Tired of arbitrary favorites. A call for orthodoxy. October 9, 2014 7:06 PM   Subscribe

Favorites! Where do I start? Some people don't get enough. Some people get too many. The system we have now is broken. We need a more orthodox approach to give out faves. They have to MEAN SOMETHING, people!

I'll start. You get negative points for a 'Metafilter: something something' comment.
You can only give/take one favorite per comment you say?

No problem. I suggest we form coalitions. Then the coalitions add or subtract favorites to equal the appropriate number of favorites.

Example: User mortified_amortized makes a hilarious comment referencing The Fifth Element and The Wire. The coalition, The Spamish Inquisition works together to give mortivied_amortized +10 favorites.

If a user breaks a rule and requires negative favorites, the coalition combs through the favorites they've given to the delinquent user and removes them.

Easy.

Lets get cracking. There's been too much favorite chaos around here. Organize this place!
posted by hot_monster to Etiquette/Policy at 7:06 PM (162 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

I do not think this is a practicable notion.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:07 PM on October 9, 2014 [47 favorites]


Do we really need a metajoke on the dog spotting thread that badly?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 7:10 PM on October 9, 2014 [27 favorites]


The wag tails the dog.
posted by prewar lemonade at 7:12 PM on October 9, 2014 [4 favorites]


what
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 7:14 PM on October 9, 2014 [7 favorites]


The classic anarchist's lament: "We gotta get organized!"
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 7:14 PM on October 9, 2014 [17 favorites]


No one asked you, cortex!
posted by cjorgensen at 7:16 PM on October 9, 2014 [5 favorites]


Every mention of Brecht receives +2 favorites; every Brechtian attempt at emotional distance WITHOUT mentioning Brecht get +4 favorites; every post by Brecht himself receives -3 favorites BECAUSE HE KNOWS WHY
posted by Greg Nog at 7:21 PM on October 9, 2014 [45 favorites]


Everytime you unfavourite something, that's another vote for the QK.
posted by arcticseal at 7:30 PM on October 9, 2014 [5 favorites]


Do we really need a metajoke on the dog spotting thread that badly?

Yes.

–4 points.

posted by rorgy at 7:30 PM on October 9, 2014 [8 favorites]


The classic anarchist's lament: "We gotta get organized!"

I had to stop going to left-wing protests in Washington DC because I couldn't stop cracking up at the anti-corporation advocates who kept screaming "WE MEAN BUSINESS!" with no detectable hint of self-awareness whatsoever.
posted by rorgy at 7:32 PM on October 9, 2014 [19 favorites]


Rorgy, that's like the protester who was wearing a T-shirt with Mao on it, and a button that said "Free Tibet!"
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 7:42 PM on October 9, 2014 [12 favorites]


Metafilter: The wag tails the dog.
posted by Drinky Die at 7:44 PM on October 9, 2014 [10 favorites]


What about Brecht jokes? Like "I Bertolt you so!" or "Looks like you just got Brecht!"
posted by turbid dahlia at 8:01 PM on October 9, 2014 [24 favorites]


I've got 99 problems, but a Brecht ain't one.
posted by Cold Lurkey at 8:03 PM on October 9, 2014 [10 favorites]


Metafilter favorites =

A Reformative Leftist

Fit, Release: Fat, Vomit!


THERE IS NO CABAL
posted by lalochezia at 8:10 PM on October 9, 2014 [1 favorite]


I can't with this.
posted by bleep at 8:28 PM on October 9, 2014 [1 favorite]


THERE IS NO CABAL =

Eastern Balochi

posted by moonmilk at 8:28 PM on October 9, 2014 [3 favorites]


The Good Person of Szechuan gave away all her favorites and was left abandoned and bitter...
posted by Deoridhe at 8:35 PM on October 9, 2014 [10 favorites]


we need mandatory collectivization of favourites

we must seize the means of favourite production
posted by poffin boffin at 8:54 PM on October 9, 2014 [28 favorites]


in barely related news Cosmarxpolitan hasn't updated in over a year and i'm mad about it
posted by poffin boffin at 8:55 PM on October 9, 2014 [8 favorites]


As a white male I approve of this.

[starting every post with "As A White Male" -200pts]
[Being a white male +500eleventy pts]
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:55 PM on October 9, 2014 [18 favorites]


under the new favourites regime you will be sent for reeducation sry
posted by poffin boffin at 8:56 PM on October 9, 2014 [9 favorites]


we need mandatory collectivization of favourites

From each according to their ability, to each according to their needs.

