Getting flagged for sending out too many friend requests on Facebook?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by TH55, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. TH55 macrumors 68030

    Nov 5, 2011
    I just started an account and am friending a lot of people. At this point almost everyone I friend has multiple mutuals.

    Recently I tried to add someone with whom I didn't share any mutuals and I was prompted with a warning advising me that friend requests were only for people you know, and asking me "do you know this person?" I clicked yes to continue w the invite but it then took me to a red message saying it couldn't be processed bc requests are only for people you know.

    Do I have to go thru now and cancel all of my friend requests? Or do they not alert anyone as long as I have mutuals? If this is the case can I keep sending them as long as I have mutual friends?

    I sent a response saying I felt I had received the message in error and explained my situation.
  2. Stewart21 macrumors regular

    Dec 9, 2011
    South Yorkshire
    In what way is this appropriate to an iPhone forum?
  3. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

    Nov 5, 2011
    Bc most people use their iPhone for Facebook
  4. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    People ask lots of questions not directly related to Apple products on here, especially in the community discussion forum where this is. (If a mod moved it here from the iPhone forum then I get what you're saying)

    And for the OP, probably just wait a bit, it's probably just seeing that you are sending out a lot of friend requests all at once and is worried that you are a spammer. Give it a week or two and you should be able to send them again.
  5. malman89 macrumors 68000

    May 29, 2011
    The only thought I had was either too many people - or just this person in particular - saw your friend request, denied, and then followed up with the "Do not know this person" option. I wouldn't be surprised if you got that notice if they already denied a request or too many people have done so.
  6. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

    Nov 5, 2011
    Do I really have to wait a week or two??
  7. mobilehaathi macrumors G3


    Aug 19, 2008
    The Anthropocene
  8. boss.king macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    You could always contact FB instead of questioning the responses of an Apple forum that likely knows only slightly more than you about the technicalities of FB rules and regulations.

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