do you accept every friendship request?

Romania
October 18, 2015 11:06am CST
I realized that I have many friends of facebook but there are few of them I could call friends on real life. I started to be a little more careful to who I accept as a friend and many times I simply deny a friendship request.
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@PhredWreck (6094)
18 Oct 15
I did accept everyone, until one day I had over 1,000 'friends' and realized I either didn't know them or didn't really associate with them, so I closed that account and started a new one. I've turned down lots of people on it...even people that were 'friends' on my old one.
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@vandana7 (57646)
• India
18 Oct 15
So..if I request you to be friend there, I am likely to be turned down?
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18 Oct 15
@vandana7 Did I say that? *reads response* Nope, I didn't say that.
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@vandana7 (57646)
• India
18 Oct 15
@much2say (36203)
• United States
19 Oct 15
I don't do that on Facebook - I only accept people that I know in person (well, there were a couple exceptions, but I knew them from other sites for a while to know they are trustworthy).
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• Romania
19 Oct 15
and what makes you want to make an exception
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@much2say (36203)
• United States
19 Oct 15
@swissheart Well, for example, there are certain myLot friends who I came to know and felt I could trust them - even though I've never met them personally. I think we decided to stay in touch when we decided to leave myLot a couple or so years ago - and Facebook seemed easy enough to invite them into my real world. I'm glad we did that!!
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• Greece
19 Oct 15
You can't be too careful and Facebook is definitely something to handle with care.
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@cahaya1983 (10170)
• Malaysia
19 Oct 15
Definitely not. The contacts I have on FB are mostly the ones I know in person. I don't accept requests from people that I don't know or don't intend to keep in touch with.
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• Romania
19 Oct 15
and what makes you want to keep in touch with someone
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@cahaya1983 (10170)
• Malaysia
19 Oct 15
@swissheart If they're family, relatives, ex-schoolmates, ex-colleagues - basically people whom I personally know
• Romania
20 Oct 15
@cahaya1983 and if you don't like one of them who's friendship request you already accept it would you remove them from your friends list?
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@GardenGerty (92211)
• Marion, Kansas
19 Oct 15
I used to, then this guy became kind of a stalker. Now I am more picky.
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• Romania
19 Oct 15
woow and how did you get rid of him?
• Greece
19 Oct 15
We learn the hard way with this kind of thing, but at least you are free of him now.
19 Oct 15
I feel honored being one of the picked.
@rosekiss (30094)
• Eugene, Oregon
18 Oct 15
I usually do accept all friends requests, as i feel the more friends I have the more interaction and the more money, however, it doesn't always hold true, as some just don't interact like they should. I am finding too, that the more frends I have, the more suggestions I get, and that is fine to a pont, but I am gettting way to many suggestions, as most of them don't relate to me or I am just not interested in responding to them.
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• Romania
19 Oct 15
yes I also noticed about those suggestions: there are people who I don't really know
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@rosekiss (30094)
• Eugene, Oregon
19 Oct 15
@swissheart I don't know all of them either, but if their disucsson is interesting after reading it, then I will respond, otherwise, I will just delete the suggestion and move on.
• Romania
20 Oct 15
@rosekiss and what kind of discussions get your interest?
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@kiran8 (15347)
• Mangalore, India
19 Oct 15
On facebook I accept only those recommended by friends and known people..
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• Romania
20 Oct 15
even if you don't know the people that facebook recommends?
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@kiran8 (15347)
• Mangalore, India
20 Oct 15
@swissheart No not ones facebook recommends , I accept ones that my friends recommend
• Romania
20 Oct 15
@kiran8 and what kind of recommendations do you get?
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@wiLLmaH (8165)
• Singapore, Singapore
19 Oct 15
No. I do not accept all the request.Unlike @PhredWreck, I am quite a snob in facebook haha!
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• Romania
19 Oct 15
I don't think this really makes you a snob. it's a matter of choice
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@wiLLmaH (8165)
• Singapore, Singapore
19 Oct 15
@swissheart I think I want some privacy too on my facebook.. haha!
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• Romania
20 Oct 15
@wiLLmaH of course. it shows that you're a wise and mature person. I feel that people who reveal personal information to anyone should be blamed
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@allknowing (56696)
• India
19 Oct 15
I find no reason why I should not. I do not initiate but accept friends.
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• Romania
19 Oct 15
I guess you're a friendly person in real life too right?
