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What could explain this odd Facebook friend-list idiosyncrasy?

Asked by TexasDude (25264points) June 20th, 2012

I recently made a new friend and subsequently added her on facebook. I went to go send some things to her in a message as we talked via text and I found that she and I suddenly weren’t friends anymore, and I could send a friend request again. I asked her about it and she said she didn’t recall deleting me. I looked on Facebook mobile on my phone, and she was still listed as my friend with a viewable profile- not so on my laptop. I cleared my cache on my phone and laptop internet, both, and tried again. She’s still listed as a friend on my mobile browser, but not on my regular internet connection. I’m not offended or anything, but I’m just curious as to what could cause such a bizarre discrepancy.

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Nullo's avatar

Which device did you use to add her? It may be that the Facebook Mobile server isn’t talking to the main server. Apparently, that sort of thing happens.

TexasDude's avatar

@Nullo I used my computer to add her, and that’s where I was initially informed she accepted from. Nice xkcd comic, btw.

Nullo's avatar

Maybe you can try friending her on the PC again. Can a mutual friend check your statuses relative to each other?
XKCD usually manages to be relevant.

xnightflowerx's avatar

Facebook mobile always seems to have a mind of its own compared to computer Facebook. I’m always getting notifications I checked on my computer already or checked them on my computer and they show up on my phone as new again.

A couple weeks ago a friend of my friends added me. I’d never talked to her (that I know anyways, could’ve met at a convention and forgot. lol) But I added her. Then she posted on my page that she was really sorry for denying my friend request earlier ‘cause FB mobile was messing up. I was confused, because I didn’t send her a friend request. I’d clicked on her page because she was tearing up my friends’ pages while they were all at a convention together. But I didn’t click the add button. So I don’t know what happened. But now we’re FB friends.

So glitches I suppose. /:

TexasDude's avatar

Thanks everyone. I’ll chalk it up as a weird glitch.

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laureth's avatar

It’s been glitching for me too, and I don’t use any kind of mobile device. I think Facebook is just glitchy lately like that.

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