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I realized, in my ambitious drive to do filters, that there are some problems with setting them up.

One, I'd have to go primarily F.O. Which has always been something I have been against. I mean I'll tag some stuff FO but the majority of my LJ? Eh, doesn't appeal to me. If I'm going to say something then in a small way it's me being certain I really want to say it. If I do filters unless I'm making a specific filter to plan someone's birthday (which since leaving fen I really don't do much anymore, funny that...) I tend to feel like it's nitpicking and cheating in a sense.

I do, rather, instead end up tagging with [brackets] in the subject what a post is related to or about. I think I prefer that method because it lets me be public, it lets people know what's in a post, and it is an oragnized way for me to find something later when flipping through my archives. I think I'd rather stick to that style than do filters because then the whole thing of filters is, well, constant maintenance. And then what if someone asks to be on a filter and *I* don't want them on it? Drama ensues. I get enough drama from forums and DA and WoW to want to avoid drama here. There are some folk who opted for filters who I would flat-out refuse to stick them on, let alone stick them on the private side of my LJ. Because I trust them as far as I can throw a ship, one of those 46 tonnes of steel and aluminium kinds not the little plastic boats (those I can heft quite a ways).


More real thoughts later, as it's been quite some time since I've done much on my journal. I've got some more writing I'm looking at (which for those who named specific filters to shy away from some things I might still do one for writing and the like I just don't know. :\ Thoughts? Comments? Monkeys?

Date: 2009-09-14 09:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] faekitty.livejournal.com
I'm with you the amount of dramah involved in filtering. Hell, it kept me from posting for the longest time.

Here's what i do. I post a lot of stuff publicly, and if it gets into the more personal bits of my brain, it goes FO; eps if i start namiing a lot of names, or adding pics or telling about other people's involvement, etc...

I filter other things based on how "I" need/want people to have access to me, with them always having the option to opt out. Generally, if i would talk about "x subject" with you, then you're likely to be on it and i bracket the title so i can remember what the heck i was talking about and i try to cut tag it so people have a general warning though i'm crap about that sometimes.

I found a while back that most of my f-list was willing to be on most of my filters when they bothered/had time to answer the polls, so it worked out for me to pick and choose what i was comfortable with.



Date: 2009-09-15 12:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] squints63.livejournal.com
I don't tell people what I'm filtering them as.. but also my filters are divided pretty much black and white (people who understand me/people i just know)... followed by very private eyeball contemplation & philosophical musings.

What i wish lj would support is when I post, a list of people who I don't want to see my post. lololz If only life was so sweet huh?

Date: 2009-09-15 12:26 am (UTC)

Date: 2009-09-15 09:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] antler-girl.livejournal.com
I make everything FO but that's because I rant about everything, even my friends at times. I would be mortified if they would find it online. (I don't have them added on lj). However some rl-friends wanted me to add them to lj so I have to start making new filters. Ow and MONKEYS!!

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