So a while back, someone mentioned my site and because of a flood of traffic and my newbie status, I had no idea where it came from. Real life also intervened, and everything was neglected. Fast forward to recent, I find out that though the website and hosting is down, I still own the domains. One of the subdomains has a job script, for some reason is still up and receiving traffic, and I have a few hundred waiting for me to claim. So this gets me thinking, I have a solid year plus of experience now, so I build up a decent social networking site for the community and tell the fan page (still active with 200 fans), Tweet it, etc. Have about 20 members since I started this yesterday. I know this is small, but not really the point. ;-) Today I'm going through emails and searching online for mentions of the website a year or two ago so I can follow through with the original poster, especially if they have a following, and let them know it has been redesigned, would love to see them back, etc. Then the one who plugged it briefly, reading up about him, I realize and verify is the current EiC of Wired. I unfortunately realized this AFTER I emailed him to let him know about the site redesign and relaunch, or I would have spent far more time deciding how to approach this guy, LOL. I was just curious. Even though it was a time ago, my site is up, redesigned, better than ever, and drawing the community in which STILL has a need that we are filling (well, promising to, we're getting there, but way closer than before when he initially plugged us). Is there a way for me to still promote or use the fact that he mentioned us? Yes, I can prove this, and it was really just a blurb, though he did mention a few key comments that still apply exactly to us. And like I said, it was over a year ago. Thanks guys!