Excellent post by @adrianhon which explains some (but not all) of the reasons I left MetaFilter. He was the rare bright spot for me.
The second comment in the thread is another reason I left. People fishing for "favorites." And then people use favorites as a way to measure if a comment is worth reading. Especially in long threads. I was guilty of this. There's too much to process so one scrolls looking at favorites and then only reading the ones with high counts. Ugh.
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