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Old 12-21-2012, 12:17 AM
 
Location: West Los Angeles and Rancho Palos Verdes
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I just learned this evening that messages sent to people I haven't an established relationship with are by default getting sent to the "other" inbox? This is ludicrous. There is nothing intuitive about such a design -- in other systems that support messaging, whether we're talking about an 80's or 90's BBS, Compuserve, AOL, the Internet, City-Data, or any other for that matter, a message gets delivered to its intended recipient unless an explicit restriction has been employed by the receiver of such a message. To by default send messages to an alternative "inbox" is outrageous, and very frustrating, as I've sent many messages to people containing inquiries, and wondering why I've received no reply.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:37 AM
 
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Facebook really puts emphasis on keeping people with existing relationships in touch. Do you actually know the people you are messaging? It seems odd to just message people randomly on Facebook.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:37 AM
 
Location: West Los Angeles and Rancho Palos Verdes
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Facebook really puts emphasis on keeping people with existing relationships in touch. Do you actually know the people you are messaging? It seems odd to just message people randomly on Facebook.
They're people I've known in the past, whether they were classmates or work colleagues.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Powell, Oh
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They're people I've known in the past, whether they were classmates or work colleagues.
You may have known them, but are you connected to them on Facebook? In other words, are they in your friend list in Facebook? Just because you know them, if you aren't Facebook friends, then Facebook may not know that you know each other.
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:55 AM
 
Location: West Los Angeles and Rancho Palos Verdes
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You may have known them, but are you connected to them on Facebook? In other words, are they in your friend list in Facebook? Just because you know them, if you aren't Facebook friends, then Facebook may not know that you know each other.
No, they are not my friends, and I do not want to be their friends. I just wanted to say hello, and in the case of somebody I didn't like, I made an ironic statement about his wife.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Powell, Oh
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No, they are not my friends, and I do not want to be their friends. I just wanted to say hello, and in the case of somebody I didn't like, I made an ironic statement about his wife.
In that case since you aren't connected, then Facebook tends to send messages to the "other" folder. It is sort of like a spam filter.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:01 AM
 
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No, they are not my friends, and I do not want to be their friends. I just wanted to say hello, and in the case of somebody I didn't like, I made an ironic statement about his wife.
Well facebook is set up for people who are "friends" to communiciate with other. Not anybody else. That is why it is popular versus myspace, if that's not acceptable to you then you should find something else.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:35 AM
 
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No, they are not my friends, and I do not want to be their friends. I just wanted to say hello, and in the case of somebody I didn't like, I made an ironic statement about his wife.
This is precisely why facebook is configured to send messages from non-friends to basically a spam box to be viewed at their discretion. Why are you trying to send people you don't even want to be friends with messages anyway? It just sounds sort of silly and immature to me.
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:05 PM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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No, they are not my friends, and I do not want to be their friends. I just wanted to say hello, and in the case of somebody I didn't like, I made an ironic statement about his wife.
Then it is my opinion that Facebook programmed it correctly !
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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