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DARIA1981 SparkPoints: (719)
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Posts: 14
2/25/13 5:50 P

Thanks so much for helping me to understand how this all works. I did not want to seem like a stalker to bookmark someone I don't know. I just really need to find some motivational people to follow to give me inspiration to continue!

07SOJO Posts: 1,652
2/25/13 5:44 P

I've always received a notification when someone "friends" me on Spark but that may need to be set up in your profile.

ANARIE Posts: 13,175
2/25/13 4:48 P

There are two types of groups. Most are open to anyone who wants to comment or join/add. Only a few are members only, where you have to ask to join. And it's important to know that if you ask and don't get a reply, that doesn't mean they read your request and decided not to let you in. It's much more likely that the group isn't active anymore or the leaders have dropped out.

And "friending" here is very different from Facebook and similar sites. Here, adding someone as a friend doesn't affect them in any way. They probably won't even know you've added them unless you leave a comment on their page. Adding someone as a friend just makes it easier for you to find them again, and you get some of their activities in your "Friend feed" on the right hand side of the page. It's really more like bookmarking than like Facebook friending, and it doesn't have to be mutual.

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,433
2/25/13 2:41 P

Not sure about groups, but you can "friend" anyone that you like. They may or may not "friend" you back. But you are free to add whoever you want :)

DARIA1981 SparkPoints: (719)
Fitness Minutes: (220)
Posts: 14
2/25/13 2:20 P

I am very new to this site. I am curious, is it okay to ask to join a group? Do people ever decline? Is it the same for friend requests? Thank You!

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