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04 November 2008 @ 07:06 pm
Administrative: Opt-in Filters  
Sorry, non-earthling filter people! I accidentally posted the earthling voting story unlocked. Which makes this a good time to do some housekeeping, I think.

Almost a year ago, I ran a poll asking people if they wanted to be on my pregnancy filter. That filter became, in the fullness of time, the baby filter. And it's been a while since I asked if people wanted to be on it (it's totally opt-in, and anyone who has me friended (for ease of adding) can be on it; I just don't want to clutter people's friends lists with pictures of my kid unless that's what they want). Or off it.

So. To save my sanity, I'm reinserting that old poll. If you've already taken it, you're already on the earthling filter. (Unless you haven't been seeing the posts, in which case there's some kind of administrative error on my part. Please comment and say so!) If you want to be on the earthling filter and you're not, the way ahead of you is clear.

Poll #1097994 Future Earthling Filter Opt-in

Do you want to be on the pregnancy (and result-of-pregnancy) filter?

Yes. Sign me up!
991(98.9%)
Oops. I didn't mean to click. Don't sign me up.
11(1.1%)


But perhaps you are on the earthling filter and wish you were not! If so, this poll is for you:

Poll #1291677 Earthling filter opt-out

Do you want off the earthling filter?

Yes. Please take me off!
5(100.0%)
 
 
 
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tried to eat the safe banana: earthling hey babythefourthvine on November 8th, 2008 05:24 am (UTC)
Thanks for wanting to be on the filter! Which you now are. *g*
Caminando, desaparezcomargueritem on November 5th, 2008 03:20 am (UTC)
The post is still unlocked? Or at least, it still show up on my flist.
tried to eat the safe banana: earthling hey babythefourthvine on November 8th, 2008 05:25 am (UTC)
Yeah, it is. Sorry! But I always feel weird locking something that was unlocked before - I feel like I'm doing some kind of now-you-see-it-now-you-don't thing. So I will probably leave it unlocked unless it really gets on people's nerves.
JoAnnjoannindiw on November 5th, 2008 03:32 am (UTC)
I *love* your Earthling posts.
tried to eat the safe banana: earthling squeethefourthvine on November 8th, 2008 05:25 am (UTC)
*beams* Thank you!
the pirate queen of norwayashkitty on November 5th, 2008 03:46 am (UTC)
Not at all--I love the earthling posts!
tried to eat the safe banana: earthling squeethefourthvine on November 8th, 2008 05:25 am (UTC)
Thank you! Opting out is totally optional. *g*
_medley_: martha by suicide_bee_medley_ on November 5th, 2008 04:20 am (UTC)
I feel a little funny asking to be on the Earthling filter, because I feel like I haven't commented in your journal in forever, but my flist totally needs more cute babies on it, so. Please and thank you. :)
tried to eat the safe banana: earthling squeethefourthvine on November 8th, 2008 05:28 am (UTC)
You're on! And, truly, you aren't required to comment - I love hearing from people, but I'm the world's worst commenter myself. I know that sometimes people just aren't in the right mindset to comment. So no need to feel funny. I mean, I have the filter because I want to show off my kid. Thanks for wanting to see him!
Cassandra: enemy of humanitygeekturnedvamp on November 5th, 2008 04:30 am (UTC)
I haven't commented in like, ever, either, but I adore the Earthling filter and think you should turn it into a book.
laurajacquez on November 5th, 2008 05:06 am (UTC)
seconded! the posts are HILARIOUS.

...also they have completely terrified me about medical interventionism, but that is a TOTALLY DIFFERENT STORY. *builds barricades around uterus and eyes medical establishment suspiciously*
(no subject) - thefourthvine on November 8th, 2008 05:34 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - thefourthvine on November 8th, 2008 05:29 am (UTC) (Expand)
lazy_neutrinolazy_neutrino on November 5th, 2008 06:49 am (UTC)
Off the Earthling filter? NEVER! When President-Elect Earthling comes to pass, I want to be able to say I was there from the beginning.
tried to eat the safe banana: earthling squeethefourthvine on November 8th, 2008 05:37 am (UTC)
...Oh, god. I just realized that in thirty years we'll have candidates whose mothers were BLOGGERS. We'll be able to read old posts about our senator's POTTY TRAINING.

