Whatever your privacy settings people still end up getting friend requests from unknown people. There are some people who keep on sending friend requests no matter how much you try to ignore them.
Earlier when I used to get friend requests I would just ignore the person I do not want to be friends with. Once a friend request is ignored there was no guarantee that the same person will not send me friend request again. Now, Facebook has changed the way it deals with spammers and repeated friend requests. Suppose a Spammer sends you a friend request and you do not want to add him/her to the friend list. You can report him as Spam or mark that you just do not know him. I did the same thing to a Spammer who was sending me friend requests repeatedly and I got this message on ignoring him: “You ignored a friend request from ‘ABC’. Report him for abuse or spam, or mark that you don’t know him” as shown in the image below:
Facebook is trying its level best to avoid Spammers and give its users a good Spam free Social Networking. After testing the Social CAPTCHA this can be a great feature to avoid all those spammers and people you want to ignore and stop getting requests from. 😉
Do not report someone as a spammer randomly, this is a power given to its users by Facebook and with great power comes great responsibility. 🙂 What do you think? Do share your thoughts on this one with your comments.