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Val123's avatar

Can someone tell me what's up with Facebook?

Asked by Val123 (12684points) June 8th, 2010

I’m looking for my daughter to send her a message and I know, beyond a doubt, that she’s there(she used my computer just today to get on there for a while) but for the life of me I can’t find her! My son either! Or anyone else I started doing a search for (that I have listed as my friends even) just to test the thing.

Have they changed the search parameters or something?

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toomuchcoffee911's avatar

There is a way to block people. Are you “friends” with her?

Val123's avatar

@toomuchcoffee911 She doesn’t have me blocked! Neither does my son. I mean, to experiment I started doing searches for people who are actively my friend…and I can’t find them either. Does anyone else have this problem?

Val123's avatar

To answer your question…I was, but some of her stuff was too personal and I really couldn’t handle it so I “unfriended” her. She understands. But my son would never block me for any reason, and I can’t find him either.

MrItty's avatar

@Val123 you don’t have to be blocked directly. You can set your privacy settings so that you don’t turn up in search results if you’re not already friends. Perhaps your kids did that.

Or perhaps FB is just having a glitch today.

chyna's avatar

I just checked mine and I can get to all my friends.

vampmoore's avatar

maybe they don’t actually use their real names. i have a few friends like that. do they have a myspace? their myspace name is maybe the same as their facebook name.

Val123's avatar

@vampmoore I know what names they use. I just flat can’t find them…. @MrItty I don’t think my kids would mess with my settings. They’re adults, for one thing. Also, I was finally able to find a few people with the last name I was looking for, had no idea who they were. Not in my friends list…..

Seaofclouds's avatar

@Val123 Your children could have their settings set so that they can’t be found in a search. It would have nothing to do with your settings. I know several people that have their privacy settings so that they don’t show up when searched for.

Val123's avatar

@Seaofclouds I can see my son doing that….and my daughter may have reason. Well, damn. Cause every night after work I come home and she’s logged on to facebook! Next time I’ll… something! I don’t know what, but I need to get a hold of her and her phone is off!

MrItty's avatar

@Val123 you misunderstand me. I’m saying your kids could have set their own settings so that they can’t be found via a search. I’m saying they didn’t necessarily have to block you specifically in order for you to not find them.

(Edit: Yeah, what @Seaofclouds said)

Val123's avatar

@MrItty I got that from other posts. Actually, my daughter just called. I asked her what was up. She told me exactly how she spelled her name and I still can’t find her. She may have done what you guys said, about blocking all searches, without ever dreaming that would include her MOTHER!! :) Anyway, I got the message to her….

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Neizvestnaya's avatar

I have three separate accts. on fb, each for a different group of peops and on each acct. I’ve chosen in the privacy settings to not come up in searches by my name or e-mails. Pretty much I don’t exist unless I’m suggested by other people for an add, your kids may have chosen that option just to filter out google searches and stuff.

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