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August 14, 2007 9:03 AM   Subscribe

I know MetaFilter isn't a popularity contest, but just in case, I thought it'd be interesting to gather some stats on what percentage of certain users' posts/comments are favorited. Here is a completely unscientific sample.
posted by desjardins to MetaFilter-Related at 9:03 AM (378 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

My "methodology" - people who have used the site recently (i.e., not dropped off the face of the earth) with a relatively high post count (2000+) who seem to be well-known. I'm sure, being a relative n00b, that I've missed some big names.
posted by desjardins at 9:05 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Is that percentage of comments favorited, or just a ratio of total favorites to total comments?
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:06 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Oh, and each sheet is sorted on a different column. Sheet 1 - ratio, Sheet 2 - total posts/comments, Sheet 3 - favorites.

I don't know of a way to dynamically update this, so all numbers are as of this morning.
posted by desjardins at 9:07 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Can you label those spreadsheets?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:07 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


It looks like total contributions marked as a favorite by others, divided by a sum of total contributions (posts + comments across all sites).

woz or asavage would be like 10,000% I bet, since they make a few posts that everyone loves to death.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:08 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Ratio =(Posts + Comments)/Favorites

I didn't include music posts and comments since those are relatively few in number.
posted by desjardins at 9:08 AM on August 14, 2007 [4 favorites]


I have the formula backwards. I think you know what I meant.
*gets more coffee*
posted by desjardins at 9:10 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Oh, great. Not only does ikkyu have more favorites than I do, I didn't even get remembered for the spreadsheet. Now it'll be impossible for me to convince him I'm just as capable of world domination as he is. Sigh.
posted by occhiblu at 9:11 AM on August 14, 2007 [5 favorites]


oh I get it, it's the same thing sorted by whatever the yellow column is?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:13 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


This is cool. Thanks.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:14 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


If you did this for everyone, it would skew dramatically towards newer users - who joined after favoriting was added as a feature. Very few of us go back in the archives to favorite older comments or posts from users who have been here forever.
posted by yhbc at 9:14 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


If you did this for everyone, it would skew dramatically towards newer users

That's because newer users are better. So there. Meh.
posted by The World Famous at 9:18 AM on August 14, 2007 [10 favorites]


You left out some peeps.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:18 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


as long as my ratio is above you post 15k n00bs, that's all that matters.
posted by Stynxno at 9:19 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


I demand Prom Queen. I'm at 75%!

Wait, because I posted here, 74%!

And because I tooted my own horn, I lost favorites!

Dammit!
posted by robocop is bleeding at 9:19 AM on August 14, 2007 [7 favorites]


Point of my earlier question being that this doesn't really discriminate between 'hittiness' and 'consistency'—someone with a ton of favorites on every 50th comment vs. someone with one or two favorites on every second comment, for example. From a number-crunching perspective, it'd be interesting to see also the percentage of comments that receive any favorites at all, though figuring that out would be more complicated (or at least require more scraping), since you'd have to check each individual comment, though.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:19 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


certain users' posts/comments

Curious, how do you go about choosing "certain user's"?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:20 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Yeah, I know this isn't at all scientific. Obviously I missed some important people, and obviously this is going to skew towards n00bs because the more people on the site, the more potential favoriters/favoritees you have.
posted by desjardins at 9:22 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


This seems appropriate here.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:23 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Ewwwwww, Burnanistan, I did not need to see that.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:23 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Pastabagel wins MeFi!
posted by klangklangston at 9:24 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Also, though I enjoy topping the raw favorites list as presented, it really only underscores a significant omission.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:24 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Brandon, see my first post in this thread. Mostly going through some recent threads, also checking the contact lists of prominent people (e.g., Matt, stavros, etc) for people I've seen post recently. The list is subject to my own biases but I mean no offense to anyone.
posted by desjardins at 9:24 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


I will try and take care of the omissions as suggested later today.
posted by desjardins at 9:25 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


[this is bad]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:25 AM on August 14, 2007 [7 favorites]


Heh, cortex; I was just calculating jonson too. He's at 68%.
posted by yhbc at 9:27 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


I had relations with 18% of your moms while you guys were off at the prom.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 9:28 AM on August 14, 2007 [4 favorites]


18% of my mom is dead you assclown!
posted by Stynxno at 9:29 AM on August 14, 2007 [13 favorites]


Also, this doesn't include comments in AskMe marked as best answer.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:31 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


I know MetaFilter isn't a popularity contest, but just in case...

Very LOL-Worthy. Thanks for that.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 9:35 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


what stavros said.
posted by Hat Maui at 9:42 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


yhbc writes "If you did this for everyone, it would skew dramatically towards newer users"

Also it skews high for those people who have a high Post:Comment ratio. My Posts and questions almost always get favourited more than my comments.
posted by Mitheral at 9:42 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


OMG, it is SO a popularity contest
posted by poppo at 9:45 AM on August 14, 2007 [4 favorites]


Why is this interesting?

Not meant in the snarky way, but I'm finding this totally fascinating for some reason. It would be neat if it linked to the users or their favorites so you could see what makes Pastabagel and jonson so damn tasty.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:49 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


I have been favorited the most when you consider the total number of users which joined November 29, 2004 and whose map coordinates are Lat/Lon: 39.210218, -77.239729
posted by poppo at 9:49 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


I'm like 58%. Wow.
posted by nasreddin at 9:49 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


checking the contact lists of prominent people...

Obviously I missed some important people


Did you write that without giggling?
posted by justgary at 9:50 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


I miss rodii.
posted by Skot at 9:52 AM on August 14, 2007 [4 favorites]


I know MetaFilter isn't a popularity contest, but just in case

"Not to be rude/racist/sexist/whateverist or anything, BUT . . . . "
posted by jason's_planet at 9:52 AM on August 14, 2007 [4 favorites]


Problem: Skewing toward those intelligent, insightful noobs because the favorites system hasn't always been in place.
Possible Solution: Ignoring posts from before the favorites system was added.
Complication: Dismisses great posters from ye olde metafiltere.

Problem: Skewing toward those hot, sexy noobs because there are more people around nowadays adding favorites.
Possible Solution: Weight each favorite by the number of active users at the time it was favorited.
Complication: What is an active user?

Problem: Doesn't distinguish between hittiness and consistency.
Possible Solution: Ask a statistician. Probably something having to do with medians or standard deviations.
Complication: This solution makes me look dumb and regret sleeping through statistics classes in college.

Problem: The tehloki effect.
Mandated solution: for calculation purposes, assume all tehloki's favorites were assigned to me.
Complication: N/A. Foolproof.
posted by Riki tiki at 9:52 AM on August 14, 2007 [6 favorites]


If I understand this methodology, I'm at 116%. (Lower now, because of this comment.) I don't want to be prom king, but do I qualify for student council president? Secretary/treasurer? Chief hall monitor?

P.S. If we're giving out prizes, I need to know so I can stop making unpopular comments and lowering my ranking.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 9:53 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


I miss Skot.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:53 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Problem: Excessive concern with popularity on MetaFilter

Mandated Solution: Go outside
posted by kittens for breakfast at 9:55 AM on August 14, 2007 [6 favorites]


Not meant in the snarky way, but I'm finding this totally fascinating for some reason.

Me too. Why is Pastabagel's ratio so high? I don't see any huge clump of favorites on the first page or two; I assume it's back there somewhere?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:56 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


pardonyou? ... 4.3%

I think I'm having falshbacks to Junior High.
posted by pardonyou? at 9:56 AM on August 14, 2007 [4 favorites]


Why is this interesting?

Analytical views of organic behavior tend to fascinate the crap outta me. There's something about taking a statistical or anthropological stab at stuff like this that makes my cockles warm.

And I agree, plus qualification, with stavros: this would be a bad feature, but as a one off experiment I think it's neat.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:57 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Why is Pastabagel's ratio so high? I don't see any huge clump of favorites on the first page or two; I assume it's back there somewhere?

