So if you look at an Ask thread on its own, best answers are marked with a distinct background.
However, in Recent Activity, best answers are marked with a green check. That's because "my answers" are marked with a distinct background.
I find this unnecessarily confusing and would appreciate some consistency.
Ideas from the floor on the best solution are welcome!
posted by seanmpuckett
on Jun 17, 2013 -
Pony request: I know this is slightly silly, but I would like validation for something that I find myself doing occasionally - can clicking on the check mark next to a question with a best answer in it jump me straight to the first best answer in the comments? Sometimes I read a question and want to just see what the person thought the best answer is. I did not see any requests for this in a search going back to 2008, so I figured I'd ask.
posted by Hactar
on Apr 5, 2013 -
When and why did AskMe best answer highlighting change from light to dark? I fear change, and the effect is more jarring than I expected it to be. If this isn't something we can toggle, anyone have a Greasemonkey script?
posted by StrikeTheViol
on Feb 16, 2012 -
Favorites and best answers. How about when you mark something as "best answer" it also gets an automatic "favorite?" [more inside]
posted by Sassyfras
on Feb 2, 2012 -
Just wanted to start a discussion on whether it's a good idea to limit the number of "best answers" in an AskMeFi thread. I started reading this thread
and thought about forwarding it to a friend of mine, but the entire thing is almost unreadable due to the color contrast because the original poster "best answered" every comment. In addition, especially to a new user who doesn't necessarily know all of the formatting conventions, the whole thing is really busy. Nothing against the original poster, who is well within their rights to "best answer" as they see fit, but readability suffers in cases like this.
posted by SeizeTheDay
on Feb 1, 2012 -
Bug Report: favorites from username (example
, look for the comment on "September 10, 2011") uses old(? non-sprite
anyways) best answer tick image which goes to http://images.metafilter.com/mefi/icons/tick.png and currently returns a 500 internal server error.
posted by juv3nal
on Jan 30, 2012 -
Just want to point out an excellent, very informative response to an AskMeFi question I posted earlier today. [more inside]
posted by kitcat
on Jan 12, 2012 -
Does the presence of a marked Best Answer in an AskMe keep it alive shorter or longer? [more inside]
posted by griphus
on Oct 28, 2011 -
Is there a script or trick that I can use to display a list of the comments I marked as "best answer" in my own questions? I'm thinking for recipes, "recommend me music..." and similar queries, it'd be great to be able to copy/paste or print out a list of the comments I intend to delve into more later. I'm thinking there's already a way, but I just don't know it.
posted by xo
on Nov 3, 2010 -
Tiny pony request. On the AskMe front page, a question has a green checkmark next to it if any of the answers has been marked "best answer." If you look at your own history of AskMe coments, there's a green checkmark next to any of your AskMe answers that was marked "best answer." In that same history of your AskMe comments, why not have a green checkmark next to the title of any question in which there have been "best answers" by anyone else? [more inside]
posted by John Cohen
on Sep 24, 2010 -
So I had this crazy idea while surfing the internet in my apartment with no other living soul except my cats who are currently attempting to bridge the gap between sleep and suspended animation. [more inside]
posted by theichibun
on Apr 22, 2010 -
AskMe pony request: How about an option to receive an email notification when an answer you gave in AskMe has been marked best answer? Or, if notifications aren't a good idea for some reason, how about some way to quickly check (via your profile) which of your answers have been marked best answer? [more inside]
posted by Jaltcoh
on Jan 14, 2010 -
the 'best answer' option for the green is great but how about also having a just 'helpful' option? [more inside]
posted by krautland
on Jan 5, 2009 -
When an AskMe question has a comment marked as a best answer, a little tick/check
appears next to the post on the front page. What do people think about making that tick a link to the first best answer comment?
posted by zamboni
on Oct 27, 2008 -
My little pony: how much work would be required to turn the "contains answers marked as best" checkmark on the front page of AskMe into a link to the first best answer?
posted by flabdablet
on Mar 27, 2008 -
New askMe guideline: Must have a theoretical "Best Answer".
posted by sophist
on Aug 5, 2007 -
Just curious about something... when someone answers an AskMe question and it gets marked as one of the best answers, shouldn't that also count for them as being favorited by someone? Or... no?
posted by miss lynnster
on Mar 20, 2007 -
Which AskMefi questions have elicited great responses or answers - the sort that just perfectly answer the question, or those where what seems like a long shot is serendipitously answered by the perfect person? Looking at the "metafilterhistory" tag, I found this
, but are there others?
posted by divabat
on Jan 17, 2007 -
"Why does eating in a restaurant make me crap my pants?"
and 994 other
anonymous gems from the Anonymous Ask Metafilter archive. As AskMe readies for it's 1000th anonymous question, the community is hereby polled: How has the feature worked out for the community? Do you ever wonder how some threads
were resolved? And at the risk of seeming too voyeuristic, has anyone ever thought about writing fiction based on the scenario in an anonymous AskMe question?
posted by Saucy Intruder
on Jun 26, 2006 -
On the "My Comments" page, is there a way to show if MY
comment was marked best answer?
posted by MeetMegan
on May 17, 2006 -
I'd like a way, beyond "best answer," to give feedback/kudos to users who offer exceptionally helpful AskMe answers. [more inside]
posted by Alterscape
on May 17, 2006 -
Pony: when browsing the archives of ask.me the navigation for pages says next page
and previous page
. Could it be changed to older posts
and newer posts
? Also the color of links in "best answers" is the same as the answer.
posted by bigmusic
on May 10, 2006 -
When trying to select a best answer on this thread
, I get:
Error Occurred While Processing Request
posted by disillusioned
on Jan 12, 2006 -
Error Executing Database Query.
[Macromedia][SQLServer JDBC Driver][SQLServer]Procedure 'askmeficomments' expects parameter '@timezone', which was not supplied.
In AskMetafilter, if the tags box extends into a highlighted "best answer" box, the two collide instead of readjusting for each other. This includes a text wrap-around. I demand perfection down to the pixel.
posted by geoff.
on Jan 6, 2006 -
This Ask me thread
has the "Best answer" checked on the main page, but nothing is showing up in the thread. Just thought I'd let you know.
posted by McSly
on Dec 10, 2005 -
An ability to unmark "Best Answer", I have on several instances accidently clicked the link (it's such a big target). Even a confirmation page would stop this from occuring, I'm not alone right?
posted by geoff.
on Oct 17, 2005 -
has a checkmark on the front page of AskMe, but no best answers marked inside. Opera on Mac OS 10.3.9.
posted by mzurer
on Oct 16, 2005 -
You can't flag your own replies to an AxeMe (suck it, haters)
as a "Best Answer." This sucks in those rare events you did not get your question answered satisfactorily and you want to leave a resolution for posterity.
posted by keswick
on Oct 1, 2005 -
so, are there differences between the posting limits (once per week) on ask.mefi and metafilter proper? In other words, once you've posted anywhere on the Mefi network, do you have to wait a week to post elsewhere, or is the posting limit unique to each area?
Also, it would be cool if "best answers" were tallied for each user, and posting frequency tied to it somehow. Or not. Please don't hurt me.
posted by mecran01
on May 27, 2005 -