Yeah, but it's super easy to add friends, just click the "Buddy" link in that persons post or response to the post. See the button, lower right of each post? Thanks, rg.
The problem is that the old system we had purchased a special plug-in that would work with this forum system. Like everyone else with this economy, the person running that software development went out of business and we had to upgrade to the latest "secure" forum version of this software, as the G1 software was out-dated by almost two years.
Now, this software offers it's own social networking platform, like friends, along with "albums" but we were able to keep the albums, but not two friends systems. My apologies for the inconvenience, but we're bringing back the old GG slowly, but surely. Thanks for being a part of this community and family, rg sends!