I think this means that you have to start sharing your favourites, comrade. Please start with me kthx.
posted by Pink Frost at 9:06 PM on October 9, 2014 [5 favorites]


Also thank you hot_monster because if I hadn't been confused by this thread I would not have gone and read the dog spotting thread, and that was a good thread and made me smile.
posted by Pink Frost at 9:07 PM on October 9, 2014 [6 favorites]


under the new favourites regime you will be sent for reeducation sry
posted by poffin boffin at 11:56 PM on October 9
[1 favorite ]

posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:10 PM on October 9, 2014 [2 favorites]


White Male spotting game go
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:10 PM on October 9, 2014 [3 favorites]


we can't spot white males until we have a rubric for grading them, duhh
posted by rorgy at 9:28 PM on October 9, 2014 [2 favorites]


I am going to run this post through a manual expeller press juicer.
posted by boo_radley at 9:31 PM on October 9, 2014 [1 favorite]


make sure to strain out all the patriarchy
posted by poffin boffin at 9:33 PM on October 9, 2014 [9 favorites]


Negative points for short white males.
posted by Bugbread at 9:34 PM on October 9, 2014 [3 favorites]


+2 favorites for all Firefly, Agents of SHIELD and Buffy references.
-1 favorite for any Dollhouse or Alien Resurrection reference.

THAT'S WHY I NEVER KISS THEM ON THE MOUTH EXCEPTION - Unironcally quoting Adam Baldwin's #gamergate misogynistic nonsense = -10 favorites and a $5 fine.
posted by misha at 9:41 PM on October 9, 2014 [5 favorites]


you're joking, right?
posted by QueerAngel28 at 9:44 PM on October 9, 2014 [1 favorite]


+ 1 favorite for cat limericks.
-1 favorite for doggerel verses.
posted by misha at 9:46 PM on October 9, 2014 [2 favorites]


We need a coalition large enough to provide a Guaranteed Basic Favorite Income to every MeFi citizen. Only then will we see an end to the petty struggles over who can post their clever Blade Runner allusion first, or link to the better otter video.
posted by mbrubeck at 9:50 PM on October 9, 2014 [12 favorites]


I heaved and I retched
Because I was soused;
I first garbled Brecht,
Then mispronounced Proust.
posted by Ice Cream Socialist at 9:51 PM on October 9, 2014 [47 favorites]


mbrubeck: "We need a coalition large enough to provide a Guaranteed Basic Favorite Income to every MeFi citizen."

Waiting for this kind of "critical mass" just results in stagnation. What's important is to put your feet to the pavement and do what you can right now. If you truly cared about this issue as much as you pretend to, you would have already favorited every comment, like us true revolutionaries.
posted by Bugbread at 9:57 PM on October 9, 2014 [11 favorites]


They have to MEAN SOMETHING, people!

No they don't. They could just be existential flailing at an uncaring void. Meaningless, incoherent, yet insistent and omnipresent like the cackles at the back of your mind that probe and taunt you with the possibilty that it just might mean something.

They could totally be that.
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 10:00 PM on October 9, 2014 [11 favorites]


This feels like the metafilter of a decade ago and I must say I heartily approve.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 10:23 PM on October 9, 2014 [10 favorites]


i miss the metafilter of 300 years ago when we were all pirates plundering upon the spanish main
posted by poffin boffin at 10:30 PM on October 9, 2014 [12 favorites]


under the new favourites regime you will be sent for reeducation sry"

#soundslegit
posted by klangklangston at 10:36 PM on October 9, 2014 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: You get negative points
posted by TheNewWazoo at 10:47 PM on October 9, 2014 [6 favorites]


Meh, Metafilter's been all downhill since CaveMatt first touched the shiny black obelisk.
posted by Ghidorah at 11:08 PM on October 9, 2014 [3 favorites]


Every comment in this thread has been favorited.

No offense people, but this thread isn't even above average in it's cleverness and wittiness.

Ya'll need to stop favoriting comments in this thread.

Start with this comment - do NOT favorite it!
posted by el io at 11:22 PM on October 9, 2014 [19 favorites]


el io: "Every comment in this thread has been favorited.

