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Old 02-15-2017, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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MIA department: RiverBird (formerly NewEnglandGirl)

It has been a month now since RiverBird posted anywhere on City-Data, which is very much unlike her. Does anyone know if she is O.K.?
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Old 02-15-2017, 08:22 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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MIA department: RiverBird (formerly NewEnglandGirl)

It has been a month now since RiverBird posted anywhere on City-Data, which is very much unlike her. Does anyone know if she is O.K.?
I was starting to notice the same thing. I'll try to get in touch with her.
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Old 02-16-2017, 09:37 AM
 
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I was starting to notice the same thing. I'll try to get in touch with her.
wasn't her hubby becoming more sickly?
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:26 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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wasn't her hubby becoming more sickly?
Not that I knew of. She'd had some sort of surgery this past summer, leg surgery of some kind, I think. But last I knew her husband was fine. I've sent her an email but haven't heard back. Just now I sent her DM. I hope she's okay and that she is just taking a break.
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Old 02-18-2017, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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Not that I knew of. She'd had some sort of surgery this past summer, leg surgery of some kind, I think. But last I knew her husband was fine. I've sent her an email but haven't heard back. Just now I sent her DM. I hope she's okay and that she is just taking a break.
My recollection is that her husband was doing fine but she was having problems with her back. I am inclined to agree with you, in_newengland. She is probably taking a break.

It will be good to have her back. I've learned a lot from her.
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Old 02-19-2017, 05:00 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Just clicked on a poster who has 1,255 City-Data "friends". How meaningful can those friends be? I don't even know who all my 24 "friends" are. I'm glad it's not a contest. LOL

Of course I'm flattered when someone sends me a friend request, but I don't see much point, unless we wish to restrict our profile viewing to "friends only", etc. I believe there is also a setting to accept direct messages from friends only.

Does anyone else "screen" friendship requrests by looking at the profile and a few of the previous posts? (That would be in cases where you are not already familiar with someone's posts.) I do, more out of simple curiosity than a desire to reject the request.
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Old 02-19-2017, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Spurs country. "Go, Spurs, Go!"
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Unless I "know" the poster requesting a "friendship" I do not accept the request. This has happened a couple times in my time belonging to CD. Both had evidently seen a post I made. I did "vet" them before rejecting both. One had "emotional issues" by his own admission, and the other had a personal contest going to see how many "friends" he could accumulate. I see his name in some other users "friends" list when I view their profile page.
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Old 02-19-2017, 10:06 PM
 
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I had no idea that 'friends' were even a thing on C-D. I've never noticed the feature, wouldn't know how to use it.
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Old 02-20-2017, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Update on the boy waiting for a heart:

He has now been in the hospital for four months waiting for a new heart. He celebrated his tenth birthday in the hospital. He is stable and receives excellent care at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles. They limit his visitors so he won't catch anything; his parents can see him, but his brother, age 12, has been allowed to visit in person only once. So many people have heavy hearts themselves as they wait - his parents, grandparents, brother, cousins, teachers, and classmates. Escort Rider also.
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Old 02-20-2017, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I had no idea that 'friends' were even a thing on C-D. I've never noticed the feature, wouldn't know how to use it.
If you click on a user name, then click on "view personal profile", you will see the friends that person has on the right side. You can send a friendship request by clicking on your own "settings". Along the left hand side there is a bunch of stuff. Under "networking", the first thing is "friends and contacts". If someone sends you a friendship request, you will get a notification, just like when you receive a direct message. You can then either accept or decline the request.

I am going to send you one. Please feel free to decline it either on personal grounds or because you think the whole business is silly - believe me I won't be offended.

Edited to add: I got a notice "User biscuitmom has disabled friend requests". Perhaps you did that so long ago you've forgotten all about it?
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