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Unwatch Journals

Arshes Nei

Masticates in Public
Please, is there a way to unwatch journals? Some people I like their art, but they post too many journals. It would be greatly appreciated. I guess it's for Ferrox but allowing the ability to check off "do not alert" when you edit a journal would be good too.

Thank you.
 

Alchera

Member
I was wondering about this as well. We should have an option for journals. When we watch someone, I think we should be given an option of whether or not we watch the journal entries. I swear, I see more of them than submissions most of the time.
 
I've never really thought about this, but I agree that it is a good idea. When you +watch someone, it it would be nice if it let you decide whether to watch their submissions only, journals only, or both.
 
I've thought it might be a nice feature, too. The only "problem" is that some people might not like having only their art watched and not their journal, because that suggests that the people watching them only want eye candy and don't want to know the person behind the art...in essense, the same way one would treat a hooker--don't get to know them, just use them to get yourself off. I think, though, that this would be more of a minor thing, since a) people should get over themselves and learn to appreciate the people that appreciate them and not just their art, and b) if someone wants to be a more distant voyeur, that's their prerogative, and I personally don't feel that someone's right to be closed off from the artists whose work they like should be denied, even if it does hurt someone's feelings. People get their feelings hurt all the time in this world, anyway, so people should just learn to deal.
 

Arshes Nei

Masticates in Public
Malcolm the Bear said:
I've thought it might be a nice feature, too. The only "problem" is that some people might not like having only their art watched and not their journal, because that suggests that the people watching them only want eye candy and don't want to know the person behind the art...in essense, the same way one would treat a hooker--don't get to know them, just use them to get yourself off. I think, though, that this would be more of a minor thing, since a) people should get over themselves and learn to appreciate the people that appreciate them and not just their art, and b) if someone wants to be a more distant voyeur, that's their prerogative, and I personally don't feel that someone's right to be closed off from the artists whose work they like should be denied, even if it does hurt someone's feelings. People get their feelings hurt all the time in this world, anyway, so people should just learn to deal.

If people are worried about that then it's a very sad world we live in. Quite frankly I remember people looking at my art before social networking took place. You know, back then a person had...I dunno, websites. I think it's also rather arrogant to think that just because we draw everyone is interested in every minor detail and spam we post up on a journal. I know many are not and I frankly don't care if someone just watches me for art, and doesn't care about my journal.

To phrase it like that is looking way too hard into the issue. Like I said it's an arrogance factor to think that just because someone likes looking at the art, and not the journals that they're treating me like a "hooker" I mean I don't even draw that much porn so the "Getting off" factor isn't really there anyways.
 

badkittyamy

Member
i agree, i don't really think you need to know the artist to appreciate their artwork. I know it sounds bad but -shrugs- i really don't want to know what x artist did yesterday and if their birthday is tomorrow. They're an artist i enjoy looking at their art not my friend. I know nothing about Luis Royo should I have to to appreciate his art?
 

Arshes Nei

Masticates in Public
With all the drama going on I wanna bump this thread because geeze. Too much damn spam from it.
 

Emerson

FYI I am a SPY.
Yeah, really. This feature would rock. Last week was the "I'm Leaving" journals, this week is "I'm seriously leaving here I go", and it's only a matter of time before the "I'm Back!" journals start.
 

Aikon

Member
I'm for this option as well, journals are too easily abused.
 

Kompy

New Member
I regret not seeing this thread sooner...but yes, for the love of sani8ty, please let me unwatch journals! The current wank wouldn't leave as physically ill if it wasn't for everyone and their mothers doing play by plays of how very SLOWLY they are leaving Fur Affinity!

*sigh* But even if there was no wank, I'd want this dealt with. I don't care if no one ever reads what I say (no one does anyway), but please don't make me have to care in return. Sometimes just reading a title is enough to drive one nuts.
 

vashdragon

Member
I agree, this would be an awesome feature. I mean i watch a lot of people, and a lot of them are artists i like to watch progress and improve, but a lot of people have very emotional journals. And honestly it wouldnt be all that bad... if i didnt get like a hundred new journals a day. I dont have that kinda time to read. Id rather just watch the journals of my personal friends and check journals manually... but i dunno.

All in all the feature would be nice whether i really used it or not.
 

grizzlelvr

New Member
I agree! Some people do post journals way too often (more often than they post art!!) It would be a nice option.
 

Armaetus

Nazis, Communists and Antifa don't belong on FA
I am for this because of all these stupid memes flooding my journal inbox and is annoying when I just want to read a LEGIT journal entry.
 

uncia2000

Member
As has been witnessed, /anyone/ can post a "meme".
To provide community members with the functionality to decide whether to cease watching that user's future journals whilst continuing to watch their submissions would still appear to be positive empowerment even if the net effect is also to not receive journals that would be of interest.
Providing more watch control has to be a "good idea" regardless of that, IMO.
 

Arshes Nei

Masticates in Public
Haha a blog filter, so you can block "meme" out if people tag it XD
 

nobuyuki

Member
how about we just have a meme filter for journals instead :V

seriously, cause, I only use my journal for important news. Like chuck norris.
 

Thrivis

New Member
Arshes Nei said:
Haha a blog filter, so you can block "meme" out if people tag it XD

Filters would be awesome in general.

Not only to filter out memes and other "fluff," but perhaps this could work in reverse? Filter all BUT one tag? Like say... Filter out everything but Trades or something to read entries only about their trade status. Or only journal entries about how class is going.

Um, k, now I'm babbling. ^^;
 

uncia2000

Member
Thrivis said:
Not only to filter out memes and other "fluff," but perhaps this could work in reverse? Filter all BUT one tag? Like say... Filter out everything but Trades or something to read entries only about their trade status. Or only journal entries about how class is going.

Um, k, now I'm babbling. ^^;

*chuckles* Only if you say you are, Thrivis.

One-off simple or complex searches would probably be adequate for most of those since the percentage of returns is going to be low enough to ensure that traffic from a given number of watches (100, say) is not far off zero on a weekly basis and thus probably not worth "watching for" in its own right.

(If I interpret your stated intention correctly).
 

hypr

Member
Seems like an interesting idea, I know I have someone watching me and me watching him and he posts quite a few journals a day
 

FreakyLynx

New Member
Yeah, some people seem to use this journal features as if it were "live"journal feature. I don't mind if someone posts many insightful or interesting entries about their art or life but seriously, most of what is posted is garbage - and that's not even getting into when a stupid meme suddenly spreads like wildfire across your watch list.
 

Arshes Nei

Masticates in Public
FreakyLynx said:
Yeah, some people seem to use this journal features as if it were "live"journal feature. I don't mind if someone posts many insightful or interesting entries about their art or life but seriously, most of what is posted is garbage - and that's not even getting into when a stupid meme suddenly spreads like wildfire across your watch list.

The sad part is livejournal entries tend to be more interesting than the vapid crap showing up on the journal list. The solicitation memes are really mind boggling :/
 

Arshes Nei

Masticates in Public
Bumping for great justice!
 

WHPellic

Member
I agree that this would be a good solution. Especially for those who do great art, but have issues that they take out on their watchers.
 

okelokey

Member
I'd really like the ability to unwatch journals. A person I watch posts more journals than finished art/writing. And while I like and read their actual works of fiction, I'm not all that interested in their journals. So it irritates me to get a notification just to see it is yet another journal post.
 
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