I recently had two FB friend requests. I ignored them both. Have you ever done that? Do you feel guilty about it?
I have a rule for FB - no parental types. That doesn't mean if you are a parent, I won't friend you. What it means is, if you have a parental-like relationship with me, it's a no go on FB. No MIL, no aunts/uncles, not my own parents (if they were on FB). Kind of like this blog. Those people and I tend to have VERY different views on life. I don't need them seeing any more of my snark than they see in person. I also don't need them to know more than they already do, let alone what my FB friends are doing. I like to draw a line between family and friends. Kind of like separation of church and state. I support both, but I don't want them linked together. And I like some privacy. Well, as much privacy as I can have on FB and blogging, right?
The other rule is that your FB request is denied if you are an inflammatory poster. You know, posting updates that incite a riot or are hateful or result in lots of negative and ugly comments between commenters. I had a "friend" on FB like that. She had considered joining my moms group and then she friended me. But she posted one day some anti-homosexual comments. I don't mind differing opinions than my own, I just ask that one express their opinions in a respectful way. So I "unfriended" her. She has now asked to be friends again. I clicked on "ignore." (Oh, and thankfully, she didn't join my moms group.)