Post # 1
I have never unfriended someone on FB. Instead, I put them on the restricted list as I think it creates less drama. While the person doesn’t know, they can barely see anything of my profile. Do you think people realize what I am doing? Is this a better way? How do you handle unfriending?
Post # 3
I just unfriend them. No explanation. I have yet to have someone message me and ask why I unfriended them. BTW, I no longer accept people as friends that I don’t actually know in real life. So, when I made the decision to unfriend strangers, I really didn’t care if they wanted to give me grief because I didn’t actually know them anyway.
Post # 4
I unfriend too. I don’t talk to you anymore, you annoy me, I don’t want you having access to my personal life anymore… unfriend.
I only friend people I know and still speak to in regular life.
Post # 5
I did a major make-over to my friends list a few months ago and deleted around 50 people. Those I don’t talk to anymore, or care to, and those that annoy me. I never heard from all but one of them. One person actually requested to be my friend again, without a message or anything. I haven’t talked to her in years and she moved to a different state. So I’m just ignoring the friend request for now.
Post # 6
I am a serial unfriender. I occasionally go through my friends list just to delete people that annoy the living daylights out of me. I also have never been messaged about unfriending someone.
Post # 7
I hide them if I still consider them friends but just don’t want to see their kind of annoying statuses anymore. I can still communicate with them.
I unfriend them when I don’t consider them friends anymore. They usually do something that really pisses me off to get that done to them.
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2011 - The Providence Biltmore
I’m with @Mrs.ChubbyBunny:. I occasionally go through my friends list and defriend people. I do have some relatives on a list with limited profile viewing. I have had someone contact me and ask me why. I just explained that I am slowly whittling down my friends list to include only close friends and family.
Racist or homophobic comments will get someone defriended immediately though. No need to perpetuate the hate. I have no problem explaining the defriend in that situation.
Post # 9
Most people don’t even notice they are deleted. I’ve deleted so many friends. I do monthly or bimonthly clean ups. I never have more than 200-300 friends. I delete people who I will never see again (I worked summer jobs all over the country…you are BFF while there, but don’t talk afterwards), people I don’t talk to, and I delete people who…post too many damn statuses. I don’t want to hear what you do 24-7 (Going out to smoke a cigarette, damn its cold, what should I eat today, etc).
Post # 10
If I see racism or homophobia I delete them. And I tell them why.
Post # 11
I think it’s easier to just delete than to restrict access. The person might not realize they’ve been deleted, but if they click on your profile and see that they can only see so much, well then its pretty obvious. Just delete, its’ only Facebook after all.
Post # 12
I just delete.
Mostly people that I NEVER EVER talk to not interested in what their doing to keep them on there.
I dont like their constant comments, posts, etc… (racist, everyday reference to drugs, etc)
Post # 13
I just delete too. I like to go through my list every now and then and delete people I longer have contact with.
Pictures of babies on the toilet/naked children or is always a guaranteed deletion.
Post # 14
LOL I unfriend people all the time if I don’t want to be their “friend.” I don’t see it as a big deal because they’re usually people who I don’t see anymore in real life anyway. One was a cousin and I don’t know if he knows I did that because we’ve never brought it up. I just couldn’t stand it anymore and I didn’t know at the time that there were other options so I just unfriended him!
Post # 15
I just delete the profile from my list. End of story!
Post # 16
I think I’ve only ever unfriended my ex, and a couple of my friends’ exes (at my friends’ request – messy breakups). Sometimes I think about going through and deleting all the people I really don’t talk anymore to or just friended after some party in college, but for me it’s not even worth the time to do that – besides, sometimes it’s entertaining seeing updates from those random people, so I don’t mind having people I haven’t seen in 5+ years on there.