I had someone email me today on StumbleUpon and say that they frequently vote on sites and ask me to follow them. Normally I would ignore that but I went to the profile and saw things that she liked that interested me. So I added her. Then 5 minutes later I get an email that said she couldn’t add me to follow for some technical reason. I delisted her.
Why bother to send people a message if you aren’t serious about following them as well? Why play games? Or better yet, figure out why you can’t add people and then contact the new guy.