Yeah, I don't want to see that anymore. July 31, 2010 7:00 AM   Subscribe

How do I delete a contact? Difficulty: android.

I have no internet but my phone at the moment. How do I delete a contact from my profile page using it?
posted by Netzapper to MetaFilter-Related at 7:00 AM (40 comments total)

you don't remove a contact from your profile page, but, from their profile page. you'll see (edit, remove) on the line with their name
posted by yeoz at 7:05 AM on July 31, 2010


Woah, I read that totally wrong originally somehow. Yeah yeoz is right, there should be a remove link by their username on their own profile page that you'll see if you're logged in. Are you not seeing that?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:10 AM on July 31, 2010


No, the link was precisely where y'all said it'd be. Thank you. Sorry for MeTa'ing such a stupid question.
posted by Netzapper at 7:12 AM on July 31, 2010


Who here likes pancakes? I like pancakes.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 7:15 AM on July 31, 2010


I was at this restaurant in North Carolina a few weeks back and I had a waffle with pecans cooked into it. The pecans were good but they only had non-maple syrup which offended my New England sensibilities.
posted by XMLicious at 7:24 AM on July 31, 2010


Waffles are clearly superior in every way.

Waffles given the French toast treatment are the best, though.
posted by Netzapper at 7:25 AM on July 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


I don't think I would like waffles with pecans. Sounds intriguing up until there are crunchy bits in my waffle. *shudder*
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 7:27 AM on July 31, 2010


Waffles given the French toast treatment

Whoa. That culinarily blows my mind. How about a pecan-filled French toasted waffle sandwiched between two fried chicken breasts? And then dipped in roast beef juice?
posted by XMLicious at 7:44 AM on July 31, 2010


XMLicious, you forgot the bacon. The fuck is wrong with you?
posted by Netzapper at 7:48 AM on July 31, 2010


It's good the MeFi is a no-fault divorce state.
posted by Rhomboid at 7:54 AM on July 31, 2010


Tip of the day: make banana nut bread using pancake mix instead of flour.
posted by desjardins at 7:58 AM on July 31, 2010


So who's getting de-contacted, Netzapper?
posted by desjardins at 7:59 AM on July 31, 2010


So who's getting de-contacted, Netzapper?

Please don't.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:02 AM on July 31, 2010


It was me. He was tired of me talking about how much i like my iPhone.
posted by cjorgensen at 8:11 AM on July 31, 2010


Incidentally, I've been carrying both an android (droid x, for work) and an iphone (4, personal phone). I hate how unpolished the OS on the android is... but the droid is so goddamn fast, and I can type like 10x faster using swype on the droid over the iphone. Still like the iphone better i guess, and I'm really curious if the 2.2 version of the android OS will fix the problems I have with android.
posted by yeoz at 8:15 AM on July 31, 2010


Holy crap. I just watched a swype demo and it made my head hurt. Seriously, like I have my glasses on wrong or am trying to do math!

That said, back in the day I had a Palm and I loved the graffiti (or whatever they called it). It got to where I would take notes in class that way. I already had some super small amount of mostly forgotten shorthand and my own quirks (the, their, there, and they're were all the same symbol I used for the [a hump like a no-sided 'N"] and I would figure out which word I meant from context later). Add in the graffiti habits and my shitty handwriting and no one could read my notes. I always had to type them up promptly because if more than a couple days passed even I couldn't read them.

I'd take anything that will allow me to type faster though. Text input is one of the things keeping me from buying an iPad. I would love one, but it seems too passive to me. Great for surfing, not so great for entering in text.
posted by cjorgensen at 8:52 AM on July 31, 2010


Tip of the day: Blue's Clues banana bread is absolutely wonderful. Top with a bit of molasses and brown sugar before baking and you'll have wonderful wonderful bread. I know I've shot my credibility and no one will take me seriously on this one. Your loss!
posted by cjorgensen at 8:54 AM on July 31, 2010


Hey cjorgensen, you can actually install graffiti onto android and have it replace your defaul keyboard.

That said, I've been using swype for a while now and I'm hooked.

I was able to swype 'waffles given the french toast treatment' into my to-do list in a flash.
posted by smitt at 9:23 AM on July 31, 2010


Swype is pretty miraculous. I was skeptical, but it works great out of the box, is very easy to train, and can be tweaked as much or as little as you see fit. My only major gripe with the betas I've played with on my G1 is that, for times when you do need to peck (passwords, etc) the keyboard is far worse than the default one. yeoz, anyone else with a Droid X... is this still the case?
posted by SpiffyRob at 9:32 AM on July 31, 2010


Man, now there are two MeTas that start with "Yeah" that look identical in my tabs. COME ON!
posted by SpiffyRob at 9:33 AM on July 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


Tip of the day: make banana nut bread using pancake mix instead of flour.

