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Friends-only entries

A while back on IRC, someone said something along the lines of "people who post friends-only entries are self-important and pretentious".

That got me thinking... there are probably many reasons why people choose to post things friends-only. I thought I'd make a poll to find out.

I can imagine that people might not want to have everyone else know why they choose to post friends-only entries, so I'm making answers visible to "none". However, I left a question in the poll "Is it OK if I announce your answers by name?"; if you answer "Yes" or "Only if it's a friends-only post" to that, then I may give your answers in a future post. Then those who don't mind if others know their reasons can choose "Yes" and those who would prefer otherwise can choose "No"; then random people will only see the aggregate statistics but who chose what.

Update: Answers are revealed in a new post I made, together with a brief analysis.

Poll #114808 friendsonly

How much of your journal is Friends-only (in percent)? (Please choose "10" for less than 10%, including 0)

Mean: 36.84 Median: 20 Std. Dev 35.70
10
9(47.4%)
20
4(21.1%)
30
0(0.0%)
40
0(0.0%)
50
0(0.0%)
60
0(0.0%)
70
1(5.3%)
80
1(5.3%)
90
2(10.5%)
100
2(10.5%)

Why do you make friends-only posts?

When they're too boring for "random people"
0(0.0%)
Because I like to know who reads my journal
1(5.9%)
When it's a sensitive subject that I don't want everyone to know
5(29.4%)
When I talk about my feelings
0(0.0%)
Because I'm paranoid.
0(0.0%)
Other reasons
1(5.9%)

Other reasons?

Do you use custom friend groups to control who can read certain friends-only posts?

Yes
10(55.6%)
No
8(44.4%)

If so, how many such custom friends groups do you use?

None
7(41.2%)
1
3(17.6%)
2
3(17.6%)
3-5
4(23.5%)
6-10
0(0.0%)
11-20
0(0.0%)
More than 20
0(0.0%)

How much of your journal is private? (in percent)

0
8(44.4%)
1-5 (1 entry in 20, or less)
8(44.4%)
6-10 (1 entry in 20 to 1 entry in 10)
2(11.1%)
11-20 (1 entry in 10 to 1 entry in 5)
0(0.0%)
21-50 (1 entry in 5 to 1 entry in 2)
0(0.0%)
51-90 (most of them)
0(0.0%)
91-99 (practically all of them)
0(0.0%)
100 (No-one else can read my journal)
0(0.0%)

Is it OK if I announce your answers by name in a separate post? (See beginning of this entry for an explanation.)

Yes
15(83.3%)
Only if it's a friends-only post
0(0.0%)
No
3(16.7%)

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