Facebook has been getting stricter on Privacy policies. It already gives you the ability to check the usage of your account from different locations besides the much talked about profile privacy settings. These policies though help most users, for some it is just a downright pain in the arse.Then problem arises when Facebook interprets totally legal though different behavior of a user as that of spammers and stalkers. This is when Facebook starts giving you warnings. Facebook has disabled my account once, after which I had to make a new one because I ignored the warnings.
One of the more recent problems slash warnings that the users have been facing is when while sending friend requests, a dialog box opens up and shows you this
This Request Can’t Be Sent
Do you know this user personally? To prevent misuse of Facebook, this request can’t be sent. To learn more, please visit the Help Center.
I myself received this warning in disguise of information a few days back. Needless to say, I figured out a way to bypass this warning and send friends requests. It is a 3 step procedure and requires only your web browser plus you have to install nothing.
Click this link here http://www.facebook.com/friends/?ref=tn (right click, Open in New Tab)
Now head over to All Connections. Now press Ctrl+F and search for “Pending”. Against all friend requests that are pending there must be a cross (X) button. If you feel that you sent the friend request long back and it still hasn’t been accepted or you don’t give a damn anymore, click that cross button and withdraw your request. Do that to all friend requests you can and go to the next page by clicking the button at the end of the list.
Now go back to sending the friend requests due to which you got the warning. Did it work? 😉
UPDATE: If you are getting a warning something which is something like this….
Warning! You are engaging in behavior that may be considered annoying or abusive by other users.
Sometimes people get these warnings for simply misusing one of our features.
Which of the following links describes what you were trying to do? Clicking on a link will take you to more information on how to use Facebook’s features.
Networking/meeting new people
Connecting with Classmates/Friends
Promoting a business, product or service
Further misuse of site features may result in a temporary block or your account being permanently disabled.
…Nothing can be done. Wait for a few days. Slow down your pace a bit.