Let's Dither About in the Past! Kinja Implemented an Amazing Feature so Poorly You Didn't Know it Existed!

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**morning repost**

Have you ever scrolled all the way to the bottom of Jalopnik? No, past the ads. And past the other ads. And past the ones beyond the other ones. Well, a hidden gem is buried in this inconspicuous menu that is absurdly difficult to reach.

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It’s almost as if they don’t want you knowing how much better Jalopnik used to be! Yes, Kinja has the ability to sort any blog by date.

All you have to do is scroll down to bottom, wait to make sure an ad doesn’t move in front of where you are clicking, and then click on this tiny low contrast gray link labeled “Sitemap”

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So what meets your eyes when the link loads? An efficient, quick, minimalist interface that only functions this well because Kinja forgot to ruin it. Shhh, don’t tell them.

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Yes, this is a well organized system by which you can be transported back to individual days in the Kinjaverse!

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Screenshot: Autoblog via Arch Duke

The Sitemap for Oppositelock can be found here.

In case you, like me, weren’t around back then, our regularly scheduled programming starts on January 24, 2013.

And a warning: Some people have backdated divisive posts to bury them forever. Don’t be a jerk and don’t make me regret this.

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I also think commenting on really old posts is generally abstained from as well as giving out stars willy nilly. Use your new time traveling superpower wisely!

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Screenshot: Autoblog

And here is the link to Jalopnik.

Dang, the FP is older than I really realized. 2004 was three whole years before the Coronavirus pandemic started.

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Only you can stop the past from being polluted, which is why I have armed you with dank memes, some plastic water bottles, and a time machine.

Please don’t make me regret bestowing this magical power upon thee. Have fun and enjoy responsibly.

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