No offense people, but this thread isn't even above average in it's cleverness and wittiness.

Ya'll need to stop favoriting comments in this thread.
"

Oh, a libertarian, are you?
posted by Bugbread at 11:28 PM on October 9, 2014 [4 favorites]


This is the best idea. I should spend more time on Metafilter working on making sure I've allocated the correct numbers of favorites. I can't for the arguments I mean discussions!
posted by From Bklyn at 11:29 PM on October 9, 2014 [1 favorite]


Oh, a libertarian, are you?

Oh no. If necessary, I'll ask for government intervention to stop the favoriting of comments that don't deserve it (like THIS ONE, DO NOT FAVORITE THIS POST, it's NOT THAT GOOD).

I just hope it doesn't come to that.
posted by el io at 11:34 PM on October 9, 2014 [3 favorites]


I miss the Metatalk of 700 years ago. Sitting in a conclave in a bricked up church in Lyons, imprisoned by the Regent Philippe until everyone comes to a consensus, but the days are spent hurling obscure theological imprecations, accusations of sorcery, and heavy golden relics at each other.
posted by honestcoyote at 11:38 PM on October 9, 2014 [26 favorites]


The greatest achievement of MetaTalk was in 1648, when a number of long, contentious MeTa threads produced a series of peace treaties that ended the Thirty Years' War. Hundreds of years later those treaties were still being occasionally posted in recognition of MetaFilter's finest hour.
posted by Bugbread at 11:42 PM on October 9, 2014 [20 favorites]


I miss the Metafilter of (13.798±0.037)×109 years ago, it wasn't so contentious. Everybody agreed on a single point.
posted by Ice Cream Socialist at 11:46 PM on October 9, 2014 [42 favorites]


In the future, everyone will be favorited by 15 users.
posted by mbrubeck at 11:54 PM on October 9, 2014 [15 favorites]


... and to resolve this dispute once and for all, my Dad took a hoop of metal—I'm not sure where he got it, it just came out of the garage, you know how Dads are—and to that he attached a balsa wood hand. Or a silhouette of a hand, I should say, like a cartoon hand, making a pointing gesutre. It was pointing at the hoop, attached at the finger tip. And on the hand was written, "The Favorite", and that was how we came to settle disputes. He'd just put it on the head of whichever kid was the favorite at the time. Well after awhile of this it was clear my oldest sister was wearing The Favorite a lot more than ...
posted by fleacircus at 12:48 AM on October 10, 2014 [13 favorites]


Favorites just feed my misanthropy. Especially when it's people who know each other IRL and are high fiving snotty comebacks and such.
posted by Invisible Green Time-Lapse Peloton at 1:16 AM on October 10, 2014 [1 favorite]


I'll start. You get negative points for a 'Metafilter: something something' comment.

You are a Monster, a Monster!!!
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:12 AM on October 10, 2014 [3 favorites]


What about Brecht jokes? Like "I Bertolt you so!" or "Looks like you just got Brecht!"

Ah, the Caucasian Chalk Circle within the pentagram I see...
posted by infini at 2:49 AM on October 10, 2014 [1 favorite]


and furthermore, who let a "lets discuss how to use favourites on this website" out of the queue again? Was it you Cortex?
posted by infini at 2:49 AM on October 10, 2014 [4 favorites]


Dollhouse performed a valuable service by laying out a lot of the clear issues Whedon has, and also the only good reason for keeping Phil Coulson, a bigger masturbatory self-insert character than Bella Swan, around is to make him a skrull. Fite me.
posted by NoraReed at 4:08 AM on October 10, 2014 [5 favorites]


Don't the Skrulls belong to the studio that bought Fantastic Four?

Metafilter: You get negative points for a 'Metafilter: something something' comment.
posted by Grangousier at 4:25 AM on October 10, 2014 [7 favorites]


Favorites
A poem by quidnunc kid

Fucky shit clicks of piss!!!
Tiny plus-pus anus kiss.
I use them as bookmarks.

Popularity blow job chamber!!!
Echo jerk circle counter.
Me, I use them as bookmarks.

Eurovision opinion fecal swap!!!
Mutual turd-smear economics.
But I use them as bookmarks.

Tongue-sodomy insertion button!!!
Discussion Ebola cancer.
Favoritism is prejudice
You are mindless Facebook Hitlers
Sexist groupthinking sheepwhore racists
Favorites applied: millions in the Holocaust died.
Favorites added: refugee children in rags are cladded.

