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What are the most favorited comments on metafilter? I found the faq link to the last 24 hours' worth of favorited comments, but I wonder about the all-time greatest bon mots, putdowns and general jocularity. Thanks!
posted by ktoad to Feature Requests at 1:30 PM (106 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

With a little luck and a lot of clicking, this one'll make the list within the next hour or so.
posted by cortex at 1:31 PM on February 7, 2007 [49 favorites]


Sorry, this falls too close to "popularity contest". Expect appropriate flames.
posted by Eideteker at 1:48 PM on February 7, 2007 [2 favorites]


I think you'll find it hard to beat Woz's 242.
posted by chrismear at 1:57 PM on February 7, 2007 [2 favorites]


Also note that favorites are not exclusively for putdowns and jocularity.
posted by chrismear at 1:58 PM on February 7, 2007 [2 favorites]


Fair enough, sorry if it's too close to a popularity contest.

I was just genuinely curious about what comments MeFites deem the most interesting to read. I can live without knowing.
posted by ktoad at 2:30 PM on February 7, 2007 [2 favorites]


Most people seem to like dios's comments.
posted by found missing at 2:34 PM on February 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


People just like clicking things.
posted by Burhanistan at 2:45 PM on February 7, 2007 [3 favorites]


Most favorited single thread has to be stavros's music video dump, I'd imagine.
posted by jonson at 2:49 PM on February 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


My own personal most-favorited comment is this one.
posted by box at 2:52 PM on February 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


This is the greatest comment ever made. It will slim your thighs and make your SO eternally hot. It will secretly turn your PC into a Mac without your smartass Mac friends any the wiser. It will give conservatives a burning sensation when they pee, and make liberals allergic to condescension. It will end the culture war once and for all by making everybody polysexual and horny. Those poor bastards will finally smuggle their money out of Nigeria. It will cure vegetarianism in our lifetime. After this comment, your favorite band will no longer suck.

This is the greatest comment ever made. And all you have to do is
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:06 PM on February 7, 2007 [14 favorites]


How naked.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:09 PM on February 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


jonson is the most favorited person ever and if you argue with him about it, he will cut you.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:12 PM on February 7, 2007 [5 favorites]


That's not a knife.
posted by loquacious at 3:18 PM on February 7, 2007 [2 favorites]


How? Naked?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:22 PM on February 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


How do I remove favorites I accidentally clicked and don't really want? Where is the minus button?
posted by chlorus at 3:43 PM on February 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


There is a remove link for each favorite on your favorites page.
posted by Rhomboid at 3:51 PM on February 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


You do that on your own favorites page, chlorus. Click your username, and you'll see. Right now you have three favorites, and you can edit them there if you accidentally get one you don't want, or if you change your mind or whatever.
posted by cgc373 at 3:51 PM on February 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


This comment is an all-time favorite. You like it! You really, really like it!
posted by jonmc at 3:55 PM on February 7, 2007 [2 favorites]


*clicks minus*
posted by cgc373 at 3:57 PM on February 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


*favorites himself*
posted by cgc373 at 3:59 PM on February 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


Thanks cgc373!
posted by chlorus at 4:07 PM on February 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


*favorites himself*

Dude, get a room!
posted by loquacious at 4:11 PM on February 7, 2007 [3 favorites]


*favorites loquacious!*
posted by cgc373 at 4:14 PM on February 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


*favorites himself*

summons Carl Monday...
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:16 PM on February 7, 2007 [6 favorites]


Chris Hansen wants to know how old you were when you first favorited yourself.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:37 PM on February 7, 2007 [2 favorites]


Suparnova is such a whore.
posted by loquacious at 4:49 PM on February 7, 2007 [3 favorites]


Its a post about favourites. How can you not favourite everything?
posted by Suparnova at 4:54 PM on February 7, 2007 [2 favorites]


I should use all this favorite buzz to trick you all into favoriting my songs in Metafilter Music to get my out of obscurity. It won't be easy to sell out if no one's buying.
posted by micayetoca at 4:56 PM on February 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


Suparnova is also (did you turn 15, yet?) on the Internets. So don't call her a whore. Call her a cheerleader.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:56 PM on February 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


[SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS ARE WHORES CHEERLEADERS!]
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:58 PM on February 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


Self-favoriting will make you go blind.
posted by amyms at 5:03 PM on February 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


What's that? Who said that? Is that you, amyms? You sound so quiet. . . .
posted by cgc373 at 5:08 PM on February 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


That's not a knife.

