Do you EVER deny friends on mylot?
March 2, 2007 2:09am CST
In real life I am pretty picky about who my friends are, but here I seem to just accept EVERYONE. I even accept people that it appears that I dont have much in common with but I do it anyway. Do you do the same and accept anyone who wants to be your friend on mylot??? Or do you make sure you have something in common with them before accepting them as friends?
2 Mar 07
I usually only accept people if they have discussions that i enjoy reading and replying to. I'm not here for flimsy money making discussions, i'm not here for one liners like 'what's your favorite color' or anything like that. I'm here for opinions, friendships, and a good time. So if someone asks to be my friend i usually look over their profile first to see what kind of discussions they provide, and then i look onto their responses. I want to know that they are passionate about the same types of things i am, and even if not, that they are passionate about something, interested in something, anything other than making a few lousy cents from this site. That's just me... I guess i am pretty picky about those that i add and those that i don't. I've also found myself deleting people from my list because they just stopped caring about their posts, and completely stopped any kind of effort. Though i've also rarely, but i have found myself requesting some people as friends, because they are quite interesting.
2 Mar 07
Up to now I have only denied one friend request, simply because I felt the person wasn't relly all that interested in my discussions. I have far too many friends listed now though, and most of them do not re spond to my discussions and I will have to delete a few soon. I do feel a bit guilty about deleting though
• United States
12 Mar 07
Hi Nascar_girl_4jr, I'm really glad you asked this question. I'm looking forward to reading the replies. The reason is: I'm sitting on requests from several Mylotters, who I have yet to accept or deny. Like you, I'm rather particular about who I call friend. And, I don't have a whole lot of time to participate here. If I accepted all friends requests I would probably not have the time to respond to all of their posts. I would feel badly about that, and I suspect it might be offensive to the other person as well. Moreover, I've come to appreciate discussions that I genuinely care about. So, I think that I'll just continue to be picky. If I find many questions/replies from one person which appeal to me ... then that is the type of participant that I'd like to add to my friend's list. Now, my question is: Is it more annoying to ignore a friend's request or to just deny it? Questions of online etiquette .... Uggghhhh!!!