Wait, WHAT.

Dear @list
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    To preface, I have yet to be a big complainer about any changes on list so far. I've rolled with the punches and not felt too strongly about any of them. Even the loss of relist! However, this one has my panties in a twist.
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    Is it just me or is this going to create cliques (more than there are) and decrease the amount of new material available for reading and loving? I will continue to post my lists for everyone, and tbh I hope most of you will do the same! How am I supposed to branch out and meet new people if everyone is being encouraged to limit visibility?
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    This marks the end of having a great idea while I'm at work and don't have time to write a whole list, and jotting the title down so I can come back to it later. This feels weird. If I don't post a list immediately it's not because I'm stressed that it's not perfect, it's that I simply didn't have time to finish!
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    Blech! Both of these ideas are bad. We can already DM. I like that lists are for everyone. And getting rid of drafts means lists are less thoughtful, less interesting, less real and more off-the-cuff, like everything else online. Less special.
    Suggested by Β  @jennifergster
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    @jennifergster Exactly!!! 😞
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    The loss of drafts has given me more stress in the last half hour than I have had with my entire time on @list . I didn't protest the loss of trending or featured lists or the fun confetti or even relists but woof this is a hard one to take.
    Suggested by Β  @poweronyourvcr
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    Well, you know I already agree with you. I definitely won't continue my US Magazine updates if u can't use drafts to do it in several sittings. I also won't do ranked lists because I like to sit with my rankings for a bit before publishing. But the biggest problem for me is that it's another update geared towards a type of list user that isn't me.
    Suggested by Β  @readjulia
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    I use(d) my drafts to keep track of the women I want to highlight for my Femilist Friday lists! I could slowly add info to them without publishing all at once which made life SO MUCH EASIER ughhhhhhhh.
    Suggested by Β  @sarahtee93
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    ....where are unpublished list requests??!!
    Suggested by Β  @lame
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    All take and no give. Isn't li.st about writing to some extent? Doesn't good writing involve some editing? No drafts? I would keep sharing my lists with everyone, if I make any.
    Suggested by Β  @pathb
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    I almost pissed myself thinking about my drafts being gone. I've worked hard on some that still aren't ready! Luckily we still have them for now. I guess I'll use my notes app for list drafts.
    Overall I never like the changes but also try not to complain. I'm sure I'll hate these too.
    Suggested by Β  @amieshmamie
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    This is stupid and I'm mad.
    They want all of us to leave. Its clear!
    Suggested by Β  @Boogie
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    They need to have an invite only video conference for the regular users to give feedback personally
    Suggested by Β  @dudleyjoshua
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    The explanation of wanting people to not be stressed or spontaneous or whatever is shit. What is te real reason behind that? I've never once not published a lit because I thought it wasn't perfect! Of course it is because we don't have time right now.
    Also very often I need to check references or names on Internet, and if I open another app and leave list for a second it restarts everything. So how am I gonna do???? This will definitely decrease the number of lists I write...
    Suggested by Β  @solena
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    Welp, this just means that this app is now PERFECTLY DESIGNED TO USE FOR GROCERY LISTS
    Suggested by Β  @dreadpiratemama
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    Guys! My group chat just figured it out. Is li.st running out of storage and they need us to draft elsewhere?
    I bet that's entirely it! Plus they love that live update feature that makes me wanna tear my skin off every time I have to make a tiny change.
    Suggested by Β  @Boogie
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    I've been thinking and I've come up with an explanation. The result will be that lists are gonna be probably smaller, easier, more spontaneous, more "social networky" than intellectual or profound. They are trying to make it cooler, have more people here. Makes sense. Too bad tons of people already here won't fit in the new Li.st as they want it :(
    Suggested by Β  @solena
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    Honestly, I fear the sharing-lists-with-certain-people feature may actually increase bullying on this platform
    ...which has been a problem. How many "Reasons to Hate So-and-So" or "Ways to Bother So-and-So" lists are going to be floating around? Hope I'm not paranoid on this front, but it's my initial gut response
    Suggested by Β  @dreadpiratemama
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    I would like to add that as an introvert, not being allowed to sit on a draft drives me LOCA. Yes, there are some lists that don't require deep thought, and I've written plenty. But some of the best ones do, and some of us have a personality trait that precludes us from wanting to publish the second we open our mouths.
    It's akin to thinking before you speak. Something that introverts are really good at, and to be frank, the rest of the world could be better at! That is all.
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    If it's really about storage, then I guess they probably won't care why or how people use drafts. However, sometimes I need to assemble a list gradually. Like I had one draft where I was noting down bizarre things my coworkers say. I wanted to get like 5 or 6 before I posted.
    Sure I could do that in Notes, but that's an extra step, so don't pretend your goal is ease of use, Li.st.
    Suggested by Β  @Equivokate
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    I'm so angry at what list has become at this point. It's beyond ludicrous. It feels as if the entire app was handed off to someone who doesn't know what list originally was. It's honestly absolute garbage to me at this point. The only thing keeping me on are the individuals. Soon to be dropping from view as well I expect.
    Suggested by Β  @Charlie_Chester
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    How will I make a list on public transit ever again? Or like do anything in progress? UGH πŸ–•πŸ½πŸ–•πŸ½πŸ–•πŸ½πŸ–•πŸ½
    Suggested by Β  @aliciamcelhaney
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    If I may offer a silver lining: despite an underlying sense of outrage, I've felt an even stronger sense of "let's stick together" and an outpouring of love for each other all around this community since yesterday. Let's keep it up ❀️