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    What features are provided if someone becomes my Excel Forum Friend?

    I have accepted some "Friend" requests on the forum but can't figure out what that does for me. Other than having a list of people who are now my "friends" what features are provided? It doesn't seem to, for example, notify me of their posts, or anything else that I can find.
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    Re: What features are provided if someone becomes my Excel Forum Friend?

    As far as l am aware, there are NO features associated with a friend status. I accepted a few in the early days but there's probably only half a dozen and Im not sure if they are all still around.

    I don't accept ANY new friend requests now ... I think it probably gives people the wrong impression.
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    Re: What features are provided if someone becomes my Excel Forum Friend?

    I don't accept ANY new friend requests now ... I think it probably gives people the wrong impression.
    Dittos. I stopped a couple of years back and even went back at that time and removed virtually anyone that I did not recognize as a regular. I think I am now friendless.

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    Re: What features are provided if someone becomes my Excel Forum Friend?

    I reject all of them - as a mod, I dont want anyone looking at my profile and thinking that I might give another member preferential treatment. I find that requests tend to come from new members who probably expect Ill be more likely to help them if they want to be my friend or from someone Ive already helped who think its a way of saying thanks.
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    Re: What features are provided if someone becomes my Excel Forum Friend?

    I find that requests tend to come from new members who probably expect Ill be more likely to help them if they want to be my friend or from someone Ive already helped who think its a way of saying thanks.
    I held/hold similar opinions. Quite often they seem to come from new users, and not necessarily those involved with threads I have answered.

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    Re: What features are provided if someone becomes my Excel Forum Friend?

    I remember asking this same question here years ago - I had (and still have) no idea what the point of Friend Requests is all about.

    That said, though, I usually accept all Friend requests, so I'm collecting them !!

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    Re: What features are provided if someone becomes my Excel Forum Friend?

    They are switched off on other vBulletin fora I frequent!!!

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