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New feature - Favoriting comments
Posted by Drew at 2011-12-26 4:33:48 PM, edited 2011-12-26 5:00:46 PM (553 comments) | Permalink
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A few changes today, and we like to mention them before we launch them so that you know what it is you're looking at and a background of why we made them.

Over the last couple years, we've had tons of requests for different things, but one that came through a lot: a way to favorite comments in threads. There were two reasons people wanted to favorite a comment: because it was really intelligent and they wanted to save that, or because it was hilarious. Occasionally, it was both.

So we worked out a way now that you can mark comments in threads and vote for them. Now you should see two shiny new voting buttons on every comment in every thread. One says "Funny" and the other says "Smart" since those are the two most frequent reasons you'd want to vote for a particular comment. It also makes sharing easier, since occasionally you may want to send out something that makes you laugh or think about something in a new way. In the next week or so we're going to troubleshoot how to make sharing of those comments easier, too.

This also changes the voting for Photoshop and Farktography threads to address another old request, that there be a separate way to vote for not only the best one, but also the funniest. Some submissions that are funny aren't always as good (technically), so there's an added way to vote for one that's funny without taking a vote away from the best submissions in those contests.

One last thing that most of you might not have noticed yet: last Friday we made a slight change to repeats. We hate repeats as much as you do, but some always manage to get through. Now, if we pull a repeat, it's still viewable to you if someone has shared it, but it's not visible in the live greenlit threads anymore. I know this was a frustration to some of you that might have missed the original and wanted to see a link and it was already pulled before you got there. That won't happen anymore.
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2011-12-26 04:35:11 PM  
YES. Everyone favorite this comment and make it the most favorited comment of all time.

Ready....go.
 
2011-12-26 04:35:11 PM  
AH CHANGE
 
2011-12-26 04:36:11 PM  
IT'S WHAT I ALWAYS WANTED.

Wait, does this mean the end of

/this
//?
 
2011-12-26 04:36:20 PM  
I fear change.
 
2011-12-26 04:36:37 PM  
i propose a third button, "farking stupid"
 
2011-12-26 04:36:52 PM  
I'm never going to favorite your comments.
 
2011-12-26 04:36:59 PM  
So wait, by "favoriting" a comment, you're really just voting for it? Is it saved somewhere in your profile?

I don't think favoriting means what you think it means, unless I'm misunderstanding.
 
2011-12-26 04:36:59 PM  
This discriminates against those of us who are neither funny nor smart.
 
2011-12-26 04:37:00 PM  
To clarify, the saving and sharing parts of the equation aren't worked out completely as of right now, so it's basically voting. But eventually, the comments you favorite can show up in your profile and can also be shared.
 
2011-12-26 04:37:23 PM  
LOUD NOISES!!!!
 
hng
2011-12-26 04:37:46 PM  
who do we gotta fark to get an "out the submitter" button?
 
2011-12-26 04:38:02 PM  
We should make it like Twitter, where you just click the little star, and it goes into a special little column with all the other comments you favorited because you saw someone else favorite it first.
 
2011-12-26 04:38:10 PM  
So you're telling us about a new feature that's the same as a current feature?
 
2011-12-26 04:38:44 PM  
I'm going to ironically "favorite (sub-category: smart)" all of ami5000's comments.
 
2011-12-26 04:38:52 PM  

JerseyTim: This discriminates against those of us who are neither funny nor smart.


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2011-12-26 04:38:58 PM  

ami5000: I'm never going to favorite your comments.


Dammit.
 
2011-12-26 04:38:59 PM  
i25.photobucket.comView Full Size
 
2011-12-26 04:39:12 PM  
I second the suggestion for a "retarded" button.
 
2011-12-26 04:39:42 PM  

ami5000: So you're telling us about a new feature that's the same as a current feature?


Change will be happening in the next few mins.
 
2011-12-26 04:40:10 PM  
Great. Like this wasn't already a big enough popularity contest.
 
hng
2011-12-26 04:40:17 PM  

Unfreakable: To clarify, the saving and sharing parts of the equation aren't worked out completely as of right now,.


oh.. so you're just slapping some half-assed useless buttons onto the screen.
 
2011-12-26 04:40:18 PM  
I expect to get a lot of both
 
2011-12-26 04:40:36 PM  
That's a great add for Photoshop contests.
 
