01. your live journal "user name" & what it means:
I am dougs, the first four letters of my first name and the first letter of my last name.
02. on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest) how well does your livejournal represent who you actually are?
It's pretty close, perhaps 9, if you get to read the occasional friends-only, friends-groups-only and private posts. In public -- well, it's in public, isn't it -- maybe 6.
03. how much about your life do you post to lj?
The answer to the previous question has something to do with this. Quite a bit.
04. is there anything you refuse to post about?
You expect me to say? Some of my posts are "private", which means that only I can read them.
05. on a scale of 1-10 how interesting do you think your own journal is to others?
I have no way of telling. The number of comments I receive is about half the number of comments I make. I get more comments to posts in other communities than I do to posts in my own journal.
06. from who/how did you find out about lj?
There was a sort of team involved -- the prime movers were hawkida, swisstone, ang_grrr and others.
07. has anyone ever joined lj because of you?
Yes -- deferenz, a tax accountant, SF fan and vampire hunter.
08. what proportion of your posts are friends only?
Not quite ten percent.
09. what is your favorite interest on lj?
I'll read anything, I'm not proud. The odder the better.
10. has anything on lj ever caused you to establish, rethink, or even change your belief or position on something?
I'm not sure. It's certainly helped me to crystalise existing positions.
11. how often do you respond / comment on other peoples journals?
I've left 495 comments in the last four months.
12. do you prefer to write in your journal, read other journals?
I do both -- I think you need both for the complete LJ experience.
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)?
I'm a member of abuse_club which exists solely to host flame wars. There have been arguments (a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition) but not arguments (shut your festering gob, you tit) except in abuse_club.
14. have you ever banned someone from your journal?
No. I might if someone's excessive commenting looked like destroying its usefullness.
15. who are your favorite lj friend(s) and why?
flick followed by a bunch of other London SF fans.
16. how many of your LJ friends have you actually met?
(counts ...) 26, so that's a bit more than half.
17. of all of the people on lj you know of, who is the most like you?
The "similar users" page indicates that flick is most like me. However, I am not most like her: I come in behind swisstone and drpete.
18. why are you most likely to add someone to your friends list?
I met them: I read their journal after they commented on mine or one I was reading.
19. do you automatically add friends to your journal if they add you first?
Almost always. On one occasion I had to set up a friends group to omit them and then apply it to some earlier friends-only posts, so it took a couple of days.
Some people have been on my friends list for ages and haven't added me to theirs. Bastards.
20. what is the most likely reason you wouldn't add someone to your friends list?
Wariness about access to my friends-only posts.
21. is your "significant other" on lj?
Gah. She died before I joined LJ. If/when I meet another one I'll generate a code ...
22. have you ever wanted to meet someone on lj?
Yes -- replyhazy, echo_uk and _james_ in particular, but it wouldn't hurt meeting others.