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Introduce yourselves
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There are, according to my userinfo page, 101 people who have me on their friends list but who are not on my friends list. Some of you I know well, some of you I know tangentially, some of you I haven't a clue who you are. Some of you I probably ought to know, but have either forgotten who you are or was being dense or unobservant when you added me and never realised.

So, my invitation to you people is to introduce yourself in comments on this entry. Say hi. Tell me about yourself. Remind me who you are. Or whatever. Comment with just about anything you want, really.

(And so they don't feel left out, those who are on my friends list can play too, because I'm feeling generous.)

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Hi! I'm Constance; I'm an abuse-support person. You did a couple of my reviews, I think. I added you because pthalogreen talked about some of your entries and I looked and found them interesting. I'm Russian. I'm studying accounting at Indiana University Southeast.

Hey. I'm Christy and I just added you because i saw this post on a friends friends list and it made me smile. :o)
Hope that's okay.

Hello, I'm... (excuse me while I check)...

OK, about 2/3 of this is on my User Info page, but I suppose with over 100 people in question, you might have neither enough patience to go look, nor enough memory to keep track of the results.

My name offline and for some online stuff is Martin; that's not my legal name, but my legal name is relevant only for a limited number of purposes, and I avoid using it unecessarily. I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, & have for over 15 years. My current age is a prime number; if you care enough to ask which one, ask.

I dropped out of college w/out completing a degree, so I have no official credentials in anything, but I am immensely interested in several areas of physics (and its borders with chemistry, i.e. physical chemistry and materials science), also SOME of the math needed for the above areas, AND other types of math for their own sake. (I believe I found your LJ looking for other people interested in number theory.)

I am male, mostly heterosexual, and pretty much "vanilla" for BDSM purposes -- but that's about the limit of what's normal about me (OK, I suppose some of my political opinions are unremarkable, ditto food preferences). I am Pagan (of which more below), polyamorous, a science-fiction & fantasy fan, and a voracious reader (unlike some, I've met plenty of books I didn't like, but they remain a small minority of all the books I've met.) When asked to be more specific about my Paganism, I sometimes reply that I am a Dianic Discordian Kabbalist, and sometimes say that I waffle between being a Thelemite and just being a "Thelemite sympathizer". Both of these are true.

This is probably rather more than you wanted to know already, but if not, contact me -- I am shy about initiating contact, but will almost always answer honest questions (and might answer shifty, disreputable ones, if they look interesting). Lastly, I apologize for all this being so boringly straightforward; I'm defying the scattered tendecies of Moon in Gemini. ;-}

Hi! I'm Ruthi. We went to the zoo once.

We did. It was a good day. And is still one of my fondest memories.

I don't think you know me. I mean, you were my G/UNK mentor and then we were admins together and then we worked on scary icky FAQ projects together and I think at one point you had an inexplicable crush on me, but none of these things are at all significant or memorable.

So, um, hi. I'm Dana. 25 years old, careening wildly toward 26. Mostly lifelong Indiana resident. Theatre person. Kind of geeky, but not as much so as her friends. College dropout who's about to return like she swore she'd never do. Has writing talent but doesn't use it. Love/hate relationship with books. Owns Is owned by a cat. Takes photographs. Wishes she had a better singing voice. Obsesses about to-do lists. Translates LiveJournal to Spanish. Has a crush on a fictional librarian. Writes introductions in random, non-sensical orders.

It is almost certainly bad and wrong that the first fictional librarian I thought of here was the one from Discworld.

Not bad, but wrong. Although wrong in a different sense than you mean. (Ok, also a little wrong in the way you mean. But better an orangutan than a platypus, yes?)

You and I don't know each other at all. ;P

Hi, I'm Nikki, and I'm a Rho-a-holic :)
I think you know me, so I doubt there's more I could say.

Dunno if you remember me or not, but we were both players of Ackanomic once upon a time.

JT is me. :) I dont remember all the names I took within the game, but I'm pretty sure, JT was one, and possibly Dragon Mage, and maybe Kendaer or Raucus as well at some point.

Oh, you're JT

(Hmm, if I'd actually looked at your profile page I'd've figured that out…)

I am senji, known mainly in Acka as "Wild Card"…

(and I appear to have come down with a bad case of hellipsis syndrome… :-)

Nice to see you again! :)

we've talked a few times on i think it was yahoo. one of those IM thingies :)

i'm a canadian geek-type person. i make phone systems and websites and such.

Hi, I'm Aaron. I have no idea how I came to add you as a friend, but you've been on my list for a couple of years now I think, which is strange as I have very few people on my Flist I don't actually know in RL. Your blog must have been interesting or something.

