I'm always very flattered to get them from people on this forum.
I don't really do Facebook etc although I have a page.
On there I've had friendship requests from people for no apparent reason.
On this forum I figure people must have enjoyed or been interested by my posts. Hence the request.
That seems altogether different from collecting friends on Facebook just for the sake of it.
Also I do feel like I know people on here even though I've never met them and probably never will.
That's why this and Vista Forum is so good