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This question has been closed by the author.why do people add you as a friend without asking or not even talking to you?


    Answer from misspogo
    posted 4 years ago

    I have added someone as a friend once without asking because I had a brain poot I guess. Maybe someone here can help, I wanted to send a message to someone that was not on my friends list but knew her sn. I had no idea how to find her, is there a way or was my mind not connected. So I added her as a friend on one of my accounts
    Any ideas?

    The biggest problem I have with being added as friend is when I try to send a gift there are several to sift through

    Answer from MomsBassetHound
    posted 4 years ago

    MissPogo – You can do it 2 ways. You could just send a message and type in her Pogo ID or you can get to her profile this way……

    http://www.pogo.com/profiles/PogoID

    Answer from Lura
    posted 4 years ago

    I think there are a lot worse things in this world than someone trying to reach out and make a human connection with you, whatever way they feel most comfortable doing it.

    It may just be that they’re not comfortable saying something first, or maybe they were in the middle of saying something and you left the room before you saw it, or it may just have been an accident. There could be any reason. Either way, it’s an open door to a new friendship. It’s your choice what you do with it.

    Answer from MomsBassetHound
    posted 4 years ago

    I don’t want this to sound like a smart azz response, but it’s b/c they can.

    Answer from beyechonjr
    posted 4 years ago

    sometimes ive done it by clicking in the wrong area and did it by accident…one things tho.. you dont have to accept them..pogo now notifies us when someone adds us… before you could be added and never know it…if you have your profile set that no one can see where you are unless they are on your friends list.. they will never find you if you dont accept them..unless of course they show up in the same room by chance

    Answer from MomsBassetHound
    posted 4 years ago

    They may notify us that someone has added us, but we can’t get our name removed from their list.

    Answer from TigerWoodsBstEvr
    posted 4 years ago

    Suz – Except for the BH’ers who add me(thank you everyone..and I’m honored to be on your list(s) as well!:) I used to get those added requests, when I used to play a lot of Poker…and like the original question alluded to, was never asked or even knew who the player(s) were, but is the best way just to hit the accept button to add them as a friend…instead of hitting whatever the “close” is…in other words if I hit close….bc then if I’m non-stealth(Green) they can see where I’m going..etc…right if I just hit the close or does that button just indicate acceptance or non-acceptance (?), I guess what I did for the Poker folks was add them and then block, or does that not work…I know they’ll have me on their list…but is it a real benefit for them, if they’re permanently blocked? I know I have to go into email to, and there’s some command(setting) in there to not allow their emails as well…think it’s Block Senders…and you just pick the names on your list from what I recall! Thanks, Tiger :)

    Answer from Angela
    posted 4 years ago

    When you just hit the CLOSE button it does NOT add them to your friends list. You have to literally hit the “Add To My Friends List” button to add them.

    I too do not like to be added without prior notification and I will never add a person that did not have the decency to ask for the add.

    Secondly, I play in Stealth mode so that whether they have me on their list or not they will not know what room I am in. I just think its a ‘stalkerish” move to add some one without their knowledge or consent, whether you hit the add to my friends list by accident or not, you can always hit remove from my list when you realize you’ve added them. That’s just my opinion though. Have a great day BH friends.☺

    Answer from MomsBassetHound
    posted 4 years ago

    Tiger – Hitting the close button just keeps them in limbo, they are not on your friends list nor are they blocked. It’s just like they never existed EXCEPT that they have you on their friends list.

    Answer from beyechonjr
    posted 4 years ago

    as i posted earlier… before people could add you and you never knew it… at least now you are notified that so and so added you…and unless you accept them they are not on your friends list.. and if you have your acct set that only your friends know where you are..they wont know where you are playing.. and if i really dont want even my friends to bother me if im playing for an extra hard badge i use stealth…i dont bother adding and then putting them on blocked list.. i just let them in limbo..if i dont know them

    Answer from misspogo
    posted 4 years ago

    Thanks Moms I knew there had to be a better way but for the life of me nothing would come to mind. I am save this so if I need to go back to it again I can find it easy.

    Many thanks

    Answer from MomsBassetHound
    posted 4 years ago

    You’re very welcome Miss Pogo!

