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What are friends for?

  1. Nov 22, 2009 #1

    DaveC426913

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    I mean, other than being on my side forever more.

    What does befriending a PF member do?

    Whcih leads to another question: is there a Help section for PF?
     
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  3. Nov 22, 2009 #2

    drizzle

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    ....................... :rofl::rofl::rofl:



    Sorry, I couldn't resist




    Say DaveC426913, are you drunk? If not, don't bother my post


    Looks like you're waiting for ONE specific PF member to reply :biggrin:
     
  4. Nov 22, 2009 #3

    Pengwuino

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    Am I your friend?
     
  5. Nov 22, 2009 #4
    Who loves ya Dave? We do!
     
  6. Nov 22, 2009 #5

    drizzle

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    :uhh: In case this isn’t a sarcasm....are you playing big mama? :P
     
  7. Nov 22, 2009 #6

    Integral

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    Can't see that befriending just any old member will make much difference.

    Now bribing mentors, that can get you somewhere!
     
  8. Nov 22, 2009 #7

    Borek

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    Any official price list?
     
  9. Nov 22, 2009 #8

    Math Is Hard

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    I'd like to know what the difference is in a "contact" and a "friend".
    I like the contacts feature because I can restrict the ability to leave visitor messages on my profile to contacts, but I am not sure what the meaning is of making a friend a contact or vice versa.
     
  10. Nov 22, 2009 #9

    turbo

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    In some cases, the "r" seems superfluous.
     
  11. Nov 22, 2009 #10

    DaveC426913

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    Heh. No. But ladies are half-price on days ending in a 'y'.

    It's just that, every once in a while a PF member friends me, and I don't know the purpose of it.

    Judging from this this thread, I'm starting to get the impression I'm not alone in my ignorance.


    OK, here's another way of asking the question: some members are friending other members. Why?
     
  12. Nov 22, 2009 #11

    drizzle

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    Haha. Not even for free! :wink:

    Have you not ask one member before to be your friend?!
     
  13. Nov 22, 2009 #12
    Well, hrm. I asked the same question when the feature first happened. I don't entirely understand it either, but it's an easy way to find comments in threads by people who you enjoying reading or discussing things with. So I guess there's that advantage. Otherwise, it's just sort of a friendly (hah!) thing, is it not?
     
  14. Nov 22, 2009 #13

    drizzle

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    I agree


    Ps. Hehe, nice avatar GeorginaS!
     
  15. Nov 23, 2009 #14
    *curtsy* :smile:
     
  16. Nov 23, 2009 #15

    Lisa!

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    Sounds like there's no difference since I tried to add 1 of my friends to my contacts and it said that person is already in your friend list:confused:

    BTW, why can't we ignore mentors and admins?:devil:

    <runs and hides>:uhh:
     
  17. Nov 23, 2009 #16

    Kurdt

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    You can restrict certain features to PF friends such as PM's and visitor messages. In that sense it is useful.
     
  18. Nov 23, 2009 #17

    Redbelly98

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    You can make anybody a Contact, while the other person has to agree to be a Friend.

    Friends are automatically Contacts, but not vice-versa.
     
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