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Windows 7: Friends

19 Nov 2009   #1
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 
Friends

I've had several people request to be listed as friends, to which I agreed, because friends are always good, but I got to wondering if there is any particular significance to that on this forum. On another forum that I once participated in, that would cause the last post of a listed friend to show up on the members page, but if it is like that here, I haven't found it. Is there a specific advantage to this, or is it simply a courtesy?
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19 Nov 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I've had several people request to be listed as friends, to which I agreed, because friends are always good, but I got to wondering if there is any particular significance to that on this forum. On another forum that I once participated in, that would cause the last post of a listed friend to show up on the members page, but if it is like that here, I haven't found it. Is there a specific advantage to this, or is it simply a courtesy?
hi and welcome

Mostly courtesy. It is also an easy way to go to the friends profile page. just jump into friends, click on their name and you are there.

Hope this helps

Ken J++
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19 Nov 2009   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Seekermeister,

It's mostly for courtesy, but you can set the Vistor Messages and Private Messages setting in your "User CP" to only receive from your "Contacts & Friends" instead of all members.

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20 Nov 2009   #4
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Thanks, but so far, I haven't had a need to prevent anyone from PMing me. I just thought that it would be nice if like at the other forum, a person would be given a headup when a friend was online.
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20 Nov 2009   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It may not be the same, but at the bottom of the homepage, the members listed that have a + sign at the end of their user name are your added friends.

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Plus, if you ever needed to block someone, you can use the edit ignore list in your User CP to add that member to block them.


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20 Nov 2009   #6
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Thanks, but that caused my to notice another incongruity in the forum design. Normally, the members who are signed in are listed alphabetically, with the exception of one's self, which usually is at the first of the list. Here there is no such order, and it makes it difficult to find a particular person in the list...unless he does have a + by their name.
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20 Nov 2009   #7
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you want to see what friends are online and who isn't quick, you can use this link.

http://www.sevenforums.com/misc.php?...dylist&focus=1

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26 Feb 2012   #8
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 
Friends in this Forum

What are the plus points in having Friends in this Forum?
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26 Feb 2012   #9
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Just as in real life, friends are always good A Guy
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