We now have suggested connections for you!

Jeanette Terry
By Jeanette Terry Latest Reply 2012-12-15 02:11:37 -0600
Started 2012-11-29 10:58:41 -0600

We have a new feature displayed on your profile that suggests people that you may want to connect with in the community. This is a great way for you to find people you may not have otherwise run into that may be able to relate to you.

Go to your profile to check it out now!

17 replies

luzceleste 2012-12-15 02:11:37 -0600 Report

Very good job! Gracias —- I will go and check out my profile right now. I'm taking a break from my holiday cooking and baking.

GabbyPA 2012-11-30 12:06:46 -0600 Report

This is nice because I have not really taken the time to hunt down my old friends who were lost in the switch. I find it very handy. Thanks

jayabee52 2012-11-29 11:16:36 -0600 Report

I have seen this yesterday already and have acted on the suggested people.

However I am not sure if there is a glitch in the system as several of the suggestions I received are already friends.

I wonder if the folks with whom I am already friends will get a new friend request?

And should I receive a suggestion for a person who has decided to "block" me, will that person get a renewed friend request?

Just askin'.


Jeanette Terry
Jeanette Terry 2012-11-29 11:21:58 -0600 Report

We are looking into the issue of whether friends are getting suggested again. There is no action taken on suggested connections unless you choose to send a request. These are simply suggestions of people that you may want to connect with.

As far as the people that are blocked, they will not show up in suggestions for those that have blocked them.

jayabee52 2012-11-29 11:57:57 -0600 Report

I am sure friends are suggested again, because the program has suggested the same person, who was a long time friend, about 3 times now.

Not sure on this, but if I have NOT blocked a person but the person has blocked me, will the person's name come up for as a suggestion for me?

jayabee52 2012-11-29 13:52:08 -0600 Report

Well, the person who has blocked me has shown up in my suggestions just moments ago. That person was reported to have liked one of my comments, so I got that person as a suggestion. I invited him to be my friend again. We'll see if that person accepts my request. (not holding my breath on that one)

jayabee52 2012-12-05 15:35:50 -0600 Report

also I have noted that the SAME people show up again and again on the suggestions. I know I have interacted with WAY more members here than only the 5 or 6 which are constantly recycled in the suggestions column. Don't know the criteria for including folks on the suggestions for me, but I have become bored with the same folks being suggested to me over and over again.

I have made at this point almost 5000 friends. and have several people whom I follow and some follow me. I am surprised that I get so relatively few suggestions which are truly actionable on my part.

I also have gotten the person who has blocked me (but I have not blocked him) repeatedly as well. I would like to resume the friendship, but I suspect the request doesn't get to him due to his block.


Nick1962 2012-12-05 16:15:29 -0600 Report

Yeah, I've noticed that too. The same few. In some cases people I haven't interacted with in months. I think that algorythem is stuck or something.

GabbyPA 2012-12-05 16:20:11 -0600 Report

I rather imagine that they will keep coming up until they accept the friend request. Not sure. I get a few when I first log on, but then I don't get any. I don't have nearly as many friends as you guys do, but people don't have to be my friends to write to me, so my profile might function a little different than you.

Nick1962 2012-12-05 17:16:48 -0600 Report

Just out of curiosity, I just did a screen refresh (f5) about 60 times. 80% of the time the same person came up. One was someone I haven't seen here for almost a year. As much as jigsaw and I bicker, he never came up once (nor you or james either). Not sure really what to make of this feature myself.

Caroltoo 2012-12-07 01:31:28 -0600 Report

I've had a number of my friends come up and frequently get comments from others who send a message also saying they thought we were friends.

Jeanette Terry
Jeanette Terry 2012-12-06 10:39:38 -0600 Report

You are already friends with jigsaw and James so they will not show up in your suggested friends. It only suggests people you are not yet friends with.

jayabee52 2012-12-06 10:57:01 -0600 Report

however ppl who are my friends show up ALL THE TIME, and it is ONLY my friends who show up. Granted I usually make a friend request when I am first aware of a new poster, so that might be one reason I get this experience, but such a narrow range of suggestions are made and they repeat almost every time I am on my profile page

GabbyPA 2012-12-06 20:12:22 -0600 Report

They repeat until you hit the add friend link below them. Then they won't come up anymore unless they don't accept your invitation.

Jeanette Terry
Jeanette Terry 2012-12-05 15:57:30 -0600 Report

maybe you are already friends with everyone and the system can't find anyone else to suggest for you. :)

Just kidding. I think they are still working the kinks out. I will let them know your concerns and we well see what we can do.

GabbyPA 2012-12-05 16:10:14 -0600 Report

We all know James is friends with everyone. I am surprised it comes up with any suggestions. LOL