So, I am kind of a list person myself. I actually used to write lists, in what probably numbered the hundreds, on notebooks, and then later on as documents on computers. It varied from a wide range of subjects and topics, but generally it was a list compiled for some sort of personal interest.
Well, of course as it came to be, as I got more involved with VGChartz, the inevitable would occur here as well. So, while I did make some more objective lists (such as who won the GUT, the members in the Discord server, etc.), it got more dangerous as I moved into the subjective. Particularly, when I tried to make a list of my favourite users.
You see, that is not a good idea at all, for numerous reasons. One, if you let others know about it, it could result in some people being upset at their exclusion. However, let's assume that the list isn't actually shared with anyone. I can think of two main issues:
- You create a hierarchy in the way you treat people. See, if you make a list/have an idea in your mind of your favourite users, it's probably going to influence how you treat them.
- People are volatile. Relationships change, friendships form, and they also collapse. If you end up getting on bad terms with someone who you consider to have been one of your favourites, or rather people you're very close to, it can hurt a lot and make it much, much more difficult to move on from the past.