Yo, man, he didn't cut the dude with no knife. With these (points to hands) he cut them. He's a chain-belt karate master. Bruce Lee was his teacher.

EEYA-WHA-IEEEE-FAAP... HUAAAA...

That's called the 'quart of blood' technique. Jonson does that, and a quart of blood will drop out your body.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 5:14 PM on February 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


That "last 24 hours of favorites" page doesn't do what you'd assume it would. You assume it would be a list of "posts/comments from the last 24 hours that got the most faves", but it is, "faves from the the last 24 hours that are the most faved".
posted by popechunk at 5:17 PM on February 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


This is my new favorite song:

Mystery Lifeguard (sung to the tune of Guantanamera)

No one can surf Tiki Beach waves
'Til they've got rad moves a-plenty.
One or two moves just won't make it.
I'm talking five, ten or twenty.
When you are rad you will get there,
And you'll get stylishly wet there

Mystery lifeguard,
They call me mystery lifeguard
Of Tiki Beach, yo,
That's me, the mystery lifeguard.

Mystery lifeguard,
They call me mystery lifeguard
Of Tiki Beach, yo,
That's me, the mystery lifeguard.
posted by Otis at 5:18 PM on February 7, 2007 [4 favorites]


cortex is dangerously close to joining me & anonymous in the four digit favorites club. But just so you don't get any ideas, cortex, anonymous is with me. I know she has a history of adultery (and genital herpes!) based on some of the questions she's asked on the green, so I don't want you making any moves with your slick cartoonist/songsmith ways.
posted by jonson at 5:21 PM on February 7, 2007 [4 favorites]


I'm a 14 year old girl on teh internets. I'm not just any old whore, I aspire to be a Whore of Warcraft. That way I can get all the hot level 72 Undead Druids.


(side note: not really)
posted by Suparnova at 5:37 PM on February 7, 2007 [2 favorites]


*briefly considers removing all of his favorites from jonson's posts so he can have more favorites than jonson*
posted by loquacious at 5:55 PM on February 7, 2007 [4 favorites]


*briefly considers removing his pants*
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 6:04 PM on February 7, 2007 [4 favorites]


Haha! This post may set some dubious record for having the most individual comments within a post favorited.

Help a brother out here +++
posted by Mister_A at 6:04 PM on February 7, 2007 [2 favorites]


Please do not favorite this comment.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:08 PM on February 7, 2007 [9 favorites]


This one either.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 6:12 PM on February 7, 2007 [3 favorites]


BASTARD!
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:22 PM on February 7, 2007 [4 favorites]


...That way I can get all the hot level 72 Undead Druids.

(side note: not really)


Because undead can't be druids and the level cap is 70.

BOOYA! That's a little thing I like to call 'Geek Fire', Oh, how it burns!
posted by Sparx at 6:28 PM on February 7, 2007 [2 favorites]


Geek Fire, gonorrhea; po-tay'-to, po-tah'-to...
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 6:35 PM on February 7, 2007 [2 favorites]


I'm going to post this in the hopes that someone favorites it...

"Spare a favorite, sir? Hey you, sir, could you please spare a favorite?"
posted by Afroblanco at 6:37 PM on February 7, 2007 [2 favorites]


I bow down to your geekyness. However, I'm extremely lucky to not know that.

(the pimply faced level 69 undead hunters sound much hotter anyway)
posted by Suparnova at 6:44 PM on February 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


Holy Crap! Loq, I didn't even realize you were in here with us... wait a second, have you been secretly watching me & anonymous do it?!? Pervert!
posted by jonson at 6:45 PM on February 7, 2007 [2 favorites]


I don't understand why more people haven't favorited "We have cameras." What's the matter with you people?

Reader, I married him.
posted by onlyconnect at 6:48 PM on February 7, 2007 [3 favorites]


I think its clear from her posting history that anonymous is into that.

