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Visit from a Deleted Neighbor

this happened to me for the first time today, I saw a name and thought "I'm sure I got rid of him".

It's very common though, going off the posts you see on this forum. Some people get completely random names pop up in their town!

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  • NeoSEC28
    39616 posts
    edited April 2014
    juliet603 wrote:
    It's very common though, going off the posts you see on this forum. Some people get completely random names pop up in their town!

    I miss seeing "Frink" appearing in my town :P
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  • maximbarne126
    3911 posts Member
    edited April 2014
    Never happened to me! :-D
  • NeoSEC28
    39616 posts
    edited April 2014
    Never happened to me! :-D

    Never say never ;)
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  • jofre_nash
    1171 posts Member
    edited April 2014
    Something similar happened to me today. I don't have many neighbors so I have an idea of who is in my list. Today this notification came up:

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    Not in my neighbor's list, and more strange was when I entered my town and saw the three shaking hands, after I tapped them the name Frink popped up instead:

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    Really weird indeed.

  • LeuchtbojeConny
    544 posts
    edited April 2014
    My town was visited by a neighbor that I deleted for inaction over a month ago. Does this happen often? How does it happen? I'm assuming it's an Origin bug.

    Are you sure that you deleted them? If you only made them invisible they can still visit.
    On android devices the in game deletion of friends does not work: you have to delete them in origin.
  • NeoSEC28
    39616 posts
    edited April 2014
    jofre_nash wrote:
    Not in my neighbor's list, and more strange was when I entered my town and saw the three shaking hands, after I tapped them the name Frink popped up instead:

    2e0scyf.jpg

    Really weird indeed.

    I havent seen "Frink" Appear in my town for ages now, it a small glitch but i always like to this it our "other Springfield" taking the time to visit us ;)
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  • EldarOfSuburbia
    307 posts
    edited April 2014
    My town was visited by a neighbor that I deleted for inaction over a month ago. Does this happen often? How does it happen? I'm assuming it's an Origin bug.

    Are you sure that you deleted them? If you only made them invisible they can still visit.
    On android devices the in game deletion of friends does not work: you have to delete them in origin.

    I have a number of 'hidden' neighbors, whose towns don't show up but they can visit me. This one, I know I actually deleted, because they went inactive for over a month, and they were hidden first. Deleting them as neighbors should prevent them from visiting you. It certainly should not delete them as friends from Origin though.
  • gidgetteandivory
    120 posts
    edited April 2014
    My town was visited by a neighbor that I deleted for inaction over a month ago. Does this happen often? How does it happen? I'm assuming it's an Origin bug.

    Are you sure that you deleted them? If you only made them invisible they can still visit.
    On android devices the in game deletion of friends does not work: you have to delete them in origin.

    Ummmm... Yes it does. I deleted two inactive neighbors yesterday. And no, I didn't just hide them. Because I added two new neighbors at the vsame time. Nexus 7 2012 if that matters (ie a tablet not a phone) running KitKat.
  • NeoSEC28
    39616 posts
    edited April 2014
    How long is it between deleting these neighbours and seeing them appear in your games?

    I'm just wondering whether it may be a server issue in terms of updating from you guys deleting the person from your game. (just an idea)
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  • Tara1qt
    406 posts Member
    edited April 2014
    I had "Frink" visit me a few times however I have been getting notifications through out the day for well over a week now alerting me that so&so has visited my town. Problem is, I don't know these people, never heard of them and are most definitely not friends of mine. To make it more interesting, when I go through and visit all my friends roughly 10 minutes after visiting everyone I will get a notification that I have visited my own town.. Its led me to believe that something has gotten mixed up and I get my notifications along with someone else's notifications.

    Strange indeed!
  • NeoSEC28
    39616 posts
    edited April 2014
    This all could be to do with the log in issue with the game and a fix that is being experimented with....maybe!
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  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited April 2014
    My town was visited by a neighbor that I deleted for inaction over a month ago. Does this happen often? How does it happen? I'm assuming it's an Origin bug.

    Are you sure that you deleted them? If you only made them invisible they can still visit.
    On android devices the in game deletion of friends does not work: you have to delete them in origin.

    I have a number of 'hidden' neighbors, whose towns don't show up but they can visit me. This one, I know I actually deleted, because they went inactive for over a month, and they were hidden first. Deleting them as neighbors should prevent them from visiting you. It certainly should not delete them as friends from Origin though.
    The way to delete neighbors is to unfriend them on origin, though.
    Also, it totally works on android devices, and has for a few months now. There wasn't an option for awhile, but that got fixed.
  • brewdog79
    468 posts
    edited April 2014
    I've had that happen a few times. After I've deleted someone for being a lousy neighbour, their name sometimes still appears for a couple days when I click on certain buildings.

    Add it to the laundry list of glitches in this game.
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