"Show them this thread." Has anyone ever actually done this? [more inside]
I have noticed your interesting quirk and it interests me! Why do folks copy and past someone else's comment in a thread and then add a "This." or a "A million times this." to it? Don't favorite counts indicate "This."? If everybody "This."'d for every comment they agreed with, threads would stall and go nowhere - it'd just be an endless recycling of the same few comments. Perhaps this is not a big deal and I have simply woken up grumpy and overly sensitive. Or perhaps you have noticed this trend, too, and wish it to stop? Commence with the copying, the pasting, and the "This."ing!
Where did "This." come from? [more inside]
We're going to be experimenting with some gentle scaling back of Metafilter's scope and services. [more inside]