Kate (mskatej) wrote,
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Poll on Friending

I never talk about friending because I consider it kind of a taboo topic for some reason. Everyone is different and has different reasons for friending/not friending people, and people who talk about it a lot can be…tiresome at best, wanky at worst.

Still, I think we’re all pretty interested in the subject, right? And I was asked to design a poll on friending, so I did. It’d be cool if you could pimp this.

Poll #1001774 Friending!

I am taking this poll

Yes
642(100.0%)

On LJ, I...

Am a lurker
8(1.2%)
Mostly lurk but occasionally comment
99(14.8%)
Don’t post in my journal but comment a lot
9(1.3%)
Post infrequently but comment a lot
111(16.6%)
Post regularly and comment
362(54.3%)
Post regularly but rarely comment
78(11.7%)

Do you try to comment on most or every entry on your flist?

Yes
46(6.8%)
No
167(24.8%)
Only those that interest me
346(51.3%)
No, but I will usually comment on entries made by my good friends
115(17.1%)

Do you friend everyone back who friends you?

Yes and I always will
82(12.3%)
No and I never have
323(48.6%)
Yes and I will until my flist becomes unmanageable
124(18.6%)
No but I used to until my flist became too big
136(20.5%)

Do you monitor who friends you?

Yes, I check my user info every day
87(12.9%)
Yes, LJ emails me when someone friends me
368(54.6%)
I notice when someone new starts commenting in my journal
127(18.8%)
No
92(13.6%)

Do you monitor who defriends you?

Yes, I check my user info every day
28(4.1%)
Yes, I check periodically
254(37.6%)
Yes, I use joule to monitor it
69(10.2%)
No, I don’t notice
246(36.4%)

If a person doesn’t friend everyone back, does it colour your opinion of them?

Yes, negatively
35(5.2%)
Yes, positively
13(1.9%)
No
484(72.3%)
It used to but not anymore
137(20.5%)

If you friend someone and they don’t friend you back, do you mind?

Yes
62(9.2%)
No
239(35.5%)
No, unless I comment a lot and we get on well
373(55.3%)

Would you rather be friended back and then filtered out of someone’s reading list, or not friended back at all?

Filtered out
213(32.5%)
Not friended back
443(67.5%)

Do you read everyone on your flist?

Yes
472(70.2%)
No
200(29.8%)

Do you read on filters?

Yes
174(25.8%)
No
236(35.0%)
No, but I skim-read/skip a lot of posts
264(39.2%)

Only answer this if you do not automatically friend back: If someone friends you, what will make you friend them back?

They comment a lot in your journal
1(0.2%)
You have lots of friends in common
0(0.0%)
Their journal is interesting/entertaining
34(6.6%)
They seem like a nice person
2(0.4%)
You share lots of common interests
5(1.0%)
You instantly like them
0(0.0%)
You asked around and people you trust vouched for them
0(0.0%)
They pressured you into it by asking you directly to friend them back
0(0.0%)
They have large friend-of lists so must be awesome
0(0.0%)
Other (see my answer in the comments)
10(1.9%)

What will make you defriend someone?

They offend you repeatedly
35(5.3%)
Your interests change to the point where you have nothing fannish left in common
24(3.6%)
You find them dull/annoying/you dislike them
20(3.0%)
You never communicated with each other (i.e. they never commented in your journal and vice versa)
8(1.2%)
You fight with them
2(0.3%)
They're good friends with someone you've fallen out with
0(0.0%)
They defriend you
20(3.0%)
Other (see my answer in the comments)
15(2.3%)

Does it hurt your feelings when someone defriends you?

Yes, always
40(6.0%)
No, never
76(11.3%)
Yes, but only if we were “mutual friends”
92(13.7%)
No, unless I considered us friends
464(69.0%)

Do you consider the people on your flist to be friends?

Yes, all of them
48(7.2%)
No, my flist is just a reading list
80(11.9%)
Some of them
543(80.9%)

Do you like everyone on your flist?

Yes
367(54.9%)
No
301(45.1%)

Are there people on your flist that you dislike/hate?

Yes
164(24.4%)
No
508(75.6%)

If yes, why don’t you defriend them?

To avoid drama
82(47.1%)
I find defriending people difficult because I hate people defriending me
16(9.2%)
I like having access to their locked/filtered posts
22(12.6%)
I love to hate people
3(1.7%)

Do you judge people by their icons?

Yes
267(39.6%)
No
407(60.4%)

Does a person’s icons play any part in your decision to friend them?

Yes
23(3.4%)
No
400(59.3%)
Sometimes
251(37.2%)

Do you judge people by their username?

Yes
218(32.3%)
No
456(67.7%)

Does a person’s username play any part in your decision to friend them?

Yes
14(2.1%)
No
491(73.0%)
Sometimes
168(25.0%)

Are you comfortable friending people you haven’t met?

Yes
465(69.2%)
No
16(2.4%)
It depends on the person
191(28.4%)

Are you comfortable commenting in a person’s journal for the first time?

Yes
305(45.2%)
No
61(9.0%)
It depends on the person
292(43.3%)
Only if I know they will definitely respond to my comment
17(2.5%)

If you see that someone doesn’t automatically friend back (either they mention it in their “friending policy” or it’s obvious by the size of their friend-of list), will it effect your decision to friend them?

Yes, I am less likely to friend them
76(11.3%)
No, if I want to read their journal, it won’t matter to me whether they friend me back
521(77.4%)
I will still friend them with the hope that they will friend me back, and if they don’t, I may defriend them
76(11.3%)

Do you hunt for people to friend?

Yes
59(8.8%)
No
611(91.2%)

Are you more or less likely to friend people with large friend-of lists?

More likely
35(5.2%)
Less likely
68(10.1%)
It makes no difference to me
571(84.7%)

Does how popular a person seems to be (they might regularly get a lot of comments for instance) affect your decision to friend them?

Yes, it makes me more likely to friend them
46(6.8%)
Yes, it makes me less likely to friend them
63(9.4%)
No, I don’t pay attention to that
564(83.8%)

Does a person’s mutual friends affect your decision to friend them?

Yes. If they’re friends with people I hate, I’m less likely to friend them
47(7.0%)
Yes. If they’re friends with people I like, I am more likely to friend them
242(36.0%)
No
270(40.1%)

Tick any of the following things that would make you think twice before friending somebody:

They post several times a day
1(0.2%)
Lots of short, pointless entries
17(2.8%)
They post lots of memes outside a cut
44(7.3%)
Lots of tl;dr entries
4(0.7%)
Lots of real life posts
4(0.7%)
Insane shipping
8(1.3%)
Insane devotion to fictional characters/the actors who play them
3(0.5%)
Too much squee
1(0.2%)
Too much meta
0(0.0%)
Constant mentions of their close friends in posts
7(1.2%)
When someone tells you they’ve friended you
0(0.0%)
When someone asks to friend you
2(0.3%)
When someone asks you to friend them back
10(1.7%)


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