Oh and you may want to get the rash checked out.
posted by Suparnova at 6:48 PM on February 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


Holy Crap! Loq, I didn't even realize you were in here with us... wait a second, have you been secretly watching me & anonymous do it?!? Pervert!

Yup. Me and Ceiling Cat. And I don't think that's legal on Sundays in your county, cowboy.

So, wait. I thought there were a bunch of other 1k'ers. You're saying it's just you, me, and anon?
posted by loquacious at 6:56 PM on February 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


Every time you favorite yourself, God kills a kitten.
posted by onlyconnect at 7:05 PM on February 7, 2007 [3 favorites]


Don't you dare favorite this stupid bait-post I just made, jerk.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:59 PM on February 7, 2007 [2 favorites]


I don't understand why more people haven't favorited "We have cameras."

The fact that we can go back to old favorites and, well, favorite them completely sailed over my addled old mind. There's a few I'll have to look up.

Oh. Oh, dear.
posted by yhbc at 8:07 PM on February 7, 2007 [2 favorites]


I haven't paid a lot of attention to favourites but I remember laughing at this comment and thinking that a lot of other people had also found it funny - 30 seems like quite a lot for a comment as opposed to an FPP.
posted by meech at 8:38 PM on February 7, 2007 [2 favorites]


This comment, in addition to being favorited many times, was also responsible for the loss of the img tag.
posted by Roger Dodger at 8:40 PM on February 7, 2007 [2 favorites]


What are the most favorited comments on metafilter? I found the faq link to the last 24 hours' worth of favorited comments, but I wonder about the all-time greatest bon mots, putdowns and general jocularity. Thanks!

This is sort of a hard question to answer. I'm sure there are a ton of people like me who only use favorites to bookmark posts/comments they'd like to come back to at a later date. In fact, as far as I know, I've only ever favorited one comment as a show of "solidarity" with the commenter (if you will).

Other times it seems people favorite comments to show that they agree with the original comment and don't feel like commenting themselves.

I suppose this is my way of saying that there are dozens of comments that make me inwardly laugh/smile/snicker/laugh out loud in a given day, and I don't favorite any of them. I guess I prefer to keep my love and adulation somewhat secretive! And on the entirely opposite note, there are a variety of comments that get a ton of favorites that are nothing more than simplistic pandering to a tired old in-joke. So, really, who cares.

Besides, everyone should know by now that there are two very good ways to acquire an ungodly amount of favorites: 1) Post those fun "What if" questions to Ask Metafilter which invariably gain 20+ favorites a go, or 2) Post a link (or link dump) to a site (or sites) so chock-full of cool things that nobody on earth could sift through them all in a single sitting (bonus points for questionable legality).

I don't understand why more people haven't favorited "We have cameras."

Out of curiosity, what would be the point of going back through the catalogue of old Metafilter posts to favorite things?
posted by The God Complex at 8:54 PM on February 7, 2007 [3 favorites]


To have a little picture of metafilter's history in an easily accessible place, sort of like a wallet photo? I think hugsnkisses has done this pretty effectively, actually.
posted by onlyconnect at 9:11 PM on February 7, 2007 [2 favorites]


So, wait. I thought there were a bunch of other 1k'ers. You're saying it's just you, me, and anon

Well shit, that's one more than I thought it was prior to tonight. I really thought I was the only dude in the club, but now I feel fifty percent less special. I'm going to go take this out on anonymous by duping her into backdoor loving. She may have given me genital warts & emptied my bank account, but my god is she easy to trick into deviant sex.
posted by jonson at 9:43 PM on February 7, 2007 [3 favorites]


but now I feel fifty percent less special

Dude, you're a hundred and ten percent special.
posted by loquacious at 9:47 PM on February 7, 2007 [2 favorites]


This is my all-time favorite Favorite comment.
posted by Brittanie at 10:11 PM on February 7, 2007 [3 favorites]


oh brother.
posted by Dave Faris at 10:11 PM on February 7, 2007 [3 favorites]


Aaaah! Am I too late to get randomly favourited?

I am, aren't I?

