Some discussions on the Facebook group, and comments within the site, led me to an outstanding idea (thanks MissTick!) which was to put a yellow notification bar at the top of your screen when new people have requested to become friends. This was, I believe, an awesome idea and as such has today been implemented and delivered. Yes, right there is the reason we switched software to WordPress. I can implement new features SO much quicker
So, if someone new requests to be your friend, you’ll get a notification at the top of your screen which will show only while you’re in the admin screens, but will persist until you visit the Friends section. Unfortunately I cannot ‘retro’ fit it, so if you have new friends from yesterday, they won’t trigger the notification. But new ones from now on will.
Coupled with the new friends search system I hope that will help people to find the friends system more useful.
I have also updated the Genesis Palette to give a hint as to why changes may not appear to be sticking. If you use Genesis check it out and let me know if it fixes your issue with the Genesis palette not updating your settings!