    Answer from TigerWoodsBstEvr
    posted 4 years ago

    Think I have it, so hitting the close, ultimately on my end of things…will not add them to my list, as will hitting hitting the add to friends list, and then using the block, in which case I wouldn’t see them, unless I accessed the area for the blocked (not sure to call them) non-friends? On the other hand, you’re telling me, anyone can have the ability without approval the other party (me) to add my name to their list(I think friendship is great and all, but geez…like everyone was saying in a sense, and maybe this is somewhat of a question…there doesn’t have to be a mutual consent to just add anyone, if I know someone’s profile name(is there a command that they are typing in to do it..not just right clicking when in the same room) or is it really that I have to be in a room with them to add them to my friends list or vice versa? Thanks so much for the wealth of info! :) Tiger

    Answer from MoonDazed
    posted 4 years ago

    If I don’t know the person, I simply delete them or block them. What’s interesting though is that some of those blocked people end up on the friend’s list of who you send gifts to. I can’t figure that one out. (you know.. the little box where you chose who to send the gift to). That puzzles me :/

    Answer from MomsBassetHound
    posted 4 years ago

    Moon Dazed – To delete them from your gift list you must unblock them, add them to your friends list and then delete them completely. Then manually add them to your blocked players list by typing in their name. I know, it’s like a map to China, but that’s the steps to do it :)

    Tiger – To add someone to your friends list you can do it manually. There is a box above your friends list that says “Add a Friend”. Just type the name in there and they will be added to your list, and notified that you have added them.

    I have less than 100 on my friends list, but over 400 have me on their lists. I don’t bother to block anyone. I have nothing to hide, my profile is open to all, as is my location. But with 3 accounts I’m not always under my name. Most of yesterday I was on my 3rd account doing those badges, today I’m working on Holly’s and will finish all her weekly stuff by tomorrow. I’m dong 2 longer personal in Stack’em.

    Answer from mrslavallie
    posted 4 years ago

    I’m so sorry that I’m going to rain on the friendship parade, because I just love making friends on Pogo – I truly do – but the other day I had someone who I don’t get along with – generally, the person is a bully and I don’t stand for that – add me as a friend. When I went to inquire why she added me as a friend, thinking maybe she wanted to apologize and try to BE friends, which I was thinking, hey great…turns out she “friended” me so that she could “avoid me” in the future.

    Eh…okay. I guess that’s another reason.

    But I’d like to think, like Lura said, that maybe the person just wanted to be friends – maybe they liked your mini, maybe you had a good score and they want to play with you in the future…we’re all better off thinking the positive and just being disappointed once in awhile than thinking the negative.

