facebook asks new question in friend request?

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  1. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    So two friends have added me in the past two days.

    they are both new to facebook.

    for the first time ever, when i clicked to accept their request, from both of them, it asked "Do you know [name here] personally?"

    below saying that your response will not be seen by your friend (something like that)

    I said yes for both of them. But what if I said no? Does anyone have any idea why facebook is doing this? I haven't seen this reported on blogs anywhere, nor on Facebook's own blog
     
  2. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    I noticed that to, didn't think anything about it.
     
  3. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    I've never answered those questions. Always left them blank.
     
  4. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    More information and statistics to collect about you and your life? Measuring social network trends? ("On average, among users aged 13-25, 30% of their friends list consists of people they don't even know personally, blah blah blah...")

    As a rule if I don't know someone personally, I ignore their friend request.
     
  5. Mr.B-UK macrumors newbie

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    I've noticed this too, it's just for statistics.

    I ignore anybody I don't know/Dislike :eek:
     
  6. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I pimp myself as a games designer so I get requests from people who just enjoy playing what I produce. Some bits are family-only though like family photo albums, just as others are non-family only.
    It's all a tangled web for me.
    :eek:
     
  7. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Wirelessly posted (Nokia 5800 Tube XpressMusic : Mozilla/5.0 (SymbianOS/9.4; U; Series60/5.0 Nokia5800d-1/10.0.010; Profile/MIDP-2.1 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 ) AppleWebKit/413 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/413)

    Haven't they always asked this question? :confuzzled:
     
  8. heehee macrumors 68020

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    That's what I thought, they always asked this... if that's what you are taking about.
     

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  9. EV0LUTION macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure it helps them network friends and keep the "people you know" thing finding more random people.
     
  10. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    Yeah I thought they always asked that for an unknown reason.

    Oh and I don't ignore or accept any people I don't know. By doing that, it will ensure that they don't bother me again by sending friend requests right when I ignore them. I found that works best. :D
     
  11. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    That is getting w-a-y beyond ridiculous.

    Do they want a "dossier" on everyone one in the World??

    I'm sure with the super-compters and storage they have now, it is possible.
     
  12. bluedoggiant thread starter macrumors 68030

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    no no

    not the box that asks you

    "HOW YOU KNOW THE PERSON"

    this is VERY NEW

    its a box that asks if "DO YOU KNOW [person name here] PERSONALLY?"

    you will get two buttons "YES" or "NO"

    this isnt the "did you goto school together?" blah blah blah

    this isnt recorded any where, and is not change-able. thats why im interested, if its not recorded anywhere, and isn't change-able...why even ask?
     

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