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Shoutout to Wenestvedt on His 150,000th Favorite Given

My infodumpster skills are not sufficient to find other members, like Wenestvedt, who favorite posts and comments generously, but it makes the place nicer and more fun. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by theora55 on Feb 22, 2022 - 40 comments

Favorite User Names

A way to favor usernames would be awesome. [more inside]
posted by maggieb on Nov 8, 2021 - 106 comments

What do favorites mean on Metafilter?

I always assumed that favoriting a post or a comment on this site is similar to "liking" on other platforms. To signal approval or sympathy. But it also has a sort of bookmarking functionality, doesn't it? Which seems to imply a more neutral function. How is the favorite button intended to be used, and how do people here actually use it? And do you notice things like favorite counts on people's profiles? Does that influence your opinion of them?
posted by Zumbador on Jun 6, 2021 - 48 comments


I'd like to thank Fig for bestowing upon me my 50,000th Favorited. That's all. Happy weekend!
posted by Thorzdad on Feb 22, 2019 - 25 comments

Strike that, reverse it?

Deleted posts can be flagged but not favorited. Shouldn't it be the other way around? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Feb 15, 2019 - 18 comments

Metatalktails: Love

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, in honor of Valentine's Day, I want to hear about something you love! A book, a painting, a person, a crayon color, a smell, a TV show -- anything at all as long as you love it! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Feb 9, 2019 - 119 comments

Note: Everyone needs a laugh.

"I know more about a person from the jokes they like than any belief they profess," commented lazycomputerkids in the thread on right-wing comedy. So, MeFites - tell us about yourselves! [more inside]
posted by nickmark on Sep 29, 2017 - 180 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Favorite Words

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week's conversation starter: What is your favorite word, and why? [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jul 29, 2017 - 148 comments

Are we counting favorites the right way?

On our user pages, the two numbers tracked for favorites count different things. The first one is a count of how many individual comments I have favorited. The second number is a count of how many times everyone has favorited a comment of mine. The description of that second number, "Favorited by others," is sort of misleading, I think, because it doesn't count individual comments the way the first number does. [more inside]
posted by emelenjr on Oct 5, 2016 - 39 comments

Favourites to Comments ratio

Is it possible to tease a total favourites to total comments ratio out of the info dumpster? I'm pretty sure stevewoz was at the top of that list however his recent comment might have put someone else above him. [more inside]
posted by Mitheral on Jun 9, 2016 - 38 comments

The problem of favorites

When the bulk of answers in an AskMe thread go unnoticed because of heavily favorited answers toward the top of the thread [more inside]
posted by early one morning on Sep 23, 2014 - 75 comments

Favorite Threshold

I really enjoy the part of the sidebar where it tells you when a contact's comments reach a certain number of favorites. Is there any way to set a favorites threshold for every user, not just ones on your contact list? [more inside]
posted by DynamiteToast on Aug 19, 2013 - 12 comments

Feature request: Random favorite button

I would love to have a "random" button that is restricted only to my list of favorite posts. Is this feasible? [more inside]
posted by sacrifix on Jul 16, 2013 - 88 comments

What are your Metafilter white whales?

You know that one comment you read once, maybe about the kindergarten teacher who speciously reassures you, "I always put on a condom before I teach?" Maybe the all-time perfect Ask Me flowchart for reconciling your career decisions with your sexual kinks? [more inside]
posted by grobstein on Mar 22, 2013 - 75 comments

Longest time between making a comment and having it "favorited"?

What is the longest amount of time you've seen between posting a comment and someone marking it as a favorite? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Dec 22, 2012 - 55 comments

Let's put the cards on the table.

Whether we use them as bookmarks or +1s, many/most of us have multiple things marked as favo(u)rite. But let's get real here for a second: if you really had to name one favo(u)rite post and/or one favo(u)rite comment -- right now, that's it, that's all you get -- what would it be?
posted by davidjmcgee on Nov 16, 2012 - 116 comments

What's your favorite way to use favorites?

What's the best way to use your favorites? How do you make the most of them? Looking for tips, tricks, hacks, organization methods, the works. [more inside]
posted by thrasher on Aug 16, 2012 - 69 comments

Unfavorite is my unfavorite

When you unfavorite, it hurts people. This is not a victimless crime. [more inside]
posted by airing nerdy laundry on May 5, 2012 - 3 comments

Delete and favorite query

Are search and favorite broken? [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Apr 10, 2012 - 20 comments

That best answer deserves a favorite

Favorites and best answers. How about when you mark something as "best answer" it also gets an automatic "favorite?" [more inside]
posted by Sassyfras on Feb 2, 2012 - 58 comments

can't click - no time - want mouseover

Pony request: mouseover that shows who favorited a favorited comment. As opposed to having to click through to a list.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Aug 30, 2011 - 127 comments

How to search favorites for posts/comments by a certain user

Is there a way to search my favorites for comments I have favorited by a specific user? [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten on Apr 27, 2011 - 47 comments

Infodump: Favorite 500 Short Comments

Hello everyone! I got bored today and wanted to read some witty, short comments, so I used the infodump to sort every short comment on MeFi by its favorites. [more inside]
posted by archagon on Feb 17, 2011 - 108 comments

The page is still loading, please wait to add favorites.

In the green, the kim chi thread does not allow me to favorite it. [more inside]
posted by lampshade on Jan 14, 2011 - 33 comments

Favorites, schmavorites

One year ago today, a metafilter shitstorm was brewing, when the mods inadvertently hit upon a collective hot button... favorites. [more inside]
posted by 8dot3 on Nov 1, 2010 - 147 comments

+ --> - ?

