I found it at the bottom of a locked filing cabinet, in a dis-used lavatory with a sign on the door saying 'Beware of the leopard.' February 25, 2007 4:54 PM   Subscribe

Removing a favorite is hard! [moron inside]
posted by Eideteker to Bugs at 4:54 PM (36 comments total)

I accidentally favorited the first comment in a post, thinking I was favoriting the post itself. Oops! But to unfavorite it, I had to click the # favorites link, find my name in the list and click it, find the comment on my own favorites page (thankfully I caught it right away so it was on the very top), and then click the remove link. Can we maybe get a separate notation for one's own favorites such that it says: "Favorite/-" or "You marked this as a favorite/-" or a little star icon with a minus icon next to it or something, followed by "11 others marked this as a favorite"? It wouldn't even need the minus if clicking the "favorite" text/icon brought you to a page asking you to confirm removal of it. Two clicks to remove are better than three, although one would be best, in this modern age of Ajaxy things.
posted by Eideteker at 4:54 PM on February 25, 2007


the [+] should change to a [-] if the item's already been favorited. That's what I say.
posted by boo_radley at 4:59 PM on February 25, 2007


do i misunderstand your question? i think you just click your profile link, then click "favorites: #" and the list with the remove links is right there, right?

i mean, i'm all for a "-" sign next to favorited comments, but what you went through to remove the link seems extraordinarily lengthy, and not necessary.
posted by shmegegge at 5:01 PM on February 25, 2007


Yeah, what shmeg said.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:08 PM on February 25, 2007


yeah, the + will change to a - soon.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 5:14 PM on February 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


Thank you, Mr. Haughey. Had I written to you on the matter, my message would've been as follows:

Hello, Matt! Love the site. I was, uh, just wondering if the favorites feature would be expanded to include a [-] option in the near future. Thanks!


AND THAT'S ALL YOU HAD TO SAY TO THE MAN, YOU UNRATEFUL LI'L FUCKS! WHAT'S WITH THE RUDENESS, WERE YOU RAISED BY A BUNCH OF FUCKIN' WOLVES OR SOMETHING?

*grabs another handfull of popcorn*
posted by Smart Dalek at 5:16 PM on February 25, 2007


Ooo, I'm excited for the - sign.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 5:19 PM on February 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


Also, when perusing AskMe through the yahoo search, there's no way to know if a thread has best answers without scrolling through it. I'd like to see a "# best answers" counter at the top, if possible. I understand that there's a check next to it if you're browsing the archives or using the tagsearch, but just jumping into a random thread, there's no way to know.

"the [+] should change to a [-] if the item's already been favorited."

"yeah, the + will change to a - soon."


Poifect. Thanks, Matt!
posted by Eideteker at 5:20 PM on February 25, 2007


The - sign makes me feel funny in the pants
posted by grateful at 5:25 PM on February 25, 2007


"do i misunderstand your question? i think you just click your profile link, then click "favorites: #" and the list with the remove links is right there, right?

i mean, i'm all for a "-" sign next to favorited comments, but what you went through to remove the link seems extraordinarily lengthy, and not necessary."


Dude, I was all the way at the top of the post, and my profile link was way down at the bottom. It was faaaaar, and I am laaaaazy. Also, I have an irrational fear of the "End" key, ever since one killed my mother, poured sugar in my grandmother, and raped my gas tank. (But seriously, I'm right there, where I just favorited it. All I want to do is unfavorite it. And that's still three clicks (profile, favorites, remove); now you're also adding in a keystroke.)

