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QRZ "Friends?"

Discussion in 'Discussions, Opinions & Editorials' started by WA9SVD, Apr 15, 2013.

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  1. WA9SVD

    WA9SVD Ham Member QRZ Page

    I've gotten several "friend" requests at QRZ recently. (Some NOT so recent.) Only a callsign is given, which I do NOT recognize. What is the purpose of this QRZ function, and what are the drawbacks (or benefits) of allowing (or disallowing) such?
     
  2. K8ERV

    K8ERV Ham Member QRZ Page

    I've asked this many times with no answers.

    Good luck.

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
     
  3. W3WN

    W3WN Ham Member QRZ Page

    I understand from the owners of another forum running that this is a feature of the forum software (vBulletin).

    If nothing is implemented or configured, outside of marking someone as a "friend" it performs no other purpose.

    Don't sweat the small stuff.
     
  4. W5WAY

    W5WAY Subscriber QRZ Page

    The main drawback I see is that you see all of your "friend's" forum activity on your own profile page. If said friend is a people collector then you see a LOT of junk there.
    Just like in facepalm.

    I don't see any real benefit unless the "friend" is really a friend of yours. Then it might be handy somehow.
     
  5. AF6LJ

    AF6LJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Actually I think that is a positive thing.
     
  6. NK7Z

    NK7Z Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    It allows the stalkers to better characterize you for their next visit... ;)
     
  7. N0SYA

    N0SYA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Those are the people who will loan you money if you fall upon hard times.
     
  8. KO6WB

    KO6WB Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Guys it's there so the advertisement "3 people have un-friended you" isn't false advertising.
    Have fun
    73
    Gary
     
  9. WN6U

    WN6U Ham Member QRZ Page

    "I wouldn't want anyone as a friend who would have me as a friend". :confused:
     
  10. KD3NE

    KD3NE Ham Member QRZ Page

    In some circles your level of 'coolness' is measured by the number of your make believe 'friends' in the cyber world.

    Think .... Facebook! :rolleyes:

    In other circles they rate your 'cyber credibility' by your Post Count!

    Funny what behaviors computers have given rise to.
     
  11. KB9LXP

    KB9LXP Ham Member QRZ Page

    I wont friend you unless your "female" and "related" to Me or the Wife. Oh yeah, you need to be HOT (10) HOT!!!!
    Mike
     
  12. K8JD

    K8JD Ham Member QRZ Page

    I would never want to belong to a club that would accept me as a member....or friend.
     
  13. KC9UDX

    KC9UDX Subscriber QRZ Page

    You would only want to belong to the ones that wouldn't accept you?
     
  14. W5WAY

    W5WAY Subscriber QRZ Page

    That's correct. It's a Groucho Marx aphorism, I believe.
    It's self-depricating humor. Any club that would accept someone like me is not a group of people I care to associate with (they have low standards). Conversely, only the ones which would not accept someone like me would I deign to join.
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2013
  15. AF6LJ

    AF6LJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    What?
    No sense of adventure?
     
  16. AF6LJ

    AF6LJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Female
    Fat
    Frumpy
    And over Fifty,
    Do I have a chance ;)
     
  17. NN3W

    NN3W Ham Member QRZ Page

    Any possibility of FWBs?
     
  18. N8CPA

    N8CPA Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I don't know about Mike, but to get me away from my 50+, fat, frumpy female, you'd have to be at least 25 years younger than her, 50 pounds lighter and $4,000,000 richer just because my present one is worth my company as is! ;)
     
  19. AF6LJ

    AF6LJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'll tell her you said that :D
    Just kidding.
     
  20. AF6LJ

    AF6LJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    What's an FWB??
     
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