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Old 10-31-2015, 03:34 PM
 
Location: East Side St. Paul
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For example, when I type in "John Smith" on Facebook, only like 7 names/people come back. Then it says "end of results" when you scroll down.


Why is that? We all know that there are more than like 10 John Smith's in America; how do you expand the search to see ALL "John Smith's"?
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Old 11-01-2015, 04:06 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I just tried it using your John Smith and the same thing happened.
Never had that happen before. With FB and it's oddities and changes, I'd suggest waiting for a day or so and trying it again.
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Old 11-01-2015, 09:58 AM
 
Location: East Side St. Paul
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I am trying to get past this issue to find someone who has a fairly common name. Glad you see what I talking about at least.
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Old 11-02-2015, 04:07 AM
 
Location: East Side St. Paul
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Still the same deal. What's going on? I'm trying to find someone with a name that probably a thousand other people in the country share but my search is limited as outlined above.


Anyone?
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Old 11-02-2015, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Amelia View
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Still the same deal. What's going on? I'm trying to find someone with a name that probably a thousand other people in the country share but my search is limited as outlined above.


Anyone?
Feel your frustration. Same for me. A search using a person's name is basically useless. So much for using Facebook to find long lost friends and relatives.

The short list of hits I get when searching for John Smith make zero logical sense. They are not keyed to my location nor my interests nor anything I can find that the handful of John Smiths and I have in common. Very random.
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