Friend Requests

by Chris W. Sutton 46 replies
I just wanted to point out that you should probably be very careful about who you add as friends.

I'm sure there will be people asking a lot of warriors to be their friend just to build up a reputation. A lot of new people in the forum may look at all the friends someone has and think they can trust them. The same thing happened with the number of posts in the old forum.

Just think how that will affect YOUR reputation if that someone turns out to be a troll or scammer. It will be guilt by association.

So, just make sure you know who you are adding as a friend. As for me, I am making sure that I KNOW who you are before I add you as a friend. Please don't get insulted if I don't add you because it doesn't mean I am snooty, a jerk or anything else. I just want to be careful!

By the way, if you are my friend and I haven't added you, please let me know because I am having trouble remembering who is my friend or not. AND if some of my friends don't quit making fun of me, I will delete you from my friend list. I DO have feelings you know! Well, I USED to have feelings anyway.

Take care!
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  • Profile picture of the author Amanda K. Jones
    Good advice, my friend.
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    • Profile picture of the author KimW
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
      In another attempt to be removed from the Sutton friends list, I've dredged up a photo of Sutton at a recent party. He sure loves his cowboy hats:

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      • Profile picture of the author GarrieWilson
        Originally Posted by Kevin Riley View Post

        In another attempt to be removed from the Sutton friends list, I've dredged up a photo of Sutton at a recent party.
        I don't even wanna know what sites you visit....
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      • Profile picture of the author Adeel_Chowdhry
        Originally Posted by Kevin Riley View Post

        In another attempt to be removed from the Sutton friends list, I've dredged up a photo of Sutton at a recent party. He sure loves his cowboy hats:


        Damn Riley!

        ...is that you I see in the background...
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        • Profile picture of the author jhongren
          thanks Chris, no wonder I have requests from members to add them as friends... i thought they "like" me....haha

          John
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          • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
            What I don't understand is why all these people want me to be my friend.

            Don't they know that I'm an old, ornery, crotchety, pig headed, bull headed,
            stubborn kill joy whose idea of fun is writing and extra 3 articles on the joys
            of traffic generation?

            I mean who would want to be friends with somebody like THAT?

            Would YOU Roger?
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              • Profile picture of the author ExRat
                Hi Steven,

                Don't they know that I'm an old, ornery, crotchety, pig headed, bull headed, stubborn kill joy
                Birds of a feather...

                or alternatively -

                Keep your friends close, keep your enemies closer

                No, but seriously, I was willing to put all of your personality challenges on one side because I like to see through the bad stuff and just concentrate on the wholesome inner core values.

                Not really, the truth of what happened was that I reported all of your posts, with the infraction being 'shouldn't all of these internet marketing posts be in Mind warriors?' and the moderator's response was to punish me by hacking my account and sending you a friend request.

                I hope you (and anyone reading) knows when I'm being cheeky and taking the mick :p I've tested you out with enough jokes over the last year or two, and anyone who is weird enough to understand my twisted humour deserves a friend request.
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                • Profile picture of the author KarlWarren
                  Originally Posted by ExRat View Post

                  Hi Steven,

                  Not really, the truth of what happened was that I reported all of your posts, with the infraction being 'shouldn't all of these internet marketing posts be in Mind warriors?' and the moderator's response was to punish me by hacking my account and sending you a friend request.
                  Mega-splorf!!!!!

                  Just brilliant.
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      • Profile picture of the author zerofill
        Originally Posted by Kevin Riley View Post

        In another attempt to be removed from the Sutton friends list, I've dredged up a photo of Sutton at a recent party. He sure loves his cowboy hats:

        LOL thats really friendly!
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      • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
        Originally Posted by Kevin Riley View Post

        In another attempt to be removed from the Sutton friends list, I've dredged up a photo of Sutton at a recent party. He sure loves his cowboy hats:

        OMG
        That is bloody horrible, (and I just had my lunch)

        Kymi
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      • Profile picture of the author xmx
        Originally Posted by Kevin Riley View Post

        In another attempt to be removed from the Sutton friends list, I've dredged up a photo of Sutton at a recent party. He sure loves his cowboy hats:

        Kevin,

        I imagine you have a couple of virtual assistants that
        exclusively look for this kind of pictures for you 24 hours
        a day, 7 days a week...


        cheers,

        Gian
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        • Profile picture of the author Chicks
          I can only say, learn to know your enemies.

          Cheers
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        • Profile picture of the author zerofill
          Actually as far as the friends requests goes. I leave them in queue unless I have talked to them a lot on here in PMs or threads or.... people that I have talked to in chat every week where...

          Kevin brings naked cowboy pictures to the chat every week...and his mangy chicken...

          I get to hear Fullman snore every week.

          Judy just comes with whips and chains to dominate all us males...

          Jason brings friends (puppets)

          Terry cusses often as much as I do...seem to find the same things funny...like Jason being abused...

          Johnny gives me freebies (don't ask)

          George tells us he is god

          etc etc....

