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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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supergee
Jul. 2nd, 2004 04:16 pm (UTC)
One thing I love about lj is that it threads comments the way I like. Even an otherwise wonderful blog like Making Light frustrates me when A is replying to something B said 23 comments ago.
msagara
Jul. 2nd, 2004 05:25 pm (UTC)
Actually, I prefer the Making Light boards because of that -- it fosters conversation because everyone posting has to have read the previous posts. Or at least skimmed them.

But more important, for me, is that I can instantly tell which posts are new. There are LJ topics here that I really enjoy, especially those about writing -- but when a couple of new comments are added, I don't know where, and I have to read everything again just to find them :/.
supergee
Jul. 3rd, 2004 09:03 am (UTC)
I'd love to see that feature added to the basic LJ format.
msagara
Jul. 3rd, 2004 09:12 am (UTC)
If someone could tell me that paid subscribers can look at everything in a non-threaded format, I'd be at the head of the line right now...