2011-12-26 04:40:38 PM  
Favorite ALL the comments!
 
2011-12-26 04:40:49 PM  
So this is now slashdot, but with ads?
 
2011-12-26 04:40:56 PM  

Unfreakable: ami5000: So you're telling us about a new feature that's the same as a current feature?

Change will be happening in the next few mins.


I'm scared. Hold me.
 
2011-12-26 04:41:06 PM  
I'd also like to suggest some kind of apology gift, or condolence note, for submitters whose duplicate green you pull. That's one of the most disappointing feelings ever. It's like someone taking back a Christmas gift. Your favorite Christmas gift.
 
2011-12-26 04:41:08 PM  

WTF Indeed: Great. Like this wasn't already a big enough popularity contest.


HAHA What's it like at the nerd table?
 
hng
2011-12-26 04:41:36 PM  

WTF Indeed: Great. Like this wasn't already a big enough popularity contest.


(funny)
 
2011-12-26 04:41:40 PM  
How about a feature that allows us to post commonly used Fark phrases?
 
2011-12-26 04:41:47 PM  

homeschooled: I'm going to ironically "favorite (sub-category: smart)" all of ami5000's comments.


LOL
 
2011-12-26 04:41:55 PM  
we're dooooooooooooomed
 
2011-12-26 04:42:08 PM  

ami5000: WTF Indeed: Great. Like this wasn't already a big enough popularity contest.

HAHA What's it like at the nerd table?


Not herpes infected.
 
2011-12-26 04:42:08 PM  
So. Thaaaat many people actually share comments, huh?
 
2011-12-26 04:42:18 PM  

ami5000: WTF Indeed: Great. Like this wasn't already a big enough popularity contest.

HAHA What's it like at the nerd table?


Get a step stool and see for yourself!
 
2011-12-26 04:42:21 PM  
Are you sure it's wise to release TFD comments into the wild?
 
2011-12-26 04:42:33 PM  

10.0.0.1: So this is now slashdot, but with ads?


and
i25.photobucket.comView Full Size
 
2011-12-26 04:42:57 PM  
What the hell just happened? Why did the header for people I have favorited just get twice as wide?
 
2011-12-26 04:42:59 PM  
We no have dedicated circlejerk buttons?

AWESOME

Someone jerk me. Quick.
 
2011-12-26 04:42:59 PM  

hng: Unfreakable: To clarify, the saving and sharing parts of the equation aren't worked out completely as of right now,.

oh.. so you're just slapping some half-assed useless buttons onto the screen.


The buttons will work, but some of the added features, like sharing, were delayed a bit while we make some tweaks. The saving in profiles is also in process.
 
2011-12-26 04:43:34 PM  
now**

/how about an "edit post" button?
 
2011-12-26 04:44:01 PM  
what is this I don't even
 
2011-12-26 04:44:05 PM  

ami5000: What the hell just happened? Why did the header for people I have favorited just get twice as wide?


I'd be OK with this if it means they stop "trunicating" my hilarious farkies for people. That makes me stabby.
 
2011-12-26 04:44:25 PM  

ami5000: What the hell just happened? Why did the header for people I have favorited just get twice as wide?


Farkers are fat. The wider header is to accommodate that.
This post generated to be both informative and entertaining.
Please designate as "funny" and "smart" at your earliest convenience.
 
2011-12-26 04:44:34 PM  
*sigh*

Just like Facebook, I'll be the only one liking/favoriting my comments...
 
2011-12-26 04:45:01 PM  

ami5000: What the hell just happened? Why did the header for people I have favorited just get twice as wide?


Noticed this as well... and doubly so since you're one of my faves.
 
2011-12-26 04:45:18 PM  
So when you click "view voting results" in a normal voting thread, will there be 3 columns now? Votes, Smart, and Funny?

This thread needs a mom.
 
2011-12-26 04:45:22 PM  

hng: who do we gotta fark to get an "out the submitter" button?


How do I 'Favorite' this comment?

Where's Jeff when we need him to tell us we'll get used to it???
 
2011-12-26 04:45:40 PM  

ami5000: What the hell just happened? Why did the header for people I have favorited just get twice as wide?


Because you love them that much more.
 
2011-12-26 04:45:57 PM  
This would be a great idea, if anyone was to ever say anything funny or smart.
 
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