Do you keep your friends on mylot?

@eileenleyva (10963)
Philippines
June 18, 2010 5:38pm CST
Sometimes, when somebody invites me to be a friend on mylot, I readily accept because the topic we were introduced to each other was interesting enough. Later on though, I discovered that one supposed to be friend was sexually pervert. I had to delete him. And another holds a religion totally in contradiction with mine. Some though just do not share the same interests as I do. So I let go. Sorry but I believe that birds of the same feather flock together. But here's an ancient toast to friendship for all of us... Make new friends but keep the old, those are silver, these are gold.
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@petersum (4526)
• United States
18 Jun 10
Oh dear, you are expecting a lot! And after so many postings! Friends here, or anywhere else on the internet, are at best passing anonymous acquaintances. My friends here have often bad-mouthed my comments, effectively called me a liar, and treated me as a complete idiot. Why they are called friends at all is beyond my comprehension. I share your views and expectations of friends generally, but there is a big difference between real human beings and web based posters. And I shouldn't be your friend either because I'm sure we have nothing in common. That's life!
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@Hatley (164672)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Jun 10
I am sorry for you both and your sour outlook on mylotters here. I have been on my lot for three years and I think those who asked to be my friend are really good and true friends to me. so no I would not even bother asking either one of you to be my friend at all. You are way too picky for me. and your outlook would give me heartburn.
• Philippines
19 Jun 10
Why would they call you an idiot, peter? well, don't worry i have the same experience, probably the main reason i don't trust most of my country men now ever since that terrible accusation last year on me. but i love your honesty, and it's the truth. i believe these people who bad mouths you aren't friends at all, otherwise, they don't deserve to be called such. i have been here for two years, i have some what encountered some but not that much anymore.
@hanizah (256)
19 Jun 10
Its ok..I am also doing the same way as yours.Sometimes I am deleting friends because there were times that I don't like their attitudes or what they love to post.I also believe that "Bad company corrupts good character."
@buenavida (7964)
• Sweden
19 Jun 10
I guess it is possible to be friends - especially on a site like this - even if you have different opinions in some things. We just need to respect each other and we can always talk about other things. Perhaps that´s the way we learn from each other too - who knows how valuable contacts we can get here? So far I have been treated well by my friends here and have leared to know and like some of them very much.
• Australia
18 Jun 10
Hi Eileen, Hope me being one of those Pentecostals is not too far apart from Catholicism for you. My wife was brought up a Catholic being from Davao but later changed to being a member of a Pentecostal church which is where we met. She spent 12 years working full time with her church living totally on faith and bringing up two kids. As a result she now has a wide circle of friends in Davao. We were married in her church in Davao called All Nations Christian Church. I enjoy your highly educated and thought provoking discussions. Keep them up. I have been to a Catholic service and found it not much different from a High Anglican service which is probably why they are still talking amalgamation. What do you think of the Charismatic movement within some areas of the Catholic church. I watched a Catholic priest, Father Dean Braun, give a talk once to a Pentecostal assembly. It was very interesting to hear him talk about the Pentecostal movement withing the Catholic church. Like he said, he was a Catholic and would always be a Catholic, but embraced Pentecostalism and preferred to stay with it in his own church.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
25 Jun 10
i do not delete friends despite the differences we have in terms of religion, political views, mylot interests, etc. i only delete them if they are being rude with other members or they are believed to be trolls. i even keep spammers.
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• Australia
23 Jun 10
I tend to keep all of my friends unless someone deletes me & I wouldn't have a clue if someone has deleted me or not...Everyone has differences - even the best of friends...for me personally, I will keep them even if they have different religious views from me as I tend to be open about that - my beliefs are christian but for people with other views, I just tell them this is what I believe & then go no further & try not to get into disputes with them over religions.
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• Boston, Massachusetts
20 Jun 10
Hi Eileen, I am surprised that you did experience it with your mylot friends to the point of letting them go. I don't have any similar experience as yours. From the time i become a member here, i was able to maintain all the friends i invited and whom i accepted. Thanks for being so honest and truthful about it!
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@sender621 (14956)
• United States
19 Jun 10
I like to keep my friends on mylot. There are so many wonderful friendships to be made here. Happy mylotting!
• United States
19 Jun 10
I am a newbie i here at mylot and i hope i can find a decent friends to talk to and share experience with. But i do not really know yet on how to be friends or invite others to be my friends..Well, i will just gonna explore more and learn. Hope the people tha watns to be my friends are decent and christians. have a good day and GODBLESS!!
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@jamed28 (1910)
• Philippines
19 Jun 10
I also accept those people who wanted to be my friend here. Well I just don't pay much attention on those people that have nothing to do to improve my well being and themselves.
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@Archie0 (4669)
19 Jun 10
[i] hello. yes i got few friends here but they are not as active i am. I sometimes felt a bit worried to add them, because i discussed many things which i have never done with them, sometimes i feel mylot is the only friend i come and land up to. i have been away from mylot since so many months and today am back here, because i just find this place as friendly like no other ever.[/i]
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@dian21 (606)
• Philippines
19 Jun 10
hi eileen. I am just new here therefore I haven't encountered yet those sexually perverts and those people who don't seem to have the same point of view as mine. If ever I'll encounter one, that would be scary, but I'll just have to ignore them and continue making friends with others. happy mylotting!
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@Naisan (215)
• Philippines
19 Jun 10
i admire your stand for friendship, but i guess the whole reality here is that we came from different backgrounds, culture and behaviour--we don't have to be friends with everybody really, we just need to respect each others opinion. happy mylotting
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• Philippines
19 Jun 10
Hello there, there is no Room for perverts here, they only exist in social networks or messengers that allows them to flirt, that is not allowed here, frankly i don't want them here. this is a friendly environment and it should be remain friendly. I don't mind adding a friend who's in a complete religion as long they are nice and respectful to your believe and vice versa. oh my, i still seventy one to be approved friends request, I am keeping the old, unless they are active.
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@yresh12 (3222)
• Philippines
19 Jun 10
Hi eileen, I think that friends are supposed to be different to make it more exciting. ahah as for me I don't delete friends. It's just there, you will never know you might find something interesting in your discussion or in yours. Well we have our own point of view. I wish you luck and have a good day.
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