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Jan 20, 2014 7:56 PM

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So I see people who put in their profile: "I refuse random friend requests".

Got me wondering why? What's the big deal? Is there something they can see/access differently if they are in your friends list? Is there a friend limit?

What's your take?
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#2
Jan 20, 2014 7:57 PM

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I just accept everything because I don't give a shit and have no reason to refuse them.
 
#3
Jan 20, 2014 7:57 PM

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I would accept them I guess.
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Jan 20, 2014 7:59 PM

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Call it a common courtesy. I send a message of some sort (on the rare occasion that I'm the one sending the request) and I'd like the same in return.

I really don't even see the need for it. I can still be friends with people even if they're not on some silly little list. I consider Tallon my friend even though he's not on my list. Same with JustALEX and others. Whether they share the same sentiments is up to them.

I signed up to list anime, not friends.




 
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Jan 20, 2014 7:59 PM

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How dare anyone try to be friendly or increase their friend list on here.

Personally, I don't think it's a big deal on forums like these where the friend's list is kind of just an added oh hey, I kinda know this person. Hell, maybe you would find out after looking at their profile you have a lot in common an then you'll get married and live happily ever after.
 
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Jan 20, 2014 8:00 PM
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Well, because all of my friends here will have access to my skype profile. Except Tallon.
 
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Jan 20, 2014 8:02 PM

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worldeditor11 said:
Well, because all of my friends here will have access to my skype profile. Except Tallon.


I ain't skyping with nobody nohow.
 
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Jan 20, 2014 8:03 PM
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TallonKarrde23 said:
worldeditor11 said:
Well, because all of my friends here will have access to my skype profile. Except Tallon.


I ain't skyping with nobody nohow.


Pffffft. You are fine with Steam chat but not Skype.
 
#9
Jan 20, 2014 8:05 PM

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Deny them, keep that list of friends tidy...

I'd at least like a "hello".
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Jan 20, 2014 8:07 PM

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I accept friend random requests and I send them too.
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Jan 20, 2014 8:08 PM

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anyone want to add me on skype for lolz? i don't really care tbh about how i add as long as they are there just to rape me.
anime with cute girls is my thing.
 
Jan 20, 2014 8:10 PM

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text27 said:
anyone want to add me on skype for lolz? i don't really care tbh about how i add as long as they are there just to rape me.


I ain't skyping with nobody nohow.
 
Jan 20, 2014 8:16 PM

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It's MAL, the first friend I sent a request to on MAL was a fellow nub at the time and I was like "What the hey? I try to see the good in everybody, ideally I want to see where everybody on MAL are all friends, linking hands, and singing "Kumbaya"
Korrvo said:
I like lolis.

I don't like them sexually.

It's hard to not like lolis, their cuteness pander to the same emotions that naturally makes us fathers.

But it's hard to get off to anything that doesn't have any adult women characteristics like large tits, ass, and thighs.




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Jan 20, 2014 8:17 PM

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TallonKarrde23 said:
text27 said:
anyone want to add me on skype for lolz? i don't really care tbh about how i add as long as they are there just to rape me.


I ain't skyping with nobody nohow.
i use it just to chat o.O
no furrie shit.
anime with cute girls is my thing.
 
Jan 20, 2014 8:18 PM

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If my account is public on whatever site, I'll accept random requests unless it's obviously a spam account.
 
Jan 20, 2014 8:18 PM

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I accept them even though I don't really talk to or know the people that send me requests
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Jan 20, 2014 8:20 PM
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i accept random friend request

but as for the question why some people do not accept random friend request that i do not know because myanimelist is not like facebook that has privacy settings anyway that you can hide posts from a none friend for example
 
Jan 20, 2014 8:21 PM

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i never get friend requests! i have one friend. lol. but people sometimes write nice things on my profile and thats good enough for me. tx guys!
 
Jan 20, 2014 8:22 PM
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daintybiscuit said:
i never get friend requests! i have one friend. lol. but people sometimes write nice things on my profile and thats good enough for me. tx guys!


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MissYuuki | Yesterday, 10:06 PM
Would you please accept my friendrequest? I would like to respond to that kind message you send me. :)
 
Jan 20, 2014 8:24 PM

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daintybiscuit said:
i never get friend requests! i have one friend. lol. but people sometimes write nice things on my profile and thats good enough for me. tx guys!
I'll stick with the steamy PMs if it's all the same to you.




 
Jan 20, 2014 8:26 PM

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I see no reason not to accept the friend request. For a while I had a tinyurl that lead right to the "Send Friend Request" on my page.
 
Jan 20, 2014 8:28 PM

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Ntad said:
daintybiscuit said:
i never get friend requests! i have one friend. lol. but people sometimes write nice things on my profile and thats good enough for me. tx guys!
I'll stick with the steamy PMs if it's all the same to you.


i'm good at that ;)
 
Jan 20, 2014 8:29 PM

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worldeditor11 said:
daintybiscuit said:
i never get friend requests! i have one friend. lol. but people sometimes write nice things on my profile and thats good enough for me. tx guys!


Lies.


MissYuuki | Yesterday, 10:06 PM
Would you please accept my friendrequest? I would like to respond to that kind message you send me. :)


no way. i am totally not using MAL correctly? LOL
Edit: MissYuuki I will track you down tomorrow ^^
Edit: Wow, i just assumed i'd get an email saying there's a request. I feel like an ass.
 
Jan 20, 2014 8:29 PM

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If I see a friend request and I don't recognize their username, denied.
 