You can bookmark this poem if you like.
posted by the quidnunc kid at 4:28 AM on October 10, 2014 [28 favorites]


You can bookmark this poem if you like.

And support 10,000 monkeys on typewriters, all looking for Shakespeare?

*to be read aloud in a sneering tone*
posted by infini at 4:43 AM on October 10, 2014 [3 favorites]


+12 for Western Canon
posted by Potomac Avenue at 4:54 AM on October 10, 2014 [3 favorites]


Roses are red
Violence are red
Vote #1
Quidnunc Kid
posted by Potomac Avenue at 4:55 AM on October 10, 2014 [14 favorites]


I accidentally the whole favorite.
posted by hippybear at 5:11 AM on October 10, 2014 [3 favorites]


Roses are red

You clicked on the [+]
I saw that you did.
Vote #1
Quidnunc Kid.
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:14 AM on October 10, 2014 [16 favorites]


I'm going to piss off and join the Favorites Are Cool group instead
posted by dismas at 5:21 AM on October 10, 2014 [1 favorite]


Burma Shave
posted by hippybear at 5:21 AM on October 10, 2014 [6 favorites]


My cannons face the Eastern front, thank you very much.
posted by infini at 5:42 AM on October 10, 2014 [1 favorite]


Click [+} to like this on Facebook
posted by briank at 6:47 AM on October 10, 2014 [1 favorite]


Ugh, now I really need to know how you pronounce Proust. And Brecht.

(Tiny American flags for some, favorites for everyone.)
posted by RedOrGreen at 7:25 AM on October 10, 2014 [2 favorites]


Brecht is love

Brecht is life
posted by boo_radley at 7:38 AM on October 10, 2014 [2 favorites]


"Proust" rhymes with "Who".
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 7:55 AM on October 10, 2014 [1 favorite]


I miss the Metatalk of 700 years ago. Sitting in a conclave in a bricked up church in Lyons, imprisoned by the Regent Philippe until everyone comes to a consensus, but the days are spent hurling obscure theological imprecations, accusations of sorcery, and heavy golden relics at each other.

We can have those days back! Mathowie just needs to start ordaining his nephews as moderators again.
posted by Iridic at 7:56 AM on October 10, 2014 [3 favorites]


Ah, Brecht, what a fine shampoo.
posted by jonmc at 8:04 AM on October 10, 2014 [5 favorites]


The.
posted by mullacc at 8:07 AM on October 10, 2014 [1 favorite]


"Proust" (to those in the know) is pronounced "proo-west" and you can almost never go wrong pronouncing "Brecht" as "brhuh-ay-khhhhhh-t". Go ahead, try it out on your fancy book-learned friends.
posted by From Bklyn at 8:08 AM on October 10, 2014 [1 favorite]


-50 points if your joke limerick or sonnet doesn't follow the correct meter. YOU PEOPLE KNOW WHO YOU ARE GOD DAMN IT
posted by showbiz_liz at 8:13 AM on October 10, 2014 [8 favorites]


Brecht is life

I enjoy coffee and sparkling water with my Brechtfast.
posted by Celsius1414 at 8:15 AM on October 10, 2014 [2 favorites]


"Proust" rhymes with "Who".

the IPA is truly bitter
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 8:17 AM on October 10, 2014 [2 favorites]


This post should be re-titled:
"People do not give me enough likes, therefore we need a new system"
posted by Flood at 8:21 AM on October 10, 2014 [1 favorite]


Check yourself before you Brecht yourself.
posted by gingerbeer at 8:49 AM on October 10, 2014 [13 favorites]


I'm so glad that unlike the rest of social media, I have metafilter to show me the meaninglessness of interweb validation through the click of a mouse button (or a swipe for those of you who won't get off my lawn)
posted by infini at 8:52 AM on October 10, 2014 [2 favorites]


They have to MEAN SOMETHING, people!

Well, actually...Third Wave Metafilterism acknowledges the wide breath and depth of Meefites occurring alongside, but necessarily in tandem with, the steady growth of style sheets, sub-sites and color, which calls into the question the ability of favorites to mean all things to all hipsters.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:55 AM on October 10, 2014 [2 favorites]


> "Ah, Brecht, what a fine shampoo."

I never imagined that you were a Brecht Girl, jonmc.

