At the time, I questioned the wisdom of friending up with Dale on Facebook.
I probably wouldn't have if his invite message weren't so pathetic - going on about the identity community, solidarity, etc blah blah blah.
I'm happy to report that the investment paid off. It was through Dale that I've been able to connect with a far more valuable social hub.
All that remains is a little bit of social house-keeping removing some clutter.