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spring cleaning [Mar. 10th, 2015|03:15 pm]
Marissa Lingen
In a fit of spring cleaning, I have cut down on my friendslist. This time when doing this I removed a bunch of people I know in real life and never see on lj any more but do keep up with on other social media. Let me know if I'm wrong and you intend to still be around lj (but I expect mostly you just won't see this). It's meant to be about usage, about mentally keeping track of who's where. Also I can't think when the last time was that I posted anything locked, but: not recently.
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From: fmsv
2015-03-10 08:57 pm (UTC)
I'm still on LJ, and plan to be for the foreseeable future. I don't post or comment much, but I read my flist.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2015-03-10 08:58 pm (UTC)
I had already finished my pruning when I posted my entry, so the fact that you are still friended means I am unlikely to go back and defriend you.

Unless of course you do something hideously offensive to me or my family, in which case...I will probably keep you friended and consult anxiously with cowfan about whether you need medical care, because that's just not you.
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From: cowfan
2015-03-11 01:02 am (UTC)
So I'm still on, too? I don't post much, but I do read your posts. I especially enjoy the book reviews.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2015-03-11 01:04 am (UTC)
I'm glad to hear it! Yes, you're still on. Although if I had some urgent medical concern about fmsv, I would probably use some non-lj medium to communicate it. Let's hope that protocol is never, ever used.
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[User Picture]From: prettymuchpeggy
2015-03-11 01:34 am (UTC)
Hoping that I have not been pruned. This last year has left me precious little time to post, but I still read...really!
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2015-03-11 03:11 am (UTC)
You can find this out (spoiler: not pruned) by hovering your mouse over someone's icon. It will say, "You and mrissa are mutual friends!" And then you will be reassured.
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[User Picture]From: davidgoldfarb
2015-03-11 03:23 am (UTC)
I note that we are not mutual friends, but honestly I almost never post so you're not missing much.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2015-03-11 03:25 am (UTC)
I feel like "friends" is a misleading term for lj lists anyway. I have not "friended back" several people with whom I am either cordial acquaintances or actual friends because I'm not posting anything under lock and they're not posting anything at all, so...there's no reason to have them on the reading list function that is known for no good reason as "friends." Early in my lj usage, I friended back nearly automatically. Now not so much.
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[User Picture]From: davidgoldfarb
2015-03-11 03:39 am (UTC)
Renaming "friends" to "feed" (as they did a while back) strikes me as more accurate and less emotionally loaded.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2015-03-11 11:38 am (UTC)
Mine is still called "friends." I get "view friends feed" and "manage friends" and like that.

("Manage friends" always strikes me as being like having a "herd cats" button.)
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2015-03-11 01:02 pm (UTC)
Yah, "write requested crits for friends" is not the same thing at all.
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[User Picture]From: rysmiel
2015-03-11 02:54 pm (UTC)
Unlike "search friends", which is a power I see very little reason for me ever to want to use at all.
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[User Picture]From: alecaustin
2015-03-11 04:42 pm (UTC)
I suppose we should be glad it's not "Stop and frisk friends", really.
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[User Picture]From: p_j_cleary
2015-03-11 02:21 am (UTC)
I STILL WISH TO BE FRIENDS PLZ KTHXBYE.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2015-03-11 03:11 am (UTC)
You actually post. So you are definitely not in the category of "never see them around lj any more."
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[User Picture]From: mamapduck
2015-03-12 12:01 am (UTC)
I'm trying to be here more. Facebook doesn't really leave much room for in depth thought.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2015-03-12 12:22 am (UTC)
Indeed, and I know that some people adore unthreaded replies, but I do NOT.
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[User Picture]From: moiread
2015-03-12 06:21 am (UTC)

Oh god, this. Hate unthreaded replies so fucking much.

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[User Picture]From: moiread
2015-03-12 06:20 am (UTC)

I'm surprised to see I'm still on your flist here! I pretty much only log in anymore to read you and Elise, heh.

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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2015-03-12 12:16 pm (UTC)
Elise-comments must be why I have the impression I've seen you on lj recently.
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[User Picture]From: carbonel
2015-03-14 03:39 am (UTC)
If we ever manage to meet in real life, I have a not-a-birthday present for you. Minicon, perhaps?
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2015-03-14 04:16 am (UTC)
I will be at Minicon!
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