          You know...typical IM marketing stuff....
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    Originally Posted by Chris W. Sutton View Post

    AND if some of my friends don't quit making fun of me, I will delete you from my friend list.
    Or you could shoot them.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
      Hi Chris,

      I guess you forgot me!

      Hey, Good post and a Good reminder for all Warriors.

      Thanks,
      Have a Great Day!
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      • Profile picture of the author Texas_Guns
        That's good advise. For sure we'll get
        those with "MySpace Mentality" trying
        to make friends with anyone with over
        100 posts.

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        out and found 2 people that fit the
        above, became friends with them, and
        saw that I had 4 rep points right away.

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  • Profile picture of the author Bev Clement
    Riley have you been at the Sake again?

    Chris isn't Friends a television programme?

    Nathan, the problem is most people won't read a disclaimer, and assume you are like them. There are a few scam artists here, and they have friends who are less well known as scam artists. But, like minded people often work together.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
      Originally Posted by Bev Clement View Post


      ...

      There are a few scam artists here, and they have friends who are less well known as scam artists. But, like minded people often work together.
      I know it will never happen, but how do we ALL know who these scammers are? I certainly don't. I am adding friends based on a few factors, but it's not impossible that I could inadvertantly add a scammer/spammer.

      The only recourse we have in that situation is to immediately drop them as a friend, and move on.

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    • Profile picture of the author Jelasco
      Where is this friend request system? I want make sure not to add anyone, since Mommy said not to talk to strangers.

      Plus in business, the last thing you would want to do is meet new people.

      I'm not sure how people are supposed to know everything their "friends" are doing. Maybe we should just assume that since there are some scammers around here, we can't trust anyone.

      This reminds me of a non-customer who wrote in to say she wanted to buy my product, but she had bought something else from someone else who lives in my home state and was unhappy with that purchase, so she couldn't trust me. That's fair, since all the millions of us here know each other personally.
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    Originally Posted by Chris W. Sutton View Post


    Just think how that will affect YOUR reputation if that someone turns out to be a troll or scammer. It will be guilt by association.

    I understand what your saying overall.

    are you saying that this is going to reflect our rep via script somehow?

    or if someone see's this scammers friends by checking their profile?
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris W. Sutton
    Actually, Pete, I am saying that if someone gains a bad rep around here, I don't want people to associate me with them. By putting someone on your friend list, the assumption is that you are, in fact, friends with them.

    Everyone I have put on my list, I have gotten to know and I have respect for them. Does that mean they are all angels? No! What I am saying is that some unscrupulous people may try to get a lot of friends so that they LOOK legitimate. That is why I am saying to make sure you know the people you put on your list.

    It's the same way that some people tried to make a ton of posts so they could look like senior warriors in the old forum. New people would look at the number of posts someone had and assume they were a trusted person if they had a lot.

    Anyway, I will only be putting people I know on my friend list BUT after that picture Kevin Riley posted about me, he will be the first to come OFF my friend list!!! Aww, heck, who am I kidding? I will be leaving Kevin on the list simply because he's well-known and I need the "benefits by association" I get by having him on there!
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    hahahahaha


    ...



    that was awesome!
    Okay, you can stay on my list too, Eric!

    I hadn't heard anything out of you in such a long time that I thought you might have gotten fat and happy and retired to a life of fishing and drinking beer!

    I'm glad to see you back again!
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    • Profile picture of the author John Rowe
      Oh man... is that the Super Soaker Max Infusion Flash Flood?
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    • Profile picture of the author Eric Louviere
      Originally Posted by Chris W. Sutton View Post

      Okay, you can stay on my list too, Eric!

      I hadn't heard anything out of you in such a long time that I thought you might have gotten fat and happy and retired to a life of fishing and drinking beer!

      I'm glad to see you back again!
      I'm still here. people just pick on me more than they used to, so I hide — to protect my sensitive feelings from getting stampeded by bad-bad, meanie-meanie people.

      ~Eric
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      • Profile picture of the author tommygadget
        Kevin, that was just wrong on so many levels. Wish I had thought of it first, but I'd have a lotta 'splaining to do if the wife was looking at my computer.

        TomG.
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        • Profile picture of the author ExRat
          Hi,



          PMSL here at -

          1) Kevin's photo (the one where he removed his own head and stuck Chris's on )

          2) John Rowe for -

          a)
          Oh man... is that the Super Soaker Max Infusion Flash Flood?
          (lucky the photo doesn't go any lower or I'd be wondering what you were referring to)

          b) the avatar and sub head

          SPLORF!

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          • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
            Yeah...

            That's my excuse for having no friends either....I'm playing it safe, just in case you lot turn out to be scammers

            Honest...

            Jay

            p.s. Add Me ** Cough **..lol
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            • Profile picture of the author Graham Maddison
              Thanks for the advice guys, I have had quite a few "friend" request from people I know nothing of...I just put them on the back burner for now....but now I guess I'll be hitting the request denied button.

