How about a "send it to a friend" button? August 31, 2002 4:00 AM   Subscribe

how about a button
press here
within a thread
and up pops
a tiny window
enter friend's email address
s e n d i t t o a f r i e n d !

posted by n o i s e s to Feature Requests at 4:00 AM (24 comments total)

I like... but it'll mean extra work fot Mathowie...
posted by dash_slot- at 5:48 AM on August 31, 2002

Isn't this the sort of thing that could be abused quite spectacularly? I'm leery of putting "things that will mail a random person" on my sites.
posted by websavvy at 5:48 AM on August 31, 2002

Whats with this new style of talking that is popping up on the Filter? I'm not sure I like it.
posted by insomnyuk at 6:02 AM on August 31, 2002


posted by mkelley at 7:22 AM on August 31, 2002

how about
file | send | link by email (IE)
or click the
mail button
on the toolbar (IE)
or even copy url
from address bar
and paste
in mail client.
posted by quonsar at 7:26 AM on August 31, 2002

how about no
how about
oh wait
what quonsar said
there goes
my snarky response
a h w e l l
posted by majick at 8:44 AM on August 31, 2002

I'd respond in iambic pentameter, but dammit, I just woke up.
posted by furiousthought at 8:53 AM on August 31, 2002

how about we
usher in a new
era of posts with
line breaks
r e m o v e d ?

posted by Danelope at 8:53 AM on August 31, 2002

highlight the link, control-c
open your email
control-v, send to your friend
posted by mkelley at 9:19 AM on August 31, 2002

nah, I decided long ago not to do this feature. It's ripe for abuse, offers only marginal help beyond copy and pasting it yourself, and I never personally enjoyed receiving this type of mail in the first place.

It seems downright weird to get random anonymous copies of things like full Yahoo news stories via email. It's much more helpful if a friend copy and pasted the URL and wrote a couple sentences explaining why I should check the story out.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:26 AM on August 31, 2002

And with that,
how about...
posted by y2karl at 10:02 AM on August 31, 2002

How about, hang around a bit longer to see how things work around here before you embarrass yourself with asking moot questions. Metafilter was here before you showed up. Before you ask a question such as this one noises, think "could it have occurred to those who have been there for some time to implement X? If I don't see that feature then, it must not have been important enough to implement." I think, it's a good rule of thumb that at least I use, when approaching a new on or offline community.

And this tone of mine of course, is not meant to drive you off. You're welcome here, as is anyone. Just do yourself a favor and at least show interest in learning the ropes that we climb and do tricks from around here.
posted by crasspastor at 9:59 PM on August 31, 2002

Looks like a lot of really good reasons for not doing it. But geez. Tough crowd.
posted by coelecanth at 10:21 PM on August 31, 2002

What happened to the coherent arguments on MetaFilter?
posted by insomnyuk at 12:06 AM on September 1, 2002


That one's still the best :)
posted by insomnyuk at 12:09 AM on September 1, 2002

Pay no attention to crasspastor, noises, that's why he calls himself, uh, crass.

Your idea is a nice thought, (I've thought of it as a feature too) but, as Mr. Haughey mentions, it would be rife with abuse. Do like I do and paste the URL in an email. This technique avoids abuse and avoids making more work for the Haughey, and it also adds that personal touch.
posted by evanizer at 12:27 AM on September 1, 2002

Ooooohhh. Now I just wanna argue about my stupid nickname. Bring it the fuck on evan.

Oh shit. Hi noises. I wasn't trying to be a dick as evan would have you believe. We are simply politically polar opposites. Welcome to MeFi.
posted by crasspastor at 1:00 AM on September 1, 2002

< /ropetrick>
posted by crasspastor at 1:08 AM on September 1, 2002

Gimmick posters are annoying (or at least they became so after clavdivs appeared, upon which the mold was broken). This remains to be said.

Since I have now said it, I will exit, browser-left.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:46 AM on September 1, 2002

*sweeps up, whistling*
posted by ColdChef at 5:25 AM on September 1, 2002

crasspastor you came off as one.
posted by madmanz123 at 8:13 AM on September 1, 2002

*carefully eyes crass' ropetrick*

i dont like this feature. it would hurt to much. mail flying like darts. names bandied about.
i propose a mefi butler for such mail.

posted by clavdivs at 10:46 AM on September 1, 2002

how about a
MeFi blank verse

posted by ZachsMind at 10:01 AM on September 2, 2002

and hey! it does limericks too!

posted by quonsar at 11:28 AM on September 2, 2002

« Older Mozilla Disappearing Form   |   eBay auction for MetaFilter song Newer »

You are not logged in, either login or create an account to post comments