There is currently a practice across Metafilter, especially within Metafilter proper (the Blue) and Metatalk (the Grey) of making personal attacks against other users that I feel undermines the community aspect of the site. The attacks I am concerned with most often take the form of ugly insinuations that the user is deliberately derailing, trolling or using common tactics which are allegedly known to be popular with (in alphabetical order, thee could be more, these are all I could think of when I set about making this thread):
posted by misha
on Sep 8, 2014 -
- Redditors (specifically, usually The Red Pill subreddit)
I'd like to export the "wisdom of Metafilter" that I've favorited over the years, but I'd like to do it with the least amount of effort and risk of error. The two methods I've found so far will require quite a bit of copy/pasting. Am I missing a special killer-combo-move, or will I just have to roll up my sleeves and get my ctrl+ C/P fingers warmed up? [more inside]
posted by guy72277
on Jul 9, 2014 -
I'm seeing a bug while favoriting comments that've been loaded through the "recent comments" auto-loader. If I add an auto-loaded comment to my favorites, all the loaded comments vanish once the favorite's been added. It seems to occur while the site's loading up the new favorite count — I get a brief "adding favorite" dialogue, and then, boop, all gone! This is occurring on Google Chrome on OS X; I'm not sure if anybody else is getting this, but I've tried this on multiple subsites and it's a recurring and consistent bug.
posted by Rory Marinich
on May 26, 2014 -
Pony request: A checkbox in our profile settings to "Alert me via MeMail when a question I've marked as a favorite is marked resolved." [more inside]
posted by jbickers
on Jan 27, 2014 -
Once upon a time someone posted a speech (or maybe just a link thereto) in which George Washington was saying "Ask not what your country can do for you..." to a bunch of veterans who were leaning on a cash strapped Federal government. I distinctly remember it getting tons of favorites and I even flagged it as a fantastic comment. [more inside]
posted by Kid Charlemagne
on Dec 2, 2013 -
Due to a couple of recent MetaFilter user requests to return it to working status, I have updated the popular (6K+ downloads on userscripts, more elsewhere) HowlsOfOutrage Greasemonkey script. The script displays a popup window of all users favoriting a particular MetaFilter post or comment on mouse hover over the favorites text. In addition, I've updated the Chrome extension, and added a new Safari extension. Testing was successful, but not exhaustive. All completely free as always, natch. [more inside]
posted by mdevore
on Jul 1, 2013 -
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 -
100/day just isn't enough anymore, given the increasing volume of quality discussion on this site. Could the daily favorites limit please be raised???
posted by Jacqueline
on May 13, 2013 -
We can find "popular favorites" going back a day, week, month, all-time. And we can find all of the posts with a given tag. Is there a way to combine these two features, to find, say, "Posts with the tag [books] that have been most favorited?"
posted by Asparagus
on May 1, 2013 -
If favorites are bookmarks, and I'm not saying that they are, it would be nice to be able to search them by username. [more inside]
posted by maryr
on Apr 11, 2013 -
When readin MeFi on my iPhone browser, the hardest part is adding favorites by pressing on the + sign. Fat-thumbism leads me 4 times out of 5 incorrectly to the "who favorited this post" page instead. I was just wondering if there could be a way of making just the + button bigger ( from preferences) or (easier?) perhaps an add favorites button could be added to the "who favorited this post page"?
Thanks for listening to my random request/query!
posted by Bwithh
on Apr 6, 2013 -
A request: I sure would love to see the little "add to favorites" plus sign everywhere posts are displayed, specifically on the popular favorites pages. [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz
on Jan 8, 2013 -
My list of such is short and lame this year, but it would be lamer if we didn't have one of these threads for 2012. Show us your MeFi buried treasure! [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder
on Jan 7, 2013 -
To people who have done this; why
did you create Front Page Post(s) on MetaFilter? The motivations are interesting in themselves, and may also provide positive reasons for people to cross the rubicon from lurker to poster
. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore
on Dec 7, 2012 -
Grease my monkey, guvnor: Greasemonkey scripts get talked about a lot in Metatalk comments, and they seem pretty useful. I would like to ask our more Greasemonkey-oriented friends to recommend the best ones and discuss their experience of installing and using them. [more inside]
posted by MuffinMan
on Nov 27, 2012 -
Re AskMefi: Can I mark a question as a favorite only on the main page, and not on the question page?
