May 3rd, 2003

sims2

Friends lists and things like that.

If you find you've been removed from my friends list and are wondering why, I'm just going to be blunt. I've been eliminating folks who seem to use their journal to do mostly online quizzes and tests and survays. I think I've made it clear in the past that I absolutely hate them. I really get annoyed when someone does 5 long quizzes in a row, one entry after another, and doesn't use the LJ cut. And, to be honest, I never read them. I've said before I don't like seeing something that gives away information about people that I haven't asked to know. If I really care what your favorite color is, or your favorite song, or what kind of turnip you'd be, if you were a turnip, I'd rather discover these things by reading an entry where the details were woven into an incident from your life. Not a question and answer type thing. If I wanted that, I'd email a questionaire to folks. "Please answer these 500 questions and get back to me!"

However, it's not my place to tell people how to live or use their journals. If people want to use them for quizzes, then they should be able to do it. I just have gotten to the point where I can't deal with it anymore. So, the best solution was to just take the people that do that off my list. Please don't take it personally. It doesn't mean that I think you're bad or evil, it's just that you have the right to do survey and quizz after survey and quizz if you want to, but I have the right not to read it.

Also, I know that a lot of people on my friends list do do the occational quizz. Hell, even I do the occational one, and that doesn't bother me... Everyone's going to do one once in awhile. It's just when that becomes the point of your journal that it gets annoying to me. And it doesn't even irritate me when people do lots of them and put them behind the LJ cut. Then at least I have the option of skipping it.

And please forgive me if this comes across like I'm mad or preaching to folks. I'm not. I just wanted to make it clear that if you were on my friends list and you've found yourself removed you know why.

And now that I've probably offended a bunch of people, I think I'll go torture Goten for awhile. He's asleep... since he thought it would be fine to wake me up this morning, I think it's time for a little payback... *Goes to find the little ball on the string* "C'mere kitty..."
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