    Answer from TigerWoodsBstEvr
    posted 4 years ago

    Thanks Suz….I understand now(but unfortunately in Poker….I hate to say this but you really get all breeds(Wink!)..lol…other than that I totally agree with everything you all have mentioned, and have a bunch of not only BH friends and think you all know am very social..and have 240 friends on my list (which I have cut it down…bc some of these ppl aren’t even members anymore from day 1 for various reasons), and have only blocked 5 from the Poker ppl, but when they make derogatory comments, or these ppl just are unruly…which sometimes is kind of fun to deal with those type…but seriously, the one’s that get out of hand, (put it nicely Tiger)…lol…that weren’t very positive(they get blocked)…bc they’re trying to get a psychological edge for the next time in Poker, or guess they have no life, and are let’s just say follow you around(stalk)..which is a good reason to play in Stealth anyway.
    Suz-for some reason on my account when I tried make it open to all…instead of just my friends, it kept scrolling back up to the top of that page(wouldn’t save)…like it was an error or something, until I selected Pogo friends?
    I also seem to have a problem with the gift boxes too, this I think was already mentioned some time in the past, but can’t recall when, but I’ll check the box or boxes, save, come back, and the boxes will be unchecked again, if I have one, two or both? Does Pogo have a fix for this, perhaps this is done on an individual basis, or not? I don’t really appreciate having to go through a chat to get help. Any company that can not afford(excuse me) does not want to have technical support or customer service representatives to help people(or whatever there excuse is for not having it) tells you something about how much they really want to help people, unless I’m missing something…and it’s not at all about Revenue…it would help if anything!!! :) The chat thing takes way to long, it’s like texting versus talking. Let’s say we’re in the VIP category…LOL…j/k…but probably true…1% that spends a ton of GEMS per month( we play all the HOGs for starters), heck I know I have to be, in the top 5%..if not, can’t imagine anyone else being able to spend any more, because there’s nothing else left to spend it on ;) LOL…they should know where their bread is buttered and provide help…not saying to just us, but everyone equally, and the excuse of having to help to many people on a daily basis would diminish over time, if they started running a business…if that’s what Pogo is..(adequately) instead of a game to see how much they can frustrate members or “institutionalize” them..that meaning is in the context of conforming…as in well that’s just the way it is…and succumb…so ppl come up with reasons(excuses) to justify what Pogo is doing is ok….really I would ask, is it? I can come up with a list of Pro’s as well, but unfortunately these are what’s called “weighted” with “Communication” at the top of the list out of anything that I can think of in a business to have it sustain over time successfully….unfortunately they have put Revenue as #1, if they flip the two…ok perhaps a few more than just Communication…give me 5 and flip 5, then they would have so much Revenue, and they wouldn’t have to be so Gem/Revenue/$ happy(Greed)! :) It would just automatically just start coming in, because you’d have a business that was properly managed and well executed! :) If you put all the albums out there, that I didn’t have for example, I’d buy them all, I ask why not? That’s revenue….boom…and many other players in the same boat as I am, would too, that goes for all the old M&M’s that the games still exist on. Also, if you want to charge me Gems, why limit me to 7 personals a week…charge me(pro-rate it) I do all 7 in hours, let me decide…I’ll pay…more revenue…did they ever ask…or make it even an availability in 3 years…NO!! Now, what if people that are in this VIP that I allude to category quit, they lose revenue, why would we quit, bc what’s the incentive to stay? I can only do so many badges a week, the best part is honestly the friends I have, but can keep those relationships outside of Pogo, but again, I continue to look for reasons to stay, because as time has moved along, it’s gotten worse…less albums becoming available per month now, Mix n Magic’s versus the M&M’s, and the weekly(personal) thing has always been a sore spot! They want revenue, I’ll give them revenue bc I want the badges despite their weak pitfalls in customer service…but any more declines, and it’s not just me we’re talking about, as if it was, they wouldn’t be resorting to games that we’re GEM related, and as you long time members tell us, how the site used to be!

    Answer from rchvanho2
    posted 4 years ago

    Tiger:
    I have the same trouble. I try to check the box that says …Keep senders name private.. Keep messages private and Show my current location to friends only .. It just sits there and so I keep trying over and over ..IF I am extremely lucky it will take even though it says it has not.Sadly once again when I recheck days later it has unticked! :(
    This has been happening for years I think to me. I also cannot change 1 thing in my Profile! Everytime I go to change it it pops up 100′s of times UNDEFINEDUNDEFINEDUNDEFINED.
    Thinking it was my PC I went to the library and got the SAME result.I so wish Pogo would FIX these things instead of piddly things they concentrate on like home page look etc.

    Answer from MomsBassetHound
    posted 4 years ago

    Tiger & Bonnie – I have “heard” that if you use stealth that it is somehow connected to you gift settings, and that’s why they are going in and out. I don’t use stealth, so all 2nd hand info here.

    Answer from TigerWoodsBstEvr
    posted 4 years ago

    Thanks Suz! :) Had no idea the gift thing was affected by stealth, will have to play with it(non-stealth), save them, go back to stealth, and see if it will revert back?
    How about with respect to that other weird error in selecting the drop-down for who gets to see my profile, and why it continues to scroll up, not allowing me to select Everyone, and have to select Pogo Friends(for it to save)…is that related to stealth as well?
    Totally agree Rchvanho2 on your last line too, and really just question how they prioritize anyway, especially when we’ve had the same problems going on for quite some time. I know these might not be serious gaming issues, but does it really take 2 years(think that’s conservative), when they are made aware of a problem to get around to fixing it, as you suggest, putting emphasis on other “piddly” areas like you hit on, the home page….and know what you mean, it’s not the content, it’s the aesthetics you’re talking about! ;) When Lura said that they couldn’t make changes to Badge Central to update the weekly’s or let’s say remove the site-wide challenge(we had to keep staring it in the face) for another 4 days, until Maintenance came Monday night/Tuesday morning…and that wasn’t or hasn’t been fixed, thought they’ll never get around to some of these other things, because those are on the home page and are content related, and should be a priority to change, as are many things that many of us notice, in the games and non-gaming portions that really should be fixed in a timely manner.

