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You’re Adding Friends too Quickly – Your Account will be Blocked…

Sounds familiar? Well if you’re a Facebook devotee you will undoubtedly have seen this ‘friendly’ message on the world’s most used social networking tool of choice.

And therein lies the problem. Facebook quickly evolved to be a social networking tool and caught on by the millions – apparently about 300million of us use FB every day. Sounds great, particularly when you see how many wonderful fun applications have been developed to work on this social platform. Again wonderful – BUT by the very nature of what Facebook is all about – connecting with friends and other people to NETWORK you would think there would not be a problem with trying to ADD FRIENDS. But this seems to be by far the biggest issue to me and those people I’ve surveyed, as well as the stacks of disgruntled Facebook fans affected by draconian steps taken by FB hierarchy to limit you requesting to add friends, that you’d wonder why Mark Zuckerberg hasn’t taken the logical step of issuing an edict stating you are limited to asking friends to connect with you via FB to x no. friends per hour or per day.  That way there’d be no ambiguity or changing goalposts as it appears to be – certain people can add 10 people, others 30, others 3 before they receive this wonderful You will Be Exterminated message equivalent!

From what I can understand and I’m a relative newbie to FB but have already fallen foul trying to connect with others, you can receive as many friend requests as you want but you can only ask to be a friend of others a certain number of times in a day or is it an hour before you receive this type of message.

There’s an interesting blog post by sparkah.com on how they created a new account and added friend successfully. It’s also a recent one – but don’t know if it will still work as Facebook is a law unto themselves and the rules seem to change with the wind – or so it appears.

With the people I’ve already spoken to about this problem they are jacked off because they couldn’t ask friends to join them in Mafia Wars because they needed to build their ‘base ‘ up and had invested $280 (real dollars) in the same. Now they are blocked out. Not Happy!

Others have been trying to add their Classmates – going to a reunion and wanting to connect with as many as possible to make the event a real success.

Still others have been endeavouring to use Facebook’s own Friend Suggestions and then get rewarded by the friendly You will be blocked message! Feedback is – why the heck does Facebook suggest friends for me to connect with if you make it so difficult if not impossible to connect with them.

Then there are the Captcha’s – that’s another story altogether. Not only do you have to key the code in to try to request a friend, but sometimes for just about every other activity with FB. Is this Overkill or what? What’s so social about this site again? I’ve forgotten.

And then there’s the 5000 friend limit – sorry – this IS a social networking site isn’t it?

With all the technological know how these days, surely it can’t be that difficult for Facebook gurus to work out a bit of STANDARDIZED limiting code for people requesting a number of friends per hour or day to join them on Facebook – and then PUBLISH THIS in their terms and conditions or on a FB update. I’m positive word would get around and there’d be less disgrunted Facebook users.

My other suggestion for Facebook would be to engage in FREE LIVE CHAT – with the apparent billions Facebook is worth, why not invest a little bit of money towards the FREE LIVE CHAT scenario for users of Facebook. That way people not understanding some of Facebook’s rules – in particular the one mentioned above re requesting friends, can get a straight answer from someone actually looking at their site at that moment.

Just viewing the various blogs and topics relating to unhappy Facebook viewers and members there MUST be a better way. If blind freddy can see it, why can’t Mark? Or is there a hidden agenda?

BTW – don’t forget to add me as your friend!

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                                                                                                                    Would love your thoughts and your experiences with  using Facebook. Anyone been blocked from using Facebook? What did you do? Have you found a ‘workaround’ for a Faceook requesting friends problem? Anyone know the all important figure of how many people you can request to be your friend on Facebook every day or every hour? Any other Social Networks you think will give Facebook a run for it’s money?


We’ve got NOTHING to worry about…

You honestly don’t know how lucky you are until you see someone as inspirational as this man Nick Vujicic. Here at SHI Symbol we will be helping Adria Bannocks raise much needed funds for Endometriosis support and research. Do please check out one of her Facebook sites at  A Million People…A Million Pounds and if you’re a sufferer or supporter of those inflicted with Endometriosis, continue to watch this space – the SHI Symbol blog, website and Emag and there will be a myriad of ways to help.

