Most Favorited Posts By Year? December 29, 2009 1:07 PM   Subscribe

Now that MeFi has over a decade under its belt, can we get "Most Favorited Posts in the Past Year?"
posted by entropicamericana to Feature Requests at 1:07 PM (29 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Metafilter is not Digg. The favorites system is not a popularity contest.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 1:18 PM on December 29, 2009


I never said it was?
posted by entropicamericana at 1:25 PM on December 29, 2009


It's alright, entropic, he just assumed the argument had started already.
posted by flatluigi at 1:29 PM on December 29, 2009 [10 favorites]


Favorites have only been around since 2006 and we're not really sure how to use them yet. Check back in 2016.

But, snark aside, are you maybe just asking for more options on the "Popular Favorites" tab? Because we may not be Digg, but we already have that particular popularity contest running. So, like, 24 hrs/7 days/30 days/365 days/all time?
posted by donnagirl at 1:34 PM on December 29, 2009 [3 favorites]


Maybe at the bottom of the archive page, there could be a row titled something like Most Popular Per Year (ie. click 2007 and get that year's most popular posts and comments).
posted by Burhanistan at 1:36 PM on December 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


Metafilter is not Digg.

Less wagging and more tipping, yo.
posted by Burhanistan at 1:37 PM on December 29, 2009


donnagirl: yes, exactly.
posted by entropicamericana at 1:38 PM on December 29, 2009


Metafilter: I'll just assume the argument has started already.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 1:41 PM on December 29, 2009 [5 favorites]


I think a rolling one-year addition to the tab would be nice. It would also have less of a contest-y feeling than "BEST OF 2009", etc, but I'm not really sure why. If you wanted to bother to check it on Dec 31 just before midnight, well, you could, but I think the lack of permanency would be a good thing.
posted by donnagirl at 1:46 PM on December 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


NO U
posted by shakespeherian at 1:46 PM on December 29, 2009


Juast read my freaking post history!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow
posted by Damn That Television at 1:54 PM on December 29, 2009


Technically, the full data for 2009 will not be available until Sunday.

Given that, on the Blue, it's probably this one on the Resolute Desk, which is insane. On Ask, this one on cooking tips also has quite a few faves.

Funny thing is that both of those are probably for bookmarking to read later.
posted by smackfu at 2:52 PM on December 29, 2009


Funny thing is that both of those are probably for bookmarking to read later.

I find it funny that you find that funny.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 3:00 PM on December 29, 2009


smackfu: "... on the Blue, it's probably this one on the Resolute Desk, which is insane"

The amazing thing is that it was only their 4th post since April 2005 - with those 4 posts averaging more than 100 favorites each.

It's like they're the Terence Malick of MetaFilter or something.
posted by Joe Beese at 3:19 PM on December 29, 2009 [3 favorites]


Favorites have only been around since 2006 and we're not really sure how to use them yet.

I think generally we use them to indicate we like something.

This annoys some folk.
posted by Artw at 3:51 PM on December 29, 2009 [9 favorites]


i'm going to nominate this thread.
posted by lester's sock puppet at 4:05 PM on December 29, 2009


I like something, but not in that way.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:06 PM on December 29, 2009 [3 favorites]


I propose 2017 is the year we run the see how things work without "Most Favorited Posts in the Past Year" experiment.
posted by cjorgensen at 4:51 PM on December 29, 2009


Here ya go. Isn't this what a year of podcasts is, essentially?
posted by plinth at 5:17 PM on December 29, 2009


Let's just get the whole community on HotorNot and we can really put each other in the hierarchies we so clearly desire.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 6:01 PM on December 29, 2009


Infodump.
posted by Eideteker at 7:29 PM on December 29, 2009


Recognizing a post as 'Most Favorited' has no current value because 'favorites' has too many meanings. I use favorites to bookmark and not as a rating. My favorited posts have utility for me as a reference and not as a critique score. As a former Type A who used to rate and time everything, I find the absence of merit ratings in the MeFi community very refreshing.
posted by birdwatcher at 4:04 AM on December 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


I dispense my favorites as God dispenses his favors -- randomly, with no underlying logic, and often to the undeserving.
posted by Astro Zombie at 7:59 AM on December 30, 2009 [2 favorites]


i'm going to nominate this thread.

I'm going to dominate this thread.

You're a nasty thread, aren't you. You like it when I call you nasty. 'Cause that's what you are. A no-good, filthy thread, not fit to lick my shoes.
posted by Greg Nog at 7:59 AM on December 30, 2009 [3 favorites]


Naw thread, I'm just yankin' your chain, you're a good dude, thread.
posted by Greg Nog at 7:59 AM on December 30, 2009


I like this idea, for the same reason I like popular favorites and the sidebar. Not because I want to rank people, or turn the site into Digg or something. Mostly because I can't read every post and every comment on the site, and if someone posted something that a lot of people think is truly awesome, I'd rather not miss it.
posted by Lazlo Hollyfeld at 10:00 AM on December 30, 2009


Personally, I think the use of the word "favorite" is a bad idea, but that's not really what this post is about. Since the word isn't (likely) going anywhere soon, I don't see what the squawk is about making a minor and logical extension to an existing feature.
posted by entropicamericana at 11:34 AM on December 30, 2009


I like the word "favorite" and this proposal.
posted by Jaltcoh at 1:50 PM on December 30, 2009


This makes sense to me.
posted by kylej at 3:44 PM on December 30, 2009


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