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Hot damn! Bouncybouncybouncy! Check your userinfo -- LJ has finally changed the "Friend-of" list to say "Read/trusted by" !!one!11!

Half the battle, since the friendslist really needs to say "reading list" or "trust list" or something similar (or, as they were talking about, actually be two separate lists, one for "Journals I read" and one for "People I trust to read my locked entries", but damn. Go LJ admin, for cutting the drama potential by half.


2004-03-05 02:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

What I'd love to see is a way to take the communities out of my friends list but still have them appear on my default friends page (if that makes sense). I guess I could defriend them but keep them "watched", and then make a filter with them on it and read that by default? But I'm still (gasp) reading my whole FL and don't really feel like messing with filters any more than I already have. *sighs*

Then I suppose there's the whole "I want to watch to see when this person posts new fic. Do I really want them to read about my crummy day?" question. But that's more drama than I want to get into.

Glad you got and enjoyed the song!:)


2004-03-05 04:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

I don't think you can defriend a community but keep it watched -- "watched" means that you have it on your friends list, as opposed to "member" which means you can post there.


2004-03-05 02:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

actually be two separate lists, one for "Journals I read" and one for "People I trust to read my locked entries",

See, that's what I want. Not so much for myself (read my journal, die of, no one I know in RL is computer literate enough to FIND my journal), but so people can let me read their locked journal entries without having to actually get my journal on their reading list. Because filters are a pain in the arse.


2004-03-05 03:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

(or, as they were talking about, actually be two separate lists, one for "Journals I read" and one for "People I trust to read my locked entries",

I doubt that that would reduce drama potential, I'm afraid it would just turn friends list dramas into trusted list dramas. And not being "trusted back" after promoting someone from your reading list to your trusted list would be difficult to not take personally.


2004-03-05 03:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

That's true enough. But it would at least avoid the issues of people mixing up the two reasons for having other journals 'friended.' I'd personally say don't even have a public name for the 'trusted list' -- just call it "security filters" or something, and don't post it, because it's honestly no one else's business who I trust to read which entries. They can leave the list of which journals I read public (since it's public anyway given that anyone can read my actual friendspage and figure out who's on it) if they're trying to keep the community atmosphere going by letting people meet each other through friendsfriends and the like.


2004-03-05 08:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

Isn't that what the filters are for? ;)


2004-03-06 04:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

For not letting people know who I trust to read what? Sure, and I use them that way, constantly. But it's no more the general public's business who I trust to read my basic friends-only level post, than it is their business to know who gets to read "Feminine TMI" or "Ranty McRant" or "Here's my cell phone and flight number for the convention"

Mind you I'm not rabid about the idea; it's just a thought for when they put the new two-list system in place: the fact that once there's a separate list for who you're reading and who you "trust," there's no real reason to have the "trust" list displayed publicly if the user doesn't want to.