Shades of Meaning April 24, 2009 11:31 AM   Subscribe

Fresh? Just posted? Moments ago? What's the difference?

While checking out my recent activity (you know, like you do obsessively every time you post something to MeFi), I noticed that comments posted within the last minute each had different timestamps. They were (newest first): "Moments ago," "Just posted," and "Fresh" (after fresh was "1 minute ago"). Is there any difference between these, or are they arbitrary?
posted by ocherdraco to MetaFilter-Related at 11:31 AM (42 comments total)

I believe those three descriptions are tossed out at random for less-than-one-minute-old comments, yeah. Totally arbitrary.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:33 AM on April 24, 2009


And how come a comment from six months doesn't show up as "stale" ?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 11:33 AM on April 24, 2009 [2 favorites]


Can we get "Phunky Phresh" in there somehow? I'd pay another $5 for that.
posted by drjimmy11 at 11:35 AM on April 24, 2009 [5 favorites]


Previously, with the same first-comment answer.
posted by ssg at 11:36 AM on April 24, 2009


Previously.

Sorry, my google fu failed me. Thanks for the explanation!
posted by ocherdraco at 11:37 AM on April 24, 2009


Previously, with the same first-comment answer.

This is a search that should be automatically performed before claiming that a post or reply is "fresh".
posted by DU at 11:41 AM on April 24, 2009


The posts are also exciting, so exciting to me, yeah yeah.
posted by GuyZero at 11:54 AM on April 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'd like to see Fresh, Just Posted and Moments Ago all replaced with BAM! It would also be nice if Emeril's voice saying "Bam!" could sound off when you hit the Post Comment button. Is this OK mods Y/N?
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 11:55 AM on April 24, 2009 [2 favorites]


Also, for comments more than 30 days old should say,

"yo' comment so old, I told it to act its age and the bitch died!"
posted by drjimmy11 at 11:59 AM on April 24, 2009 [4 favorites]


It would also be nice if Emeril's voice saying "Bam!" could sound off when you hit the Post Comment button.

This is the wrongest idea in the long and glorious history of posting about wrong ideas on Metatalk. I salute you, MStPT.
posted by dersins at 11:59 AM on April 24, 2009 [3 favorites]


I do what I can.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 12:00 PM on April 24, 2009


When I post, the word "SHAAAAA-ZAAAAAAAMM!" pop up.

And, by "pops up," I mean that's what I shout.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:01 PM on April 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


Fresh is one of my favourite albums.
posted by ob at 12:15 PM on April 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


Could one of you please write a Greasemonkey script that automatically blocks all comments marked "Fresh"? I've got enough freshness in my life.
posted by jbickers at 12:29 PM on April 24, 2009


What if your comment has that "less than fresh" feeling?
posted by backseatpilot at 12:36 PM on April 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


Only comments that pass the "smell test" can be certified as Fresh.
posted by Eideteker at 12:44 PM on April 24, 2009


I'd like to replace "Just Posted" with "So Nu?".
posted by FelliniBlank at 12:47 PM on April 24, 2009


What if your comment has that "less than fresh" feeling?

2 options.
posted by gman at 12:47 PM on April 24, 2009


Freshen up this drink for me, please?
posted by box at 12:48 PM on April 24, 2009


Can someone please write a Greasemonkey script that can a) recognize the snarkiness of a just-posted comment, thereby b) anticipating mad favorites for said comment, thereby c) filter out all other comments and in the process of doing a, b, and c, d) render the time stamp to say OH SNAP!

I would heart you forever, I would.
posted by shiu mai baby at 12:50 PM on April 24, 2009 [2 favorites]


These comments are starting to get fresh, I say we get rid of them.
posted by blue_beetle at 12:55 PM on April 24, 2009


It would also be nice if Emeril's voice saying "Bam!" could sound off when you hit the Post Comment button.

I was hoping for a Kool-Aid-esque "OH YEAH!!!".

