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Just for you information, I never make a screened comment if I can help it. I sometimes make an exception for unhappy people asking for advice, but certainly not for a meme. If I accidently answer something and then see it will be screened I feel cheated and sometimes quite angry. I don't quite know why that is, and I don't want to blame people for screening comments, but does anyone else feel like this? Does it even make any sense?
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posted by [personal profile] djm4 at 12:03pm on 15/02/2005
Actually, yes, I feel the same way, but I'm not at all sure that's logical or fair. I think it's an 'unexpected behaviour other than the default' thing; I have no problem at all if I've been warned in advance that it was going to happen.

Did you originally mention that you were screening comments to your lyrics quiz, by the way?
posted by [identity profile] purplerabbits.livejournal.com at 12:16pm on 15/02/2005
Yes I did. I think screening for the purpose of a quiz is also OK, and it's clear comments will be unscreened. It's certainly the only time I do it...
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posted by [personal profile] djm4 at 12:31pm on 15/02/2005
I suspected it had, but missed it when I commented. I tend to regard screening quiz answers as an acceptable default, though.
posted by [identity profile] ciphergoth.livejournal.com at 12:23pm on 15/02/2005
Yes, but I didn't notice until after I submitted. I think that's a good use of screening, but more prominence would be welcome.

The comment entry box tells you when your comment will be screened, but it doesn't make it very prominent. A bit of JavaScript that read the current status of what user you're posting as, and put a warning in big bold letters, would be a welcome addition. Also, the clever pop-in JavaScript comment box doesn't warn you at all AFAICT.

Until then, please say if comments are screened

in big bold letters!
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posted by [personal profile] adjectivegail at 12:04pm on 15/02/2005
Ummm... I suppose it would have to do with how you use LJ and how you think about it? Some people see it as quite a public place and others less so... It's difficult for me to do more than hazard a guess though really, since I'm quite opposite - depending on what I'm going to say there are definitely some times when I'd prefer a comment to be invisible to the masses. Of course, one could argue that I should then take the conversation to email or something, but I like the threading of LJ comments and it often just doesn't feel the same in email.

Occasionally [livejournal.com profile] duranorak and I post things that only the other one of us can see, and then have a conversation in comments. I don't konw why this is more comfortable than email, but sometimes it is...
posted by [identity profile] figg.livejournal.com at 12:14pm on 15/02/2005
The last time I screened comments was I wasn't comfortable having comments about my life, and my problems visible. I don't like the idea that everything in my life is up for debate.

So when I'm unsure of the replies and their nature - I screen them. (I usually unscreen them later, and I have on the last one.)

I should warn people when I'm doing this, and I will in future.
posted by [identity profile] purplerabbits.livejournal.com at 12:17pm on 15/02/2005
Yes, I thought what you did was fine, which was why I commented, but LJ doesn't flag up screening as much as I'd like so I'd prefer if people mentioned it.
posted by [identity profile] figg.livejournal.com at 12:15pm on 15/02/2005
Should of read "Up for debate in a public forum". I'd rather screen comments than have to lock posts.
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posted by [identity profile] skibbley.livejournal.com at 12:40pm on 15/02/2005
I'm quite thoughtful about where I write. Would it be better as a face-to-face conversation, personal email, a closed list email, an LJ comment, a BCN article, a letter to a national paper etc.? (This also means I sometimes end up stuck and not writing at all.)

I do like to know how public what I write will be and what audience it will go to. Part of this is me being very private or wanting to keep control in some ways. Part of it is an outness / activism thing. It does annoy me if my expectations turn out to be incorrect.

I also get miffed by other people's writing going to less appropriate places than it could. This feels like it is for different reasons. I'm in general quite critical of structures that push people into doing things in particular ways. This contradicts the way I push myself internally to do things the "right way" and annoyance I get when groups I care about as community do things I think could be better structured.

A long way of replying "Yes, and yes."
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posted by [personal profile] booklectica at 01:02pm on 15/02/2005
I prefer non-screened comments for the simple reason that I like reading what other people have to say. :) I prefer polls where I can see the results, for the same reason. LJ is basically a social medium (IMO) and I like things that keep it like that.

But am not especially bothered either way.
posted by [identity profile] trishpiglet.livejournal.com at 04:27pm on 15/02/2005
I often use comment-screening - generally in posts to filter groups about health things or SM things.
I hope I make it clear enough, when I make posts where comments will be screened, that comments will be screened. Usually it's so people can have the option of replying just to me or to everyone else who can also see the post in question.

If I don't make it clear enough, please do let me know.
posted by [identity profile] griffen.livejournal.com at 05:06pm on 15/02/2005
I don't mind it. I think that some people need to have that kind of control over their own journals; why should it annoy me? *shrug*
posted by [identity profile] swiftangel.livejournal.com at 09:39pm on 15/02/2005
I don't mind it, largely because I had my journal set to screen as default for a long time because of a stalker. But I think I can see where you're coming from. I mean, silly to comment on a post if no one is allowed to see what you've said. :)