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Signal boost: Love Meme

[personal profile] jjhunter is propagating the Love meme. People nominated in the comments get a thread of their own. Then you can post in that thread about how awesome the person in and how they make the world a better place. And that makes the world a better place!

You nominate someone by leaving a comment with your nominee's username in the subject line.

I'm playing! Gotta go nominate some more people.

EDITED TWO WEEKS LATER ON JUNE 11, 2013 TO ADD:

My disastrous participation in this meme was one of the triggering events that culminated in the breakdown cascade a couple of days ago.

First, I was chided by the moderator for failing to follow the rules, and asked to fix more than one of my nominations. The pleasure of singing the praises of friends vanished for me at that moment.

Then, as if that weren't enough, two of the people I nominated were offended by my nominations--one publicly, because in my attempt to follow the moderator's rules, I broke a social rule I didn't know about. I tried to delete the offending nominations, but I'm not sure I succeeded and I'm scared to go back and find out. I never want to see that journal or that meme again.

Note to self: no more memes in other people's journals or comms with Byzantine old LJ-style rules or political considerations that I'm not 100% conversant with. No more reaching out to express positive feelings to people I don't know well. It is not safe for me.

As much as part of me would like to be more participatory, more giving, and more expressive, I'm not good at it and I do it badly. The feeling of punishment in this case far outstripped the intended good.

It was an awful experience.

Crossposted from Dreamwidth, where there are comment count unavailable comments.

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