Re: Friends and Groups for BuddyPress 1.3
I would definitely not want the feature of “friending” with somebody to disappear. This feature is essential.
Ususally I am very happy when I do get a friendship-invitation, and this is a very important psychological factor as well.
First you need to “friending” with somebody, only after that you are able to “sort” your friends into different “Friend Groups” (like putting friends into different folders e.g. family, work, girlfriends, etc.) and also being able to make those “Friend Groups” either public, private or hidden.
Whether you “follow” your friends or whether you follow other people (who are not your “friends”), is a totally different story and a different feature.
Not sure why JJJ wants to remove the “friending feature” in favour of the “following-feature”…. ?
Can we not have both ?