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    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?

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    I've asked this many times with no answers.

    Good luck.

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo

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    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.
    Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by W5WAY View Post
    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.
    Actually I think that is a positive thing.
    When it's time, it's time, and it maybe sooner than you think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WA9SVD View Post
    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?
    It allows the stalkers to better characterize you for their next visit...
    Thanks and 73,
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    Quote Originally Posted by WA9SVD View Post
    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?
    Those are the people who will loan you money if you fall upon hard times.

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

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    "I wouldn't want anyone as a friend who would have me as a friend".
    Pull my finger. Part II. On second thought, pull your own finger.

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

    Think .... Facebook!

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

    Funny what behaviors computers have given rise to.

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