Pony request: On the front pages of each site (MeFi, AskMe, etc.), would it be possible to change the little plus-es to little minus-es when you add a post as a favorite? Or is there a reason this won't work/is a bad idea?
posted by reductiondesign on Sep 30, 2010 - 17 comments

Iphone favorite trouble.

My account doesn't remember that I favorited something with my phone [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Sep 18, 2010 - 22 comments

Please Hope Me Not Fail at Life

I've been really enjoying "lifehack"-type AskMe posts lately - questions about how to change one's own habits to be better at day-to-day life situations and challenges (How do I become one of those people who makes everyone they talk to feel great? from Chrysalis is a good new one). What are some of your favorites? [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Aug 15, 2010 - 33 comments

Metafilter's Top 40

How would I go about finding the most popular music posts? [more inside]
posted by Nabubrush on Jul 17, 2010 - 22 comments

The pitfalls of cool

Does anyone remember that awesome screed against cool? [more inside]
posted by shiu mai baby on Feb 23, 2010 - 48 comments

Did the favorites counts just hiccup?

Did the favorites counts just hiccup? [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Jan 12, 2010 - 5 comments

"favorite" usage

Proper "favorite" usage? [more inside]
posted by alon on Sep 17, 2009 - 164 comments

Brief JavaScript wibble

Not sure if this is a site bug or a Firefox thing, but figured I'd report it. Here's what happened just now [more inside]
posted by catlet on Jun 16, 2009 - 32 comments

The Latest Sporting Event and MeFi are Mutually Exclusive?

"I'm a huge Celtics fan" and they are in The Greatest Series Ever? [more inside]
posted by clearly on May 2, 2009 - 84 comments

Why can I favorite via Recent Activity, but not Flag?

Why can I favorite via Recent Activity, but not Flag?
posted by anastasiav on Apr 23, 2009 - 51 comments

Does favoriting a post count as a binding contract?

Hermitosis, you got some 'splainin' to do! [more inside]
posted by explosion on Dec 11, 2008 - 50 comments

A question on the homeless worth reading

This AskMe thread on helping the homeless really hit me hard. [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on Dec 8, 2008 - 25 comments

Who has the most favorited comment?

It's possible to find the most favorited post of all time but is it possible to find the most favorited comment of all time? Or a ranking system that does something similar to the post system (week, 30 days, all time) for comments?
posted by bodywithoutorgans on Nov 13, 2008 - 31 comments

individual favourite posts rss-feed

Pony request: An individual favourite posts rss-feed? [more inside]
posted by kolophon on Sep 19, 2008 - 8 comments

My Ask to include My favorites?

PonyFilter: when I favorite an Ask thread, it should appear in 'My Ask'
posted by NucleophilicAttack on Jun 4, 2008 - 2 comments

It's Condiments All The Way Down

All of Metafilter's links taste like mustard. [more inside]
posted by felix on Jun 2, 2008 - 145 comments

Search favorites by user name?

Can we search our favorites by user name? If not, can we get that feature added? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on May 21, 2008 - 49 comments

favorite? well...i mean it's not bad....

A thought: how about adding a post specific "favorite" tool for the blue (et al). Kind of an open "mark as best answer" for individual fpps. [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Apr 28, 2008 - 26 comments

Contacts Favorites Bug?

Last Five Favorite posts from ___'s contacts & Last Five Favorite comments from ___'s contacts does not match up with Favorite posts from ___'s contacts & Favorite comments from ___'s contacts. I guess it's vaguely possible that this is because "Last" works on when something was favorited as opposed to when the favorited thing was posted, but the discrepancy is pretty large and I think there's a bug there.
posted by juv3nal on Mar 19, 2008 - 10 comments

Favorite/flag comments while previewing

Pony request: When previewing comments, can we please still be able to favorite & flag other comments in the thread? Or is there a reason otherwise?
posted by jmd82 on Jan 17, 2008 - 13 comments

NOT a deletion complaint

I favourited a comment in AskMe that was later deleted. I'm NOT writing this to complain about the deletion, for while I may not agree with it I can understand why it was removed, however the comment was long enough so I can not read all (most) of it on my favorites page and I kind of would like to be able to reread it as I thought it was fairly well written. [more inside]
posted by edgeways on Dec 5, 2007 - 46 comments

Two requests: sorting threads and social linking!

Two requests: sort threads by number-of-favorites, and a bit of social linking in profiles. [more inside]
posted by c:\awesome on Sep 25, 2007 - 13 comments

I'm demanding this because it's clearly very important!

Pony request: being able to favorite comments from the Recent Activity page? [more inside]
posted by shmegegge on Sep 18, 2007 - 10 comments

My pony involves managing favourites - help!

Help me tame this pony...ok, so I'm a bit addicted to adding favourites. I know I have a problem, but gosh darn it, why does there have to be so much great stuff!? Does anyone have any scripts, apps, anything that can help me deal with the backlog of my favourites? I've googled and searched but haven't checked Projects as much - has someone created something there to deal with favourites? It would be neat to be able to export them or bulk add them to del.icio.us, or something...export them to an XML file (if that's possible) or CFM or whatever format and somehow create a hack to manage them. Does something to manage them exist? Is it on the horizon? Should it be? Discuss. Thanks muchly.
posted by rmm on Jul 5, 2007 - 20 comments

Rank Users Based on Favorites

Why not make a page that ranks users based on how many "favorites" their comments, FPPs, and questions garner? I'm not sure hard how this would be to create, but it might be a nice incentive to post quality items. Also, it would highlight some of the dedicated, and/or imaginative members of Mefi. Just a thought.
posted by time to put your air goggles on! on May 7, 2007 - 136 comments

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