Ralph - it's Kris Reichert, Courtesy Chev - how are you - where are you and what are you up to these days?!? Looking forward to catching up with you... I was actually just thinking about you the other day. I'm working on something right up your alley and would love to discuss. Give me your info and we'll talk.
Ralph, thank for the friend request and it was a pleasure adding you. You look very familiar! I may have seen you at NADA or another sales associated function. Here's to continued success in the upcoming year!
If you feel that the feedback you received was negative take it as an opportunity to grow. Social Networking is not spamming. No more than repetitive emails to a bought list permission based marketing.
Lots of what I have seen as acceptable in this industry is pathetic. Jump down off the high horse and learn. Lots of what I have seen out out there is stale and wrong.
If your feelings got hurt over negative feedback to a spam post you really should not be involved in social networking. Thick skin is required in addition to adaptability and a willingness to learn..