Look for the Mr. Rogers post. (Oh, and the fact that Pastabagel's pretty much awesome).
posted by pardonyou? at 9:58 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


So I'm not even, like, invited to the prom?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:00 AM on August 14, 2007 [4 favorites]


I'm with cortex, people + numbers = interesting.

Boredom + me = random experiments like this.
posted by desjardins at 10:02 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


stavrosthewonderchicken writes "[this is bad]"

You're just jealous because I'm 3 points up on you.
posted by Bugbread at 10:03 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Ambrosia, I looked at your profile, but you're under the 2000 post mark yet. Go argue with dirtynumbangelboy some more. ;)
posted by desjardins at 10:04 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


This sort of stuff really annoys me. If you even bother to think about problems like the one Riki Tiki posted (and there are many more) then you realize how little it means. Any stats/math geek worth their salt would be ashamed to present data like this.

You might as well produce a random list of users and then proclaim that these are the "best" according to a secret algorithm you are not ready to reveal. It would have the same effect.
posted by vacapinta at 10:05 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


"I was just calculating jonson ..."

Do you do that with your right hand or your left?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:08 AM on August 14, 2007 [4 favorites]


Okay, my mistake. I'll be tearing it up at the 8th Grade Sadie Hawkins Dance, then!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:09 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


This also skews heavily towards people who happen to post very early in threads. Posting a silly pun as the 4th comment will garner you a ton more favorites than posting a well-thought-out argument as the 54th comment.
posted by googly at 10:09 AM on August 14, 2007 [4 favorites]


To win, you need to only post FPPs. Probably easiest to do Ask questions, since useful ones tend to get favorited by someone.

Trying to be clever in comments isn't a winning strategy.
posted by smackfu at 10:10 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


In these two comments, Pastabagel has over 500 favorites. Following on after that (see for yourself!) are a series of comments with two-digit favorite counts. All told, that's 1082 favorite from just the twenty most favorited things in their history. I'd describe that as decidedly "hitty".

It's likely that those two 200+ comments were both sidebarred, which explodes the visibility of a post or comment.

Given that and the relative newness of the account (so that Pastabagel's prolific commenting pace nonetheless hasn't had time to push them over into the sort of total-comment-count territory of a cortex or a jonmc or an amberglow), the high ratio isn't all that mysterious.

And this is where the question of hittiness vs. consistency gets interesting: how does the list change when a comment that gets one fave counts for as much as one that gets fifty or two hundred? Would Pastabagel's profile, for example, still top the list, or fall in among the normies as it were?
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:11 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


94%. Yeesh. I gotta go make some shitty, useless comments to bring that down a bit.
posted by Pope Guilty at 10:12 AM on August 14, 2007 [6 favorites]


Uh, so that list is non-normies?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:19 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Bah, who goes to the prom anyway. Bunch'a popular kids drinkin' in the parking lot. Whatever. No, I wasn't asked, why do you ask?
posted by desuetude at 10:20 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Any time I'm tempted to think that favorites mean anything, I remind myself that my most favorited comment ever was when I told some guy, in AskMe no less, that his cat was a dick.
posted by nanojath at 10:21 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


MetaFilter: Trying to be clever in comments isn't a winning strategy.
What?
posted by yhbc at 10:21 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


You might as well produce a random list of users and then proclaim that these are the "best" according to a secret algorithm you are not ready to reveal. It would have the same effect.

Yeah basically. Also, did you know that favorites can be added and deleted at any time? Tomorrow, these rankings will be worthless! Grar!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:22 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


I didn't include music posts and comments since those are relatively few in number.

Music posts tend to get a lot more love than other posts though, so this will skew the results heavily for musicians (alright: mostly Cortex) who have had a hit song or two.
posted by cardboard at 10:24 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Any survey that doesn't include me is inherently unscientific.
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:25 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


94%. Yeesh. I gotta go make some shitty, useless comments to bring that down a bit.

1 user marked this as a favorite:
contraption August 14, 2007 1:20 PM


Nooooooooo! Stop that!
posted by Pope Guilty at 10:26 AM on August 14, 2007 [10 favorites]


Music posts tend to get a lot more love than other posts though, so this will skew the results heavily for musicians (alright: mostly Cortex) who have had a hit song or two.

Not too heavily, in this case; note that desjardins didn't exclude* favorites on music posts (they're just using raw fave totals), but rather excluded the count of comments and posts in Music—which, for most users, is a small if not negligable portion of their total posting volume.

*Does anyone else try to write "disclude" on a regular basis?
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:29 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


So basically you could really just boil the contest down to a single stat: Number of times side barred:
Pastabagel: 2
Others: 1
General population: 0
posted by poppo at 10:31 AM on August 14, 2007 [4 favorites]


Having a pastabagel for a prom king is a very endearing thought, tho. Especially if you dress it up in a small cape and a crown!
posted by soundofsuburbia at 10:31 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


That's the point, cortex: you have around, I don't know... at least 400 favorites for songs you've posted, and a 2656 favorite total on the spreadsheet. Excluding those 400+ favorites drops your ratio from 25% to 21.5%, which is a significant source of error.

Not that anyone really cares in this case, but I thought I'd point it out.

I also do not ever try to use the word disclude.
posted by cardboard at 10:37 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


*Does anyone else try to write "disclude" on a regular basis?

No. And I'm considering getting "discomfort" tattooed on my forehead, or at least the back of my hand, so that I could wave it* around every time someone starts stumbling through any variation of "uncomfortableness," "uncomfortability," or "discomfortablitiness."

*My hand or my forehead. Either one.
posted by occhiblu at 10:37 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Ratio Bus-Plunging - Please Send Favorites
posted by Mister_A at 10:43 AM on August 14, 2007 [4 favorites]


Inductees into the Hall of Discluders: folktrash [commentary by KiloHeavy], edgeways, and dewelch (who also uses "exclude" in that comment). Welcome, brethren and sistren!
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:56 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


This also skews heavily towards people who happen to post very early in threads not have lives.

And I say this as a person who is very often the first to post in a thread.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 11:06 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


*crunches own numbers*
*cries*

Problem: Skewing toward those hot, sexy noobs because there are more people around nowadays adding favorites.
Possible Solution: Weight each favorite by the number of active users at the time it was favorited.



It also skews towards noobs because of all the oldtimers have comments made before favorites were even implemented. And the likelihood of someone going back and favoriting something from ancient history is pretty low.
posted by juv3nal at 11:12 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Hey thanks for this, and I appreciate the inclusion, but since when I am even relatively well known? Man, i should start bringing my mefi celebrity ass to the nyc meetups!
posted by shmegegge at 11:13 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


52.13%, excluding this.
posted by four panels at 11:14 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Biased against those with a long posting history priort to the introduction of favorites.
posted by nthdegx at 11:16 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Also, suck it stavros.
posted by shmegegge at 11:16 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


In these two comments, Pastabagel has over 500 favorites.

Yes, but Cortex, those were two of the best comments ever on MetaFilter.

Now, where is the comment about how to dispose of a body?
posted by caddis at 11:16 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


How many men you killed?
posted by kosem at 11:16 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


hmm, wiki to the rescue, but only 144 favorites
posted by caddis at 11:19 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


The love you give is equal to the love you receive.

(Which is why my MeFi/MeTa comment ratio tends to hover around 1, I guess.)
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 11:19 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


I agree with stavrosthewonderchicken.
posted by longbaugh at 11:21 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


scarabic's corpse advice: Jun, 2004
Favorites go live: May, 2006

Considering that, scarabic's 144 favorites is actually pretty impressive.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:31 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


I want an anti-favorites option.

I think it should at least give people the choice of being anonymous, and should also give anyone on the receiving end the choice of whether or not to allow everyone else to see their total negatives.

I have a feeling I annoy some other members quite a bit; one person recently expressed a desire to anti-favorite one of my answers, as I recall, and I would really like to know just how much I'm rubbing people the wrong way (not that this has ever stopped me in the past, or would here and now, necessarily).

