My Buddy List is too Long

When I first got my PS3, a bunch of people sent me invites because they saw my name online somewhere, probably right here. I thought the whole concept was pretty cool, so I accepted invitations all over the place. But now I have a huge buddy list full of a bunch of people I don’t know and don’t play games with. I keep getting messages that so-and-so is online and you know what? I don’t care!

I was thinking of trimming down the list to just the people I know or correspond with, but am having second thoughts. Would that be rude? It might be disconcerting to be forcibly removed from someone’s buddy list. I don’t want to tick anybody off, I just want to clean up my list.

What do you guys think?

Written by: Blackstaffer - News Contributor

  1. #1 by Gary on February 26th, 2007 [ 1780 Points ]

    Just delete (if that’s how it works) anyone who a) you don’t know or b) you’ve never played.

    They aren’t really your ‘buddies’, either online or offline so they shouldn’t be on the list. 8)

  2. #2 by yodaddy on February 26th, 2007

    I’ll miss you ! you are 1 of 3 on my list I know I have not responded in awhile but I/m still here !

  3. #3 by Henning on February 26th, 2007 [ 0 Points ]

    Well, I wasn’t thinking of removing readers that I recognize. Just those people whose names I see and I think “who is THAT?”.

  4. #4 by PSN ID# Lifendz on February 26th, 2007

    Wouldn’t be rude at all. Why not trim it down to people you actually know?

  5. #5 by Phaethon360 on February 26th, 2007

    I only have 3 friends on my PSN list. I had about 40 on my XBL friendslist, which I’ve since trimmed to only 20. Its not rude at all.

  6. #6 by Marcelo on February 26th, 2007

    Hahaha.. the other day I was thinking exactly the same. There are people that I never heard of in my life, so probably I will be trimming my Buddy list as well.

  7. #7 by Tosh Hatch on February 26th, 2007 [ 1127 Points ]

    Would be nice if you could organize them into groups. For example PS3Blog Friends, Fall of man Friends, etc. One thing I really wish I could do is delete more than one message at once.

  8. #8 by Lyndon on February 26th, 2007

    I don’t think it is rude to remove names of people you never heard of before. I see no reason not to trim it down to just blog members and friends you have actually played.

  9. #9 by skootie on February 26th, 2007

    Totally understandable! While playing poorly programmed games such as Tony Hawks, every time someone logs in/out or you receive a message, the game stalls for about 10 seconds. This completely ruins any chance of landing tricks or completing that combo you’ve been working at for the past hour and a half. Not to mention it’s annoying as hell. So yeah, trim it down! 🙂

  10. #10 by Pc on February 26th, 2007

    I would do the same Henning….trim your list so that it’s not overly crowded with people you don’t know or never play games with. I did the same with my 360 buddy list 🙂 (i no longer have a 360 btw)

  11. #11 by Pc on February 26th, 2007

    Tosh Hatch, in your message lists, it is possible to delete all in-messages and out-messages all at once. I have done it before cuz i get sent alot of messages and also send alot. All you do is go to your message box, then select either sent or received, hit triangle, then delete.

  12. #12 by Chris PS3 lover on February 26th, 2007

    i actually was thinking of that the other day
    i only have a couple people on my list from my city
    and all others are ltitle kids i think

  13. #13 by Tosh Hatch on February 26th, 2007 [ 1127 Points ]

    PC – Thanks for the tip 🙂

  14. #14 by Jast3r Rogu3 on February 27th, 2007

    I never add anyone i dont know to my list its still pretty big around 30+ most of them are from the clan we made at this paticuliar PS3 forum which i wont mention beacuase as of now its troll-free and we started planing the clan for like two years alot of us have been keeping real close we have each other msn account’s ect. now alot of this guys are from Europe and they very disspasointed with the delay but oh well you gotta wait if you want the best also im in another clan thats from the official US PS forums and i have some guys from there also.

  15. #15 by Darth-Busby on February 27th, 2007 [ 490 Points ]

    just delete why worry if it’s people you dont speak to or play with?

  16. #16 by Henning on February 27th, 2007 [ 0 Points ]

    Well, that’s what I did last night. I went from 28 people in my list to 8.

  17. #17 by ehandlr on February 27th, 2007 [ 44602 Points ]

    Yea definetly go for it. I know I’m on your list but have never had a chance to play any games with you. I have probably a good 15+ friends on my list as well, many whom I don’t play any games with.

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