Chillax. You can go back later and change the status of the post so that only friends or people on a particular list can see them. Just select that post on your wall, go to the drop down menu in the upper right corner of that post, and choose who gets to see it. Your post will magically disappear from the News Feeds of your Public subscribers. If they’ve made comments on your post, you can delete them by clicking the X in the top right corner of each one.
I’m tired of all these strangers commenting on my posts. How do I tell them to shut the hell up?
Go to your new Subscribers page (which will appear right below Subscriptions on your profile) and then click Edit Settings in the upper right hand corner of the page. You can then decide whether to continue to allow Subscribers and whether they can comment. Again, though, you’ll have to manually delete any comments they’ve made in the meantime.
That creepy guy from my last job whose friend requests I keep ignoring just subscribed to me. How do I ditch this loser?
You’ll have to block him. Start by clicking on his profile. In the top right corner of his page, next to the Message button, there’s a settings button with a drop-down arrow; click the arrow and select Report / Block this person. In the following dialog box, check the box next to Block their name, and then click Continue.
When this person tries to access your Facebook profile, he will get an error message telling him “This content is currently unavailable.” Which is still a lot easier than unlisting your phone number or moving without leaving a forwarding address.
Also note: If you de-friend someone, they are still subscribed to your posts, though they can only see the stuff you’ve marked Public. You’ll have to block them to get rid of them for good.
OK, I’m no longer mad at that person and want to be friends again. What do I do?
If you have a change of heart, you can always unblock him by going to your Account menu, selecting the Privacy Settings, and then Blocked People and Apps. Click the Manage Blocking link; find their name under the Block users section and click Unblock. Which is still a lot easier than having to apologize for being such a sorehead and then buying them lunch.
How can Facebook tell if a post is "Important" or how a "Status Update" differs from a "Life Event"?
Beats the hell out of me. What, do I look like Mark Zuckerberg? But maybe one of my Facebook-employed readers can answer that one. Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?