(Closed) Why do you unfriend someone on Facebook?

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What made you unfriend someone on Facebook?
    I just want to keep my friends list full of people I actually talk and interact with. : (129 votes)
    23 %
    They were posting messages filled with foul language/inappropriate images. : (75 votes)
    14 %
    They were spamming messages advertising their business. : (50 votes)
    9 %
    They were an ex! : (43 votes)
    8 %
    Nothing that bad... I just found them annoying or I had nothing in common with them. : (148 votes)
    27 %
    They had a political agenda I did not agree with. : (41 votes)
    7 %
    They were stalking me. o_O : (22 votes)
    4 %
    I was jealous of their success/material things and they always posted pictures to rub in my face! : (7 votes)
    1 %
    Other? : (35 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3671 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I think sometimes I’ll consider unfriending people I don’t talk to.  But I only remember unfriending one person once.  And that was because it was someone I only kind of knew in high school anyway and he started posting very very VERY offensive status updates and it got under my skin enough to just delete him from my friends list. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    1940 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I wish I could pick more than 1 option!  I keep my list of friends small, and I regularly get rid of people for a variety of reasons.

    Post # 5
    Member
    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @Ms. Fox: I think it’d be good if you changed the poll so people could choose multiple answers. It’s not always the same reason.

    Post # 6
    Member
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I usually just unfriend people I don’t talk to anymore or if I have some sort of extreme hate for them. I had a girl I used to be friends with on there and I couldn’t stand to see her face in the pictures, so UNFRIEND! If they do some sort of spam or advertising or annoying messages, I’ll usually just block them.

    Post # 8
    Member
    489 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    If people are putting up annoying posts, I generally just hide them so I don’t have to see their posts.  I do however, occasionally go through my friend list and unfriend people that I barely know/ don’t care about ever seeing again. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I think I have only unfriended a handful of people.  Recently, I unfriended my boss when I resigned (not so much on good terms) and another guy who posted song lyrics that he had written at least 50 times a day.  Rap songs.  Often full of disgusting lyrics, etc.

    Post # 10
    Member
    1030 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I just unfriended someone yesterday because EVERY DAY he posted that people shoudl stop complaining about life in their status updates. It got to be really annoying (talk about complaining!) and I hadn’t seen the guy in 10 years so.. defriend! 🙂

    Post # 11
    Member
    6661 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I never unfriended anyone until just recently when I realized I had accidentally accepted a friend request from someone I thought was DH’s friend who was a guest at our wedding (it all happened around the time of the wedding and I had never met him before. The two men had similar names and looked alike). I saw that this guy had all kinds of lewd pictures of semi naked women on his profile and said to Darling Husband “What’s up with your friend?” And quickly realized it WASNT his friend!!! Ugh!

    So I went on a deleting rampage, anyone who I barely knew or wouldn’t be friends with in real life if we had the opportunity was deleted. I’m now really cautious about accepting friend requests from people I barely know, I’ve turned down perfectly normal people who I’ve only met once and most likely will never see again. Why do they need to know what I”m up to on FB?

    Post # 12
    Member
    1016 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    The only two people I’ve ever ‘unfriended’ I’ve done so because they were ridiculously political and crazed about it.  One used to make the most inane and uneducated comments and I just couldn’t take it anymore – I can handle political discourse but not when someone blatantly ignores reality.  The other was being overly crass about a political candidate he didn’t agree with – it got really wearing and aggravating so – snip! gone!

    I’m tempted to unfriend one of my former students because she is SUCH A DOWNER but I think I may just hide her.  I seriously don’t get it – she consistently moans about everything.  It’s mind-boggling…

    Post # 12
    Member
    5977 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I unfriend people I don’t really talk to. If you’re some random person that I maybe knew in high school, but didn’t talk to then, why would I want to talk to you now? I don’t think I’ve ever unfriended someone b/c I absolutely hate them.

    Post # 13
    Member
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I don’t know if Facebook allows it anymore, but when other people could send application notifications, I unfriended a ton of people from high school. That was just over-the-top annoying.

    Post # 14
    Member
    1940 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’ve unfriend people for a lot of the reasons in the poll, but also if there only updates are Farmville etc and it’s literally all day long – and they never post anything else.  I know I could hide them, but if I don’t talk to them in real life, I just unfriend them.

    Post # 15
    Member
    1871 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I realized, after I unfriended people for the following reasons, that the people I was friends with on FB were people I really didn’t need FB to be friends with, if that makes sense. So I dropped my account altogther–I’d much rather pick up the phone and call.

    -an ex or friends of an ex in that great “we broke up now we stake claims on our friends” OR “I really don’t want to know through the grapevine what/who my ex is doing right now” OR “I really don’t want my ex to know what/who I am doing right now!”

    -annoying status updates from people I really don’t care about

    -political speech I can handle…but only if you’re on my side (sorry, but it’s true) 🙂

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