Monthly Archives: July 2013

Lost in Wonderland: On Filters

After a lot of thought, I have decided to make my journal semi-public, though if I sense that there are problems with that, I will immediately revert to registered users only, with approved access. What this means is I will grant access to my journal to almost everyone. In this case, I felt it was only appropriate to describe the types of filters I have and whether they are opt-in or opt-out. If you’re unsure as to what those terms may mean, I have described them below.

  • Opt-In: These are filters were you will have to request to be added into if you aren’t already on these types of filters. I will be very selective of the people that I add to these types of filters as this is generally were a large majority of my more personal posts will be found.
  • Opt-Out: These are filters were every person registered or non-register will have access to. For the most part these will contain a lot of my generalized posts which includes but is not limited to fandoms. If you do not want to be on a filter associated with this term then you must request to be taken off.

Now that I have described the differences between opting-in and opting-out of filters, below are the current filters I have. These lists will grow continuously as I begin to write on more subjects, people, places, things, etc.

Opt-Out Filters
Below you will find all filters that you may choose to opt-out of. Again, this list will grow so it is up to you as as subscriber to pay attention and to request you be removed if you do not want to read on particular posts.

  • General
  • General Rants
  • Fandoms
  • Geekery
  • Photography

Opt-In Filters
Below you will find all the filters that you may choose to opt-in to, if you have not already been added to those filters. Keep in mind that these are the majority of my personal posts, so if I know you in real life, do not really know you as an online contact, or don’t trust you, you will not be considered for any of the filters below, depending on the filter.

  • Contact Info
  • Relationships
  • Sexuality
  • Marriage
  • Insecurities
  • IRL Rants
  • Debauchery
  • Work

If you have any questions, regarding my filters or my filtering policy, please do not hesitate to ask.

Lay of the Land

The majority of my entries will be semi-public.  The rest of the entries will be placed under a filter depending on the subject.  If you are interested or even insistent on registering– the best advice I have for you is to read the following:

& Registration
Anyone is welcome to register, however, not everyone will gain access to all of my content.

& Content
» I post a substantial amount of real life stuff alongside an even more substantial amount of fandom related posts.

  • The fandoms receiving the most spamtime at the moment are Grey’s Anatomy, Bones, Scandal, So You Think You Can Dance, Supernatural, True Blood, Teen Wolf, The Big Bang Theory, Sims 3, Guild Wars 2, Neverwinter, TERA, etc., etc. I may also talk about other things I am interested in from time to time.

» I rant a lot. I’m one of those people who like to get things out so she doesn’t explode. You are free to ignore any posts that involve me ranting and not making sense.

» I am a cutter and tagger. This ensures your web browsers aren’t spammed by large pictures or long posts that may only interest very few people. It also ensures posts on similar subjects are easy to find.

» Locked posts will contain more specific information of those involved in my life and a lot more personal information.  Unlocked posts will be generalized ramblings of every day annoyances and life activities.

& Filters
» Now I understand that not everyone will enjoy reading some of my entries so I do make a point to filter some of my content.

» My access filters are always opt-out and rarely opt-in.  What this means is if there is content that you do not wish to read, I will always respect that decision and take the time to filter you out, as long as you take the time to let me know.

» On the other hand if there is content that I write that you do wish to read, ask me and I will consider if I am comfortable enough to allow you access to that filter.

» Some of the topics I will write about are as follows:

  • Relationships, specifically my marriage
  • Friendships
  • Family
  • Sexuality
  • Electronics
  • Plug whoring
  • Fandoms

That is the basic summary of my filtering, though I do have very specific filters for very specific purposes/people in which only a select few may be granted access to those filters, where as a large amount of people will be granted access to several others.  If there are specific topics you do not or do wish to have access to, please state so below and depending on the topic I will either grant or refuse access to that filter.  To read more on my filters, please click here.

& Commenting
» I’m a serial commenter. I will comment on anything that appeals to me or anything I feel I can help with. Please don’t be offended if I don’t comment on something or don’t reply to your comments. I do try!