Model Horse Blab FAQ

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Difference Between Friends and Contacts

"Friends" are a subset of "Contacts." Only "Friends" appear on your User Profile Page. In the "Currently Active Users" area on the main forum page, your friends are indicated by "+" signs. Contacts are relevant because you can limit incoming PMs and Visitor Messages to people in your Contacts group (which includes "Friends") and moderators/administrators.

Inviting People to Be Friends

Go to your My Panel, and in the left navigation pane, select "Contacts and Friends." Scroll down to the bottom of the "Contacts and Friends," and type the name of the User you wish to add as a Friend into the blank field marked "Add a Member to Your List." Press the button marked "Add Friend." When you're done, the person's name will be added to your Friends and Contacts list, with the note "Friendship Requested" and a checkbox next to that note. After the person accepts, the note will change to "Friend" and the checkbox will remain checked.

Adding People as Contacts

Go to My Panel, and in the left navigation pane, select "Contacts and Friends." Scroll down to the bottom of the "Contacts and Friends," and type the name of the User you wish to add as a Friend into the blank field marked "Add a Member to Your List." Press the button marked "Add Contact." When you're done, the person's name will be added to your Friends and Contacts list, but with the "Friend" checkbox unchecked. Checking the box marked "Friend" and hitting the button "save changes" will not cause a friendship request to issue to a Contact.

Accepting Friendship Requests

Go to your User CP, and in the left navigation pane, select "Contacts and Friends." Scroll down to the bottom of the "Contacts and Friends," and you'll see any pending Friendship Request Invitations. Check the boxes next to the names of any requests you wish to accept, indicate that you wish to "Accept Request," and press the proximate "Save Changes" button. Once you do that, the individual's name should appear in your Contacts and Friends list, with the notation that the person is a "Friend."

Stopping Friendship Requests

When you get a friendship request, it comes in two forms: a notification sent to your "Contacts and Friends" page (accessible via My Panel and you get an email. You can stop the emails only. To do this, go to My Panel, select "Edit Options" from your left navigation pane, and uncheck the box marked "Receive Friendship Request Email."

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