I'm an exiled Scotsman living in Shropshire, and that's about the most exciting thing I can think to say at the moment.

Hi! I'm Liz. Once upon a different lifetime I was your girlfriend. Now, I hope, I'm still a good friend, albet one who sees and talks to you infrequently. We should do something about that :)

*Hugs and kisses*

I'm Philip. 31, married, one daughter. Ex-support volunteer. Computer programmer (professionally) and language geek (in my spare time). I live in Hamburg, Germany.

I think I knew you before I did support, though I'm not certain how I got to know you. I do remember, vaguely, that I was aware of "quoth_rachel" as I had seen that account in some places, though by the time I friended you I believe you were already "rho". I contributed to rhoisnuts back in the day.

I think you answered the first support request I opened with this account (which has been my main account for several years, though it's the second one I created).

I'm Nat, I have a job and cook food. You now needn't read my journal.

Hi I'm Pthalo. I like playing ADOM. I'm OCD.

Tis I! The support shark! Who no longer has a shark icon, because the paid account fairy doesn't visit any more!


I'm Dave. We went to a wedding once.
You sometimes give me good ideas like farting in beakers in the bath.

Oh, hello! *shuffles awkwardky* It always seems intrusive to barge into somebody's journal introducing yourself, I apologise for having hid by going for the "friending quietly" option..

I am a botanist, working on botanical nomenclature (starting the new job in a couple of weeks, more precisely) and doing a part time plant evolution phd; I grew up in Moscow but have been in the UK since age 11; am currently in London. I think I must have come across your journal originally through livredor (who is an old friend) and found it interesting. I am not spending very much time online atm due to job, phd, commute that bites and girlfiend who also bites occasionally.

*waves hello*

I've just stumbled across you via a friend who linked to one of your posts which was interesting. The post and delirium pictures made me investigate further (I briefly considered using delirium picture as my own user icons in fact and have been to sandman parties etc. playing her, which was always immense fun).

And then I read your user info and got freaked out by the fact that I could have written at least three-quarters of it :-)

I was a mathematician once (and probably interviewed the people who did maths in your year at oriel in fact, if I've got the dates right, scary) but found doing research too stressful and narrow and am now a computer/web geek working for the Open University which I really love.

Hello, and good to meet you.

I'm curious: which friend was it, and which of my entries did they link to?

I think it was karen2205 - it was the small world post about how there's some sort of relatively closed superset encompassing the various oxbridge, sf, goth, bi, geek etc. communities. I wonder what would be a good definition of such a superset would be actually - how would you get a computer given a graph of connections to detect one?

I don't know if the 100 million spiders website reached you, but if it did, one of my theories that it suddenly ground to a halt is that such a set exists. In which case there are just over a 1000 of us :-)

The only person on your friends list who I recognise who I've vaguely known in real life is tinyjo, but not sure if she'd remember me. I'm sure oxfordhacker and archie would though.

Ah, yes. I remember that one. It proved to be rather popular, and oft-linked, which is good. And to rather prove the point, from your friends list, I used to know megamole and j4 fairly well (though haven't really spoken to either in years), vaguely know imc (though don't believe I've ever met him in person) and very vaguely know lnr. Plus a few other names that I recognise, but where I've never known the person.

As for the detection of such a node, I guess that the obvious way to describe it woud be to have a group of people such that x% of the sum of all connections that these people had was to other people in the group. Though you'd then probably be able to take away and add a few people (possibly even adding people not at all associated with the group) and still stay over the limit. Maybe you'd have to try to search for any local maxima for x in some phas space that sounds likely to make my head hurt if I think about it, and then you could examine the different maxima, and apply some criteria for "core group" or "extended group" or whatever?

I don't know, really. I'm neither a mathematician nor a computer scientist, so anything I might suggest on the subject is nothing more than vaguely educated rambling.

I think I know all those four folk through slightly different ways too. (Though to be honest I can't remember exactly how or when I met j4 or lnr for the first time. They are people I think I've have found it hard not to meet somehow!)

I think one of the problems with a percentage based approach is possibly that you might get someone who is definitely part of that community, but also has a specific group of friend outside that community. Say if all the people I went to school with were on LJ, then that might dwarf the other people I know in numbers. But maybe the fact that none of my friends from school are on LJ says something?

I'm going to have to think about this. It's almost about relationships between different cliques (in the sense of groups of people who all know eachother) and what counts as cliques overlapping. But I have no idea how to define that!

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