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# 1 : Monday 5-7-2010 @ 17:15
 
 
When and how should one add people to their Facebook friends?

It is all too common to see people add 20 new friends after a night on the town meeting randomers, most of whom were as drunk as they were. Then you have those who add friends of friends for some unknown reason. What I'm wondering is how much do you need to get to know someone before it's acceptable to offer them an invite?
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# 2 : Monday 5-7-2010 @ 17:15
 
 
I'm guessing taht if you're a responsible adult there's no rule, you add and delete as you please. It's your Facebook....
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# 3 : Monday 5-7-2010 @ 17:19
 
 
I'm notorious for deleting people after they add me. My policy being - if you were adding me to talk to and you don't then feck off.
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# 4 : Monday 5-7-2010 @ 17:20
 
 
If I've met the person before and am likely to meet them again, I would probably add them - unless I cannot abide them, or think they might be nosey, or suchlike. But I don't go out of my way to find people on facebook.

And nobody I work with, no matter how well we get on or if we hang out outside of the office, gets on my facebook.
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# 5 : Monday 5-7-2010 @ 17:21
 
 
Focus magazine ran an article on such a topic. The guidelines were that you should only add someone if you would feel completely comfortable walking up to them in a far East airport at 2am and have a conversation with them without having to introduce yourself.

Bit of a strange way to look at it but there you go. They say the average 30 year old person should have 150 friends.
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# 6 : Monday 5-7-2010 @ 17:22
 
 
Not interested in being added by people I don't know very well. Only a small group of people I know are on mine. I don't add friends of friends or people I've met once.
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# 7 : Monday 5-7-2010 @ 17:25
 
 
I remember being on manhunt I think and this guy asked to be a friend on my facebook page. He got all offended when I said no. I didn't know the guy, its a bit weird.
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# 8 : Monday 5-7-2010 @ 17:26
 
 
I have 5 huge groups

College
Old job
Gaire
People from home
Family

People rarely get deleted from any of these

The rest are various freinds that may or may not get deleted depending on how much they interact.

I dont mind adding someone I've met if we have common friends and I am likely to meet them again and hang out for a time.

But deleting phases happen every few months and that can be a dangerous time for newbies.

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# 9 : Monday 5-7-2010 @ 17:28
 
 
Someone said :
I remember being on manhunt I think and this guy asked to be a friend on my facebook page. He got all offended when I said no. I didn't know the guy, its a bit weird.

You were right. People who get offended need to grow up - just because they have 1,000 friends doesn't mean everyone else wants to have that many.
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# 10 : Monday 5-7-2010 @ 17:32
 
 
It was just creepy and they don't know me and I had huge privacy problems in the past, and also stalkings so Im very careful about who I add on it now.
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# 11 : Monday 5-7-2010 @ 17:42
 
 
Mine is mostly made up of family and friends. I dont have anyone on there that I have never met in person and if I do add people I dont know too well which happens I delete them off if there is no contact for a couple of months. All in all I am on facebook for years and I have only 82 on my friends list, all of whom I know and like.
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# 12 : Monday 5-7-2010 @ 17:56
 
 
My policy is similar to Paul's. I've been on FB for 6 years and I have 111 friends. If I don't know them IRL, no. Even if I do know them, if we didn't have some ongoing relationship or steady acquaintanceship, they're not on either.

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# 13 : Monday 5-7-2010 @ 19:30
 
 
Someone said :
I'm notorious for deleting people after they add me. My policy being - if you were adding me to talk to and you don't then feck off.

I've been thinking about this, deleting people who added me and haven't talked to me once. But do they know if they have been deleted by you?
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# 14 : Monday 5-7-2010 @ 19:32
 
 
I've met 90% or more I'd say on my FB friends list but I do delete now and again, there is usually friends added after nights out but yeah I'd delete them then after a bit if they disappeared.

I don't really care who sees what I post on FB, it's never too deep!
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# 15 : Monday 5-7-2010 @ 19:39
 
 
Someone said :

I don't really care who sees what I post on FB, it's never too deep!

I agree. Some people post all sorts on their Facebook pages - like if they hate their bosses. Silly people.

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