Submitted by Paul Nimmo.
Never have had much time for conspiracy theories. Aliens amongst us, Elvis still alive and how can you really explain New Coke?
I was looking for some background on an article I wanted to write. I could not remember the amount of time, or actually lack of amount of time, Patti Belle has lived in Lakewood. You know, a person from the community appointed to fill a vacant City Council seat that has lived in the city for less than 3 years? But I was not sure of that figure. So I pulled up the trusted Suburban Times to search for articles. Inputting the name in the search bar… only to find very little. This forced me to resort to the even more trustworthy Google. Well, there I could find several Suburban Time articles, but when I clicked on them, I received “Whelp, that article is no longer here. Don’t you just hate it when that happens”. Yes, I do.
Searching further, I found some articles in The Patch which confirmed the time frame. Really, The Patch as my new trusted source?
I understand the cancel culture movement, removing and correcting wrongs of the past. However, I normally associated this with decades or even century durations with these events. I guess I thought that February 2021 was relatively safe.
Paul… Where’d the content go? Think diet, not cancel culture.
The Suburban Times, until very recently had more than 47,000 stories and 20,000 images in our database dating back to 2005.
So much data that adding more content was taking increasingly more time to add. I guess you could say The Suburban Times was having performance issues. As bad as that was, it was also impacting the General Aviation News website. I own and operate both website, but General Aviation News is my full-time, day job.
When I looked at my analytics, I found the overwhelming majority of The Suburban Times users were looking at current content. They pop by this digital community bulletin board to see what new fliers had been tacked to the board and then moved on.
I’m sorry you didn’t find what you were looking for. I may add some older content in the future (I still have it all), but for now I’m focused on finishing the migration to the new website first.
Thanks for reading and commenting. I do appreciate it.
And for the record, I think the Patch is a fine source for information. Our communities need more reporting and coverage, not less.