I've got 48 friends, but I'd say maybe half of these people are gone from the site altogether and I actively talk to maybe half of that that remaining 50%. Most of them are just taking up space for old times' sake.
I think about clearing out my friendslist from time to time. But then I feel guilty about it. Like... do I really wanna remove my IRL sister even though she hasn't logged in for, what, 3 years?
I have 344 gaia e-friends aka too many friends. 100 of those i probably have no idea who they are and/or they were added for zOMG layer hopping. 100 of those i probably know in some way or see around. 44 of those are probably NPCs. and the other 100 are probably....people i used to know but who don't log in anymore or people i was friendly with during flash events but that was it. yep. if someone removes themselves from my friendlist i probably wouldn't notice. i used to accept random friend quests but now if i don't know them i reject it (0 contact previously), i'm getting pickier since i don't want to hit the 500 limit too fast.
Mmm that's how I feel sometimes
I have 49 people on my list
5 are my mules and 6 of them are mules of my friends
so that makes at least 11 kinda "bum" accounts in there
and the thing is I don't actively talk to my friends via comments or PMs
I'm the kind of person who if I see them every day I talk to them
so I had people added from way back when I use to frequent other places of Gaia
and back when I met people on other sites and we traded Gaia usernames
then there's old friends who've since stopped coming
I haven't the heart to remove any of them
but if they are on as much as I am and removed me
then I've got no reason but to accept it, I probably deserve it
I usually don't accept random friends requests
but I'm guilty of accepting if I see the user cosplaying as something I know, whoops lol
I used to talk to a couple people on my friendlist and we used to be really close. Some of them have not been on Gaia for a long time. Others...I left for a while myself and when I came back, it just wasn't the same with them. I also have people friended who used to be regulars on certain B/C threads with me, but once those threads died, those people slowly stopped being on as much too.
I don't talk a lot to people on my friendlist anymore...sadly. Some I keep on for the nostalgia. Others, I just keep on.
I do accept people who ask me. I'm not against having new friends! I'd be glad to have more.
And I do reject some friend requests. Often times it will be newbs that I have never really talked to, because I feel like they may want to be my friend to ask for gold or items (which stuff like that has happened to me). But if I have talked to them on forums and they seem nice, I will accept them, newb or not.
But for the most part, I accept people. I would like to know them more, but I feel kind of awkward being the first one to start a conversation which probably stems from me being like that in real life with new people.
I have eight friends on my Friends List at the moment.
About a week ago I had a clear out and got rid of anyone I
didn't remember/talk to anymore, with the exception of two
who were kept because we were pretty tight a few years ago.
I speak to maybe three of those eight on a somewhat daily basis
and I don't accept friend requests from people I haven't at least
spoken to once or twice.
I tend to get kind of shy about sending requests cause everyone
has different requirements that they want to be met before adding
someone as a friend, so I don't like to push any boundaries. If they
want to be friends I figure they'll make it known.
I have 129 friends...I don't really talk to anyone regularly anymore, school pretty much consumes my life so when I'm on here I'm pretty lazy. I suck at responding to quotes and comments on any site, though. Most of my friends are GCDers, friends from oekakis that I haven't talked to in years, and more recently ATers. I add people pretty liberally, especially if I see them around often and they seem friendly and/or interesting.
I have 107 people on my friend's list at current. I actually do talk to quite many of them on a "regular" basis (for me that's about two-three times a week). Though the amount I talk to every single day is much smaller, obviously. I accept random friend requests, but I always have a "rule" that goes along with it. I basically let the person sit there for a week, and if they made no effort to speak to me, I delete them. If they ask why, then I tell them, if they never do, then obviously they didn't really want to be my friend in the first place. I don't send random friend requests myself though, I make sure I speak to the person, pretty extensively at that before I send one. I could be speaking to someone for a whole week, sending them paragraphs and still not send one. In fact I usually ask if it's okay. sweatdrop Overall though I don't think I actually care THAT much about my friend's list, or I probably wouldn't have let the number get over 100 (I used to care about keeping people I only really talked to every day, but I threw that out the window a long time ago).