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Lj Comments Poll - I'm curious!

Poll #464699 LiveJournal Comments

Who do you allow to comment in your personal lj by default?

Anyone can comment, even anonymous can comment.
Only registered users can comment (i.e. only those who have an lj account)
Only people I have listed as friends can comment on my entries. (If you choose this option, please leave an explanation as to why in the comments - I'm seroiusly curious)

Do you get your comments emailed to you?

Yes, of course I do! That way I can read each one without having to go back, and I can pick up late comments easily!
No, never. (If you choose this answer, a comment of why you don't have them emailed would be helpful!)

Comments welcome and encouraged :D


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Mar. 30th, 2005 04:59 pm (UTC)
i used to let everyone comment.. then i let everyone but screened... then i had to change all that cause of an exfriend and her cult leaving really crazy fuckin comments.

its better just to say they never existed
Mar. 30th, 2005 05:01 pm (UTC)
Heh, Yeah I think I've switched back and forth between letting everyone comment and only registered users comment. But meh, right now, it's open to all.
Mar. 30th, 2005 05:15 pm (UTC)
i'll do that again someday soon.
Mar. 30th, 2005 05:23 pm (UTC)
I use filters, too. There is one for just the LJ Girl's and then another for LJ Folks that I really value as far as thought and opinion... of course, you know you're in both, right?!

Ach, how cheesy did that sound?
Mar. 30th, 2005 06:00 pm (UTC)
so you post stuff just for lj girls that are on your list?

i remember one time being the only person left out of a friendsgroup - and i found out when someone emailed me the post. sadly i realized why i was left out and my heart was broken.
Mar. 30th, 2005 06:14 pm (UTC)
so you post stuff just for lj girls that are on your list?

I have a filter that includes a few of the girls from my LJ flist that I know better and more personally than someone else perhaps. It is not meant to disclude anyone but more to provide me with privacy should I divulge something that I may not be ready yet to divulge to people that I may not know as well as others.
Mar. 30th, 2005 06:16 pm (UTC)
yeah i kinda figured that was it... just so you know you have not broken my heart! ;)

i'm all for privacy
Mar. 30th, 2005 06:21 pm (UTC)
Good, I don't like hurting people's feelings.
Privacy is exactly the reason...
Mar. 30th, 2005 06:25 pm (UTC)
your scary clown skull kinda freaks me out though.
Mar. 30th, 2005 06:43 pm (UTC)
Heh... my layout is based upon the childrens book, "Frida". In the book, there are a lot of skulls drawn in a very amusing and friendly style... this one was just pretty.
Mar. 30th, 2005 06:46 pm (UTC)
like frida the artist?
Mar. 30th, 2005 06:47 pm (UTC)
I bought the book for my daughter. The artist is Ana Juan...she's amazing!
Mar. 30th, 2005 06:53 pm (UTC)
my daughters first art book was a portarit of van gogh because when she was in pre k the art teacher had them draw a picture that was hanging in the room. my kid picked stary night. she did it all in crayon. it was fuckin amazing! ( ya know to me ) and now she's in 1st and she's memorized his paintings. she gets so excited if she recognizes them too.

did you see that movie frida? LOVED IT!
Mar. 30th, 2005 06:55 pm (UTC)
Your daughter rocks! That is amazing.
My sister in law watched the movie a few times this past year and really enjoyed it! Great flik. Salma Hayek...hot actress!
Mar. 30th, 2005 06:59 pm (UTC)
thankya i think she rocks too.
Mar. 30th, 2005 09:55 pm (UTC)
She's gonna be one of those child geniuses, I can see it now!
Mar. 30th, 2005 10:03 pm (UTC)
all i know is it makes her happy and it makes me proud and happy.
Mar. 31st, 2005 01:15 pm (UTC)
hi, i ordered frida and diego for my daughter. thank you.
Mar. 31st, 2005 01:48 pm (UTC)
Good to hear.
Be forewarned, Frida is very depressing... but the images are beautiful! I hope she likes it!
Mar. 30th, 2005 09:54 pm (UTC)
Hehe, I keep doing this to you buy, you might want to consider checking out this community :P

It's very small, and I use it for a lot of the stuffs I don't feel like bothering to filter ;)

Mar. 30th, 2005 10:02 pm (UTC)
is true! i tried to get in but i get denied every time! something about me not being a girl.
Mar. 31st, 2005 01:47 pm (UTC)
Irrational definitely describes me at times! Thank you!
Mar. 30th, 2005 09:04 pm (UTC)
Aww <3

Yeah you're on my filter too :)

Not that I use it too often :P
Mar. 30th, 2005 09:07 pm (UTC)
Same and when I do, for some inane reason, I always say as much.
Mar. 30th, 2005 06:30 pm (UTC)
I don't know. I do the just friends commenting thing I think because by putting them on my friends list I am obviously saying "I trust you not to start shit." I still get the comments that non-friends leave and they can still be unscreened, which is how I got to you. But I like having the control.
Mar. 30th, 2005 09:57 pm (UTC)
Hmm... I think your settings might have changed, because when I wanted to friend you and leave a comment, it kept saying I was blocked from commenting as a non-friend. I actually snuck over to Holy's lj and commented on a comment you left there to get your attention :P

(I am teh sneaky!)

