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Posted on 2017.11.04 at 04:36
When Moslem women go to bed do they wear hijamas?

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Strider
strider7901 at 2017-11-04 13:37 (UTC) (Lien)
Ha!! Love it. I have a random question. What's the difference between a mutual friend and a friend on here? Can I remove someone from my mutual friend list?
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madman101 at 2017-11-04 17:21 (UTC) (Lien)
Hey! It has been a long time since you've been around. I do love when people return to LJ from the past. I always tell them, though, they they need to find more/new friends or else they will flop.

You can do one thing: friend someone. If that person friends YOU, then yous becomes mutual friends. Then, and only then, both of you can read each other non-public entries. If you want to drop a mutual friend, and kick that person off your list, then all you do is UNfriend them. Neither of you will be able to read each others non-public entries. However, if that person sticks around and never drops YOU, then they will just remain a friend-to-you, (not you-to-them).

Very recently, LJ has introduced subscriptions, similar to DreamWidth. This is in addition to the traditional LJ stuff above. https://news.livejournal.com/153104.html

I am in favour of this as I commented there - https://news.livejournal.com/153104.html?thread=103151632&style=mine#t103151632

If you hover your pointer over a user's icon, you can add, drop, ban, etc., that person. Setting notes is also very helpful.

While there has been a lot of people coming (back) to LJ because of a disgust w/ FB, which I predicted, there has also been a massive flight from LJ to DW, because LJ can be inept, but also because LJ moved its servers to Russia, where some think it threatens to impose Russian censorship on us.

I am all for belonging to BOTH LJ and DW, under the same username. Why? You can back up your entire LJ to DW, in case LJ ever fails. Plus, you can post from DW right into LJ, which can sometimes be easier if LJ or servers are slow. If you join DW, you will become more familiar with the "subscriptions" concept.


Edited at 2017-11-04 17:23 (UTC)
Strider
strider7901 at 2017-11-04 22:28 (UTC) (Lien)
Interesting. So if it says you're friends but they are not mutual, then that means they can't see your private entries? Because I saw this person took me off their mutual friends list but on my edit friends list it shows we have both blue and green arrows. ????? So confused.

Edited at 2017-11-04 22:32 (UTC)
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madman101 at 2017-11-05 00:19 (UTC) (Lien)
That's right.

You really shouldn't think of a mutual friends list as anything in itself. Either you friend someone or you don't, and either they friend you or they don't. If you BOTH happen to friend each other, then you are mutual friends.

So, that person probably unfriended you while you were remaining friends with them. They remain a friend-to-you unless you drop them as well.

It's really not confusing at all when you understand it.
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