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Pony Request: Edited Flag

I am still seeing quite a few comments which are significantly edited for content using the edit feature. Things like tripling the length of the comment by adding two full sentences to it. Not minor edits where one or two words are changed, much less simply typos. The "Other" flag seems a little too generic but that's what I end up using when I flag them. A "Edited for Content" flag would be appreciated if possible? [more inside]
posted by Justinian on Feb 20, 2016 - 160 comments

Data set of links to comments made in other posts?

Is there a data set of links to comments from other threads, ranked by the number of times the comment is linked to? Or, could one be created? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on May 16, 2014 - 20 comments

Pony Request: This Link Has Been Posted Before - Comments Version

When you post a FPP to the Blue, your links are automatically run through some sort of search function to see if they have been posted before. This might be, if not too site-intensive, a useful thing for comments as well, so that people don't find themselves posting the same links, with different flavor text. [more inside]
posted by corb on Jul 17, 2013 - 56 comments

3000+ Comment Megaponies

So, even outside of election years browser crushing 3000+ post megathreads are now a not uncommon thing - should we be looking at pagination at the 2000 comment mark? And if not pagination what else could be done to make them less of a browser crushing experience, especially on mobile?
posted by Artw on Apr 18, 2013 - 93 comments

LIGHTEN UP ON THE INSTANT DELETIONS, PLEASE

I made an ill considered remark in timsteil's folkstreams post and he made a polite response which made me feel ashamed after I saw his consternation. I wanted to clarify my harsh out and went to make a clarifying comment when my computer crashed and I had to reboot. And when I got back, I made my comment and then saw his was already deleted. I am getting so sick of the editing of our conversations.I really think sometime that there should be placeholders for all deletions you make. You are overdoing it, in my estimation. [more inside]
posted by y2karl on Mar 17, 2013 - 54 comments

"Expand all" on favorites?

Pony request: Expand all on favorites? [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on May 18, 2012 - 16 comments

Everyone likes ponies!

Pony request: "Load New Comments" for Mefi threads, at least on mobile. Pretty please? [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc on Feb 2, 2011 - 349 comments

Not for posts, but for comments; same same but different...

/Pony-request-filter: Would it be possible to see which comments are favourited the most, much like the "Popular Favourites" for posts?
posted by titantoppler on Nov 3, 2010 - 10 comments

Searching through favorites by poster's name

Hello, pb! Big fan, first-time caller. I love being able to search through my favorites for half-remembered comments that I think are excellent, but often, one of the only significant pieces of information I can remember about comments is the person who posted them. Like, "I think I recall Spatch saying something funny about horses? Or was it camels?" Unfortunately, the search-through-favorites feature doesn't seem to catch commenters' names, only the comments' bodies. Is there a way the name of the commenter could be included in the search-through-favorites, or would that be a tremendous hassle to implement? I apologize if this has been requested before, and I thank you for your time!
posted by Greg Nog on Jul 30, 2010 - 82 comments

Inaccurate realtime post/comment count

How is my "last visit" determined? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Jan 15, 2010 - 29 comments

Search results including number of comments?

A minor pony: on the search results page, can the number of comments for each post be included in the "posted by" line, the same way it is on the main page? [more inside]
posted by oulipian on Sep 13, 2009 - 7 comments

Favorite count vs. comment count in popular posts

Pony: Unless I'm wrong, it seems that inclusion on the 'popular posts' page/rss feed is limited to highly favorited threads. Can we get threads with a lot of comments included on that page/feed as well, even if they don't have a lot of favorites? Or a separate page for that sort of thing?
posted by Who_Am_I on Nov 21, 2008 - 9 comments

Display Title of Post in RSS feed of Popular Comments?

I use the "Popular Comments" feed to keep track of all the great things you witty people are always saying. Currently, the title of each comment in the feed is formatted like so:

By orthogonality in MeFi

which does not provide any sort of context for the comment. [more inside]
posted by jpdoane on Aug 8, 2008 - 11 comments

Give me disorder! In reverse descending order!

PONY: I like discussion! How about having some way of pulling up the "most active" threads...threads which have the most comments over the past x hours. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Jun 23, 2008 - 74 comments

keep comments while still killing posts

I was a little sad to see the Purple Reign post deleted; I realize that the post itself was DOA but I loved some of the links posted within the thread. Perhaps there is a middle ground that is a step above killing that would still allow folks to at least see the comments while still culling the post.
posted by zeoslap on Apr 30, 2008 - 54 comments

User comment dumps

Many of us have spent quite a bit of time writing our various comments and posts on MetaFilter. In the spirit of "All posts are © their original authors," I would like to request the ability for a user to be able to download all of their own contributions as a simple data dump. [more inside]
posted by grouse on Apr 14, 2008 - 69 comments

Comment count in RSS

Pony request: Is it feasible to get the current comment count in the rss feed? [more inside]
posted by butterstick on Jan 10, 2008 - 27 comments

Me too!

