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RFC on Yearbook Posts

Longtime readers will recall that, five years ago, we generated interest for the class of 1988’s 15th year reunion by posting scans from the 1988 Gulielmensian, the College’s yearbook. (Examples here and here.) In keeping with EphBlog’s Kaizen program of constant small improvements, we will be scanning in the entire yearbook and presenting readers with a new page each day, starting sometime next week. Here is an example:

I am interested in reader preferences on how this should be done. For example, we could step through the book page-by-page or randomly. We could show the picture in full-form (as above) or as a smaller thumbnail. We could post the picture in the main thread (as here) or force readers to click on the “read more” option to view it, thereby not cluttering the other posts. We could close comments on these threads or invite reader memories on the people and events pictured.

I make no promises on what we plan to do (and, certainly, the class of 1988 reunion committee will have a say as well), but feedback is always welcome. Note that we plan to do the same with the class’s facebook. (Yes, little Ephs, before there was Facebook, there were facebooks.)

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#1 Comment By frank uible On January 25, 2008 @ 6:03 pm

How about attaching legible names and a legible date to each photo – to the extent feasible?

#2 Comment By ronit On January 25, 2008 @ 8:55 pm

Nice idea, but I would suggest either smaller thumbnails or putting it after the jump. Otherwise it slows the page down too much.