Now..we have this---> Enable receiving friend requests...My account is set up as Private..but Messaging was changed so new members have to enable the Message option...I want strangers to be able to message me..if I do not..then is that not what the "block" option is for? So..now I have to publicly court some man or woman..in order to send them a Friend Request?
Thanks for the feedback. This is a change that we feel was made for the better. As you know, you can enable it easily.
People join communities for a broad span of reasons - to get advice, exchange knowledge, mentor, reminisce, unwind, etc. A few come to make connections and develop relationships with other users, but via feedback, we have found that many members are NOT interested in this feature (Not everyone wants strangers to be able to message them), so we wanted to make it an option!