I understand what you're saying about it being nice to have the control though. Makes sense :)
Mar. 30th, 2005 06:56 pm (UTC)
When I first started my journal it was to start writing things and to maybe form a discussion with people. One of my rules is that anyone can comment and I won't delete comments. Another is that anything I don't want the world to read I mark private. The few entries of mine that are friends only are usually stuff that I wouldn't want the casual reader to see but don't mind those on my list reading.

So far I've not been involved in a LJ brouhaha but I suspect that is because of how I use the service. The truth is I don't comment a lot and therefore my "Friend Of" list is rather tame. At a glance you have posted over 7 times more comments than I have over a similar period of time. When interacting with so many different people it is far easier to have conflicts erupt. All that to say I've never needed to go "Friends Only" or anything similar.
Mar. 30th, 2005 10:05 pm (UTC)
I'm a bit of a comment hog and pretty yappy to boot, so the large number of comments isn't too surprising to me :P

I've never really considered my journal friends only, because I pick and choose how to mark each individual entry, and like you tend to post entries that are friends only that I wouldn't want the casual reader to see but don't mind those on my list reading. Of course having said that, I look back at my lj and see that the majority of my posts are friends only. Oops. :P

I like the idea of the journal being an open forum place. It's kind of interesting.
Mar. 30th, 2005 07:14 pm (UTC)
I let anyone comment, I'm an attention whore, I don't get flamed too much.
Mar. 30th, 2005 10:06 pm (UTC)
Me too :D
Mar. 30th, 2005 10:09 pm (UTC)
I can understand why some people go friends only though, especially the ladies.
Mar. 30th, 2005 10:25 pm (UTC)
I can too. I was just really curious though :P
Mar. 30th, 2005 10:26 pm (UTC)
Kills the cat that does you know :P
Mar. 30th, 2005 10:32 pm (UTC)
Dude. That's like blasphemy!
Mar. 30th, 2005 10:36 pm (UTC)
You said it, not me! I was just pointing out the err of your ways :P
Mar. 30th, 2005 08:14 pm (UTC)
as you know i only discovered yesterday that my comments are filtered. tried to fix it don't know how, not sure if i can after going friends only. :/
Mar. 30th, 2005 08:34 pm (UTC)
There is a setting under your "Info" page where you can set message board options. One of those is "Who can reply to your entries". I had thought you deliberately set that. Now this may be my ignorance but isn't going friends only more than just setting your posts to only be viewable by your friends? If so that setting should do the trick otherwise I have no idea what I'm talking about.
Mar. 30th, 2005 10:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the commenting part is a bit different. In that space you mentioned you can set the comments to be friends only as an lj default... which means that only friends can comment, but it doesn't have anything to do with who can view the lj. You could have a completely public lj, but no one could comment on it unless you named them as a friend.

There's also a way to make the entire lj viewable to friends only be default but I think that's a bit tricky/involved.
Mar. 30th, 2005 10:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm pretty sure if you go to "Manage" then "Info" then the checkbox where it says "Enable message boards" there's a drop-down box that says "Who can reply to your entries". I suspect you have "friends only" selected, but you can change it to "registered users" That would eliminate any anonymous comments.

Mar. 31st, 2005 04:39 am (UTC)
thank you i did it now to figure out if it worked. :)
Mar. 30th, 2005 08:22 pm (UTC)
I love getting my comments emailed to me.
hotmail has become my nerve-center of LJ.

Like sometimes my friends in real life who check my LJ tend to forget
that I go by my middle name,or don't like to put certain personal details for ALL to see (like exgirlfriends names), but I try to catch those comments and delete them. again.. hotmail rocks for that.

How's stuff? Everyone seems to be in a blue funk lately and it pains me
to see those I care about going through rough times :(
Mar. 30th, 2005 10:15 pm (UTC)
I know! Hotmail rocks! Except that it won't let me reply to comments direclty from the email anymore... I have to go click on the link and go directly to the post.

I've had that problem too, had some folks that know me really well make the odd comment that gives a bit more of my identity away than what I'm necessarily comfortable with. I've discovered that the "screen" option works well with those... you can screen comments after they've been posted, and I find it works :)
Mar. 30th, 2005 10:27 pm (UTC)
Oh and, stuffs are going well thank you :P I can't complain too terribly much. Except for hearing about evil creepy crawly critters, my life is generally pretty good :D
Mar. 31st, 2005 05:26 am (UTC)
I turned off the anonymous comments when someone on my lj flist told all his friends that he was being stalked by an ex who was reading everyone on his list and leaving nasty comments anonymously. I don't need that it my life! Besides, no one outside of lj knows that I even have an lj!!

I definitely get those emails, how else would you know if someone had replied? One of those great mysteries of life...

Mar. 31st, 2005 05:29 am (UTC)
Yeah I did the same thing for a while... turned off anon comments. But then I had a strange change of heart and enabled them again. Of course I haven't received any since them, but meh :P

Two of the people on my list (that I know of), told me that they didn't get their comments emailed to them. That's when I clued in that they probably hadn't read half my comments since I don't always make them at the same day of the post. I thought it might be useful to find out who doesn't, and also, why not since I'm nosy :P
Mar. 31st, 2005 06:42 am (UTC)
well hey,
you never learn anything if you don't ask questions, right?
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