on a technicality, rationality resists (calliste) wrote in lj_userdoc,
on a technicality, rationality resists
calliste
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taking friends off your friends page for two weeks?!?!

Hi, I'm currently working my way through FAQ #40 which features the following:

If the post is on your Friends page, you can create a custom Friends group (http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=102) named "Default View", placing everyone in that view but the person who has posted the entry. This will remove the friend from your Friends page. After two weeks, you can remove the Friends group, as the post causing the problem will no longer be displayed. You can also temporarily remove the friend from your list, or simply wait for the post to scroll off your Friends list.

Now my question is, why is the user told to take his friend off his friends page for two weeks? Couldn't it say instead the following? I admit it's a bit vague, but maybe somebody can come up with something else? Usually, people don't have just one friend listed who posts so rarely that they have to wait two weeks for the post to vanish.

If the post is on your Friends page, you can create a custom Friends group (http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=102) named "Default View", placing everyone in that view but the person who has posted the entry. This will temporarily remove the friend from your Friends page, but not from your actual Friends list. After some time, you can remove the Friends group, as the post causing the problem will no longer be displayed. You can also temporarily remove the friend from your list, or simply wait for the post to scroll off your Friends list.

Even if this is not too great, maybe it's a basis to work with? Personally, I wouldn't recommend anyone to take a friend off someone's friends page for two weeks just to avoid a post that makes their friends page scroll. Oh, and also, it might be a good idea to emphasize that the user is not taken off the friends list, just in case someone frets and panicks when reading this. I've added this in the altered version.

update, after everybody tossed in two cents

If the entry is on your Friends page, you could ask the person who posted it to change the post by editing it, adding an <lj-cut> tag or removing it altogether.

Alternatively, you can can create a custom Friends group (<http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=102>) named "Default View", placing everyone in that view but the person who has posted the entry. This will temporarily remove the friend from your Friends page, but not from your actual Friends list. After some time, you can remove the Friends group, as the post causing the problem will no longer be displayed. You can also temporarily remove the friend from your list, or simply wait for the post to scroll off your Friends page.
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