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    joiac
    Moderator

    I seem to have accidentally “favourited” something – can I “unfavourite” it? What are favourites for anyway?

    #7813

    You should be able to click the icon again to unfavourite. If that doesn’t work, I might need to do some bug hunting.

    Favourites are just a way to keep track of errors that people find particularly engaging for one reason or another. It’s not necessarily a personal record of your favourites.

    We’ve been thinking that we might need to clarify a little bit – perhaps favourite is not the right word given its existing meaning in browsers and on Twitter?

    #7814

    joiac
    Moderator

    Ah ok, thanks. I thought it might be a way to keep track of my favourites but I guess it just shows up on the right as general favourites? I don’t think there is a problem with the word, but it isn’t clear how it works exactly.

    I’m not actually sure whether clicking again unfavourites it – the star doesn’t disappear but then the post doesn’t show up on the right under favourites so maybe it works?

    #7846

    Dominic Furniss
    Keymaster

    I’m not sure favourite is the right word for this. Jo – it is meant to be a collective rather than an individual thing – so the favourite column on the right are the general favourites. Some websites do what we’re trying to do well by adding heat, or by voting up and voting down… all of this tries to make the noteworthy posts bubble to the surface. Kudos, thumbs up, heart. Would we want to introduce a negative or keep it all positive? http://www.fmylife.com has some quite provocative statements which is a different approach which has similar aspects. What would our provocative statements be if we went that route?

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