IN the meantime – take this opportunity to view a most amazing man who can be truly inspirational for you – no matter who you are or what you are going through.

News for Singles – SHI Symbol Emag for May out now

Here’s your must have Emag if you’re a Single somewhere in the world. Great info and loads of competitions and special offers. What more could you want! In fact once you’ve read it, we’d love your feedback and if there’s something in particular you’d like to see featured we’ll see what we can do. – but you have to let us know!!!

Simply click on the SHI Symbol Emag front cover below or click here and you will be taken to the Emag straight away.

SHI Symbol International Emag - May 2010 edition
SHI Symbol International Emag – May 2010 edition



And please don’t forget to tell all your Facebook and Twitter friends about this Emag. It’s free to subscribe to, simply click www.shisymbol.com/joinemag and you’ll receive it in your inbox.

Too easy.

Summer’s new Metallic Tee Shirts for Singles – OUT NOW

SHI Symbol women's black/metallic silver T Shirt side view

SHI Symbol women's black/metallic silver T Shirt side view

Yes, they’re finally here. The long awaited Silver Metallic on Black or White Tees have arrived. They are just stunning and so COOOOOOOOLLLL…. Announced on Facebook this afternoon and being very well received. Get yours today, you won’t be disappointed.

Wear it, be spotted or spot someone you’d like to chat to. A great conversation starter and that’s what it’s all about. Meet Your Match the easy way.

View the pics here or on Facebook because at this moment (14th April)  I can’t get the Men’s shirt pics to load on the website. However, all the other info re cotton, pricing etc is accurate and you CAN order them right now.

SHI Symbol Women's Black/Metallic Silver T Shirt, front view

SHI Symbol Women's Black/Metallic Silver T Shirt, front view

SHI Symbol's Black/Metallic Silver Women's T Shirt, back view

SHI Symbol's Black/Metallic Silver Women's T Shirt, back view

SHI Symbol Men's Black/Metallic Silver T Shirt, front view

SHI Symbol Men's Black/Metallic Silver T Shirt, front view


SHI Symbol Men's Black/Metallic T Shirt, side view

SHI Symbol Men's Black/Metallic T Shirt, side view

SHI Symbol Men's Black/Metallic Silver T Shirt, Back view

SHI Symbol Men's Black/Metallic Silver T Shirt, Back view

And don’t forget – these gorgeous T Shirts come in White with Metallic Silver also. And, of course, come in both Men’s and Ladies styles and fits in different sizes.

Get yours now by going to the SHI Symbol website.

It’s YOUR turn now – a Special Invitation to YOU

We’re inviting everyone who gets a T shirt to send us a photo of you wearing yours and we’ll post it on this blog. After all, you are Single, Happy and Interested and want people to know you’d like to meet them….we’re here to help, that’s what SHI Symbol’s all about! We can even do a link  to an email address from your photo if you so wish. Just send them to jan@shisymbol.com and we’ll do the rest for you. 

Special thanks to Rob and Adriana at Promoventures in San Diego for the ‘finished product’ and to Chris Leyva of Black Cherry Music Group for the fashionable design.

New Year’s Resolutions to beat – what is yours?



Thanks to all the girls and guys who have been busy making some New Year’s Resolutions and who sent me some to share with you all. Please add your own on here. We’d love to see what are the most interesting, the funniest, the ‘best’ and the most practical New Year’s Resolutions – and the one’s most likely to hold fast for the whole year!

