Dewy Decimal sort yourselves!


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Dewy Decimal sort yourselves!

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Edited: Dec 4, 2008, 5:39 pm

I figured that the Livejournalers group would be the most appreciative of posting a good "web meme" ... this just started kicking around my friends list:

... amazingly, the ones I've seen have been fairly accurate!


P.S.: I doubt the HTML code from there will translate to L.T. (heck, the "center" codes were even ignored around the image), so I screen-grabbed an image and stuck it in my LJ scrapbook ... you may have to do the same to share yours.


Dec 4, 2008, 5:42 pm

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Dec 8, 2008, 10:33 pm

i have absolutely no idea what on earth you are talking about. please explain.

Dec 10, 2008, 2:41 pm

Thanks for posting this, it looks fun. I'd stick my results on my lj but don't want to put (my birthday) unnecessary personal stats up in public (paranoia!)

Dec 10, 2008, 6:25 pm

cornpuff, it's a little survey you do which chooses a Dewey Decimal number for you based on your answers (from memory it chooses several and you can pick the one you like best) and then gives you a bit of code so you can share it with other people. If you click the table above it'll take you to the survey. These are commonly called memes.

Feb 7, 2009, 12:10 pm

I noticed that the three choices are based on the three answers. a. name gives one answer B. birthday the second answer and c. favorite number gives third answer

recommendation would be to make up something for the birthday rather than entering it. I am also generally suspicious about this sort of thing as a possible info collecting tool.

buy anyway, here's mine on the name:

Debbie Scott's Dewey Decimal Section:

682 Small forge work (Blacksmithing)

Debbie Scott = 45229593500 = 452+295+935+00 = 1682

600 Technology

Health, agriculture, management, public relations, buildings.

What it says about you:
You are creative and inspired to make the world a better place. You can work hard on something when it catches your interest. Your friends have unique interests in common with you.

Find your Dewey Decimal Section at

Feb 8, 2009, 3:37 am

I like this! I'm no good with codes which is a shame as mine was a lovely sage green!

Anyway, it says:

900 History & Geography

Travel, biographies, ancient history, and histories of continents.

What it says about you:
You're connected to your past and value the things that have happened to you. You've had some conflicted times in your life, but they've brought you to where you are today and you don't ignore it.

Feb 27, 2009, 3:37 am

Kate's Dewey Decimal Section:
801 Philosophy & theory

800 Literature

Literature, criticism, analysis of classic writing and mythology.

What it says about you:
You're a global, worldly person who wants to make a big impact with your actions. You have a lot to tell people and you're good at making unique observations about everyday experiences. You can notice and remember details that other people think aren't important.

--> I like that stuff...