Are favorites not enough? September 7, 2008 2:58 AM   Subscribe

Please join me in flagging all comments with nothing to add but "QFT" as noise.
posted by vira to Etiquette/Policy at 2:58 AM (18 comments total)

Why?
posted by amyms at 3:16 AM on September 7, 2008


I flagged this post as noise.

And that's the truth.
posted by wendell at 3:18 AM on September 7, 2008


I believe that wendell's post is the truth. But I won't quote it.
posted by amyms at 3:23 AM on September 7, 2008


Just a pet peeve. If you are going to QFT, at least add something else to make your comment worth reading. If you have nothing to say, just favorite it. If you really, really agree, say why!
posted by vira at 3:30 AM on September 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


There's been a recent MeTa thread on this -- maybe that's part of the reason there's been an uptick in the QFT index over the last week. My guess is that it will dissipate soon.

Yet at the same time I feel that sometimes a simple "what they said" -- while indeed not introducing any original thoughts -- can help reinforce a comment that might otherwise be overlooked.

YMMV.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:33 AM on September 7, 2008


Can't we at least turn this thread into another 'things that annoy me in comments' collection?

I like those threads.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 3:39 AM on September 7, 2008


I know I'm probably preaching to the echo chamber.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 3:40 AM on September 7, 2008


vira's right: that's a dumb posting style. Flagging those comments would be entirely appropriate. It's the 2008 version of "Me too!" from a decade ago.
posted by Malor at 3:42 AM on September 7, 2008


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posted by wendell at 3:54 AM on September 7, 2008


And I agree that we need a more intelligent, thoughtful way of expressing our agreement. Something like "megadittoes"...
posted by wendell at 3:56 AM on September 7, 2008 [2 favorites]


If you have nothing to say, just favorite it.

You know what, see, this fucking annoys me. And it's just about as likely that people are going to stop doing it -- which is to say, not even the teeniest tiniest bit likely -- and so I don't bother making a thread about it.

One thing that is certain and has been proven over and over again is that your pet peeve is someone else's preferred mode of interaction, and their FAIL (Favorite Abbreviation for Internet LOLs) is your pet peeve.

Substantive comments, in all areas of the site, at all times, are to be hoped for. Of course. But if you have a pet peeve, well, I'm gonna have to suggest that chances are you're going to get substantial disagreement about the specifics. 'Cause people are infuriatingly uncooperative in our attempts to make them see the world the way we want them to.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:12 AM on September 7, 2008 [11 favorites]


I will see your "QFT" and raise you "FTW", "made of fail", "burn it with fire", "lolcat" related comments, "nuke it from orbit", etc. etc. etc.
posted by cmonkey at 4:14 AM on September 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


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posted by dirigibleman at 4:18 AM on September 7, 2008 [6 favorites]


This would be solved by not having a post on the front page consisting of a metallica video.
posted by Wolfdog at 4:50 AM on September 7, 2008 [6 favorites]


You just have to redefine it. When I see QFT, I see quim-fur tickler.
posted by pracowity at 5:09 AM on September 7, 2008


your pet peeve is someone else's preferred mode of interaction

What stavros said.
posted by jacalata at 5:31 AM on September 7, 2008


This would be solved by not having a post on the front page consisting of a metallica video.

QFT.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 6:08 AM on September 7, 2008 [2 favorites]


Yeah I sort of think we can continue talking about QFT ramifications in the open MeTa thread about QFT if that's okay.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:13 AM on September 7, 2008


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