Specially marked AskMe answers by the original asker December 21, 2005 11:06 PM   Subscribe

I haven't been around too long, but I did a search for this and it didn't come up....
Does anybody like the idea of the OP in an AskMe thread "standing out" from the rest of the comments, much like a best answer? That way, I could scroll through the comments and quickly see any follow-ups.
posted by michaelkuznet to Feature Requests at 11:06 PM (21 comments total)

like how it works on the My Posts/My Comments pages?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:24 PM on December 21, 2005


I think it's come up before. I think one of the prevailing opinions was that it's not that hard to just scan for the name of the poster, or in dire straights use your browser's Find function.

If it didn't come up before and that wasn't a prevailing opinion, well, shit: I guess it's just my opinion.
posted by cortex at 11:25 PM on December 21, 2005


btw, I hope "OP" doesn't become another cryptic phrase people throw around.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:54 PM on December 21, 2005


Let alone OPP.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:47 AM on December 22, 2005


Yeah if the original poster's comments are shaded, and the best answer comments are shaded, then we have to start shading the other comments so they don't feel left out. meh.
posted by menace303 at 1:31 AM on December 22, 2005


mathowie: "btw, I hope "OP" doesn't become another cryptic phrase people throw around."

Me too. There's only one poster, for goodness sake. Amazing that folk have managed to come up with an acronym that makes even less sense than 'FPP'.
posted by jack_mo at 2:44 AM on December 22, 2005




One's enough.
posted by maryh at 3:39 AM on December 22, 2005


When I see "OP" I start whistling the them to the Andy Griffith Show.
posted by SteveInMaine at 3:48 AM on December 22, 2005


theme
posted by SteveInMaine at 3:49 AM on December 22, 2005


Yeah, "OP" is really cryptic. Better add that to the Wiki. By the way the ACRONYM tag is great.
posted by sjvilla79 at 4:48 AM on December 22, 2005


Lord help us, folk are using it to mean Original Post, as well as Original Poster.

I propose that any user using OP from this point forward be banned and/or infected with a terrible lurgy.
posted by jack_mo at 6:03 AM on December 22, 2005


I like that idea a lot. I often find myself looking for more information from the original poster, and would love those posts to be highlighted--but in a different color than best posts.
posted by frykitty at 7:02 AM on December 22, 2005


OP has long been popular on some other boards.
posted by smackfu at 7:15 AM on December 22, 2005


You're still seeing other boards?!! That's it - we're through!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:34 AM on December 22, 2005


OP has long been popular on some other boards.

Cool!!!!!111

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posted by frykitty at 8:36 AM on December 22, 2005


Gah! Sorry about the "OP" craziness.

The My Posts/My Comments pages are exactly what I mean.
posted by michaelkuznet at 8:37 AM on December 22, 2005


There's only one poster, for goodness sake

And it rocks.


posted by gramschmidt at 10:34 AM on December 22, 2005


Holy schmidt! Explain!
posted by Capn at 12:26 PM on December 22, 2005


#: Oifuckfacethereisonlyonefucking Postsothereisnoneedforyourstupidscronym

I propose that jack_mo refrain from calling me fuckface.
posted by sjvilla79 at 2:05 PM on December 22, 2005


Explain!

scarabic wins. I don't know where he got it, though.
posted by gramschmidt at 2:27 PM on December 22, 2005


I think it's a good idea
posted by blag at 5:20 PM on December 22, 2005


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