Crush contacts December 6, 2004 9:58 AM   Subscribe

I tried to add the ever-sparkling Sidhedevil as a crush with the "Add Contact" thingy, however after submitting the form no relationship type was mentioned in the list. All the other relationship types work, but crush just won't stick. I appreciate the way this plagiarises Real Life, but still think this constitutes a bug.
posted by fvw to Bugs at 9:58 AM (21 comments total)

I guess she just doesn't feel that way about you.

;)
posted by scarabic at 10:20 AM on December 6, 2004


Yup, reproducible here.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:36 AM on December 6, 2004


Note that only the "crush" one ain't workin', "date" and "sweetheart" are A-OK.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:38 AM on December 6, 2004


Dammit. I had Sidhedevil pencilled in as my "crush date sweetheart" for this weekend, but if the crush part doesn't work out, all bets are off.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:37 PM on December 6, 2004


Add Contact thingy?

Is this a MetaFeature I'm missing out on?
posted by ODiV at 12:44 PM on December 6, 2004


... what ODiV said (in general).

What's the purpose of the contact list, please? I've been wondering.
posted by reflecked at 12:56 PM on December 6, 2004


ODiV: Go to someone's user page. Click "add username as a contact".

If you want to know why some people think this is cool, search the metatalk archives from when this was introduced. Personally, I don't see much of a point either but since Mrs S. doesn't list an email address and I've been enjoying her AskMeFi comments a lot lately this was the only way left to express my gushing admiration. (Well, mentioning it in a MeTa post while technically not abusing MeTa is another way, but it only works if Matt gives us a steady supply of bugs)
posted by fvw at 1:38 PM on December 6, 2004


All about the XHTML Friends Network.
posted by timeistight at 1:38 PM on December 6, 2004


::blush, dimple:: I have a big e-crush on you, too, fvw.

The reason I don't give out my email address is that I would then spend all my time exchanging emails with glamorous, fascinating MeFites, and the novels don't write themselves, you know.
posted by Sidhedevil at 2:22 PM on December 6, 2004


I did search archives when i first wondered what the function of the contact list is and did not find anything to enlighten me. I also looked in the mefi wiki with the same (lack of) results. It could well be that i am not searching correctly, but i did try.

Can i infer that adding someone to your contact list puts them in your email address book somehow? I notice that one person has added me to their contact list. I have no clue why, and until i understand i feel a little uneasy about it.

Would someone who uses the contact list please just tell me what it's value/use is?

Thanks.
posted by reflecked at 3:29 PM on December 6, 2004


Can i infer that adding someone to your contact list puts them in your email address book somehow?

No, it doesn't. Adding someone as a contact let's you add them and their contributions to your "contacts and contributions from contacts" page. Here's mine, for example.

Other than that, all it does right now is maybe give you and/or them a warm fuzzy feeling.
posted by timeistight at 4:46 PM on December 6, 2004


It lets people see who you like, and it lets you see who likes you.

It lets you easily see what people you like have been up to on MetaFilter.

And yes, the warm fuzzy feeling is not to be dismissed lightly.
posted by kindall at 5:45 PM on December 6, 2004


You would do well to be uneasy about it, reflecked. It sets the prolific long-time members apart from us lowly, unlovable newcomers, thus creating an atmosphere of tension and resentment that is bound to end in bloodshed.
posted by Marit at 8:17 PM on December 6, 2004


So, by shrugging and being unconcerned about someone adding me as a contact, even though they may have nefarious intentions, is a way for me to promote peace, understanding and indiscriminate group huggings?

I appreciate the info, and feel warmer and fuzzier. Still a little tense around the shoulders, but a nice contact massage should take care of that.

Thanks again.
posted by reflecked at 2:30 AM on December 7, 2004


Sure you do, but when the big e-prom comes you go with the e-jock anyway. *grumbles*
posted by fvw at 4:43 AM on December 7, 2004


yeah.. but i late-date e-YOU after the e-jock passes out.
posted by reflecked at 5:00 AM on December 7, 2004


reflecked, so the person who added you as a contact isn't one of your parents?
posted by Tarrama at 6:17 AM on December 7, 2004


heh, Tarama.

My parents both died a long time ago, and my child doesn't live in Toronto. That eliminates any family that might add me as a contact.
posted by reflecked at 11:30 AM on December 7, 2004


I would have found that contact a bit odd, reflecked. Then again, I have trouble choosing what category my contacts are listed under, so I didn't choose any... well I haven't been formally introduced you know!

If we are starting mefi adoptions I want pick of the litter.
posted by Tarrama at 8:50 PM on December 7, 2004


If anybody wants to add me as a contact it'll cost you $50 USD. Or 50 cents if you buy me coffee.
posted by davy at 9:11 PM on December 7, 2004


I like to think of myself as the "pick of the litter", certainly. The small problem with peeing on the floor is more than balanced (imho) by a superior fetching technique (giftwrapped, no toothmarks).

I'll go with the idea of a Contact being a warm fuzzy. Since I'm so new here, i'm hard put to think what i might have done to create any warmfuzzyfeelingsā„¢ for anyone. I'd first speculated that the person might have just added anyone from Canada, but that seems to not be the case. I'll smile with an "oh well" and get on with being high quality litter.
posted by reflecked at 3:22 AM on December 8, 2004


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