Webmasters Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for pro webmasters. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

today i remembered one of my sites from 1999. It was on of my first. In those days it was the state of the art to use a guestbook? I never used one since then again.

Are there any webmaster/designer/devs who still use this relic from the old days?

share|improve this question

closed as not constructive by John Conde May 7 '12 at 10:35

As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for our Q&A format. We expect answers to be supported by facts, references, or expertise, but this question will likely solicit debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion. If you feel that this question can be improved and possibly reopened, visit the help center for guidance.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

Oh.. wait a moment... Did I just write to your guestbook? – Sampo Sarrala May 6 '12 at 20:07
up vote 1 down vote accepted

I think that guestbooks are evolved to site forums and while client side scripting and browser DOM manipulation is lot easier today there is, for example, ability to add comments straight below products or articles on sites.

Almost every newspaper websites uses some kind of guestbook in form of ability to add comments to article.

Maybe we should ask What actually is guestbook and how it is best defined?

Technology changes and so changes guestbooks...

How would you like to write your message to Guestbook: www.helsinkiguestbook.fi
Is this guestbook just for comments: www.parizs.ewebsite.com
Another "guestbook": plus.google.com

Final answer

Yes! Guestbooks definitely are alive and well. Also there is many more traditional guestbooks found at many websites; personal, community and industrial. Little googling around and you can found many traditional (even if same site has new comment system and uses facebook api's) and still active guestbooks for example for collecting words that does not fit to other categories and/or pages.

share|improve this answer

They exist these days in the form of comments, facebook, and share buttons. Aside from the odd relic I haven't seen one in forever and can't really see the point in having one.

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.