What's the number one reason you would turn down a friendship request?

United States
May 29, 2008 5:41pm CST
Probably the biggest reason, that I would turn someone down for a friendship request would be sheer lack of activity on MyLot. If someone made a friendship request a week ago (and only had 2 posts to their name at the time) and then I checked back a week later and it was still stuck at 2, then I might turn them down. Or, at least wait a few weeks to see if they would return to MyLot. Sometimes people's lives get in the way and they return to MyLot when they get the time. Many of my nicer MyLot friends are from foreign countries and around the world. I figure why not! After all, they're only foreigners because of the country they live in. And, to them, I'm a foreigner, so I can't sit in judgement of the place they call home. The Internet is great equilizer. When you get on the Internet, everyone is living on the same land. Don't you agree? So, that would be my big reason for turning someone down. And I rarely refuse a friendship request. What would be your biggest reason for turning down a friendship request on MyLot? Please share. Also, share your tips for picking really good MyLot friends, if you have any. Thanks!
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6 responses
@Thoroughrob (11748)
• United States
30 May 08
If they have very few discussions, I am leary. If they are trying and have started discussions, I approve them.
• United States
13 Jun 08
Same here.
@bfarrier1 (2082)
• United States
29 May 08
I have not turned anyone down as of yet but I do have some that are no longer active it seems,maybe I need to go through my friends list but as you said they may return.if I request someone's friendship I see what age they are,how much they post and if we would have anything in common.I don't go by whether or not they are foreign either because as you said the internet is a equilizer.Have a great evening.
• United States
13 Jun 08
Thank you for saying so.
@Shaun72 (15965)
• Palatka, Florida
29 May 08
I also do the same think. Check how long they have been on mylot and also see how many posts that they have. I think I might start looking at there comments. I had one freind last week that really upset me by the reply they left to one of my discussions. They didn't read the whole discussion just the headline and I could tell it by their rude comment.
• United States
13 Jun 08
That has got to be my biggest pet peeve. Some people just rush through the discussion and then only read the last line. So, I've started summarizing my discussions in the last line and restating the question for anyone that just needs to do stuff fast and get through the posting quick. I figure that way they know halfway what they are talking about and can avoid hurting my feelings with their comments. I still have many people that rush to judgement about me after only reading half of the discussion.
@gemini_rose (16257)
25 Jun 08
When I get a friendship request then I will look to see who it is and how long they have been a member. If they have a low post score then I usually leave it a while just to see how active they are, if they are not active then I will not accept them. A lot of the requests that I get are from really new members and they request friendship and then never come back on again! But if they are really active then I just accept them straightaway, I like having a variety of discussions to respond too!
• United States
30 May 08
I've never turned down a request before. Not on Mylot, Myspace, or any other site that I've joined. I'm just happy when someone takes an interest in me. And especially if they like my writing because that's always good. I absolutely do agree that on the internet everybody is from the same land. Plus, I don't strive to pick 'good' friends, just friends.
@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
29 May 08
I have never truned down a friendship request, i guess i just figure you can never have too many friends! And a lot of my friends are from other countries and i like that because i can see how we all think alike or different on discussions.