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People have asked why I delete old journals, and some seem to think it's because I try to hide something, but it's really just because my journals are always very "in the moment", something I'm thinking about at that very moment and want to see what others have to say about it. Then I read people's comments and either change my mind or think my point has been proven, and the next day I've moved on and no longer care.

Unfortunately new people keep seeing the journal entry and keep commenting on it, and because you can't block comments on journals it just becomes an annoying filler in my inbox.
Or people will find very old journal entries were I say things I've changed my mind about long ago and talk about it as if I'm still thinking like that.

So after letting people have their little fights and such for a week or more I delete the journal and move on.
I know some people think it's annoying because they were having a good discussion, but strictly speaking my journal is not a forum so I can only suggest you remember the name of the person you were talking to and contact them if you want to continue the debate.
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:iconshaedofblue:
Well, deleting your journal that said "you shouldn't be offended when I write extremely offensive things about an oppressed group you belong to or you are a horrible person" is going to make you look bad regardless of what excuse you use for deleting it.
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:iconwillwriteforhearts:
willwriteforhearts Oct 21, 2012  Student Writer
just a question, but was there ever something that you thought you would never change your mind on but did?
since you were talking about changed opinions, and I'm curious, I guess. I don't really look at your old journals, though, so I wouldn't know what things you were referring to ^^;
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Gloommix Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
what happened to Love and Tentacles? I think you posted a journal about it being moved to a different site but I didn't get the link...
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Maj0rMareMolester Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I delete all my old journals every couple months because it's always based on things I'm planning on doing, my current absence, or something else along those lines that doesn't really matter a week after I put it up... No one reads my journals though so I don't get nagged at since I'm not popular like you xD
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:iconhkelukka:
How about you copy all the discussions into one file per journal entry and put it up on your page as "past discussion download here" without commenting possibility, for historical reasons.

Who knows, your thoughts maybe valued in some distant future the same way as if we could access the thoughts of Vinci when he was painting Mona Lisa.

For once, I can accurately say. Think of the children before you push that button! For GODS SAKE! Think of the children! .... ;)
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:iconpassionlesssoul:
I don't like when you delete journals because I find your opinions and arguments very interesting.
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VictoriaMelissa Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
people argue on your journals like its youtube?
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:iconohtobias:
Hey, screw you man! Call of Duty rox 4ever!
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:iconvictoriamelissa:
VictoriaMelissa Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol, wait, what?
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:iconohtobias:
Ah, most of the Youtube fights I see usually involve games. And nine times out of ten, it's Call of Duty players. lol
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