Do you accept friend requests from strangers?

@iamdee (158)
Philippines
September 13, 2010 10:19am CST
Right now, I am an active Facebook user. I actually have two accounts in Facebook. I made a new one because I realized that I wanted to somehow make my Facebook account accessible only to those people I personally know. My old account was crowded with friends but a huge percentage of them were people I don't really know. It's like I made an exclusive account for my close friends and loved ones where I share more about my life's experiences. I don't accept friend requests of unknown people in my exclusive account.
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@posham (1237)
• Philippines
13 Sep 10
I try not too... But if we have more than a hundred common friends, then I accept the request. I tend to forget people from the past. Like in high school, there are about 15 classes composed of 40 people multiplied by 10 levels/grades. So, if someone adds me and our common friends are all from that high school, then chances are, we're schoolmates. And also, at work, there are about 300 people in my account. so on and so fort...
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@triondem (151)
• Estonia
13 Sep 10
Nice :) Thank you for the answer.
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@lalay1976 (330)
• Philippines
13 Sep 10
Hi Iamdee! I was actually planning to create a new account myself. I experienced the same thing. I've accepted a lot of friend requests just because we also have common friends or because I don't want them to be disappointed because they're friends of my cousins or friends of my former officemates. But now, I regret it because there are times when those who aren't really my friends are so active, you keep seeing the same faces all over you wall.. And sometimes there's just so much drama and overrated status! :) Thanks for bringing this up. Now, I've finally decided to create a new account. :)
@amoyube1980 (2233)
• Somalia
13 Sep 10
I don't accept friend's request from people I barely even if I have seen them around work or we have common friends but don't actually know each other that well. Most definitely I will never add anyone who is a complete stranger. I use facebook to be updated about the things that are going on in my friends and families lives, not for random networking.
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@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
13 Sep 10
I never accept friend requests from people that I don't know. I find that I have too many friends these days on Facebook anyways. And really, what's the point in adding someone you don't know? I mean I guess you could become friends with them but I have a hard enough time keeping up with all the friends I do have on my social networking site! LOL
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@triondem (151)
• Estonia
13 Sep 10
I dont accept friend requests from strangers. Why? Because I dont know them, thats why :)
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@shaggin (24205)
• United States
20 Sep 10
When I saw the title I wasent sure if you meant just on facebook or like mylot and other sites. On facebook my account is set to private. No one but my friends can see anything. I have pictures of my kids on there and I dont want strangers being able to see pictures of my kids that makes me feel uncomfortable.
@aerous (13475)
• Philippines
19 Sep 10
I am very careful on whom I add into my facebook account. If I see that a person, is also interested in online earnings. I will add those strangers, because I know they are being a good one to add and helpful in the future... But if the stranger, is not connected to what I say. I can't add him/her, because I don't know the purpose of adding me. Have a great day!
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
17 Sep 10
hi dee! nope.as an unactive user of facebook or other social networking,rarely i added people who i don't know aka stranger. usually i don't like to add people as i will be the one who send them for friend's requests-because i already know most of them or someone who share same interest and hobby with me.so most of the time i will ignore those friend request from others aka the stranger!hmm!!!!
• Philippines
16 Sep 10
I don't. I have lots of stuff in Facebook meant only for people I personally know. Getting too public on the web can do you harm. I socialize with people I'm not personally acquainted with on Twitter and MyLot.
@libra811 (10)
• China
15 Sep 10
yes,i agree with you though i don't even have a facebook account.
@yugasini (12813)
• Anantapur, India
14 Sep 10
hi iamdee, when you are online strangers will come and request for friendship,then only they will become our friends,i do not have any local friends in any such site,what ever friends i am having at mylot i think some of them are my best friends,i have not checked my friends list in facebook,but i will accept new strangers also as my friend,have a nice day
14 Sep 10
I only accept friend requests from strangers in mylot.
@ruthhazel (213)
• Philippines
14 Sep 10
No. I didn't accept strange person who added me in my facebook account. All of my friends in facebook are my classmates, relatives, and my church mates. I knew them all.
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
14 Sep 10
Hello! Im an active facebook user too, everyday, I check my account and see what's the latest among my friends there. Before, when im not that busy, I also play Farmville and Farmtown there. The only difference we got is that, I only have one facebook account and I didn't accept strangers as my friend because of the security reason as well. Ive known some facebook users who are my friends as well who accepted friends whom they didn't know and ended up in regret because some of those are not good individuals who posted some nasty comments with their posts etc. I am happy enough to have not so many friends but i could be sure that all of them was personally known by me. Take care and good night!
@Metatronik (5899)
• Pasay, Philippines
14 Sep 10
It depends. If that is a distant relative that I haven't met then I am actually accepting their friends request. But the strangers at all? of course not I want my account to be secured and private as much as possible.
• India
14 Sep 10
i accept only friend requests from those persons who have their real profile pictures. And i don't think facebook is ponly for those you know personally its a great platform to meet new people and have a chat so its better to make new friends on facebook then i delete them when i see they are of no use in my account.
@minx267 (11188)
• Hartford, Connecticut
14 Sep 10
Yes, I do.. but they are generally someone I have a common interest with.. But I have over 2160 friends on FB right now.. I do you facebook for marketing a lot. But I do communicate with a bit of them.. that is shy I make sure we have some common interests first.
@sjhaeki (798)
• Philippines
14 Sep 10
I don't accept strangers' friend request even if we have a lot of common friends. Unless I know where that person found my account then I'd just ignore their requests. It really didn't matter if I have a lot of friends or not, as long as I know who is looking into my profile and the things I post.
@SJandogA (20)
14 Sep 10
Hi! I do accept friend requests from strangers for I am also a Facebook user. But I don't really have many friend requests that's why I accept them because I want to add the number of friends that I have in facebook. It really doesn't bother me at all for some strangers just want me to accept their request but after that they don't communicate with me anymore. And if ever I will have friends that are really disturbing, I will automatically remove them in my list.
• India
14 Sep 10
Just by seeing the profile of a person like about me ,interest, career ,here for ,education , common freind , quality of group he has joined i get the idea about the personality of the person ...if i think the person has some qualities which i expect from a friend i generally add that person...or if while sending the request person has mentioned his/her reason why he/she want to be friend i add them