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'Friend request pending' - what exactly does this mean?

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Tinker Wed 05-Aug-09 00:21:19

Is it for:
a) someone you have requested as a friend;
b) someone who has requested you to be their friend or;
c) both?


Claire2009 Wed 05-Aug-09 00:22:27

If you request to be someone's friend and they've not yet accepted/declined it will say friend request pending, and vice versa.

Tinker Wed 05-Aug-09 00:30:49

Thanks. So, the message would only appear for me if I have requested them? This is someone I've never heard of and certainly haven't requested (appears to be Spanish or South American).

LyraSilvertongue Wed 05-Aug-09 02:06:04

Seems like they have requested and are awaiting outcome. Do you have a friend request in notifications?

Tinker Wed 05-Aug-09 23:35:26

Thanks. I deleted it before checking notifications.

UnquietDad Thu 06-Aug-09 16:19:16

Odd, I have a friend request from someone with a South American/Spanish sounding name too! I don't know her so I sent a message asking who she is and if we have met (I post on a couple of fora so it;s possible she could be someone I know under a pseudonym).

Afterwards I couldn't remember if someone can see your profile for a limited time if you message them, and if so, if it's a way of harvesting email addresses for spam?...

OhBling Thu 06-Aug-09 16:23:12

Yes - if you send a message the person you end the message to can see your page for a month I think.

I guess they could harvest your page for email addresses etc in theory at that point.

IdrisTheDragon Thu 06-Aug-09 16:23:38

I'm pretty sure if you send someone a message they can see your profile for some amount of time.

UnquietDad Thu 06-Aug-09 16:25:43

Yes, I thought so. Guess that answers it then... Oh well. Good job I have a decent spam filter on Mozilla Thunderbird.

RustyBear Thu 06-Aug-09 17:00:37

Was it Regina something or other? I had a friend request from Regina a while ago, which I refused because I had no idea who it was & then thought it might have been a Mumsnetter - they didn't leave a message though & I normally reject any friend requests without a message unless I know who they are.

UnquietDad Thu 06-Aug-09 17:23:35

Wasn't Regina, no.

Tinker Fri 07-Aug-09 00:02:21

Ooo, interesting. Yes, I assumed it must be someone harvesting (great word - have just seen Moon) email addresses. It wasn't Regina but did show "her" "photo" and "profile".

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