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Does this happen to you guys? Blind Friend Requests

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I'm constantly getting blind friend requests; I average about 4 to 6 friend requests a day.  This is not even people I've played with; I could leave my PS3 off for a week and when I log in I would get about 15 to 20 requests.  The requests are completely blind, no body text; or sometimes if I reply asking if I know them they insist I'm someone they know.  It's so bad sometimes I actually have to start blocking people because of repeated request.  And mind you this has been going on for 6 years... Yes, since launch day.  Does this happen to any of you?  What do you guys/gals do with blind request? accept, delete, reply?

 

You would think there would be some etiquette behind a friend request; like "hey I played with you in <game>"

 

I keep a very tight friend list, 98% are people I know and actually see in real life... the other 2% are people I've met playing and consistantly play with.


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Re: Does this happen to you guys

Dec 28, 2012

not that many, but I have had the odd 3 or 4 blank friend requests

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Actually I get them all the time, I delete all of them without ever telling them why, if people can't be bothered to at least say something like " I saw you on the Forums", or "I saw you in this game", then why should I waste my time!

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I get them almost every time I play an online game. It's a bit annoying at times, but what can you do?
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RatchetH22 wrote:
I get them almost every time I play an online game. It's a bit annoying at times, but what can you do?

If I played online regularly then I would expect to get some, but I get them without going online... like I said, 4 to 6 a day.


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If getting a lot of blank friend request really bothers you, the you can change your "Privacy Settings" on your PS3. Go to "Account Managment" hit X button. Go down to "Privacy Settings" hit X button and enter your password. Then you will have the options of recieving friend request from "Anybody". Or receiving friend requests from "Friends of Friends" only. Or recieving friend requests from "No One"

 

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Dec 28, 2012

I get them occasionally. Just last night as a matter of fact. I don't get how they picked my name if they didn't meet me in a game or on these forums. Most didn't. Your Id is a comic book character so I can understand randoms sending requests to you but ne1atall? How did they think of mine?

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ne1atall wrote:

I get them occasionally. Just last night as a matter of fact. I don't get how they picked my name if they didn't meet me in a game or on these forums. Most didn't. Your Id is a comic book character so I can understand randoms sending requests to you but ne1atall? How did they think of mine?


I'm sure my PSN ID Name is a factor.


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ne1atall wrote:

I get them occasionally. Just last night as a matter of fact. I don't get how they picked my name if they didn't meet me in a game or on these forums. Most didn't. Your Id is a comic book character so I can understand randoms sending requests to you but ne1atall? How did they think of mine?


I'm sure my PSN ID Name is a factor.


I'm positive it is. That's why you get so many. But why mine?

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