do you except friends on face book that you do not know?

United States
March 16, 2010 6:29pm CST
i did this the other day and did not mean to now it kind of scares me and i can not seem to delet them. also i saw a area where you can search for who has been searching for you but i can not find that now. is face book a good site to be involved in ?some times it seems there is a little bit of gosip there which i do not care to be apart of.
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18 responses
@fheroan (619)
• Philippines
17 Mar 10
hello there deedeehall... well, b4 i do, but now i learned from my mistakes not to add ppl whom i really dont know and ppl who keeps on bugging me to let them have some information bout me.. and mostly those ppl who add me are guys, guess they just wanna flirt, and i dont like it... if they just want to be friend they need to have a proper introduction, then ill decide.. Have a nice day!
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• United States
17 Mar 10
a man to that. i dont know it just seems to face book seems alittle like a gosip site and you are right just some pewople trying to get in others business
@gracie04 (4555)
• Philippines
17 Mar 10
For privacy and security purposes, I don't.. hey, I am not rude, i am just being careful... you know, there are many scammers out there who would get your personal information and use it for schemes, etc... it's better to have few friends than to have many strangers on my facebook list.. i only accept my former elementary, highschool and college classmates and friends, family and relatives...
• United States
18 Mar 10
i agree with you. i did try to delete my account with face book the other day and for some reason i can not delete it . it just freezes up ever time.
• United Kingdom
17 Mar 10
I don't use facebook anymore, I closed my account with them. This is just my personal choice but I heard that hackers generally are targeting facebook and so I consider it to be unsafe now. I would definitely not accept friendship from someone I didn't know on facebook as you don't know who they are or what they might do. I guess the major social networking site that I use now is My Lot, I love being here and I trust the site along with its staff! Anyway, everyone should decide for themselves whether to maintain their facebook accounts or not! Andrew
• United States
17 Mar 10
thanks andrew- i think i will follow your avice . better yet i am also going to delete my account with them. it just seems like a site that does not have a lot of class or safety measure.thanks!
• Philippines
17 Mar 10
No I don't accept strangers. I only accept people I know personally. My facebook page is personal for me coz I uploaded loads of photo albums and share some of my personal thoughts. I wanted it to share for my family and friends. I'm not comfortable if strangers have access to what I do and post. Also for security reasons.
@uniqueorn (1011)
• Philippines
17 Mar 10
I accept strangers in facebook. It's harmless not unless you deal with them.
• United States
17 Mar 10
i guess what ever aperson feels comfort with. for me i am a little more cautious .i am just afraid they may try to find me or my children if they are bad.
• Philippines
17 Mar 10
Just make sure that you know what to post there which does not contain anything too personal like phone numbers, address and the like. If you tend to add strangers to your FB, then you know how to limit yourself of what to post on that site specially your pictures. If it is just composed of friends, family or relatives, it is still safe. But if you add people you really don't trust and you don't know them much, then it is up to you how you will limit the information that you share on that social site.
• United States
17 Mar 10
thanks srawbeery- i see what you are saying and i just dont feel cofort with this one so i will need to go in and figure out how to delete them.
@jd107nette (1456)
• Philippines
17 Mar 10
hmm... i did that for the sake of having many neighbors in farm ville, accumulating sisters in sorority life and members in mafia wars.. hehe.. lots of people i really do not know just for the sake of the game... i think it would just be ok.. just omit necessary personal data... good luck
• United States
17 Mar 10
hi -thanks for responding yes i se what you ar saying. the person i added is from pakastan which i am not saying is bad .but for heavens sake who knows what this person may be involved in. seeing things he has on his sight about his culture is kind of intresting but i think this is to far from home for comfort.
@TheAdvocate (2395)
• Philippines
18 Mar 10
I make it a point to know who I am adding, I usually look at the person's profile first. I have no qualms rejecting a friend request if they are not my friends. I mean, isn't that a minimum requirement that you at least know them? Besides, I just want to hook-up with my friends in facebook. If I want to meet new people, I go to forums and discussion boards.
@1anurag1 (3580)
• India
17 Mar 10
i also do this when ever i get the request i first check out the person who is behind the request and if i find the person suitable and genuine i just accept the request. generally i dont reject people request if they are genuine if i feel. there are two reason one is that they have given me the respect as i could be the friend of them. and the second is that we should not deny any proposal which dont take anything to you but the denial can just put others down. so i just respect them only.
@CRIVAS (1820)
• Canada
17 Mar 10
I have been a part of facebook for a while and I have never had trouble with the site. I haven't found any viruses on the site and I think that it is a really good way to keep in touch with family and friends. I also like going on the site because of farmville but I am finding that I don't have as much time to go online as I used to and so I try to focus more on sites that I get gain some income from. I also wanted to let you know that I was having a little trouble reading your discussion. Before publishing them, you should read them over once just to make sure that they are easy to understand. Happy mylotting.
@tifychau (127)
• United States
17 Mar 10
Usually I don't accept people that I don't know. This is just because I allow my friends and networks to see my pictures and info, and I don't want someone I don't know to get access to all of this. Sometimes however, if that person is from the same school as me, I add them in case it turns out to be someone I knew from a while ago and forgot about.
@di44ito (496)
• Bulgaria
17 Mar 10
yes sometimes i accept that kind of friends when i know that they are frineds of my friends or something and then i get knowing them :)
• India
17 Mar 10
i don,t except unwanted friend .but some time i will except friend but carfully.
@jimbo88 (231)
• Indonesia
17 Mar 10
I never accepted people that i don't know. I am not comfortable with unidentified friends like that. I feel so strange to accept them, so if i never met somebody who will add my facebook, I never accepted them. :)
• Philippines
17 Mar 10
I don't accept them because I'm not really good with talking to some stranger. It's awkward and it's really rude to add them without even saying a greeting to them. So, to save myself from the burden, I won't accept them. Is it a mean thing to do?
@shello (964)
• United Arab Emirates
17 Mar 10
With Facebook and so with some other networking sites, I don't usually accept friend requests from people whom I do not know. Maybe there's no problem with accepting such request but you have to be very careful in uploading personal photos and info in your profile to avoid problems.
@Java09 (3085)
• United States
17 Mar 10
I have to say I used to ,until they turned out to be a nut.Now,I only except people I already know on there,and I deleted the ones I don't know that were nuts.I kept the ones that I already accepted,as long as they are not a nut.To sum it up,I'll just say I stopped accepting people that I don't know.
17 Mar 10
There are usually times that strangers will try to view your profile and invite you to be friends. What I do, is I make sure that my profile is private and I don't usually accept friend requests from anonymous and unknown people. I think facebook is a good site if you also know how to take care of yourself and your profile.