Favorites now displayed on profile page. June 25, 2006 7:16 PM   Subscribe

Your user page now tells you how many of your contributions were saved as favorites by others, and there's a page showing you the favorites. Yes, I'm aware that the stuff saved as a favorite by multiple people gets repeated. I'll fix that this week. For the moment, it at least gives you an insight into what others liked that you wrote. Here's my user page showing 148 things I wrote were saved as favorites, and here they are.
posted by mathowie to Feature Requests at 7:16 PM (53 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Neat. Although, now I know that the only things I have ever said or posted that anyone thinks are "favorites" are on MetaTalk and not on MetaFilter itself. Maybe I should work on that.
posted by yhbc at 7:21 PM on June 25, 2006


Let the pissing matches begin! Seriously though, this is good.
posted by puke & cry at 7:23 PM on June 25, 2006


Thanks mathowie. I've never seen five dollars go so far...
posted by GooseOnTheLoose at 7:31 PM on June 25, 2006


Could we get a list of who marked our stuff as favorites, so that we know who to spare (when the revolution comes)?

Also, could we get a list of who has the most contributions marked as favorites? (updated every second via an RSS feed with user photos and home addresses so we can kill off our competition)
posted by blue_beetle at 7:40 PM on June 25, 2006


The people who ran slashdot were always woried that quantifying things like this would turn the site into a "game" But then again, the people who ran slashdot were idiots.
posted by delmoi at 7:41 PM on June 25, 2006


Also, it seems like each favorite is listed, not each thread. For example, on my page the same link shows up over and over again.
posted by delmoi at 7:42 PM on June 25, 2006


OMG! You all like me! You really like me!

But not as much as you like others. Hmph.
posted by sourwookie at 7:42 PM on June 25, 2006


Additional Pony: Could we get ourselves excluded from the list of people that marked our own contributions as favorites? Currently if I mark my own posts as favorites, it gets added to the list, and that doesn't really seem kosher. (Yes, in the sense that there is a rabbi involved somehow)
posted by blue_beetle at 7:43 PM on June 25, 2006


Also, formatting is stripped. this comment of mine doesn't show the fact that 90% of the content is a quotation, making it appear I said that stuff.
posted by delmoi at 7:44 PM on June 25, 2006


Also, it seems like each favorite is listed, not each thread. For example, on my page the same link shows up over and over again.

He addressed this already: "I'm aware that the stuff saved as a favorite by multiple people gets repeated. I'll fix that this week."

Matt, can you add the ability to tell who faved a comment? If only one person has faved it, currently there's no way to tell who that person is, unless I'm missing something...am I? And I see, for instance, on your post called Miguel Cardoso section in a Portugese bookstore, where it says 2 others marked this as a favorite - when I click that link it shows a total of two, but the wording (2 others marked this as a favorite) indicates that there are three people who've faved it. So are there really 2, or 3?
posted by iconomy at 7:46 PM on June 25, 2006


Could we get a list of who marked our stuff as favorites, so that we know who to spare (when the revolution comes)?

For post, click through to the post and click "x users marked this as a favourite"

For comments, no idea, and I was just about to ask. Matt?
posted by cillit bang at 7:48 PM on June 25, 2006


It dosen't show who marked them as favorites. Maybe I'm being vain, but I'm kind of curious who I reached those 6 times (out of 10000+, what a shitty batting average).
posted by jonmc at 7:50 PM on June 25, 2006


It'd be nice to drop the elipses for fully-represented comments, too.
posted by cortex at 7:51 PM on June 25, 2006


Finally now we have true voting for most popular user.
posted by scarabic at 7:59 PM on June 25, 2006


Ah, finally a reason to get a second account.... "Smithers ! It looks as if ALL my posts have been marked as a favorite! Lovely!"
posted by R. Mutt at 8:03 PM on June 25, 2006


You have boosted my self-esteem. Bravo, good sir.
posted by smackfu at 8:04 PM on June 25, 2006


