What is the Point of Facebook's Limited List

I am sorry to ask such a dumb question, but I can’t figure this out. I’ve been clicking around for about half an hour and it just doesn’t make sense to me. You would think that that the “limited profile list” would be a way to add friends (like your mother or your aunt), but not let them see all the debauchery and blowback on your wall from the night before. I still think that is what it is for, but for the life of me I can’t determine how to manipulate the settings, so that if I have an RSS feed from my blog attached to my wall, I don’t have to subject the people on my limited list to every post I make.

Someone make me feel like an idiot by telling me how simple this is to achive and exactly how to do it. Jesus.

Theoretically you should be able to go into your Privacy settings on Facebook and choose what your limited profile shows. That was with the old one, though… and I don’t use that feature anyway.

Yep, that’s what I thought too! I’ve been on the Privacy settings page, but it’s not obvious how to make it work. I can adjust just about everything so that I grant permisions to either “only me” or “friends of friends” with a few settings in-between, but there is no correlation (that I can see) between any of these settings and my limited list. If I could somehow get my mom and all her friends to join a single network, I could hide all my naughtiness from them easily. Ah, well. Have to give it some more thought I guess. Perhaps not many people used the limited feature and they are in the middle of getting rid of it?

As an aside, why is facebook so fawking slow! I don’t see how you could really get into this shit. It is taking me all day!

I’m pretty sure the privacy settings only apply to people not on your friends list, so be prepared for your mom to see whatever you post on friend’s walls (/what they post on yours) while drunk or hungover.

Why even have a limited list? They should rename it to the shit list. At least that way you would know what is the limitation with the people on the list.

“Mom? She’s on my, ah, limited list.”

Dunno about that limited feature, but Facebook is being slammed mostly because they just did a site re-design and people are clicking everywhere all the time. I’m not sure when they let high schoolers and everyone else in but that didn’t help.

Facebook is being run into the ground. It’s becoming MySpace with all these new “features” and other garbage. I liked it when they kept it simple, without a million applications, background colors and off-site embedded trash.

I’ve pretty much given it up because I couldn’t go a day without some douchebag on my friends list attempting to invite me to 5 different Werewolves games.

Yeah all those little applications… ugh. I barely ever use it now anyways. I don’t feel the need to talk to people in 3 different ways, I have a phone and msn… it’s mostly useful for communication with people you don’t want to talk to via phone and don’t want on your msn list, or for collaborative purposes (ie projects with non-friend classmates).