Did facebook blocked your friend requests? again?
Well last time they blocked the friend requests for 4 days. This time it’s for 7 days.
This temporary block is just to avoid spam. I am not sure if adding people you meet in online communities is a spam though! but anyway, if facebook says so, then we have to accept their monopoly!
I just added one of the friends who i encountered in a group, and when tried adding them facebook logged me out (i was scared that am I blocked permanently! o_0 ). Upon logging in it gave me a message that my friend requests are blocked for 7 days. This is what the message said:
Friend Requests Blocked for 7 Days
To prevent you from contacting people against their wishes, your friend requests and your ability to send messages to strangers have been blocked for 7 days.
Friend requests are more likely to be accepted when you send them to people you already know, such as classmates, friends, family and coworkers.
If you use Facebook to communicate with strangers, they have the option to report that they don’t know you or to mark the communication as spam. If this happens repeatedly, you could be viewed as violating Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.
Fair enough! but that’s what groups are for! we talk to strangers and we add them once we are no more strangers!
So if you had this situation too, don’t panic, just stop using the feature for 7 days and it will come back.
Remember, repeated blocks like that can eventually end up in your account being terminated forever too! so use wisely!
Once you click continue on the page saying that your facebook friend requests are blocked for 7 days, it gives you an option to remove all pending friend requests too! It’s better to remove them incase you had spammed friend requests alot recently!
Cancel Pending Requests?
If more of your friend requests are later marked as spam or reported for being sent to strangers, this block could be extended. To prevent this, you can cancel your pending friend requests.
Also cancel unanswered requests?
Select the option to “Remove my unanswered friend requests” and click continue (if you want to remove them, else uncheck the option)
Next page is just a confirmation saying:
After this 7-day block has been lifted, please only send friend requests to people you believe will accept your requests.
So that’s all! hopefully it won’t happen again or atleast not lead to my account being terminated ;)