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opt-in content filters

The more I think about it, the more I don't particularly care for opt-in content filters. So I removed my opt-in filter for poetry, which means anyone on my friends list can read my poetry postings (I haven't made any in a long time, though).

I don't really object to other people's having content filters, and I see why they might be necessary for work-unsafe postings. But when people on my friends list ask about opt-in content filters, I always respond to them by saying "please put me on all filters you're comfortable having me on."

And I sometimes feel an uncomfortable obligation to search out the opt-in content filter postings of all the folks on my friends list or else risk missing something I would enjoy reading (and possibly give someone the wrong idea because I happen to miss a day or two of their journal and miss their content-filter poll). However, I'm aware that this is my problem, not anyone else's.

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ex_serenejo
Jul. 4th, 2004 10:32 pm (UTC)
I feel *exactly* the same way, and my stock answer is "I want to read anything you want me to see."
therealjae
Jul. 4th, 2004 10:59 pm (UTC)
Me three. I like content filters, but I think the person whose journal it is should decide who should see stuff.

-J
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therealjae
Jul. 5th, 2004 05:51 am (UTC)
I kind of wondered what your opt-in filters were about! Especially since the topics didn't seem like anything that would upset anyone on your list.

If I worry that I'm going to annoy the people who have me friended by talking about the things I feel like talking about -- and I sometimes have, especially when my interests have changed -- then I will do something like give them a heads-up about what I'm going to be talking about and tell them I won't assume that they hate me if they stop reading my journal. I also include things that I'm pretty sure only appeal to a few people behind cut-tags. It seems to work for me. People do occasionally find me boring and unfriend me, but I'd rather they do that than wade through stuff they don't care about.

-J

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