1 Break your addiction with being on Facebook 24/7 (so does that apply to the other 299,999,999 FB addictees too?)

2 Quit smoking (now that’s a good thing in more ways than one – are you up to the challenge – I hope so)

3 This one a friend from Bournemouth (UK) sent to me – can you relate – I know I can sometimes!

Stop trying to use 7 arms while driving the car
You don’t have 7 arms, you only have 2. It is not physically possible to 1. steer, 2. change geers, 3. eat breakfast, 4. drink really hot coffee, 5. read a map, 6. re-tune the radio, 7. talk on you mobile phone

Maybe it should have been 8 arms – forgot doing nailpolish at the lights!

4 The perennial – I’m going to lose 35lbs this year. Did you know it takes a cut of 500 calories a day in your diet to shed 1lb a week? What are you waiting for then!

5 This one I’d like to join in on – see how many new cocktails I can taste in a year. I have just the man for the job to create them for us too – David Brogan, the Cocktail King extraordinaire, – where are you when we need you…

6 Get out of debt – HUH! – along with the rest of the planet, courtesy of the Financial Crisis!

7 Use my Wii Fit to get fit. (Um – but does that mean I have to get it out of the box?)

8 I would like to learn something new this year – do you think they mean other than how to stay out later than 2am every Friday and Saturday nights!

9 I was sent this one by a friend who had read Bill Murray the celebrity’s New Year’s resolution – but it is relevant to ALL of us – just think of the children in Africa starving and dying every day and you will remember this resolution always:

Bill Murray
“To try to remember to look down on myself and realize how good I’ve got it.”
10 Read this one by Tony Abbott the latest Opposition Leader in Australia: do everything possible to win the 2010 election – but that’s his job!
However, the rate at which they change Opposition Leaders, I wonder if he’ll be there by the time the Election is called! Monsieur Rudd may not have to work too hard!
11 I’m going to meet 5 new people every day (Hope he/she has their SHI Symbol on – makes it so much easier to strike up a conversation!)
12 I will walk the dog morning and evening which will help me lose weight because I want to meet the man of my dreams this year. (Suggestion: place a SHI Symbol on your dog. Dogs (or a baby in a pusher!) are the perfect guy stoppers in parks)

We’d love to see what your resolution is – please do share with us here your New Year’s Resolution for 2010.

How to Enjoy every day of 2010

Found this on a Profile Sticker on one of my friend’s Facebook pages and thought I”d share it with you. If we all subscribed to this way of looking at life, how much happier we individually and the rest of the world would be.

Let’s try for this for 2010.

don't look back - SHI Symbol International Blog Post

don't look back - SHI Symbol International Blog Post


 Happy New Year for 2010

A Layman’s View on Fixing the Economic Woes and I Like It…

Fixing the Economy

Fixing the Economy

A really interesting snippet was posted in the West Australian Newspaper on Monday – a really unique take on how to fix the economic woes of the UK – but the concept could be equally applied in most countries around the world. I wonder who’s game to give it a go?

This piece was originally an email doing the rounds, that found its way to the newspaper, and then today I received another similar email but with an Aussie slant – there must be some truth in what is being suggested. You decide.

The email was addressed tot he British Chancellor of the Exchequer (Treasurer)

Dear Mr Darling (how appropriate!)

Please find below my suggestion for fixing Britain’s economy.

Instead of giving billions of pounds to banks that will squander the money on lavish parties and unearned bonuses, use the following plan. You can call it the Patriotic Retirement Plan. There are about 20 million p;eople over 50 in the workforce. Pay them £1 million  apiece severance for early retirement with the following stipulations:

1 They must retire. Twenty million job openings – unemployment fixed

2 They must buy a new British car. Twenty million cars ordered – auto industry fixed.

3 They must either buy a house or pay off their mortgage – housing crisis fixed.

4 They must send their kids to school/college/university – crime rate fixed.

5 They must buy £50 of alcohol/tobacco a week: there’s your money back in duty and taxes. It can’t get any easier than that!

Who’s game to start a group on Facebook to apply pressure by sheer numbers to get the worlds governments to embrace such a bold but seeingly obvious plan?! Surely we can’t do any worse than we are doing at the moment.

Over to you.