Well, i went to foe another user id today, and hit the 400 limit. Since foeing is more productive than friending, i removed a few friends, mostly with no JEs, or did not recognize the name.
Apparently though, there is some confusion why i unfriend/foe. I don't think saying it again will help, but it's worth a shot.
Mainly i do this when people people use offensive language. I hold nothing against the person, but i choose not to see it, where controllable. Thus, if it is in a friend's JE, i unfriend them. There is no reason to foe them, since unfriending them means i won't see their JEs anyway. If it is in a comment, i foe them. Since i give a -6 modifier to foes, and i don't usually read under +1, i don't see them.
I don't like the term foe. I have though about friending them (and applying the -6 modifier to friends) but then i won't see any friend's journals, and i will see the foes' journals. The other option would be friend of foe, and have a designated login to friend people i want to filter, and then foe that user, but this is not an availible option.
The question then is why i filter them. Simply, because i believe everything affects me, even the smallest of things, and i know that the more i am near people who use such language it comes up in my thoughts. So, i need to filter it where i can, and take an action against it. Similar to what i do when commercials on the radio make fun of some group of people (competitors, men, average people), i do the action fo turning off the radio or changing the station to counteract their influence.
But there is another reason. Some people start their arguments off logically, then, when chanllenged, turn extremely emotional. This can be seen by the use of polite words at the beginiing, and more vulgar language later in the discussion. Since i want to argue logic and values, but not get too emotional, filtering those people makes it so i won't see their comments, and thus won't get into that situation again.
But, i never foe on a disagreement. Some people will note that i friended them exactly as i fired off a responmse completely disagreeing with them. I also won't foe if someone challenges my morals or values. Though, i did once unfriend somone when he choose not to respect others as people. I found his JE, friended him, made a number of objections because he promoted Democrats and bashed Republicans, and read some comment from him about which told me that he didn't respect Bush as a person. I commented that he could despise him, but a person is a person, and every person is able to hold their own opinions. He responded otherwise, and i unfriended. (Or did i foe, don't remember.)
Anyway, i rarely read anyone's journal, mostly because the title's are non-descriptive. So, friending people is mostly to see more +5 comments. But that may be going down, and the need to foe rises.