Hello, folks. Long time lurker, first time poster.
For the oldtimers who might want to reminisce, this link at archive.org takes me to a snapshot of how this site appeared on September 5, 2019.
Of course i don’t know if that will post as text or a live clickable link.
On the top bar there is a blue arrow that takes me back to August 4.
In any event, i’ve clicked on a bunch of stuff (how well it works depends on how deeply the wayback machine drilled), and have found these, for examples:
phlmaestro’s South Jersey Field Reports
Also Bonk’s The Official Cleveland Or Bust 2020 Crawl Thread
Also in poking around i had found a post “Greymo”, which contained ya’lls tributes to her on her passing.
I don’t know if this is of any help.
This is extremely helpful to those of us who will continue to insist that the site go back to it previous appearance and functionality.
No one will argue with administrators or Fexy ownership that added security measures were in order. But diminishing the quality of the site, for whatever reason, was an extremely poor decision. If Fexy is at all interested in keeping the remaining Roadfooders, or luring back those who have already left, they will use that archived image as a template for the way the site needs to look and operate.
I hope this will help return things to “normal”, but sadly, it seems ownership is hellbent on achieving their own self-destruction.
Got a question for you: as a self proclaimed “long time lurker, first time poster,” what was the main draw bringing you to the site on a regular basis? Was it the home page, featuring the reviews and other “official” Roadfood information, or was it the forums and their lively (albeit sometimes chaotic, antagonistic, etc.) discussion?
Any other long time lurkers, first time (or infrequent) posters who want to answer that question are welcome to contribute. Your answer could help determine the future of this site.
February 6, 2020 at 1:42 am #3029605
I don’t really recall how i came to the site. Probably first through knowing about the Sterns and their work i landed on roadfood.com.
That said, my habit has been to go to the forums first, reading about the roadtrips and the food crawls, towns and restaurants i’ll never visit but vicariously enjoy through the postings here.
After which i would visit the Roadfood main page reviews, which i imagine is the more monetized part. And from there visiting the sites of the restaurants reviewed there.
That habit persists even in the broken form that exists today.
I do hope that other regulars here will at least poke around the archive.org site for old times sake.
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