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Yet another question...

Is there any way to view the comment threads in a non-threaded, linear fashion? As in, read them in the order, by time & date, in which they were posted? I've read as much of the FAQ as seems relevant, and I can't see a single thing that would allow this -- but I'm hopeful that I'm just a) blind or b) looking in the wrong place.

And another question: I've been looking at some user info pages -- and I'm overwhelmed at the number of people that people 'friend'. Is it just that most people don't post much in their LJs? Because if I had in excess of 100 (and some people have close to 300) friends who -did-, I'd never get anything done. Not even sleep :/.

I'm trying to read the journals of people who have friended -me-, when I can, and am wondering about the etiquette of 'friending' in the LJ community. It is considered rude not to friend people who friend you? (and friend as a verb... <deep sigh>.) Is it considered rude to just friend someone? Any opinions -- even sarcastic, silly ones -- are welcome.

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kyranjaye
Jun. 28th, 2004 08:03 am (UTC)
(and friend as a verb... .)

You get used to it. If you couldn't, you wouldn't still be on the web. ;)

I don't think there's a way to unthread comments. However, if you have email notification turned on, you'll get them in your inbox in the order in which they are posted. (and with your wonderful new gmail account, you could even organize them to your heart's content ;P)

Every LJ user seems to have a different opinion on friending, but most seem to recognize that this is a public forum, and as such, being friended by random strangers is pretty much a way of life. I friend people if I find that I really do want to know what they have to say, enough so that I'm checking their LJs several times a week. In that regard, it's a Reading List of Cool People. I do not friend *everyone* who has friended me, and I don't consider it necessary - nor do I expect everyone whom I've friended to return the favor. (though if you want, you're most welcome ;) I'm not participating in the LJ Popularity Contest. Some people are.

I filter my friends page to better focus the flow and my time - and I do not have a large friendslist. I lock few posts, but it's nice to know that those I do lock will only be seen by those I wish to see them, even if those people never look.

There *is* an etiquette in this, but it is neither strict nor writ in stone. For me - I watch, I learn, and I respect people in the way they ask to be respected. IF that makes any sense.

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Completely off-topic: Finished Sun Sword last night at 3 am. Ah, Michelle... I don't know whether to strangle you or bow before you. 'Twas beautiful, I cried. I know I missed a TON of stuff. But I really needed that this weekend (see my post of Friday for the why)

Write fast, damnit. ;P