This is going to be quick, but there is something I’ve been noodling with the last couple days that’s kind of fun, and I just put it live on the site tonight. It’s called the Interest Matcher – and its purpose is to let you search for other OD members that have interests similar to yours.
If you go to the "interests" menu at the top of the screen and click "interest matcher" you will see that it is pretty straightforward. The first screen lists all of the interests that you currently have picked out in OD. On that screen you can select up to ten interests that you would like to look for matches for.
When you click the Search button, the system will go out and find the members that most closely match the interests that you selected. They are displayed with the best matches at the top, so if you find somebody that has all the same interests as what you picked, they will show up at the top.
The Interest Matcher only displays public diaries, since this is supposed to be a way for you to find other members that you don’t know, who you might be interested in visiting.