Do you ever accept friend requests from strangers on Facebook? (POLL)

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Do you ever accept friend requests from strangers on Facebook? (choose ALL that apply)

  • Yes, I'm not picky

    Votes: 3 12.0%
  • Yes, if they seem legit

    Votes: 3 12.0%
  • Yes, if they at least know 1 of my friends or family

    Votes: 5 20.0%
  • Yes, if they're kinda hot

    Votes: 2 8.0%
  • No.

    Votes: 17 68.0%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 2 8.0%

  • Total voters
    25

Oncefallen

Idiot in Chief
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Jan 15, 2011
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#21
You have great credence as a real person, with Antie Ant as your mother in law.
Believe it or not, having one user verify the credibility of another user still is not a guarantee. We have, in the past, had incredibly complex catfish who have used numerous accounts to boost their credibility. We've had guys create female accounts to improve the reputation of their "real" male account.
 
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Jennie-Mae

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#22
Believe it or not, having one user verify the credibility of another user still is not a guarantee. We have, in the past, had incredibly complex catfish who have used numerous accounts to boost their credibility. We've had guys create female accounts to improve the reputation of their "real" male account.
Sometimes I wish I was somebody else. On several occasions I’ve been asking myself, am I trying to come across a better person online than I really am?

At times I’m doing my best to sound more classy than I am, or to not display what a bee etch I am IRL. I’m really working on my “sweet girl attitude”, but truth is, it’s partly a scam. Contact my husband for the details.

For some reason it’s important to me that folks think I’m a nice, sweet and caring lady, but that’s far from the truth at least 50% of the time.

Anyways, I’m the kind of lady that’ll put on a fake smile just because it’s expected. Don’t think it’s because I like you.

😐

Just being honest...
 
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#23
I don't think I ever posted a comment that I didn't edit at least once..
Believe it or not, having one user verify the credibility of another user still is not a guarantee. We have, in the past, had incredibly complex catfish who have used numerous accounts to boost their credibility. We've had guys create female accounts to improve the reputation of their "real" male account.
That reminds me.... Are cams working in chat yet? :sneaky:
 

Lynx

Folksy yet erudite
Aug 13, 2014
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#24
Believe it or not, having one user verify the credibility of another user still is not a guarantee. We have, in the past, had incredibly complex catfish who have used numerous accounts to boost their credibility. We've had guys create female accounts to improve the reputation of their "real" male account.
What I still don't understand is, who benefits? I know they do it, I understand how they do it, but I don't understand how they profit from it.
 
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Jennie-Mae

Guest
#25
Sometimes I wish I was somebody else. On several occasions I’ve been asking myself, am I trying to come across a better person online than I really am?

At times I’m doing my best to sound more classy than I am, or to not display what a bee etch I am IRL. I’m really working on my “sweet girl attitude”, but truth is, it’s partly a scam. Contact my husband for the details.

For some reason it’s important to me that folks think I’m a nice, sweet and caring lady, but that’s far from the truth at least 50% of the time.

Anyways, I’m the kind of lady that’ll put on a fake smile just because it’s expected. Don’t think it’s because I like you.

😐

Just being honest...
Whoops, this wasn’t supposed to be a response to Oncefallen. It was just a general rant lol. Sorry if I made you feel uneasy, Oncefallen:).
 

Oncefallen

Idiot in Chief
Staff member
Jan 15, 2011
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#26
I don't think I ever posted a comment that I didn't edit at least once..

That reminds me.... Are cams working in chat yet? :sneaky:
Beats me, I haven't been in chat in quite a while and from what I understand, chat no longer works for Win7.
 
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#27
Beats me, I haven't been in chat in quite a while and from what I understand, chat no longer works for Win7.
I'm on a windows vista machine right now :ROFL: (but i have newer computers too)

(that first line was something I was going to post days ago in response to someone else.. )
 

garet82

Senior Member
Jan 20, 2011
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#28
No.

I just has very few friends on my facebook. Less than 40 even i hv my fb since 2009 but i make it as private as i can.

Why? Lol i hv bad experience before n its become my good lesson all my live, there was my sis friend has friend n her friend add me. He was living aboard. I think oh ok i check with whom he is friend with amd how he knows me. I saw him be a friend with my sis good friend.
I think possitively he is her friend so means he is good person. But, then he leaving messages in my inbox n i knew him a scammer. He said he is a docter n he likes travell to work. A week later he called if he is at conference in one of my neighbour country. Then at night he contact me if he needs my urgent help. He said he just got robe by robberies. He asked me to transfer money coz all his wallet was in the car n also his cards n wallet n the robbers hit the car windows n took all. I suspicious n asked him to call the embassy help. he rejected n said i cant i dont know wheres the embassy.

Thats very weird since he is educated ppl n travell lots for work, how could he didnt know wheres the embassy from his country. Beside he contact me with numbers of different country of his origin. I told him why did he lied n he sweared he didnt n begging my help for money coz its really urgent. I closed the phone n reported him to facebook admi and block him. I told this to my sis, she asked me tobe more careful with who ever coz can it be just scammer or cat fish.

Since then, i never ever approve any friend request from my fb unless i really know the person well not coz her/him is my friends' friends. Good lesson for me tobe very careful.
 
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joefizz

Guest
#30
I had my facebook account deleted so I can't answer this question!
 

mochi

Senior Member
May 26, 2015
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#31
i have 2 account.. first where i put my information including photos and such, thats where i'm became picky..
only mutual friend can send me friend request and only friends able to see my post.. and only me able to see my friend list
i barely use and post there except cute video and such..
2nd account where i don't have any personal photos there, i used it to shared my hobbies aka food pic and recipe and sometimes videos.. this i mostly confirm everyone if they have decent picture, decent post and they arent new account.. already reach max number so i cant receive or confirm anymore :)
 
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joefizz

Guest
#32
Believe it or not, having one user verify the credibility of another user still is not a guarantee. We have, in the past, had incredibly complex catfish who have used numerous accounts to boost their credibility. We've had guys create female accounts to improve the reputation of their "real" male account.
And then wonder why they get banned, rejected, and told that trix are for kids!
 

Through_Grace

Junior Member
Jul 5, 2014
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#33
I personally accept facebook friend requests from people i know in real life. I never add somebody from internet or things like this , mainly for security :)
 

Jewel5712

Well-known member
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#34
No..too much identity theft and other nonsense that scammers can use your pictures and info for..including posting pics on porn site to solicite money etc..be CAREFUL..being fb "popular" isnt woth the risk to me
 

Pheonix

Senior Member
Jan 17, 2007
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#35
If I don't know who they are then they aren't even an acquaintance never mind a friend. In other words if I haven't talked with them I'm not going to friend them. Male, female or turnip it doesn't matter. No talky, no friendy
 

Lynx

Folksy yet erudite
Aug 13, 2014
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#37
It's this thing kind of like a forum, but instead of being all about conversations and friends, it is all about you. You can also go to other people's Facebook sites where it is all about them.
 

Lynx

Folksy yet erudite
Aug 13, 2014
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#38
Alternatively think of Facebook as Geocities 3.0.
 
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Sweetmorningdew78

Guest
#39
just deleted my Facebook account and Facebook says my account will be deleted on the 22nd of July 🤗
 

Lynx

Folksy yet erudite
Aug 13, 2014
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#40
If I told my computer to do something and it said I would have to wait 13 days before it did what I wanted, I would wipe out everything on that computer and install a different system.