I'm not sure, but I think the global effects of such a system would be positive. In the case of AskMe, I think it could be very helpful to the Asker in evaluating the answers, and in the case of MetaFilter, it might reduce the cussing which dilutes the discussing so badly in some of the more interesting threads .
posted by jamjam at 11:34 AM on August 14, 2007 [5 favorites]


On the serious, however, I go back and forth about whether MeFi is better off with favorites or if favorites have changed the dynamic so much that favoriteseeking is a primary motivator for a lot of people.

On the one hand, it's nice to get favorites. It's nice when people LOL and let you know or think that you've made an interesting and thought-provoking point or a resource-laden post to return to. Perhaps, even, it's nice in a way when you've pissed someone off so much that they stalk you by favoriting your screeds, adding your name to a Buscemian "People to Kill" list. Favorites undeniably encourage wit and good posts.

On the other, it used to be nice to favorite something the old-fashioned way, by linking to their comment and saying, effectively "GREAT!" "LOL" "Good point!" or the rarer fantasto-flag. We've lost a little bit of that, but by the same token, there are less non-comment "stavros FTW" throwaways. Plus, there is often an unacceptable level of favoritehunting hobaggery. Does it outweigh the benefits? Unklar.

I am by no means an old-timer, but I lurked and commented through the pre-favorites era and there is a v. strange disconnect between post-favoriting n00bs [NOT, BTW, N00BIST] and those who were here back in the day, when MetaFilter was made of wood and powered by steam.

Favorites are inextricably bound now into the fabric of the site and for better or worse, have taken over for a lot of people. I like them, but I get a wee bit uncomfortable sometimes to hear people treat them as though they are the be all and the end all of MeFi, or some kind of quality yardstick, merit badge or anything other than what they are: a nice little validating/bookmarking device that's a relatively new feature of an old site with a long history and pre-favoriting culture.
posted by kosem at 11:36 AM on August 14, 2007 [5 favorites]


oh wow, I just realized my "suck it stavros." comment might be seen as mean spirited, and some kind of reply to his [this is bad] thing. It's not meant that way at all. I was trying to point out that I'm just ahead of him in the list as compiled by ratio. it was all in fun, I swear.
posted by shmegegge at 11:36 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


I'm no historian, but I'm pretty sure four panels was a shingle-sucking idiot long before Favorites were introduced to the MetaVerse.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 4:53 PM on July 31


Unscientifically, looks like Alvy's at 22.84%.
posted by four panels at 11:40 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Good lord, I just discovered that my most favorited thing ever, even more than all those great posts, is this comment: 66 favorites! What is wrong with you people??
posted by languagehat at 11:42 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


If you take out music, that kinda messes up my percentage. Which I am VERY CONCERNED ABOUT.
posted by ORthey at 11:43 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Also, suck it stavros. In this sense, needless to say.
posted by languagehat at 11:44 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


I've never seen a list that miguel wasnt top of before - this is like some sort of new era, or something.
posted by sgt.serenity at 11:45 AM on August 14, 2007 [4 favorites]


Don't be coy, languagehat. Cockbuckets are the "Freebird" of favoritehunters.
posted by kosem at 11:47 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Suck it, shmeggege.

What is wrong with you people??

Cocks, buckets both funny; bucks of cocks moreso; any of the above used in a pithy allegory = unrefined win ore.

Also, suck it.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:47 AM on August 14, 2007 [4 favorites]


BUCKS OF COCKS <---- totally on purpose
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:50 AM on August 14, 2007 [5 favorites]


you know, I just checked out my most popular favorites, after reading this thread, to see what might have contributed most to my piddling ratio. I've discovered the secret formula to accruing favorites. Since my top five most favorited comments all begin the same way, I think it's perfectly and infallibly clear that the best way to accrue favorites is to begin a comment with the phrase "you know."

Judging by my sixth most favorited comment the second best way to accrue favorites is to make a reference to A Confederacy of Dunces.
posted by shmegegge at 11:51 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]



Music posts tend to get a lot more love than other posts though, so this will skew the results heavily for musicians (alright: mostly Cortex) who have had a hit song or two.
posted by cardboard

That's alright, we are only in it for the money.
posted by micayetoca at 11:51 AM on August 14, 2007 [4 favorites]


I really hate this kind of crap. My love for metafilter is unquantifiable.
posted by frecklefaerie at 11:59 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


And I just don't care whether or not metafilter loves me back. The feelings are JUST THAT PURE.
posted by frecklefaerie at 11:59 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Music posts tend to get a lot more love than other posts though, so this will skew the results heavily for musicians (alright: mostly Cortex) who have had a hit song or two.

I suggest a series of "sales threshholds" for MeFi music based on favorites:

Diamond: 100+ favorites
Platinum: 80-99 favorites
Gold: 60-79 favorites
Silver: 40-59 favorites
posted by ORthey at 12:02 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


cortex, I didn't realize how recent the favorites feature was. That certainly skews things.
posted by desjardins at 12:09 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


If you want to bother with this popularity contest bullshit you could have at least done a good job on it. As it is now, I don't know why you wasted your time half-assing it.
posted by puke & cry at 12:18 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Your calculations are incorrect.
posted by ND¢ at 12:19 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


skews you.
posted by Mister_A at 12:19 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


I love the fact that someone has apparently gone through and favorited every comment in this thread. (Except for one by shmegegge...what did you do?)
posted by emd3737 at 12:31 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


It's in really bad taste for people with higher "fave" rates than me to toot their horns about it publicly.
posted by Mister_A at 12:33 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Add Hermitosis to the spreadsheet! He's up there!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:40 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


I love the fact that someone has apparently gone through and favorited every comment in this thread.

davey_darling you WHORE! I thought you loved my comments.

::loses erection::
posted by kosem at 12:43 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Aww, man, I'm not even on the list. I better get busy.

MEET-UP AT MY PLACE EVERYONE!!!!! I'll pay for everything!!!

(Excluding travel to Montana.)

posted by The Deej at 12:50 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


desjardins, I keep hitting refresh on those docs and they're not updating! I sent you the $5 like you said for updates, what's the problem?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 12:51 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


But... I'm your favorite lurker, right?
posted by Haruspex at 12:54 PM on August 14, 2007 [4 favorites]


you guys aren't favoriting my comments enough : P
posted by amberglow at 12:55 PM on August 14, 2007 [4 favorites]


how about a thing showing our ratio of favoriting others' comments and posts?
posted by amberglow at 12:56 PM on August 14, 2007 [5 favorites]


Would be neat to see this for the whole site. Would be neat to see crazy stats for all kinds of things on this whole site.

God I love statistics. And Fonts. I love fonts.

No wonder I'm single.
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 1:00 PM on August 14, 2007 [4 favorites]


Put the ego down and step away from the machine. Having a high favourites to post ratio doesn't make you special or anything like that. It's all about how many linked users think you're cool that matters*.


*it's not that either. At least, that's what I'm saying because I hardly have any. < ----not an invitation btw./small>
posted by longbaugh at 1:00 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


I just wanted to pop in and say this is a horribly shallow display of vanity. Shame on every one of you.

Now somebody favorite this for me so my percentage doesn't get all fucked up.
posted by The Straightener at 1:00 PM on August 14, 2007 [5 favorites]


Cocks, buckets both funny; bucks of cocks moreso; any of the above used in a pithy allegory = unrefined win ore.

Bucketry of the Penis?
posted by davey_darling at 1:03 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


You know which comment of mine deserved more favorites?

this one. It was funny.

Yeah, that's right. I'm calling you all out for not sufficiently favoriting my comments.

You got a problem with that?
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 1:06 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


JKF: I think this one beat you to the (pun)ch..
posted by davey_darling at 1:12 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Judging by my sixth most favorited comment the second best way to accrue favorites is to make a reference to A Confederacy of Dunces.

Any version of the "I work with poor people" post is good for at least six or seven. I figured that out early and have been hammering the shit out of it ever since. I figure I'll flog that horse until the awards get handed out and then let everyone know that I'm really a corporate attorney from Westport.
posted by The Straightener at 1:15 PM on August 14, 2007 [4 favorites]


Bastard! You're right.

