Favoritism is killing Mefi. Please kill favorites.
posted by sidr to MetaFilter-Related at 7:47 PM (389 comments total)
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Here's a question for the mods: Are favorites meant to be a revenue generating tool by directing lurkers to the 'Popular Favorites' links?
If so, then I dunno what to say.
If not, then the present favoriting system is toxic.
Favorites are making Mefi a popularity contest, encouraging snark and vitriol.
This can be remedied. Here's an alternative: make my favorites visible only to me. Renaming hem to bookmarks will not help.