Along the lines of the "favorite" button, I suggest adding a "me too" button to appear alongside comments. A list of the people who have clicked "me too" would appear after the comment. Rationale: I get the impression that a lot of people use favorites not so much as bookmarks, but to endorse or "vote for" a comment. Particularly on AskMe, where the point is not so much to discuss a topic as it is to answer a question, it could be useful to indicate "I have nothing to add to soandso's great comment, but want to let it be known that I endorse this answer." I suppose that a "me too" button also invites a "you've got to be kidding" button, but that's a lazy form of argumentation, and would be served just as well by clicking "me too" on a rebuttal comment or writing your own.
posted by adamrice on Aug 31, 2007 - 86 comments

Highlighting the original questioner's comments in Ask Metafilter - good idea or bad?

Often in Ask Metafilter the original questioner chimes in with clarifications or extra information, but answerers don't necessarily read all previous comments before chipping in. Do people think it might be a good idea to highlight the original poster's comments in thread? (Obviously this only makes sense for Ask).
posted by handee on May 24, 2007 - 51 comments

NOT MEFI-IST

"My comments" by thread por favor.
posted by bardic on May 21, 2007 - 27 comments

Request: click and limit to specific poster

My first-ever pony request: In a given thread, what about a link next to each member's individual comments, that is titled "see all comments by this member in this thread." So, say, I want to see all of mathowie's comments in a particular thread, I click on that link and it gives me a page with just mathowie's comments in that thread. I know you can see all of a member's comments by going to their user page, but it's kind of cumbersome to click back and forth and you can't view all the comments together. It would be nice to have them all thrown up on one page. It would help us evaluate the position or argument that the person is developing throughout the thread.
posted by jayder on Dec 16, 2006 - 21 comments

Can we reorder comments by favoriteness?

So now we have a visual indicator of how popular a specific post is. Cool. Could we take this one step further?
posted by Pontius Pilate on Sep 8, 2006 - 41 comments

RSS for Favorited Comments

How about an RSS Feed that keeps track of when other people save your comment as favorites? Then you would never have to check that page manually to boost your self-worth.
posted by smackfu on Aug 29, 2006 - 28 comments

My Recent Comments Pony

My comments pony: an option to only show comments made since the previous load of the "my comments" page.
posted by bleary on Aug 25, 2006 - 6 comments

Best Comment?

How about a 'Best Comment' option on MeFi, similar to the 'Best Answer' option on AskMe? [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Jun 21, 2006 - 28 comments

Could we have a timed window for editing comments?

How difficult would it be to program an edit function into our comments that allows us to revise our contributions within 1-5 minutes of posting it? I think it'd be a very cool thing to have for us OCD types that apologize after we spell something wrong and immediately correct ourselves in the next comment. Also, it could serve as a conscience (you post something, you regret it immediately, and get rid of it). Note, I'm not asking for unlimited editing. Only the ability to edit within 1-5 minutes of your original post.
posted by SeizeTheDay on Jun 15, 2006 - 142 comments

one enhancement I'd like to see is the ability to search through my comments only

Feature request: onsite search is back, and one enhancement I'd like to see is the ability to search through my comments only. [more]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Jun 6, 2006 - 18 comments

Commenting on Deleted Threads

PieInTheSky Feature Request: The ability to add comments to deleted threads. Please? Think of all the fun we could have!
posted by blue_beetle on May 8, 2006 - 48 comments

New Comments

Would it be possible to show how many comments have been made on a thread since the last time you clicked on the thread, not since the last time you loaded the page?
posted by _sirmissalot_ on May 2, 2006 - 14 comments

More Fantastic Comments Please

"Fantastic comments" make good reading. Why can I only read the last ten? Is it just a technical issue, or is there a worry that a permanent archive will result in competition?

(and if so, is competition that encourages people to write fantastic comments really such a bad idea?)
posted by tkolar on Apr 21, 2006 - 7 comments

Voting on Metafilter Projects?

Now that the contest is over, what is the point of having voting on Metafilter Projects? Anyone who wants to post the project to the front page can do so—no matter how many votes there are—and in most cases, having comments there instead of voting could provide the poster with valuable criticism and advice.

Is it just the worry that people will write mean things about the projects?
posted by interrobang on Apr 10, 2006 - 78 comments

Comments Text-Box Width

Ponyfilter: It'd be really nice if the 'Comments' entry box could be the full width of the browser. MeFi does an excellent job in handling widescreen monitors in all respects but that one. [bit more inside]
posted by Malor on Mar 4, 2006 - 17 comments

Can we RSS for posts and comments?

It would be cool to have RSS feeds on a per user basis. I'm thinking mainly posts but comments would be fine too. Something like http://www.metafilter.com/username.mefi/user/posts.rss and http://www.metafilter.com/username.mefi/user/comments.rss. It'd be a great way to keep up with people whose stuff you enjoy (like everyone's favorite) w/o getting lost in the volume.
posted by xmutex on Feb 14, 2006 - 35 comments

Pony: temporary comment editing

Temporary comment editing?
I'm sure this has been brought up before but......It would be nice to be able to edit one's comments for a short period after posting. Not for very long, obviously, but long enough to fix glaring errors or spelling mistakes.
posted by fenriq on Feb 3, 2006 - 86 comments

Can we move the byline to the top?

