and New Year’s, I’ll be re-posting some of the more interesting/provocative/brilliant front page pieces from P8TT’s history. The reason is because not everyone has a chance to read every piece throughout the year. As many of you know, if you Google “Prop 8 Trial”, it takes you here, and many folks who came here because they did that during the 9th Circuit hearing, or simply because they just heard about the blog, haven’t had a chance to read some of the better, more insightful pieces from the blog’s history.
So, we’d like to open up the floor to you to recommend your favorite stuff. How do you do that? Just leave a title AND URL in the comments and we’ll pick the best suggestions to post here over the holidays. And if you like someone else’s suggestion, leave a comment saying so.
Take a second and think about what you liked here. It could be live-blogging from this year’s 9th Circuit or California Supreme Court hearings. It could be NOM tour posts from 2010, whether the national tour or the California tour. It could be a great video. It could be a commentary piece you find particularly insightful that I did, or Eden, Julia, Rob T., Jacob, Shannon Minter and Chris Stoll, Jeremy Hooper, Karen Ocamb, Arisha, Rick, or a guest piece. Just leave a URL in the comments and we’ll pick the best suggestions.
Finding the URLs should take you less than a minute. To help you find the URLs, I recommend using the Categories “tags” on the right side of the page you’re currently viewing (they say Community/Meta, DADT Trial… NOM Tour Tracker… etc.). And if you want to go back to find earlier posts beyond the page you’re viewing, scroll down to the bottom and hit the “Older Posts” button. You can keep doing that to scroll back and back. Or, you could just use Google, and I recommend inserting the words “Prop 8 Trial Tracker” in your query along with whatever terms you remember, such as the author or topic. If you simply can’t find it, try asking your fellow P8TTers to help in the comments. And if you like someone’s nomination, be sure to leave a comment “second!” or “third!” or whatnot so we know what the good stuff is. An example is here.
I’ll be asking you as an open thread each night throughout the rest of the week and Christmas.
So, what are your favorites you’d like to see re-posted here for your fellow readers?