From Netscape Goes Bonkers – Joel on Software:

The sheer volume of bugs, it seems, proves that rewriting code from scratch does not make for a better code base, it makes it worse. Old code doesn’t rust, it gets better, as bugs are fixed.

Someone should tell that to StackOverflow.

New (2017) StackOverflow menubar

Oh, I know, I know. This is design, you say, not code as such. But riddle me this, Batman: Was anyone not using SO because of the design?

I'm going to hazard a guess that the code behind that menubar/toolbar was heavily refactored too. Could be wrong. Hope I'm wrong. Idk. But in either event, I'm not sure the old site's design had rusted.

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