a friend request?

@asliah (11148)
Philippines
January 3, 2011 3:06am CST
after i changed my primary photo at myfacebook, there are strangers who sending me a request to add them to my facebook, but, even i dont know them, i still accept their friend request, and i know there's nothing wrong with that, how about you, when someone or strangers send you a friend request, do you immediately accept it?and why? and what do you think why they sending you a friend request?
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@singup (666)
• Malaysia
4 Jan 11
before i accept his friendship i check his profile if i can find some of my friends in his profile than i know he is a friend of my friend (( which can help me if something goes wrong in future)) but if i can't find my friends in his friend list i will send him a message asking about why he want me to add him ?? from where who know me to add him i do that because of security concern in facebook yesterday i read that there is a hacker in facebook offer 500 thousend account for who pay more which mean there are some tricks to steal someone facebook account if he is in your friend list.
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@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
4 Jan 11
well, i open facebook just for relative, friends and family. if a stranger sending me a friend request, i just ignore it. i have many picture of family in facebook, and i don't think i want to share it with stranger
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@owlwings (39740)
• Cambridge, England
3 Jan 11
I never accept a friend request from someone I don't know, especially if they have not said why they want to be friends. I generally go and look at their profile, their friends (to see if we have any friends in common) and their interests. If it's not at all obvious why they should have sent a request (and in Facebook it's possible to type a message to explain why someone wants to be a friend), then I will ignore it. There should always be a reason why someone wants to be a friend of yours and a reason why you should accept them. I agree that it's not 'wrong' to accept friends in the way that you seem to but it is (or could be) pointless and even dangerous. I think that you should value yourself more and be more selective about who you choose as 'friends'.
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@nobbsy123 (852)
• Australia
3 Jan 11
I have had heaps of people requesting a friend request that I don't know. I used to accept these friend requests and then suddenly I had some emails from these people who requested/spammed me to be their referral at some sites. I found it annoying so I deleted them. I don't accept anyone that has (0) next to their name that suggests to me that they are new to mylot and havn't contributed to any discussion or posted a discussion yet.
• Australia
3 Jan 11
Sorry I just read a discussion on mylot friend requests and I thought this was the same discussion my bad
@lady1993 (19954)
• Philippines
8 Apr 11
Before, I used to do that, but then all my friends keep piling up, all these strangers I keep adding.. So I decided to not accept them anymore, unless they message me or something to tell who they really are- if they're complete strangers and not connected to my real friends I won't accept them anymore.
@gaiza12 (4889)
• Philippines
12 Jan 11
Good to know your photo made you more popular..heheh. Well i do accept friend request here even to strangers. We all know that friends will surely help us to earn more by responding to our discussions. So i make sure i do accept request from active members and keep those with less than 5 post pending for a week or even to a month and ignore them when their posts never increases.
@freymind (1352)
• Philippines
5 Jan 11
I only accept friend request if I really know the people. I don't want to share personal details of my life to people who I don't know at all. I only add friends, families or friends of friends that was already introduced to me. I know I sound not that friendly but well I just don't want to end up like some of my friends that their facebook account got hacked by the people they added in their profile that they didn't know.
• United States
4 Jan 11
I never just accept a friend request from somebody I don't know. You are asking for trouble when you do that. Usually I will have somebody request me as a friend through another site but I don't accept them. My friends are people I know, not once I want to get to know. They are probably sending you a friend request due to your profile pic.
@patgalca (14590)
• Orangeville, Ontario
4 Jan 11
I receive friend requests from people I don't know as well. But I always wonder whether maybe I AM acquainted with them from another site like myLot or Triond. But since their name is not identifiable with their user name, and they don't indicate how I may know them, I hesitate to add them as friends. Occasionally I will ask them, "Do I know you?" But they do not respond. Currently I have two people in my friend request at Facebook. I'm not responding and I'm not "deleting/ignoring". There is a difference between MyLot and Facebook. I feel Facebook should be for people I really know - family, friends, school mates from the past, etc. I have accepted a couple of people from Triond as friends, they are probably friends here too. I feel if people are going to reach out in that way they should send a private message identifying themselves. Also, I don't know how they would know who I am on Facebook since I am using my REAL name. I can't seen anyone from the other sites making the connection unless I point it out to them, which is an invitation to look for me on Facebook.
