- Add "likes" list in addition to "interests" list.
- "Interests" are not "likes."
- A graduate student in my department wrote his thesis about vermin, specifically rats and cockroaches in literature. He does not "like" rats and cockroaches - in fact, he's disgusted by them - but is interested in how we portray them in fiction.
By adding a "likes" list, we can avoid all the recent unpleasantness about what shows up in people's "interest" lists.
- Accurately reflects what users like vs. what interests them.
- Avoids unpleasantness of late on LJ.
- Helps users better understand other users and match interests and likes.
- Allows for more granularity in user profiles, as we can understand what's an interest and what's a like.
- Requires people to split up interests and likes.
- Requires LJ to create a new field and allow more listed items in profiles.
- Create a new field in the User Profile section.