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Should I be friends?

When we first set the Shmoo up I had friend requests and accepted them.  However, I decided as admin of the site that it was not proper for me to be friends with members as that might be seen as biased.  My only use of the site as Geek Girl is to maintain the site and deal with issues from members.  I don't visit pages or comment on posts except when I need to do so in my admin duties; such as when someone is verbally attacking a person and not their ideology.  Therefore, I stopped accepting friend requests.

What is the thought on this from the community?

-GG

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  •  Janay: 
     

    I have been on many groups where the Admin had a Friends list just like the rest of us.  We are grown adults, with many of us in our senior years.  We should be adullt enough  to know you have your own preference for friends just like the rest of us.  I feel you have to do what is in YOUR heart and what is the most comfortable for you.  What ever your choice is, I am sure the rest of us will respect your decision..

     
     20 days ago 
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  •  Greystarfish1: 
     

    You can be an administrator and still have friends.

     
     22 days ago 
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  •  ghostrider: 
     

    i think your a very nice person..and helped with when i first joined..then i just stick to the basics.and im in god shape.lol..but however..being the admin what not is of no biasing or how ever it could be..just be you is kind of how i forsee for everyone but being afriend vs an admin..i admin 4 groups ..fb..so..with that..i have developed some close frined ship for yrs..and i look at it as everything is by choice.and respecting the others...life to short some days so.in general..what ever you do.if its stick with just the administering...thats as well respected.cuz i think everyone has been very nice on here and it feels like the old multiply ..and believe me..everything ya do.is greaty appreciated..and directly.greggers will be missed.and a birthday right around the corner..so..I know.Ill def pay my dues in respect to that as well..2 thumbs up what ever ya do..do have a great week ahead..

     
     22 days ago 
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  •  viccles2004: 
     

    Understand and respect the decision. I do feel bad though, that you won't be able to join in on a lot of our fun and silliness on here.

     
     22 days ago 
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  •  DebbieJo: 
     

    I totally understand your decision and this is good info also as I did not know this.  I knew you helped members as you were the "geek girl" but I did not know you were the admin also. 

    I found it hard at first to have friends as admin at another site, but then I decided to accept but with their understanding that I spoke when I could but also very busy so do not expect much.  There was backlash also, as when I had to inform a member they could not post the type of content they were posting they deleted our friendship as they were angry, like that did anything, LOL.  So I have been  in the spot of which you speak, my vote, do what is best for you, your schedule, and your mindDribble  It's a hard job.  I do recognize you should be allowed to enjoy members as much as the next guy so what Mac said is a good idea also.  

     
     22 days ago 
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  •  legacycowgirl: 
     

    Agreed

     
     22 days ago 
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  •  annebabygirl: 
     

    noted !

     
     22 days ago 
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  •  MacFarsider: 
     

    I think that the decision that you made was and is a very wise one. Be someone else on a personal or friend level and keep administrating and GG as your Super Identity. 

     
     22 days ago 
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Posted: 03.06.2018
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