(I use the Red Label, for dry exploration of the theatre as a forum for political ideas and the creation of a critical aesthetic of dialectical materialism and hair.)
posted by kyrademon at 8:58 AM on October 10, 2014 [6 favorites]


Could someone Memail me any links to the underground aftermarket for buying favorites. Have you had better luck with ebay or craigslist?
posted by sammyo at 9:11 AM on October 10, 2014 [2 favorites]


I have my favorites in privacy mode. They are not available to the masses. The cabal knows when I use them.
posted by 724A at 9:14 AM on October 10, 2014 [2 favorites]


Ah, Brecht, what a fine shampoo.

I use Prel! The hard stuff! A hundred proof! Takes your roots out!
posted by Sys Rq at 9:24 AM on October 10, 2014 [2 favorites]


One of our old April Fools' ideas was to start up a FavoritesExchange subsite where you could trade in your favorites for userpage flair or possibly spells and potions that you could use (one day only) on MetaFilter. It was maybe going to be difficult to implement and we weren't sure we could do it without somehow accidentally pissing everyone off but sometimes I do think of what I could do if all my favorites were skee-ball tickets.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 9:25 AM on October 10, 2014 [54 favorites]


I support this plan of introducing several separate coalitions, each having appointed themselves the arbiters of who should get the most approval pellets

I mean I think we'd all acquire degrees in behaviorism merely by being present for what happened next
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 9:28 AM on October 10, 2014 [4 favorites]


It was maybe going to be difficult to implement and we weren't sure we could do it without somehow accidentally pissing everyone off but sometimes I do think of what I could do if all my favorites were skee-ball tickets.

Make it opt-in along with being as clear as possible that it's just a one day thing and that would alleviate a lot of potential anger. Still difficult to do, but sounds like something the user base would enjoy.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:37 AM on October 10, 2014 [1 favorite]


Could someone Memail me any links to the underground aftermarket for buying favorites.

You can only buy them with bitcoins.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 9:39 AM on October 10, 2014 [1 favorite]


Could someone Memail me any links to the underground aftermarket for buying favorites.

Done, check your MeMail+ account.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:42 AM on October 10, 2014 [2 favorites]


This comment exist solely to collect favorites. You get 240 of them every day. Don't be stingy.
posted by double block and bleed at 9:43 AM on October 10, 2014 [6 favorites]


"The greatest achievement of MetaTalk was in 1648, when a number of long, contentious MeTa threads produced a series of peace treaties that ended the Thirty Years' War. Hundreds of years later those treaties were still being occasionally posted in recognition of MetaFilter's finest hour." -Bugbread

(blushes, looks at feet) Aw, shucks...
posted by Treaty of Westphalia at 9:46 AM on October 10, 2014 [22 favorites]


This thread is making me feel spoopy again...
posted by infini at 9:47 AM on October 10, 2014 [1 favorite]


I am so confused
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 9:58 AM on October 10, 2014 [1 favorite]


but sometimes I do think of what I could do if all my favorites were skee-ball tickets.

If‽
posted by the man of twists and turns at 10:05 AM on October 10, 2014 [1 favorite]


This post almost made more sense when I looked up who Brecht was.
posted by double block and bleed at 10:06 AM on October 10, 2014 [2 favorites]


"Could someone Memail me any links to the underground aftermarket for buying favorites.

You can only buy them with bitcoins."


You can only buy them with skeeball tickets.
posted by double block and bleed at 10:08 AM on October 10, 2014 [2 favorites]


Yeah, bitcoins are so mainstream now
posted by infini at 10:19 AM on October 10, 2014 [1 favorite]


Every time we talk about the favorites economy, I think about how one of these days I'm gonna put together a crack Ocean's Eleven-style team to break in and steal all the favorites from popular disabled accounts. Those hoards are just lying there, waiting to be taken! Don't tell the mods.
posted by prize bull octorok at 10:28 AM on October 10, 2014 [6 favorites]


This is what happens after the MeFite beachhead on Ello found it had no favoriting/liking system.

BACKLASH!!! AH AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!*

* Sung a la "Flash Gordon" by Queen.
posted by Celsius1414 at 11:16 AM on October 10, 2014 [4 favorites]


You can only buy them with bitcoins

No, beetcoins.
posted by Area Man at 11:19 AM on October 10, 2014 [1 favorite]


meta-cola classic going on in here nice
posted by Kwine at 11:21 AM on October 10, 2014 [2 favorites]


if all my favorites were skee-ball tickets

If only...

