New Features for Favorites June 8, 2006 4:49 PM   Subscribe

New features for favorites: favorited posts and comments from your contacts have been added to your usercontacts page and there's a page for all favorites from your contacts. This should be useful for finding stuff you may have missed, but that people you trust and enjoy reading deemed worth of saving.

People that marked something as a favorite are no longer shown below each post, but on their own page. On your own favorites page you can now see who else marked the same item as a favorite, and the recent popular favorites page now lists comments as well as posts. Whew.
posted by mathowie (staff) to Feature Requests at 4:49 PM (38 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

I just noticed that names disappeared from under the questions, and I was coming here to say thanks for that.
posted by occhiblu at 5:11 PM on June 8, 2006

I'd like to see the number of people who favored a comment, as well as those that favored a post.

At least that way people can stop saying "x won the thread", which is just so annoying.
posted by delmoi at 5:28 PM on June 8, 2006

I like how all of this makes cyberstalking so much easier.

err...not that I would, like, do that or anything...
posted by dersins at 5:44 PM on June 8, 2006

delmoi, the popular page lists the number of folks that favorited a comment.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 5:46 PM on June 8, 2006

Hey, groovy. Thanks, Matt.
posted by squirrel at 6:00 PM on June 8, 2006

Would it be too much extra work to see the number of people who favorited a certain user's posts when you bring up their posts? Like, "posted on Jun-7-06 at 7:07 PM EST (XXX users marked this as favorite)," kind of like how you can see which of a user's AskMe comments have been marked as Best Answer?
posted by Gator at 6:00 PM on June 8, 2006

Cool stuff, Mr Haughey.
posted by aburd at 6:01 PM on June 8, 2006


My only suggestion was going to be that you have the list of users appear as a tooltip when you hover over the "n users marked this as a favorite" just as a shortcut to clicking on the link.
posted by Rhomboid at 6:02 PM on June 8, 2006

posted by If I Had An Anus at 6:08 PM on June 8, 2006

I like what you're doing with this stuff.

A nice saddle for the pony would be some kind of favorites hub (on our userpages?) to sensibly navigate our way through all the views. Or maybe a change to the nav bars (which are getting a little busy, I admit), to change just Favorites to say My Favorites/All Favorites? And a filter to limit views to each subsite? And an ice cream sundae?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:25 PM on June 8, 2006

stavros, on your favorites page, the text at the top leads to the popular one and friends one (when viewing your own).
posted by mathowie (staff) at 6:39 PM on June 8, 2006

OK, that's got it covered, I guess. Never mind.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:41 PM on June 8, 2006

On the personal favorites pages, it says "4 others marked this as a favorite" while there are just 4 people (including the person whose profile you are viewing). It should be "3 others..."
posted by daninnj at 6:49 PM on June 8, 2006

Can we only see recent popular favorites? Is there a "most favorited of all time" page?
posted by CunningLinguist at 6:59 PM on June 8, 2006

I'm working on most favorited of all time and (drumroll) most favorited authors (the people that wrote whatever got a ton of favorites consistently).
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:08 PM on June 8, 2006

Very neat!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 7:11 PM on June 8, 2006

I dislike this on the pure basis that it highlights how uninfluential I am.
posted by Serial Killer Slumber Party at 7:14 PM on June 8, 2006

Wicked awesome. Thanks, mathowie. Perusing Popular Favorites is fun.
posted by ibmcginty at 7:35 PM on June 8, 2006

I'm getting the same comment number on all comments:

Is anybody else having the same problem?
posted by Penks at 7:53 PM on June 8, 2006

That is on the recent favorites page.
posted by Penks at 7:55 PM on June 8, 2006

penks, I think I just fixed it.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:55 PM on June 8, 2006

Thank you. It's working now.
posted by Penks at 8:13 PM on June 8, 2006

Sweet. Thanks, #1!
posted by grapefruitmoon at 8:15 PM on June 8, 2006

Nice ponies, mathowie!
posted by deborah at 8:36 PM on June 8, 2006

Pony express, comin' though!
posted by scarabic at 8:38 PM on June 8, 2006

Thanks, Matt! Nice work.
posted by sequential at 10:33 PM on June 8, 2006

Two things:

(1) When people fave a deleted thread, and the thread was spam or a self-link, the link still comes up in favorites pages. For example, my friendsfavorites page includes sequential faving the spam link, and these pages get indexed by Google. I think a nofollow is in order, somewhere in the mix.

(2) Is there any way to see which of my own comments got faved by others?
posted by brownpau at 10:49 PM on June 8, 2006

Should we even be able to add deleted threads as favorites? The only reason prettyflowers is even in my favorites was to see if I could add a deleted thread as a favorite. The link to it in this thread made me curious.

If this has been discussed, please share a link to the discussion.
posted by sequential at 11:00 PM on June 8, 2006

(2) Is there any way to see which of my own comments got faved by others?

This would make me (guiltily) happy too. (And depressed, when it constantly came up blank.)

But it would be positive reinforcement in a general way, too.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:01 PM on June 8, 2006

I think a lot of those people added the prettyflowers thread as a fav before it was deleted (at least I did) so even just disallowing that would not be enough. I definitely think there needs to be a rel="nofollow" in there to avoid giving googlejuice to deleted threads, though I suspect matt will just not print deleted favorited threads in those reports. (Which means we lose the ability to keep track of funny but deleted shit.)
posted by Rhomboid at 12:14 AM on June 9, 2006

Cool! Popular favorites does my work for me.
posted by OmieWise at 5:21 AM on June 9, 2006

Looks nice.
posted by plinth at 6:15 AM on June 9, 2006

Is it just me or is there no link anywhere on metafilter to the 'all favorites' page except for this post?

That page is very quickly going to become my default view into metafilter, and I imagine that other people would do the same.
posted by empath at 6:47 AM on June 9, 2006

"Most favorited comments in the past 24 hours"?

Is that:

a) "comments that had the most people mark them favorite in the past 24 hours" or
b) "comments made in the past 24 hours that were most favorited"?
posted by smackfu at 7:14 AM on June 9, 2006

empath, the link to all favorites is linked at the top of everyone's favorites page. For non-logged in people, I can add it to the nav.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:24 AM on June 9, 2006

"3 others marked this as a favorite"-but there are only three. "2 others marked this as a favorite"-but it's just me and one other person.

Subtract one, or get rid of the "others" phrasing?
posted by evariste at 3:42 PM on June 9, 2006

I like the favourites from usercontacts bit. Enough that I'll even start adding contacts.

I'm in a slightly odd timezone and have limited internet time each day, so find wading through the blue somewhat difficult. It's all over by the time I get there. So I often don't bother. But by using the favourites of mefites I know and with similar taste to mine I've got an entry point to begin digging into what's over there. And hopefully start sharing the bits I particularly like back. This has potential to be really good.
posted by shelleycat at 6:47 PM on June 9, 2006

Good features, thanks.

The urls on this page don't work, as they are missing the .com.
posted by Manjusri at 2:17 PM on June 11, 2006

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