Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Would you accept a Facebook friend request from someone who was suing you?

16 comments:

Emily Pearl Goodstein said...

it depends. were we friends first? am I actually guilty of the crime? are they really cool and will they make me look cooler to all my other facebook friends?

Ken S said...

There's no way I'd allow that. Or if I did, I'd add them to my super secret friends list which doesn't allow them to see anything.

erin said...

Yes. If they're stupid enough to friend me I will accept. Know your enemy. You can limit what they can see in your profile anyways.

Andrew said...

Assuming that I knew this person beforehand, no. I would wait until after the legal proceedings were done.

Assuming that I didn't know this person before then, hell no.

This is the oddest QotD asked in a LOOOONG time.

David said...

well, considering four cousins and an uncle have been sitting in my friend request section for months now....prob not.

Leslie said...

I don't think I would. I haven't gone through the time to set up groups with different permissions, I should probably do that.

Beth D said...

I friend of mine was facebook friends with somebody she was suing (deadbeat former roommate who stuck her with $2k in owed rent)this was actually helpful for her case, as she learned that this woman was actually in New Jersey with her parents and not in Taiwan undergoing major surgery, as she had claimed.

tamika said...

Seriously, who is going to Taiwan for surgery? Was it a sex change operation? I would've been skeptical of that from the start.

Um, sure I'd add them and limit their access. Then I'd snoop them out and use info against them with Judge Judy. I figure if I'm getting sued, I'll probably go on the tv.

Dan said...

Yes, just so I could then tell them to fuck off and de-friend them. That's how I roll.

Beth R. said...

Is this question for real?

Justin said...

Not a chance in H, E, Double Hockey Sticks!

Megan D said...

Oh hell no

Cate said...

i will sue you all. let's see what happens

Awful Announcing said...

Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer. I say yes, so you can monitor what they're doing. Maybe you can use one of their status updates in court, or something.

Rob said...

seriously? i originally thought this was a no brainer, but i actually might.

later said...

Of course, there are a number of variations that can be applied to the scenario, so it's interesting to see the responses to the generic version.

In the case I know, the answer was ignoring, blocking the requester, setting up a shell account for the common/shared mutual "friends" after blocking them (sadly) and watching the new account through other means.

But, there's always that lingering question - was the request inadvertent all along and just a result of stupidity and allowing FB to invite the entire mailing list?

thanks all!