Jan 20, 2014 8:31 PM

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The reasons why I deny friend requests is:

1. They might comment something rude(That's why I enable only my friends can comment on my profile), which means I'm letting my guard way too down if I accept it. Who knows that it might be a troll/troll account just to bash me.
2. I see no reason to accept it.
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Jan 20, 2014 8:51 PM

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Online friends are a big deal for some, for whatever reason, maybe because that's all they have. So they don't accept anyone unconditionally.

Personally, when I look at my friends list to see who's online and who is still dead, I want to see people I actually kinda-sorta care about and like to talk to. Simple as that.

I don't write that shit on my profile though, it only gets ignored anyway.
 
Jan 20, 2014 9:14 PM

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Just like random club invites, I don't really make a fuss over it, but I don't like when people randomly send me requests and then don't even respond to my greetings. It's like why add me in the first place?

Although I did deny one friend request once. It was a pic of some sexy Latina woman and I checked out her profile to learn she was trying to phish other people. Needless to say she got deported declined.
 
Jan 20, 2014 9:17 PM
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I used to not, but then I thought "Why not?", so now I do-- insightful. I always wonder why they ask or how they found my profile though because the ones I used to deny I'd never seen posting before.
 
Jan 20, 2014 9:17 PM

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Tennouji_ said:
The reasons why I deny friend requests is:

1. They might comment something rude(That's why I enable only my friends can comment on my profile), which means I'm letting my guard way too down if I accept it. Who knows that it might be a troll/troll account just to bash me.
this makes you look like a bitchy internet user... i accept my friends and people who beat me in arguments...and troll. trolls are fun.
anime with cute girls is my thing.
 
Jan 20, 2014 9:19 PM

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Forgetfulness said:
If I see a friend request and I don't recognize their username, denied.
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Jan 20, 2014 9:20 PM

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I accept any and all friend requests.
 
Jan 20, 2014 9:22 PM

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on FB I won't accept random friend requests to protect my privacy... but here I couldn't care less. What are they going to see that they wouldn't see anyway on mal?
 
Jan 20, 2014 9:22 PM

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no one friend request me i'm too special...
anime with cute girls is my thing.
 
Jan 20, 2014 9:22 PM

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daintybiscuit said:
i never get friend requests! i have one friend. lol. but people sometimes write nice things on my profile and thats good enough for me. tx guys!
d-d-d-do YoU wAnNa Be FrIeNdS lOl XD =P ?

OnT: yes, I usually only ask them why they added me?
 
Jan 20, 2014 9:22 PM

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on FB I won't accept random friend requests to protect my privacy... but here I couldn't care less. What are they going to see that they wouldn't see anyway on mal?
FB sucks switch to G+
anime with cute girls is my thing.
 
Jan 20, 2014 9:28 PM

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I usually accept random friend requests until I've got a pretty good sense of the forum and the people and I start making real friends so I get pickier with who I accept. I never started as a rule. It's just what seems to happen with me.
 
Jan 20, 2014 9:35 PM

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I see nothing wrong with it, so I accept them. Although I never understand when people leave comments for friends only, like how the heck am I supppse to have a conversation? (I am not going as far as to pm them though) And if they get negative comments, they could simply not reply or delete them.

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Online friends are a big deal for some, for whatever reason, maybe because that's all they have. So they don't accept anyone unconditionally.

Personally, when I look at my friends list to see who's online and who is still dead, I want to see people I actually kinda-sorta care about and like to talk to. Simple as that.

I don't write that shit on my profile though, it only gets ignored anyway.

This made me chuckle a bit, there may have been multiple times where you thought I was dead
Modified by ThePimp, Jan 20, 2014 9:42 PM
 
Jan 20, 2014 9:37 PM

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I've had one friend request, but i didn't realize it so...... WOOPS? April 2013 lool

 
Jan 20, 2014 9:43 PM
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I prefer to have people who have made an effort to talk me, and then have kept in touch, on my friends list. I've had people friend me, and then never speak with me afterwards. If you at least took interest in something about me on here, why not comment to me about it, or just drop me a simple "hello" instead? If you care enough about my posts or updates, you'd easily be able to find me without needing to list my name on your own profile either.
 
Jan 20, 2014 9:45 PM

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I used to deny random friend requests but then I realized I was acting a little uppity so I accept them now

 
Jan 20, 2014 9:49 PM

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It depends. I don't want to add someone just to never see or interact with them again.
 
Jan 20, 2014 9:59 PM

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I send some requests to people if they have high compatibility with me. Majority of people on my friend's list are people I know from different sites or in real life though.
 
Jan 20, 2014 10:01 PM

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Gotta catch them all.. Oh hell no.
 
Jan 20, 2014 10:08 PM

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I check their profile and if I hate their favourties or something else about them I'll ignore it, otherwise I'll accept. Though that's just my pointless, superficial screening process for out of the blue FR's without an attached comment. If someone actually starts a conversation or at least gives a reason I'll accept no matter how bad different their taste is.

Since I don't tinker with the privacy settings, it's all the same to me whether someone is on my friend list or not. So I only go to the effort of adding someone if I know them from another website.
 
Jan 20, 2014 10:11 PM

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I think the question is being framed backwards. Why should I accept your friend request if I neither know you nor consider you a friend?
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Jan 20, 2014 10:15 PM

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I do. I have no reason not to, most of the random friend requests come from Naruto and Bakemonogatari fans. The friend feature is mostly pointless anyway.
 
Jan 20, 2014 11:09 PM

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i accept all of them.
 
Jan 20, 2014 11:44 PM

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I'm already friends with everyone on the planet, so if they want to be marked on MAL - so be it~l
 
Jan 20, 2014 11:46 PM

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I don't think any of my friend request have been completely random, but hey I'll accept all invitations.
 
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