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@xboxboy (5578)
April 19, 2008 4:11am CST
Do you check out profiles of friend requests? the reason i ask this is i have had a friends request 3 days ago and have not accepted it. the reason for this is because the user became a member 3 weeks ago and has 1,554 friends! He has no discussions and no responses. Why would someone gather so many friends but never openly communicate with fellow mylotters? Call me cynical, but i am rather apprehensive regarding this 'user'. are you aware of who i am talking about or did you click 'accept' without checking?
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@gemini_rose (16194)
19 Apr 08
Ok, I have just read this discussion right through and I am now wondering if I am not doing the wrong thing in the way that I accept friends. I have never denied a request, and never checked a profile, although it has been bothering me in the last few days because an awful lot of the people I have accepted just never post anything or answer to any of my discussions. What I am also wondering is what is meant by worrying about spammers, I must confess I am a bit green around the gills when it comes to things like this so what does it mean, and in the same way what is the worry of accepting trolls as friends? Are there things that I need to be more aware of and look out for when accepting friends requests?
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@sid556 (31002)
• United States
20 Apr 08
Thank you gemini. I tend to be a bit naive also. I just don't understand the harm in letting someone into my friend's collection could do. What can they do that they couldn't do otherwise?
• United States
20 Apr 08
I am new, but on other websites, i just accept. I figure there is no harm in it, ya know? As far as why he would troll the member lists and add everyone? I have no idea. To feel popular? *shrug*
@anniepa (27245)
• United States
20 Apr 08
I don't always check the profile of someone who requests to be my friend but I usually recognize them from discussions they've posted to. I can't imagine how or why someone would have over 1500 friends without having made a single post! I have no idea who you're talking about but you've got me curious. Annie
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@Trace86 (5033)
• United States
20 Apr 08
I look at the profile and see what kind of interests they have and look at the discussions they have started and responded to. Why accept if they are just going to spam me with money making offers and other garbage that I have no interest in? I want to be friends with someone that I think I have an iota of something in common with.
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@fpd1955 (2075)
• United States
19 Apr 08
I probably had the same person request me as a friend. I checked out his/her (not truly sure what gender, can't tell by the picture) and saw many friends,but absolutely no discussions started or responded to. I denied this request. I certainly do not need a spammer as my friend! Make the wise choice and deny this person, if you haven't alresdy done so. PEACE
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@Hatley (164389)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Apr 08
I have been very lax in checking the profiles as I mostlyjust accept whoever asks to be my friend. Why would a mylotter get all these friends and still not post or discuss. Is this person perhaps the troll who is pulling down any newcomerther who had a ten or nine star and watch us fallto sevens and sixes? I am going to be alot more caredful of whom I accept from now on.
@Ren1227 (104)
• United States
19 Apr 08
I always try to check out profiles of friend requests. I used to just accept everyone. However, my goal here and on other social networking sites is to meet REAL people with REAL interests. When I accept a friend or request friendship with someone, I usually check their profile carefully. I at least check that they are active on the site and hopefully have posted some decent content. On MyLot, in particular, I check to see how many posts they have made and sometimes spend 5-10 minutes reading through some of their discussions. Oh, by the way, you seem to be pretty active here at MyLot so I sent you a friend request!
@98765m (1019)
• India
19 Apr 08
Well,I do certainly check the person's profile before adding him as a friend. And thanks a lot for the alert. And as far as the person whom you are talking about,I am shell shocked that the person has got 1,554 friends in 3 weeks with not even posting a single response! And I won't add such persons,without knowing their intentions here. And to have a lighter time, And by the way,has anyone seen the mylot official[Crash]'s profile. If not, just go and see,'Became member'in his profile. You will never guess it! It was there that Became member 100 years ago Cheers! Have a great day Happy mylotting and happy earning
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• United States
19 Apr 08
that is weird.i don't understand why someone would bother signing up and never post in any form. i usually check out profiles,but i don't think i've seen this person yet.
@rhane7315 (5673)
• Philippines
20 Apr 08
i usually accept them if i know that they're really active here in mylot. sometimes i accepted them without looking on their profile but there comes a time when i have to visit them and they're not active for a long time and i usually delete them lol
@rhane7315 (5673)
• Philippines
21 Apr 08
wow thanks for the BR
@nanayangel (7859)
• Philippines
19 Apr 08
Hi there Boy!No, I don't do that. I just approve all the friend requests that's sent to me. Maybe that user just gather many friends so he or she can send referral links or something. I have learned that you can't really send personal messages to other mylotters unless you add them as your friend and they accept the request.
@xboxboy (5578)
19 Apr 08
could be! good answer.
@juliefaye (1214)
• Philippines
19 Apr 08
That's weird! how did he do that? thanks for the alert I should be careful with that.
@xboxboy (5578)
19 Apr 08
i guess he spends all his time going through active profiles and requesting. the question is, why?
@cednik (234)
• United States
19 Apr 08
yes I accept.. but I am not receiving a lot of friend requests.
@xboxboy (5578)
19 Apr 08
you will build them up over time. but not as quick as this fella!
@dpk262006 (56558)
• Delhi, India
29 Apr 08
I started a similar discussion few days ago. I hope the 'member' in your case is same, as it was in my discussion. He/She has zero posts, therefore, I did not entertain her/his request for adding her/him in my friends' list.
• Australia
29 Apr 08
I don't check. I just add friends, turn on notification and hope that my inbox doesn't get to flooded. Ooops, got about 200 alerts to get through, and it is taking some time! lol. Time is limited for me these days, so answering is a high priority for me!
• India
20 Apr 08
Well, I don't think there is any great harm if we accept requests without checking the profile. I have accepted many "friend collectors." They don't post, or if they post, they post as little as possible. These people are in a myriad money-making programs and are always in search of referrals. I guess they collect people with the hope of convincing them to join some program or the other. Cheers and happy mylotting
@gramaj (451)
• United States
20 Apr 08
I had been gone for a while because we are in the process of moving. I had a few new friend requests, and yes, I do check out their profile. I like to see what type of post they reply to and begin themselves. I have noticed a few that are always putting their links in a question or just asking us to check out their site. I will check out sites and offers, but not from new mylotters that have no history. I know everyone is new at one time, but they have to do more to contribute than just show up and say Hey, Look at me. Maybe they are targeting users with higher post. (that leaves me out) I have not had any problem with mylotters sending me junk pm's. Actually I never though of it. You are right, that many friends with no comments or post? Unless this request came from an individual that is currently active within another forum or company I am I wait and watch thier activity.
@s2a2n2 (1732)
• India
20 Apr 08
Interesting! I suppose I did not get any request from Alert. By the way, its strange to hear this, Its even hard to believe why he is doing this. Anyway cheers and keep posting..
@Sir_bobby88 (8244)
• Singapore
20 Apr 08
Well i don't really check other people profile unless i am intersted in them yea . i do add them normally ,it is always better to have a friend more than a foe yea .
@sid556 (31002)
• United States
20 Apr 08
i did accept a couple of members like that a couple of weeks ago. I hestitated for a few days and then just thought,"what is the harm?". it did seem odd tho. At the time there were not that many friends but so so many and had only been here a few days. What harm could they do? am i just being naive?