Not all desired changes are content changes.

I Find Karma (
Fri, 19 Sep 1997 17:23:58 -0700 (PDT)

I just FoRKed that Tim Bray article, and now it occurs to me that later
on in life, I will want to go back looking for that article in the FoRK
archives and fail because I forgot to put the words "Tim Bray" in the
subject line.

So a month ago when I was arguing with Ron that I'd like to go back and
change things in items I'd posted, it's not just because I want to take
out the things that make me look stupid (though that of course is still
true). It's also because I'd like to go back and add certain value to
the posts on a meta-level, such as adding the words "Tim Bray:" to the
subject line or adding the words "Purple Helmeted Love Nazi:" to the
subject line...

Of course, I'd have to mess with everyone else's collective memory to do it.
A local solution for FoRK is for me to save every post locally myself.
But I know this solution won't scale. Shucks.


My get up and go has got up and went.
-- Aerosmith