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Unintentional offense - and trying not to offend - how do you handle this?
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blarglefiend From: blarglefiend Date: March 26th, 2003 05:22 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
"Friends" is a bad name for that function. I'd just call it "watchlist", except that it serves the dual purpose of providing the default set of not-your journals to read *and* the list of people who can access not-entirely-public posts.

There's also the limitation of "friend groups" that someone has to be a "friend" before you can add them to a group, so if you want to make it so that a particular person can read particular non-public posts then you're stuck with them in your default "others" reading list too.

At the moment I'm still using the "default 'others' reading list" for reading, but a lot of my posts that I would've made to "friends" use "friend groups" instead -- most such posts go to a group called "general" which has most (all?) of the people in my "friends list" in it, but I use the group instead for future convenience.

At some point I shall probably start using groups for reading, too, and then I'll just automatically reciprocate any "befriending" because it really won't make any practical difference to my own use of LJ.

As to IM, I don't like it much, so I barely use it. The only person I ever chat with is syringavulgaris, and even that's been pretty rare lately thanks to my TZ being in daylight saving at the moment.
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