(Closed) 'Jane Doe' has sent you a friend request on Facebook…..

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Strange person sends you a friend request on Facebook.....
    I would accept long enough to go through her page & pictures (and possibly delete afterwards) : (5 votes)
    5 %
    I would accept because I like having friends : (1 votes)
    1 %
    I would NOT accept because I don't know who she is : (75 votes)
    69 %
    I would NOT accept because that's just weird and I get a bad feeling : (24 votes)
    22 %
    Other (explain below). : (3 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    7561 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    If you don’t know someone, why give them access to your personal info on Facebook? 

    Post # 4
    Member
    7794 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Absolutely not! If you don’t know them, why would you want to be friends with them? I don’t understand why this is even a dilemma.

    Post # 6
    Member
    855 posts
    Busy bee

    Lots of people randomly friend request people they don’t know. It’s like how myspace was back in the day – people just find random people and add them.

    If you go on her page it should tell you if you have any mutual friends. If you don’t don’t add them. And if you don’t want to add them – don’t add them! It’s not like you’re going to hurt her feelings because you don’t know her.

    Post # 8
    Member
    4660 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Yeah I just dont add anyone I don’t know! 😛

    Post # 9
    Member
    6360 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I’d send her a message asking her how I know her before deciding.

    It’s happened to me more than once.

    Post # 10
    Member
    10563 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    This was a pet peeve when FB had the poke feature.  Why didn’t sending a friend request temporarily open a profile up like poking did?

    Usually I don’t, as people sometimes use FB to help steal someone’s identity.  I do some activities where you meet a ton of people though.  If it looks like they are into one of those, I give them a chance.

    Post # 11
    Member
    2840 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @Sweet_Tea:  The first thing I do is check to see if we have any mutual friends.  If we do have mutual friends, then I ask one of them about Jane Doe and make my decision based off what they say.  If we have no mutual friends, then I decline.

    Post # 12
    Member
    2573 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @howtobeawife:  +1

    This is exactly the same thing I do.

    Post # 13
    Member
    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    The answer is usually no. FI’s nutjob ex did this to me a few times–made a fake profile and tried to add me. I added one of them because I knew it was her, so I let her see how happy we were and all of the fun stuff we were doing, made her feel like a moron, and then deleted her. She STILL played dumb until I called her out, then she started calling me names. Ooookay.

    Post # 14
    Member
    8042 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @Sweet_Tea:  This happens to me a few times a year. I just ignore them. I used to add “fake” accounts to play games, and had super complicated privacy settings, but I ended up deleting like all of them and simplifying my privacy settings. If I don’t know the person, I don’t add them… simple as that.

    Sometimes people click to add you by accident, I would imagine. I often mindlessly creep people that I don’t know, just by clicking on a few things… friends of friends etc… I’ve never hit the “add friend” button by accident, but it’s bound to happen.

    Post # 15
    Member
    4275 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    No I hit decline. Then I report it as someone I don’t know so it blocks them.

    Post # 16
    Member
    4049 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    My FB is very private as it is, so I would just ignore.

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