I am eternally grateful that you created this site James. I have made a few acquaintances and this will help me when I move there to France.
I have 'friended' a few people I met here on facebook, for we agree that it's an easier format, no offense intended. I was gleeful to read this thread you posted. Specifics? Ah, that's where it gets tricky. I have tried to 'friend' people on this site, even one time putting in your name, and got, 'sorry, your search turned up nothing', or something to that effect. I even made sure I spelled it correctly, and mad sure I capitalized in all the right places, after several fruitless attempts I finally cut n pasted. That didn't even work. I remember yelling at the computer saying, 'He's just your creator you idiot!', LOL I forget how I finally swung it. Probably responding to one of your threads. So I find the facebook type of format easy to use, I especially like the 'private message' option, as well as the 'like', 'comment', and 'share' options when someone posts something.
I really appreciate all you have done, and continue to do for all of us! Thank you, thank you, thank you for creating this site, I'm sure it was a lot of hard work. And thank you for having the desire to make it even better.
All the best to you and your family :)