Crash when adding friends

[version 1.002]
New player to GTB, I created my profile, added my code, saved, etc. Played a battle, won medals and so on. All working fine.
Two problems however:

  1. When I start the game, it is forever ‘Refreshing player profile’, I have to cancel (although the profile tab knows all about me).
  2. When I try to add a friend it crashed to desktop just after clicking the ‘Add’ button. The windows ‘error’ popup reads “SIM_SERVER: Failed to open script response:.\src\SIM_Server.cpp 27”

I’ve tried deleting the profile.ini and the web folder and recreating my info to no avail.