Favoriting users October 11, 2007 6:02 PM   Subscribe

Favoriting users?

Is there a way to favorite individual users so we can follow their posts, without actually linking to them? There are some people whose comments I really like to read, but I would feel creepy linking to them, because I don't personally know them or have any kind of online rapport with them.
Is this possible? If not, could it be? Would anyone else be into this?
posted by greta simone to Feature Requests at 6:02 PM (35 comments total)

No. Yes. N/A. Probably, which is unfortunate.
posted by dg at 6:06 PM on October 11, 2007


There's nothing creepy about making a contact of someone you don't know; just leave the XFN detail things blank if none of them apply. Tracking folks' comments like that is one of the things the Contacts feature is for.

Alternatively, if you use an RSS reader, you can subscribe to per-user feeds.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:06 PM on October 11, 2007 [1 favorite]


(Or maybe there aren't user comment feeds, only post feeds? You can tell how much I use RSS.)
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:09 PM on October 11, 2007


"Contacts" are not just for people you know in the real world or talk with online. If you like their stuff then make them a contact so you can follow it. It's hardly creepy.
posted by caddis at 6:20 PM on October 11, 2007


It's not creepy to link to someone. They won't get a notification or anything, so the only way they'll know is if they click on the "linked by" number on their own profile. Most likely, they'll be flattered. I've never met any of the people I link to, or that link to me. I use the designation "muse" both because nothing else fits, and because the whole reason I link to someone is because they inspire me in some way.

At any rate, you can always bookmark the old-fashioned way.
posted by desjardins at 6:22 PM on October 11, 2007


cortex: There's nothing creepy about making a contact of someone you don't know

So...you're...saying that these people aren't my stalkers? You mean I can come out of my diamantine bunker? I can stop subsisting only on jam preserves, dried apricots and my own recycled urine? And are you saying that the five bodies I interred under the gazebo weren't in fact my mortal enemies?

WHY COULDN'T YOU HAVE TOLD ME SOONER?!
posted by Kattullus at 6:27 PM on October 11, 2007 [4 favorites]


Don't worry, I won't be creeped out when you link to me. With posts as numerous and compelling as mine who can blame you?
posted by click at 6:31 PM on October 11, 2007 [1 favorite]


I use the designation "muse" both because nothing else fits...

Or, of course, you don't have to add any designation at all, if you don't want to.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:42 PM on October 11, 2007


I, for one, would be deeply freaked out if you added me to your contact list, seeing as how we have no online rapport.
posted by thivaia at 6:44 PM on October 11, 2007 [1 favorite]


Please add me as a "crush" k thx.
posted by SassHat at 7:00 PM on October 11, 2007


There are some people whose comments I really like to read, but I would feel creepy linking to them, because I don't personally know them or have any kind of online rapport with them.

That's okay. You can worship me anyway.
posted by jonmc at 7:48 PM on October 11, 2007


Woo! cortex says it's not creepy! This is a red letter day.

*continues tramp stamp scalpel carving of cortex*
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 9:50 PM on October 11, 2007


you're carving cortex into some kind of tramp-stamp sculpture?!? wow, that really is creepy-obsessive!
posted by UbuRoivas at 9:59 PM on October 11, 2007


I once carved two full upper-case alphabet stamp sets out of pencil erasers and Pink Pearls, respectively. My job at the time was not very challenging.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:40 PM on October 11, 2007




Wow. That is some eerie shit, right there.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:51 PM on October 11, 2007


Kwine: one of us. one of us. one of us! one of us!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:57 PM on October 11, 2007


It's not creepy to link to someone. They won't get a notification or anything, so the only way they'll know is if they click on the "linked by" number on their own profile. Most likely, they'll be flattered.

*clicks on "linked by" number on own profile; is flattered*
posted by UbuRoivas at 11:22 PM on October 11, 2007


Only people who want to be photographed by me are allowed to add me as a contact. Otherwise, you're being CREEPY.

Unless you also add me as a crush, in which case you're a STALKER. Which I can always use more of.
posted by DaShiv at 11:50 PM on October 11, 2007


Just handy that you link to 18 people yourself ay, Ubu?

Add me as a contact. I need love and sunshine or I'll wilt!
posted by liquorice at 11:51 PM on October 11, 2007 [1 favorite]


eerie shit

I'm trying to imagine eerie shit. It's difficult.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 11:54 PM on October 11, 2007


I was on acid once and I thought a dog turd smiled at me. That was some eerie shit.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 12:23 AM on October 12, 2007 [1 favorite]


There are some people whose comments I really like to read, but I would feel creepy linking to them, because I don't personally know them or have any kind of online rapport with them... posted by greta simone at 6:02 PM

Woo! cortex says it's not creepy! This is a red letter day.
*continues tramp stamp scalpel carving of cortex*
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 9:50 PM


In which comment AV lets us know her real name is Annie Wilkes.
posted by sleepy pete at 12:34 AM on October 12, 2007


Favoriting users?

I can see the appeal, but how about unfavoriting users?
posted by carsonb at 12:47 AM on October 12, 2007


Noooo...
She abhors profanity, to the point that she will fly into fits of rage if it is used in front of her.

Fucking no. A shitbrained cuntslick flying bitchfaceplant, that. I said all de pentecostals get down and GoDDaMn praise de lawd! I ain't Kathy pissreek Bates in this movie!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 12:50 AM on October 12, 2007


Just handy that you link to 18 people yourself ay, Ubu?

Add me as a contact. I need love and sunshine or I'll wilt!


i think i already link to you, liquorice, although contacts is a very seldom-used feature by me. 18:18, yeh, i like that kind of reciprocity. gotta catch up on my favouriting of others, though...
posted by UbuRoivas at 1:35 AM on October 12, 2007


I was on acid once and I thought a dog turd smiled at me. That was some eerie shit.

Hey, man, that turd's still smiling at you man. It's just that you can't see it anymore. I'd suggest dropping more acid.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:10 AM on October 12, 2007


You're all on notice've all been linked to, motherfuckers.
posted by psmealey at 2:51 AM on October 12, 2007


That was some eerie shit.

Don't eat the brown ectoplasm. Repeat, do NOT eat the brown ectoplasm.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 3:50 AM on October 12, 2007


I'm trying to link to all the Mefibrarians. It's not up to date and I'm afraid I may have accidently linked to some untouchables paraprofessionals by mistake. I find that creepy.
posted by stet at 11:02 AM on October 12, 2007


Sorry, you're just gonna have to stalk them.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:08 PM on October 12, 2007


I linked to Amanda years ago, but I wasn't aware that means I was stalking her. That means she's stalking me too, along with eleven other people.

I was gonna leave a briefer post in here saying something like, "why won't anybody stalk me? *sob* " and then I actually looked and I see I actually got a cool dozen people stalking me. I feel all warm and fuzzy inside. =) You like me! You really like me! It's a happy day.

I should stalk link to more people, but I don't think I quite know how. In fact I may have linked to Amanda by mistake. I've read this thread and I still don't understand what it means to 'favorite' people. I'm gonna experiment, and hopefully by the time you click on the links above, I will be stalking all twelve of the people stalking me. That'll be hella kewl.
posted by ZachsMind at 7:16 PM on October 12, 2007


Better idea: letting us flag users as "noise."
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 2:03 AM on October 13, 2007


*belch*
posted by flabdablet at 5:38 AM on October 13, 2007


I have no clue who the people who link to me are. One of them links me as acqaintance. No idea who the dude is.

I'll take more crushes please.

I did get a mefi crush send me an e-mail once!
posted by Ironmouth at 12:24 AM on October 14, 2007


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