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#1 nukenorman

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 22:21

If I am posting in the wrong forum I apoligze.

I am trying to lock down my facebook. I want to make it so no one can find my facebook profile. I have been able to take it out of the google search by unclicking the box in privacy settings to take it away from search engines but my profile still shows up in facebooks search engine when logged in as another user. How do I change this so it does not show up in facebook search? I know its possible cause I have seen other profiles do it?

Also how do I hide all my timeline stuff. I have seen other peoples profiles timeline totally locked down so as another user you can see nothing. I have checked all the boxes to only friends but this still happens. Basically the most important question I have is the one I first stated about taking it off facebook search engine.

Reason is because I want to keep just my very close friends and family on my profile. I have other friends who will want to search for me and add me and I do not want to tell them I do not want to add them so instead I just want to tell them I do not use facebook. I know its lieing but I just don't want to hurt anyone's feelings

Thanks


#2 vetCalum

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 22:40

Thread cleaned. Please don't reply to this thread if you're going to troll instead of being helpful.

#3 #Michael

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:51

There are 3 things you need to do under privacy settings:

Under how you connect:
1. Who can look up your timeline by name: set to 'friends of friends'
2. who can send you friend requests: set to 'friends of friends'

Under ads, apps, and websites:
1. public search: uncheck 'enable public search'

#4 Head of Tech Geek and More

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:58

The following guide is from Facecrooks. Its the most complete guide to locking down Facebook I've seen.

http://facecrooks.co...d-security.html

#5 OP nukenorman

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:42

There are 3 things you need to do under privacy settings:

Under how you connect:
1. Who can look up your timeline by name: set to 'friends of friends'
2. who can send you friend requests: set to 'friends of friends'

Under ads, apps, and websites:
1. public search: uncheck 'enable public search'



Thanks but I did that and it still shows up on facebook search if logged in a test account that I used to search for myself.

#6 HawkMan

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:14

It's a social network, you can't hide from their search, it would be counter intuitive. Just create a group that isn't allowed to see anything you post or do and lump all your unwanted friends in that. Though I think Facebook is the wrong site/network for your purpose, maybe a personal private website is more suited.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 00:24

It's a social network, you can't hide from their search, it would be counter intuitive. Just create a group that isn't allowed to see anything you post or do and lump all your unwanted friends in that. Though I think Facebook is the wrong site/network for your purpose, maybe a personal private website is more suited.


I know it is possible to hide it from there search. My ex girlfriend did it. She did not block me but we do not talk anymore. She was able to hide hers from the public search.

Yea but facebook is the only real social networking site that everyone is on so do not really have a choice.

#8 HawkMan

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:16

S then use groups. And your ex-GF probably removed you as a friend and put you on do not ask anymore. There is no hide from everyone outside of disabling your profile. It'd be like having your name in the phone ok, but not searchable so people can't actually find you.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 00:29

S then use groups. And your ex-GF probably removed you as a friend and put you on do not ask anymore. There is no hide from everyone outside of disabling your profile. It'd be like having your name in the phone ok, but not searchable so people can't actually find you.


Appreciate your imput however this is not the case. I have a 2nd facebook account with a fake name that I used to test this out and even on that facebook account I can still not search for this person by the name.

I ask this cause I have some friends I want to have on my facebook and some I do not wish to have but if they see me on facebook they will have hurt feelings.

#10 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 14:45

Appreciate your imput however this is not the case. I have a 2nd facebook account with a fake name that I used to test this out and even on that facebook account I can still not search for this person by the name.

I ask this cause I have some friends I want to have on my facebook and some I do not wish to have but if they see me on facebook they will have hurt feelings.


I've seen people do this though no idea how, but it is possible not to appear on FB search engine.

#11 Anibal P

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 16:01

I've seen people do this though no idea how, but it is possible not to appear on FB search engine.


Do minors show on the FB search? Or something along those lines where you use one false bit of info and it does the trick.

#12 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:49

Do minors show on the FB search? Or something along those lines where you use one false bit of info and it does the trick.


In all honesty, I don't know, I just know, because i've seen several friends disappear from other friends list :s

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:32

Im afraid some people are correct, this cannot be done.

The only way is to block the person. Having said that, if you profile is completely locked down, the only thing they can see is your profile picture and cover picture (which Facebook should also not allow to be shown if you wish)

#14 Chetan Saini

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:18

Dude facebook just only tell you that your are private but reality you visible to everyone . Let me explain Whenever you change your photo privacy setting to only me .. just copy the url before that and logout from your account paste that in url and see what happens ....... Detailed explanation is on http://www.wrangle.i...books-photo-pri about how we virtually delete photo .

#15 HawkMan

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:33

only applies to photos and still require you to have the url of the photo or another private photo on the account(though this hole was closed I think)