Young and able, but indeflaggable June 4, 2007 9:41 PM   Subscribe

Love the new ajax flagging and looking forward to seeing it on the other sites. I especially like that it shows that you have flagged something, and would like to see an option to remove said flag in case of a mistake, or regretting a knee-jerk reaction.
posted by Manjusri to Feature Requests at 9:41 PM (13 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Matt/Jess/Cortex have said in the past that a single stray flag won't grab their attention... it's a lot of flags of the same post that does.
posted by IndigoRain at 10:09 PM on June 4, 2007

Flagged as flaggy.
posted by twiggy at 10:21 PM on June 4, 2007

I could be wrong, and I don't want to flag something just to confirm it, but I think the "Flagged" text that appears after a successful flag is dynamically created client-side and will only appear until you close or reload the page. So if you're worried about seeing it remain indefinitely, don't be.

Or, if I've misinterpreted and this is unrelated to the upgraded javascript flagging, then this is an ability we've lacked for as long as flagging has existed, and it hasn't been a problem for the reason IndigoRain pointed out.
posted by Rhomboid at 11:33 PM on June 4, 2007

Mod note: Persistent flagged status seems to be working—I just flagged twiggy's comment, went elsewhere, came back: still Flagged. So that's good.

The new system will go live site wide Soon.

And, yeah, removing a flag would be more effort than it's worth. A knee-jerk flag will probably just read to use as Huh, Really? A nonsensical one is more of a Snuh? It's basically a Snuh?-Huh?-Oh! continuum.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:03 AM on June 5, 2007

MetaFilter: A Snuh?-Huh?-Oh! continuum.

I don't know what that means.
posted by Faint of Butt at 3:34 AM on June 5, 2007

posted by Kirth Gerson at 4:32 AM on June 5, 2007

You don't Gesundheit an aborted sneeze. That's so gauche.
posted by Plutor at 7:02 AM on June 5, 2007


I'd been hearing rumors that, in an effort to be more concise, cortex was working on his own language. It's good to finally see it.

From my understanding "Snuh? -Huh? -Oh!" is a treatise on the efforts to evaluate an ongoing ontological discussion as seen from the perspective of both a mediator as well as a judicator.

I look forward to the complete dictionary; When accuses me of doing something, I want to be able to say "nuh-uh!" and have it convey my full meaning.
posted by quin at 10:44 AM on June 5, 2007

when someone accuses...
posted by quin at 10:45 AM on June 5, 2007

Other key lexemes include:
- ooh
- uh-huh
- ah
- meh
- heh
and, for moments of deep satisfaction,
- mmm
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:12 AM on June 5, 2007

posted by Kirth Gerson at 12:04 PM on June 5, 2007

You watch your mouth at the dinner table, young man.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:12 PM on June 5, 2007


ting tang walla walla bing bang
posted by Kirth Gerson at 12:35 PM on June 5, 2007

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