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So You Cant Make NEW Friends on Facebook Anymore?

  1. sabrebIade profile image46
    sabrebIadeposted 7 years ago

    I tried to friend someone a few minutes ago and was told I couldn't friend people.
    I got this e-mail after I sent Facebook a message...

    " If you�ve been prevented from adding friends on Facebook, it�s likely because many friend requests you�ve sent recently have gone unanswered. This may be because you�ve sent friend requests to strangers, or it may be due to other behavior that Facebook members have reported as unwelcome.
    You�ll be allowed to add friends again soon. At that time, please remember to only send friend requests to people who you already know personally. Otherwise, additional limits may be placed on your account."

    So I cant friend someone unless I personally know them?
    I only have about 150 friends on Facebook so its not like I just run around sending out requests.

    So is Facebook dead now as far as meeting NEW people?

    1. sunforged profile image75
      sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      when you deny a request on facebook it gives the option of pointing out that "you dont know this person" .. I imagine if that happened with frequency, you catch the warning that you have posted

    2. profile image0
      Donna Ferrierposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think FB was ever intended as a forum to meet new people. As I recall, when it first became big, it was for keeping up with people you already knew, like old high school and college friends, family...etc.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    Wow. I didn’t know FB had turned into such a tough town. smile

    Haven’t been there in long, long time.

    1. rebekahELLE profile image89
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      so many spam friend requests. I'm sure this is why that happens. I don't generally friend people I don't 'know'.

      rafini, I think those friend suggestions are usually friends of your friends.

      1. Rafini profile image89
        Rafiniposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        ooh, I'll have to check them out then - usually I either send a friend request, x it, or check their profile to decide.  thanx for the info.

        1. rebekahELLE profile image89
          rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I'm not certain, but they also may be suggestions from pages you've 'liked'.

  3. Ivorwen profile image74
    Ivorwenposted 7 years ago

    I know that when I have sent request recently there has been an addition line asking not to send requests to people I don't know personally. 

    What I don't get, is if you 'like' a comment on a page, then the person who made the comment is given the option of sending a friend request.  90% of the pages I visit, I don't know a soul on, especially 'personally'!

  4. Cheeky Girl profile image72
    Cheeky Girlposted 7 years ago

    Hy Sabre, I have a small tip, and it works 95% of the time. Send the person a short message saying you tried to "friend" them but FB would not let you. 95% of people will then let you friend them. Or they will just end up "friending" you back. If you have ever hit the "like" button on something they wrote or posted, that can have a positive affect. I also notice that some people - out of curiosity - sneak a look in my photo album, and that sometimes can be a factor. I sympathise here cos FB is not as "friend"-ly as they used to be. And more people on Facebook are making their profiles private. MySpace has no such restrictions, and I have more friending there than I can handle. Oh, and if ya wanna friend me, no problem whatsoever! big_smile

  5. Richieb799 profile image76
    Richieb799posted 7 years ago

    I just looked for you on FB to add you but can't seem to see you!

    1. Create Magic profile image69
      Create Magicposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I have heard you have to email back and forth a couple times, then FB concludes you know the person.

  6. Rafini profile image89
    Rafiniposted 7 years ago

    um, if you can only friend people you know on FB then why does FB suggest people you don't know as friends for you?  just a thought.....

    1. sabrebIade profile image46
      sabrebIadeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's what I was wondering.
      Maybe it should be "Do you personally know these people too?"

  7. camlo profile image91
    camloposted 7 years ago

    I know that if you follow too many people on Twitter at once, they put restrictions on your account for a short while in case you're spamming. It seems FB does the same.

  8. Shadesbreath profile image85
    Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago

    FB is growing fast and growing into something they didn't plan on. The old rules are going to be sold out in favor of the money from marketing (just like My Space) and then the next new social media place will come along, etc.

    One way to avoid the personal/writing persona thing, is to make a fan page.  Then you can promote yourself, people will LIKE the page if they want, or not, and you can like their fan page back, without having to exchange personal profile type "intimacy."  At least that's my strategy. We'll see how it works.  But I do know that having everyone on HP (what is it, like 80,000 people now?) posting on my news feed would mean I'd miss everything anyone of my real life friends ever said.

    1. evvy_09 profile image75
      evvy_09posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      How do you do the fanpage on facebook?  I just created another account for my hubs but now all the pages I included as interests are taking up all the space.

      1. Shadesbreath profile image85
        Shadesbreathposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        In your main profile, you use the "ads and pages" option. If it doesn't show up on the left margin, you need the application:

        http://www.facebook.com/apps/applicatio … 6802152230

        Put that on your profile (it gives you the option to "add to my page"), and it will show up on the left then.  Then you can create a page, which is like a sub-profile of your real one. It's anonymous, in that nobody who sees it will know it's yours unless you do something to give it away. This allows you to use a name like "Shadesbreath" or "Evvy 09" for example, which you CAN'T do by making a regular profile since they have email rules and name filters and stuff. Plus, you can have pages for different profiles, even for individual hubs if you like.

        For the most part, from there, it works like your regular profile page, with the exception that you can't go around posting on other people's walls and comments.  However, if you were to "like" my page, and I "like" yours, then both of us would see posts made on our respective pages.  It's not as perfect a solution as having "commercial" profile pages, but it's a pretty good work around if you don't feel like friending everyone in the universe.

        If you need more help, email me.

        1. evvy_09 profile image75
          evvy_09posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          hmmm maybe I will later on if I ever get any actual fans outside of hubpages.   
          I tracked you down and "liked' your page btw

  9. Len Cannon profile image88
    Len Cannonposted 7 years ago

    Yes. For the love of God, do not try to be someone's facebook friend unless you know them personally or professionally.

  10. mistybella profile image57
    mistybellaposted 7 years ago

    idk i dont have a facebook

  11. mistybella profile image57
    mistybellaposted 7 years ago

    huh what wait what are u talking about