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Journal Chacham's Journal: Altered some of my slashdot habits (Maybe only temporarily) 7

I decided not to allow "foes" to comment in my journal. That is, the "no foes" option. For the most part, I don't want to read material that I consider offensive. Slashdot stories have only crossed the line once, so I am not too worried. As for people's journals, well, for the most part, I only read friend's journals. So, if I find something offensive, I just "unfriend" them. Simple as that. I think that is what it's there for.

Anyway, if someone posts in my journal, and either posts something that I consider offensive, their user name is offensive, or has an offensive sig, I downgrade them. If they are a friend, I unfriend them. If neutral, I foe them. I hope noone is barring "foes of friends" because I may be a problem for you.

Either way, as soon as I hit the "offensive" part, I stop reading the comment. I already skipped two comments because of that. I almost despise not knowing what people said, but I feel better sticking up for I feel to be correct (for me).

What do I consider offensive? Well, I don't have it down pat just yet. But it is simply what offends me. Mostly, that's an expletive, or sometimes too crude of a response. Eh, we'll see.

Of course, anyone who wants to tick me off can do so easily in this journal. I sure hope that noone does though, I'd hate to "have" to foe anyone that I find somewhat interesting.

Also, I've tried something else. This is not anyone's problem, so please don't take it personally. But I cannot stand it when "Subjects" are non-descriptive! So, I've given up on reading those unless they tickle me just right. I am also trying to make a concerted effort to make sure that my subject's are actually descriptive. (Please feel urged to comment in any of my journals as to what a better title would have been.) Fortunately, this has cut down on most of my journal readings. (Which may make many people happy, since I won't be posting my comments too much.) I'll see how that goes though.

And, finally, I just start giving automatic +6 to firends, and -6 to foes. This is added to my earlier decision to make funny -4. Most slashdot comment are the same, so I might as well read the comments of those I am familiar with.

This discussion was created by Chacham (981) for no Foes, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Altered some of my slashdot habits (Maybe only temporarily)

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  • You can now specify the modifier to place on very short and very long messages. Could prove useful for filtering out FP and KarmaWhore posts.
  • (cute title, no?)

    So you should probably un-friend me- I have a penchant for throwing in an expletive here and there. Though I value the content of my friends' Journal entries (infact, I get more value from the JE's than from the front page stories... slashdot JEs are my one stop blog portal!), I still don't treat Slashdot as a whole with an enormous amount of respect; it all feels very informal to me, and has for years.

    As such, I talk like a sailor. I guess its the 13 year old in me.
    • I unfortunately use expletives to decry my frustrations or anger. Sadly, I think Chacham may be unfriending me for my profanity as well. :(

      Ah well, to each his own I say, and if that is what our friend Chacham feels he needs to do, then by all means he should.
      • I unfortunately use expletives to decry my frustrations or anger.

        You know, there are better ways, but, to each their own. I jsut don't want to be affected by that. Though, it sure is becoming more common for people to do that.

        Sadly, I think Chacham may be unfriending me for my profanity as well. :(

        As long as you don't do it my JEs, you're unlikely to be "foe"d. So, I'll always be able to enjoy your comments. And, as I mentioned in my last reply, I'll actually have to read your journal first, which is now unlikely. With my new "title" rule, I am skipping almost all JEs.

        Ah well, to each his own I say

        Exactly! I mean no bad to anyone about this. This is all about what I want to see. I just want to make sure that noone takes it personally. It's not about them, it's about me.
    • (Titles of comments don't really bother me. I sometimes with I could just ignore them. JEs, however, require good titles.)

      I'll wait until it happens. Most likely I won't read your journal anyway. though. :P So, as long as I never decide to read your journal, I won't see what bothers me, and then I can still see all your comments.

      I too find JEs interesting. Thought front page stories are better. Simply because they keep me on top of things. I know what's "going on" because I read slashdot.

      As for why I act this way, I guess I am becoming a grumpy old man. Sure sounded like it when I re-read this JE. :-) I've got about one month left before I hit thirty, so it's probably somewhat inevitable.
      • oh I don't just mean my JE, I mean pretty much everything that spews forth from my fingers.

        Actually, my JE's tend towards the pretty lame side...

        You bring up a good point- the front page does keep me up to date. And if I miss it one day, I can be sure that any articles of interest will get repeated the next!

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