Personal Favorites September 6, 2006 11:20 AM   Subscribe

Can I have a pony? Favorites are a great way of finding worthwhile threads selected by the masses, but I would be even more interested in knowing which threads or comments their authors are most proud of, especially among people with a long history here on MeFi, and especially before the favorites feature was implemented. Any way of having a "my best post" feature, or even just to ask that question as a standard part of the profile? Failing that, people can just list their favorites themselves in this thread...
posted by blahblahblah to Feature Requests at 11:20 AM (24 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Of my own posts, I'd probably pick the on about Sark, the last feudal government in Europe.
posted by blahblahblah at 11:23 AM on September 6, 2006

I'm most proud of the work I've done as "quonsar".
posted by cortex at 11:30 AM on September 6, 2006

And, realistically, checking a user's profile for any self-motivated mention of what they've been up to is your likely best bet. Also, this thread could get unwieldy pretty quick if folks actually took you up on this.
posted by cortex at 11:31 AM on September 6, 2006

I favorite all my own work.
posted by yeti at 11:31 AM on September 6, 2006 [1 favorite]

Didn't we already have a MeTa thread about "your best and worst posts"? I'm too lazy to look it up, but it was sometime this year. I think.
posted by languagehat at 11:48 AM on September 6, 2006

No one likes a show-off, Margaret.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:54 AM on September 6, 2006



posted by quonsar at 12:04 PM on September 6, 2006


posted by cortex at 12:08 PM on September 6, 2006

Sorry, but this never gets old to me.
posted by blue_beetle at 12:26 PM on September 6, 2006 [1 favorite]

I love this story and nobody even noticed :(
Totally the wrong thread to post it in, really, but I didn't want to wait another 4 years.
posted by Chuckles at 12:59 PM on September 6, 2006 [1 favorite]

My most favorite comment (actually, a series of comments on the same theme) were in a metatalk thread that got deleted. They were in response to some guy sharing his euphoria about attending Burning Man, and he inexplicably started a metatalk thread about it. So, unless you read them and remember, they'll be my secret pleasure, to cherish in my old age.

As for my favorite post, I think I got the best response for the one I made about Samorost, the story of a man and his hole. But as far as the most interestingly crafted front page post, I'll go with this one.

As for the one I'm most ashamed of, it would have to be this one, in which Evanizer rightfully put me in my place.
posted by crunchland at 1:14 PM on September 6, 2006

I really liked the time I wrote this.
posted by klangklangston at 1:44 PM on September 6, 2006

Some kind of my contacts' favorite posts and comments as designated by them?

Enhancements on roses and whiskers on ceiling kittens
Sock puppet pots and kettles: too hawt -- use mittens!
Brown paper packages (ad cash) tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Gray colored ponies and crisp apple(TM) streudels
More bells and whistles and AJAX with noodles
RSS feeds that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Posts in white text with blue satin sashes
Comments that stay on my nose and eyelashes
User requests that melt into spring
These are a few of my favorite things

When the bugs bite
When the server stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite people's favorites things
And then I don't feel so bad

I liked my first post to the blue best, I guess that's why I don't post much.
posted by safetyfork at 2:26 PM on September 6, 2006

crunchy, that certainly brought back some memories. Foldy was in full effect for that one. Where did that curmudgeon get to lately?
posted by SeizeTheDay at 3:02 PM on September 6, 2006

blue_beetle: HA! i had not seen that before. Now I can't stop laughing.
posted by quin at 5:42 PM on September 6, 2006

my Jesus is Hitler post.
posted by matkline at 7:23 PM on September 6, 2006

I'd had a long week at work, and then someone asked a question related to what I had been doing. I was inspired.
posted by booksherpa at 7:47 PM on September 6, 2006

with ya all the way on that one, booksherpa. awesome.

everything I've ever posted to MetaFilter has been lame, poorly thought out, and rather impotent. even this. though I think that if you are really proud of a post or comment of yours, you should mention it in your profile.
posted by carsonb at 8:25 PM on September 6, 2006 [1 favorite]

Well, having fun is a value, doncha know? Now, if I can just have one week where I finish training a barista WITHOUT ANOTHER ONE FUCKING LEAVING I'll be a happy camper.

Good suggestion about putting links to one's favorite posts in one's profile, btw. I've followed your advice.
posted by booksherpa at 8:49 PM on September 6, 2006

some delicious moments...
posted by quonsar at 9:34 PM on September 6, 2006

As a newbie to mefi and as a resident on an island that is the last place to see the end of a day, I am not usually in the middle of mefi conversations. So ... I was quite surprised to be the first to catch Stephen Colbert on C-span (White House Dinner) ... the response amazed me. I don't think I will top that (even if I did spell 'Stephen' wrong -- and forgot tags).
posted by Surfurrus at 12:53 AM on September 7, 2006

ok. I added what I added here to my profile, too.
posted by crunchland at 6:44 AM on September 7, 2006

Huh, putting your own favourite contributions in your profile is cool, now? I've been doing it all along, just be be show-offy and annoying. What gives?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:40 AM on September 7, 2006

Don't sweat it—it's still show-offy and annoying when you do it.
posted by cortex at 8:03 AM on September 7, 2006

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