Confirmation post of favorites? September 9, 2006 7:25 PM   Subscribe

I would love a confirmation request when you add a favorite post. I've had favorites appear that I don't even remember clicking even if I probably did by accident.
posted by Memo to Feature Requests at 7:25 PM (55 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

I, on the other hand, would hate that.
posted by delmoi at 7:38 PM on September 9, 2006 [1 favorite]


I am neutral on the idea.
posted by liquorice at 7:58 PM on September 9, 2006


I am in awe of it!
posted by liquorice at 7:58 PM on September 9, 2006


I strongly disagree.
posted by liquorice at 7:58 PM on September 9, 2006


I would hate it too. is it really that troubling to have to click "remove" when you're browsing your favorites and find one you don't remember clicking?
posted by carsonb at 8:00 PM on September 9, 2006


I just don't know.
posted by interrobang at 8:00 PM on September 9, 2006


I think we should deul it out.
posted by liquorice at 8:02 PM on September 9, 2006


Yes, deul.
posted by liquorice at 8:03 PM on September 9, 2006


I don't like when people disrupt patterns.
posted by daninnj at 8:10 PM on September 9, 2006


It could be a selectable option in the preferences page.
posted by Memo at 8:15 PM on September 9, 2006


I'd like to hear from Sideshow Mel.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:16 PM on September 9, 2006


I'm pissed and slightly baffled.
posted by Iamtherealme at 8:18 PM on September 9, 2006


It could be a selectable option in the preferences page.

If everything people wanted set as a preference was on the preferences page, there would be 400 checkboxes.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:21 PM on September 9, 2006


mathowie: If you get around to that, I'd help you design a coolio Web 2.0 interface. ;-D
posted by Kickstart70 at 8:25 PM on September 9, 2006


I'm drunk.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 8:39 PM on September 9, 2006


If everything people wanted set as a preference was on the preferences page, there would be 400 checkboxes.

What we really need is a MetaPreferences page to choose which options you want to show up on the preferences page. And then a Greasemonkey script to control the MetaPreferences page.
posted by scottreynen at 8:42 PM on September 9, 2006


*farts on daninnj's pudding*

betcha don't like that either, hey.
posted by carsonb at 8:56 PM on September 9, 2006


I wish I was drunk, but will act drunk until I can find a way to become so.
posted by koeselitz at 8:57 PM on September 9, 2006


I would like a piece of candy.
posted by disclaimer at 9:14 PM on September 9, 2006


I have candy in my van!
posted by boo_radley at 9:43 PM on September 9, 2006


If everything people wanted set as a preference was on the preferences page, there would be 400 checkboxes.

Do this, but leave off the labels. That'd be hours of good clean fun!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:57 PM on September 9, 2006


Preferences should be specified as a bitmap. If you can't say it in binary, you deserve the defaults.
posted by cortex at 10:13 PM on September 9, 2006


betcha don't like that either, hey.

Meh, I'll probably eat it... or throw it at the drunk kids outside my dorm's door.
posted by daninnj at 10:30 PM on September 9, 2006


I have candy in my van!

ya, I'm not falling for that again. (What kind?)
posted by madamjujujive at 10:33 PM on September 9, 2006


Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
posted by exlotuseater at 11:08 PM on September 9, 2006


Does it take that long to un-favorite them when you come across them?

No, thanks.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 11:10 PM on September 9, 2006


Delicious candies!
posted by boo_radley at 1:13 AM on September 10, 2006


Oops, I ate them while you weren't looking, boo.
posted by liquorice at 1:21 AM on September 10, 2006


mathowie : "If everything people wanted set as a preference was on the preferences page, there would be 400 checkboxes."

