Why Recent Favorites Activity? January 26, 2007 5:44 AM   Subscribe

Is this an Ask Mefi Popular Favorites bug? I pulled up the page this morning and this creepy thread was nestled right under a bunch of threads from 1/26 and 1/25, with a bunch more from 1/25 following it. Is it because a few people recently favorite-d it (it says 5 favorites on the main pop page), and if so, how did they all find it just now? Were a bunch of people recently searching for the answer to this question on Ask MeFi? (shudder)
posted by allkindsoftime to Bugs at 5:44 AM (15 comments total)

From here, maybe.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 5:49 AM on January 26, 2007


Creepy? That thread is our heritage.
posted by LarryC at 5:52 AM on January 26, 2007


No bug, it was just referenced in the "smoking teen" MeTa. And that isn't creepy, it's a work of art. Ok, maybe it's a creepy work of art.
posted by OmieWise at 5:53 AM on January 26, 2007


Yeah, that thread's a classic. If favorites had existed back then, it would probably be the all-time champ.
posted by languagehat at 6:55 AM on January 26, 2007


Another question: why did it not get closed down for "hypothetical filter"?
posted by allkindsoftime at 7:18 AM on January 26, 2007


So... was Hans Rieser ever a mefite?
posted by delmoi at 7:22 AM on January 26, 2007


because HF judgements are by jessowie, not an algorithm and people love that kind of stuff.

algorithms are all like 'meh'
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 7:22 AM on January 26, 2007


Closed down? It should've been on the sidebar!
posted by soundofsuburbia at 7:25 AM on January 26, 2007


It's a MeTaClassic!
posted by caddis at 7:37 AM on January 26, 2007


You can't delete it, it's got tenure the metafilterhistory tag!
posted by Plutor at 8:11 AM on January 26, 2007


I'm impressed that that specific AskMe thread is blocked as 'violence' by the internet filter at the office I'm working from today. It lets the rest of the site through fine. Someone is obviously doing their homework.
posted by chrismear at 9:04 AM on January 26, 2007 [1 favorite]


That thread just refuses to die. And how, exactly, would we dispose of it, it it did?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:41 AM on January 26, 2007


it
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:41 AM on January 26, 2007


Good point. How many balloons would it take to carry your average thread out to sea?
posted by allkindsoftime at 9:57 AM on January 26, 2007


Creepy? Scarabic entered the MeFi HoF on that one...as well as the hearts and secret yearnings of thousands of MeFites. He did, didn't he? Was it just me?
posted by ereshkigal45 at 10:22 AM on January 26, 2007


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