Sorry,I don't mean to be sarcastic but I can't help asking this. I have read that some GAGers have so many friends in their friend lists that they forget who are the ones they have messaged and also can't remember the contents of their conversations because they have too many friends on here.I feel sorry for their friends.I thought less is more when come to having friends on this site?Or maybe I'm just weird?
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I currently have 170 "friends" on here. All but one or two of them friended me first, many to ask me for help/advice. Some of these people I "know" a little from their posts, and some are nearly total strangers. I've only met 3 people on GAG in real life, and none of them are on GAG much anymore.
It is what it is. To me, it's not "good" or "bad", and I don't get any self-esteem from having a high number of "friends" here, nor do I make a special effort to remember each person I've talked to. Many of these "friends" have never messaged me, or only done so once or twice. Again, whatever. It's no big deal.
[It should be noted that, by default, you can't message people privately unless you "friend" them first. That can be disabled, as I did when I became a Mod here, but that's one of the reasons I have a lot of "friends."]1