What’s up with random people endorsing you for skills they wouldn’t know anything about?

I’ve seen this play out a couple of ways. I’ve had a few people send a connection request on LI and when I accept (I accept all requests), they say they endorsed me for a few skills if I didn’t mind.


Just an hour ago, I got a notification on LI that said some dude endorsed me for a bunch of skills. I don’t know him AT all. I ain’t complaining, buuut is this accepted behavior?

Do you endorse random people or have random people endorsed you?
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CuriousFox
WR Officer
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Senior Account Executive
I think new LI users will see the option on the top of the page and select a few until the algorithm is finished. 
Blackwargreymon
Politicker
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MDR
I think new LI users will see the option on the top of the page and select a few until the algorithm is finished.
NorthernSalesGuru
Politicker
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Manager, Outbound Sales
Lmfao honestly it’s whatever...

it ain’t hurting your LinkedIn game...
wHaTyAgOtCoOkInG
Catalyst
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Account Executive
that want you to recommend them to the hiring manager 
JesterQueen
Politicker
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ISR
I've seen all the hubbub about this on linkedin ect. I think it's less about offending people but more the psychological aspects of the question. I think what they're getting at is when you frame it as 'does this make sense?' The recipient is more apt to say yes because they don't want to admit that it might have been over their head or they need it broken down further (Barney style lol). I've thought a lot about it and although I have no idea what the data is or if there is any data behind it, I'm all for shifting the context of the question and making it about my ability to explain something.
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