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Chacham's Journal: Slashdot Habits: Filters/Query Will friends mind being foed? 19

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Ths is a continuation of this earlier JE.

I really like the idea of friending foes. Basically, people seem to take offense to being foed, which is something i do not want; i simply want to ignore them. Nor do i mean to be discreet. I don't mean to push it in anyone's face, but at the same time i do not care to hide it. And then there's that nasty four-hundred relations limit. So, i figured i could address all these with friend-of-friend.

I just created three new user accounts. Profanity and Malediction are to be used for friending my foes. I needed two, because i have over two-hundred foes, and do not plan to subscribe these other accounts. Then, i plan to move my friend and Friend-of-friend modifier to -6, and purge all my foes. Finally, when i see something i do not like, i can friend them, and eventually move them from friend to friend-of-friend. It should be a "win-win" scenario. I filter them and they do not feel offended.

I then plan to foe my friends. This, however, leaves my friends at three disadvantages. One, they won't be read. Two, i won't see their JEs, and three is that they may feel bad to be foed. To combat this, i plan to make the foe modified to +6. That'll make sure they're comments are high. For seeing their JEs, i plan to use Turg's wonderful idea of also friending them to another user, and use Amigos to read the JEs. Specifically, i created a new user Mahcahc to friend all my friends (now foes), then i can read the Mahcahc's Amigos to see everyone's JEs. This has the added benefit that i'll see more JEs, as undescriptive titles won't really keep me away. The downside is that i won't be messaged, and as such i'll have to check manually. Unless i turn on email notification. Perhaps.

The problem is the third issue. Will my newly-made foes feel offended? I don't think they will, and i plan to add a line somewhere explaining it to be readily availible. If you are a "friend" of mine would you care if i foed you in this purpose?

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Slashdot Habits: Filters/Query Will friends mind being foed?

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  • I would prefer keeping the friend/foe system in its normal working fashion. For one, I do not read my foe's or freak's journals usually. As such, making a special exception for you alone seems like a lot of work for me. But it is your account, use it how you will.

    I would reccomend just using the accounts to foe folks, and look for the green-red tabs on posts and ignore those. Then save your foe list for the particularly nasty folks out there. Then as posts start to fall off for a user they can be move
    • For one, I do not read my foe's or freak's journals usually.

      I can understand that mostly. Though, i don't see why it should be that way. The thing journals should have to with the friend/foe system is that Slashdot only messages you for friends.

      and look for the green-red tabs on posts and ignore those

      Actually, i block all images from slashdot.org, so that is not really an option.

      Then save your foe list for the particularly nasty folks out there.

      I don't care much if anyone is too nasty, nor do i ca
      • Then as posts start to fall off for a user they can be moved back to foes of your other accounts.

        I was kind of rambling with a mouth full of marbles here.

        What I meant to say was:

        When your foe's list becomes full and you have a new foe, look for your foe with the least recent comment and move them to a foe-of-a-friend account. Basically the idea is to keep your foes list fresh with folks you don't want to hear from. Sure, you don't deep six old foes, but it is possible that they don't post any more.

        Th
        • Ah, no that makes sense. A FIFO queue. That just seems like so much work.

          Eventually, though, i plan to move off of slashdot, due to what i perceive as the inherent problems in how i use the journal. As such, these are more stop gap methods.

          I do appreciate the input though. It is an interesting idea.

  • As long as you keep people posted as to what you are doing, I won't be offended, and I don't think other people will be, either. The problem comes from when you want to friend a new person, you risk offending them, since they think your friending is actually a foeing.
    • The problem comes from when you want to friend a new person, you risk offending them, since they think your friending is actually a foeing.

      Good point.

      Do you think making it my bio would help?
      • Yeah, that might help. You could also put some slightly cryptic line in your .sig, like "Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer. All my foes get a +6 comment bonus". Or you could be clearer and just say "Being foed by me is a good thing. All my foes get a +6 comment bonus in my preferences."
        • "Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer. All my foes get a +6 comment bonus".

          Cute. A nice line to pepper the person then a statement they can understand. It doesn't explain it perfectly, but it's a kewl idea.

          Being foed by me is a good thing. All my foes get a +6 comment bonus in my preferences."

          The "is a good thing", sound to ego-centric. Perhaps, "My foe is my friend/my friend is my foe/I try to make sense/oh, please read my bio. :)" Of course, "bio" would be a link.
  • If you foe me, you get caught in my freak modifier and your responses to things get modded down a little.

    However, I don't automatically foe freaks so if you think your complicated relationship idea will work, go for it. Meanwhile, I'll continue to foe people because it's the closest I can get to "ignore".

  • Let us know if you do anything with your fan modifiers so we'll know whether to friend you or your other accounts. (This is getting silly. :-P)

    Are you going to be posting as Chacham or Mahcahc? Should I bother friending Mahcahc?

    • No, i don't play with the fan modifier, as that would bother the filtration. The other accounts are to be used only to hold friends, they are not for posting. Either way, i want to have as little impact on others as possible. This is my thing, so i should be the only one doing the work.

      As it stands, foeing my friends seems like a bad idea. So, i may to everything i've said earlier, except for the foeing of friends. They will simply be friended through another account, and i can use amigos to read thei jour

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