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Journal bill_mcgonigle's Journal: Idle Friends Purge 6

I'm removing non-fan friends who haven't posted in two years since I'm at my limit and I use friends to game the scoring system to see more interesting posts.

Any of you who have been discontinued - send me a note if you start posting again and I'd be happy to re-friend you.

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Idle Friends Purge

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  • I've run into the same issue. For a system the size of Slashdot there are way too few fans allowed.

    Time to start clearing out the list ...

    • If you don't already subscribe, you should, it doubles the friends count from 200 to 400, which makes reading far more interesting (assuming you score up your friends and set up a high threshold). Knowing the rules lets you stretch a $5 subscription over many, many years.

      Now if only there was a 'last comment date' column on the friends list I wouldn't need to open 400 tabs...

  • I hit the 200 limit a while back when three people fanned me and I tried to friend them, and journaled about it. Some kind soul (probably either a slashdot editor that likes my journals or one of the new fans) bought me a subscription. The limit for non-subscribers is 200, double that for subscribers. Maybe someone will be so kind to you as well.

  • I luckely have a subscription.
    I only have a few ad-free views left and can't renew since it needs Paypal which itself wants my phone number.
    I think there is a bug in the 'plum' part.
    I don't know if the 400 friend limit is a plum but I seem to have it even though I have ads enabled.

    It's funny that your last journal is almost 3 years ago.

    You can always create another logon person, friend him, and use him to friend less used others.

Your program is sick! Shoot it and put it out of its memory.