Make flags work like favorites please. May 17, 2007 5:54 PM   Subscribe

Without complaining about a specific thread, Matt, can we get "flagging" to be inline/ajaxy, as a drop down, rather than the press, choose, new page, back to thread? The way that the favorites work?
posted by filmgeek to Feature Requests at 5:54 PM (45 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Yeah, that's next on the list.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 5:55 PM on May 17, 2007


mathowie... always one step ahead!
posted by The Deej at 6:02 PM on May 17, 2007


whew! for a second there I thought he was going to kill all the flags, too.
posted by shmegegge at 6:02 PM on May 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


Also, I wouldn't mind if adding a *thread* to favorites had the same ajax-y format as adding a comment to favorites.
posted by synaesthetichaze at 6:04 PM on May 17, 2007


Wait a minute, it does!
posted by synaesthetichaze at 6:04 PM on May 17, 2007


I wish the different parts of the site had different background colors.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:05 PM on May 17, 2007


If possible, the flagging interface should remain unobtrusive (like today's [!]) until the user decides to flag a particular post, though.
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 6:17 PM on May 17, 2007


Woohoo.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:18 PM on May 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


...and how's that Jabber server going? :D
posted by filmgeek at 6:25 PM on May 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


There used to be a greasemonkey script that did this but it stopped working a while ago for some reason that I can't remember.
posted by puke & cry at 6:30 PM on May 17, 2007


"whew! for a second there I thought he was going to kill all the flags, too."

MATHOWIE IS NOT A HOMOPHOBE.

Oh, flags. Carry on.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:45 PM on May 17, 2007 [7 favorites]


I wish the different parts of the site had different background colors.

You should get some help moderating the site, Matt. That would help a lot.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 6:47 PM on May 17, 2007


whew! for a second there I thought he was going to kill all the flags, too.

Just the American ones.
posted by smackfu at 6:56 PM on May 17, 2007


I need (to survive, mind you) an interrobang entity following my username, at least here on the gray. Where do I go do demand that? Seriously, my girlfriend is gonna dump me if this doesn't happen.
posted by interrobang at 7:09 PM on May 17, 2007


Can we get the img tag back now?

Oh wait, this isn't funny any more.
posted by purephase at 7:10 PM on May 17, 2007


Thread and comment backgrounds should lighten in colour progressively with each flag they receive, until they turn completely white with collective fury and disapprobation, because that would look more professional.

Oh wait, this isn't funny any more, either.

posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:17 PM on May 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


You should get some help moderating the site, Matt.
I think he tried that, but good help is hard to find these days.

this never was funny
posted by dg at 7:23 PM on May 17, 2007


The asynchronous flagging greasemonkey script was indeed truly wonderful. But when flagging switched from GET to POST it was never updated, so it's been broken since then (last October I think?)
posted by Rhomboid at 7:46 PM on May 17, 2007


Extra points for moving MeTa back all the way to the right. I kept accidently getting the pogcast.
posted by klangklangston at 8:17 PM on May 17, 2007


*looks up*

Hey! How come he gets special treatment?
posted by dg at 8:19 PM on May 17, 2007


klangklangston writes "Extra points for moving MeTa back all the way to the right. I kept accidentally getting the podcast."

Indeed. I love the podcast and all, but I've accidentally clicked there instead of MeTa about 19 times now since the addition of that link, and those little flash bars were starting to make me rage a little.
posted by chiababe at 8:32 PM on May 17, 2007


You fixed my drunko spellin!
posted by klangklangston at 8:35 PM on May 17, 2007


I've accidentally clicked there instead of MeTa about 19 times now since the addition of that link, and those little flash bars were starting to make me rage a little.

Rage is back!
posted by grobstein at 8:43 PM on May 17, 2007


Of course I fixed it. "pogcast"? C'mon, man.
posted by chiababe at 8:45 PM on May 17, 2007


Hey! How come he gets special treatment?

I happen to know that Mr. Haughey gave a long hard look at a certain online petition and thereafter declared his intent to relocate the Metatalk link. You have not been disenfranchised.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:48 PM on May 17, 2007


That's all right then.