That's definitely very nice. I did notice a small bug, though. In mine, one of my posts was faved 8 times, and it's also listed 8 times. (I don't know how hard that would be to fix, however; depends on how your database is organized.)
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 8:06 PM on June 25, 2006


OMFG DEN BESTE RTFA
posted by cortex at 8:11 PM on June 25, 2006 [1 favorite]


Now we just need a new Metafilter contribution index calculated as Comments Favourited / Number of Comments Made.
posted by Jimbob at 8:28 PM on June 25, 2006


Yeah, I'll fixed the repeated favorites and have the same thing for comments that I have for posts, showing who all marked an item as the favorite.

I just thought I'd show what I had so far, but I'll finish it up in a day or two.

There's lots more stuff coming, like a number of favorites on comments within threads, just like how threads show you "8 people marked this as a favorite" etc.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:29 PM on June 25, 2006


Now we just need a new Metafilter contribution index calculated as Comments Favourited / Number of Comments Made.

Well comments made after the favorites feature was added.

Regarding seeing who favorite your stuff: It would sort of be an invasion of privacy, but you can see what people favorite by looking at their user page. So I say add it, because I'm curious.
posted by delmoi at 8:31 PM on June 25, 2006


There's lots more stuff coming, like a number of favorites on comments within threads, just like how threads show you "8 people marked this as a favorite" etc.

Great, no more "X wins the thread!" comments :P
posted by delmoi at 8:32 PM on June 25, 2006


APPROVED BY THE SOCIETY FOR OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE MEFITE STALKERS. *stamp*
posted by Rhomboid at 8:49 PM on June 25, 2006


Awesome. This is one feature I've been hoping to see soon, and you went and hoped me. Thanks, Matt.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:09 PM on June 25, 2006


A question - is the "Contributions from [username] have been saved as favorites [foo] times" line not supposed to appear if no one has saved any of your comments as favorites? I'm not seeing it in my profile. The other categories [comments and posts made, favorites marked, etc.] still show up, even if the person has made no comments, marked no favorites, etc., so it seems a little strange that this one wouldn't.

Also, a small pony - why not list how many of a user's AskMe answers were marked "best" as well?
posted by ubersturm at 9:15 PM on June 25, 2006 [1 favorite]




As a special gift I marked every comment in this thread as a fave.

Not really, but I could have.
posted by sourwookie at 9:27 PM on June 25, 2006


The people who ran slashdot were always woried that quantifying things like this would turn the site into a "game" But then again, the people who ran slashdot were idiots.

-2 Flamebait
posted by Alexandros at 9:29 PM on June 25, 2006


nuptual, q?
posted by geekyguy at 10:02 PM on June 25, 2006


"Comments from Eideteker saved as favorites
Displaying 31 through 10 comments"

My posts are more favorited than my comments, but the pagecount doesn't know that.
posted by Eideteker at 10:03 PM on June 25, 2006


Oh, and THANKS MATT U RULE. (jessamyn came to #bunnies; you should too!)
posted by Eideteker at 10:03 PM on June 25, 2006


Sweet.

Though I've got to wonder who favorited a completely innocuous comment I made, but hey, maybe some people dig the innocuous.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 10:07 PM on June 25, 2006 [1 favorite]


Let the essays begin! Woo!
posted by mullacc at 10:19 PM on June 25, 2006


Someone really dug for this:
Who is Janeane Garofalo? (or is this something one would need a television to know the answer?)...
posted to MetaFilter at Feb-6-03 at 2:47 PM PST
Do-re-me-me-me-me....
posted by mischief at 11:13 PM on June 25, 2006


Yeah, I'd love to see who favorited individual comments of mine; also, I noticed that of the 3 comments I've had favorited by anonymous strangers, one of them was actually deleted by the cruel hand of fate (jess/matt). So, just by way of saying that's a bug: matt, have the system check to make sure the posts/comments still exist in the live (non deleted) db before counting them.
posted by jonson at 11:22 PM on June 25, 2006


According to my list, people like it more when I use few words. I'll keep that in mind.

