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30 December 2010 @ 09:08 pm
HEADS UP: Flist Cut  

The last time I sifted through my flist was over a year ago and it's again getting to the point where it's unmanageable, which calls for a solution. What happens is that I only defriend accounts that combine some of:

--I've had no interaction with and vice versa since first adding them - if we haven't spoken anywhere in all that time, we probably never will so what's the point;

--have been inactive and abandoned for over a year;

--I don't even recall having any conversation with besides the friending;

--I generally don't feel like I have much knowledge or common ground with the person, even though we've been "friends" for a significant length of time.

TL;DR: I'm only removing journals below even the most casual "acquaintance" level while most of my flist stays as it is. (Conversely, I declare defriending amnesty on this journal so it doesn't come across like I'm just being a jerk.) The only reason I do this from time to time is for my own peace of mind, since I'm not comfortable with having so many "faceless" journals friended. And yet I don't like to kick them totally without warning.

If I've removed you and you just read this for the public content, you won't be affected anyway. If I've removed you and you'd like to stay, drop me a line here (comments are screened), but bear in mind that the reasoning should be something beyond "so we can keep listing each other without ever interacting".

There we go.