View Full Version : Facebook - Friends of Friends

08-05-2011, 02:55 PM
My niece has a Facebook friend who is constantly posting stuff that's outright disgusting. The woman cannot make a comment without adding something about barfing, pooping or peeing. I get that she's a stay-at-home mom, so that is a major part of her life, but I'm sick of reading her posts. Today's final straw was about my grand-nephew learning how to spit cheerios on the ground. This woman posted that the little boy will next "pee for distance" on the Cheerios while the dogs try to eat them.

She's just gross and I'm tempted to post that, but I don't really know her. It would be better if I could just avoid her posts entirely. That doesn't seem to be an option since I'm not "friends" with her. I do want to see my niece's posts, though.

Is there a way to block all posts from a non-friend on Facebook?

08-05-2011, 03:06 PM
Yes, just click to the right of the posts. You get the option to delete just that one or anything from her.

08-05-2011, 03:11 PM
That's only if you she is your friend, though. What FS is saying is that he/she sees this person's posts in response to other people's posts.

I just tried to see if I could block someone who wasn't a friend, and you can't. At least not in a way I have discovered.

08-05-2011, 03:19 PM
Thanks - that what I thought. I guess I'd have to "friend" her in order to block her posts, lol. She's so gross.

08-05-2011, 03:26 PM
You can block the offending person - you can block anyone for that matter.

Click on offending person's name to go to their page, and on the bottom left below where their Friends list would be, there is an option to "report/block" this person. When the window comes up, scroll down to the "block" option.

Once you block a person, they can't see you on FB at all (searches, on mutual friends' lists, your posts to mutual friends), and for your purposes, you can no longer see them either (again, searches, on friend lists, and any of their posts).

08-05-2011, 03:30 PM
How are you seeing these? Do you post on your niece's comments that this woman posts on?
I don't see what my friends' pages of others postings unless I go to their home page. For example if PrincessLeppard has a friend that is posting on his page and I am not a friend, I don't see it unless I go directly to her page.
So in my experience, if someone is posting gross things and I am not a friend or I haven't commented on my friend's status, I just don't see them. Which considering some of my brother's friends political leanings is a good thing.

08-05-2011, 03:34 PM
How are you seeing these? Do you post on your niece's comments that this woman posts on?

I think this woman is commenting on the OP's niece's status messages...at least, that's what I'm getting from it.

08-05-2011, 03:57 PM
I think his niece could make a list of friends to view "xyz". AFAIK - one list that I have created is one that their friends who are able to see game activities and those who do not. I don't think that if someone posts on my game activities, no one see those except for the designated friends.
Of course that means that Figure Spins probably won't see his niece's status updates if that is what it is tied to.
The gross woman could set her posts to view by only friends.
And AFAIK - the niece could block viewing of posts - my niece does this. I can see them when I go to her profile page, just not on my feed.

08-05-2011, 04:00 PM
As I said above, if you block someone you will not see any responses they post to your friends' status updates. It's easily done as outlined above.

I just tried it on a random friend of a friend, and that person's response to my friend's status update instantly disappeared.

08-05-2011, 05:48 PM
This particular scenario is:
. My niece updated her status about the new eating development;
. I replied to it, saying to let him eat outside; and
. My niece's friend posted her disgust-o-gram following my comment.

I reply to a lot of my niece's posts, especially about her kids because I adore her kiddies.
If you click on "Most Recent" at the top of the Facebook page, there's an option for "Status Updates."
That option shows your friends' most recent statuses and any comments. I use it to see what my family is up to every morning.

I didn't want to block/report her since she's not a porn spammer. I'll try that option and only select block, thanks.

08-05-2011, 05:50 PM

08-05-2011, 05:56 PM
Tried the Report/Block option - SUCCESS! No more nasty posts.

There were a whole bunch of "How this person is annoying me" checkboxes, but it let me submit it with only the "Block this person" box checked. I didn't have to report her to the authorities for being disgusting or in violation.

I should use it on one of my annoying cousins...tempting, very tempting. Nah, she's the Reunion treasurer, I should probably "hear" what she says so I can weed through the nonsense and posturing to find the real info.

Thanks for all your help!

08-05-2011, 06:07 PM
You can definitely block people that aren't your friends, as outlined above. I recently did so to a particularly sexist idiot that my cousin is friends with :D

Generally, a good rule is that, if you want to do something about someone's profile, scroll down and look to the bottom left. Most things are there.

08-05-2011, 06:19 PM
I saw the report/block option, but I thought it would automatically report the user to Facebook for a violation. I didn't want to do that.

As I said before, she's really not doing anything wrong, she's just disgusting. But she's off my radar now! Hallelujah!

08-05-2011, 07:54 PM
By the way, if you're looking at a comment, the "X" lets you report the post, but it doesn't let you simply block without reporting. The options are very different.