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solidgoldbrass Sat 08-Oct-11 22:37:27

So I had a teeny weeny strop and binned a few of my Facebook friends. One has PMed me to ask why. The truthful answer is 'Because you are a Sun-reading fuckwitted bigot, however amusing you can be in the flesh, and you are one of those people who is forever reposting lame shit like 'OMG sign this petition to get the nonces of Facebook, if you don't put this on your status you must be a nonce yourself'.' I have sent a wussy, waffly PM back as this is someone I have known for ages, along the lines of it being easy to ignore different viewpoints when you socialise but less so on Facebook, and best wishes to you matey....

BatsUpMeNightie Sat 08-Oct-11 22:39:08

I think that's fair enough but you could also just have 'hidden' her and her witterings should have troubled you no more.

worraliberty Sat 08-Oct-11 22:39:09

It's a bit late now but I would have just hidden her from the News Feed if I wanted to remain real life friends.

The new settings are great for that...you don't have to hide them completely anymore...just certain things they post.

ScarahStratton Sat 08-Oct-11 22:39:29

I'm more evil than you, I just ignore the whining.

worraliberty Sat 08-Oct-11 22:39:38

What Bats said but with a lot more waffle blush

BatsUpMeNightie Sat 08-Oct-11 22:39:46

Begone worra! Get out of my head!

worraliberty Sat 08-Oct-11 22:40:28

But it's so nice and spacious in here!

Could do with a bit of a clean though wink

Sassybeast Sat 08-Oct-11 22:42:38

I'd congratulate myself on a job well done because if you're needy enough to be upset by being binned on FB.....

AgentZigzag Sat 08-Oct-11 22:43:18

YANBU to use 'bollockery' in your title grin

Or to bin the person in fb.

I wouldn't have sent them the message though, if you're not bothering with them, why would you bother?

Unless it's because you feel you owe them an explanation?

giyadas Sat 08-Oct-11 22:46:12

grin should've just stuck with your honest answer.

solidgoldbrass Sat 08-Oct-11 22:47:07

I do feel a bit mean as have known the person in question for a good 15 years. Anyway, having recieved a grovelling apology for being offensive have now reinstated said person. And will use the 'hide' option in future.

wannaBe Sat 08-Oct-11 22:47:23

I would have just ignored.

People who get upset over being deleted on fb are a bit pathetic, really.

I deactivated my facebook account about a month ago - twas very cathartic.

momnipotent Sat 08-Oct-11 22:50:14

Ha! I had a good FB purge myself a few months ago and then about a month later someone messaged me to ask why. I wish I had had the ovaries to tell them the truth, which was that I was fed up of my newsfeed being clogged up with eye roll-worthy asshattery, but instead I provided a wishy-washy BS answer which led to loads of drama and people being pissed off about being de-friended. Incidentally, these are grown women, not 15 year olds! Apparently we are only 'real friends' if we are friends on FB. FFS.

I wish I had done one of the following:
Given the truthful reason for the defriend
Not responded at all
Thought of just hiding all the annoying people so I could avoid the drama

Flisspaps Sat 08-Oct-11 22:51:27

I like your honest answer smile

shuckleberryfinn Sat 08-Oct-11 22:52:05

ah, you see, what you do is you block them, shrug your shoulders, plead ignorance and blame facebooks latest update. :D

BatsUpMeNightie Sat 08-Oct-11 22:57:44

<<<megaLOLZ @ worra>>> the poo's in the post!

Groovee Sat 08-Oct-11 23:01:57

what you do is change everything to friends only and non searchable and not on friends lists and you can't be found.

Lylah Sat 08-Oct-11 23:20:52

wannaBe: " I deactivated my facebook account about a month ago - twas very cathartic."

I dream of how good that will feel when I get brave enough to do it. I so hate FB sad

madonnawhore Sat 08-Oct-11 23:22:28

My facebook timeline often reads like an idiot creche.

The 'hide' finger hovereth regularly.

Chipsycheese Sat 08-Oct-11 23:24:51

When I deleted lots of annoying people I also changed one of the options so that people that are not Facebook 'friends' are unable to send a message - so no one could message me to ask why.

giyadas Sat 08-Oct-11 23:26:11

I'd miss facebook, as I've family all over that I can keep up with easily through FB, plus feminist pages that I love, but I really hate the misogynist pages.
I just don't want to lose touch with my family

Chipsycheese Sat 08-Oct-11 23:28:06

Yeah the downside is the most annoying friends are often the most entertaining.

Booooooyhoo Sat 08-Oct-11 23:28:38

i have deleted people and then if asked why i say "i thought you deleted me, didn't want to ask why as i thought you must have had good reason" it's the cowards way but i'm sticking with it. grin

giyadas Sat 08-Oct-11 23:29:40

And they're my neighbours on Frontierville wink

fannybaws Sat 08-Oct-11 23:37:22

I feel your pain, Dp s sister actually asked him why I twice ignored her friend request!
Did she think he was going to make me friend her.hmm

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