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Feb. 11th, 2015 | 10:30 pm

I've removed a few inactive accounts from my friends list.

"Inactive" here means that there's neither been any new posts in your journal nor any comments in my journal in the past year; for the sake of simplicity I extended this period slightly to cover all of 2015 and 2014. Anyone who's updated their journal after 2013 or left a comment in mine after 2013 should be OK. So if you're reading this, unless you got an email saying I removed you from my friends list and came wondering why, chances are good you weren't removed.

If you did get an email saying I removed you from my friends list and came wondering why, well... this is it. It's nothing personal; just housekeeping. If you'd like to get back on, e.g. because you're still reading my journal after all, do let me know.

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ungulata

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from: ungulata
date: Feb. 11th, 2015 11:58 pm (UTC)
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I was looking at a profile page today of one of the LJ/DW blogs I read. I noted that despite having a list of subscribers in the thousands, his recent posts are rarely garnering more than a dozen comments. Sic transit gloria mundi.

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Feb. 12th, 2015 12:14 am (UTC)
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Aye, I know what you mean. There's a fair number of people who list me as a friend – not thousands, granted, but hundreds –, but whoever comments? It's just a handful or two of the same folks.

Lots of people left these sites, but I think lots more also subscribe to others to gain readers when those others reciprocate, not because they themselves have any interest in the person they add. I've made it a rule of sorts to not add people (strangers, that is) back or interact much with them unless they interact in SOME way after adding me; you'd be surprised by how many people never do.

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Aurifer Salavor

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from: aurifer
date: Feb. 12th, 2015 03:32 am (UTC)
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I follow the same rule! It's served me well on Twitter and Furaffinity.

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Feb. 12th, 2015 10:15 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I'm also doing it elsewhere, say on Flickr — though sometimes it's obvious anyway who's genuinely interested in you and who's not. I just recently had someone add me, a person I don't know, who's never interacted before (or since), despite me not having any public photos up on there to begin with; I looked at their profile, and when saw that they are following more than fifty thousand accounts... yup, that settled that. :) Talk about serial adders.

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Mikazo

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from: mikazo
date: Feb. 12th, 2015 04:27 am (UTC)
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Good luck getting them off of your "friend of" list.

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Feb. 12th, 2015 10:19 am (UTC)
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That's OK. I could just hide that altogether — or if there was someone specific I really didn't want on there, say because they had an offensive username, I could just ban them.

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