Hrumph. Mumble mumble.
posted by dg at 9:01 PM on May 17, 2007


What interrobang said. If I don't get an & appended to my name, his girlfriend is going to dump me, too.

Rhomboid's comment isn't funny because he doesn't have any small print under it. Mine isn't funny because that's how I roll, baby.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:05 PM on May 17, 2007


What is this, fark?

/slash
//slashie slashie
posted by Rhomboid at 10:03 PM on May 17, 2007


Also, update the damn categories!
posted by blasdelf at 11:18 PM on May 17, 2007


Also, more cat macros!
posted by bokane at 11:42 PM on May 17, 2007


pogcast
posted by Abiezer at 12:08 AM on May 18, 2007


Since the question that started this thread has been answered, let me use this as a place to make a minor suggestion.

How about making a mod's comments in Ask (and probably the blue), like "[Removed some comments, quit snarking.]" visible only to logged in members? That way, strangers (people without posting privileges) browsing through the site don't see things like that (and think less of us?).
posted by philomathoholic at 1:06 AM on May 18, 2007


Pfft, philomathoholic, if we wanted to create a good (dare I say, "professional"?) first impression, we'd have to do a lot more than that.
posted by Aloysius Bear at 1:58 AM on May 18, 2007


(and think less of us?)

You haven't noticed the design recently?!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 2:06 AM on May 18, 2007


I've accidentally clicked there instead of MeTa about 19 times now since the addition of that link, and those little flash bars were starting to make me rage a little.

Yes, dear god, yes!

Um, yeah. Thanks for changing it back.
posted by liquorice at 2:24 AM on May 18, 2007


I think placement of the links should be randomized for each visit, just to make life a little more unpredictable.
posted by SteveInMaine at 3:02 AM on May 18, 2007


just of randomized little think the I make unpredictable. be should visit, a each placement to links just for
posted by carsonb at 3:24 AM on May 18, 2007


puke & cry: "There used to be a greasemonkey script that did this but it stopped working a while ago for some reason that I can't remember."

It's because Matt changed the flagging [!] to be a posted form which was a bit more difficult to haxify. It was right around the time he made the ajaxy favoriting, so I assumed ajaxy flagging was right around the corner and it wasn't worth my time to change the Greasemonkey.

Next pony: Please make a pogcast. kthx
posted by Plutor at 5:45 AM on May 18, 2007


I happen to know that Mr. Haughey gave a long hard look at a certain online petition and thereafter declared his intent to relocate the Metatalk link. You have not been disenfranchised.

What? An online petition actually worked?
posted by graventy at 6:07 AM on May 18, 2007


I asked for ajaxy flags almost a year ago and Mathowie spat in my face. Now some johnny come lately asks for it and he is all "right away guvner." I am so outta here as soon as I turn eighteen.
posted by ND¢ at 7:42 AM on May 18, 2007


Also, pogcast.
posted by ND¢ at 7:53 AM on May 18, 2007


No really, how's that Jabber server going?
posted by filmgeek at 8:52 AM on May 18, 2007


mr.crashdavis stole my joke.
posted by briank at 8:58 AM on May 18, 2007


So this is the place to heap praise for moving the metatalk link all the way to the right again? Hell yeah, all about that; lost track of how many times I misclicked there.

Seriously shouldn't be such a big deal, but I guess after several years of a far right click for serving up the day's drama change can me traumatic and hard to adapt to. I suppose kind of like when your parents get divorced but both live in the same town still. Sure you CAN easily go visit your dad but it's a hell of a lot more work than when he was just upstairs.

Oh, he IS in the same house but sleeping on the couch now? REGARDLESS. MY SECONDS ARE PRECIOUS.

Also, I hope this is the thread for overthinking things. I'm onboard with that too.
posted by Stunt at 7:41 PM on May 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


Wow, if anything else this thread really shows how people use the site differently. I think I've probably clicked on that MetaTalk link in the upper right about 5 times total in my life, if that. It's 95% through RSS and the other 5% through bookmarks for me. The fact that its order was disrupted didn't even register.
posted by Rhomboid at 8:03 PM on May 18, 2007


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