There are several ways how users can request other users' friendship:
As described in Development -> Document types and transformations -> Context menus in transformations, the Users viewer web part may be equipped with a context menu when an appropriately written transformation is used. This context menu contains the Add as friend option, enabling registered website users to request this user's friendship.
The Request friendship web part is just a tiny link with customizable text. Clicking it opens the Add a new friend pop-up dialog.
Requesting friendships on the live site is also possible via the My friends web part. It contains the Add a friend link, which opens the same Add a new friend dialog mentioned above.
Users with access to CMS Desk can request friendships from within My desk -> Friends. Here again, they can find the Add a friend link, which opens the Add a new friend dialog.
After clicking one of the options mentioned above, the Add a new friend dialog appears. In the dialog, you can specify the following:
•User - the user whose friendship you are requesting. This options is not available when requesting a friendship from the context menu as friendship of the user whose context menu was displayed is requested in this case.
•Comment - comment sent to the user along with the friendship request.
•Send e-mail - the user will be notified by a standard e-mail message.
•Send message - the user will be notified by a Messaging module message.
•Automatically approve - global administrators and users with the Manage permission for the Friends module can use this check-box, which creates the requested friendship without the other user's approval; not available on the live site.
In case that the Send e-mail or Send message options are enabled, the Friends - Friend request e-mail template mentioned in the section below is used for the notification e-mail or Messaging module message. When the Automatically approve option is enabled along with the previously mentioned ones, the Friends - Friend approval template is used.