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  1. laithal's Avatar
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    Okay, so what's the deal with syncing every single Facebook contact and not being able to remove any one of them without removing all of them?

    Does anyone have any solutions to this problem? (And it is a problem when there are 500+ people you don't care to ever contact.)
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    I suggested that a while ago, that you should atleast be able to import certain groups instead of all the contacts. Or how about havíng a group named Pre that you could edit and import.

    Seems crazy if its not even possible to delete the unwanted ones.
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    I believe palm has it on their list to improve connection so that you have more control over it. Obviously they didn't expect people to have 100s of people they barely knows if at all and never contact. I've heard some of these people referred to as friend *****s. But anyways you can A) remove all or many of the people you don't care to ever communicate with from your friends list or B) create a contact entry named Idon'tCare or something like that and link all the ones you don't want to see to that entry. Note option 2 you may be able to locate them still by universal search and it show up as whatever you named the bulk entry.
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    You can also do what I did, and make a separate facebook account for your Pre. That worked well for me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneRyno View Post
    I believe palm has it on their list to improve connection so that you have more control over it. Obviously they didn't expect people to have 100s of people they barely knows if at all and never contact. I've heard some of these people referred to as friend *****s.
    Palm didn't expect a lot of things, but I have over 500 friends on facebook, all of whom I know personally. It isn't that unusual. Do I need them all in my contact list, especially considering not all of them post their phone # on facebook? Probably not. But I went ahead and sync'd up anyway, and it really isn't a big deal at all. Linking these people's profiles to other profiles, however, is another story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneRyno View Post
    I believe palm has it on their list to improve connection so that you have more control over it.
    Goodness I hope so... something simple like being able to choose which friend lists to sync would be great.... kinda similar to how you can choose which calendars to show if you have multiple Google calenders.

    And while they're at it, perhaps they can make it so gmail contacts only syncs "My Contacts" instead of "All Contacts" (or, even better, provide the ability to only sync certain groups... defaulting to "My Contacts").
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    Quote Originally Posted by StarDestroyer View Post
    Goodness I hope so... something simple like being able to choose which friend lists to sync would be great.... kinda similar to how you can choose which calendars to show if you have multiple Google calenders.

    And while they're at it, perhaps they can make it so gmail contacts only syncs "My Contacts" instead of "All Contacts" (or, even better, provide the ability to only sync certain groups... defaulting to "My Contacts").
    This is basically the general idea of what was discussed back at launch. I don't recall exact but I believe it wasn't long after that info came out that improvements would be made to allow excluding contacts so that we don't have contacts on the device we don't need to have on it. I was trying to drive at do all the 100s of people on facebook have to be in the friends list. I know people having 100s of people in their friends list isn't rare but it is not so common that of those many simply don't need to have all of them in their friends list. I personally have never met someone who has 100s of people in their friends list on facebook that socializes with every single one of them. I honestly can't imagine having the time to socialize with so many people. Perhaps I don't understand the level of interaction between the individual and the 100s of people in his/her list. Personally the only people in my friends list are people whom I am close to. Casual acquaintances, that is people I hardly know and relationships are only surface (for example just some guy I play an online game with), those people aren't in my friends list. Perhaps I'm an uncommon case and selectively considering who is considered a friend is a lost ideal in the sea of the vastness of the digital age.
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    I swapped out my phone about 2 weeks ago. AND WILL NOT ALLOW my phone to add facebooks contacts.
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    Anyone who plays social games on FB can easily have hundreds of friends that are required for certain aspects of the game but that they have no interest in socialising with from a smartphone.
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    I don't understand...

    If you don't want to sync with your Facebook contacts, why tell the Pre to sync with your Facebook account?

    I found that anyone I cared to contact outside of Facebook that I had his or her info already, so anything Facebook provided was redundant. Or more often, outdated as people don't seem to be diligent about updating contact info (People 4 or 5 years out of college still listing a non-function college e-mail addy on Facebook).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teso Dos Bichos View Post
    Anyone who plays social games on FB can easily have hundreds of friends that are required for certain aspects of the game but that they have no interest in socialising with from a smartphone.
    I may have forgot to mention that this would be a notable exception. I personally haven't played any facebook games that required me to add other people to my friends list I don't know. In fact I probably wouldn't play any games that required me to do so. I have only played one game so far and I could use the friends I currently had to play it. But I got bored quickly of it because it required far too much micro management and far too much time to wait when you weren't participating in the part of the game that required micro management.

    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Mo View Post
    I don't understand...

    If you don't want to sync with your Facebook contacts, why tell the Pre to sync with your Facebook account?

    I found that anyone I cared to contact outside of Facebook that I had his or her info already, so anything Facebook provided was redundant. Or more often, outdated as people don't seem to be diligent about updating contact info (People 4 or 5 years out of college still listing a non-function college e-mail addy on Facebook).
    It's not so much the want or not want it is the want for some of them and not want for others. Obviously there are many people who thought just like palm did that people wouldn't have a bunch of people in their friends list that they wouldn't want them on their device. And probably just as many people who fit the opposite of what was thought. So it totally makes sense to allow users to customize what contacts end up on the device. I still may not totally understand the people who use facebook friends list in the ways exampled as why the customization is needed but can sympathize with the reason for wanting it. I also agree not everyone keeps their profile up to date so it is probably a good idea to keep redundant data. I only use facebook for supplemental data. I still keep primary data in another account especially for those I socialize with the most.
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    I would be interested in a filtered Facebook sync.
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    I am one of hopefully MILLIONS of Verizon users who are waiting (impatiently) for the release of the Verizon Pre. My question on this topic is this:

    If I do the Facebook sync, as well as the sync to add my contacts from my Palm Desktop, will the duplicate entries on both lists be combined, or duplicated? Will John Doe have two entries, one entry, one entry with same info listed more than once, etc.

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhfloyd View Post
    I am one of hopefully MILLIONS of Verizon users who are waiting (impatiently) for the release of the Verizon Pre. My question on this topic is this:

    If I do the Facebook sync, as well as the sync to add my contacts from my Palm Desktop, will the duplicate entries on both lists be combined, or duplicated? Will John Doe have two entries, one entry, one entry with same info listed more than once, etc.

    Thanks.
    If their names match the pre will link both account to one listing in your contact list. For all purposes they are still two seperate contacts, that have just been merged under one heading. You can choose which account is the default account for use of caller ID pictures. If their names don't match exactly you can link them manually.
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    When I got my Pre I went through my FB friends and just un-friended those i did not really know. FB does not directly notify them that you removed them from your friends, you just disappear from their friend's list. Since palm fixed the sprint navi so it shows addresses from google contacts, I've completely migrated all contact info to google + backup & sync on mac contacts. The FB is nice for having their current photo on the Pre.
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    I'm one of the few that believes more information is better. I have lots of people in FB contacts that I don't ever plan on calling. But so what? Maybe I need to call them some day?

    I think the real issue is how you access your contacts on your Pre. Yeah, if you're trying to scroll through your contacts list to find one in particular, good luck even with 100 contacts. The way to access contacts on the Pre is to use universal search or search within contacts. A few keystrokes will narrow it down considerably. You probably won't be bothered by extraneous contacts if you just learn to use search.

    I also wanted to mention that the Synergy does some pretty sophisticated things with matching duplicates. The names do not have to be exact. Synergy accidentally linked a husband and wife for me because they had the same home phone. Same email address will also get them to link. It's not perfect, but it's really pretty good, and I've spent very little time linking duplicates, or unlinking contacts. It's also very easy to link/unlink contacts.
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