I find the options in the Contacts form for relationships somewhat limiting. I know this is trivial but I can't help thinking it could be awesomer. [more inside]
In the front page "contact activity" section, if one of your contacts has a best answer, it specifies the AskMetafilter question where the answer appears. I wonder, can something similar be done for "has a comment with X favorites," instead of just saying "in AskMetafilter" or "in MetaFilter"?
I know that different people use contacts for different things. I use mine as a mental reference to remember people I admire, so that if I'm ever discussing anything with them, I can remember to be nicer to them and assume more good faith on their part. Others use it to bookmark people whose posts they enjoy reading. Still others do it for networking purposes. Whatever. Even though contacts aren't reciprocal, it seems somebody odd that we don't have an "opt-out" option that lets us remove people from our contacts list. It seems to me that it would be relatively simple to implement this option, and that the current system as it is set up facilitates both bullying and cyberstalking. Could an option like this be added, please?
I was wondering, has anyone has ever charted the tangled web of linked to/by relationships, or if that was even feasible with datamuckery? It's approaching four years since the great enspousening, and I was wondering how we are all interconnected. [more inside]
A tiny Quonsmas pony for all! Could we get some sort of "Quonsed" option for the relationships list when we're adding contacts? [more inside]
7 people just removed me from their contact list! From beyond the MeFi grave! [more inside]
The contacts section allows us to indicate who we've actually met. Would the infodump be able to tell us who among us has met the most MeFites? I know it's dependent on people selecting the "met" box when listing a contact, but I'm curious about the number.
Are any mefites on Diaspora? I just got my invite and I see three other people there who are following #metafilter, but I bet there's more of you. I'd like to systematically add mefites as contacts, so if you are on there and want to be added, please either follow #metafilter, or contact me.
Why do other Metafilter users, who I've never emailed with, show up as potential contacts on Google+ ? [more inside]
Is there a search-for-contacts, find-your-friends feature buried somewhere in MetaFilter? I'd love to see if any other folks that I know are MeFites, and would gladly grant the site temporary access to my GMail address book to find out... if ONLY there were a WAY to DO it!
What are contacts? And what does it mean when someone adds you as a contact?
This is either a pony, or it exists and I can't see it -- is there a way to remove disabled accounts from your contacts?....I just wanted to do some cleaning up. This is low priority, though, so I can deal if it's just not possible. Thanks.
My front page contact sidebar is no longer showing posts by contacts that have received the threshold of 12+ favorites, plus other odd behavior. [more inside]
How do I delete a contact? Difficulty: android. [more inside]
If a contact's account is closed, either because they chose to disable it or they got banned, can (should?) that show up in the "Contact Activity" sidebar?
When making a new contact, the following doesn't seem to be very MeFi-centric. Friendship acquaintance friend none Physical I have met this user in the real world. Professional co-worker colleague Geographical co-resident neighbor none Family child parent sibling spouse kin none Romantic muse crush date sweetheart [more inside]
Lacking confidence, I will not call this a pony. It's just a suggestion: how about setting that optionally removes moderators from the "contact activity" sidebar? I adore jessamyn, and many of her answers deserve to be favorites/best answers, but due to her high-profile here, my list has become a digest of jessamyn's activity, which crowds out all my other contacts. (This only affects people who have moderators as contacts.)
My little pony: On the contacts page, can we have links to filter contacts based on the XFN links we've applied to them? [more inside]
Someone to whom I am not married to has linked me in Contacts using the descriptor "Spouse." What recourse do I have? [more inside]
Whose activity should I be watching on Metafilter Music? [more inside]
Is it considered acceptable to link to users so I may see their activity? [more inside]
Pony request: Can we have contact activity on the green? [more inside]
I musta pissed someone off... [more inside]
There is no classmate or co-alumni sort of option on the contact form. [more inside]
"Muse" is romantic? [more inside]
the new contacts page is leaving me wanting... [more inside]
We made a few changes to the contacts page. [more inside]
The last five favorited posts from my contacts is borked. It shows that the last favorite was added over a year ago. But, for example, the contact shown (grumblebee), has favorited a bunch of stuff since then, including a post today.
I'm terrible at remembering names. It would be great to have usernames that are favorites show up as a different color. Is there a way?
ContactPonyFilter: non-contact contacts? [more inside]
I have some questions about contact activity. [more inside]
Birthday notification? [more inside]
What's the point of "[Your Contact] just added [other member] as a contact."? Why should I care about that? I can understand highlighting the posts/fpps/best answers of my contacts but this just seems overkill. I'm casting my vote for removing this option. [more inside]
Last Five Favorite posts from ___'s contacts & Last Five Favorite comments from ___'s contacts does not match up with Favorite posts from ___'s contacts & Favorite comments from ___'s contacts. I guess it's vaguely possible that this is because "Last" works on when something was favorited as opposed to when the favorited thing was posted, but the discrepancy is pretty large and I think there's a bug there.
Pointless And Maybe Drunken Pony Request: Can you please change the boxes in the contact section which allows us to describe our relationship to the contact so they say whatever term we choose, like the gender one does? [more inside]
When editing contact information, would it be possible for the edit to not show up in Contact Activity as a new contact? [more inside]
This may be a stupid question; it may well have been discussed in the posts regarding the Metafilter messaging system, but they are legion and I am inebriated. But can we have a message sent to our inbox if someone adds us as a "contact"? [more inside]
Add as a contact may or may not be broken, but it crashes Safari. [more inside]
Would it be totally server-juice-draining to provide a user-specific Contacts' Recent Activity RSS feed?
How about an RSS feed for the Recent Activity From My Contacts page? It would make
stalking others following my contacts a lot easier. [more inside]
A quick formatting request for the contacts lists: "links to" and "linked by" as vertical lists side by side rather than as blocks of inline text. Also, a little icon to indicate mutual contacts, and a little plus sign to add new non-mutual contacts from the "linked by" list. I have the del.icio.us contacts list in mind.
Adding yourself as a contact is an easy way to keep track of Best Answers and Favorites and Stuff. To do so, just go to add anyone as a contact, then swap out their user number for yours in the address bar. [more inside]
Whoop de doo! You added a contact! [more inside]
"Keep your (MetaFilter) friends close and your enemies closer," a Contacts Pony Request. [more inside]
We just launched contacts activity (looks like this, also on the sidebar of the front page showing the most recent 10 things). More explanation inside. [more inside]
We added a bunch MeFi Mail updates that seemed worthy of a post here (and if you have more ideas maybe add them here) [more inside]
What on earth is this?
wow. anonymous - despite having a bunch of issues with sex, relationships, health, work, depression, relationships, marriage, dating, jobs & love - sure has a hell of a lot of sweetheart, muse, date and spouse contacts! how can i emulate this alchemical transmutation of general leaden fuckedupness into popularity gold?
I've been wondering about the conventions and expectations for "Links to" and "Linked by" in our profiles. So far I've been "linked by" one person, who I don't know in real life but who I'm quite happy to be associated with based on what I've seen of their contributions. If a person ever spontaneously linked to me and I wasn't into it for some reason, would there be a way to point this out to them (if they didn't have contact info)? Or would that be irrelevant because linking is really just more of a global "favorite" button, without any connotation of "A likes B, therefore we can assume B likes A"?
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