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September 1st, 2007
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Housekeeping
I just scrubbed a bunch of folks from the friends list that never added me back. I kept some people that I just added, some "children of friends" accounts [that are largely benign sock puppets] that I'll continue to keep on the reading list for occasional cute stories, and some friends who I know read my journal--presumably through aggregators of their own choosing instead of the LJ friends view.

In my sleepiness, I may have knocked off more of you than I should have. If this applies to you, for example you're a friend whose LJ-name I may have forgotten, or you had been reading my protected post via an aggregator and thus had no need to "friend" me on LJ, etc., please chime in with a comment [screened for your pleasure] or an e-mail.

I still can't keep up with the friend-list--I'm still missing important updates from people important to me. I can't make every reading of LJ a "deep-dive." There just isn't enough time! The next cut will likely be people who have friended me back, but where the connection has faded overmuch. I may resume using a default view and custom filters for reading, too...but I find that takes time to maintain and tweak, too.

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From:tessercat
Date:September 1st, 2007 08:07 pm (UTC)
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From:happypete
Date:September 1st, 2007 08:13 pm (UTC)

True, true.

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But that's just the way I've always been...
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From:nolly
Date:September 1st, 2007 08:41 pm (UTC)
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What works for me is to have a set of reading filters based on reading priority, sort of. It's a function of how well I know a person, how well they write, how often they post (or how active a community is), and other things. Whenever I friend someone, they immediataely go into one of these filters, and I have links to each groups on my defauls layout, instead of just a "friends" link. I have found, to my surprise, that this allows me to at least skim pretty much my entire list, even though I was having trouble keeping up before I split it up. I expected I would keep up with my higher priority groups and neglect the lower ones, but that hasn't really happened.
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From:happypete
Date:September 2nd, 2007 02:10 am (UTC)

hmmm....

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I may try this, or something like it..

Since I didn't institute a system on day one, there is an activation energy problem.
From:lothie
Date:September 4th, 2007 04:11 am (UTC)
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From:happypete
Date:September 4th, 2007 10:14 am (UTC)

heh...

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yes, you are too cute for words. not letting you go!
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