Do you report others for adding you if you don't know them?

United States
August 15, 2012 1:46pm CST
I have been blocked from adding friends several times because I see people in groups that I'm discussing something in and I add them if we seem to have similar interests. Sometimes, even though I have talked to them they will still put that they don't know me. I never report people unless they are trying to advertise something explicit to me. And the only reason I do that is because I have kids in this house who I don't want seeing that. What do you do?
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12 responses
• United States
15 Aug 12
I always accept friendship requests on this site. I might not accept them on facebook but I also... would never report them. The only time I might block someone on any site is if I have negative experiences with them and they won't leave me alone.
16 Aug 12
There was one time when someone added me and I don't even know him so I decided not to confirm his request. But after that he sent me a message on my facebook, he was cursing at me! He told me why would I not confrim him when he politely asked for my friendship. He was really mad when he sent those messages,and I was like "What's up with this guy?'':D. At the end I didn't mind his message. I still won't make friends with him ,after what he sent me, I don't think he does deserve it. d. I did the right thing Right?:)
@Cale2012 (115)
16 Aug 12
Absolutely, you are right. If one person haven't right to aprove or reject friend request, the world is so bad. As a human, we are usually definite social interaction specify. So we are often acquaint with many new friend, anyone wouldn't like live alone without person to visit he/she. And the society are make up of many family. Family is one element unit. But we know everyone have their characteristic and mood, so you need to make a guideline to instuction get a good friend. Because good friend can make our life better, especially on internet website. you just approve you know or you like, don't disturb by any rules. you are do as natural type.
@mutchy126 (317)
29 Aug 12
No. I just deny the Friend Request. If the same person continues I do the thing where you tell Facebook you don't know them so they can't send you any more Friend Requests! :)
• India
18 Aug 12
Hello wilsonburrell, no, I don't report it. Some of my friends have also a similar experience like yours. They send request to many people and after two or three days they got some warning from fecbook .
@stanley777 (7173)
• Philippines
16 Aug 12
That is not a very good thing since we may not know the person but it is not always that they have a bad intention if they add someone they do not know. People should just ignore them instead of reporting them since they are not doing anything wrong.
• China
16 Aug 12
If i don't want to add him, i will reject and not send the report. Generally, we always add people with commom interests. I have met someone added me and sent me the vulgar message.
@toniganzon (37513)
• Philippines
16 Aug 12
This is the first time I have heard of this. I usually don't add friends on Facebook unless they're former classmates or a relative. I also don't accept friend invitations from strangers. That's because I don't use facebook open and the reason I didn't delete it is because it's a communication portal for me and my relatives. I don't report people for adding me as friends nor have i blocked people because they were trying to add me.
• Philippines
16 Aug 12
I dont report them. I only add people whom I know personally. And ignore other request if I don't know them personally or I know them and I don't like them. Its hard to have so many friends in your list but really not friends. Especially in facebook where you can see their post. Imagine if you have plenty of friends and each of them post everyday. You wouldn't be able to see the post of your "real" friends that might be of importance to you.
• United States
16 Aug 12
It is what it is. If you don't want to add them, then don't, and if they don't want to add you, then don't waste your time with them. A lot of people have blocked me, it is hurtful, but that's how it is. If they don't want to be my friend, and they don't want to add me, then they don't have to. I only add people that I have met and know in real life on most of the sites. On this one, I am usually pretty nice, and I add anyone because on here, no one knows me anyway, but for say, FB or any of those other sites, yes, we have to know each other in person.
@Paper_Doll (2376)
• Philippines
16 Aug 12
I haven't reported anyone for adding me as friend in facebook. I just ignore their requests. But my husband add every people he sees so that he could have more viewers for his posts. I already told him not to do it but he keeps on adding everybody. I would later advice him to stop doing that because someone might report him and his account might be blocked. Thanks.
• Philippines
16 Aug 12
Here in Mylot, it's difeerentthing, you can accept friend or I always accepts friends request even I don't know them. Imagine you will only approve the one you know, I can't imagine how many will be in your friends list here in Mylot. For me, there's no problem accepting friends you don't know and with regards to members reporting, you can always report people if they abused you. Ave a great dAY!
@peavey (15397)
• United States
15 Aug 12
I'm one of those who would report it. My Facebook is for my friends and family and a few other things that I have explicitly asked to be there. I am not interested in being "friends" with anyone just because we happen to have a few interests in common. If that were so, I'd be friends with 90% of the world. I don't understand the idea of having hundreds of "friends" on Facebook, anyway. You either have to block them or you have to wade through pages and pages of so-called content with that many people.
@Ixodoi (445)
• Israel
15 Aug 12
I know exactly what you are talking about. I experienced the exact same thing & was wondering the same. After all let not be naive. We all add people we don't know as "Facebook friends". I actually found a lot of interesting people & new friends like that. So if I sent you a request, and you don't want to be friend - just say no, why reporting? Some are even worse. Once, after learning the lesson of just "requesting", I send someone a message that we share similar interest and I think we can benefit from information sharing. I stated that if he feel the same he is more than welcome to send me a friend request. Well guess what... He reported the message & I got 3 days suspended from sending messages due to "users spamming".