QRZ "Friends?"

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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 Ham Member 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 Premium Subscriber 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
  9. WN6U

    WN6U Subscriber 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.
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