    Answer from MomsBassetHound
    posted 4 years ago

    Tiger – Usually when it scrolls back up that means that the changes have been saved.

    Answer from MoonDazed
    posted 4 years ago

    Thanks very much Moms!! Going to try that immediately !!

    And Tiger.. Good points. I think I must be up in that fantasy 1-5% as well. I spend too much money on pogo (have everything imaginable pogo has to offer).
    You remember the VIP program they bounced around a while back? Wish they would bounce that around again. Lots of people complained about a cost for it but there are those who would like it. I would join that simply for the ability to change screen names. Would be a matter of choice.. join or don’t.
    (p.s. tiger: I just hit rank 20 in zuma (winks-star).. slow going. and you were lucky. the pogo gods must have been with you. LOL)

    Answer from TigerWoodsBstEvr
    posted 4 years ago

    I wish MoonDazed (Wink!) ….I bought the Gems/Coins outright from the start with 1,050,000 coins to begin with! :) lol With the work schedule, not around for the 4 hour intervals enough to be able to do it, and it was Suz that let me know later, that you could stockpile them, which in retrospect I would have probably done. Originally for some reason thought you would not get more coins added(bc being forced to play the 25 spins, was under the impression that mostly I would even go thru those as well, and it would be a never ending process). I never knew there was a VIP thing, was totally kidding….lol…have only been on the site for a few years,,,,but was kind of 1/2 joking bc of the 1-5% those of us that fall in that category make up alot of revenue for the site, it would come to figure, in thinking of a histogram/distribution curve.

    Answer from MomsBassetHound
    posted 4 years ago

    Update 3/27/15

    I have heard that the coin bucket refill problem has been fixed. Since I’m no where near rank 20 I can’t confirm that personally.

    But if it’s fixed I would start hoarding as many coins as possible b/c there will be a need for them at some point….take my word for it :)

    Answer from TigerWoodsBstEvr
    posted 4 years ago

    Hi Suz – Missed your post…bizarre, bc it wouldn’t let me leave that screen, and if I tried, and came back to it, the changes weren’t saved, had the old settings still saved? Any idea why? Thanks, Tiger :)

    Answer from MomsBassetHound
    posted 4 years ago

    Tiger – Not a clue, sorry.

    Answer from MomsBassetHound
    posted 4 years ago

    Tiger – Yes, you should be able to get free coins every 4 hours. You would then need to spin whatever they gave you for free, but you could hoard your winnings, like I am.

    Since you are rank 50 hopefully you will get a decent amount of free coins every 4 hours :)

    Answer from TigerWoodsBstEvr
    posted 4 years ago

    Suz – Since I’m at rank 50, but I have coins, would that work for me to try it to help you out, or would that not work, bc I’m not running out of coins? If I can help, just please explain to me what I would need to do, and would be glad to help? :)

    Answer from gracie
    posted 4 years ago

    I’ve read and reread this post but which game is it that I can save coins every 4 hours? or is that just for higher ranks..
    Thanks!
    confused gracie ;)

    Answer from MomsBassetHound
    posted 4 years ago

    gracie – Zuma Slots

    http://www.badgehungry.com/2015/03/03/now-available-zuma-slots/

    Answer from gracie
    posted 4 years ago

    Oh! Thank you Suz! I have yet to try that game, I may just have to now. Have a great day, gracie :)

    Answer from Jennifer
    posted 4 years ago

    I’ve had several people add me to their friends list. I didn’t know them from Adam and I don’t even remember seeing them in a room. I never accept friend requests from anyone I’ve never personally talked with on Pogo and never add anyone that I do not know.

    I personally find it a little on the creepy side that someone would add me to their friends list without even talking to me first. How do they know they would like talking with me at all? I find it odd.

    Answer from luvtewplay2
    posted 4 years ago

    i dont let it bother me when im notified that someone added me without asking because i have the option not to add them…and having my acct set up that only those on my friends list will see where i am…unless we happen to be in the same room they never know where i am.. or if im playing..before we never knew when we were added at least now pogo notifies us..

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