Questions about FB friend request

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by peterpan123, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. peterpan123 macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2014
    Hello, sometimes when I make a friend request, a message shows up on the screen saying something like I should only make friend request to people I know. What is that? Does this show up on when I make request to certain people (perhaps those who made some kind of security setting?) How to remove that restriction?

    On FB, it shows a list of people who requested to by my friend. However, it seems that there is no record on a list of people whom I made the requested. Is there a way to get such a request list?

    Thank you
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    You can look at a list of your friends, if you have sent them a request and they have not yet accepted it it shows up as "Friend Request Sent."
  3. peterpan123 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2014
    The problem is that I forgot their names and I am in a foreign country. For some people, I just talked with them for a few minutes. I sent them a request but they have not accepted. If I see their photos, I will remember who they are and probably send them a message.
  4. turtle777 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 30, 2004
    So, you talked to them for a few minutes, don't know their name, but you consider them your FRIENDS ?


  5. arogge macrumors 65816


    Feb 15, 2002
    It's Facebook acting stupid. There are some ways to try avoiding the problem, but I also came up with a plan after numerous account suspensions and threats of "deletion" (meaning you can't use it but Facebook sucks all of your info for potentially-nefarious purposes). I decided to take the offer and quit trying.

    Send me "suggested friends" and then blame me for clicking on the Add Me link that Facebook provided? Don't like it when I want to talk to new people? Don't like it when I try to talk to family members? Hey, if these people really don't want Friend Requests, they can put a Do Not Disturb sign up by disabling Friend Requests, but since they advertise the Add Friend button, it should be okay. Facebook now denies the sending of a comment with a Friend Request, and blocks messages by sending many into the Other folder, so it's hard to even communicate why I'm sending a Friend Request. And since when is a Friend Request some sort of weird activity instead of a subscription to a person's page? Still don't like it? Okay, since Facebook makes money from user interactions, how about I stop sending Friend Requests? That did it, and I haven't heard a stupid complaint since then. Of course I still accept subscriptions in the form of Friend Requests, but I don't use Facebook to find new people anymore, nor will I advertise the service. Twitter is much easier, as is Google+ and various other services.

    Facebook is still okay for what it was originally intended for, but I certainly won't rely on it for anything beyond its original purpose of academic collaboration.
  6. peterpan123 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2014
    How can I prevent existing friends from seeing what other friends I have? It also seems that whenever I add a friend, other of my friends get the notifications. How can I turn it off?

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