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Slashdot Habits: Planning to move foes soon

Chacham (981) writes | more than 10 years ago

User Journal 12

I have definitely been getting closer on the grand switcharound. Where i plan to create another user to friend all my foes, and friend that user, then foe all my friends. Friend and Friend of Friend will modify to -6, and foe will modify to +6.

Pros:

I have definitely been getting closer on the grand switcharound. Where i plan to create another user to friend all my foes, and friend that user, then foe all my friends. Friend and Friend of Friend will modify to -6, and foe will modify to +6.

Pros:

  • People ignored won't be offended by being called "foe". Instead they will be "friend".
  • There will be a more distant limitation on the ignored users, as each "friend" can have 200 friends.
  • This will clear up the list for more people to be promoted to +6.

Cons:

  • People raised to +6 will be "foes" and might not realize what i am doing.
  • I won't be messaged when people raised to +6 write a JE.
  • This will clear up the list for more people to be promoted to +6.

My main holdbacks are:

  • I don't know if the newly made foes will mind.
  • I don't know of an alternate way to see JEs.
  • I'll need a program to do the switchover, or a lot of time to do it manually.

The other neat thing is that i can "friend" people i don't want to see, and have that be a queue until i log in as another user.

Then again, i could just move my foes to foe of friend, and keep all else the same. The only drawback there is that i continue to foe these people. I'd rather "friend" them so they don't take it so personally.

If only there was a friend of foe modifier...

12 comments

you cheap jew bastard (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8456346)

q-what kind of jew doesn't pay for a slashdor accnout?

a-the usual kind.

A little over-complex? (2, Insightful)

turg (19864) | more than 10 years ago | (#8456470)

Okay, given that you (using one username or another) are going to have to add a bunch of people to a list of foes, and no matter what you do someone's going to misunderstand and/or object...

Why not just have one (or more) user(s) who foes all your foes. And (an)other(s) who friends all your friends. Make them your friends and +6 Friends of Friends, and -6 Foes of Friends.

You could use the /amigos link to see your friend's friends' journals. e.g. If you go to http://slashdot.org/my/amigos/ [slashdot.org] you see your friends journal entries. At http://slashdot.org/~turg/amigos/ [slashdot.org] you see my friends' journal entries. Replace "turg" in that URL with the user ID of your dummy account and you're all set.

Personally, I like the amigos page better than messaging for viewing friends' journals. I turned off journals in messaging and just use a link to /my/amigos as my entry point to slashdot.

Re:A little over-complex? (1)

turg (19864) | more than 10 years ago | (#8456623)

or of course, you could still get notifications of friends' journals via your "friendly" account

Re:A little over-complex? (1)

Chacham (981) | more than 10 years ago | (#8459215)

Hmm... interesting. But how is amigos different?

Re:A little over-complex? (1)

turg (19864) | more than 10 years ago | (#8459285)

check it out [slashdot.org]. It displays friends' journal entries like the front page articles, one after another in reverse chronological order.

Re:A little over-complex? (1)

Chacham (981) | more than 10 years ago | (#8462861)

Neat. I was thinking about doing that. Again, i really wish i could "friend" all of them, so the psycological impact is more positive.

Either way, this is no different than getting messaged when a friend writes a JE. So, maybe i'll keep friends directly, and foe them through another account, like "profanity", or some other availible descriptive name. I'll need two to start, as i'm not subscribing those users. :)

Now to get a script. I think the action date will be Monday or Tuesday.

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The other idea would be to foe my friends, but also friend them in another account, and check *that* user's amigos for JEs. Then, i could friend my foes. Well, friend of friend them, beause they are nearly breaking the four hundred user limit.

Insane (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8518333)

If you weren't so fucking crazy and cheap, you'd just pony up a couple of bucks to increase the limit. $5 must be a cheap amount to pay to continue living in this bizarro world you've created for yourself.

No, we understand. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8519735)

You are a nutbag.

I have to ask (1)

Trolling4Dollars (627073) | more than 10 years ago | (#8522198)

Why? Do you really take Slashdot that seriously? Personally, it's a little beyond me why anyone would really want to keep certain people from being heard. I get the occasional troll who junks up my Journals, but hey... that's OK. It doesn't hurt anyone or lessen my messages. Of course... there's also my selfish question. I have to wonder if I'm going to be one of the -6 folks. :p I friended you specifically because I'm always curious about what you'll write in your journal next.

Re:I have to ask (1)

Chacham (981) | more than 10 years ago | (#8523189)

I just don't like profanity.

I friended you specifically because I'm always curious about what you'll write in your journal next.

I apreciate that. To tell you the truth, i don't know what i'll write next. It's an exploration. It's scary in a sense, but i am gratified when i can pry something out of my inwards grasp.

Re:I have to ask (1)

Trolling4Dollars (627073) | more than 10 years ago | (#8525208)

Excuse me if I come off as a little invasive, but I am curious about this. What do you dislike about profanity?

DISCLAIMER: This is not an attack, it's an actual account of my youth.

I remember when I was a kid, I had a very limited and pedantic view of the world. I think I was about ten years old and was really hung up on trying to speak with very adult grammar. I desperately wanted to appear intelligent. I was truly a nerd. I was so uptight, that I didn't even use contractions in my speech because I felt they weren't really proper. I used to assail the intelligence of other kids for using words like "ain't" and "gonna". I'm not sure why I was like this, but I was genuinely very bothered when I heard people speaking in a certain way. I always felt that it betrayed either their lack of education or carelessness. For me, that used to be a problem. One day, I had a run in with some kids who I had little respect for to begin with (bully types) and when I spoke to them, they said, "Huh? We don't get your lingo". I flipped out. I knew what they meant by "lingo", but the use of that non-word bothered me. I told them that if they can't speak proper english, that we had nothing to say to each other. They just laughed at me and proceeded to pummel me. But it was that incident that made it clear to me that no one cares about the language. Anyone that does is relegated to the sidelines or into little cloistered groups of elitist loners who like to hear themselves talk (Heh... that describes /. to a tee).

Anyway, it was a long process, but I eventually got over my uptight personality attributes in many ways. (There are still other bits of uptight thoughts in the background somewhere) I was introduced to the fact that in today's society, it's quite OK to be a little loose with the tongue and will only continue to get more like this. I don't "let 'em fly" all the time, but I do think when I am talking to people who don't care about the language, it's best to talk in terms they undertand. I guess maybe I do it because I stil think there might be some hope in awakening something within them. Some small spark that might say, "Duh... hey. Dat stupid guy mde some sense now that he put it that way".

Re:I have to ask (1)

Chacham (981) | more than 10 years ago | (#8525361)

Thanx for the reply. I read the whole thing, and i think i understand what you are saying.

I have addressed this topic in another JE [slashdot.org] and the associated comments. I'll be happy to continue the conversation, but i think what i have already said explains the basics.

Basically, it has more to do with the way i think it affects me.
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