What exactly does being a "friend" get you?

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    I'm starting to get requests from people to be my "friend." If I were to say "yes," what exactly does that entitle my friends to? There are people on allnurses.com that I probably want to say "yes" to -- but I am hesitant to do so without knowing exactly what that entails.

    Can someone enlighten me?
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    Quote from llg
    I'm starting to get requests from people to be my "friend." If I were to say "yes," what exactly does that entitle my friends to? There are people on allnurses.com that I probably want to say "yes" to -- but I am hesitant to do so without knowing exactly what that entails.

    Can someone enlighten me?

    Seems very juvenile to me. Like a popularity thing on MySpace etc. I do not think it means anything. Just a "networking" feature; but isn't that what we are doing here anyway?
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    Quote from shelly304
    Seems very juvenile to me. Like a popularity thing on MySpace etc. I do not think it means anything. Just a "networking" feature; but isn't that what we are doing here anyway?
    Thanks, Shelly. I think that is my point. I can't see that there is any "functionality" associated with it -- so I don't see the reason for its existence. I don't understand why it exists if it includes no functionality.

    On the other hand, I don't want to offend anyone by not allowing myself to officially "have friends."
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    Well, it allows you to pm a whole bunch of people at a time.

    Basically, I'm in it for the MySpace-iness of it all. But also, I have been using it to reach out to people with whom I've had some contact but would welcome more, particularly posters who might feel a little disenfranchised for various reasons, and it has led to some PM's from people who had questions but felt, perhaps, that I didn't want to be bothered. Now they know it's okay.

    It's certainly not required.
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    On thing you can do it click "My Contacts" and private message any or all of your friends. Also you can see which of your friends are online.

    I think it you like to "network" in private messages, rather than on the boards, this is another way to do it.
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    ilg, i had the same question.
    being a member here since 2000, i never understood the buddy list.
    the ignore list?
    sure.
    i've gotten invites from people that i've never had contact with, lol.
    but it's been fun messaging on the profile pages.

    leslie
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    brian faq answer: friends and contacts
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