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Does anyone know why this happens in Facebook ?

 
 
Reply Wed 30 Mar, 2016 12:49 pm
I broke up with my boyfriend a few weeks ago, deleted him from Facebook and deleted all the messages. I've had zero contact with him. But the last week he has been showing up in my side chat bar right at the very top. Is there anyway I can get that off and why is it appearing ? Does anyone know anything about this, thanks ☺
 
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 30 Mar, 2016 12:54 pm
@Aisling25,
did you unfriend him?
did you block him?
are mutual friends liking his comments?
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Wed 30 Mar, 2016 12:59 pm
@Aisling25,
If you don't want him showing up you should block him.
If you don't want him showing up on chat you can also disable chat for specific users.

I'm not sure exactly why he is showing up exactly where but the bottom line is that FB generally uses algorithms to prioritize people to whom you are more closely connected, and being a former boyfriend it is natural that they would have signals that you and he are closely connected.

If you do not want them to show him to you you need to send them a strong signal (i.e. blocking him) and they will stop doing so.
Aisling25
 
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Reply Wed 30 Mar, 2016 01:00 pm
@ehBeth,
Yeah I unfriened him weeks ago and deleted all the messages. And we don't have any mutual friends. So its just a but strange he appeared the last week or so.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 30 Mar, 2016 01:15 pm
@Aisling25,
If he's unfriended but not blocked, FB will continue to show you his activity/posts.

The only way to completely make him disappear is blocking.
Aisling25
 
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Reply Wed 30 Mar, 2016 01:40 pm
@ehBeth,
But I'm not seeing his activity or posts. Like there's no trace of him on my Facebook . Its just on the sidechat bar. I don't really want to block him he never done anything wrong so I'll just deal with him there I suppose 😊
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 30 Mar, 2016 01:45 pm
@Aisling25,
so it's just showing that he's logged in on the chat bar? have you checked to see if he's sent you a message request ?
Aisling25
 
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Reply Wed 30 Mar, 2016 01:45 pm
@Robert Gentel,
We never had in a relationship or anything there's no photos of us tagged together so he was just like a normal friend on Facebook. I've deleted others and they never appeared. So I'll just leave him there and maybe it will dissaper, I don't want to block him it looks strange after a month of not speaking. I was just confused why he popped up. Thanks for your message anyway 😊
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Aisling25
 
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Reply Wed 30 Mar, 2016 01:47 pm
@ehBeth,
No it just shows him on my chat bar I can't see if his active or not. No there's no messages from him and the messages we did sent I deleted them a month ago. I was just curious to why he was there maybe its a fault.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 30 Mar, 2016 04:29 pm
@Aisling25,
Since you've unfriended him, a new message from him wouldn't appear in your regular message line. It would be in the new Message Request section FB added.

Then again, it could just be a system glitch.
Aisling25
 
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Reply Wed 30 Mar, 2016 06:33 pm
@ehBeth,
Yeah I've checked all the other folders he never sent me a message its probably just a fault.
Alexmathiou
 
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Reply Thu 31 Mar, 2016 02:37 am
@Aisling25,
I think you have to delete cookies and try another browser. Block him then delete cookies and check again
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LorenVargas
 
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Reply Fri 30 Sep, 2016 03:45 am
@Aisling25,
If anyone unfriend other user on Facebook as well as remove all messages then I don't think that person/user will appear in the chat bar.
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