I'd trade mine in for plastic nunchucks and a Motley Crue poster.
posted by honestcoyote at 11:25 AM on October 10, 2014 [3 favorites]


I knew my heedless favoriting would pay off. At last, the plan is in motion.
posted by Lesser Shrew at 11:37 AM on October 10, 2014 [1 favorite]


First they came for the favorites, but I did not speak,
because I am not Berthold Brecht.
posted by Dr Dracator at 11:40 AM on October 10, 2014 [3 favorites]


> meta-cola classic going on in here nice

For that, we'd need Migs to weigh in.

*summons Migs*
posted by languagehat at 11:42 AM on October 10, 2014 [2 favorites]


*feels shaken and stirred*
posted by infini at 12:02 PM on October 10, 2014 [1 favorite]


We need a coalition large enough to provide a Guaranteed Basic Favorite Income to every MeFi citizen.
If you people would just get off your arse and get a job, you could buy all the favourites you wanted. My Granddad didn't die and leave me all his money just so I could hand it over to a bunch of lazy commies, you know!
posted by dg at 12:04 PM on October 10, 2014 [2 favorites]


Is this where we go around asking people to donate their favorites to Clarice because she used all hers up due to ongoing medical leave and the management won't let her have any more?
posted by small_ruminant at 1:21 PM on October 10, 2014 [6 favorites]


When you favorite a post or comment you should get a popup asking "Did you bring enough so everybody can have one?"
posted by jfuller at 2:45 PM on October 10, 2014 [1 favorite]


Guys, I just came back from reading The Rainbow Fish. If you give away most of your favorites, you can buy some friends. You won't have as many favorites, but you will have friends. The sort of friends who have to be bought.
posted by Area Man at 2:49 PM on October 10, 2014 [5 favorites]


If yesterday hadn't been the favorites discount day at the local shop, swap, and pop, flea market, I would be in a much more dour mood with regard to this discussion.



POP
posted by Atreides at 2:58 PM on October 10, 2014 [1 favorite]


You can only buy them with bitcoins.

Decentralized libertarian BitFavorites! Generated in your account by mathematically intensive proof-of-beanplating calculations and cryptoemotionally secure for tackling human relations AskMes and being poked in the heart.

But the best thing is, if you save up enough BitFavorites, you can use them to buy magic beans. And we all know what happens when you do your beanplating with magic beans: a giant thread will grow and grow so that we can climb all the way down out of the clouds on it! Until the giant thread crashes the server and we tumble back up into Laputa MetaFilter, repelled from the rest of the internet by magnetick virtue.

Possibly arriving in a game of Donkey Kong Jr.
posted by XMLicious at 4:03 PM on October 10, 2014 [4 favorites]


If you give away most of your favorites, you can buy some friends.

I don't care about friends, I wanna know how many spouses I can buy. I only have six right now.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 5:10 PM on October 10, 2014 [2 favorites]


What about foreign, non-USAsian favorites? Favourites?
posted by ambient2 at 5:11 PM on October 10, 2014 [3 favorites]


chocolate pickle, check your enspousenations
posted by a humble nudibranch at 6:38 PM on October 10, 2014 [2 favorites]


fae (kind of like bae) -splaining
Noun. The act of explaining direct or emergent community behavior, negative or positive, from the use of favorites. Often done in a critical or condescending manner.
posted by SpacemanStix at 7:05 PM on October 10, 2014 [1 favorite]


Holy shit, jessamyn, the outrage MeTa would have been a glorious wonder to behold. Especially if the mods had started deleting critical comments in it.
posted by ctmf at 7:32 PM on October 10, 2014 [2 favorites]


I'll trade you seventeen of my finest favorites for a jeP*(up2oij;lS^)(871oiujlj2;lk3jpo87sdios80((*S.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 7:40 PM on October 10, 2014 [1 favorite]


You can't say that about my mama! I'll meet you outside!
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 7:50 PM on October 10, 2014 [1 favorite]


Favorites? What rubbish!!! They are just my way of telling you how lovely, how brilliant, how interesting I think you are, and how glad I am to be part of a community with you. Ban #1 quidnunc kid. Goodnight, I'm drunk.
posted by the quidnunc kid at 8:28 PM on October 10, 2014 [9 favorites]


I miss the Metafilter of 25319, when we crushed the heretics of the Fourteenth Blue Revelation under our boot-heels, and the Neo-Quidnuncian Hegemony was finally triumphant over heterodoxy and superstition. Back then, we had a cause, and we knew what we were fighting for. Now it is like playing chess with the ghosts of shadows.

