Mad Scientess Jane Expat (nanila) wrote,
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Filters and Multiple Journals, Oh My.

I would classify myself as a fairly serious LJ addict. I tend to be obsessively organized in most aspects of my life and LJ is not an exception. I have several sets of filters.

Two of them are exclusively for perusal of my friends list. One is the Default View, which everyone is on anyway, and one is Must-Reads, for when I am away from regular internet access, e.g. on holiday. The people on Must-Reads are mostly real-life friends, although there are some exceptions. And truthfully, I hardly ever use it, because, as I mentioned before, I am an addict.

I don't keep communities or feeds on my friends list. Those are all in Bookmarks folders along with the people whose journals I read but don't feel comfortable adding as friends.

I have one filter for writing, which is going to see heavy usage once NaNoWriMo comes around again and is somewhat opt-in, although I do remove people fairly readily if they prove unresponsive.

Four filters are exclusively content-based. One is a broad filter that includes almost everyone on my friends list and is opt-in by request if you're not already on it. Two include the people I feel I can trust with certain types of personal issues. Those are semi-opt-in. The last has a very small number of people and is not opt-in. All filters are opt-out should anyone feel discomfort with the contents of my posts.

I'm curious about the way other people safeguard their privacy, both on LJ and off. I realize it's a bit anachronistic to even be asking these questions, but the poll results are only viewable to me, and if you're not comfortable sharing, then by all means don't answer.

Poll #549328 Protecting your LiveJournal privacy.

Do you use the filter function on LiveJournal?

Yes.
35(85.4%)
No.
6(14.6%)

If you use filters, what is their purpose?

Prioritizing sections of my friends list for reading.
0(0.0%)
Separating communities and/or feeds for reading.
0(0.0%)
Maintaining my comfort level with my audience.
4(11.4%)
Maintaining my audience's comfort level with the content of my posts.
1(2.9%)
Sharing potentially marketable content with a restricted audience
0(0.0%)
Sharing content with people who have previously confirmed that they want access to it.
0(0.0%)
Other.
1(2.9%)
Ticky.
0(0.0%)

Other?

Do you keep a separate journal?

Yes.
21(51.2%)
No.
20(48.8%)

If you keep a separate journal, what format(s) do you use?

Online.
4(15.4%)
Paper.
3(11.5%)
Text document on my hard drive.
0(0.0%)
Ticky.
6(23.1%)

Nigella vs. Martha: fight!

Nigella
19(46.3%)
Martha
5(12.2%)
Whu?
17(41.5%)
Tags: livejournal politics, poll
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