Okay, well, THAT one deserves more favorites then. Get to it.

(I'm fair, at least)
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 1:17 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Mayor Peace Love and Unity has a 130% ratio. But I'm sure he's humble about it.
posted by Mayor Curley at 1:17 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Wait, is this the list for free favorites today? Where do I sign up for notification for that, is it on fatwallet.com or something?
posted by 1f2frfbf at 1:19 PM on August 14, 2007 [4 favorites]


I know MetaFilter isn't a popularity contest, but just in case...

I know this bowl of mashed potatoes isn't a compatible receptacle, but just in case...
posted by prostyle at 1:20 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Don't be coy, languagehat. Cockbuckets are the "Freebird" of favoritehunters.

Cocks, buckets both funny; bucks of cocks moreso; any of the above used in a pithy allegory = unrefined win ore.


Whatev. Random insults involving the word "cock" which then become a MeFi meme to be trotted out ad nauseam for cheap laughs are soooo 2006.
posted by cockwaffle at 1:25 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]



You know which comment of mine deserved more favorites?

this one. It was funny.


I did, back when you made it.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 1:35 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


I would also like to thank desjardins for killing Metafilter. It was fun, for awhile.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 1:36 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Oh yeah, the other guy beat you to it. No favorite for you.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 1:37 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


I think I'd feel cheap if I got favorited just for showing up in a thread. It seems so, I don't know, common.
posted by Floydd at 1:43 PM on August 14, 2007 [4 favorites]


I know MetaFilter isn't a popularity contest, but just in case,

in case... it actually secretly is a popularity contest?

it's whatever you make it. so it's more of a popularity contest now. I was not sure favorites were a good idea when they started, but I was definitely pleased the first time someone favorited something of mine. Still, over time, like nanojath above, I was sometimes disappointed by which comments of mine received attention, and which ones seemed to pass by unnoticed. Now I try to pay attention to who likes something I say, and go check out their comments, rather than just checking in on numbers.

And if you're still bothered by a small ratio, when no one sees how brilliant your insight is, just think like Nietzsche and claim you're writing for the future, you're ahead of your time... though of course Nietzsche was always fighting with his publisher about why he wasn't selling more in the present, too. Everyone wants to be loved, even Nietzsche.
posted by mdn at 1:50 PM on August 14, 2007 [4 favorites]


You would swim all the way from Alcatraz to Kizmiaz.
posted by Sailormom at 1:52 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]



I think I'd feel cheap if I got favorited just for showing up in a thread. It seems so, I don't know, common.


What a transparent ploy to get favorited.
You know you like to be made to feel cheap.
posted by juv3nal at 1:54 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


posted by ORthey I suggest a series of "sales threshholds" for MeFi music based on favorites:

Diamond: 100+ favorites
Platinum: 80-99 favorites
Gold: 60-79 favorites
Silver: 40-59 favorites


Or maybe after you have been here 5 years and your favorite-to-post ratio is higher than 95%, you're allowed to self-link.
posted by fandango_matt at 1:54 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


You should all be impressed with me that I have so few favorites. I could have more, but I'm respectable.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 2:23 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


*bites tongue*
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:29 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


I'm touched. My ego is swooning and swelling with... wait, what's the opposite of pride?

Shame? Yeah, that's it! Thanks!

*goes outside*
posted by loquacious at 2:31 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


*bites tongue*

Whose?
posted by dersins at 2:35 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Whose?

And for just $19.95/mo, you can see the whole thing!

All major credit cards accepted.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:37 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


That's cheaper than town!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 2:40 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Wait. It's not a popularity contest?

Shit.

(can I has my five dollarses back? oknevermindthnxbye)
posted by rtha at 2:42 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


you know, a confederacy of dunces should have buckets of cocks in it. And, you know, whatever pastabagel said.
posted by misha at 3:10 PM on August 14, 2007 [4 favorites]


(it's perfect that every single comment here is favorited)
posted by amberglow at 3:12 PM on August 14, 2007 [5 favorites]


Free favorites for everyone! (Assuming davey keeps it up)

Of course, now that I've said this I will be the only one that gets skipped...
posted by langeNU at 3:14 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


I
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:15 PM on August 14, 2007 [7 favorites]


NEED
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:15 PM on August 14, 2007 [7 favorites]


MORE
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:15 PM on August 14, 2007 [7 favorites]


FAVORITES
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:15 PM on August 14, 2007 [7 favorites]


this totally omits velocity. i gained over 100 "favorited by others" in the 7 days beginning July 26. at this rate, yer all toast.
posted by quonsar at 3:26 PM on August 14, 2007 [4 favorites]


I have only quality favourites from the discerning and thus they are more valuable than the bent-penny approval tossed your way by the unwashed hordes. Conversely, those of my comments that weren't favourited were just far too deep and insightful for the plebs to grasp without the benefit of course notes.
posted by Abiezer at 3:28 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Random insults involving the word "cock" which then become a MeFi meme to be trotted out ad nauseam for cheap laughs are soooo 2006

...cuz "cunts in hats" is teh new hotness
posted by BitterOldPunk at 3:33 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


I am going to make my own spreadsheets now that I know this is just an elaborately disguised baseball pool.
posted by srboisvert at 3:36 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Favorites. Pshh. Who needs 'em!
posted by jonson at 3:38 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


You, obviously.
posted by item at 3:41 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


...cuz "cunts in hats" is teh new hotness

Only if it resurfaces as an actual username, my friend.

Because having $5 to throw away is teh REAL new hotness.
posted by cockwaffle at 3:47 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


I save all my best comments for youtube.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 3:53 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


*ahem*
posted by Wolfdog at 3:55 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Hey, can we see the stats with tehloki's favorites omitted?
posted by loquacious at 3:56 PM on August 14, 2007 [4 favorites]


Homosexuals are an unnatural creation.
posted by item at 3:57 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Hitler was a good, right man.
posted by item at 3:58 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


George W. Bush should be allowed to serve as long as we're still at war.
posted by item at 3:58 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


...waits for favorites...
posted by item at 3:58 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Last week I had 100 favorites. It was a nice round number. I was hoping it would stop there. And the 100th favorite was from ColdChef! It was perfect!

Then chundo had to go and fuck it all up and push me to 101.

I knew I should have just quit commenting.
posted by eyeballkid at 4:01 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Aaaaaaannnnnnnnddddddd scene!
posted by item at 4:02 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


and now to begin work on my favorites mefites until they, too, are on that list. I WILL SKEW YOUR GRAPH I SWEAR IT! *dives into the archives*
posted by Tennyson D'San at 4:03 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


GODDAMNIT STOP FAVORITING ME.
posted by eyeballkid at 4:06 PM on August 14, 2007 [5 favorites]


Apparently, it's Everybody Gets a Trophy Day.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 4:07 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Random insults involving the word "cock"

You fucking rooster.



Wait... I think I did that wrong.
posted by quin at 4:11 PM on August 14, 2007 [4 favorites]


Apparently, it's Everybody Gets a Trophy Day.

Because if everyone is special, then no one is.
posted by quin at 4:14 PM on August 14, 2007 [4 favorites]


I am comforted by the fact that altho I never made it to the list, I did have a comment favorited by #1 once.
posted by konolia at 4:21 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Hey, I said something funny earlier in the thread and it only got two favorites. Wasn't this the favorite giveaway queue?
posted by micayetoca at 4:25 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


It was only recently that I realized how fucking pointless it is to actually care about favorites. I posted a single link to a NY Times article and got 157 favorites out of it. Then I spent an hour painstakingly researching and crafting a multi-link post about the giant crystals in the Naica mine in Mexico and got 12 favorites.

