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The problem with the 'Tempting Fate' meme that's been going around is that you're expecting people who (do what they're told not to do) to then (do what they're told to do).

Riiiight.

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b_v_borgia
Mar. 10th, 2005 10:21 pm (UTC)
What meme is that? Perhaps I missed it...
jnanacandra
Mar. 10th, 2005 11:15 pm (UTC)
Here's one instance of it.

It's cute. It's just amusing because it expects people to act contradictorily to themselves within a single response.
b_v_borgia
Mar. 10th, 2005 11:25 pm (UTC)
The poster has already acted contradictorily by posting something behind a cut in a public post.

I find this whole meme contrary. ;)
jnanacandra
Mar. 10th, 2005 11:34 pm (UTC)
Mm, it depends. To my mind, placing something behind the cut merely puts the decision of whether or not to read it in the hands of the reader, not the writer. Whereas making a post protected lets the writer make the first choice of who reads it.

Others may have different views of it, though, so I see what you're getting at :)
leora
Mar. 11th, 2005 02:23 am (UTC)
I don't see what you're getting at, since a cut tag can never alter who has the ability to read the text.

I find cut tags are very good for keeping images off friends pages and letting them choose whether to view them and for putting potential spoilers about things I've read or seen into a place where only those who don't mind or have already read/seen it will bother to look.
b_v_borgia
Mar. 11th, 2005 02:59 am (UTC)
Okay, the meme is putting up a lj-cut that says 'don't read'. If someone doesn't want it 'read', they are not going to do a public post lj-cut or no. So the point is getting your friends to click the link and having them reveal they have done so. This is contrary.

Or are you just being contrary?

sjo
Mar. 11th, 2005 03:03 am (UTC)
It's extremely contrary. People are contrary.
b_v_borgia
Mar. 11th, 2005 03:27 am (UTC)
No I'm not. ;)
leora
Mar. 11th, 2005 03:03 am (UTC)
Yes, I understand that part. I just wasn't clear on why having a cut tag in a public post is contrary. But now I understand that you meant having a cut tag that you don't intend people to click on.
stillraven
Mar. 11th, 2005 04:09 am (UTC)
and this is why I love you.

You fucking rock, Heather.

Massive long-distance virtual kisses, Beauty...
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