Can the checkmark for best answer be a link? February 15, 2006 9:51 PM   Subscribe

Can we make this a link: ? Cuz I always try to click on it whenever I see it, and it's driving me a little nuts. And it would be super convenient and save me a little scrolling when I just want to see the Best Answer. Yeah. Ponies!
posted by tweak to Feature Requests at 9:51 PM (13 comments total)

No! That would ruin all my plans!
posted by TwelveTwo at 10:23 PM on February 15, 2006

What about multiple best answer posts?
posted by luftmensch at 10:38 PM on February 15, 2006

luftmensch: then we can get more fabulous check marks next to the post! why not? well, it would have to be capped at a reasonable number since some long threads get many many best answers, but it would still work... or it could be number... or a check mark and then a series of bolded dots.
posted by tweak at 10:41 PM on February 15, 2006

That would look terrible. How about a link to the first checkmarked post? If anything it means people will try harder to have the first insanely informative post in the thread.

You are right about one thing, though - I'm sick and tired of not being able to click on those things.
posted by Ryvar at 10:46 PM on February 15, 2006

The first best answer idea is a good one, Ryvar.
posted by klangklangston at 12:41 AM on February 16, 2006

This was discussed before, though without resolution.
posted by Bezbozhnik at 5:20 AM on February 16, 2006

Or howzabout: The check mark is a link to the first best answer. The first best answer has a little link under it saying "see next best answer." And so on.
posted by nebulawindphone at 6:14 AM on February 16, 2006

a link to the first best answer is a good idea, it's just a bit of tricky sql to do a sub-select and get that comment ID number from. I'll look into it today or tomorrow.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 6:18 AM on February 16, 2006

Maybe all the checkmarks should link to this thread.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 7:31 AM on February 16, 2006

I thought there was a "view only best answers" mode for thread viewing. If so, why not have the checkmark link to that view of the thread and be done with it?

If such a thing doesn't exist, never mind. Obviously I don't use it anyway.
posted by cortex at 7:52 AM on February 16, 2006

cortex, you're thinking of page showing just questions with "best" marked answers, which is something else again.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 7:56 AM on February 16, 2006

Ah so.
posted by cortex at 8:52 AM on February 16, 2006

Definitely second the link to the first best comment idea -- I too have tried clicking so that I can jump. (Actually got used to this style of behavior after using MetaFilthy for a little while).
posted by VulcanMike at 9:21 AM on February 16, 2006

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