could there be a way to list items that have been favorited October 13, 2006 9:02 AM   Subscribe

This has probably been asked for before ... could there be a way to list items you have posted, either posts or comments that have been favorited within the last X amount of time? I have noticed that the favorite count goes up by one or two on my user page, but it's sometimes not obvious what has changed, and it ends up being some post I made 4 months ago.
posted by crunchland to Feature Requests at 9:02 AM (19 comments total)

i second the motion.
posted by quonsar at 9:05 AM on October 13, 2006

posted by matthewr at 9:08 AM on October 13, 2006


You can already view a list of your contributions that have been favorited; I don't see how this is any better or worse. It makes sense to me.
posted by ludwig_van at 9:10 AM on October 13, 2006

I concur!
posted by jonson at 9:13 AM on October 13, 2006

I'm a bit surprised that this request is coming from you, crunchland. I always thought that you opposed any feature implementation that artificially boosted one's ego/status on the site.

I agree with the request, BTW, but still believe that the entire system should be renamed to "bookmarks" instead of "favorites". There is still ample evidence to suggest that people use this system to highlight snarks, insults, and otherwise useless comments.
posted by SeizeTheDay at 9:15 AM on October 13, 2006

Every time this comment is favorited a puppy dies.
posted by brain_drain at 9:17 AM on October 13, 2006 [1 favorite]

Everytime someone says they should be called bookmarks, a two-headed kitten dies of complications.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:18 AM on October 13, 2006 [1 favorite]

Let the deformed kitten deaths commence, I say!
posted by SeizeTheDay at 9:20 AM on October 13, 2006

If we're going to have favouriting, we might as well go all the way and have the site email us when we get one.
posted by cillit bang at 9:20 AM on October 13, 2006

Actually, quite the opposite, SeizeTheDay. Just like "interestingness" over on Flickr, I think it's a really good thing to have anything that encourages people to make better posts or comments, even if it is a little bit shallow.
posted by crunchland at 9:21 AM on October 13, 2006

cillit bang - who said anything about "favouriting"? This isn't blighty!
posted by jonson at 9:29 AM on October 13, 2006

While we're on the topic of favouriting, the "Displaying 1 through 8 posts" text on the savedfavourites page is incorrect. It's counting the number times all your posts have been favourited, not the number of posts. So if I had two posts that had been favourited four times each, it would say "1 through 8 posts" when it ought to say "1 through 2 posts."

This also applies for the favourited comments list.
posted by matthewr at 9:36 AM on October 13, 2006

I propose you change "favorites" to "shiny". Just do away with all of the thumbs up vs. bookmark vs. interestingness debate and allow people to "Mark as shiny". Then people might start to get that it's just an arbitrary tag.

And yes, I'm serious (well, okay, only halfway about the word shiny itself). As long as it says favorites, people are going to keep bringing up that it's not. Changing it to bookmark doesn't allow it to serve it's dual purpose. Change it to something arbitrary but positive and people will start to get that they can use it however they like. At least a shorter word would be nice.
posted by team lowkey at 12:11 PM on October 13, 2006 [1 favorite]

Ooooh! Shiny!
posted by Meep! Eek! at 6:39 PM on October 13, 2006

a shiny?

I'm bringing a shiny to show and tell next week.
posted by carsonb at 7:16 PM on October 13, 2006

I them *stars* a la Gmail.
posted by dhruva at 7:17 PM on October 13, 2006

+1 shiny because Joss Whedon! But they shouldn't be "shinies" and none of this "a shiny" business; they'd be "posts marked as shiny" and "shiny comments" and so on. Preservation of the adjective!
posted by cgc373 at 12:43 AM on October 14, 2006

Well, yeah, I obviously fucked up the "a shiny" thing. I did a find and replace on favorite. I should rewrite history and fix that. Meh.
posted by team lowkey at 12:51 AM on October 14, 2006

Damn my vanity. Corrected.
posted by team lowkey at 12:58 AM on October 14, 2006

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