Request for option to unmark "best answer" in Ask Metafilter October 17, 2005 7:57 AM   Subscribe

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. to Feature Requests at 7:57 AM (14 comments total)

Couldn't you just, y'know, be more careful?
posted by item at 8:06 AM on October 17, 2005


Second the confirmation page.
posted by odinsdream at 8:21 AM on October 17, 2005


You should be able to undo best-answer selections.

Also, I'm sometimes less inclined to click on an AskMe thread with a best-answer check next to it, thinking, 'Oh, someone's already given the answer.'

But really, why are you clicking all over the page anyway?
posted by driveler at 8:26 AM on October 17, 2005


Confirmation screen would be good.
posted by fire&wings at 8:27 AM on October 17, 2005


I third a confirmation page. I made this mistake once - I think I was trying to click the username of the answerer and just spaced out. Dumb mistake, but it happens.
posted by peep at 8:38 AM on October 17, 2005


No confirmation page, but an unmark link will be added. I hate confirmation pages -- less clicks = easier to use.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:48 AM on October 17, 2005


Yaaaaay Matt, you're the bomb for taking care of us morons so well :-D
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:51 AM on October 17, 2005 [1 favorite]


Interesting, I didn't realize there was no confirmation page. That might explain why a deleted answer sometimes gets flagged as "best" -- people clicking the "best answer" link instead of the "[!]".
posted by smackfu at 8:58 AM on October 17, 2005


"unmark" link just added and seems to be working as expected.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:07 AM on October 17, 2005


It's working and exactly how I wanted it. Great!
posted by geoff. at 10:31 AM on October 17, 2005


Not quite as expected (I assume), as your thread still has a tick mark on the main screen, although there is now no post marked as Best...
posted by benzo8 at 10:42 AM on October 17, 2005


ah, I messed up a bit of code on the unmarking function. It should remove the best answer checks from the home page going forward (geoff. if you check and uncheck an answer, it should clear off the answer flag).
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:54 AM on October 17, 2005


Wait, you hate confirmation pages and we had comment preview for that long? Replaced by a thing that lets us see what we're typing as we are typing it?
posted by blacklite at 12:28 AM on October 18, 2005


How long have we had a "fantastic answers" page? Or, how amazingly unobservant am I really?
posted by CunningLinguist at 8:40 AM on October 18, 2005


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