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20 September 2008 @ 12:18 am
Flist pruning  
So I went through and pruned my f-list, but I removed only those people who (a) didn't have me friended AND EITHER (b) don't regularly turn up when I read my Friends page (i.e., people whose LJs have gone inactive or friends only) OR (c) don't have anything of major interest to me when they do turn up on my Friends page. So if you're one of those people, chances are you don't care anyway, since you don't read my journal. It wasn't an "OMG YOU DON'T LIKE ME, SO I DON'T LIKE YOU BACK!!!111" sort of thing, but rather an effort to make my f-list a bit more manageable. If we are mutually friended, then I didn't remove you.

If I defriended anyone who wants to be back on, just let me know. Anyway, I typically don't f-lock my posts, so it's not like you're missing anything. But I'm always glad to refriend! :)
Marie of Romania: big girl by iconic_notionsmiss_daizy on September 20th, 2008 11:46 am (UTC)
Isn't a bit silly how there's so much drama in a flist choice? I did the same thing recently and I felt as those I was carefully defusing a bomb because everyone invests so much in it. I even had to think twice about defriending some folks who had defriended me ages before, just because it's often something that's done out of hurt feelings and wankery. I wanted to append a note that I wasn't being petty, didn't take it personally and it was a reasonable thing for them to do.
Miss Sophia: Srslymiss_sophia on September 22nd, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC)
HAHA, perfect icon!

I think the problem lies partially in the fact that LJ calls the journals you subscribe to "Friends." It's not like Newsweek is all "OMG YOU DUN LIKE ME NO MORE!" when you decide not to renew your subscription. By calling it "Friends," LJ made subscriptions into something far more personal. I don't think that's the entire problem, but it definitely doesn't help.