*runs away crying*
posted by liquorice at 10:36 PM on February 7, 2007 [4 favorites]


Rodger Dodger already pointed it out above, but I thought I'd note that that is in fact the most favorited comment in the history of Metafilter.

On AskMe it's the stevewoz one.
posted by tkolar at 10:44 PM on February 7, 2007 [3 favorites]


Comment Fables tend to get lots of favorites, as do many of the frist psot injoke type comments.
posted by carsonb at 11:37 PM on February 7, 2007 [2 favorites]


Perhaps the best (and most popular) of the Comment Fables is robocop is bleeding's George Musser's New God.
posted by carsonb at 11:40 PM on February 7, 2007 [2 favorites]


summons Carl Monday...

Carl Monday is watching you favorite yourself.

I'd appreciate not having this comment favorited.
posted by dw at 12:02 AM on February 8, 2007 [2 favorites]


This comment, linked from ktoad's 24 hour link, makes me wonder: How does a comment from September of 2001 get rediscovered and showered with clicks? Is there a way to backtrack and find the comment that referenced it?
posted by maryh at 12:09 AM on February 8, 2007 [2 favorites]


Is there such a concept as "favourite spamming"?
posted by vbfg at 12:16 AM on February 8, 2007 [2 favorites]


Oh, well, duh.
That's a breathtaking thread, btw. One for the ages.
posted by maryh at 12:28 AM on February 8, 2007 [2 favorites]


I've just spent the evening with several attractive woman, each of whom descibed how they wanted to be made love to. None of them looked my way, and my heart is breaking.

And I'm drunk. Please favorite this comment so that I might not have to eat the bullet.

Love,
me
posted by landis at 1:35 AM on February 8, 2007 [1 favorite]


There sure are a lot of favesluts around here.
posted by Rhomboid at 1:43 AM on February 8, 2007 [2 favorites]


This is the greatest comment ever made.

This is not the greatest comment in the world. This is just a tribute.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 3:57 AM on February 8, 2007 [2 favorites]


If you wish to see one day into the future, check how your stocks will perform tomorrow, or just get a glimpse of how it all ends, please click the plus (+) sign next to the date below. It reads February 8 but it will actually become February 9. Email me at my PayPal account for proof.
posted by hal9k at 4:14 AM on February 8, 2007 [2 favorites]


Most favorited single thread has to be stavros's music video dump, I'd imagine.

I'll never make 300.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:17 AM on February 8, 2007 [2 favorites]


i'm a 14 year old girl on teh internets...
posted by quonsar at 4:22 AM on February 8, 2007 [1 favorite]


Oh, I'm a total faveslut. I'm faveslutting all over this thread right now.
posted by liquorice at 6:34 AM on February 8, 2007 [2 favorites]


I don't ever post something that get, like, 35 favorites, but almost everything I post gets favorited by at least one person. So, you know, no great bursts of mind-searing genius from the Astro Zombie, but everything I say is just a little bit genius to at least one person. One of these days, I'll drop the comment bomb to end all comment bombs, and it'll kill, and I'll get favorited, like, 300,000 times, and people will be all, whoo, where did that come from, and everybody will be all, like, well, look at his track record.

He was due.
posted by Astro Zombie at 6:40 AM on February 8, 2007 [3 favorites]


Why yes, but I'm an ethical faveslut.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 6:41 AM on February 8, 2007 [2 favorites]


quonsar, thank you for the FANAK picture. I gave it a legitimate favorite, not one of the jokey ones that are ruining MetaTalk, and by extension, society at large.
posted by Mister_A at 6:43 AM on February 8, 2007 [2 favorites]


as a duly appointed sock puppet, i feel obligated to favorite every entry in this thread. you may proceed.
posted by lester's sock puppet at 6:53 AM on February 8, 2007 [4 favorites]


even my own.
posted by lester's sock puppet at 6:53 AM on February 8, 2007 [3 favorites]


I am so much better at MetaFilter than other people are.
posted by Mister_A at 7:03 AM on February 8, 2007 [2 favorites]


I am so much better at MetaFilter than other people are.