So now I realize two things:

1. There's no accounting for taste.
2. There's never any accounting for taste.
posted by dersins at 4:26 PM on August 14, 2007 [4 favorites]


hey, i need a few favorites over here.
posted by andywolf at 4:26 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


I can't decide if I should be distressed by the Zimbabwean inflation of favorites in this thread or just happy that I'm profiting from mi parte della cosa nostra grigia. If anybody in the blue axes, you just say dey fell offa truck, capice?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 4:31 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Careful, davey_darling, you're going to run out at this rate.
posted by Pope Guilty at 4:39 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


I've posted one FPP in the blue, which was favorited 22 times. Do I win?
posted by Lucinda at 4:42 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


You
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:43 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Don't
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:43 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Need
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:43 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


More
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:43 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Favorites
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:43 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Hai gusy wuts goin on in dis thread?
posted by lazaruslong at 4:49 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Leave it to mefites to ruin a perfectly good statistical survey waste of a morning.
posted by desjardins at 4:58 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


Spoiler Alert --->                                                                                                                                                                                                                 You die.  
posted by quin at 5:02 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


Less than 3%?

Goddammit. I either have to become funnier or smarter.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 5:52 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


It's really sad to post a comment in this thread just to pick up some cheap favorites.
posted by brain_drain at 5:55 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


It's really sad to post a comment in this thread just to pick up some cheap favorites.
posted by brain_drain at 5:55 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


I mean it.
posted by brain_drain at 5:55 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


You... favorite-whores!
posted by The Deej at 5:59 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


Every one of you.
posted by The Deej at 6:00 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


I gave cortex a real favorite for the "bucks of cocks" thing because he could have just changed his earlier comment, but he didn't.

It's all about the integrity, man.
posted by yhbc at 6:29 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


Favorite this post or we'll shoot the dog.
posted by docpops at 6:34 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Please don't favorite this comment.
posted by b1tr0t at 6:35 PM on August 14, 2007 [7 favorites]


[NOT RECYCLIST]
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:41 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


Anyone who favorites this comment gets a high quality picture of my boobies.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:48 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


My dear sweet boobies.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:49 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


It was only recently that I realized how fucking pointless it is to actually care about favorites. I posted a single link to a NY Times article and got 157 favorites out of it.

I thought about posting that article, too. I hate you.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:55 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


Random observation: I tend to favourite comments in the blue to make them stand out (useful follow-up, relevant background, clever snark, etc.). This thread is an appropriate example of how indiscriminate favouriting makes for mushy reading.

Mushy, mushy reading.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:02 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


Mr. The Deej, you are my favorite favorite-whore.

But not a favorited favorite-whore. Yet. Just wait until tehloki comes back.
posted by Tehanu at 7:06 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


man, i wish it were possible to favorite someone's favoriting, like when it's all intentionally insincere, sarcastic favoriting. for instance, say, anytime someone favorites wendell -- that's when metafilter's true sarcastic spirit shines.
posted by Hat Maui at 7:26 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


*proceeds to suck it*
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:27 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


I just wanna thank God, and my moms, and my manager, and mathowie, for making this all possible. I love you all!

Signed,

34.7%
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:31 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


in zimbabwe nobody knows about the tin shear fish in your box turtle pants.
posted by quonsar at 7:31 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


well hey, as long as they're being distributed.
posted by casarkos at 7:35 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


BTW, desjardins, I notice there's no horizontal line in your chart dividing cortex and The Deej.

Hmmm...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:36 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


If 8 people favorite this comment I'll be at 100%.

TIA.
posted by Poolio at 7:40 PM on August 14, 2007 [4 favorites]


flapjax - looks OK to me in Firefox. Kinda weird in IE7, but I still see a line.
posted by desjardins at 7:44 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


*does his best to include the most popular mefi search strings*

COCKWAFFLE
LOQUACIOUS
EPONYSTERICAL
LIBERTARIAN
CHRIST
WHAT
AN
ASSHOLE
posted by tehloki at 7:45 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


O God! I'm sandwiched between cortex and jessamyn! There are SO many jokes about which way to face I can't narrow it down to just one.
posted by The Deej at 7:47 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


Oh, so close. No "buckets".
posted by yhbc at 7:47 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


I'm only posting in here so those three guys doing all the favoriting can get my comment too.

/favoritewhoring
posted by IronLizard at 7:53 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


Mr. The Deej, you are my favorite favorite-whore.

But not a favorited favorite-whore. Yet. Just wait until tehloki comes back.
posted by Tehanu


Thanks, Tehanu. But if I am a favorite-whore for wanting to get favorites, what is tehloki, who delights in giving them? Favorite-bitch? Favorite-pimp? Favorite-john? Huh? Dis I axe you.
posted by The Deej at 8:00 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


holyshitfuck! why lord, why did i miss this opportunity to write a whole bunch of totally crap comments & have people favourite them all willy-nilly?
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:01 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


must
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:03 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


harvest
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:03 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


fave-
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:03 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


our-
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:04 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


it
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:04 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


e
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:04 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


s
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:04 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


!
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:04 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


flapjax - looks OK to me in Firefox. Kinda weird in IE7, but I still see a line

Browsers are weird. It ain't there in Safari. Or, hell, maybe it just couldn't make it to Japan!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:04 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


*gasp* - god, isn't there some kinda script that can fill this thread with junk for me?
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:05 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


*gasp* - god, isn't there some kinda script that can fill this thread with junk for me?

As opposed to you filling it with junk manually?

/I'm now in need of 7 more favorites to reach 100%
posted by Poolio at 8:11 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Only if you don't comment again before then.

So, have you stopped fucking your sister, or not?
posted by yhbc at 8:17 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


So, have you stopped fucking your sister, or not?

I will not dignify this question with an answer... unless you promise to favorite it.

/Back to needing 8 favorites for 100%
posted by Poolio at 8:24 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


* rolls up sleeves *

if anybody wants me, i'll be off in the green asking questions along the lines of:

- cheap, tasty & healthy meals you can cook in under ten minutes?

- snippets of wisdom for newlyweds, teenagers, graduates, divorcees, widows, parents, newborns, etc? (one question for each demographic)

- book recommendations by subject, country, genre etc?

- awesome things to do to awesomify one's life?
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:27 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


Ooo shit, you weren't kidding.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:40 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


Very few of us go back in the archives to favorite older comments or posts from users who have been here forever.

There's gold in them thar archives. The example that comes quickest to mined.

In fact, I recommend everyone should take an evening and review everything I've posted to the MetaFilter Universe. Your favorite is bound to be in there somewhere. I mean, they're few and somewhat far between, but you don't get stuff like tv-links or sex-swing tattoo tributes to K-Fed on a daily basis. Oh, wait... And who doesn't want to know what to do if you're poop's blue? (The bathroom connundrums don't end there, either! [Nor the dick jokes]) Or who painted that one version of Judith killing Holofernes? Bookcrossing is huge! Just Coffee should be huge! Even the MetaTalks are kinda fun sometimes....And to think, friends, there's not very much more!
posted by carsonb at 8:42 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


"Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad"
posted by ericb at 8:48 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


Ooo shit, you weren't kidding.

UbuRoivas wins the thread.
posted by desjardins at 8:50 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


Ooo shit, you weren't kidding.

Yeh, I had my next question ready to go, too, but I'd forgotten about the one week time-limit.

It's not as if my question is completely spurious. There are some great answers already! *yum!* ~ a bit of a win-win, really.
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:50 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


For the person who asked what tehloki was upthread, he's that guy who favorites all over town without calling the next day.
posted by tehloki at 9:00 PM on August 14, 2007 [7 favorites]


Fuck. Now just to keep up with UbuRoivas I'm going to have to post a question about whether Dr. Who could beat the Corinthian from Neil Gaiman's Sandman novels in a battle to the death. For a book I'm considering writing, of course.
posted by jonson at 9:02 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


he's that guy who favorites all over town without calling the next day.

Myah, calling the next day's overrated anyway.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:16 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


But if I am a favorite-whore for wanting to get favorites, what is tehloki, who delights in giving them?

Deej, he's the Don Juan of favorites.

If you like him, he's the happy person who's generous with his favorites and who sees the value in people's comments when others miss it and pass them by.

