Heh. I've been on Slashdot quite a while, and this is the first time I've posted a journal entry. I've been thinking about setting up a blog for myself, maybe I'll just use Slashdot instead.
At any rate, I wonder how many other people go through the same process as I do for picking friends in Slashdot.
If I see a good post or two by someone, I'll often check their posting history, and read at least 7 to 10 of their previous posts. Usually, they'll have a few high rated ones, and some at the basic level. Which is 2 because they usually already have a karma bonus.
Then, if that all works out, I'll put that person in my friends list. I'd like to find more people who intelligently expouse positions I don't agree with. But I don't seem to find many of those.
BTW, unless I'm doing moderation, I usually browse at +3. That's enough to catch anyone marked as a friend or friend-of-a-friend, plus other highly rated posts.