Sometimes I don't know it's a favorite until I read some answers. But it appears I need to go back to the question list to make it a fave. Thx!
posted by LonnieK
on Sep 20, 2012 -
Can we get a keyboard shortcut for adding favorites?
I use the j/k and m keyboard shortcuts
all the time, but when I want to favorite a post or comment, I need to reach for the mouse. This will not do! [more inside]
posted by tonycpsu
on Sep 6, 2012 -
Is there a way to sort my favorites by author, or to get a tabulation of quantity by author? [more inside]
posted by etc.
on Aug 4, 2012 -
I would like to request a feature to distinguish favorites (answers/posts I want to go back and read) vs "promotes" (ability to vote for a post/answer without adding a "nthing" comment). [more inside]
posted by theobserver
on May 24, 2012 -
Is there a way to look at popular AskMe questions in a particular category
, either in the recent past or over time? The infodumpster almost
does this, but not quite. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco
on May 19, 2012 -
Can't swipe to favorite anymore. Did y'all disable that function? Or is it on my end? [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Apr 20, 2012 -
Have you ever favorited yourself, i.e. a comment or a post? Why did you do it, and what happened?
Something makes me feel it is a no-no, but just curious.
posted by polymodus
on Mar 24, 2012 -
Around a year ago
there was an idea floated about favorite categorization. I think that this would be a great feature for the site. Is it still in the "too ambitious" pile of site features, or have the coders taken another look at it since then? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla
on Mar 10, 2012 -
"You've hit your favorites limit for the day" - I have favorited 16 comments today. Nothing I've tried (cookies, etc.) has fixed it.
Anyone else having this problem? (Previously
posted by mrgrimm
on Mar 2, 2012 -
If I flag a comment, I can choose one of several default options. One of the options is "fantastic comment", and the others are terrible. Why can't I choose "fantastic" when I favorite a comment? [more inside]
posted by twoleftfeet
on Feb 27, 2012 -
A few other threads
have asked about the error message "The page is still loading, please wait to add favorites." and have found solutions in turning off NoScript or AdBlock. I ran into the same issue this week and, after doing some investigating, found it was specifically necessary to make sure the cloudfront.net
domain was "Allowed" in AdBlock. [more inside]
posted by Celsius1414
on Jan 19, 2012 -
Tell me about the comment you made or answer you gave that got a lot of favorites that you didn't think was all that great. [more inside]
posted by Kid Charlemagne
on Jan 13, 2012 -
Comment favorites count shown on iPhone even when profile says to "Hide Favorites." [more inside]
posted by swift
on Jan 9, 2012 -
Wondering if it's possible to limit a search to just within my favorited posts? [more inside]
posted by amanda
on Dec 13, 2011 -
An Infodump Question™ and followup to this post
: What is the average number of favorites per post received for each of the various MeFi subsites? Per comment? Average number of favorites given and received for the userbase?
posted by zarq
on Dec 13, 2011 -
Pony: a 'best-answer' kind of highlight on the comment that currently has the most favorites, at any given time, in any given thread. Better yet, what if each comment actually had a "best comment in thread" link next to the "+", and the comment currently with the most votes for "best" would be highlighted in the thread? [more inside]
posted by herbplarfegan
on Nov 17, 2011 -
Can't favorite anything on AskMe. Clicking a + takes me to the top of the page and does not add a favorite. No problems on MetaTalk or the blue. [more inside]
posted by marble
on Nov 11, 2011 -