If you don't like him, he's the bastard who doesn't call the next day (as he admits above) and is off favoriting other people while you delude yourself into thinking what you two have is special.

Either way, we all get favorites and get to have a good time. Until the heartbreak in the morning...
posted by Tehanu at 9:27 PM on August 14, 2007 [4 favorites]


UbuRoivas: And I innocently and in good faith posted an excellent and simple red potato and olive salad recipe.

I feel so soiled.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 9:32 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


Favorite-slut.
posted by The Deej at 9:32 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


I have a problem. When I come across a comment with more than ten favorites, I feel compelled to favorite myself.

I just want to be loved!
posted by graventy at 9:34 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


..."cockwaffle....hee hee hee hee hee!"
posted by Lynsey at 9:42 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


I'm going to have to post a question about whether Dr. Who could beat the Corinthian from Neil Gaiman's Sandman novels in a battle to the death.

The first Corinthian or the second? And who is Dr. Who? Are you referring to The Doctor?
posted by eyeballkid at 9:42 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


Will I get banned if I write a script to automatically favorite everything? I mean, like every comment and every thread at once.
posted by chlorus at 9:55 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


I will never be on the A list. *sigh*
posted by croutonsupafreak at 9:56 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


I will send you a certificate of bannination in the mail, even, chlorus.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:06 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


So, uh...from a point of quantifying contribution, could you try stealing an idea from academia (where favorites are called "citations") and use an h-index for favorites?

You'd have an h-index of n if you have n comments with n favorites each. For example, Pastabagel has a h-index of 18, cortex has an h-index of 17, and desjardins has an h-index of 8.

It's pretty easy to calculate, go to Favorites-->Popular under "View all activity", and count down the comments one by one until your count is the less than or equal to the number of favorites--then you have at least that many comments favorited that many times or more.

Just a thought.
posted by Upton O'Good at 10:16 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


BitterOldPunk : I feel so soiled.

Yeah, but like me, you didn't make the list. So we can continue to plot our evil machinations in private, without the kind of scrutiny that being publicly identified brings.

On Mefi we lose, in destroying the world... two steps closer, my friend.
posted by quin at 10:16 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


BitterOldPunk: If it makes you feel any better, I'll ensure that yours will be the very first recipe I try, even before I do web-goddesses duck fat recipe.

It could be the Latvian in me, but I honestly find potatoes to be the queen of all foods, especially in the cooler months (it's technically still winter here). So simple, so filling, so cheap, so easy to augment with dairy products!
posted by UbuRoivas at 10:17 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


Oh, and desjardins - did you steal the idea for your analysis from this comment of mine in the recent tehloki thread?
posted by UbuRoivas at 10:23 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


WTF?
posted by Samuel Farrow at 10:27 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


FTW?

Fuck The What? not 'For The Win'.
posted by quin at 10:32 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


This is only a test:

Bucket of cocks.

You can return to your regular programming.
posted by madamjujujive at 10:39 PM on August 14, 2007 [7 favorites]


When you post your comment is significant. If it is at the end of the thread you are much less likely to accumulate favorites. Therefore people who constantly surf metafilter are more likely to get favorited than those who read in batches at the end of the day.
posted by BrotherCaine at 10:46 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


.
posted by iamkimiam at 11:05 PM on August 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


I'll see your Bucket of cocks, madamjujujive and raise you a Bag of dicks.
posted by Poolio at 11:33 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


When you post your comment is significant. If it is at the end of the thread you are much less likely to accumulate favorites. Therefore people who constantly surf metafilter are more likely to get favorited than those who read in batches at the end of the day.

It's true that you need to get in early, BrotherCaine - as people tend to wear out their urge to favourite within the first 20 or so comments (and probably tend to only skim the remainder of the thread, anyway) - but it's not as simple as just "constantly surfing".

From a downunder perspective, our mornings are busy mefi times (aligning with US afternoons & evenings), but our afternoons are pretty damn quiet. I could surf all I like in the afternoon & there are precious few posts to get in on early. In order to get in early on a to-be popular thread, I find I need to check the site at around 7am, when I have my first coffee of the day. That seems to be about the peak US time for posting & browsing.

Aside from that, you fail to distinguish between favourites for posts, questions, comments & the MeTa subcategory of comments. People like jonson & nickyskye I think tend to have their blue posts favourited a lot. Others ask a lot of popular questions in the green (ask something simple that everybody could find useful, and you've instantly got up to 100 faves). I think most of my faves are for comments in the blue. Some people just hang out in the grey & jump in on shitfights - I rarely have much success there. Finally, you get the freaks like robocop_is_bleeding & loquacious, who are just so well-written and/or funny that they can attract 50+ for a single quality comment. Different again, TPS & grumblebee seem to have a high hit-rate from giving great advice on the green. So, well, it's all quite different, depending on where peoples focuses, interests & talents lie.
posted by UbuRoivas at 11:45 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Somebody should have told me that MetaFilter isn't a popularity contest. That way I could just let it all hang out instead of trying to put on "The Angry Intellectual Named Avenger Show" every day.

*farts*
posted by Avenger at 11:55 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


I'm only posting in this thread because it appears that the serial favoriters have stopped. Otherwise it's like picking up Mardi Gras beads from off the ground.
posted by SassHat at 11:55 PM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


What, you weren't gonna show us your boobs?
posted by tehloki at 12:01 AM on August 15, 2007 [3 favorites]


Favorites:

Fruit: kumquat

Color: pink

City: Seoul

Number: 8

Guitarist: Kevin Drumm

Cereal: All-Bran

Furniture: shelf

Hand: right

Organ: kidney

Organ (other kind): Hammond B-3

Poet: George Oppen

Artist: Gordon Matta-Clarke

Airline: Singapore Air

Condiment: salsa

Bakery in Portland, Oregon: Pearl

Movie: Andrei Rublev

Sibling: Brother

Non-sibling relative: undecided

Dead President: James Garfield

Trumpeter: Bill Dixon / Greg Kelley (TIE)

Roches Song: Mr. Sellack

Thing currently in my pocket: pink lighter
posted by Joseph Gurl at 12:15 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


Note to self: have ThePinkSuperhero gitmo'd first.
posted by orthogonality at 12:29 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


Ubu, I in no way meant to trivialize the genius of those who get favorited a lot. I'm just saying that between equally clever comment writers (as opposed to posters) being up or down thread is a factor.
posted by BrotherCaine at 12:54 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


Agree entirely, BrotherCaine. eg in any thread that's going to be a bit topical & contentious, i think ppl will automatically favourite the first comment (or three) that more or less reflects their own position. You could write something twice as good later on, on the same side, but receive nothing, because people have already cast their vote, so to speak.
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:03 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


I called Mischief "a terrorist of cock" a while back, and I hardly got any favorites at all for it. Jesus! Who wouldn't want to be called a terrorist of cock? I'd think it'd be a sort of honor, sort of.

Well, fuck the favorites. I'll just CafePress a "Terrorist of Cock" t-shirt up for my pastor. He'll...'respond' to it.
posted by maryh at 2:16 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


I just want to know where the hell is liquorice? She's missing this!
posted by cgc373 at 2:54 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


Can someone please calculate this for me? I'm so close to 500, which is like halfway to the all-important 1000 club, which, by the time I reach it, will be replaced by the 2500 club.
posted by Eideteker at 3:20 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


Update: I'm now 16 17 favorites from 100%
posted by Poolio at 4:13 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


Update: another 41 for me so far today. My potato question has rocketed to 22 already! If occhiblu & Mister_A haven't been busy, I will have passed them by on absolute scores. I think I've also embiggened my ratio to about 18.5%, closing in on orthogonality & The Pink Superhero...
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:30 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


orthogonality: Note to self: have ThePinkSuperhero gitmo'd first.

Note to self: wait for ortho to gitmo TPS & then gitmo him! mwahahahaha!

