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Quonser-Quonsee Relations
December 23, 2012 10:18 AM   Subscribe

A tiny Quonsmas pony for all! Could we get some sort of "Quonsed" option for the relationships list when we're adding contacts?

Because I like to friend my Quonsees and Quonsers, but then I forget how I know them and feel like an old person. Which I am, but that's neither here nor there.
posted by Fui Non Sum to Feature Requests at 10:18 AM (11 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Technically, I would support this pony but there's a "Secret" in "Secret Quonsar"...
posted by infini at 10:30 AM on December 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


This has come up on lots of occasions and the TL;DR is" "Contacts are XFN and we aren't going to extend them".

Also: The Introduction Thread.
posted by Mitheral at 10:49 AM on December 23, 2012


Dang it, Mitheral, I'm sorry I missed those. I looked for Quonsmas-specific questions, and I also don't know what XFN is, so it's totally my bad. Thanks for the info!
posted by Fui Non Sum at 11:52 AM on December 23, 2012


I suspect that this pony is stuck in a sorting room in Ohio.
posted by arcticseal at 12:23 PM on December 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


XFN: The shot-lived X-treme Football League, formed in 1993. Sponsored by SURGE! and Breakneck Bungee Harness Company, the XFL required all players to submit to mandatory HGH and anabolic steroid testing, and if these substances were found to be absent from the bloodstream the player would immediately be forced to work for the next 12 months as either a blindfolded skydiving instructor or a male prostitute in Rio de Janeiro. It never really took off and after a short Congressional hearing was permanently shuttered in November of 1995.
posted by item at 12:27 PM on December 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


XFN intro. I believe the standard was implemented by a MeFite, though I can't recall their username.
posted by carsonb at 12:38 PM on December 23, 2012


No sweat Fui Non Sum; knowing something exists makes it easier to search for and the XFN string eliminates a lot of chaff.

Also a free form contact field would be a pony I'd ride the heck out of (though I totally understand why it'll never happen) so it's repeated denial has stuck in my memory.
posted by Mitheral at 7:10 PM on December 23, 2012


Yep, what they said. There's nothing that technically prevents us from revisiting the contact options at some point if we decided to chuck the XFN standard and start from scratch, but until we end up at a point where that's something we want to do and really serious dig in, we're keeping the options constant as they have been.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:08 AM on December 24, 2012


The beauty of XFN is its completely arbitrary, set in stone nature. Don't mess with such perfection!
posted by zsazsa at 9:13 PM on December 24, 2012


So I just read that XFN page - man, they have no clue what spouse is for, do they.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 12:44 AM on December 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


What is Quonsmas?
posted by bunderful at 8:03 AM on December 26, 2012


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