One of my projects for the summer is to revise the very old content on the site, the oldest dating back to 2001. Some of these articles are pretty straightforward revisions and pose no issue. (April Fool was the first.) But many, like book and website reviews, are just plain useless after so many years.
And some fall in between. I used to do a “word of the month” feature, in which I would feature one topical word and include a list of associated terms (e.g., one the of earliest is Enron, with a discussion of nonce words formed from that company’s name). In some cases, I’ll go through and create Big List entries for some of the terms in the list, but I’m not going to do that for every glossary term or even every month’s entry. (I’m not going to do it for Enron, for example.)
Should I just delete this outdated content? Or should I just leave it as is?
There is no issue with storage space. Text takes up very few megabytes. And the old entries are clearly display publication date at the top. But I’m not sure I want to keep obsolescent information up on the site even if the publication date is given. Undiscerning visitors may not realize the information is questionable. And for those word-of-the-month entries and their long lists of terms, I’ll be adding some of the terms to the Big List, but certainly not all, or even most. Do I keep duplicative and conflicting info up on the site?
I would appreciate any feedback.