Then all their favourite are belong to me! MWAHAHAHAHA!!!
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:35 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


DNAB, will you go to the prom with me?
posted by desuetude at 6:35 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


I'm shocked that I'm on the list and my ratios are so high. I have done some favorite whoring, though.
posted by empath at 6:48 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


Guh. Numbers and percents. It's like you're not even trying to do something interesting with the dataset.
posted by Plutor at 7:02 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


***SHENANIGANS***

i'd like to ask how - in the past 12 hours - Pastabagel received 292 favourites for one comment, and 261 for another. That's more than 25% of the bagel's total in the past 12 hours, just before this list was released.

i call SHENANIGANS & suspect that relative noob desjardins is in on the plot...

(either that, or the bagel is in the hypomanic genius zone, which is great, but maybe needs to be taking meds before things get out of control...)
posted by UbuRoivas at 7:16 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


In related news...
posted by Burhanistan at 7:19 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


(oh, bugger. comments date back to June, maybe faved in the last 12 hours. carry on, nothing to see here)
posted by UbuRoivas at 7:21 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


Can we get an average of comments made by others per fpp?
posted by empath at 7:22 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


36 in 24h, burhanistan? is that supposed to be impressive?
posted by UbuRoivas at 7:22 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


Ubu: it's, um, something. Muslims aren't supposed to do that, you know.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:25 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


Uburoivas: did you steal the idea for your analysis from this comment of mine in the recent tehloki thread?

No, I didn't make it past the first few comments in that thread.

i call SHENANIGANS & suspect that relative noob desjardins is in on the plot...


Pastabagel and desjardins, taking over MetaFilter, one favorite at a time.

empath: Can we get an average of comments made by others per fpp?

I'm not the one with the ponies, sorry.
posted by desjardins at 7:32 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


I knew that whole "favoriting myself" strategy would get me somewhere someday.
posted by miss lynnster at 7:34 AM on August 15, 2007 [4 favorites]


Upton: Awesome idea. If it could be automated I'd be all over it.
posted by desjardins at 7:35 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


This thread is madness, I tell you. MADNESS!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:58 AM on August 15, 2007 [3 favorites]


SHAN-tees.
posted by chrismear at 8:14 AM on August 15, 2007 [3 favorites]


PEN-go.
posted by flabdablet at 8:17 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


TROU-sers.
posted by flabdablet at 8:18 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


STRU-del.
posted by flabdablet at 8:22 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


LOB-sters.
posted by flabdablet at 8:23 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


FAN-belt.
posted by flabdablet at 8:24 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


SCA-bies.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:24 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


DOR-mant.
posted by flabdablet at 8:24 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


FAVE-whore.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:25 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


WHIS-kers.
posted by flabdablet at 8:25 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


turd-BLOS-som
posted by Burhanistan at 8:26 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


mis-en-SCÈNE
posted by flabdablet at 8:28 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


toi-let-WA-ter
posted by Burhanistan at 8:29 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


re-FRIG-er-A-tor
posted by flabdablet at 8:30 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


That's QUITE enough, there. Thank YOU.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:33 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


Called myself on the telephone
Just to see if I was home
Asked me out for a little date
Picked me up at half past eight
I'm a nut! I'm a nut! I'm a nut I'm a nut I'm a nut!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:35 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


MEH-fie.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:41 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


SLEE-py-BO-boes.
posted by flabdablet at 8:43 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


This-thread-is-CLO-sed-to-further-COM-ments
posted by Burhanistan at 8:43 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


or-RAN-ge PAM-ple-MOU-sse!
posted by Orange Pamplemousse at 8:45 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


Pass the HIP-o-POT-a-mouse.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 8:50 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


PASS-the-dutch-ie-from-the-left-hand-SIDE
posted by Burhanistan at 8:53 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


.
posted by BozoBurgerBonanza at 8:55 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


First, IANAL
posted by BozoBurgerBonanza at 8:55 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


CLO-sed? Thou art LEARN-ed.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:57 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


Boo.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:57 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


This is *so* beneath me.
posted by Jofus at 8:59 AM on August 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


When you get 1000 favorites, you have an orgasm. Then the cold emptiness sets in.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:20 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


Wow, you can tell how many sockpuppets people have by the number of favorites on long chopped up
posted by anthill at 9:22 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


posts divided in two to maximize favorite-whoring! Innnteresting.
posted by anthill at 9:22 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


I don’t know what to say, really. Three threads to the biggest battle of our professional lives. All comes down to today, and either, we heal as a site, or we're gonna crumble. Favorite by favorite, comment by comment. Until we're finished. We're in hell right now, gentlemen. Believe me. And, we can stay here, get the shit kicked out of us, or we can fight our way back into the light. We can climb outta hell... one favorite at a time. Now I can't do it for ya, I'm too old. I look around, I see these young faces and I think, I mean, I've made every wrong choice a middle-aged man can make. I, uh, I've pissed away all my money, believe it or not. I chased off anyone who's ever linked me. And lately, I can't even stand the face I see in the mirror. You know, when you get old, in MetaFilter, ponies get taken from you. I mean, that's... that's... that's a part of MetaFilter. But, you only learn that when you start losin' stuff. You find out MetaFilter's this game of favorites, so is football. Because in either game - MetaFilter or football - the margin for error is so small. I mean, one bucket of cocks too late or too early and you don't quite make it. One fish in your pants too slow, too fast and you don't quite catch it. The favorites we need are everywhere around us. They're in every thread of the site, every minute, every second. On this team we fight for that favorite. On this team we tear ourselves and everyone else around us to pieces for that favorite. We claw with our fingernails for that favorite. Because we know when add up all those favorites, that's gonna make the fucking difference between being prom king and being a n00b! Between living and dying! I'll tell you this, in any fight it's the guy whose willing to reference pop culture whose gonna win that favorite. And I know, if I'm gonna have any life anymore it's because I'm still willing to fight and die for that favorite, because that's what living is, the six favorites in front of your face. Now I can't make you do it. You've got to look at the guy next to you, look into his eyes. Now I think ya going to see a guy who will go that favorite with you. Your gonna see a guy who will sacrifice himself for this site, because he knows when it comes down to it your gonna do the same for him. That's a site, gentlemen, and either, we heal, now, as a site, or we will die as individuals. That's MetaFilter guys, that's all it is. Now, what are you gonna do?
posted by djgh at 9:38 AM on August 15, 2007 [4 favorites]


And it seemed as though there was nothing left...that finally, and at length, the thread had breathed its last...BUT THEN!!
posted by kittens for breakfast at 9:50 AM on August 15, 2007 [3 favorites]


Rows his little boat away.
posted by Orange Pamplemousse at 9:55 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


Sweet Home Alabama - Leningrad Cowboys and the Red Army Choir (thanks rory!)
posted by Abiezer at 10:04 AM on August 15, 2007 [3 favorites]


This always get favorited: Cortex!
posted by misha at 10:07 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


You never know with favorites when they're really deserved. Sometimes you toss off some serious geek-bait and nobody bites. Next time, I'll make it chum up some Hitchhiker's Guide metaphors for you lot.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:23 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


Look at djgh's post. That's how it's done, people. You earn your favorites, like real men, or you don't get them from me!*

*Draws your attention to the little plus, right there, to the right of m name...
posted by Devils Rancher at 11:34 AM on August 15, 2007 [3 favorites]


Unfortunately for the fave-whores, when this thread is archived and closed for further comments, all the favorites will be withdrawn. Withdrawn!
posted by Burhanistan at 11:54 AM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


I withdrew from your mom.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:19 PM on August 15, 2007 [3 favorites]


Thank goodness. She's been dead for 15 years.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:24 PM on August 15, 2007 [3 favorites]


Also, just for picking that low hanging fruit.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:25 PM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


Dammit, I'm no good at expressin' my emotions.

