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  • WolfyDiesel
    134 posts
    edited March 2014
    I have the opposite problem. I feel like visiting overly active players has too many spoilers (i.e., someone got Stampy before I did and now I miss out on the surprise of what Stampy looks like.)
  • frogger53
    686 posts Member
    edited March 2014
    There are too many variables to consider when judging your neighboreenos. This game has developed a lot of technical issues, like crashing or not being able to log in, to name a few. One of my neighbors had his friends list dumped after the Valentine's Day update.. I had their main town and six feeder towns on my friends list. Only their main town disappeared from my list....the feeder towns were still there but inactive. I had to delete them. The only way I knew what happened was when I sent them a pm. You don't know the circumstances behind the inactivity, so you have to be a little tolerant.
  • halo_nothing
    483 posts Member
    edited March 2014
    I haven't deleted inactive players prior to this update. I did a recent purge of anyone inactive and requested new daily players in an attempt to maximize my daily FPs. I have many requests sitting in a pending state so if I visit someone's town and if there's nothing to tap (regardless of last sign in) I bump them out in favor of someone more likely to have daily tappables.
  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited March 2014
    I have the opposite problem. I feel like visiting overly active players has too many spoilers (i.e., someone got Stampy before I did and now I miss out on the surprise of what Stampy looks like.)
    ?????

    We all know what Stampy looks like already because he's from the show.
  • nascarchamp0
    1017 posts Member
    edited March 2014
    I agree with Frogger53!

    I keep a pretty tight schedule for visiting neighbours. Very early in the morning, and with the advantages to spray painting, I was running out of the time I had to look for the cans. Here's what I did. Opened all 3 towns at once, tapped 1 thing, and moved on. That way I could go back when I had more time to look around for the cans or wait till people had at least had a chance to clean up from the night before. Worked great sometimes, others I found myself on the short end of the stick, since there was nothing to tap. Their fault? Nope, bad timing, try again tomorrow.

    Well I guess that some must have thought that I was doing the visit till you reach 1 FP/ action stage and deleted me. A few others thought putting a zero in front of their name would gain them something. Nope, you got deleted.

    With all the weird things that have been happening over the last few weeks with peoples towns, please be patient. If you haven't experienced any of these things, count your lucky stars. I'm am experiencing friends list completely disappearing, friend names changing to what appears to be their real name and back to screen name the next day.

    As we speak, I cannot log into any of my towns and therefore haven't visited you. As for those few of you who haven't had anything to tap over the last few days and have been regular visitors in the past, I will not remove you and hope that whatever problems you may be having get themselves worked quickly.
  • xamovo
    296 posts Member
    edited March 2014
    I don't usually feel bad about deleting people. It's real easy to make new friends. I do hesitate more with friends I've had for a while. I have one friend who was really good Halloween-Valentine's, but hasn't had anything to tap for a few days. People take vacations, drop their device and break it, have connectivity issues, have real lives, so if they've been a good friend overall and it's not been too terribly long, I keep them. What's 3 FP for giving someone who is good most of the time? So that user gets to stay for a while longer.

    If I get a random friend request and that person is obviously inactive quickly, they get booted, regardless of what their last login says.

    I didn't delete farmers before just for farming's sake, but I did try to get rid of the ones who crashed my game all the time or the landing zone dumped me in the middle of their farm.

    I try not to delete people for not visiting me, but during Christmas, some of them got booted too.
  • drosax1
    4860 posts New member
    edited March 2014
    neuroheart wrote:
    I have the opposite problem. I feel like visiting overly active players has too many spoilers (i.e., someone got Stampy before I did and now I miss out on the surprise of what Stampy looks like.)
    ?????

    We all know what Stampy looks like already because he's from the show.

    And he's in the character collections which he definitely had to have seen if he has Snowball II as they are in the same category
  • Leenan777
    128 posts Member
    edited March 2014
    I play several times a day. I will probably get rid of some neighbors that have not played for 1+ week or the ones that don't have any buildings to tap for more than a 2 or 3 days in a rwo. It's a waste of time to scroll their towns in search of something to tap.

    If you are a forum member that plays regularly and you want to be my neighbor send me a PM.