I think we should compromise. Pick one of those "we should have an option for it on our preferences page" requests. Just one. Then make 400 checkboxes just for that option.
posted by Bugbread at 4:55 AM on September 10, 2006


What we need is a checkbox on the user page. If a user wants 400 checkboxes, she checks it on, while the rest of us remain blissfully unaware of the multitude of anal-rententive, hand-holding, protect-me-from-the-big-scary-website choices we could be making.
posted by crunchland at 5:58 AM on September 10, 2006


Would you have confirmation tickboxes for each of the preference tickboxes? Should we start saving tickboxes for the winter?
posted by NinjaTadpole at 6:33 AM on September 10, 2006


Any and all checkboxes should be reverse-logic based.

eg: Do you want to not save this as a favorite? [ X ]
posted by blue_beetle at 6:46 AM on September 10, 2006


The 400 checkboxes on the preferences pages should be done in Flash because everyone here loves Flash. Or perhaps via a special "preference page browser" download that won't work in Macs or Linux. Since I use a Mac, I could post a Metatalk every day asking when you'll make a Mac client available.
posted by birdherder at 6:47 AM on September 10, 2006 [2 favorites]


I love the idea!

What are we talking about again?
posted by ?! at 6:48 AM on September 10, 2006


The reason I use favorites instead of flagging for the good stuff I see is that it's only one click. (I'd love it if flags were reduced to a good/bad that only took one click to execute. Breaking the guidelines, noise, offense and derailment are all 'breaking the guidelines' on some level, and don't need to be confusingly segregated).
posted by klangklangston at 7:11 AM on September 10, 2006 [2 favorites]


take a Memo - please!
posted by quonsar at 7:29 AM on September 10, 2006


You think you've got problems. I've had favorites appear that I don't even remember dicking even if I probably did by accident.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 7:47 AM on September 10, 2006


Email notification to make up for accidental / misremembered clicks seems like overkill. Try visiting the favorites page any time you want to check / prune it.
posted by scarabic at 7:54 AM on September 10, 2006


but scarabic what if between when you accidentally favorite something and when you get around to cleaning up, someone else comes along and sees your favorites and sees the thing you accidentally favorited and gets all disappointed in you and that was going to be the love of your life, your soulmate, your one true love but now she's gone, she doesn't understand, you've broken her heart and it'll never be

what then, scarabic? what then?

posted by cortex at 8:00 AM on September 10, 2006 [1 favorite]


*sees what cortex has favorited, swoons*
posted by madamjujujive at 8:09 AM on September 10, 2006


cortex : "what then, scarabic? what then?"

Oh, that's simple. Just add a checkbox on the Preferences page for "Reclaim lost love".
posted by Bugbread at 8:36 AM on September 10, 2006 [1 favorite]



posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:13 AM on September 10, 2006


wgp, we have a work-around for that: lots and lots of alcohol. Unfortunately, it seems to simultaneously create additional sordid chapters, resulting in an infinite loop...
posted by GrammarMoses at 10:10 AM on September 10, 2006


about:config:metafilter
posted by blue_beetle at 10:34 AM on September 10, 2006


you mean 401 checkboxes, now.
posted by Izzmeister at 12:30 PM on September 10, 2006


Notice to stavrosthewonderchicken: weapons-grade pandemonium made an elegant button a couple of comments up. Would you like to click it a large number of times?
posted by Cranberry at 12:51 PM on September 10, 2006


*clicks furiously, with tears of frustration streaming down his face*
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:57 PM on September 10, 2006


Just add a checkbox on the Preferences page for "Reclaim lost love".
I think there's a GreaseMonkey script that does that.
posted by dg at 8:36 PM on September 10, 2006



posted by monju_bosatsu at 6:39 PM on September 30, 2006


If my math is right, this should be a good place to put in to port.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 6:48 PM on September 30, 2006


I initially read that as "if my meth is right"...
posted by casarkos at 7:02 PM on September 30, 2006


ahoy
posted by riotgrrl69 at 7:22 PM on September 30, 2006


BEHOLD, the mighty viking longboat!



Hmmm. It seems bigger in person. I swear. Really.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 7:26 PM on September 30, 2006


What the hey? Who loaded the sock cannons?
posted by If I Had An Anus at 8:21 PM on September 30, 2006



posted by If I Had An Anus at 8:21 PM on September 30, 2006


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