I find it very flattering every time someone not previously known to me wants to connect on LinkedIn. Only lately I have started to say Thank you, but No thanks to several of the invitations.
The reason is that these invites have incomplete profiles and in particular lack a photo. Now, of course an LI profile is a work in progress, I realise that – I frequently change mine myself. But the basic information remains rather static. It is the lack of photo that stops me.
Of course I realise that a photo can be doctored with and doesn’t really mean anything per se, still I prefer an invite from a fellow LI member with a face to hers/his name.
Am I just grumpy and unfriendly or is a basic LI-profile a minimum when hoping to connect?