Me too! But only because "MetaFilter" is a subset of "everything," at which I am better than other people are, so my being better at MetaFilter than other people are follows trivially from that truth.
posted by Kwine at 7:36 AM on February 8, 2007 [2 favorites]


One of the wierd things I've noticed in my case is I seem to accumulate favourites at the same rate I give them. The counts on my userpage have been perfectly synced on several occassions.
posted by Mitheral at 7:44 AM on February 8, 2007 [3 favorites]


As faveslutting goes, I favor a first-to-market strategy over thorough R&D and QA. I'm a loss-leader.
posted by cortex at 7:45 AM on February 8, 2007 [2 favorites]


Mitheral, you get what you give. Don't let go. You got the music in you.
posted by yhbc at 7:57 AM on February 8, 2007 [3 favorites]


I would like to assure Rhomboid that I am not a faveslut. I'm just a slut.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:29 AM on February 8, 2007 [2 favorites]


And yet among all my sluts, Flo, you are my fave. Paradoxical.
posted by cortex at 8:37 AM on February 8, 2007 [2 favorites]


I work hard for your money.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:39 AM on February 8, 2007 [3 favorites]


If only there was a way to mark which favorites we've found particularly valuable or noteworthy, whether our own, or the favorites of others. I've found it hard to keep track of which favorites have meant something to me on previous posts and comments. Sometimes, and this thread is an excellent demonstration of this, a comment will receive multiple favorites, like cortex's first comment, which currently has 49; say (for example) that several of those were really helpful to me, and I wanted to revisit them later -- how can I do that? They're all sitting in a big pile, indistinguishable from one another. I think we need a way to mark our most esteemed favorites.
posted by sleevener at 9:25 AM on February 8, 2007 [2 favorites]


Favoritests, clearly.
posted by cortex at 9:43 AM on February 8, 2007 [2 favorites]


I just have to throw this out there.
posted by joseph_elmhurst at 10:26 AM on February 8, 2007 [2 favorites]


I bet you think this favorite is about you.
posted by loquacious at 10:48 AM on February 8, 2007 [3 favorites]


One of the wierd things I've noticed in my case is I seem to accumulate favourites at the same rate I give them. The counts on my userpage have been perfectly synced on several occassions.

I consciously try to keep the ratio at 1-1, but it's impossible. Even though I am better than any given person at MetaFilter (see above comment for proof), I am not enough better such that I produce as much that is worth saving as the other 50,000 of you do in sum total. I lose sleep over it, but we all have our crosses to bear.
posted by Kwine at 11:09 AM on February 8, 2007 [1 favorite]


Ya, I should hit the favourite button more often. The pre-ajax method was such a hassle that it kind of trained me not to favourite stuff.
posted by Mitheral at 11:27 AM on February 8, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'm here for the love-fest.
posted by SBMike at 12:09 PM on February 8, 2007 [2 favorites]


Also, I figured out a better way to remove favorites: stare earnestly at the screen and sing this song.
posted by sleevener at 12:40 PM on February 8, 2007 [2 favorites]


It seemed like such a good idea at first, but the ajax has turned love into something cheap and tawdry.
I may hoard my own favorites like a crazy lady hoards a houseful of cats, but to me each one is cherished like a precious snowflake baby. Shame on you favesluts! Shame!
posted by maryh at 1:00 PM on February 8, 2007 [2 favorites]


100!

I'm ashamed.
posted by cgc373 at 3:45 PM on February 8, 2007 [2 favorites]


101!

I'm not ashamed.
posted by Suparnova at 4:44 PM on February 8, 2007 [2 favorites]


You're cheapening the favouriting system you bastards!

*losing...all...self...worth*
posted by liquorice at 6:29 PM on February 8, 2007 [2 favorites]


For every favorite in this thread, I will spill the blood of one innocent.
posted by spaltavian at 7:07 PM on February 8, 2007 [3 favorites]


Work in a blood bank do ya?
posted by Mitheral at 11:37 PM on February 8, 2007 [1 favorite]


I assure you quonsar, my sister is most assuredly 14 — and on the internet even!
posted by blasdelf at 3:54 AM on February 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


Favorited 99 times.

(And the very next comment favorited 15 times.)
posted by donpedro at 8:38 PM on February 11, 2007


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