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    #1

    How to be friendly in a reply?

    Someone added me in Facebook/Skype...

    1) Do you usually just accept and leave it alone?

    2) Do you usually reply a short message? If yes, are these ok? (E.g. Thanks for the add. Nice to meet you.) Any more suggestions?

    3) How to reply a friendly reply? (I mean someone (some I have never contacted before. some I have met before.) added me so I guess they like to make friend with me. I am happy to make friend with him.) (I am not sure if I just accept and keep quiet without replying, would they feel I am unfriendly or not.)

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: How to be friendly in a reply?

    I usually just accept unless they send me a message.

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    #3

    Re: How to be friendly in a reply?

    I think it depends on how public a person you are. If you use FB to post personal information about yourself and your activities to close friends and family, then you will have to draw the line somewhere. It can be difficult. You don't want to be rude, but I don't think there's anything rude in replying to a Friend request with, 'I'm sorry, but I don't know who you are' or asking a mutual friend who that person is. I have also simply ignored some Friend requests.

    Some people seem to make a hobby of collecting as many Facebook Friends as they can. I've had to Unfollow 2 relatives when they started constantly posting about things I strongly disagree with, and I Unfriended an old classmate who posted images I found inappropriate.

    If, on the other hand, you use Facebook to post about work or other, more public, things, then you needn't be selective at all.

    Skype is a rather different matter. You may want to set Skype to receive incoming calls from friends/family but you don't want to be bothered by 'strangers'. You can look at FB anytime you want, but Skype is more immediate and demanding of attention.

    There are people who will use the video part of Skype for very inappropriate activity. Be very cautious about answering Skype calls from anyone you don't know.
    Last edited by J&K Tutoring; 08-Oct-2015 at 23:55.

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    Re: How to be friendly in a reply?

    I simply accept or reject friend requests without a message. The exception might be if I received a request from an old friend who I didn't even know was on Facebook. Then I might accept the request and send a quick message saying "Wow! Long time no see. How are you?"

    Given that I never accept friend requests from people I don't know in real life, I would never need a suitable message for acceptance.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: How to be friendly in a reply?

    What's Facebook?


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