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Should I say "hi" to an elementary school pal on Facebook?

Question Posted Wednesday July 29 2009, 6:17 am

I just got a Facebook, and found some people I haven't seen since third grade on the site (I am 17). Would it be odd if I posted something on their Wall saying "hello" out of nowhere? I found them through others' friend lists.

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The_MoUsY_spell_checker answered Tuesday August 4 2009, 11:17 am:
Were these people your friends when you were in third grade? If yes, go for it! If you weren't friends back then, why bother?

(Seriously. One thing that many people dislike about Facebook is getting friend requests from former classmates who never really talked to them when they went to school together. Facebook is for keeping in touch with people, but keeping in touch is for people who matter.)

Also, I'd like to point out that you can't post on people's walls unless you add them as friends. If you add someone as a friend, you might as well talk to them. You can, however, send messages to people without adding them as friends first.

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Lianna25 answered Thursday July 30 2009, 1:01 pm:
no, thats what facebook is all about, Have a conversation with them about 3rd grade, it would be fun!

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Cux answered Thursday July 30 2009, 1:00 am:
No, I do that all the time. It's so much fun.



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lacexface answered Wednesday July 29 2009, 5:23 pm:
Heyy, it's not weird at all. I hadn't talked to my childhood best friend since I was 6, and found her facebook, so I added her and since then we're friends again. We're actually supposed to hang out tonight, so I say go for it, they won't think you're weird at all.

Hope I helped :)

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LOL_x0x answered Wednesday July 29 2009, 3:54 pm:
I'm pretty sure that's the point of Facebook. Why not comment them with a funny memory you have of them? If not, then honestly, just say "hello!" and start chatting with them :)

-Laura (17-f)

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christina answered Wednesday July 29 2009, 11:02 am:
Not really. That's what Facebook was made for. It was for keeping in touch. I have a friend on there that I've known since first grade. Another that I've known since pre-school (but hung out with around 9th grade).

I don't think it'd be weird at all.

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Leen468 answered Wednesday July 29 2009, 9:17 am:
no, that is what facebook is all about. if they dont remember you, tell them you remember them from 3rd grade. what class and school so they do not think you are crazy! lol
good luck

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Matt answered Wednesday July 29 2009, 8:38 am:
You've pretty much hit the nail on the head as far as what the entire point of Facebook is.

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