Facebook Account Is Full, Need Help Please

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I have a Facebook question that I'm hoping some of our experts can help me with.

Here's the situation:

1. I have friend who has a FB account that has 5000 friends so it has reached its maximum capacity

2. He keeps receiving 'Friend Requests' on a daily basis, but has no method of letting these people know that his account cannot accept any more friends.

My question is:

How can he let people know (several each day) who want him to "friend" them, that all available friend places are full?

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Warmest regards,

Stewart
#account #facebook #full
  • Profile picture of the author hajro
    There is two options , he can make a fan page,and let them to like his page, or make new but same profile and tell him to add this new profile..
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  • Profile picture of the author Suthan M
    Better ask him to open a fanpage, and ask their subscribers to like that page. He can message them privately when the friend request comes in. Yes, it is manual- but thats the only way right now :-(
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    • Profile picture of the author eddiesmith
      Thanks. It's me. We have a Fanpage, but as you've pointed out, messaging dozens of people daily on each site directing them to the Fanpage is a pain. I was hoping for some Facebook "redirect" system.
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  • Profile picture of the author seotechnician
    I would suggest he create a fan page instead.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Alaway
      Your friend can now add a Subscribe button to his profile https://www.facebook.com/about/subscribe
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        My friend is Chris, he replied above. I'm so grateful for all the fantastic feedback, it's helping chris and hopefully anyone else who comes accross this thread.

        Keep the suggestins coming and thank you.
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        • Profile picture of the author revupcommerce
          I would not convert the profile page to a fan page.
          I would just add the subscribe option.

          Profile pages get more viral visitors than fan pages.
          I would be worried that once changed to a fan page you would not receive as many new requests per day
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  • Profile picture of the author TheZafraGroup
    Since you have a fan page now, what you can do is have a profile picture saying that your personal page is maxed out. I don't recommend you send out multiple emails of the same message. FB can kill your personal acct for that. I know someone who was sending around 20 emails a day telling them to head to the fan page. He lost his acct this way and had to start from scratch. Best way is to link your personal profile to your fan page, say it in your about me have a good call to action and edit your picture saying you're maxed out.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChristineCobb
    You can convert your profile to a page which carries over the friends but not the content. You can start on this page: Create a Page | Facebook
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  • Profile picture of the author JennSpencerIM
    Make sure that your profile is public (at least the info tab!) That way you can leave a message "My profile is full but you can subscribe to follow me or fan my page" Leave link to page too. If you do it this way, people coming to the page will land on the info tab and be able to see that they are at capacity for friends. This allows them another option to follow. Hope that makes sense and helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author seobuzz
    Is Zukerberg watching this thread? I think this may be problem of some other people also. As 5000 can be very less sometime.
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  • Profile picture of the author Saxydez
    I have two options available for you.
    1. You can create a fan page and have them like and write you via wall post
    2. You can unlock your page so that anyone can see the information on the page and create a status stating that you are unable to accept anymore friend requests. also if the page is not locked they are able to send you messages and you can reply to them.
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  • Profile picture of the author eddiesmith
    Thanks to all. Great ideas!
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  • Profile picture of the author mikeyzebra
    What do you have to look out for so that facebook doesn't shut your account down?
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  • Profile picture of the author smokingbill
    It's hard to know what Facebook will do.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cool2012
    I would ranther suggest you to create a page on this profile.then post update on your profile "My profile is full but you can like my page+Page URL"
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Daniel
    holy crap thats a lot of friends
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  • Profile picture of the author albertosm
    make a second account
    does he really know all that 5000 people?
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