just a little thing January 7, 2009 1:18 PM   Subscribe

Incredibly minor design detail: Could the [add to favorites] button be switched with [!], so that [add to favorites] is adjacent to 'x people marked this as a favorite'? I'm always hitting the flag button when I want to favorite something because it's right next to favorites.

Maybe there's a good reason they are not together that I've missed; I'm also willing to accept that I am the only clumsy/impatient/design obsessed person on MetaFilter and therefore this is a bizarre request.
posted by oneirodynia to Feature Requests at 1:18 PM (43 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Yes!
posted by iamkimiam at 1:21 PM on January 7, 2009


("Yes", meaning I agree, not "yes" meaning I will grant this, although I wish I could.)
posted by iamkimiam at 1:22 PM on January 7, 2009


I don't know, I like the flag at the end. It's the last (and least used/important) thing because it's supposed to be kind of ignored until you need it. The plus sign is much larger and easier to hit.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:23 PM on January 7, 2009


Oh ok, we're just talking about posts (I added this post as a favorite to test). Yeah, we can move the [!] out to the far right to match the comment line.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:24 PM on January 7, 2009


But the first and last items in a sequence are generally more prominent/noticeable.
posted by iamkimiam at 1:27 PM on January 7, 2009


Oh, I get it now. Posts vs. Comments. And for a second I felt all special, "oooh, Mathowie favorited ME!!" (but I couldn't figure out why. And now I can. And its gone.)
posted by iamkimiam at 1:29 PM on January 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


I've always assumed that I only get favorites when people who are trying to flag me click the wrong icon in their haste. In other words: Please don't change this!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:29 PM on January 7, 2009 [4 favorites]


Ok, now it's on the outside, like the comments.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:31 PM on January 7, 2009


Yes, this post is displaying what I was thinking- no [!] between [add to favorites] and "1 user marked this as a favorite". Thanks!
posted by oneirodynia at 2:02 PM on January 7, 2009


YES! I will grant this! Hold on while I take care of it.

Oh wait.
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 2:33 PM on January 7, 2009


1 user marked this as a favorite!
posted by tellurian at 2:39 PM on January 7, 2009


This is folly, I say. Pure folly, and nothing good can come out of it.
posted by qvantamon at 3:08 PM on January 7, 2009


I've always assumed that I only get favorites when people who are trying to flag me click the wrong icon in their haste. In other words: Please don't change this!

Totally inappropriate. So I flagged it.
posted by The World Famous at 3:15 PM on January 7, 2009


The pluses and the minuses were getting all confused
Some MeFites were mistaking them, and buttons were misused
Were all those favorites from the past in fact just wrongly choosed?
These urgent matters did transpire while most folks merely snoozed.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:22 PM on January 7, 2009 [2 favorites]


1 users marked this as a favorites!
posted by GuyZero at 3:31 PM on January 7, 2009


Feel free to use this comment to make sure your favorite button is still intact.
posted by NikitaNikita at 4:06 PM on January 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


This pony broke the sound barrier.

10 minutes from request to full implementation. Now we know who else is in the cabal.
posted by dirty lies at 4:25 PM on January 7, 2009


The cabal hasn't actually run anything since 2002. I am, of course, not at liberty to say more.
posted by languagehat at 4:35 PM on January 7, 2009


Hey, did the number of reasons to flag just get upped? Or was there always a noise/derail option?
posted by Brockles at 4:51 PM on January 7, 2009


Of course the cabal doesn't run anything, they have a secret army of yetis and liberal bloggers to run stuff for them.

The cabal stays at home drinking cocktails made from bottom shelf vodka, wheat bran, and the blood of the innocent (sometimes they put celery in it!), watching TWO youtube videos at the same time on their dual monitor setups. The last member of the cabal who tried to run something himself fell down and can't get up.
posted by dirty lies at 4:51 PM on January 7, 2009


I miss the old placement of the +
posted by terrapin at 5:08 PM on January 7, 2009


Of course the cabal doesn't run anything, they have a secret army of yetis and liberal bloggers to run stuff for them.

Not so secret now, are you?! They keep the liberal bloggers better-hidden.
posted by ersatz at 5:13 PM on January 7, 2009


They hide them in the open, where you would never look.
posted by dirty lies at 5:45 PM on January 7, 2009


Things were better here before the fall. Before the Terror. Before our loved ones began to disappear in the dead of night. Before they took our children from us and trained them to hate all that which had come before. Things were better before they took the outer [+] away.
posted by killdevil at 6:12 PM on January 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


I've kind of always hated all that text clutter in the posts one, and now, with the bracket sandwich thing that's going on, it just looks extra sloppy.

Is there any reason it can't be the same format as the comments favorites?
posted by Sys Rq at 6:52 PM on January 7, 2009


Cnt vrybdy jst strt gttng lng wtht ll ths dmn vwls? Thy rlly gt n th wy.
posted by yhbc at 9:25 PM on January 7, 2009


[+][-][•][÷][?][¿]
posted by lukemeister at 10:15 PM on January 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


Hey, did the number of reasons to flag just get upped? Or was there always a noise/derail option?

It's always been there.
posted by niles at 10:31 PM on January 7, 2009


[☃] [♥] [♣] [♦] [♠]
posted by Pronoiac at 10:43 PM on January 7, 2009


I miss the old placement of the +

So do I!

I think.

To be honest I really can't even tell what changed.

Help?
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 12:00 AM on January 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


Flag this post as boyzone [♂]
posted by qvantamon at 4:46 AM on January 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


Flag this post as boyzone [♂]

What is the opposite of boyzone anyway? I mean girlzone just doesn't cut it. Womanzone is no good either, maybe something completely different?

Vaginatown?
Wymyn's Collective?
Ladyparts?
Chicks' Tract?
Female Forum?
posted by Pollomacho at 5:49 AM on January 8, 2009


⚤: Flagged as concerning the artist formerly known as Prince
posted by lukemeister at 6:43 AM on January 8, 2009


Man, I do everything on this site through muscle memory. Go changing something and it'll be weeks before I'll be able to adapt!
posted by cjorgensen at 8:05 AM on January 8, 2009


Grrl Estate?
posted by quin at 8:13 AM on January 8, 2009


What is the opposite of boyzone anyway?

superior
posted by desjardins at 8:24 AM on January 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


This is awful.
posted by ageispolis at 9:23 AM on January 8, 2009


Well, in my day, we took whatever [+] we were lucky enough to get, whenever we got it, wherever our betters decided to stick it, and we shut up and were grateful for having any [+] at all. But then again, we were brought up properly without a vast, kudzu-like sense of entitlement, unlike you pantywaists.

Now get off my lawn snowdrift.
posted by FelliniBlank at 9:30 AM on January 8, 2009


What is the opposite of boyzone anyway?
Who cares?
posted by dg at 12:22 PM on January 8, 2009


Gosh darnit! How do I keep favoriting It's Raining Florence Henderson!?
posted by Del Far at 2:39 PM on January 8, 2009


Alright, I'm used to it now.
posted by ageispolis at 7:22 PM on January 8, 2009


In my day we used to nail hippies to [+]s, and then write books about it.

There is no such thing as muscle memory, it is all in the brain.
posted by dirty lies at 1:50 AM on January 9, 2009


I've hit that [!] so many times on my iPhone when in fact I wanted to add a fave instead.

thank you matt
posted by seawallrunner at 5:25 PM on January 11, 2009


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