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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