*shivers*

(On the other hand, the humorists will be in such luck. So it won't be all bad.)
(Anonymous) on November 5th, 2008 07:18 am (UTC)
So do you have to re-sign up?
tried to eat the safe banana: earthling hey babythefourthvine on November 8th, 2008 05:37 am (UTC)
Nope! I won't be taking anyone off who doesn't ask to get off, so if you're on, no need to take it!
Red for Pleasure Liveshusu on November 5th, 2008 11:38 am (UTC)
i am flummoxed by eljay
It says I have taken the survey, but I have not! *clicks at it futilely* Yes please sign me up! The earthling is mesmerizing.
tried to eat the safe banana: I sleep with computers.thefourthvine on November 8th, 2008 05:41 am (UTC)
Re: i am flummoxed by eljay
I am likewise flummoxed, for my manage friends groups box tells me you are already in the filter. But apparently you aren't seeing the posts? Hmmm.

Can you see the stuff here? If so, then you're definitely on the filter, and we just have to solve the mystery of the disappearing posts.

...What we need is Nancy Drew. Does she have an LJ? *g*
boogieshoesboogieshoes on November 5th, 2008 02:01 pm (UTC)
i love the earthling posts - they always make me smile, even when i'm having blue spots like the past few days. ::carefully hugs TFV, BB, and Earthling::

-bs
tried to eat the safe banana: earthling hey babythefourthvine on November 8th, 2008 05:41 am (UTC)
Sorry your last few days have been blue. And I'm glad the earthling can cheer you up! *many hugs in return*
Rosfoi_nefaste on November 5th, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
You write very well, and parents like you tend to help my faith in humanity. I'd love to read more. :)
tried to eat the safe banana: earthling squeethefourthvine on November 8th, 2008 05:42 am (UTC)
Thank you! And you're on the filter. But. Um. I can't promise I will actually help your faith in humanity. I tend to focus more on the laughing at humanity aspect of things. *g*
Professor Liddle-Oldmanliddle_oldman on November 5th, 2008 04:49 pm (UTC)
I want to be on all filters! Really!
tried to eat the safe banana: earthling hey babythefourthvine on November 8th, 2008 05:44 am (UTC)
But of course! *sets up several new filters for the sole purpose of including you*
(no subject) - liddle_oldman on November 18th, 2008 03:16 am (UTC) (Expand)
Nicolesojourner_cries on November 6th, 2008 12:56 am (UTC)
I'd love to read more, as well :) .
tried to eat the safe banana: earthling squeethefourthvine on November 8th, 2008 05:44 am (UTC)
Awesome! You're on the filter.
(no subject) - sojourner_cries on November 10th, 2008 02:49 am (UTC) (Expand)
Suzume Torisuzume_tori on November 6th, 2008 03:47 am (UTC)
Can I be added to the earthling filter? Saw the one picture that got out of the filter and -- oh my GOSH, what a cute baby~~~ so now I am here begging to be put on the filter to see more. (sdfjkfj babies with their cute cute big eyes and their tiny noses TT___TT)
tried to eat the safe banana: earthling hey babythefourthvine on November 8th, 2008 06:01 am (UTC)
You are added! And no begging necessary - I made the filter because I want to show off my kid. So thank you for wanting to see him! (And if you want to see a LOT of him, there's always the Flickr account, too.)
(no subject) - suzume_tori on November 8th, 2008 07:28 am (UTC) (Expand)
xnicholle on November 6th, 2008 07:17 pm (UTC)
I'd love to be added! I'm not sure if I comment much or ever, but I enjoy your recs, and after seeing your baby-voting post I enjoy looking at your little bundle of cute!
tried to eat the safe banana: earthling squeethefourthvine on November 8th, 2008 06:02 am (UTC)
You are added! And there's no comment requirement - I love getting them (it's nice to know people are out there!), but I am the world's worst commenter, so I know that sometimes commenting just doesn't happen. You are welcome on the filter whether you comment or not!