Next April 1st should be the Mega-Meta-Soundboard day. Oh yeah.
posted by GuyZero at 1:08 PM on April 24, 2009


Dear AskMe: I accidentally left my comment out on the counter overnight. It still smells OK, but is it safe to post?
posted by Horace Rumpole at 1:10 PM on April 24, 2009


Dear AskMe: I accidentally left my comment out on the counter overnight. It still smells OK, but is it safe to post?

EAT IT!
posted by ob at 1:23 PM on April 24, 2009


When I post, the word "SHAAAAA-ZAAAAAAAMM!" pop up.

And, by "pops up," I mean that's what I shout.


Astro Zombie, everyone knows you're a funny guy but that made me laugh so hard I almost choked on my dip . . . almost.
posted by nola at 1:24 PM on April 24, 2009


"Massengill goes up for a shot ... DOOSH!"

Been waiting for a chance to use that
posted by jbickers at 1:32 PM on April 24, 2009 [3 favorites]


Next April 1st should be the Mega-Meta-Soundboard day. Oh yeah.

God that would be awesome. We could include Macho Man Randy Savage's version of "Oh yeah!" to boot.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 1:35 PM on April 24, 2009


(you know, like you do obsessively every time you post something to MeFi)

STOP WATCHING ME!!
posted by Bango Skank at 1:37 PM on April 24, 2009


Different embedded sounds for flagging, favouriting, posting... the site would be a total fracking mess. But now the real MetaFilter seems like a pale shadow in comparison to my visions.
posted by GuyZero at 1:38 PM on April 24, 2009


Sure, heyho. There could even be a button next to your profile name for when you're feeling down, labelled ":(". Press it, and Billy Joel's "Just the Way You Are" begins playing.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 1:53 PM on April 24, 2009


STOP WATCHING ME!!

Fine!

*dismantles hidden web-cam*

*tells private investigator to discontinue surveillance*

*calls off security van from across street*

*fires psychic scrying team*

*retasks the three high resolution satellites current monitoring duties*


Feel better? No! You don't. Now your lonely, aren't you? Well, that's what you get.
posted by quin at 1:56 PM on April 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


Come back. I'm sorry I yelled.
posted by Bango Skank at 1:59 PM on April 24, 2009


You never tell me I'm beautiful anymore.

I love all my users, and they are all beautiful in their own special ways.
posted by Meta Filter at 2:16 PM on April 24, 2009 [2 favorites]


Man, I always hated the word "users" when I was working at the computer lab as a student. It made me feel like we were in a drug ward and we were all enablers.
posted by lysdexic at 2:20 PM on April 24, 2009


Other options not yet explored:

Pipin' Hot
Neonate
Steaming
Sprung!
Infant
Recentish
TOTALLY NOW
Just in time!
Sprouted
Still posting it!
Immeasurably Recent!
You blinked
posted by klangklangston at 3:03 PM on April 24, 2009


You blinked

That's too funny. I considered putting together a similar list, and the only one I could come up with that made me happy was "Blink and you'd miss it".
posted by quin at 3:24 PM on April 24, 2009


Has anyone seen Brandon Blatcher? I owe him a kiss :)

NB: This may explain his absence.
posted by Mister_A at 7:10 PM on April 24, 2009


Hey this is not the thread I'm looking for!
posted by Mister_A at 7:11 PM on April 24, 2009


θθ
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 8:06 PM on April 24, 2009


Thanks Kronos, really I wasn't looking forward to sleeping tonight or anything.
posted by Bango Skank at 8:18 PM on April 24, 2009


I'm sorry, Bango. I wasn't paying attention at all.
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 8:55 PM on April 24, 2009


There are some Legal Seafoods ads on the T about their fish being "fresh" which are just pictures of fish saying rude things. My favorite is the fish who says "Man! You smell like carp!"

Carp carp carp.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 4:42 AM on April 25, 2009


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