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Bill Dog's Journal: some un"friend"ing 8

Journal by Bill Dog

I'm writing this JE because prolly many/most people have Relationship Change notifications on, and I don't want anyone to feel slighted. I use my "friends" list for two purposes. The first is to make a note of people previously unbeknownst to me who I've noticed to have made particularly insightful comments in more than one thread in the main discussion area of Slashdot. I think many of them have left, however, so this is prolly of limited actual utility. The other purpose is to follow certain peoples' journals. Some I get more out of than others. This is not a criticism, as different people are simply interested in and journal about different topics. It may be a personality quirk and/or character flaw of mine, but I go into each JE I'm notified of. And this is my way of saving myself some time and focus. It doesn't mean that I no longer like you or that you've gone from being a friend to not. Or that I think that you somehow have nothing interesting to say on other topics. Just the realization that it's a new year and looking back (with my imperfect memory) on which journals I've visited that I think I recall enjoying or learning something from that I wanted to know or learn. So please don't take anything like this personally. It *does not* mean that I never wish to speak with you or hear from you again! My level of interest in your journal is completely independent of whether and how much I like you and want to talk with you. So please don't try to draw any extra conclusions. (And please don't foe me! You can unfriend me without offending me, as my rants and the things I consider worthy of going into a whole expose on are certainly not for everyone's tastes (!), but it'll hurt my feelings if you foe me.)

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some un"friend"ing

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  • by Chacham (981)

    Always tricky. Very nice of you to post an explanation.

  • Oh wait, I see we're still friends. We're good.

    Now if ya'll will excuse me, I need to get back to the party. [wsj.com] Yay!

    • by Bill Dog (726542)

      Congrats! (Do you live there? Or come from there/have relatives there?) I sure wish we had an "entrepreneurial president" here.

      • by dedazo (737510)

        I was born in Argentina, but I grew up in Chile. My whole family (on my dad's side) lives there (except my sister who lives in San Francisco).

        We've been friends with the Piñera Morel family since forever. I went to school with two of their kids.

        The thing that is really important here is that Piñera is already filthy rich. He's not going to take bribes or engage in cronyism to improve his situation. He doesn't need it.

        As the business climate over there begins to get better after a long drought of s

  • by nizo (81281) *

    I don't post here often, but I may still torture you from time to time :-)

    • by Bill Dog (726542)

      Please do. And you're still (solidly) linked to me via "Friend of a Friend", and while I stopped seeing the colored push-pin icons a while ago for some reason, so it's not as easy as it used to be to immediately identify those who are such, the +n modifier I have assigned to the category means I will see your comments wherever I go.

      • by nizo (81281) *

        Yeah I don't know what happened to the blue push pin either; I didn't realize other people stopped seeing it too. Chalk it up to yet another random broken thing here :-(

        • by Bill Dog (726542)

          The dot is no longer generating IMG tags for these for me, just ridiculously spelling them out and concatenating them, like:

          FriendFanFriend of a FriendFoe of a Friend

          Maybe it's because I use IE (which makes me "evil", on Slashdot). Or maybe it's because I have JavaScript turned off, and use the non-AJAXy classic view. Then again:

          Without JavaScript enabled, you might want to turn on Classic Discussion System in your preferences instead.

          Ya, except that's exactly what I *already* have on! So the only explanati

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