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Fighting with Technology 
11th-Sep-2006 10:47 am
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Still new to this. Was thinking about adding one friend a day, just to keep it down to a not-too unmanageable list.

But then I thought "but what of... and what of ..." and I added about a dozen folks.

And most of them showed up on the friends list.

Then I tried to add someone whose page looked different, and the links I'd gotten used to weren't there. But I found another way to do it, I thought... but he didn't appear -- and his postings weren't on my "friends" page.

Huh? Then I realized that someone I'd added yesterday also hadn't appeared.

Looked at the faqs. I think they said that *everyone* was allowed something like 750 "Friends" -- and here I am at 9, so I shouldn't have hit a limit.

Added another woman, and she didn't appear either. Hmph.

Played around a bit more, and found yet a third way to add people. Went back to the first 2 of those -- and the message was that they already were friends.

And the message said that if I clicked on the "here's your friends page" link, I could see their posts. Nope.

I hate it when computers lie to me
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11th-Sep-2006 03:54 pm (UTC)
I have a Friend's Group set up named "Default Group" (or Default View, I can't remember.) After adding a new friend, I have to add them to that group so they show up when I read my Friend's List. It might be something similar.

Welcome to the fray!
11th-Sep-2006 05:07 pm (UTC) - Working now
Thanks for the message -- good to hear from you.

As a windows user ;-) I had already logged out and logged back in several times.

What I'd not tried was hitting "reload" after re-logging in. (For some reason I thought I really shouldn't need to. Don't know why I finally tried that!) Some stupid persistent cookie thing, probably. Usually I deny cookies totally, but it seemed that this site would be too cumbersome if I was going to fight that battle.
11th-Sep-2006 08:19 pm (UTC) - Re: Working now
I believe that's a web browser issue dealing with "Internet Cache." I had to tell Internet Explorer (Tools --> Internet Options --> something) to reload each page and not pull it from cache.

However, I now use Firefox. Whether Firefox is smart enough to do that each time or if I told it to, I can't remember. Glad it's working now. :)
11th-Sep-2006 08:53 pm (UTC) - Re: Working now
Me too. I am using Opera -- and either I upgraded and it lost all of my settings since when I set it up originally, or some one/thing else made mods.

Heh... I figured that if I complained about it not working that that would be enough. Murphy's law and all.
11th-Sep-2006 10:35 pm (UTC)
Hey there!

Hee hee hee hee hee hee!
11th-Sep-2006 10:52 pm (UTC)
You'll do fine. :) I have no doubt. And, hi! Welcome! Hugs!
12th-Sep-2006 02:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks for all.
11th-Sep-2006 10:57 pm (UTC)
Erm - maybe those people wrote "friends locked" entries, which means THEY would have to friend you first, otherwise you won't be able to read their stuff...?
(I'm here via Joey's journal; sorry for wisecracking... :o)
12th-Sep-2006 02:33 pm (UTC) - Friends-locked?
Well, I'd been to the sites and seen that there was stuff there, so was surprised that these people didn't even show up on my friends page (or in the friends list on my main page). And while I may believe many impossible things regularly, I didn't think that they had *all* noticed I was looking, and locked their stuff in the moments between when I friended them and when I checked.

(You can wisecrack, I can take you literally!)
12th-Sep-2006 03:00 pm (UTC) - Re: Friends-locked?
Hmmmmm... that's odd indeed.

The only other explanation I could think of would be that they "backdated" their entries. That means that if you either want to write an entry for a day already past or maybe one up front for a future date you check the "backdate entry" box and change the date into the one you want the post to be issued. But by that the post won't be on the flists... But people don't do that very often.

So I guess it really might have been a bug... :oD
11th-Sep-2006 11:19 pm (UTC)
Welcome to the time sink!

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12th-Sep-2006 03:00 am (UTC) - Welcome to the Borg... er, Live Journal...
If this is the M. Bumby that I think it is, Welcome!

If this is not the M. Bumby that I think it is, Welcome anyway.
12th-Sep-2006 02:40 pm (UTC) - Re: Welcome to the Borg... er, Live Journal...
Yep, it's me. Thanks and Hi.
13th-Sep-2006 09:01 am (UTC)
Hiya! Welcome! *waves'n hugs*
13th-Sep-2006 03:34 pm (UTC) - Hullo
Hi Katy -- Thanks -- and MANY congratulations.
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