Adding people to Facebook

  exdragon 09:29 18 Dec 2011

Hi - when I log into Facebook, all of a sudden there are hundreds of people in the 'Add people you know' section. I only have four family members as my contacts, but these others are their friends and possibly friends of a friend.

How do I get rid of this list? They aren't people who have sent me a request to be their friend, as I can 'confirm or not now' them. With all the others, there's only one option - add a friend. I don't really want my granddaughters' ramblings of 'gunna get ratted 2nite'.

  mobileman1953 16:15 18 Dec 2011

click on x on top right of picture

  exdragon 16:39 18 Dec 2011

There isn't one. No. 1 is Accept your friend's request while No. 2 is Add people you know. Next to each of their pictures, it says +1 Add Friend.

  Woolwell 19:29 18 Dec 2011

It's irritating. I had hundreds appear and still have loads under find friends. If I wanted them as friends they would already be friends! I haven't found a way to get rid of it and searches on Google haven't helped. One list seemed to vanish after a while. Best to try to ignore and recognise that some features of Facebook are bad. What worries me is whether the privacy settings work and whether people can see me listed on their page. I'm there because of family not out of choice.

  exdragon 20:41 18 Dec 2011

Quite so, Woolwell. I'm only there so I can see pictures of my family, none of whom live in England. What seems odd is that the list only appeared yesterday - I don't think I did anything any different to what I've been doing over the past couple of years.

Yet another of life's little mysteries, I suppose.

  Strawballs 21:23 18 Dec 2011

The x will apear when you hover in the top right corner.

  Woolwell 22:10 18 Dec 2011

The top right corner of what? I don't get an x.

  exdragon 22:40 18 Dec 2011

Are we looking at different things? My other half set up an account and I selected 'Find Friends' at the top right of my screen. He was having trouble finding me, so I wanted to try from my account. As Woolwell, the pictures don't have an x.

The heading is 'Add personal contacts as friends' and then there's a list of half a dozen mail clients (btinternet, o2, Skype etc) followed by the photos.

  Woolwell 22:53 18 Dec 2011

Reading various Facebook forums I think that the X has been removed. There are literally hundreds of gripes about it.

  exdragon 08:29 19 Dec 2011

Huh - that's a nuisance. I must have done somthing wrong though, unless they changed it a couple of days ago! I'll leave this open just in case anyone has found a work round.

  exdragon 09:54 19 Dec 2011

Well, I don't know if it will help and it's going to take time, but if you click on the Find Friends button and then open someone's picture, you can block them by clicking on the Settings button (next to Add Friend and Message).

If you then want to 'unblock' anyone, you can do so by editing the Blocked People and Apps list in Privacy settings.

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