But, it's my FAVORITE! October 28, 2008 11:47 AM   Subscribe

I can't seem to favorite comments or posts. I've tried to fave a couple of things today, and instead, it bounces me back up to the top of the page. When I refreshed the page, it seemed to hang on scripts.metafilter, and I briefly timed out when I logged out and logged back in.

I'm using Firefox, and don't think I've updated anything since the last security patch, so theoretically nothing on my end should be different from yesterday, except that now I cannot give my textual approval. (I weep for those unapproved comments...how sad and lonely they must feel...)
posted by dejah420 to Bugs at 11:47 AM (35 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

It sounds like you have JavaScript disabled. Do you have the noscript extension, or some extension that might be blocking JavaScript?
posted by pb (staff) at 11:53 AM on October 28, 2008


mo' browsers, mo' problems
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:04 PM on October 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


You like too many things. Please curb the tendency.
posted by Jofus at 12:11 PM on October 28, 2008 [2 favorites]


No, I've got javascript enabled, although I've always had a lot of the advanced functions disabled. (Resizing windows, removing menus, that sort of thing). I used to run noscript, but it was more hassle than it was worth for a standard non-secure box.

Nope, this is pretty much a vanilla Firefox 3.03 install with only delicious and noflash extensions.

That said, I'm willing to grant that it's probably something silly on my end. Especially if I'm the only one experiencing it. But I do love the "fave" feature, so any suggestions are gratefully accepted.
posted by dejah420 at 12:12 PM on October 28, 2008


No, I had the same sort of thing happen to me some time within the last couple of weeks. Firefox on a mac, basic install, no extensions added on, javascript enabled, etc. The problem resolved itself while I was at work.
posted by Stewriffic at 12:18 PM on October 28, 2008


solution: GO TO WORK.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:21 PM on October 28, 2008 [3 favorites]


Heh.
posted by Stewriffic at 12:22 PM on October 28, 2008


GET A JOB, BROWSEY
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:23 PM on October 28, 2008 [2 favorites]


I have what may be a related problem. I've made a number of insightful, thoughtful and hilarious posts recently that have remained unfavorited by many users. Firefox 3 on Linux.
posted by DU at 12:26 PM on October 28, 2008 [13 favorites]


See, now it works. Apparently, I just need Jess to remind me what I was supposed to be doing. Thanks Jess!

Hee.
posted by dejah420 at 12:29 PM on October 28, 2008


From the sound of it, your browser wasn't able to load the .js file that contains the javascript that performs that function. Likely it was a transient glitch, but if it goes on then the thing to do would be to find out why the script file doesn't load.
posted by Class Goat at 12:35 PM on October 28, 2008


Holy crap. Remind me never to work for the Jessamattex Corporation.
posted by loquacious at 12:36 PM on October 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


Have you cleared your cache & rebooted?
posted by Pronoiac at 12:45 PM on October 28, 2008


Have you cleared your cache & rebooted?

Will that keep the giant, hideous multiheaded Jessamattex away long enough for a smoke break and a couple of idle laps around the cube farm?

*picks up a stack of papers, studies it intently and paces aimlessly to nowhere in particular*
posted by loquacious at 12:50 PM on October 28, 2008


Just xload the .js file to the 9000 baud parity bit stack overflow buffer skype socket and you're good to go.
posted by Divine_Wino at 12:54 PM on October 28, 2008


Just xload the .js file to the 9000 baud parity bit stack overflow buffer skype socket and you're good to go.

Nah, you've gotta clear the cache bean and set all variables to the string "YYYNNYNYYN". Also reload the class objects into the object class.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 1:01 PM on October 28, 2008


You're pacing as you intently study some papers? That's my move!

No, wait, I got that from somewhere else...
posted by Pronoiac at 1:04 PM on October 28, 2008


Have you tried shutting down you computer, going home, and logging on from your laptop in bed?
posted by blue_beetle at 1:24 PM on October 28, 2008


Sometimes when I have a peanut butter cookie and coffee on my desk I am unable to favorite. Maybe that's the problem?
posted by special-k at 1:28 PM on October 28, 2008


No, wait, I got that from somewhere else...

