i dropped about 30 names (including communities and some deleted lj's) from my friends list today. Although some of them were people's old/duplicate lj's or ones that weren't being updated regularly anymore, I also dropped a number of people who i've "known" online for a while. i still think all you guys are cool and would happily buy you a beer or a coffee anyplace we run into each other, and i'll probably come and read your public lj's from time to time--I regularly read a lot of LJ's not on my friends list already. But as inushnu was discussing in her journal awhile back, i think people differ in their use of the journals or just in what they're looking for on a community like LJ, and I felt that it was time for me to move on. No hard feelings.