@lucaflo (20)
• Chile
4 Jan 11
well people send me requests every once in a while because my name is somewhat common so they might get confused. When I don't know these people I accept them and I'll delete them after a while.I a friend of a friend adds me, then I try to talk and meet that person. If nothing happens then you're gone of my friend list :X
• India
4 Jan 11
dont accept strangers may be they are hackers
@derek_a (10902)
4 Jan 11
I always accept friends on myLot because I am interesting about learning about other people and cultures. But on Facebook, I tend to take a look at them first because I don't want to be getting loads of spam from people sending me their business ideas. I like to search and investigate my own business programs. _Derek
• United States
4 Jan 11
I do accept the requests, but only because I don't put very much true information about myself on my facebook (because if someone is my friend then they definitely know what school I go to and where I live so why should I post it online?). However I don't really talk a whole lot to the strangers. Well for me they send requests because I either like something they said on a facebook fan page or because I said something they liked or found funny. However no stranger adds me completely randomly for no reason. I think if i experienced that I would not add that person.
• India
4 Jan 11
I would not say I get lots of friends’ request, but I do get some. The least I do is to go and view their profile, their list of friends, their interests. Even if their interests do not match mine I accept their request because I feel that would help me to expand my field of interests. However, if I find that if the person has prurient interests or if he is seeking friendship with some ulterior motive, then I downright reject his or request. If someone seeks my friendship and ask me to correspond with them through email then it would be a definite no no. I do not like friendship with strangers. I know they could be dangerous. I like genuine friendship and on social networking sites it should be limited to discussions and nothing else.
@SIMPLYD (82835)
• Philippines
4 Jan 11
Before i accept a friend request, i try to get to know a bit about the person thru his profile. Now if the profile says a little, i would try getting to know him/her thru their articles, other friends and the way they interact at facebook. Maybe they liked your picture so they requested you to be their friend. Have a nice day!
• United States
3 Jan 11
I have well over 300 direct people that I know on my facebook page. I would not accept anyone I do not know as what would we interact if I do not know them. I usually do not spend a whole lot of time there so it would be time wasted for me. I have about 79 pending requests for about 6 months that I have let sit there as I do not know who they are or what reasoning for requesting me. There is a great deal of personal information up in my facebook I do not want to share just with anyone.
• Philippines
3 Jan 11
You'll never know what others there have in mind why they invite anonymous people. It could be that they're trying to gain many friends as we all know, there are some who think it's bragging rights if you have too many friends there. There are some though who just wanna make fun of others by befriending others and then making fun of their pictures or posting on other's walls, basically just being a nuisance. If i were you i'd be careful who i accept as friend.
• Philippines
3 Jan 11
You'll never know what others there have in mind why they invite anonymous people. It could be that they're trying to gain many friends as we all know, there are some who think it's bragging rights if you have too many friends there. There are some though who just wanna make fun of others by befriending others and then making fun of their pictures or posting on other's walls, basically just being a nuisance. If i were you i'd be careful who i accept as friend.
@Metatronik (5920)
• Pasay, Philippines
3 Jan 11
If the stranger is not connected with anyone then I am not accepting it just like that. Of course it is part of security and there is no sense of adding them if I can't communicate with them. I'm a kind of person that is particular when it comes to safety and security.
@Lisander (273)
• Armenia
3 Jan 11
I don't have facebook:) But here I always accept- if hey want to, then we have thing common. And when I sent request, i expect to be accepted. But facebook puts a lot of personal data, it is a little worrying to invite strangers there.