I don't know what motivates some people that feel they must connect and "make friends" with everyone on Gather.
I turned down a friend request yesterday because after checking the profile I found that:
* this member had joined Gather on 9/30
* in two days, she had 26 pages of "friends"
* She had only 1 post and it was SPAM
* Has made only two comments and both have links to her business website
* Today I have another request to connect from this member
* She has not posted a profile as such...her profile is actually more SPAM and links to her website.
* Her friends/connections pages now are up to 35 pages ..........with 20 "friends" per page that is 700 to date!
..............and all these people are flocking to connect......
I'm very sorry, but I do not want to connect with anyone who is mainly trying to amass a huge list just to SPAM them...