I'm indifferent to changes like that. If the person ends up seeming creepy or there's something else I really don't like about them, I'll just delete them. Although I usually read a few questions and answers the person has posted before I accept a friend request, just to get a feel for who they might be.
It's a good decision because I know of a couple of users who have been stalked(literally, stalked by loonies on this site).
Speaking of stalking, there seems to be a particular almost 30 year old virgin on here who creates multiple accounts daily to ask questions nonstop and with those accounts, he enjoys answering my questions. I won't say names, but I will say he had an account, deleted it and created another account and continues to act like a retard.
Thanks for the tip, I was going to actually email you and let you know why I didn't add you. But you know now I wasn't able to inbox you to explain. I don't accept friend request , I just give advice. But if I start you will be at the top of the list.
I don't like it sometimes I want to message someone for more info on a question or if I add someone as a friend I want them to know why I added them. I think it defeats the purpose to have that feature.
No I don't like it at ALL...I don't usually need to message my friends..I can chat with most of them...maybe even e-mail...but now...with most strangers, I have to converse with them publicly or not at all..I realize that there is the option to turn the message back on...but I doubt that everyone is even aware of the situation...maybe it would be OK if THEY chose the option for Friend Only Messages..but after all..they could always block. I used to message non-friends on here quite a bit and that is not flying at the current time../:/:/:
Given the state of the sheer insanity that goes on here that we don't know about, plus the amount of feedback admin receives from users, it's not surprising. Of course, admin could have acted on their own accordance, because not only does someone have to be a 'friend' to get a message, they have to be such to make wall posts as well.
This was a really bad idea
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