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friends filters - don't let the bastards grind you down.
taumeson
taumeson
friends filters
what kind of friends' filters do you have? some people have filters they use because they have a million friends and only want to read some peoples' journals and not others.

i use two filters. one for people i'm not romantic with...oddly enough, there was a period there when it seemed everybody had an LJ. i have another that is only really close friends i've met in real life.

the funny thing is, i never used them until i got a divorce and my ex-wife broke into my account and friended herself. i don't pay attention to who is on my friends list so there were a few days where she trolled through my account printing out my flocked entries about her. i know that using a friends filter wouldn't have necessarily kept her out (in this case it would have) but this little incident made me realize i needed to be more discriminating.

also, working 50 hours weeks, plus an extra 1-2 hours a day commuting SUCKS.
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fruchick From: fruchick Date: November 22nd, 2006 12:51 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't use a filter at all; my f-list is pretty much under control, thankfully. I check it fairly often.

Are you on many active communities? It might be good to have a community filter, and a friends filter?
i_am_heidi From: i_am_heidi Date: November 22nd, 2006 07:47 am (UTC) (Link)
I dont use any filters. I figure since I am pretty selective about who I friend that I am safe.
swolfe From: swolfe Date: November 22nd, 2006 04:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
i have several individuals in their own filter groups (i.e., Christy, Nathaniel, Phil), so that I can go down and check off each person that I want to be able to view the entry. I have an IRL filter of people that I actually know...this is the one that I use most often with personal/sensitive updates.

I also have a filter for specific friends that I'm more interested in reading, but I don't really use that one any more since I made a round of cuts a few months ago.
christy_p From: christy_p Date: November 22nd, 2006 11:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
i have a filter for sewing related stuff...people who are also into sewing. A filter for dog stuff...people who are also into dogs. a friends filter that jsut takes out the communities. and steve has his own filter, just in case i want to make something for him on here.

i don't really use them at all though.
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