*sobs*
posted by brundlefly at 12:37 AM on June 26, 2006


What I'm taking away from this is that people like my short sermons.
posted by Ryvar at 1:23 AM on June 26, 2006


This is great Matt. Thanks heaps! Once the double ups are removed it'll be even better!

All hail Matt!
posted by Effigy2000 at 1:44 AM on June 26, 2006


The people who ran slashdot were always woried that quantifying things like this would turn the site into a "game" But then again, the people who ran slashdot were idiots.

Unfortunately, everyone is an idiot. Fortunately, there is more than one kind of idiot.
posted by b1tr0t at 2:22 AM on June 26, 2006


I must not be as fucking awesome at terse sarcasm as I think I am.
posted by fleacircus at 2:27 AM on June 26, 2006 [1 favorite]


It does my heart good to know that people approve of my subtle blend of penetrating wit and down-home folk wisdom.
posted by Faint of Butt at 4:10 AM on June 26, 2006


nuptual, q?

two chez.
posted by quonsar at 4:29 AM on June 26, 2006


At risk of seeming like a suck, I've got to say that I'm really reassured by what you're doing with this stuff, Matt. I'd lost faith there for a while with the flagging thing (which I still think needs a rethink) and some other decisions I couldn't see the IA wisdom in, but once it's bedded down, this is going to have so many positive-reinforcement knock-on effects, even with the minor gaming that'll no doubt go on, that I can't see but having it steer the site back onto a path where people take real pride in posting good shit and making great, substantive, or just genuinely funny comments. I'm all excited and shit.

Also, kudos for staying relentlessly old-school, and not going all ajax-y with this stuff, as tempting as it probably is (and as much sense as it makes for some things). Not that ajax effects and gewgaws are bad per se (*waits for the backlash to kick in*), but they're very flavour of the month, and that's never a good bandwagon to jump on. At least right away.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:13 AM on June 26, 2006


Wow. This is one of those features which I wouldn't have imagined would be so cool, but is. Thanks Matt.
posted by Bugbread at 5:21 AM on June 26, 2006


THANKS MATT!
posted by klangklangston at 5:37 AM on June 26, 2006


If nothing else, this tells me that there are lots of you who seem to adore Matt for many, many mundane utterances. (And this bitterness has nothing to do with the dearth of items on my own page.)
posted by crunchland at 6:32 AM on June 26, 2006 [2 favorites]


I found a bug. I've been here for ages but only two of my comments are listed on the "fantastic" page. Please fix this ASAP, Matt. TIA
posted by blag at 6:53 AM on June 26, 2006 [1 favorite]


Someone favorite marked one of my comments that was correcting another one of my comments. Weirdo.
posted by puke & cry at 7:25 AM on June 26, 2006 [1 favorite]


This is great but yeah, I'd sort of like to know who favorited some of my more inane comments....
posted by CunningLinguist at 7:43 AM on June 26, 2006 [1 favorite]


This place just keep getting better, is there a t-shirt or wacky hat I can buy? Although now I feel strangely exposed and more than a little vulnerable.
posted by econous at 7:49 AM on June 26, 2006


Apparently people like it when I get really mad and I swear a lot. Fucking cuntpunching popefelchers.
posted by loquacious at 8:25 AM on June 26, 2006 [1 favorite]


Hey, someone just unfavorited one of my bon mots in the five minutes since I last checked the list!
You'll get yours, Anonymous User!


PS. Very cool, thanks mathowie!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:07 AM on June 26, 2006


Matt has so many favorited because he has the power to end threads with his sarcasm. Many users have tried this unstoppable fighting technique, and failed.
posted by graventy at 11:45 AM on June 26, 2006 [1 favorite]


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