You and I, my friend, we are not so different. We are of the old guard, the giants who strode across FPPs, gathering favorites as the thresher gathers corn. Now we drink tea, and speak of posts long archived. They will not see our like again.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 8:35 PM on October 10, 2014 [11 favorites]


(blushes, looks at feet) Aw, shucks...
posted by Treaty of Westphalia at 11:46 AM on October 10 [12 favorites −] Favorite added! [!]



You weren't a TREATY, you were a PEACE!
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 8:40 PM on October 10, 2014 [1 favorite]


Come, TheWhiteSkull,
'tis not too late to seek a newer Blue.
Comment!, and typing well in order smite
The sounding fav'rites; for my purpose holds
To post beyond the subsites, and the skeins
Of the most popular threads, until I die.
It may be that the mods will ban us out:
It may be we shall cross the Happy Sidebar,
And see the great quidnunc kid, whom we knew.
posted by Iridic at 9:05 PM on October 10, 2014 [9 favorites]


I miss the MetaFilter of Narrative. Before the stories sunk, like the bright sky god, into dreaming. Now we walk the shadow kingdom, dreaming in pixelated rushes, each turn of the orb sending us closer to the edge of space, while the Slug King moderates our speech, sliming our verbs into his gullet. "Is it safe to eat?" He glurgs. But no one can tell Him. It's problematic.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 10:01 PM on October 10, 2014 [10 favorites]


"Come the revolution, everybody will receive the appropriate number of favourites."

"But I don't want any favourites."

"Come the revolution, everybody will receive the appropriate number of favourites, AND LIKE IT!"
posted by russm at 11:03 PM on October 10, 2014 [2 favorites]


Pffft. This post.
posted by aroweofshale at 11:18 PM on October 10, 2014 [1 favorite]


And these comments.
posted by aroweofshale at 11:19 PM on October 10, 2014 [1 favorite]


The swamp of favorites, that's where I'm a Viking!
posted by From Bklyn at 12:08 AM on October 11, 2014 [1 favorite]


I'm going drinking with Katallus this afternoon, we'll mail you our favourites from the beer garden.
posted by infini at 12:29 AM on October 11, 2014 [6 favorites]


Perhaps someday when all is
Lost and mods no longer rule this site
Under the ads which can't be
Stopped, behind the heedless

Tide of spite, we'll
Hear the distant cry of Matt, his once proud
Icon warped and twisted; maybe then we'll
Stop the faves and wish that we had all resisted
!
posted by h00py at 5:31 AM on October 11, 2014 [8 favorites]


What about foreign, non-USAsian favorites? Favourites?

I've done some trading in those; you have to really be on top of the current exchange rates to make any profit.

If interested, MeMail me along with 20 favorites (or 24.35 favourites CDN) for my system and tips.
posted by nubs at 9:14 AM on October 11, 2014 [5 favorites]


Canadian favourites smell of maple.
posted by arcticseal at 10:28 AM on October 11, 2014 [1 favorite]


Only because of branched-chain ketoaciduria.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:30 AM on October 11, 2014 [3 favorites]


The comments in this post remind me of this brave and insane git project.
posted by double block and bleed at 11:27 AM on October 11, 2014 [2 favorites]


Onen Pekka was the unanimous favourite. We lost the postage.
posted by infini at 11:45 AM on October 11, 2014 [2 favorites]


The swamp of favorites, that's where I'm a Viking!

The Favorite Swamp? I rather like it. The trees are quite lovely, anyway. I don't believe FOUS'es exist.
posted by Devils Rancher at 6:21 PM on October 11, 2014 [2 favorites]


> Mongol General: Conan! What is best in life?
Conan: Flag your enemies. See them deleted before you. Take the favorites from their women.

posted by ardgedee at 8:07 PM on October 11, 2014 [7 favorites]


arcticseal, did you know that in Canada they call Canadian favorites "backfavorites"? It's true! And when I was in France I found out that what we call "French favorites" is actually an illegal sex act. Involving mayonnaise.
posted by caution live frogs at 9:19 AM on October 12, 2014 [5 favorites]


It’s not really about asking for favorites but knowing and having faith that the system will actually give you the right number of favorites as you go along.
posted by in278s at 10:49 AM on October 12, 2014 [6 favorites]


this post no favourites
posted by Sebmojo at 4:43 PM on October 12, 2014 [2 favorites]


It’s not really about asking for favorites but knowing and having faith that the system will actually give you the right number of favorites as you go along.

