Re: Level of connection/friendship
I’m not sure how far Andy’s got will this, but the code I donated to him earlier in the year allows user to assign tags to their friends (i.e. “friend”, “family”, “drinking buddy” etc). The user can then allow permissions for friends with certain tags to view different parts of their profile.
This is working pretty well on http://myjournal.com, and I’m happy to help implement this for BuddyPress too.
It may already be in there, I’m embarrassingly behind the times with my copy of BP.