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What is the Interests feature? How do I add or remove interests?
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<a name="format"></a><h3>Interest Format</h3>
If you want to avoid these format restrictions for interests, add interests to your user bio instead.
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<li><b>Case & Order</b>:
<ul><li><i>ASCII Characters & Roman Alphabet</i>: Lowercase & Alphabetical</li>
<li><i>Non-ASCII Characters & Other Alphabets</i>: Mixed Case & Variable</li></ul></li>
<li><b>Commas</b>: Separate interests with commas: <b>cookies, chocolate, music, swimming</b>.</li>
<li><b>Length</b>: 50 characters or four words with single spaces between them. If you try to add a longer interest, it will not display on your <a href="http://[[journalurl]]/profile" rel="nofollow">User Profile</a>. Instead, add interests that are single words or short phrases, not sentences. </li>
<li><b>Maximum</b>: 150 interests. If you try to add more than 150 interests, you will be asked to delete some before saving.</li>
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<a name="addingremoving"></a><h3>Adding and Removing Interests</h3>
There are three ways to add or remove interests:
<ul><li><b><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/manage/profile/" rel="nofollow">Edit Profile</a></b>: Add and remove interests by typing or erasing them from the <b>Interests</b> box.</li>
<li><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/interests.bml?mode=enmasse" rel="nofollow"><b>En Masse</b></a>:
<ul><li><b><a href="http://[[journalurl]]/profile" rel="nofollow">User Profile</a> page:</b> Click the [Modify Yours] link, which appears at the end of someone else's interests on their User Profile. On your own User Profile, this will appear as a <a href="http://www.livejournal.com/interests.bml?mode=enmasse" rel="nofollow">[Remove Some]</a> link. Once on this page, check the interests you want to add and uncheck the interests you want to remove.</li>
<li><b><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/interests.bml" rel="nofollow">Interests</a> page:</b> You can enter someone's username in the box labelled "Modify your interests based on those of:" to add some of their interests.</li>
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<li><b><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/interests.bml" rel="nofollow">Interest Search Results</a></b>: You can add the interest to your list of interests by using the <b>click here</b> link.</li></ul>
<h3>Displaying Your Interests</h3>
After you add them, your interests are shown on your <a href="http://[[journalurl]]/profile" rel="nofollow">User Profile</a>.
<ul><li>If no one else lists an interest you have, it will appear as plain text on your <a href="http://[[journalurl]]/profile" rel="nofollow">User Profile</a>.</li>
<li>If one of your interests is listed by other users or communities, the interest will link to the <a href="http://www.livejournal.com/interests.bml" rel="nofollow">interest search results</a> page for that interest, so everyone can see who else lists the interest.</li>
<li>If you are viewing another User Profile, interests that person shares with you appear in <b>bold</b>.</li></ul>
<a name="searching"></a><h3>Searching for Interests</h3>
The results page for an interest lists people and communities who are also interested in this topic.
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<li><b><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/interests.bml" rel="nofollow">Interest Search</a></b>: By typing an interest in the <a href="http://www.livejournal.com/interests.bml" rel="nofollow">Interests</a> page's box labelled "Find people and communities interested in:", you can find people who are interested in the selected topic.</li>
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<li><b>Interests Search (Site Search)</b>: The site search box or search box, which includes interest search as an option, is located at the top of the page.</li>
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<li><b>Selecting <a href="http://www.livejournal.com/interests.bml" rel="nofollow">Interest Results</a></b>:
<ol><li><b>500 Account Limit</b>: Because of the strain it would put on the database to load all the usernames who list an interest, this search is limited to a maximum of 500 communities and 500 users.</li>
<li><b>Excluding Suspended/Deleted Accounts</b>: The list excludes deleted/suspended users and communities, so the displayed list may contain fewer than 500 communities or users.</li>
<li><b>Sorting Order</b>: Update Time</li></ol>
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<li><b><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/interests.bml?view=popular" rel="nofollow">Popular Interests</a></b>: You can <a href="http://www.livejournal.com/interests.bml?view=popular" rel="nofollow">browse the most popular interests</a>.</li></ul>


<h3>Other Search Methods</h3>
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You can use the <a href="http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=202#paidmethods" title="FAQ #202: [[faqtitle:202]]" rel="nofollow">Directory</a> to search for personal journals or communities by interest. Using these search pages may offer you more results than the regular <a href="http://www.livejournal.com/interests.bml" rel="nofollow">interest search</a>.
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<li><b><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/directorysearch.bml" rel="nofollow">Directory Search</a></b>: You can search for personal journals by interest by typing the interest in the <b>User likes</b> box.</li>
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<li><b><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/community/search.bml" rel="nofollow">Community Search</a></b>: You can search for communities by interest by typing the interest in the <b>Community interest</b> box.</li>
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English (LJ):
The "interests" feature is a way to display what you like on your <a href="http://[[journalurl]]/profile" rel="nofollow">User Profile</a>; you can also <a href="http://www.livejournal.com/interests.bml" rel="nofollow">search</a> for people and communities who share your interests. When you want to add or remove interests, an easy way is to type or erase them in the <b>Interests</b> section of your <a href="http://www.livejournal.com/manage/profile/" rel="nofollow">Edit Profile</a> page.
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