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07 March 2007 @ 09:58 am
 
For those of you that don't read news I thought I post this here as well:

Go Forth And Friend
Some of the database improvements we've been making have finally allowed us to up some of our limits! Starting immediately, we've raised the friend limit from 750 friends to 1000 friends for Basic, Plus, and Early Adopter accounts, and 2000 friends for Paid and Permanent accounts. (That sound you hear right now is fandom and RPG participants shrieking with delight. Hi, guys!)


Here is the news post.
 
 
 
Über Geekwyntermoonwolf on March 7th, 2007 09:13 am (UTC)
I find it hard to comprehend why people would want 2,000 people on their friends list.
qfemaleqfemale on March 7th, 2007 09:16 am (UTC)
I find it hard to comprehend why people would want 750 people on their flist. Personally I never managed more than 100.
Über Geekwyntermoonwolf on March 7th, 2007 09:26 am (UTC)
I start to get iffy at 50.

At 2,000, it's possible that you'll NEVER be able to catch up reading all of your friends list. If you display 20, by the time you read that 20, 40 have been posted.
your friendly neighborhood supercarrot: radioactivecakesupercarrot on March 7th, 2007 03:43 pm (UTC)
that's what filters are for. ;-)
(also some might just not read friends lists. they might just be a one-way type of deal. nothing wrong with that.)
Schneelockeschnee on March 7th, 2007 10:00 am (UTC)
Easy: you want to make your posts readable to a lot of people while still not allowing every random schmuck and search engine to see them (thus not making them public). :)
Über Geekwyntermoonwolf on March 7th, 2007 03:45 pm (UTC)
Ah, now this makes more sense and now I can see why RP'ers are so happy.
Karisu | カリス ("sama" = facetious ^___^)karisu_sama on March 7th, 2007 12:05 pm (UTC)
Ditto. I specifically DO NOT WANT that many people on my friends list. I have under 100, and I already think that 87 is really pushing it.

Once again: LJ IS SOOOOO NOT "MYSPACE".
.kellzilla on March 7th, 2007 05:52 pm (UTC)
Just because you don't use them doesn't mean no one will.
Karisu | カリス ("sama" = facetious ^___^)karisu_sama on March 8th, 2007 12:01 am (UTC)
Ah yes. And in the absence of other context, nothing more than a shrug to me; people who want to be in touch in some manner with thousands of stranger-"friends" can peacefully co-exist alongside those who restrict their friends lists to people they actually know.

However in context of LJ's recent history of trying to change and and gear it as a Myspace-competitor, targeted specifically for a young teenage MySpace-type crowd, while trying to steer everyone else over to (ick) Vox, this move possibly takes on a bit more significance.
Bianca Leenysidra on March 7th, 2007 12:36 pm (UTC)
A community, however, may want 2000 people.
qfemaleqfemale on March 7th, 2007 01:22 pm (UTC)
But that never was a problem for communities, just personal journals.
Mandeemandee on March 16th, 2007 01:37 am (UTC)
Roman Dirges has a livejournal. He tried friending everyone who friended his. Unfortunatly he ran out of "friends space" so he couldn't do it anymore.
Curly Fry and the Tator Totsjaebird on March 7th, 2007 09:20 am (UTC)
I know that lol_comics had that issue recently >_> not enough friends spaces, for those who don't want to make their lj a community
Schneelockeschnee on March 7th, 2007 10:02 am (UTC)
That's neat. Now if only they would get rid of the 500 friends limit for actually displaying your list of friends in your profile...
Cherylcheryln on March 7th, 2007 06:50 pm (UTC)
...or at least make it just a list and not a search with pictures and details when you try to view a complete list.
Schneelockeschnee on March 7th, 2007 07:22 pm (UTC)
Aye - that would help a lot, too.
Charmanderpokecharm on March 7th, 2007 01:37 pm (UTC)
2000? I can barely keep track of 74 :p
qfemale: Rats - Pointyqfemale on March 12th, 2007 01:44 pm (UTC)
I know... I KNOW!
Brian Enigma: Beerbrianenigma on March 7th, 2007 03:31 pm (UTC)
Much like the 50 or 100 or 150 or infinity-plus-one or whatever userpics, this is also a limit so high as to be incomprehensible to me. With the high pic count, I would be hard-pressed to remember what all the pics I had are. With the high user count (heck, even 750), I'd be hard-pressed to remember who everyone is--and more importantly, I would probably have a difficult time keeping up with my friend list without checking in every 3 minutes.

To those that need 2000 LJ friends, I congratulate you. I, for one, am content with the 109 I can already barely keep up with.