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Friend Requests?

Discussion in 'Questions & Suggestions' started by johnod, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. johnod
    Joined: Aug 18, 2009
    Posts: 780

    johnod
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    What's with friend requests, on this board?
    Is there a reason for this?
    I've received several, from people i don't know, nor have had any dealings with.
    Seems odd to me, am i missing something?
    Is there a purpose I'm unaware of?
     
  2. eppster
    Joined: Jan 26, 2011
    Posts: 223

    eppster
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    I feel the same and have similiar questions,
     
  3. SteveClary
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 181

    SteveClary
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    You're suppose to get a warm and fuzzy feeling all over.
     
  4. stude_trucks
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,755

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    I'm not sure about being your friend, but what about a hug?
     
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  5. fordclubcoupe37
    Joined: Jan 8, 2011
    Posts: 30

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    from Mich

    in todays world, it's best they figure to never be left alone, so "friend" everyone is the mentality . You can turn it off like I did. Got all the "friends" I could want myself.
     
  6. johnod
    Joined: Aug 18, 2009
    Posts: 780

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    I might understand it ,say if you did it for instance, got the Stude thing in common.

    We'll have to see about the hug.:)
     
  7. Maybe just want to ask questions about your super righteous build.
    Or...they just want your bod.

    I don't get many friends requests :D
     
  8. junkjunky
    Joined: Aug 19, 2009
    Posts: 110

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    Not sure, I don't like anyone anyway !
     
  9. I'll give you a hug, I'm just that kind of a guy.:) :D

    The whole friends thing I believe is just because the message board is set up that way. If you ad someone to your contacts list they end up in your friends list, there is also a little check box to ask to be friends with the person you added to your contacts list. Then they get a note asking if they want to acknowlege you as a friend. It can be as personal as you want to make it.
     
  10. chopped
    Joined: Dec 9, 2004
    Posts: 1,961

    chopped
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    Seems no one knows why, I know I don't.
     
  11. Big Bad Dad
    Joined: Mar 27, 2009
    Posts: 317

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    I got one of these on another car related forum I go to recently. I accepted, but still feel kinda awkward about it. What is the big difference if you are my "friend" or not if I don't know you off of the forum? And we live a couple thousand miles apart. I doubt we will ever meet in person...:rolleyes:
     
  12. Big Bad Dad
    Joined: Mar 27, 2009
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    And I have regularly started ignoring "Friend requests" on Facebook. If I dont know you, or haven't talked to you in a couple years, there is probably a reason for that! LOL :D
     
  13. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
    Posts: 8,161

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    PM' them and ask. WTF? Dude, it's free. Now if a stranger asked 'how big a shoe you wear?' Then it's time to be alert!
     
  14. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    From my personal experience it is usually someone you gave a solid logical answer on a question to, someone who likes your car or someone who likes what you have to say.

    And there may be one or two who just try to see how many "friends" they can collect but I'd think that was pretty rare.
     
  15. Got a friend request from another '31 Dodge owner. I am not certain if that is all we have in common.
     
  16. Funny thing, I actually find that while there are damned few that I have much in common with and most while they make friend requests really would not like me in the real world there is a lot of common ground when we can talk mechnical.
     
  17. johnod
    Joined: Aug 18, 2009
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    I understand the first situation, not the second though.
     
  18. Hmmm.... Well, OK.... I guess. But no "low" hugs! Got it? :mad:
     
  19. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 14,893

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    I use it to watch posts I find worth reading by people I find interesting.
    click on someone in my friends list, click on thier statistics, choose find posts by
    and see what they've been up to.

    then I go back to looking for worthless crap to get rid of.

    hope that helped :)
     
  20. henryj1951
    Joined: Sep 23, 2012
    Posts: 2,312

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    from USA

    the ones i asked are super smart and i surround myself with smart people


    :cool:
     
  21. stude_trucks
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,755

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    Friend me and you can probably save some time and kill 2 birds with one stone.
     
  22. Now I wanna be your friend! :D

    No one ever befriends me :(
     
  23. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
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    hmm, there's a thought, so you are saying befriend someone so I can follow them and delete their worthless crap... that would save time. ;)
     
  24. johnod
    Joined: Aug 18, 2009
    Posts: 780

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    Friend Stude trucks, apparently he wants a hug too.:)
     
  25. stude?... waddaya say lol ;)
     
  26. DualQuadFury
    Joined: May 31, 2007
    Posts: 79

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    I send all the Facebook people I un-friend over here to look for new ones.
     
  27. SteveClary
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 181

    SteveClary
    Member

    Oh boy... I'm gett'n that warm & fuzzy feeling. I just got a notification...
     
  28. For some strange reason I seem to remember that there was going to be some "on-line tools" available to use with the list - like the ability to create an announcement or holiday greeting or whatever tailored to a specific group. If there is, I sure can't find them.

    I use my friends list to "collect" only the folks I have met in person and spoken with - some briefly, some many times. It never ceases to amaze me the amount of great people I have met through this incredible message board. One day I hope to meet those whose requests I have yet to accept.
     
  29. johnod
    Joined: Aug 18, 2009
    Posts: 780

    johnod
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    I wouldn't mind being friends with the girl in your avatar,:D
     

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