said 11 months, 4 weeks ago:
I’m not sure if this topic has been covered somewhere else. But I have a bit of a dilemma about how to respond (or not respond) to requests for friendship. At some level it looks great to have hundreds of friends, but how do you achieve that without being indiscriminate about accepting friendship requests??
Typically, when I get a request, I click/view the person’s profile. Unfortunately, many people don’t have working links; those who do might not have complete or “appealing” profiles.The result is that I currently have several pending requests,and I’m unsure what to do. Obviously, I don’t want to be rude with an outright “decline”, but does my lack of response also translate as rude?
I face a somewhat similar issue with Twitter followers — one always ends up with some weird/unrelated followers, which you can’t seem to shake.
What do you do with friendship requests?