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I want to know exactly where I'm going.

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"?
posted by not that girl on Jun 4, 2013 - 3 comments

Could we get an option to APPROVE somebody adding us as a contact?

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?
posted by wolfdreams01 on May 3, 2013 - 528 comments

I think I might be my own grandpaw, or six degrees of Brandon Blatcher

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]
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 29, 2013 - 63 comments

Quonser-Quonsee Relations

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]
posted by Fui Non Sum on Dec 23, 2012 - 11 comments

Disabled Contacts

7 people just removed me from their contact list! From beyond the MeFi grave! [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Mar 13, 2012 - 81 comments

It's a small MetaFilter world

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.
posted by ambrosia on Dec 20, 2011 - 99 comments

Diaspora

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.
posted by lollusc on Nov 13, 2011 - 26 comments

The Usual Suspects

Why do other Metafilter users, who I've never emailed with, show up as potential contacts on Google+ ? [more inside]
posted by mannequito on Aug 13, 2011 - 48 comments

Where My (MetaFilter) Homies Is At?

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!
posted by D.Billy on Jul 16, 2011 - 57 comments

Contacts?

What are contacts? And what does it mean when someone adds you as a contact?
posted by Leta on Apr 4, 2011 - 75 comments

Time to let go

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.
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Feb 18, 2011 - 76 comments

Missing contact's most favorited posts on sidebar but not elsewhere.

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]
posted by BeerFilter on Aug 11, 2010 - 3 comments

Yeah, I don't want to see that anymore.

How do I delete a contact? Difficulty: android. [more inside]
posted by Netzapper on Jul 31, 2010 - 40 comments

notification that a contact's account is closed?

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?
posted by Ufez Jones on Jun 9, 2010 - 79 comments

3...2...1...CONTACT!

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]
posted by snsranch on Feb 26, 2010 - 55 comments

Don't take this the wrong way, jessamyn...

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.)
posted by grumblebee on Feb 25, 2010 - 71 comments

Infodump updates: contact dates, comment length, metatalk closures, munging

Infodump update: we've added a few new features. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Dec 14, 2009 - 163 comments

Contact Filters

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]
posted by ocherdraco on Aug 17, 2009 - 22 comments

He ain't Ralph.

Someone to whom I am not married to has linked me in Contacts using the descriptor "Spouse." What recourse do I have? [more inside]
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies on Jun 16, 2009 - 1438 comments

Recommendations for MeFi Music Contacts

Whose activity should I be watching on Metafilter Music? [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Apr 28, 2009 - 39 comments

Will you please clarify linking etiquette?

Is it considered acceptable to link to users so I may see their activity? [more inside]
posted by cranberrymonger on Apr 15, 2009 - 91 comments

I can haz more contact activity?

Pony request: Can we have contact activity on the green? [more inside]
posted by special-k on Mar 1, 2009 - 7 comments

I'm not Mom's favorite either

I musta pissed someone off... [more inside]
posted by orthogonality on Nov 13, 2008 - 317 comments

Pony Request: Alumni as contact

There is no classmate or co-alumni sort of option on the contact form. [more inside]
posted by Riverine on Aug 30, 2008 - 7 comments

Musings

"Muse" is romantic? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Jul 21, 2008 - 112 comments

the new contacts page is leaving me wanting...

the new contacts page is leaving me wanting... [more inside]
posted by krautland on May 22, 2008 - 20 comments

Who are the people in your contacts list?

We made a few changes to the contacts page. [more inside]
posted by pb on May 15, 2008 - 111 comments

Obscure bug found only because I'm realllllly bored at work

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.
posted by desjardins on May 5, 2008 - 13 comments

Color coded usernames

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?
posted by stbalbach on Apr 29, 2008 - 82 comments

Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

ContactPonyFilter: non-contact contacts? [more inside]
posted by aihal on Apr 20, 2008 - 34 comments

Questions about the way Contact Activity Works.

I have some questions about contact activity. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Apr 11, 2008 - 18 comments

BIRTHDAY PONY?

Birthday notification? [more inside]
posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] on Apr 7, 2008 - 94 comments

Asking for the removal of a feature.

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]
posted by dobbs on Apr 6, 2008 - 57 comments

Contacts Favorites Bug?

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.
posted by juv3nal on Mar 19, 2008 - 10 comments

Ponies are pointless but fun!

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]
posted by indienial on Feb 12, 2008 - 9 comments

Contact is secret, is the moment when everything happens!

When editing contact information, would it be possible for the edit to not show up in Contact Activity as a new contact? [more inside]
posted by item on Jan 19, 2008 - 25 comments

Let me know about the Mefi Lovin'

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]
posted by Jimbob on Jan 8, 2008 - 38 comments

Save Mr. Crashy Pants

Add as a contact may or may not be broken, but it crashes Safari. [more inside]
posted by emelenjr on Jan 6, 2008 - 10 comments

Recent Activity RSS Feed?

Would it be totally server-juice-draining to provide a user-specific Contacts' Recent Activity RSS feed?
posted by bkudria on Dec 31, 2007 - 10 comments

RSS Feed for My Contacts Page

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]
posted by chrisamiller on Nov 8, 2007 - 5 comments

Contact List Formatting

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.
posted by brownpau on Nov 7, 2007 - 8 comments

Be Your Own Spouse: How to Add Yourself As a Contact

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]
posted by robocop is bleeding on Nov 6, 2007 - 52 comments

Guy Who Posted That one Funny Comment has added Total Frikken Stranger as a Contact!

Whoop de doo! You added a contact! [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Nov 5, 2007 - 56 comments

Friend? Neighbor? Spouse? SWORN ENEMY?

"Keep your (MetaFilter) friends close and your enemies closer," a Contacts Pony Request. [more inside]
posted by wendell on Nov 3, 2007 - 52 comments

Updates from Contacts

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]
posted by mathowie on Nov 2, 2007 - 171 comments

MeFi Mail refresh

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]
posted by mathowie on Oct 23, 2007 - 102 comments

Many Eyes?

What on earth is this?
posted by Optamystic on Jul 19, 2007 - 48 comments

how to become anonymous?

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?
posted by UbuRoivas on Jul 12, 2007 - 34 comments

In our profiles, what are the conventions and expectations for "Links to" and "Linked by"?

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"?
posted by allterrainbrain on Jun 2, 2007 - 39 comments

Changing details about contacts

Is there a feature to modify links to others?
I checked, no dice.
posted by nj_subgenius on Dec 25, 2006 - 14 comments

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