Friends Lists Not Being Reset

Both Major Nelson in his blog and Frankie in the HBO forum have confirmed that despite what you may have heard, the reset of game statistics for Halo 2 will not affect your friends list. Many of you may have been receiving-- or even sending-- voice and text messages to your friends with instructions not to delete them, in order to preserve your lists post-reset. It isn't necessary. Don't send any more of those messages, and don't worry about keeping the ones you have received. The friends lists are not being reset.