1.Your LiveJournal "user name" & what it means:
Duh ... B. Tripp ... which would be Brendan Tripp for anybody who's bothered to look at my info page.
2. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest) how well does your LiveJournal represent who you actually are?
I'd say that was around 9 ... I don't hold a lot back.
3. How much about your life do you post to LJ?
Hmmm ... not that much, actually, since I figure nobody gives a shit about most of my day-to-day stuff, the majority of my posts are more a reflection of what's going on in my head.
4. Is there anything you refuse to post about?
Yeah ... The Wife has insisted that I keep her and The Girls out of it in any detail (since all you internet people are psycho stalkers, ya know).
5. On a scale of 1-10 how interesting do you think your own journal is to others?
Judging from the infrequency of comments to my posts, that's probably a 1 ... although when I get on a roll it might go up to a 5.
6. From who/how did you find out about LJ?
I came in with the ana influx back in May of 2000 (when LJ had a couple of thousand users, as opposed to the nearly a million now).
7. Has anyone ever joined LJ because of you?
A few ... polaris93, edthepagan, donnainokc, plus some "group" journals that I set up like telepathic, processean, and eschatonbooks, none of which really have "kicked in" yet.
8. What proportion of your posts are friends only?
9. What is your favorite interest on LJ?
Ah, hard to say ... I have damn few "interests" listed ... at the moment I'm strongly focused on political issues, though.
10. Has anything on LJ ever caused you to establish, rethink, or even change your belief or position on something?
I suppose so ... I've been in a lot of crunchy philosophical exchanges over the years, some of which have no doubt re-aligned my perspectives on certain topics.
11. How often do you respond to/comment on other peoples' journals?
Constantly ... although, obviously, not on every post I read ... my posted comments run about 4-to-1 over actual posts in my journal.
12. Do you prefer to write in your journal, read other journals?
I'm currently "on a roll" with info about the war, posting several times a day ... but typically I make 1-3 posts a week. I try to keep up with my Friends List (currently at 131 journals) on a daily basis, though, so I guess it would be the latter.
13. Have you ever had something mean said to you or been stalked, harassed, or got into an argument/flame war on LJ (or did it to someone else)?
Oh, yeah ... I've had several long-running feuds here. There are a LOT of shit-heads on LJ who take advantage of the anonymity to be total assholes. I even had one try "identity theft" (creating a journal that was supposedly my corporate site) to post shit. There are certainly about a half a dozen cretins on LJ that I would gladly beat to a bloody pulp with a sledgehammer, given the opportunity!
14. Have you ever banned someone from your journal?
Nope ... fortunately, MOST of my "LJ Wars" happen in the comment sections of other people's journals. I guess mine's too BORING to hold anybody's attention for too long!
15. Who are your favorite LJ friend(s) and why?
That's a tough one ... it really varies post-to-post ... however, I really appreciate those few who regularly take the time to comment on my posts, at least I know that they are reading my journal!
16. How many of your LJ friends have you actually met?
About a half a dozen, I guess ... there are a lot of long-term net friends on my list who I've never actually met. Due to the "meetup" thing I've met a lot of LJ folks, but none of whom are currently on my Friends List.
17. Of all of the people on LJ you know of, who is the most like you?
Heh ... I have no idea ... I have folks that I agree 100% with in one area and am in diametric opposition to in another area, so that's kind of hard to triangulate!
18. Why are you most likely to add someone to your friends list?
If I read interesting comments they've made in other people's journals and find that their own journal is interesting (which is not a "given" ... several folks post fascinating comments but have stiflingly mundane journals).
19. Do you automatically add friends to your journal if they add you first?
Not necessarily ... in fact, I've been recently "burned" by doing so and am now stuck with some folks on my Friends List that I'm really not all that interested in reading, but I'm hesitant to "de-Friend".
20. What is the most likely reason you wouldn't add someone to your friends list?
Their journal is mundane ... I really don't care about who somebody talked to at school, what they discussed with their cousin, where they went shopping, etc.
21. Is your "significant other" on LJ?
No ... The Wife is so anti-social (we have no IRL friends) that it even extends to web contact!
22. Have you ever wanted to meet someone on LJ?
Frequently. As a matter of fact, when I was checking my list to answer #16 above there were a bunch that I was amazed that I've never actually met, but "know so well" from here.
23. On a scale of 1-10, rate the LJ for convenience, usefulness, and coolness factor:
Oh, I don't know ... 8 ... there's always room for improvement!