Etiquette regarding direct messages

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kaytyl2
kaytyl2 Posts: 142 Member
Since restarting I've had a few DM's from guys saying Hey new friend, how's my journey going etc or telling me all about their fitness achievements/ days activity etc and asking about mine. I'm inclined to ignore them as these messages could be posted on my main page. However, I don't want to be rude especially as I've asked for active people to add me. Do you normally respond to direct messages on MFP?

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  • kaytyl2
    kaytyl2 Posts: 142 Member
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    @DancingMoosie 😂 Non sport wrestling! Your instincts were probably right!😂
  • Poobah1972
    Poobah1972 Posts: 943 Member
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    No-one has messaged me directly... So you must be doing something right... Or perhaps I'm just an A-hole?

    :smiley:
  • quiksylver296
    quiksylver296 Posts: 28,442 Member
    edited March 2021
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    The wrestling guy is a notorious creep here on MFP. He keeps making new profiles and hitting ladies up after the mods shut him down. Delete him! Report him to the mods!
  • KickassAmazon76
    KickassAmazon76 Posts: 4,549 Member
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    If you don't want any DMs, then why not post a general message on your wall... Stating that you are not inclined to message via that route.
  • kaytyl2
    kaytyl2 Posts: 142 Member
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    @Theo166 and @KickassAmazon76 yeah I'll think do that as my approach has not worked 🙄. Thanks for the advice.😊
  • kaytyl2
    kaytyl2 Posts: 142 Member
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    Poobah1972 wrote: »
    No-one has messaged me directly... So you must be doing something right... Or perhaps I'm just an A-hole?

    :smiley:

    😂😂 I'm sure you're not.
  • Poobah1972
    Poobah1972 Posts: 943 Member
    edited March 2021
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    kaytyl2 wrote: »
    Poobah1972 wrote: »
    No-one has messaged me directly... So you must be doing something right... Or perhaps I'm just an A-hole?

    :smiley:

    😂😂 I'm sure you're not.

    My fiancé would say I'm not, but that's one of the many reasons I'm marrying that woman. :smile:

    Haha, someone gave me an insightful. So at least one of you would agree I am an A-hole. All Good. :wink:
  • psychod787
    psychod787 Posts: 4,088 Member
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    I will usually message friend request, asking about themselves. I am selective who I accept and want to know if they are going to be a good fit. So, if they do not respond, I delete them or don't except.
  • cwolfman13
    cwolfman13 Posts: 41,876 Member
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    kaytyl2 wrote: »
    Since restarting I've had a few DM's from guys saying Hey new friend, how's my journey going etc or telling me all about their fitness achievements/ days activity etc and asking about mine. I'm inclined to ignore them as these messages could be posted on my main page. However, I don't want to be rude especially as I've asked for active people to add me. Do you normally respond to direct messages on MFP?

    Only if I know them and/or have interacted with them on the forums as to potentially even have a reason for sending me a DM.
  • callsitlikeiseeit
    callsitlikeiseeit Posts: 8,627 Member
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    i never find it necessary to respond to ANY unsolicited messages.