Tonight I received a long blog written in German. the first line or two was in English asking that the blog be translated (presumably by me) for others to understand. My guess is, that plenty of others will have received this text with the same request.
I scanned the text, much of it not at my level of comprehension. However there was enough to suggest to me that this was a piece of writing, (curiously with a detailed comment in German attached) that I would choose not to pass on. It has been binned.
In addition, I had an invitation to joint a friends’ community from another German blogger who seemed to be based in Egypt. At first the link could not take me to the blog site. Another avenue did. This person had 530+ ‘friends’ on the friends list. In the circumstances, I felt that this serial befriender wouldn’t notice one (potential) friend less.