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What's the deal with friend requests here?

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Specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

I've been here for seven years, and have never received a friend request. Now all of a sudden, I've received four of them in the past month. I've friended everyone who has requested, because I'm generally a genial, likable person (contrary to how ornery I may appear here at times), but I'm not really sure on what purpose "friending" someone here serves?

Anyone know?

traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS

Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU. Has 27 years experience.

This started awhile back and was meant to be able to keep in touch with those posters whom you:

1. Had a lot in common

2. Wanted to see what they were posting

3. Wanted to keep track of a topic

4. Wanted to track a friend.

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

Ah, okay. Thanks!

:yeah:

You are too funny!

I usually have found friends who are like "spirits" all those on my list (I think) are such in one way or another. Maybe they are people who you have copied and kept posts of personal/clinical advice on a Word document on your hard drive to use as reference. Maybe you find you have spit coffee on your screen now more than just a few times because of their smart*** posts and they always brighten up your day. Maybe you have PM'd them for specific advice, and you feel they are mentors for you... or vice versa. I'm in my 40's but one or two of my friends, I'll go to when I need a shoulder to :crying2: upon.

So as far as you go klone, you just need to make me laugh.

traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS

Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU. Has 27 years experience.

Onaclearday - great points.

OCNRN63, RN

Specializes in Oncology; medical specialty website.

Ah, okay. Thanks!

Just for that, I'm going to "friend request you."

(As soon as I figure out how to do it.)

A friend in need, is a friend indeed. (Don't know how that applies, just like the sound of it!)

mochamonster

Specializes in ICU.

LOL, I have a hard enough time making friends in real life! :lol2: This is simply too much pressure! ;)

I usually have found friends who are like "spirits"

Oops. Not that yall are like "spirits" as in poltergeist, but, "like spirits", as in well, you know what I mean.

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

LOL, I have a hard enough time making friends in real life! :lol2: This is simply too much pressure! ;)

It kind of is a lot of pressure.

I feel like along with accepting a friend request, I have a heightened expectation of...something. But I don't exactly know what. Write on their wall? Post "atta girl!" to their posts asking for support?

I've never been particularly socially ept (is 'ept' actually a word?).

Well, if there is inept, there should be ept. I think friends are people whose posts or private messages you especially look forward to.

OttawaRPN

Specializes in acute care med/surg, LTC, orthopedics. Has 5 years experience.

Well, if there is inept, there should be ept. I think friends are people whose posts or private messages you especially look forward to.

Aww, that just makes me feel all warm and tingly inside.... :redpinkhe

I'm gonna have to find myself some friends, kinda feels like Kindergarten all over again.

:o

OCNRN63, RN

Specializes in Oncology; medical specialty website.

Aww, that just makes me feel all warm and tingly inside.... :redpinkhe

I'm gonna have to find myself some friends, kinda feels like Kindergarten all over again.

:o

Dude. Tell me about it. I only have two friends. And Mom didn't even let me go to kindergarten.

ebear, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg/Peds/O.R./Legal/cardiology. Has 37 years experience.

HA! How do you do the "friend" thing on here?? :cheers:

Crux1024

Specializes in Cardiac Telemetry, Emergency, SAFE.

I have no "friends", but thats ok! Im not that interesting anyways.

I like reading, long walks on the beach, trying to remember what 2nd degree Type II heart block looks like, and spending loong, loong nights, reorienting the gently senile population that seem to flock to my rooms.

HA! How do you do the "friend" thing on here?? :cheers:

you click on the poster's profile page (blue circle) and on the right, it gives you an option to "befriend".

i've sent friend requests to people who either i've known for awhile (and obviously like), and/or appreciate a person's posts/input.

it's an olive branch, if you will.

after that, i feel no further obligations.:)

leslie

I would be happy to get a friend request on any site or forum that is not a spammer or a scammer, been getting way too many of the latter two for awhile now!

ebear, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg/Peds/O.R./Legal/cardiology. Has 37 years experience.

Thanks, Leslie!:)