I've been thinking something for quite a long time, and recently, surprised at my behavior, I started to wonder what had prompted me to emit that behavior in the first place.
I hate friends cuts, and like a good denizen of LJ, you know, there's that 'your journal, your rules' thing. But you know, my journal, my rules. And I hate friends cuts. I think they reduce internet friendships back down to something that is 1. disposable, 2. something too much like high school for me. It makes friending people feel like voluntarily entering into some worthiness contest, and heaven knows real life makes itself into a worthiness contest without me worrying about it here. I know the people who think that LJ friending is more like a readership, okay, fine, think that way, but to be fair, unless you're journal is all public, it's about access to that readership and who is worthy of it or not. But I guess I just don't view it that way.
What I see is instead of each person being judged on their merit at the time you make the decision that it isn't someone worth knowing or reading for whatever reason, there is a wholesale, wave-of-the-wand judgement call, like 'you guys are good enough' and 'you guys weren't, sorry, nothing personal!'
So basically, here's how it is. If you have a friends cut, then put me on it. If you don't like my stance, defriend me. I obviously don't have the high ground, not posting much anymore, but yeah, I don't care. I feel like I'm better off not wondering how long I'm going to know any particular person.
ETA: Mass deleting inactive journals isn't what I'm talking about. Unless your idea of inactive is two weeks, but then I'm a goner anyhow, so still not part of this statement.