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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.


Jul. 4th, 2004 11:13 pm (UTC)
I always respond to them by saying "please put me on all filters you're comfortable having me on."

That's my standard answer as well. I'm pretty sure that I've missed some opt-in stuff from folks on my friends list because I don't always have time to read every post and go back to make sure I've filled out all the polls.

I think the only filters I've asked people if they wanted to opt in to are the ones related to diet/weight loss; I know that there are people on my friends list who aren't interested in reading that sort of post and I'd rather give them the opportunity to easily skip it. Other than that, most of my filters are of the "individuals/people who are local/members of a mailing list" variety.

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