Abe Hassan (burr86) wrote in lj_userdoc,
Abe Hassan


Two things -- could someone with faqcat priv possibly move the "To-Do List" faqcat and the "Topic Directory" (or at least the latter) to the end of the FAQ page? There's really no reason why the Topic Directory should be 'higher up' on the page. It's really an aesthetic thing, at best.

Anyways, I have a proposition for FAQ61 (rewrites plus additions. heh. pun)

How do I manage my Friends list and my Friend-of list?

At the Edit Friends page (http://www.livejournal.com/friends/edit.bml), you can add a friend, remove a friend, or configure your settings for anyone on your Friends list.

To add users to your Friends list, scroll down to the section of the page labeled "Add Friends" and enter their usernames in the spaces provided. Here, you can also define foreground and background colors for each user you add to your friends list. You can also add users to your Friends list by visiting their User Info pages and using the "Add Friend" button on the toolbar (http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=41).

You can remove a user from your Friends list by checking the "Delete?" box for that user and then saving your changes.

You can also divide your friends into custom friends groups (http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=102).

Additionally, many clients available for download at http://www.livejournal.com/download/ may be able to manage your Friends list. For more information on your preferred client, consult its documentation or its menu options.

Usernames that appear in bold text when you view your User Info page, or that of another user, means that the user is on your Friends list. Consequently, usernames on your own Friend-of list that do not appear in bold are the usernames of those who have added you to their Friends list, but whom you have not added back. Usernames that are struck through indicate that the journal has been either deleted or suspended.


You have the ability to hide your Friend-of list by checking the "Hide "Friend of" list" option in your Personal Info page (http://www.livejournal.com/editinfo.bml). This will also hide your Member-of list. You can't, however, hide the list of communities to which you can post.

Since your Friend-of list is not under your direct control, LiveJournal provides a way for you to hide it. However, the users that appear on your Friends list are of your own choosing; therefore, there is no way for you to hide this list.

There is also no way to remove yourself from the Friends list of another user. As long as you do not add them back to your Friends list, they will not see your Friends-only entries (http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=35).


I really want to incorporate the "Is adding someone to my Friends list a violation of the ToS?" FAQ into this. I'm really just wanting for the last three paragraphs to say, in essence, (1) can't hide your friends list; (2) you can hide your friend-of list; (3) you can't hide your friends list [can we say that there will never be a way to hide it?]; and (4) being on someone's friend-of list isn't bad, so deal with it.

Any suggestions?

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