The Library and Post of the Day were my way of saying thanks to acf's users for their contributions, and offering a showcase to visitors.

I took these boards seriously. Choosing material was one of my favourite hobbies, and I would often delve into the history of one member or another, searching for gems to unearth. Naturally, some consistently offered better mining opportunities than others. Nevertheless I felt it was important to include as many people as possible; not just to keep it from looking like a cliquey exercise,* but in a genuine appreciation of different voices.

A librarian was eventually given the job, though I kept my hand in.

My first 'library' was

* People naturally liked to recommend posts of their friends...