              Cheers,

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              • On a related subject, check out who decided she's a 'fan' of me over at Digg: A 20 year-old female from Romania. Bucuresti (RO) who joined Digg on August 7th, 2008

                It must be my profile pic...
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                • Profile picture of the author VegasVince
                  For the love of God...it's not like you'se people are offering up your Social Security number and Platinum American Express number etc.

                  It's not like deciding whether to covertly pull the plug on your mother-n-law...whom you have hated since the last lifetime etc.

                  And I'm pretty sure your secret Swiss Bank accounts wont get hacked either. Relax, peeps. Life is too long to be so paranoid.

                  As for me?

                  Vinnie here will take on anybody as a friend....prince, princess, pauper, whore, and even bores....cuz the reject you'se people toss away might be some hot rich IM chick who bails my ass out of the slammer one day.

                  xxx Vegas Vince

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                  • Profile picture of the author ExRat
                    Hi Vince,

                    pauper, whore, and even bores
                    Oh good...
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                      Originally Posted by ExRat View Post

                      Hi Vince,



                      Oh good...


                      Actually I took you on Rat...cuz you knew all the lyrics to that Prince song...which was damn impressive. lol.


                      xxx Vegas Vince
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                      • Profile picture of the author ExRat
                        Hi Vince,

                        And do I detect a softening of the attitude towards the new forum and the Web 2.0 thingies - what with the avatar (picture) and the friends function? Sometimes we need to be dragged kicking and screaming into new technology for our own good...

                        Actually I took you on Rat...cuz you knew all the lyrics to that Prince song...which was damn impressive. lol.
                        It's one of my (many) weirdisms...as a youngster, for a long time I had no father figure and spent a lot of time on my own listening to music...consequently I ended up becoming 'well read' in a wide range of lyrics to songs. I even found a father figure (by proxy) in one particularly wise lyricist.

                        This later developed into a love of wise quotes and sayings. I might be one of only a few strange people in the world almost purely raised and educated by rock stars, by proxy.

                        I once played a game of 'name that tune' with an ex gf by shoving a huge stack of LP inlays with lyrics on them and told her to start with one (ungeneric) randomly chosen word and if I couldn't name the tune, album and band with the one word, then she would add the second word, third etc. Out of hundreds I got most in one or two words.

                        Kind of strange I guess and not particularly useful or monetisable, but I presume it has a little more value than being able to recite every word of 'Friends' or some other ghastly TV fantasy. And whereas my hero was someone I didn't know, I made sure I'm my own son's hero and the person he turns to for wisdom and guidance - and that's all that really matters in the big picture :-) So it aint all bad...

                        Here are two of my favourites from that surrogate father figure -

                        (I'm pretty sure you'll appreciate these two Vince)

                        STIFF LITTLE FINGERS Lyrics - STANDS TO REASON

                        STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - THE PRICE OF ADMISSION LYRICS

                        Edit - nearly forgot the ultimate 'ExRat' anthem - (contains 'f' word)

                        http://www.plyrics.com/lyrics/stiffl.../breakout.html
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                  Originally Posted by Vince Runza Online View Post

                  On a related subject, check out who decided she's a 'fan' of me over at Digg: A 20 year-old female from Romania. Bucuresti (RO) who joined Digg on August 7th, 2008

                  It must be my profile pic...
                  Vince. Someone lied to her and said you were [s]impotent[/s] important.

                  EDIT: What? [s] doesn't work anymore? There goes some of my fun.
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                  • Originally Posted by Kevin Riley View Post

                    Vince. Someone lied to her and said you were [s]impotent[/s] important.

                    EDIT: What? [s] doesn't work anymore? There goes some of my fun.
                    Yeah! I miss strikeouts! As for the other comment -- you'll get yours, Riley! }:-(
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                      Originally Posted by Vince Runza Online View Post

                      Yeah! I miss strikeouts! As for the other comment -- you'll get yours, Riley! }:-(
                      Oh I'm sure you'll try to get your revenge Runza, but you'll never quite catch up to me. You're way to easy a target!
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                    Originally Posted by Kevin Riley View Post

                    Vince. Someone lied to her and said you were [s]impotent[/s] important.

                    EDIT: What? [s] doesn't work anymore? There goes some of my fun.
                    Maybe you could bribe Allen to add them?

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              Cant you remove them if you want to sever ties with them? It is just a matter of clicking a few links,thats all.

              Suthan "The Friend You Need" M :-P
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris W. Sutton
    Yeah Chris - ever since I added you as my friend I've had this hinky feeling in the pit of my stomach
    "Dadgumit, Beulah, give me your dadgum hinky so I can blow my nose!" Ooooookay, so how did something like that get in the pit of your stomach?

    Kevin,

    Nobody believes that crap about the picutre being a photo of me. Everyone knows that YOU are the only person who could possibly be THAT hairy! Add that to your proclivity for hamsters and dresses and I think we all know which little piggy had the roast BEEF and which one didn't!
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeRogers
      All-in-all, I prefer, "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" to the whole Friends thing...

      Well, I guess that's just a "Rogers" trait though -->
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