Newbie friend requests?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by spinnaker, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. spinnaker

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    What do you do with newbie friend requests? I think just like anywhere a friendship should be built over time, If everyone would send a friend request to everyone else then it sort of takes the meaning out of the friendship request.

    I don't like to be rude and just deny the request. It is sort of flattering to get one but a simple than you will do if you help someone out. Maybe if someone helps you out a lot over time that might warrant a friendship request.

    How do others feel? Am I making something out of nothing?
     
  2. Georacer

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    I get friend requests from new members from time to time.

    As I have the same opinion as you on how to fill my contacts' list, I politely deny them with a PM, explaining why I rejected them.

    In my case, it has to do with the fact that the request is for friendship, and since friendship is built over time and with effort, I can't accept it. But I always express my hope that the new member will stay around long enough to warrant an accepted friend request.
     
  3. DerStrom8

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    Personally I don't usually pay any mind to the friend requests, regardless of who it's from. To me it doesn't really serve a purpose, so I just ignore it no matter what.
     
  4. Brownout

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    The friend's thing is just a distration. I accept any request and move on.
     
  5. spinnaker

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    So that friend request that I sent to you and you denied. It wasn't personal then was it? Or was it? :eek:


    :)
     
  6. DerStrom8

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    I was not aware you sent me a friend request....?

    When I first joined the forum and didn't know how things worked I sent and accepted friend requests, but I quickly learned to just ignore them. I don't mean anything personal by it.

    Matt
     
  7. spinnaker

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    I was teasing you. I would have never sent you a friend request.:eek:

    Again teasing :) I think I have sent a few. I figured about the same as you. it really doesn't do much. The thank yous on a post are much more valuable IMHO.
     
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  8. tcmtech

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    I do my best to make sure my online personality is of such that no one in their right mind would want me for a friend. :p

    (Hey it works in real life so why change a good thing!?!) :eek:

    That said. If you have nothing nice to say come sit by me and we will compare notes. :D
     
  9. #12

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    I'm pretty selective. I wouldn't want a hundred "friends" I can't remember. However, I have made some connections that seem real with some of the people here. For instance, I talk to strantor a lot. Bernard and I rarely find ourselves in the same thread due to very different backgrounds, but he's competent and a valuable contributer to the site.
     
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