Add To Friends?
January 13, 2007 11:10am CST
What criteria do you use to decide whether to add a friend or not? Do you check out their profile, look at their pictures, scan their friends list, check where they are, and if they are a male or female? I have criteria, but it's not for publication at the moment, perhaps later.
17 Jan 07
hi friend, for me it has to be a modicum of intelligence. I know its discriminatory, but the first thing i do is look at what sort of things the person types in discussion and what discussions they have started. Its not that i need to be interested in everything they write, but everything they write needs to be interestingly written good luck, keep on keeping on
17 Jan 07
Thats a tough one actually I think. In my case it is a bit of everything. The first thing to attract me could be anything. The nick, avatar, the topic I see on logging, pics, profile, anything. But the first thing that would get my attention would be the topic. From then on I go first to the discussion, scroll through that one, then if I write something on it I go on & view the profile. Then I take a peek at the photos if any, then through the list of discussions that person has started. If I like the kinda topics I continue to answer until I feel the person is good & can be added in the list. If I feel the person is just trying to get those ratings up then I move on. Yes photos & the avatar could be a guiding factor however. Hey we are all humans!! Aren't we?
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17 Jan 07
I tend to visit their profile page, look at their interests, and check out their questions and answers, to get an idea of the type of person they are (including how, or if, they think). Even if they have different stances or opinions to me on certain issues, I'll approve them if they seem to be intelligent, nice, thoughtful folks. If their sense of humour or outlook is similar to mine, or one that I like, I'll also approve them. I suppose it's just about getting a feel of how the person behaves on the site (as some people do project a persona rather than being themselves), and how they treat others too.
20 Jan 07
I always check their profiles. And then I try to guess why they want me to be their friend. If I see they comment my discussion, and I like their comments I approve them. But if I do not see any positiv relations I deny them. Sometimes I delete members from my list, if they are not active, or if I receive a referal messages from them. I like european members to add to my list, you know they are my neighbours :)