Ah, Microsoft's karmic approach to favourite count raise, I take it?
posted by infini at 3:20 AM on October 13, 2014 [1 favorite]


We can't bust heads like we used to, but we have our ways. One trick is to tell 'em stories that don't go anywhere - like the time I caught the ferry over to Shelbyville. I needed a new heel for my shoe, so, I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on 'em. Give me five bees for a quarter, you'd say.

Now where were we? Oh yeah: the important thing was I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. They didn't have white onions because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones...
posted by jenkinsEar at 5:02 AM on October 13, 2014 [7 favorites]


We need a more orthodox approach

Zealot.
posted by Segundus at 7:20 AM on October 13, 2014 [1 favorite]


This thread is making me feel spoopy again...

Er, the girl who's hard to get?
posted by JHarris at 7:20 AM on October 13, 2014 [3 favorites]


?
posted by infini at 9:23 AM on October 13, 2014 [1 favorite]


You can win her yet.
posted by SpiffyRob at 9:29 AM on October 13, 2014 [2 favorites]


Sure I'll spoil the joke, heh.
posted by JHarris at 10:15 AM on October 13, 2014 [1 favorite]


They needed better drugs back then.
posted by Invisible Green Time-Lapse Peloton at 11:36 AM on October 13, 2014 [1 favorite]


As of right now I promise to start all comments with the phrase "As a white male and a white American..." does that help?
posted by gideonswann at 2:17 AM on October 14, 2014 [1 favorite]


bugbread, you have entirely far too many favourites at your disposal ... either that or your swipe function is set to hair trigger ;p
posted by infini at 12:19 PM on October 14, 2014 [1 favorite]


Are you implying that Bugbread didn't favorite my comments for their refined, dry wit?
posted by double block and bleed at 1:04 PM on October 14, 2014 [1 favorite]


Since big government (read: Matt) isn't willing to step to the plate and ensure Universal Favorite Care, it's up to us wealthy philanthropists to recognize our privilege and do what we can to ensure that nobody goes to bed worried about their lack of favorite coverage.
posted by Bugbread at 5:43 PM on October 14, 2014 [5 favorites]


So you are taking people's beds away, right?
posted by Dr Dracator at 8:57 PM on October 14, 2014 [2 favorites]


This post exposes a bug with the favorites leveling option. Rather than saying below the post "has favorites", it says "13 users marked this as a favorite".

This post should have no more or less favorites than any other post with favorites! Just as the coalition says, only using the existing site option to enforce precisely this behavior.

Coalition, I beg a thing
Redirect your favoriting
To the cause of countless fave
And upvote this, to fairness save
posted by crysflame at 10:06 PM on October 14, 2014 [1 favorite]


I can't believe that comment got 3,054 favorites.
posted by double block and bleed at 4:45 PM on October 15, 2014 [1 favorite]


I wouldn't know, I have favorites turned off. I don't have a tv either.
posted by From Bklyn at 10:56 PM on October 15, 2014 [3 favorites]


Bigger concern: I just realized favorites are visible when logged out. That means that 'normal people' can see all my favorites! I don't want to share!
posted by From Bklyn at 12:00 AM on October 16, 2014 [1 favorite]


If mods took favorites away, they would mean a lot. They would mean something that the mods took away from us.

And great, the Firefly theme is now running through my head.
posted by halifix at 5:23 PM on October 16, 2014 [1 favorite]


Shiny.
posted by misha at 9:58 PM on October 16, 2014 [1 favorite]


I would have like...-5000 favorites in minutes.
So hell no!
posted by clavdivs at 6:26 PM on October 18, 2014 [1 favorite]


Imagine jaynestown...yeah with twiddly digits and st. Lattes' dance... Statue of qounsar e!
posted by clavdivs at 6:33 PM on October 18, 2014 [2 favorites]


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