Just give your father a damn hug, boy.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:33 PM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


I knew I wasn't a test tube baby!
posted by Burhanistan at 12:38 PM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


Better to be a favorite whore than a least favorite one.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 12:55 PM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


Perhaps, but less chance of disease with the latter.
posted by Burhanistan at 1:05 PM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


Presumptuous! Why do you think she is least favorite?
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:08 PM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


i furt
i berf
my fish spews venom from the pants.
i hurf
i derf
i drink butter from the churn.
the moon
come june
it often borks my foon.
posted by quonsar at 1:08 PM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


your puny whoring is no match for my superior potato recipes!
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:15 PM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


wow, this thread feels like the dotcom boom all over again! now, where can i cash all these fuckers in & buy myself an island? (and an ekranoplan to get me to the shops & back)
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:19 PM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


I just favorited a comment from a dead user. Do people with dead usernames check them? I wonder.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 2:19 PM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


Well played, potato monkey.
posted by Burhanistan at 2:20 PM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


Haha, I just noticed "The tehloki effect". That's awesome.

I'm in ur spreadsheetz, messin with yur statisticz!
posted by tehloki at 2:31 PM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


wow, this thread feels like the dotcom boom all over again!

Dude, take it to Twitter.
posted by ericb at 2:48 PM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


Since we are looking at statistics, and considering Pastabagel's huge scores, I'm curious, what has been the most favorited comment here?
posted by quin at 2:50 PM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


Dude, take it to Twitter.

Too late. I've already swapped my faves in Second Life for a virtual island.

I also created a futures exchange for faves assigned by tehloki. The tip from the analysts is to sell now.
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:55 PM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


This one, right?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 2:59 PM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


yr not paying attention, AV. Pastabagel is still ahead with 292.
posted by UbuRoivas at 3:10 PM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


You guys are losers persistent!
posted by theiconoclast31 at 3:50 PM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


Pastabagel may still be ahead with 292, but Woz's ratio is 26,400%!
posted by caddis at 4:00 PM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


Wow, my percentage kinda sucks. But at the same time, most of my comments were made before favoriting was introduced which kind of skews things.
posted by jonmc at 5:44 PM on August 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


For anyone keeping track of my progress, I'm now over 100% (with this comment included).
posted by Poolio at 5:48 PM on August 15, 2007 [3 favorites]


So now you'll finally shut up?
posted by gleuschk at 6:08 PM on August 15, 2007 [3 favorites]


Now now, don't do that, you'll only make that god of favourite ratio angry. Do you want to be smitten?
posted by tehloki at 6:09 PM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


god of favourite ratio, my ass.

if anybody wants me, i'll be off in the blue posting multiple youtube links to artists that i guess to be reasonably popular amongst mefites, so i can hoard their bookmarks-for-later-viewing as 'favourites'.
posted by UbuRoivas at 6:24 PM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


Hey, I resemble that remark, UboRoivas.
posted by Poolio at 6:26 PM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


Holy smokes, I've plummeted off the total posts chart.

Goes to show what employment does to a fellow.
posted by five fresh fish at 6:30 PM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


I am comforted by the fact that altho I never made it to the list, I did have a comment favorited by #1 once. [konolia]

Jesus has an account?! Hot damn!
posted by five fresh fish at 6:32 PM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


Goes to show what employment does to a fellow.

Hell, I'm employed at a job with no Web access now. I only post at night so y'all don't put my face on a milk carton.
posted by jonmc at 6:40 PM on August 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


did you just arrive, fff?

i think desjardins arbitrarily selected a number of familiar mefites. i doubt that it's any kind of direct report from the database. you probably just missed selection.
posted by UbuRoivas at 7:27 PM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


#1 is Jesus?

Thanks for the spoiler for The Prisoner, fisho.
posted by UbuRoivas at 7:31 PM on August 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


Goes to show what employment does to a fellow.

Excuses, excuses...
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:31 PM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


Wow, I'm ranked 11th out of the top 5. Suck it, haters.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 7:57 PM on August 15, 2007 [3 favorites]


This will end well.
posted by Brak at 9:49 PM on August 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


#1 is Jesus?

No, Jesus is #5144, which is to say, he is old school. So show some respect.

He may or may not walk on water, but he can surely trounce us all.

Well, except for Matt and jonmc who are both, totally cooler and earlier-adopting than Jesus.
posted by quin at 10:30 PM on August 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


Hm...only one comment ever from Jesus.

Probably setting himself up for a self-link sometime.
posted by UbuRoivas at 10:34 PM on August 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


I don't need percentages!

1. The vast majority of my favorites are for cheap politics jokes.

2. The comment topping the list is about pirates. (Whoever sidebarred that has my eternal gratitude. Yarr)

I don't really think I could ask for more than that. If I got to choose two topics to stand out in, I couldn't think of anything better than politics and pirates. Quality, not quantity.

However, the second-highest is the greatest thing I've ever written in my life... except for the time I broke down 2pac's "Hit 'Em Up" as a PowerPoint presentation
posted by spiderwire at 10:55 PM on August 15, 2007 [3 favorites]


jamjam: I have a feeling I annoy some other members quite a bit; one person recently expressed a desire to anti-favorite one of my answers, as I recall, and I would really like to know just how much I'm rubbing people the wrong way (not that this has ever stopped me in the past, or would here and now, necessarily).

That was me. I wasn't referring to you specifically, I don't think. Although I was in an especially grumpy mood that day. I'm not exactly a model of civility sometimes, so take it with a grain of salt. Regardless, I don't find your comments annoying.
posted by spiderwire at 1:06 AM on August 16, 2007 [2 favorites]


You wankers are still at it? It's like the scene in "Revenge of the Nerds" after the nerds raid the sorority house and install hidden cameras. The next morning they're still sitting in front of the TV spying on the naked sorority girls.
posted by Burhanistan at 6:31 AM on August 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


what would you have them do, B'stan? compete in a cobol programming competition? play d&d? comment over the shoulders of the nerds watching the naked sorority chicks, saying "don't you have some sorta ajax project to work on, in order beat both Kasparov & Deep Blue, combined?"
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:04 AM on August 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.
posted by flabdablet at 12:43 PM on August 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


Since this thread has been posted, my % has gone up 1 point. Thanks, peeps!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 2:46 PM on August 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


where's the new data?
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:52 PM on August 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


hey, I gotta have a life here...
posted by desjardins at 3:26 PM on August 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


what? mefites have lives?
posted by UbuRoivas at 3:29 PM on August 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


I even tried that "going outside" thing everyone talks about.

There are bugs out there. I think it's overrated.
posted by desjardins at 3:30 PM on August 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


oh, you switched from Linux to Windows?
posted by UbuRoivas at 3:43 PM on August 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


no, from Desk to Sidewalk.
posted by desjardins at 3:48 PM on August 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


The next morning they're still sitting in front of the TV spying on the naked sorority girls.

So, wouldn't that make you the nerds and us the sorority girls, B'stan?
posted by misha at 4:04 PM on August 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


Whatever happened to closing metatalk threads after they turned into wankfests?
posted by tehloki at 4:56 PM on August 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


It's more of a guideline, really.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:58 PM on August 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


Ah. In that case, hurf durf.
posted by tehloki at 5:25 PM on August 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


Is this the thread about mushrooms I keep hearing so much about?
posted by The World Famous at 5:45 PM on August 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


No, you're in the wrong place. We were discussing pretty flowers.
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:49 PM on August 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


no, from Desk to Sidewalk.

ah, desktop to sidebar. gotcha.

(heh - americans & their funny lingo!)
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:51 PM on August 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


tehloki, it's not a wankfest without the img tag.
posted by desjardins at 6:24 PM on August 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


"Your mama's on crack rock!"
posted by Burhanistan at 9:10 PM on August 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


If the chart were to be redone as soon as I hit 2K comments/posts, but no other changes, I'd be #5 with a bullet. Sweet. I had to come check, because the favorites gods have been grinning their faces off on me lately; I've been getting like twenty a day. I can't say I'm not a little prideful. However, I think it's mostly that growing name recognition/cult of personality around here makes favoriting sort of snowball. Also it gets you stupid MeTa posts.
*head swells, asplodes* Keep it real, AV.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 12:33 PM on August 28, 2007


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