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How to make a msagara

1 part friendliness

1 part humour

1 part joy
Blend at a low speed for 30 seconds. Add a little cocktail umbrella and a dash of curiosity


Personality cocktail
From Go-Quiz.com

Accuracy seems to be a bit of a problem.

I have only just figured out how to add friends. I am stumbling my way toward GUI from the world of GEnie and usenet postings. If I offend anyone, well, who's going to be surprised?


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Jun. 16th, 2004 09:21 pm (UTC)
We were just talking about how the very use of the word "friends" is problematic. Makes it seem too much like "you're my friend, but you're not ..." In other words, high school stuff. Calling it a "reading list" would actually be much more comfortable. :-)
Jun. 16th, 2004 09:30 pm (UTC)
That's synchronicity for you . I was saying the same thing, but probably more colourfully . It's one of the reasons that I had, until this recent bout of hives that is research drove me to find something else to occupy my mind with, avoided LJs; I could read the few people I know have LJs, regardless, and bookmark them through a browser. But some of them helpfully have Anonymous posting turned off :/.

I think Orkut is worse, though, for the whole 'friends' thing. Oh, and the loading times.
Jun. 16th, 2004 09:44 pm (UTC)
I don't turn off anonymous posting precisely because I don't want to stop interesting people from posting just because they don't have ljs.

Also because I link to my journal from my main web page, so I'm explicitly inviting folks in, and it seems rude to leave them unable to post, given that.

I do lock some posts so that non-lj-reading-list folks can't read them. My test for when to do that is: if a random 10-year-old I've never met before stumbled upon my journal, would I be comfortable with her seeing this? But that's only because of the specific audience coming through my web page.

-- Janni, who really is heading to sleep now ...
Jun. 18th, 2004 09:44 am (UTC)
WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Welcome to LJ, Michelle. :-D
Jun. 18th, 2004 07:34 pm (UTC)
I would have answered this sooner, but I couldn't remember which screen I was supposed to be posting the journal entries (as opposed to the replies) from.


Does anyone else use off-line software for posting -comments- as opposed to journal entries? Ummm, and if so, how?
Jun. 24th, 2004 11:16 am (UTC)
Hi Michelle! Welcome to LJ! It's not that complicated, once you get used to it. It's the getting-used-to-it part that's hard :)

Strange how small a world it is... I found your LJ through a friend's friends' page (say that 10 times fast).

(This is Kyran from the MichelleWest YahooGroup, btw, in case you're wondering. Not that I post there with anything resembling frequency)

Do you mind if I friend your journal?
Jun. 24th, 2004 01:24 pm (UTC)
hi there <g>
I'll probably post my (very) infrequent updates to the list; I really did start the LJ because one or two of my (unnamed) friends have such incredibly unreliable internet connections that they stopped sending (most) email and just posted to their LJ instead. I've expanded this a bit -- I had no idea how many people are LJ users -- but will probably drop out of sight every now and then, as per usual *g*.

And no, I don't mind if you friend my journal -- I take the view that the 'friend' list is the 'reading' list, rather than a personal statement of popularity *g*.

Did I mention that LJ is very, very, very slow?
Jun. 25th, 2004 06:58 am (UTC)
Re: hi there <g>
Yes, LJ's having problems at the moment. It's usually not this bad. And it really does have its benefits (such as bulk-infodump capabilities, and prettier screen space than most email :).

And I figured that you would be Michelle, and therefore randomly incommunicado, and that the list will still be The Place To Go, but I'll get in on the ground floor in case you ever become an LJ Star (hehe, yeah, right ;)

Besides, I thought I'd warn you that I'm adding you, since there's a chance you'd recognize the username. (In my mind, it's a little weirder to have someone you might know but might not friend you, as opposed to some random stranger. But then, that's me; it's already been well-established that I'm strange... the "random" part's still up for debate)

Like the icon, BTW.
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