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Slashdot Habits: More dropped friends to make room for foes.

Chacham (981) writes | more than 10 years ago

User Journal 6

Dropping even more friends to make room for foes. With a few exceptions, any friend without a JE from >2002 is dropped. 2003 should be soon as well.

For me, the main reason for friends is JEs, though i do friend once in a while to show support of what a person must have thought when responding to an article.

Being i must have about three-hundred foes, i'm not sure i can keep this going for too much longer.

Dropping even more friends to make room for foes. With a few exceptions, any friend without a JE from >2002 is dropped. 2003 should be soon as well.

For me, the main reason for friends is JEs, though i do friend once in a while to show support of what a person must have thought when responding to an article.

Being i must have about three-hundred foes, i'm not sure i can keep this going for too much longer.

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6 comments

subscribe (1)

capoccia (312092) | more than 10 years ago | (#9506769)

don't you get more friend/foe slots if you subscribe?

Re:subscribe (1)

Chacham (981) | more than 10 years ago | (#9506883)

Yeah. IIRC, the normal limit is two-hundred, now i'm up to four-hundred. I wonder if i can double-subscribe. :)

Point (1)

bettiwettiwoo (239665) | about 10 years ago | (#9514847)

What's the point of 'foes' anyway?

That they can't write in your Journal? That they are 'marked men'? Or do you just have a penchant for publicly disliking people? Or all of the above?

Re:Point (1)

Chacham (981) | about 10 years ago | (#9514956)

What's the point of 'foes' anyway?

A filter of (people who use) profanity. Discuseed here [slashdot.org] .

That they can't write in your Journal?

They can. It's not common that i make a JE no foes.

That they are 'marked men'?

That i probably don't want to read what they have to say.

Or do you just have a penchant for publicly disliking people?

Where's public? Where's dislike? I have nothing against my foes, i just don't want to read their JEs or comments.

Point taken (1)

bettiwettiwoo (239665) | about 10 years ago | (#9525484)

Fair enough.

I experiment wildly with my preferences in order to read/see as few as possible of the posts I would like to call sheepdot posts: micro$oft is always evil; bill gates is satan; george bush is a moron; the U.S. Constitution grants you whatever rights you wants; yada, yada, yada.

It has never struck me before, but I suppose the foe-function might work to weed out those posts. Hmmm...

So what's your policy: one strike and they're out, or do they have to use profanity repeatedly in order to qualify, or do you adopt a more flexible approach?

Re:Point taken (1)

Chacham (981) | about 10 years ago | (#9525544)

One occurance. It simply means they do use (at least) casual profanity, and thus are probably people i'd like to not see.

As i remind those who ask, it has nothing to do with them, they have full right to do as they wish. I just don't want to read it.
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