  • kdc13collier
    59 posts
    edited March 2014
    I think I dumped eleven non players, but I had that many new neighbors to add so it has worked great. The only problem, what if they are just on vacation? Bummer, what will happen to me when I go on vacation? This can come back and bite me lol!
  • wrkingrl509
    77 posts Member
    edited March 2014
    everyone here is nicer than me, if I cant tap anything and they are 1 day inactive or more they are gone. I usually get more request that I can handle for new neighbors so I usually always have somebody to replace them once i remove them.

    Yup, I'm with you. Sometimes I go days without finding something tap even if the player is active! I make mental notes of the names of people I have to skip and constantly try to re-visit. If I still can't tap the next day or two I delete 'em. I have 11 pending friend requests I keep trying to catch up on. I feel kind of bad, but it isn't hard to come by friends.

    Plus I'd rather have forum peeps anyways!
  • Holli537
    186 posts Member
    edited March 2014
    I delete people if I go into their town and don't have anything to tap on and they haven't logged in for over a day. I want daily players so I can earn points.
  • theslayer369
    2002 posts Member
    edited March 2014
    I've got rid of about 16 neighbours over the last few weeks mainly because they don't visit me. I did put a letter in front of my name to take me up the list but I soon went back to my original screen name after a week as it didn't feel right and it really was stupid thing to do someone did delete me for doing it -couldn't blame them. I visit daily and like my neighbours to do the same and it does seem better if you get neighbours from the forum. The only thing with me which may drive some of my neighbours nuts is that I can't always do the same time due to my work.
  • amytobler894
    79 posts Member
    edited March 2014
    I have about ten neighbor s that haven't been on in about 10 days. I think it's time to dump and reload. It gets frustrating when I'm on multiple times throughout the day.
  • DboiPlayr
    7 posts
    edited March 2014
    Is "hiding" a neighboeeno the same as deleting them? If not, how does one delete a friend? And I'm glad someone else mentioned etiquette - it bugs me when my friends visit and make no attempt to graffiti a building so that we both get Friend Points. I just had one friend visit and tap the building right next to Springfield Elementary, which was ungraffitied at the time. Thanks. (Note sarcasm.)
  • wthozzy1
    68 posts Member
    edited March 2014
    I give two weeks also for inactive neighbors myself ,as there are to many people looking that will help
  • rocketdog222
    78 posts
    edited March 2014
    I would give a month before friends points, but now if its been 2 days i delete.
    If the friend has been great in the past i keep them. With the friends points update
    I moved the graffiti buildings to my landing zone and love my friends that have done the same making my visits fast and easy
    Parts of my town look a mess right now though. :oops: I'm always looking to add forum members,
    You guys are the most fun!! :mrgreen:
  • rwvolture
    1259 posts Member
    edited March 2014
    I currently can't play due to IOS 7.1 so until EA issues a fix for the app I'm inactive in all 3 of my towns
  • adidas4fun68
    939 posts Member
    edited March 2014
    My friends I dont delete without their knowledge.

    As for all the strangers I'm down to 48hours, and its lightened my visiting load nicely. I'm not even bothering to replace them.
  • quirkylogic
    59 posts
    edited March 2014
    I had NO CHOICE but to do a HUGE purge too! So I have quite a few friend slots open..

    So I feel you entirely.. But the WEIRDEST part is.. A lot of the people who I had to drop due to inactivity.. Had ALL the premium Items.. Is there a memo I missed some where? lol
  • slacker001
    97 posts Member
    edited March 2014
    I had a little system going that made it easy for me to decide when it was time to delete someone. If I went to their town and they had nothing to tap, I would check to see when they last played. If it was 2 days, I hid them. I would then go back daily and check it again. When they got to 5 days, I would delete them and add the next one on my pending list. I've quit doing that now. They still get hid at 2 days, but with people having the iPhone 4 issue, and others having their towns messed with, I'm not going to delete someone without knowing what's going on with them. I figure just wait until the issues get fixed and then see what's going on. I know I wouldn't want someone deleting me over something that was out of my hands.

    As for getting upset because someone tapped a building that was beside one that could be graffitied, that could easily have happened by accident. I've been experiencing huge lags in a lot of the towns I go into and it causes me to tap on things when I'm actually trying to scroll around. I only seem to get the lag when there are a lot of characters exiting one building. But it still makes me feel like crap when I end up tapping the Simpsons house when I could have spray painted the school :?
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