I'd also like a link to my profile at the top. I know the bar is cluttered, but maybe: "February 25, 2007 8:20 PM EST - Logged in as Eideteker" on that yellow strip.
posted by Eideteker at 5:28 PM on February 25, 2007


I thought the blink tag was disabled. I was happy with my imaginary status quo in that regard.
posted by Kwine at 5:30 PM on February 25, 2007


Wolves would be awesome. When's that coming, again?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:25 PM on February 25, 2007


lol @ mr_crass_danish
posted by Eideteker at 6:44 PM on February 25, 2007


Are you guys watching the Oscars? The announcer just said Departed was based on a Japanese film. NOT QUITE. Sigh.
posted by thirteenkiller at 7:00 PM on February 25, 2007


You don't have to go through your profile to remove a favorite. There's a link at the top of every page that takes you directly to your favorites.
HOME key --> Favorites --> remove favorite
I'm all for the [-], just sayin' it ain't all that involved as you make it.
posted by carsonb at 7:13 PM on February 25, 2007


Oh wow, Gwyneth Paltrow and Nicole Kidman have the same hairdo. Embarassing!
posted by thirteenkiller at 7:14 PM on February 25, 2007


Oh wow, carson. I thought that Favorites link went to "Popular Favorites", not my own favorites.
posted by Eideteker at 7:37 PM on February 25, 2007


Yeah, there's been confusion since the inception of the tabs about the Favorites link vs. the Popular Favorites tab. I distinctly remember lots of numbskull clamoring about REDUNDANCY! CLUTTER! and on.

...Erm, not to say anyone here's a numbskull. Well, if anyone, I.
posted by carsonb at 7:42 PM on February 25, 2007


I'd also like a link to my profile at the top.

I've always wondered why the "You are logged in as User X/logout" greeting at the top of the main pages goes away in the threads.
posted by carsonb at 7:53 PM on February 25, 2007


I thought that was because it moved down by the comment box, to remind you you are 'posting as' your civil, reasonable persona, not your boggle-eyed flamelord sockpuppet.
posted by Abiezer at 8:38 PM on February 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


The sound went out on my TV about an hour ago. The closed-captioning works. Man, Peter O'Toole must be shooting laser beams from his eyes.
posted by frecklefaerie at 9:05 PM on February 25, 2007


While it's convenient to have the comment box tell me who I am (logged in as), it'd still be nice to have the 'logged in as user [x] (logout)' at the top, too.
posted by librarycat at 9:14 PM on February 25, 2007


Oh wow, Gwyneth Paltrow and Nicole Kidman have the same hairdo.

So did Forrest Whittaker, Jack Nicholson and Will Smith. Bald is back, baby!
posted by mediareport at 9:37 PM on February 25, 2007


This is really annoying.
posted by tkolar at 10:28 PM on February 25, 2007


I previously inquired about this situation.
posted by knave at 11:07 PM on February 25, 2007


Oddly enough, 13737 is an anagram of 13377. We'll have to ask for this feature again when post 13773 rolls around.
posted by knave at 11:08 PM on February 25, 2007


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posted by tkolar at 11:42 PM on February 25, 2007


Hmm. Well that was mostly pointless.
posted by tkolar at 11:42 PM on February 25, 2007


Kind of related to this, I've taken to favoriting my own comments. Is this OK?

I only do this because my comments really are my favorite.
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 11:56 PM on February 25, 2007


WERE YOU RAISED BY A BUNCH OF FUCKIN' WOLVES OR SOMETHING?
Would that upset you?
posted by Wolfdog at 6:02 AM on February 26, 2007


Eideteker: You can also remove your favorites from this page
posted by delmoi at 6:41 AM on February 26, 2007


This could have been a useful thread. W0t happened?
posted by delmoi at 6:51 AM on February 26, 2007 [2 favorites]


thirteenkiller: "Are you guys watching the Oscars? The announcer just said Departed was based on a Japanese film. NOT QUITE. Sigh."

Hong Kong is near Japan.
posted by Plutor at 9:23 AM on February 26, 2007


We'll have to ask for this feature again when post 13773 rolls around.

And throw a party for the marathon-quality hero who thinks to revisit it at 77331.
posted by cortex at 9:29 AM on February 26, 2007


And that will be in, what, a few months with the exponential growth of MeTa?
posted by Durin's Bane at 11:19 AM on February 26, 2007


Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America: "Kind of related to this, I've taken to favoriting my own comments. Is this OK?"

Personally, I live my life by the rule "What would baker dave do?" He has proven to be the kind of mefite I strive to be.
If he would favorite his own post, I think you can safely favorite your own comments.
posted by team lowkey at 12:46 PM on February 26, 2007


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