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Feature request: Mark this FPP as "Keep" -- like the Bloglines feature that makes posts sticky, or perhaps a list in the "Preferences" section. You could just use Bloglines, but MeFi is one of the few blogs where the native interface is better than a reader. Having a personal archive of favorite FPPs would be nice.
posted by stbalbach to Feature Requests at 4:40 PM (12 comments total)

You might want to look into the "bookmark" feture of your "web browser"
posted by alana at 4:49 PM on December 1, 2005

Matt has recently promised a bookmarking feature as high-priority, and coming soon, a few times. Given that MeFi's now his dayjob, it's a good bet that it's on its way.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:53 PM on December 1, 2005


What if this is the ONE long-promised feature that for some reason or other just never ever surfaces, until the apocalypse hits and Matt hits 'upload' on the changed files just as the bombs go off and nobody ever benefits from them? What then, huh?
posted by Ryvar at 4:56 PM on December 1, 2005

Then, my friend, we are royally fucked.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:57 PM on December 1, 2005

Actually this brings up a potentially awesome AskMetafilter question:

What would be involved in removing all traces of Metafilter from the Earth, both physical and social? What kind of resources would be required to wipe out everything and everyone capable of providing some kind of record of it ever having existed?
posted by Ryvar at 5:00 PM on December 1, 2005

I dunno. I'm sure I'll have a much easier time coping with the apocalypse if I get to have bookmarks.
posted by nebulawindphone at 5:01 PM on December 1, 2005

Ryvar: the answer to your question is surely a JRUN joke of some sort.
posted by Mid at 5:06 PM on December 1, 2005

Marked Mid as best answer.
posted by Ryvar at 5:14 PM on December 1, 2005

Thanks alan but I really don't want more bookmarks. What I'd like to see is a "keep new" feature just like Bloglines. It's simple.
posted by fixedgear at 5:38 PM on December 1, 2005

"favorites" is what I'm thinking of calling it, and it will work a lot like the my comments page.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:57 PM on December 1, 2005

Some nice Ajax expand/collapse code would make the "my comments" page so much nicer.
posted by scarabic at 8:48 PM on December 1, 2005

thanks mathowie!

The metadata will be invaluable. Ranking/rateing systems are key to taping the "wisdom of the crowds" - it's how Google works and the secret to Amazon's success.
posted by stbalbach at 8:53 AM on December 5, 2005

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