Pony Request: add favorites option to tag page July 2, 2014 2:08 PM   Subscribe

I'd like to be able to add favorite posts easily and quickly when I consult a summary page using the tag feature.

As it stands now, I have to click on the individual post, then add favorite, then backpage to the tag summary page.

For instance, if I click on the tag "julybywomen", I get a page with all the front page posts with that tag. Great!

But I then have to individually click on each post to add as my favorite. I don't want to do this. I want to go straight down the line, adding.

I think this would be a nifty feature to add, what say the community?
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome to Feature Requests at 2:08 PM (22 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I can't say what the community will say, but I can tell you that from the mod side this seems like sort of aggressively greasing the skids for no super great reason. Clicking through to a post to favorite is a pretty minor effort and while you can ultimately do what you want with your favorites we're not really aiming primarily for a willy-nilly style of bulk favoriting in how we lay out the UI.

On the specific point of avoiding the back button stuff, I'd recommend kicking open a page in a new tab (middle-click on my mouse/browser) to save yourself the forward-and-back action at least and just isolate your bevy of threads to independent tabs.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:11 PM on July 2, 2014


Weird - I'm able to favorite posts from that page without having to click on the individual posts.
posted by Metroid Baby at 2:17 PM on July 2, 2014 [2 favorites]


The link that you put there does have the option to favorite straight from that page for me, too. And does on the mobile site as well.

Super helpful when you're on the train ride home and need a way to save all metafilter.com/tags/slyt+cute for when you're back on a wifi connection.
posted by phunniemee at 2:22 PM on July 2, 2014


Yep, adding favorites on tag pages works exactly like the front page. There's a + next to the comment count. Click that and you should be set.
posted by pb (staff) at 2:22 PM on July 2, 2014


*me shakes cane*
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:24 PM on July 2, 2014 [6 favorites]


pb is now enabling ponies before we even think of them. /twilight zone theme
posted by arcticseal at 2:25 PM on July 2, 2014 [3 favorites]


Ah damn. It was so SUB-TLE I didn't notice it!

Thanks.

*greases the skids aggressively with favorites*
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 2:35 PM on July 2, 2014 [6 favorites]


Metafilter: aiming primarily for a willy-nilly style of bulk favoriting
posted by michaelh at 3:16 PM on July 2, 2014 [1 favorite]


Weird - I'm able to favorite posts from that page without having to click on the individual posts.

Woah, apparently I'm able to manipulate the Budapest Stock Exchange from the same interface. This place is just full of little easter eggs
posted by threeants at 3:24 PM on July 2, 2014 [10 favorites]


You know that really cool feature that you're going to want a year from now? Of course you don't. But pb does. He'll implement it just before you want it.

Don't worry. He won't tell cortex about it.
posted by double block and bleed at 7:30 PM on July 2, 2014 [1 favorite]


I hope the day pb retires he secretly adds a downvote feature and buries it so deep that the others can't get rid of it. Start planning, my friend.
posted by Think_Long at 5:37 AM on July 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


I've seen features you people wouldn't believe. When I retire they'll be lost in time. Like ponies in the rain.
posted by pb (staff) at 6:58 AM on July 3, 2014 [15 favorites]


Like ponies in the rain.

Oh man, now I want every idiom to be about ponies.

like ponies through the hourglass
ponies were not built in a day
where the ponies flow like wine
a pony saved is a pony earned
ponies under the bridge
back to the pony board
don't cry over spilled ponies
it's raining hearts and ponies
icing on the pony
can't judge a book by its pony
don't look a pony horse in the pony
posted by phunniemee at 7:22 AM on July 3, 2014


stupid is as pony does
a bird in the hand is worth two in the pony
ain't no thang but a pony wang
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:58 AM on July 3, 2014


a pony a day keeps the doctor away
people in glass houses shouldn't throw ponies
don't put all your eggs in one pony
posted by cjelli at 8:34 AM on July 3, 2014


looks like the cat's out of the pony
no time like the pony
stop, drop, and pony
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:07 AM on July 3, 2014


once a pony time
it was a dark and pony night
soft! what pony through yonder window breaks.
nothing pony can stay.
posted by pb (staff) at 9:49 AM on July 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


romeo + juliet + the defenestrated pony
posted by phunniemee at 10:12 AM on July 3, 2014


I've seen features you people wouldn't believe. When I retire they'll be lost in time. Like ponies in the rain.

I want more ponies, fucker.
posted by googly at 10:14 AM on July 3, 2014


You guys, you're typing "pony" so much its starting to look like "porny" when I skim-read. It's disturbing.
posted by Joh at 10:08 PM on July 3, 2014


My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my pony. Prepare to die.
Have fun storming the pony.
I say we take off, nuke the pony from space. It's the only way to be sure.
posted by misha at 7:15 PM on July 4, 2014


I have been, and Always shall be, your pony.
The good of the pones outweighs the good of the few.
Kahn...I'm laughing at the superior pony.
To boldly go where no pony has gone before.
posted by misha at 7:20 PM on July 4, 2014


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