Originally Posted by CoDudette
i don't mind talking to people here.. however, when randomly, people say, "i'd like to talk to you since you live halfway across the world, and i've never had a buddy from there.." it kinda freaks me out. a couple of people have asked me cause i've helped them (or tried to) on the forum, but i'm just not ok with random add requests. you never know what kind of people will look at your post, and see your pin and add you.
am i wrong to feel that way?!
You're not wrong. Different strokes. There are friendly people who want penpals. Anyone remember that term? I'm not into chat, either, and I don't want penpals. I've had to tell a few people I don't do chat.
But it's the crooks and the weirdos. I'm going to have to tell the noobs who ask about posting their pin that they will get some interesting, fun messages if they do, but they are going to get some they didn't want and didn't invite. As I say, I used to say I've never had a problem. Can't say that anymore.
I'm getting them on yahoo messenger, as well, and I'm going to take that off my profile, too, now that I've remembered.
The spammers and scammers have moved into instant messengers.