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Pet Peeve of the Day / PSA

Dear “Get the fuck out of my LJ”-sayers,

There is a rule, and it says “Your LiveJournal is a public journal by default.”  If you want your LJ to be a private space (like you do), by all means make it friends-only; until then, shut the fuck up and suck it up that strangers may eventually stumble upon your LJ, leave comments, or initiate various forms of relationship with your “friends” without you in between them.

You see, there's this thing called “free will.”  It's not just you that have it.  Your friends do.  Strangers do too.  So stop thinking strangers invade your “privacy” if they start talking to each other through your LJ.  They do not require your authorization to do so.  Just suck it up, and STFU.  Or make your LJ friends-only.  Worried the “OMG this journal is friends-only, ask me to add you” post would make you look uncool?  Suck it up too, because that's a price you have to pay.

Just remember, whining about such things only makes you a tantrum-throwing crybaby.

Hope this helps (you grow up),

P.S.  *sigh* This is what I get for deciding to try the “Latest Posts” ] feature on the front page, which, given the vast number of LJ users, essentially serves as a “Jump to a random LJ” feature.


Whoa. What the hell? People say that type of things on LJ? Usually, things like that would only occur on public forums and myspace.

I do agree. It looks unprofessional for someone to say "stay out of my LJ." It was better NOT posted in the first place than to have someone barge in the LJ...or like mentioned have some restrictions on the post itself to priveledged users.

Then again, if people start saying that "Person A is sleeping with Person B", spread rumors about people, or anything that's none of their business to begin with on their own LJ (public entry) rather than Person A or B posting it about themselves, then that's a different story.
I agree, that's a big personal conflict I have.

I like to be a completely open person, who doesn't keep any secrets about myself and is very honest with others... but then people start telling me their secrets, or get me involved in things that focus around others... and all of a sudden, I can't even talk about myself anymore.

It's really hard to balance being honest with being sincere...