And then (stealing Netzapper's idea) use that banana nut bread to make french toast.
posted by marsha56 at 9:37 AM on July 31, 2010


There's no reason to remove an android as a contact. Simply switch them off.
posted by klangklangston at 9:51 AM on July 31, 2010


You mean, retire them.
posted by hermitosis at 10:00 AM on July 31, 2010 [3 favorites]

for times when you do need to peck (passwords, etc) the keyboard is far worse than the default one
Uh, I dunno how it rates compared to the default keyboard. I've never really used the default keyboard. I've pretty much have only used swype. Sorry. It didn't seem too bad to me though...
posted by yeoz at 10:19 AM on July 31, 2010


I still can't make the keyboards on any flat-screen phones work. I can thumb-type like a champ on anything with a wee keyboard, but I need buttons to hit.
posted by desuetude at 10:28 AM on July 31, 2010


I surprise myself at how speedy I am on my ipod touch. But I'm not all that speedy on a traditional full-size keyboard, so I've set the bar pretty low.
posted by rtha at 10:37 AM on July 31, 2010


So who's getting de-contacted, Netzapper?

It was me. I wanted more life.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:39 AM on July 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


I recently discovered that Grade B maple syrup is much, much tastier than Grade A. Now I'm trying to convince my local supermarket to stock it in larger-than-thimble-sized containers.

Grade B is richer, thicker, and has more flavor than Grade A. Try it. It's really good.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 12:22 PM on July 31, 2010


I asked my husband about de-contacting etiquette; we had quite the little chat about it and he isn't even a member. So maybe I should ask you guys. I have at least one contact who disabled his account and I have one contact who died.

I think I should cut loose disabled guy. He may or may not come back, but he obviously doesn't want to be a contact.

On the other hand, I have decided to keep the late lamented. It seems unnecessarily cold to delete his contact, and in this way I feel like there is still a tiny, tiny memorial to him.

Thoughts?
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 12:38 PM on July 31, 2010


"cut loose disabled-account guy." Ugh. "disabled guy" was a bad choice of words.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 12:42 PM on July 31, 2010


I had a business trip to Colorado a few years ago and the guys I was working with seemed to think that because I'm from New England I knew everything about maple syrup. They really loved talking about it too for some reason. They were so fascinated that you can go in the winter to a sugar shack and watch it being made and see all the tapped trees.

(These days instead of collecting it in buckets they run the sap in continuous plastic tubing from many trees to a central reservoir, so a maple sugar farm looks like an intensive care unit for maple trees. Less bugs in your syrup that way too.)

It pains me to admit it but Canadian maple syrup is actually pretty good. It also seems to me like they may have larger export volumes than farms in New England because we even see it on the store shelves here. So BOP you might recommend to your grocer to try Canadian sources.

Okay, maybe I do know a little about maple syrup.
posted by XMLicious at 1:07 PM on July 31, 2010


Secret Life of Gravy, my thought is follow who you want. Unfollow any you don't. I do watch my contacts in the sidebar, but I seldom pay attention to who has added me as a contact. If someone "left" I wouldn't even notice.
posted by cjorgensen at 2:46 PM on July 31, 2010


Netzapper: if you have a computer that supports OpenVPN and a phone with Android and a data plan, you can tether using Azilink with no rooting shenanigans required.
posted by contraption at 3:02 PM on July 31, 2010 [2 favorites]


Seconding that you should manage your contacts however you like, Secret Life of Gravy.

The politics (for lack of a better word) of this stuff is weird, though, isn't it? I have a bunch of Facebook friends who only became my friends so they could be invited to a private group that I was administering. That group has run its course, but I haven't unfriended any of them. They've got access to next to no information on my profile, most of them are people I haven't even met in person, and yet I'm strangely reluctant to cut them loose, despite the fact that I think it's silly to have "friends" I'm not interested in interacting with. Really, what do I have to be concerned about here?
posted by EvaDestruction at 4:59 PM on July 31, 2010


I recently discovered that Grade B maple syrup is much, much tastier than Grade A.

A TRUER TRUTH HAS NEVER BEEN TRUTHED. I gave up on the greenmarket syrup guys, who only seem to have it sporadically, and have instead turned to the wonders of the internets for it. Dragonfly Sugarworks up in VT is my new fave.
posted by elizardbits at 5:53 PM on July 31, 2010 [2 favorites]


I just had to go make pancakes. I hope you are all pleased with yourselves, you bastards.
posted by elizardbits at 6:34 PM on July 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


I recently discovered that Grade B maple syrup is much, much tastier than Grade A.

Amateurs.

And SLoG, I never know what to do with contacts who are deceased or departed, so I leave them all.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:41 PM on July 31, 2010


So C is better than B which is better than A? Kickass! I knew all the smart kids were doing it wrong!

Seriously though, can someone explain this syrup grades thing? I had no idea.
posted by cjorgensen at 7:38 PM on July 31, 2010


Well, it's sort of a foodie nerd thing. Basically sap taken at different times in the season turns into different grades of syrup. The grading process is different in different places [US & Canada, for example] but it's something that's standardized generally, with color and taste levels. Generally there are a few kinds of Grade A [fancy, amber, and dark] and then there's grade B which is more maple-y and less sweet. Grade C is usually only used as a food additive [to make things like table (non-maple) syrup or other things with maple flavor in them] but if you know someone who makes syrup you can get Grade C from them. It has a strong maple taste and is very dark and not very sweet. I had never had it until last month. It's like maple molasses.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:11 PM on July 31, 2010


Delete all the contacts you want, but you can never unspouse Kitsap. Muah ha ha!
posted by stet at 10:47 PM on July 31, 2010


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