I know I'm technologically challenged. But this has been bugging me for awhile. What are friends? I've got a bunch of them, here at Cheftalk. Got another request just this morning, which I approved. But the fact is, I really have no idea what that means. If you are one of my friends, or I become one of yours, what does that mean? Is there something special that friends can do, which general community members can't? Do I get a prize for having the most friends, or for being the most popular friend? I'm serious about this. And I've never gotten a straight answer (even from my friends) as to what benefits or advantages there are to being a friend. Surely somebody knows???