@allknowing (56696)
• India
19 Oct 15
@swissheart Yes I am but here one does not have to interact all the time.
• Romania
20 Oct 15
@allknowing it's normal to interact with people who you feel comfortable with
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@SIMPLYD (75830)
• Philippines
19 Oct 15
My FB account is on Private . I don't get friend requests . I can see some suggestions though about somebody that 5 mutual friends have . It has to be who should request for a friend request so we can be connected .
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• Romania
20 Oct 15
and what makes you want to add someone as your friend?
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@SIMPLYD (75830)
• Philippines
21 Oct 15
@swissheart I only add those that i know of from my childhood and long lost friends . But new ones i don't know , i don't .
@Macarrosel (7618)
• Philippines
19 Oct 15
Before I used to accept everyone but later on I realized it's not good at all so I randomly accept some of them.
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• Romania
19 Oct 15
I kind of do the same here now. I won't denny that with the help of facebook I also made some good friends
• United States
19 Oct 15
No, I don't, if I haven't seen you in years, why start now?When you let people on your page, they are officially in your business with your photos. etc. Don't feel obligated to put anyone on your page.
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• Romania
19 Oct 15
yes this is true. plus there are also people who you might not want to see your current activity
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@salonga (28060)
• Philippines
18 Oct 15
I don't accept unless he/she is a real life friend otherwise I ignore requests.
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• Romania
19 Oct 15
how many friends do you have in your facebook list?
@vandana7 (57646)
• India
18 Oct 15
Not on facebook
• Romania
19 Oct 15
you don't have a facebook account?
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@vandana7 (57646)
• India
19 Oct 15
@swissheart ..oh I have one. But limited friends. In any event, I hardly go there. :)
• Romania
19 Oct 15
@vandana7 why do you limit the number of friends you have
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@softbabe44 (5951)
• Vancouver, Washington
18 Oct 15
i'm the same way i will befriend some others no
• Romania
19 Oct 15
on what criteria?
• Vancouver, Washington
19 Oct 15
they are rude sometimes sometimes they make fun of others that are online they have no problem talking about somebody behind their back
• Romania
20 Oct 15
@softbabe44 gossiping seems to be such a bad habbit
@sugartoes (35451)
• Greencastle, Indiana
21 Oct 15
no I don't. I'm the type of person that is VERY picky about who I friend on ANY SITE I'm on.
• Romania
21 Oct 15
what is your criteria based on which you chose friends?
@sugartoes (35451)
• Greencastle, Indiana
22 Oct 15
@swissheart well I have no Criteria on how I chose friends they chose me instead. I listen to the lord above on what he tells me to do but other than that I just go about my business.
• Manila, Philippines
19 Oct 15
If there is friend request I always add. Most of them are my students. Now I have 3,300 friends
• Romania
20 Oct 15
woow are they all your students?
• Manila, Philippines
21 Oct 15
@swissheart maybe 1/3, then college and high school and other people. But every time someone add me, i add them.
@dpk262006 (55793)
• Delhi, India
19 Oct 15
I do not accept friends' request from unknown people. I have strict privacy setting on my FB account, so I do not receive unwanted requests. I love to connect with mylot friends through FB and there are some friends who know me or whom I know through mylot.
• Romania
20 Oct 15
but have you also met in real life someone from mylot?
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@dpk262006 (55793)
• Delhi, India
21 Oct 15
@swissheart - Good Question. I have met one mylotter who was from Delhi, but the user is no longer active now but we remain in touch.
• Hubli, India
19 Oct 15
yes definitely not because its not necessary to accept every single request if u don't know that person how we can accept it .and i need a small help .Please can u tell me how to put a topic for discussion
• Romania
20 Oct 15
there's a special button for that.look carefully
• Mexico
19 Oct 15
Honestly, I´m not quite active on Facebook and my only closest relative with an account there doesn´t use it often. So, you can guess I don´t get a lot of random request. Of course, I like making new friends, but at least, I try to chat or send a message asking where do they know me from, before adding someone
• Romania
20 Oct 15
and would you also like to make new friends from all over the world or you prefer real life friendship?
• Bangalore, India
19 Oct 15
Thank you for that, I think that a lot of people really think its okay to randomly add people up just because you like the same amount of salt in your food. Real friends are hard to come by imho.
• Romania
20 Oct 15
yes definitely a real friendship is hard to keep and it's a real treasure
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