What is FB's this person isn't available right now?

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  1. hajime macrumors 601

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    Hello, last week I got a friend request from a young cute girl. From her friend list, she only have less than 10 friends but two of my friends are on that list. I accepted the request. I tried to ask who she is for the past few days. I keep getting "This person isn't available right now". From the net, it seems that it means that she blocked me. Does that mean it is a fake account trying to get information about me?
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    You are getting that message where/how exactly?
     
  3. hajime thread starter macrumors 601

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    When I tried to send her a message asking who she is. Happened both when I did it via Messanger on iPhone and through the FB webpage.
     
  4. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    She's not a young cute girl. She's most likely an ugly old man ;)
     
  5. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Why don't you ask your two friends - who are also on listed as this person's "friends" - who "she" is?
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    I remember a couple of years ago I got a friend invite from someone I hand't known but was friends with a couple of others. I asked one friend and he had no clue, he just accepted the invite. At that point I denied the request.
     
  7. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    I'm not on FB, so this stuff passes me by.

    However, I am on LinkedIn, and I do get such requests, but the emphasis tends to be professional, not personal.

    In general, anyway, before I accept anything, I will check their profile. Oftentimes, it transpires that they had worked with one time colleagues of mine, - with whom they were already connected - or had worked in an area with which I am familiar, or with which colleagues were familiar.

    In such cases, I will usually - but, not always - accept the request to 'connect'.
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    I took time off of FB, but I'm back on, though my usage has been severely curtailed. I also found a browser plugin that allows me to filter out all political stuff that drove me off FB. I hardly post on there but I found it useful to keep in contact with friends.

    I have a LinkedIn account but I can't tell you the last time I logged in (read years).
     
  9. hajime thread starter macrumors 601

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    Same story few years ago. That person was a friend of about 10 of my FB friends. I asked them who that is. Nobody knew!
     
  10. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    I find LinkedIn useful professionally: Most of my 'connections' are international colleagues, - quite a number of them individuals with whom I have worked in various capacities abroad.

    We loosely keep in touch, and it is an excellent way of getting a 'heads-up' about a new country, or organisation. Someone with whom you worked - and got on well with - in a different country will usually give good advice - or can advise on some of the organisations you may be seeking positions with.

    I have written to former colleagues - and some have written to me - asking advice and suggestions.

    For the other corporate nonsense, I simply ignore.

    FB, I don't "get" at any level, and don't have an account.

    Well, as I suggested a few posts ago, ask your friends who have been befriended by - or have sought to befriend - this person whether they know her. If they don't, well, then, you have a decision to make

    My recommendation would be to let it go, especially if your friends say that they do not know this individual personally.
     
  11. hajime thread starter macrumors 601

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    While I was going to ask my friends who that is, that person disappeared from my friend list. Cannot find her under mutual friend list of my friend. This is getting doggy.Perhaps that person befriend with me to get some information. After getting those information, left.
     
  12. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Well, if this continues to bother you, - and why? - I daresay that you may remember the name, or username used by this person; anyway, I would suggest that you ask your own "friends" if they remember "her", ask how they had become "friends" the first place, and point out that this person appears to have disappeared.

    But - I am at a loss as to why someone would accept a "friend" request without - to be perfectly frank - doing some due diligence in advance.

    Personally, I wouldn't, irrespective of how "cute" they seemed.
     

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