Recent Activity: more, better, longer! November 6, 2007 5:31 PM   Subscribe

A few little functionality improvements with Recent Activity and some favorites action.

Just so you know, pb tweaked the query a bit on Recent Activity to keep AskMe threads in your RC list until they close. This means people can post updates in thread and other people who have commented will still see them even months later. Other things drop off the RA list after a month. We also added a favorite from RA option and you can see the best answer checkmarks in the RA view as well. Report weirdnesses here.
posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter-Related at 5:31 PM (29 comments total)

Report weirdnesses here.

I got a rash, but I'm enjoying it.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:50 PM on November 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


Report weirdnesses here.

I can't stop having sex with bee-hives. It's... troubling.
posted by quin at 5:52 PM on November 6, 2007


Report weirdnesses here.

i collect tammy faye's empty lipstick tubes
posted by pyramid termite at 5:56 PM on November 6, 2007 [2 favorites]


Other things drop off the RC list after a month.

Great change! I noticed old threads percolating to the top today - those Australian election campaigns are long..

I think more tweaking will eventually be necessary, because ten threads isn't very many over a month (or year) of activity. If I had a really good idea for how to manage that, I would suggest it, so..

Anyway, still very much appreciated!

Oh ya.. Colour coded backgrounds :)
posted by Chuckles at 5:58 PM on November 6, 2007


How excellent!
posted by Kattullus at 6:02 PM on November 6, 2007


i have a strong urge to bite my boss. i did it, a while ago, but she was holding a smoking hot pan at the time, and didn't see me coming. someone suprising you with a strong bite on the shoulder can apparently be very disturbing.

it was very hard to explain why i felt the need to bite her.

oh, and also nice work.
posted by Dillonlikescookies at 6:03 PM on November 6, 2007


Oh yeah, Jessamyn, did you mean a user
s Recent Activity as opposed to Recent Comments tab?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:06 PM on November 6, 2007


Looks good.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:14 PM on November 6, 2007


Oh yeah sorry, I never use recent comments. I'll edit the post so it's not totally confusing.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:16 PM on November 6, 2007


"I can't stop having sex with bee-hives. It's... troubling."

Oh, buzz off.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:24 PM on November 6, 2007


Now, honey...
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:34 PM on November 6, 2007


You keep droning on about it, but you'll bee sorry.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:37 PM on November 6, 2007


I've been fighting the urge to favorite myself for hours. Should I see a therapist?
posted by idest at 6:46 PM on November 6, 2007


This is not confusing at all.
posted by Rhomboid at 6:52 PM on November 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


Is this another post about the hive mind?
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 8:22 PM on November 6, 2007


There was a laundramat in St. Louis that had a sign up that said, simply :

NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS

And it made me think about all the skiing mishaps and bus plunges and failed trapeese acts that weren't the fault of the Delmar Laundramat.

Good on them for telling us.
posted by Afroblanco at 8:50 PM on November 6, 2007


Could we add "comrade" as relationship type for contacts? I'd like to build a popular front here. Then we could split into hostile factions.
posted by Abiezer at 9:09 PM on November 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


Rhomboid, you total tease. I clicked on those links and thought I got "favoritted"! Sigh.
posted by Wilder at 10:06 PM on November 6, 2007


Favouriting in recent activity?
Favouriting in recent activity?

I GOT MY PONY!

WHEEE SHE'S SO PRETTY AND SHINY

posted by tehloki at 11:39 PM on November 6, 2007


Nice! Thanks for the continuing feature creep. (Not sarcastic)
posted by whir at 12:28 AM on November 7, 2007


For the official announcement (from the horse's mouth), see pb's comment.
posted by philomathoholic at 1:00 AM on November 7, 2007


(from the horse's mouth)

Straight from the mare's mouth, maybe, but ponies aren't horses.

How long 'till you foal next, pb?
posted by Chuckles at 1:13 AM on November 7, 2007


1) I wasn't saying anything about ponies at all. I call them feature requests.

2) Here's the first sentence from your wikipedia link: A pony is a small horse with a specific conformation and temperament.
posted by philomathoholic at 2:37 AM on November 7, 2007


Ya, well I'll see your wikipedia quote, and raise you one link title:
"wikipedia says I'm wrong.."
Go ahead, hover..
posted by Chuckles at 7:43 AM on November 7, 2007


Yippee, thank you! And it was only few days ago that I emailed you asking if Recent Activity could display favorites and best answer checkmarks. As I noted then, now I'll be able to bask in self-satisfaction much more easily -- and I didn't even have to risk the terrifying hazards of a pony-requesting meTa thread.
posted by daisyace at 8:20 AM on November 7, 2007


Hey tehloki and daisyace, it's MY pony! But you can ride it too.

and Thanks!
posted by bonaldi at 1:33 PM on November 7, 2007


I don't know if it has been mentioned or requested elsewhere, but the new sidebar of contact's activity is GREAT, and it would be even greater if it could be an RSS feed. I imagine that might be a difficult computation, especially with the particular filtering options and everyone having a different list of contacts, but it would be amazing none the less.
posted by pithy comment at 7:47 AM on November 8, 2007


Not sure if it's been mentioned here or elsewhere, but the "Recent Activity" page appears to display "____ added you as a contact" twice for each time that type of activity occurs. Is this affecting other people as well?
posted by myrrh at 3:59 PM on November 8, 2007


It's a bug that only affects those perverse enough to take up the recent fad of self-contacting, myrrh.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:43 PM on November 8, 2007


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