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Old 08-11-2008, 08:20 PM   #21
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Default Re: strangers asking me to be friends.

You could always teach your daughter how to decline the friends request, and explain that you don't want her using it. And if you let her use it, just explain that just because she may send a gift to someone, doesn't mean that they will return the favor.
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:26 PM   #22
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Default Re: strangers asking me to be friends.

There are 2 possible reasons that you are getting friend requests:

1 - My Page. You can turn off the Add To Friends by Going into Preferences on the My Page home.

2 - Your username is shown under your WI name - you can change that by going to "Quick Links" and then "Edit Your Details"

Overall, if you do not want people to be friend's with your account just block them. I
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:26 PM   #23
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Default Re: strangers asking me to be friends.

I'd say 95% of my daughters Webkinz friends were random people who asked (or they asked them) to be friends. Some they see all the time, most are never on.
I would not worry about it. Webkinz world is very safe.

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Old 08-11-2008, 08:33 PM   #24
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Default Re: strangers asking me to be friends.

No real personal information can be shared on Webkinz World. Don't worry about it. There is no danger involved here. People probably got your name from WI. Just block them on WW if you feel uncomfortable for your daughter.
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Old 08-11-2008, 09:13 PM   #25
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Default Re: strangers asking me to be friends.

it's because of the new my page function on WW. nothing to be worried about. webkinz is perfectly safe :]
Old 08-11-2008, 09:44 PM   #26
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Default Re: strangers asking me to be friends.

Everyone else already covered it. Webkinz doesn't share any of your personal information with people on your WW friends list. You don't really have anything to worry about. But all the same, if it makes you uncomfortable, just delete/block/decline the people.

And you might consider removing your WW ID from you WebkinzInsider profile. Click on Edit Details under QuickLinks at the top of the page. Then where it has the little WW icon, delete your username.

Also consider setting your "my page" to only allow people already on your phone to see your page. To access your My Page, look under "me and my pets" on the "Things to Do" navigation menu on WW.


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Old 08-11-2008, 09:45 PM   #27
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Default Re: strangers asking me to be friends.

people want to be friendly. its no problem. its just like WI-- i will become friends with a stranger becuz i want to get to know them
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Old 08-11-2008, 10:04 PM   #28
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Default Re: strangers asking me to be friends.

It's from your mypage, a feature new to WW that allows other members to see your favorite game, your pets, high scores and favorite foods. They probablly just want as many friends as possible. I clicked ok for one of them and they sent me some food. i was like okay, thanks?
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Old 08-12-2008, 03:26 AM   #29
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Default Re: strangers asking me to be friends.

Some of my friends have had problems with accepting friends requests, and then getting their accounts hacked into. I'm sure 99 out of 100 requests are fine, but it's the 1 that gets you. I decline all invites unless I'm expecting it, cause I'm a paranoid believer in Murphy's Law. I've spent money and time getting webkinz and trading for items to allow my account to get messed up ...

But this is just me ...
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