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What are Friends? How do I manage my Friends list?

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<h3>Manage Your Friends List</h3>
There are three ways to manage your Friends list:
<ul><li><strong><a href="">[[gmlitem:/friends/edit.bml.title3]]</a></strong>: This page displays all users on your Friends list and all users who have added you to their Friends list. You can add and remove users from your Friends list on this page.</li>
<li><strong>[[gmlitem:/userinfo.bml.optionlinks.addfriend]] button</strong>:<img src="" width="20" height="18" alt="" align="left" style="padding: 0 10px 10px 0;" /> When you are logged in, an <b>[[gmlitem:/userinfo.bml.optionlinks.addfriend]]</b> button shows in the blue toolbar in the upper right corner of every user's profile. Click this button to add a user to your Friends list. Once a user has been added to your friends list, the button at the top of their profile will change to read <b>[[gmlitem:/userinfo.bml.optionlinks.modifyfriend]]</b>. By clicking this, you can select which <a href="lj://faq/102" title="FAQ #102: [[faqtitle:102]]">custom friends groups</a> they are in, set their friends colors, or remove that user from your Friends list.
You can also choose the journal's / community's tags you want to see in your Friend's page. Learn more about this option <a href="">here</a>.</li></ul>
Your Friends list displays on <a href="[[journalurl]]/profile/">your profile</a>, separated by journal type: personal journals, communities, and syndicated feeds.
<ul><li><strong>Formatting</strong>: Usernames with lines through them are either deleted or suspended. Usernames that appear in bold are users who are on your Friends list.</li>
<li><strong>[[gmlitem:/userinfo.bml.friends.friendof]] List</strong>: Your [[gmlitem:/userinfo.bml.friends.friendof]] list displays a list of all the users who have added you to their Friends list. You can choose to hide this list at the <a href="">[[gmlitem:/manage/profile/index.bml.title]]</a> page. This will prevent others from seeing this list, but it will still display to you when you are logged in.</li>
<li><strong>[[gmlitem:/]]</strong>: You can choose to split your "[[gmlitem:/userinfo.bml.friends.friendof]]" list into two lists&mdash;"[[gmlitem:/]]" and "[[gmlitem:/userinfo.bml.friends.alsofriendof]]"&mdash;at the <a href="">[[gmlitem:/manage/profile/index.bml.title]]</a> page.</li>
<li><strong>Display Limitations</strong>: Initially, your profile only displays 50 total friends, including users, communities, and feeds (click "More" to upload another 50). Full list of your friends is available at <a href="">Edit Friends</a> page.</li>
<li><strong>Hiding your Friends List</strong>: It is not possible to hide your Friends list, since you have complete control over whom you choose to Friend.</li>

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<img src="" width="20" height="18" alt="" align="left" style="padding: 0 10px 10px 0;" /> LiveJournal's Friends system is part of the community element of the site. Your Friends list is used to <a href="lj://faq/219">show entries on your Friends page</a> and <a href="lj://faq/24">restrict access to your entries</a> and other site features (default <a href="lj://faq/62" title="FAQ #62: [[faqtitle:62]]">comment settings</a>, contact information, etc).

Accounts that you have added to your <b>Friends list</b> appear on your <a href="[[journalurl]]/profile/">profile</a>. Accounts without additional packages are limited to 1000 friends, while <a href="lj://faq/131">accounts with Professional package of service</a> can have up to 2000 friends.