Frontpage favorites behavior February 27, 2008 8:40 PM   Subscribe

Surely-previously-requested Favorites pony: Any reason the little plus signs on the main pages don't change to minus signs for favorited posts?

I'm wondering why those don't exhibit the same behavior as the comments plus/minus signs, even after refreshing the page.
posted by JaredSeth to Feature Requests at 8:40 PM (11 comments total)

Sometimes I forget whether or not I've favorited a thread I liked and rather than having to re-enter the thread to find out whether or not I did, a visible indicator that it's already a favorite would help.

I know I can click and be reminded if it's already a favorite, but it seems like it would be pretty easy to implement this (very glib, considering I have absolutely no idea what that would entail).
posted by JaredSeth at 8:50 PM on February 27, 2008

we're gonna need a bigger stable
posted by bonaldi at 9:39 PM on February 27, 2008

They change to plus signs for me.
posted by dhammond at 9:40 PM on February 27, 2008

They do. Or, they're supposed to.
posted by puke & cry at 9:43 PM on February 27, 2008

It's a pain in the ass to query the favorites database on every pageview of MeFi front pages, so we don't do it. It's not a big deal to click it twice -- you'll get an instant notification that you already added it.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:10 PM on February 27, 2008

Oh, I see. They turn back into pluses when you reload the page. Never noticed that before.
posted by puke & cry at 10:31 PM on February 27, 2008

Makes sense, Matt, thanks. I guess there had to be a reason, since it seemed so trivial.
posted by JaredSeth at 10:42 PM on February 27, 2008

Apparently this is nitpicking day, which is good I suppose. Might as well be today.
posted by spiderskull at 11:29 PM on February 27, 2008

I bet this post ends up with the record for most favorite-unfavorite action.
posted by ErWenn at 6:59 AM on February 28, 2008

Spiderskull, it's technically National Pedantry Day, but only in the United States.
posted by ErWenn at 7:01 AM on February 28, 2008 [1 favorite]

The real answer is because it is mean to take back a promised favorite. MEAN.
posted by piratebowling at 7:09 AM on February 28, 2008

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