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Old 09-02-2009, 05:13 PM
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If someone requests that you "add them as a friend on facebook," and you don't want them as a friend, what do you do? That has happened when I don't know the person very much, don't like them very much or just don't want to be associated with them but I don't want to be rude or hurt their feelings.

Also, does anyone know if you delete someone who is a 'friend?" If so, will they know you deleted them without looking through all their friends & noticing you are missing?
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Old 09-02-2009, 05:29 PM
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Simply decline the invites, happens all the time.

If you unfriend someone they are not notified - they will have to realize themselves.

I have unfriended a couple of family members recently. They have started up a girl band and were using Facebook to promote the band. I don't have an issue with that per se, but when I signed on one day and ALL of my first page were items pumping the band I had enough and whacked them. I haven't heeard from them, but guess I may at the next family event! Though I did keep the non-spamming members of the same family as friends!!
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:43 PM
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This is the reason I don't sign up to all the social networking crap. The last thing I want is a bunch of people from my past trying to contact me. If I don't hang out or stay in touch with them today there is a reason.
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This is the reason I don't sign up to all the social networking crap. The last thing I want is a bunch of people from my past trying to contact me. If I don't hang out or stay in touch with them today there is a reason.
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You can hide or hide the multiple posting offenders. Just hover over the post and the hide button will pop up. From then on, their posts will not appear, but they do not know this.

As far as accepting friends, you can just click "ignore" the request and it will never come up again. ON their end it will show friend request pending forever. It has happened to me. no big whoop, they might be doing me a favor anyway.

It's for friends, not acquaintences or people you have met. IMO.

As far as not wanting to stay in touch with people from the past, thats a personal choice, but for me, it's been quite a hoot finding people that I ahve moved away from our somehow fell off the table. When you get older, these things are more important I guess. It still might be too soon from some people.....
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Can't answer your question because I think that facebook is so 12 yr. old girlish type of crap!
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Old 09-03-2009, 04:54 AM
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Can't answer your question because I think that facebook is so 12 yr. old girlish type of crap!
So were Elvis and the Beatles too, right pops?
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Old 09-03-2009, 05:11 AM
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Can't answer your question because I think that facebook is so 12 yr. old girlish type of crap!
Couldn't agree more. My grandkids love it, but it's not at all interesting to me, or even their parents.....it's kids stuff I guess
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Old 09-03-2009, 05:45 AM
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Can't answer your question because I think that facebook is so 12 yr. old girlish type of crap!
Yes - You are EXACTLY right. I signed up at the request of my students to see their pages. I think some people use it for family relations but most of what I see posted is pretty much high school girly cutsey gossipy stuff.

But, I have also seen ex coworkers use it as more or less a job serach networking tool. And to link to their businesses as said above. And I did connect with one of my old employees who found me and is now a financial advisor out West and we are now email friends.

I do get requests from people I never heard of and just ignore them. Check it every few weeks or so and there is always some new request. Many people write on my wall to take down my picture - which is not a picture of me but of Pres. Obama........
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