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Friend requesting and clearing the inbox

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by gjockey, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. gjockey

    gjockey Junior Member

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    Does it matter whether you clear out your inbox or not when friend requesting?

    ie. if you eventually request out 1,000+, you're going to get your inbox full of "who is this?"

    Could this be a factor in getting your account banned?

    If there is anybody out there who has added 2K+ friends and has NOT bothered to delete any inbox messages, then please post. thanks
     
  2. Peter Shaw

    Peter Shaw BANNED BANNED

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    I've never deleted my inbox, if it has read/unread mail i just leave it. Most of the time i get a wall post asking who it is, if not maybe a pm.
     
  3. gjockey

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    Peter, but on some of my large accounts I'm accumulating almost 300 inbox messages of "who is this" "do I know you"... I'm curious if that could ever play a factor in getting the account banned? Anybody on BHW have 100's of these messages left in their inboxes for months with no problems?
     
  4. greenhattt

    greenhattt Registered Member

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    more likely a high % of people clicking "no" and then a lesser % reporting after clicking no to a request
     
  5. gjockey

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    I know there's users with several with 5K friend accounts. What would be helpful is to find out if there are any who NEVER clear their inbox and never run into problems with their 5K accounts.

    It's a real PIA to keep deleting messages on multiple accounts so I'd like to stop if there is no benefit.

    I see 2 possibilities:
    1) When you get a ban, it is 100% automatic
    2) When you get a ban, you first go in a que at FB where a person manually checks out your account real quick and gives you the ban if they think you are a spam account (ie. look at inbox/messages)
     
  6. Peter Shaw

    Peter Shaw BANNED BANNED

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    I'd say it wouldn't count, i mean, there are millions of pms sent per day, so why would they be focusing on you.

    Say you were a popular person on facebook, and you had aload of people writing to you each day VIA pm, they wouldn't ban you; theres no reason to - thats what the feature is there for. :)
     
  7. gjockey

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    I don't think the inbox is ever used as a flagging mechanism.... However, when an account gets flagged say for sending out too many friend requests, what is their secondary screen to determine a temporary block versus a ban?

    Is it all automated or rather, does it put your account in queue for a manual review, in which case, seeing an inbox with 500+ messages of "who is this" "are you a cop" would not be good.

    In that case, if you are aggressively adding friends, then it would be prudent to clear out your inbox, however, if you are 100% sure that all bans/blocks on facebook are due to algorithms with no human oversight, then it shouldn't matter.

    Now if a person chimes in who's accumulated lots of 5K+ friend accounts without ever clearing out their inbox, I think it's safe to assume that there is no human step ever at facebook where they look at your inbox.