Gosh, so many points on the community side of things. I'm very keen on communities, but communities are about people, not about avatars, sigs and profiles, etc.
I find it a bit strange too. I have a handful of "friends" on here, but that's because these people really have become friends - as in we've got to know each other, maybe worked together, and maybe even tried to meet up in real life. I get plenty of people asking me to be their friend on EP. Why? Because I'm a mod? But you can't be my friend just by clicking a "be my friend" button. You have to actually be my friend first.Originally Posted by Clinton
I'm not even "friends" with Clinton. LOL. It's not because I don't like him or don't want to be friends, it's just that I don't see the need to go asking him to click a button to say he's my friend. And I also don't want to give the impression that I go chasing after the most important people so I can boast that they're my friends. (If he asked me, that would be different. I'd accept.)
The friends thing seems a bit childish for me, but for as long as we have it, then I'll stick with my handful of friends who really are friends.