Do you have a criteria for accepting new friend requests?

@dizzblnd (3073)
United States
March 29, 2008 11:09am CST
When you get a random friend request, do you have certain things you look for before adding them? For example, if they have never responded to any of your discussions or participated in any that you have replied to previously. Do you accept everyone who requests to be added? For me, if it is a random request, I will look to see if they've had any recent activity. If not, I will decline. How do you all determine who you will accept or decline?
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@Graagh (95)
• United States
29 Mar 08
If I've never seen them before, I'm just going to let them hang until I notice them in some discussions I've started or been in. So they might be waiting for a while. But I suppose for them to have found me they have to be somewhere I go too, so hopefully they will be found someday.
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@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
30 Mar 08
That is usually what I do too. If I don't see them in any discussions, I will deny. Thanks for letting me know I am not alone :)
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@gemini_rose (16193)
29 Mar 08
I am a big softie still when it comes to accepting friends, I still just add them, it does not bother me if they are active or not, I know all the ones of my friends who are active so I am happy to accept friends. I have not declined a single one yet!! I guess after a while I will go through it and filter out those who do not do anything but for now its ok.
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@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
30 Mar 08
Ii seems I am among the shallow minority. I might change once I am more experienced here. I would like to get to "know" the person first. am a bit uncomfortable when someone who has had no activity for 2 months just picks me to be their friend. I would also like to see how they treat everyone else when responding to other discuscussions.
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@mrpippo (756)
• United States
30 Mar 08
not really ,i accept all friend requests that i receive,then once in a while i kind of weed them out when i see they are dormant for to long.
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@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
30 Mar 08
Well good morning :) Your way seems to be the way of most everyone who has responded. Thanks for sharing
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• Canada
29 Mar 08
No, I do not have a criteria for accepting friends on MyLot. If someone wants to request a friendship connection I'll accept it. Why would anyone have criteria? The more people they connect to, the more they'll find here on MyLot
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@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
30 Mar 08
You have a good point. I guess I am paranoid. :)
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
31 Mar 08
I do go to their profile and check out a little about them. If it seems like they might have some things in common with me, I will accept them.
@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
31 Mar 08
That's what I usually do :) That's how I found most of my friends or vice versa
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
30 Mar 08
Needs to be some matching interests or at the very least some interaction with me in the past. I'm very cautious on people with few or no posts. Other times I'll think about the request more, as some people use mylot more for reading instead of writing.
@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
31 Mar 08
I tend to look for common interests or common posts as well. I am not comfortable when I see people with low or no activity or starting posts that I normally wouldn't respond to anyway. I think I forget about the "voyeur" (reading only) part of Mylot. I'll have to keep that in mind as well