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#1 Old 04-18-2010, 12:59 PM
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Can someone tell me how this works?



Is it as simple as asking someone to be a friend or is there more to it?



If the above is correct what is the etiquette?



Will being the only person, as far as I am aware, from the country I reside in on VB exclude me from having friends.



Also once you have become friends with someone is anything different?



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#2 Old 04-18-2010, 01:10 PM
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The only thing that's different is they appear on your contacts list in your profile, and you'll see them first in the list of who's online at the bottom of the home page.



People generally ask to be friends if you've interacted on the board in some way, like you replied to each other's posts and agreed or had a laugh together, or if you've exchanged visitor messages on your profile. But the worst that can happen with a random request is that they don't accept, which is hardly the end of the world. Hardly any of my VB friends live in my country, so it definitely doesn't stop you being friends.



If you want to add someone, maybe just send them a PM or visitor message saying you like their posts and want to add them. 99% of people will be happy to add you, I bet.
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#3 Old 04-18-2010, 03:49 PM
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Also, once you become friends with someone, you'll see a "+" next to their name in the Online User's list, as well as the the Recent Visitors list on your profile.

And I know I'm not the only person on here that feels special when someone adds them, so if you want to add anyone, I'm pretty sure they'd accept! Everyone here is pretty cool and friendly. And, agreed, the worst thing that could happen is them not accepting, so it's not that bad.

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Things will definitely be different, and whether you're ready for it depends on whether you're ready to commit your whole being to that kind of process. Becoming a parent is a big step, and even if you like another VB member's posts, that doesn't mean you will necessarily be able to have the mental resources to raise kids with that person. When you think about a friend request, don't just think about your avatar showing on that person's user profile. You need to be a responsible adult and also think about changing diapers, helping the offspring through puberty, and the very real possibility of divorce.

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Well... Stuff CAN change... For instance, if someone has set parts of his or her profile and/or visitor messages to be seen by friends only, then you can't see 'em until that person adds you as a friend.
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Friends' doesn't mean all that much to me, I'll friend anyone who asks lol
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Well... Stuff CAN change... For instance, if someone has set parts of his or her profile and/or visitor messages to be seen by friends only, then you can't see 'em until that person adds you as a friend.

Yes, and I believe this includes pictures / albums you upload. Not sure if many people are aware of this.

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#8 Old 04-20-2010, 05:24 PM
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The "Friends" function is actually a massive database being compiled by a third party resource. When you request or accept someone as a friend, you inadvertently agree to a digital contract to become that person's godparent and they become yours. If requested, you also are indebted to them for at least one "big favor". In all fairness, if nothing has been requested from you (or by you) before severing the friendship, no penalties are applied and no further communication between yourself and and the former friend is required. The third party database is purged after 12 year from inception. However, backups of that database may linger for up to 25 years.



I think it gets a little more technical, but I'm not sure.
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It was a massive step and very mentally taxing when I decided to ask SS to be my VB friend.

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It was a massive step and very mentally taxing when I decided to ask SS to be my VB friend.



Yanno, I didn't want to say anything, but that now explains that twitch and intermittent bugging of the eyes thing you have going on. *runs and hides*

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Well... Stuff CAN change... For instance, if someone has set parts of his or her profile and/or visitor messages to be seen by friends only, then you can't see 'em until that person adds you as a friend.



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Yes, and I believe this includes pictures / albums you upload. Not sure if many people are aware of this.



For some people, that's the specific reason why they set it to be seen by their friends only.

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