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  • Friends vs Contacts functions

    What functionality does member A gain for being friends with member B?
    What functionality does member C gain for having member D as a contact?

  • #2
    Mostly for profile privacy.

    Contacts are people on your friends list
    Friends are people who are both on your friends list, and their own.

    So If I have Corey on my friends list, but he doesn't have me on his, he is my contact.
    If I have Matthew on my friends list, and he also has me on his, we're friends.
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    • #3
      Thanks, ozzy47. What do you mean by profile privacy? Can I see more of a member's profile if I add him as a contact?

      Other than putting particular members on a self-curated list, mutual or otherwise, are there other uses for this feature?

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      • #4
        A friendship is a mutual, two-way relationship between two users. It is initiated by one user and accepted by the other.

        A contact is a one-way friendship. This could be where the other person does not accept the friendship, a friendship request is pending, or you do not wish to be friends at this time but want to show them as a contact only.

        Contacts are people on your friends list
        Friends are people who are both on your friends list, and their own.

        So if I have Lynne on my friends list, but she doesn't have me on hers, she is my contact.
        If I have Paul M on my friends list, and he also has me on his, we're friends.

        What all this does is work with Profile Privacy, which allows users to set things to either:
        Everyone, Registered Users, Contacts, Friends.

        So no, it is pretty much for profile privacy.
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        • #5
          Great, thank you.

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