Can I limit my favorites by category? December 22, 2009 10:38 AM   Subscribe

Miniature pony request: The ability to see categories while looking at favorites.

For example, I'd like to be able to see all of the 'food and drink' posts that I've favorited. The trouble is, when I go to my favorites page, the categories don't seem to show up on the posts. Or am I just missing something?
posted by youcancallmeal to Feature Requests at 10:38 AM (5 comments total)

No, we don't show categories, and we don't have a way to limit your favorites to a specific category. You can search your favorites for keywords, though. That would get you closer to specific posts within favorites.
posted by pb (staff) at 10:42 AM on December 22, 2009

And for adding it, I think it's something we can think about. Since posts from all sites show up there, we'd need to think about how to handle URLs with categories in them. We're pressed for space in the bylines there, but maybe breaking the line to show favorite counts on a second line would do the trick.
posted by pb (staff) at 10:52 AM on December 22, 2009

What about exporting favorites? It would be great to get them in a csv file, with post titles and tags.
posted by KokuRyu at 11:45 AM on December 22, 2009

You can assemble that info from the infodump if you're handy with scripting, KokuRyu. If not, that doesn't help much. Exporting on demand is a fairly expensive server operation, that's why we like to lump large datasets into the infodump and assemble it during non-peak hours.
posted by pb (staff) at 1:00 PM on December 22, 2009

I'm working on answering youcancallmeal's question, using the Infodump. I could post something on Google Docs. It looks like that's missing autofilter, though, so I could either:
* list all the AskMe post favorites, let them download the file, open it up in Excel or OpenOffice & filter, or
* filter it down to the appropriate category.

posted by Pronoiac at 2:12 PM on January 10, 2010

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