You know, I never watched Seinfeld because it was stupid*. But you do realize they stole that bit about the papers and walking around from real life, right?

Half of the white collar workforce in America is doing it right now. The other half is out to lunch or in the bathroom.


*Irredeemably, unapologetically stupid by design. A show that ran for 9 seasons that centered around the intentionally blissfully ignorant blatherings of an entire tribe of semi-literate urban semi-morons. It was a volcano, an earthquake, an epidemic of wanton idiocy and conformity. Even the Kramer was essentially a straight-man, his eccentricities tame, calculated and otherwise shockingly normal if compared to anyone other than the plain brown cardstock of the rest of the cast.

The best thing to come out of the whole thing was the Festivus pole. Which is pretty stupid, especially considering you can actually buy one, ruining the commentary on crass commercialism during the holidays.

posted by loquacious at 1:39 PM on October 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


A Stillness at Jessamattex is the canonical reference for this era of Metafilter history.
posted by lukemeister at 1:49 PM on October 28, 2008


So you like to favorite? Oh favorite me, favorite me!

I'm lonely.
posted by Evangeline at 2:11 PM on October 28, 2008 [3 favorites]


especially considering you can actually buy one, ruining the commentary on crass commercialism during the holidays.

Ruining it? NO, MAKES MOR FUNY.
posted by ericost at 2:15 PM on October 28, 2008


I'm lonely.

Evangeline,
What happened to the skeleton in your profile picture?
posted by lukemeister at 2:17 PM on October 28, 2008


To begin... To begin... How to start?

I'm hungry. I should get coffee. Coffee would help me think.

Maybe I should write something first, then reward myself with coffee. Coffee and a muffin. So I need to establish the themes.


Maybe a banana nut. That's a good muffin.
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 2:23 PM on October 28, 2008


Lukemeister, he's not a chatty fellow. Besides, he's at home and I'm at work.

His name is Mr. Pants.
posted by Evangeline at 2:31 PM on October 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


I've experienced a similar problem as DU, except with mine, many of my best comments seem to show up as having been written by Astro Zombie and Miko and robocop is bleeding. It's really weird, and I'm glad they are getting all my favorites and everything, but in the interests of balance, if you see anything good written by anyone else, just assume that I actually did it and my system attributed it incorrectly.
posted by quin at 2:32 PM on October 28, 2008 [2 favorites]


So, a few nights ago I had a dream that someone did an FPP about Telstar, the upcoming Joe Meek biopic.

Cortex started posting a bunch of animated GIFs of the monkey from The Jungle Book dancing. Like, 10 or 11 comments in a row, all with different GIFs of the monkey doing different dances. He'd also hacked the system so that the number of favorites under his comments was blinking.

I was about to post an angry comment saying that he didn't understand what the post was about. And then I woke up.
posted by roll truck roll at 3:01 PM on October 28, 2008 [2 favorites]


I was about to post an angry comment saying that he didn't understand what the post was about. And then I woke up.

dream analysis: YOU SHOULD PROBABLY WORK MORE
posted by scabrous at 4:03 PM on October 28, 2008


Jessamattex Corporation

I believe the title of the legal entity is Jessamattex Corporation, PPB.
posted by DarlingBri at 4:57 PM on October 28, 2008


Doesn't PPB stand for Party Political Broadcast, comrade? Or is it Pardon and Parole Board?
posted by lukemeister at 6:02 PM on October 28, 2008


No, silly, it stands for Plus PB. Everyone always forgets poor pb!
posted by DarlingBri at 7:47 PM on October 28, 2008


Shouldn't that be pb++ ?
posted by lukemeister at 8:11 PM on October 28, 2008 [1 favorite]


Then the logo for the Jessamattex Corporation, PPB must include a picture of a spotted cow.
posted by dirty lies at 2:17 AM on October 29, 2008


pb++ jellysandwex llc
posted by flabdablet at 4:49 AM on October 29, 2008


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