Suggestion for a small format change: how about putting the byline on top of the comment in discussion threads? This would allow us to efficiently skip comments from users we don't want to hear from without resorting to user killfiles, and without wasting precious seconds of I'm-surfing-at-work-and-I-really-shouldn't-be-doing-this time to realize that this is a comment from that guy. Having the byline at the top would save a bit of scrolling and skimming, since you'd know what you're getting into right from the start. Also, some MeFites are "must-reads" for me and I'd like to make sure I don't blow past them.
posted by Quietgal on Dec 17, 2005 - 43 comments

Comments for Projects

Dear Santa,

I already know that I'm getting the Schwinn "Stingray" 5 speed, ala 1977, and I already have one of my front teeth;

what I really, really need is "comments" for Mefi Projects.

I know it's been discussed, but I think it might be important. Frankly, I've seen a few things posted that could use some further insight. I haven't been inclined to send things to the blue for further discussion, it should happen their on the (white)?
posted by snsranch on Dec 7, 2005 - 39 comments

A request for the abillity to edit posts after hitting "post."

Top of my Christmas list: The ability to go back and edit my posts. Also a quote block might be nice.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on Dec 4, 2005 - 58 comments

Ways to improve My Comments functionality.

My Comments: 62 total comments. 31 since your most recent comment, last 10 shown below...
posted by smackfu on Dec 1, 2005 - 22 comments

Marking pivotal comments?

Pony request -

How about a feature that allows people to mark certain comments in a thread as "pivot comments." These "pivots" are comments that drastically altered the course of the conversation. If enough people flag a comment as pivotal, it would stand out somehow. It seems like "100+ comment threads" are here to stay, and this would reduce redundancy and make them easier to navigate.
posted by afroblanca on Nov 23, 2005 - 43 comments

Comments RSS for each thread

May I have per-thread RSS feeds with comments for Christmas?
posted by ijoshua on Sep 30, 2005 - 16 comments

Nested Commenting?

How 'bout nested commenting?
posted by HiveMind on Sep 2, 2005 - 38 comments

Searching Comments

Is it possible to update the search function so that you can search not only posts but the comments? Didn't it used to do that? Google doesn't seem to drill down to the comments (except in fairly new threads) and neither does the MetaFilter search function which can make it very difficult to track down an old comment or links that appeared only in the comments.
posted by caddis on Aug 4, 2005 - 12 comments

Could we have comments on the flag page?

This post about readings for a wedding has great responses, and links to other threads with great responses (disclaimer: I responded to one of them.) I flagged the link as Other, expecting to be able to comment, but sadly, there is no comment capability. Please administrator, consider granting this pony, "comments on the flag page," if it is not too large and cumbersome.
posted by theora55 on Jun 26, 2005 - 8 comments

RSS feeds for comments and tags? Maybe per user?

I'd like to see individual comments feeds for all MeFi posts. This would make threads much easier to track. Also, could we get feeds for MeFi tags too perhaps? And what about feeds for each user's posts and comments, like how 43 Things uses them.
posted by sjvilla79 on Apr 8, 2005 - 32 comments

Is there a way we can delete our own comments?

Is there a way we can delete our own comments? I understand that this could lead to confusing threads if people commented on a subsequently-removed comment, so if it needs to be limited to instances where the commenter left the last comment on a thread, that could work.
posted by sachinag on Mar 15, 2005 - 55 comments

Total Comments in AskMe and MeTa

When looking at a MetaFilter post, the line under the description looks like this:
posted by too_many_notes at 4:56 AM EST (13 comments total) ( feature_request ) [!]

However, in both MetaTalk and AskMetaFilter the "(13 comments total)" is missing. I find this information useful in the thread. Could the green and gray be more like the blue?
posted by too many notes on Mar 10, 2005 - 8 comments

Favorites Pony Request

Pony, pony, pony. Everyone wants a Pony. Here's the one I'd really like: The introduction of the [!] is nice. But I am way more interested in seeing the best, most interesting comments than I care about bad ones getting taken out behind the woodshed. If there has to be a [!] could there also be a [!!!]? In my pony dreams this spits out to a page like the del.icio.us popular list. Or something like that.
posted by limitedpie on Feb 24, 2005 - 18 comments

Pony: pagination, and preview for the actual comment

Last alluded to here: None of the redesign entries (unless I missed something) addressed the "comments by user" page, which is probably the clunkiest and least usable feature on the site. Long comment histories take forever to load (and tax the server); and you can't actually see any of the comments without clicking on each individual link. I think pagination, plus an ability to preview the actual comment, would be a great help.
posted by Saucy Intruder on Feb 6, 2005 - 17 comments

Strip extra line breaks?

If count("
") > 1, count("
") = 1

posted by PrinceValium on Aug 22, 2004 - 22 comments

Breaking up comment pages

Can our comment pages be broken up into smaller pieces? (more inside, yo.)
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on Jun 20, 2004 - 18 comments

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