Monday, December 16, 2013

A peek into my 'other messages' folder

Greetings!

I'm sure most of you are familiar with Facebook. If you've ever used it in your life, you'll know all about sending and receiving private messages on it. And if you've spent enough time in your messages folder, you'll know about the strange, shady and embarrassing area that no one voluntarily treads upon:

The 'OTHER MESSAGES'.

Surprisingly, not many people are aware of this particular phenomenon. I myself didn't discover this nifty little mini-horror section of Facebook till around last year. The other messages folder is basically the thing you see here:

That's a screenshot of my inbox with the arrow pointing to how you can get into your 'other messages' section.

I honestly wish I had never come across this monstrosity.

I remember the day it happened. I was browsing Facebook through my phone, looking for an old message a friend had sent me. Instead of 'older messages' I accidentally hit 'other messages'. I had previously never even taken that link's existence into consideration. I thought it was just an extension of older messages. Little did I know of the terrible things it contained...

I clicked the link. Suddenly, the number of unread messages I had were 56. FIFTY SIX? I had never had so many unread messages in my life. I was thoroughly confused. Imagine how my confusion increased when I saw this message at the very top:


All I could think of was, 'what the hell is this shit?' As I scrolled further and read the utter ridiculousness in there, it dawned upon me that I was not in the 'older messages' section - rather, this alien place was called 'other' and had some extremely disturbing content that I hadn't come across in the longest time. Here are some gems I have salvaged from that pit of evil:




 
I kind of feel sorry for this guy.






This stuff is even scarier than your average neighborhood murder. In fact, I think there was a horror movie based on this bundle of eyesores:

I'M SORRY I JUST HAD TO DO IT OKAY

Depending on your privacy settings, messages that go into your 'other' folder are usually those which are sent to you by people whom you don't have any mutual friends with. Anyone inboxing you with a mutual friend will probably have their message turn up on your inbox, just like regular messages from your friends do. So this means practically everyone whose message is in your 'other folder' is probably a huge-ass creep with a stalking tendency.

I have never responded to a single other message in my life, and I never plan to. That stuff definitely defines the term 'the scum of Facebook' pretty well. But regardless of the trauma it brings, it also gives you a truckload of entertainment. After the initial shock wore off, I was in tears of laughter!

So guys and girls, if you haven't already, please do check your other messages folder and see the kind of (unwanted) attention being bestowed on you! Make sure you let me know about whatever dirt you have in there. I've heard plenty stories that are way more creepier (and hilarious) than mine, so I'm looking forward to hearing about whatever you've been receiving.

Before I say farewell, here's my personal favorite:


Everything about this perfectly sums up the entire essence of the 'other messages' folder. Also, this particular gem was sent to four people I know... Including my own mother.

TaK3 cArE gUyzz... :o)

29 comments:

Martin Alexander said...

Factually, I wanna friendship with you!!

Laila N Mysis said...

*cringe* When people try too hard.
...
Or maybe when they're just plain creepy. But yeah, it's funny too ^_^

[Un]fortunately, I don't have facebook, so I can't share mine. But I really did appreciate yours, fastidious and fussy as I am ;D

the other side of me said...

OMG...I just checked my other folder..
69 messages!!!!

Bakemono Imo said...

You are evil! Did it ever occur to you that these people put their heart and soul into these messages?

I mean, look at Ali Mukhtiar Chachar. He tried to speak to you in Chinese, because he thought you were Chinese!

And all these people gave you compliments!

Nonsense aside, I'm honestly jealous of the attention you get. My others folder has a password reset message and the following picture by some guy I don't know. (it's SFW)

http://bit.ly/19sYmwH

Sadia Malik said...

haha the utilization of "the others" movie poster was epic!
unfortunately i also have shit loads of such msgs in my "others" folder, of which some are PG rated... *sigh* :(

Zee Zoo said...

I also came across this monstrosity, a couple of months ago and you would not believe the kind of messages i've received. My personal fav is this one:
"y so quiet shonay. Tell me shadi karo ge i am serious parents tryin too hard to find 1 fer me"

The Me. said...

I think I have a winner.

behold!

Message:

I'm a student, i think so its adequate for you.
Straight forward, no stereotypical questions, i m in search of a non stereotypical non clichetic girl, a girl free from these twines of feminism, a radical girl, a girl destitute of feminist strands and strings, if one has a motive, then distance is nothing.

What scathe sm1 can inflict to u, when they come across u if u r sapience oriented person, irrespective of gender biased, wounded spell, mental drain so on...

I do accept k every now and then you are gonna find chauvinists in this society, so coz of this very fact, every girl has grown into a feminist, ab social abuses are not in my control, tou cant do something to undo them, I'm playing my part, I'm a propagator of equality, so will I be ever..... and somehow, your reservations are justified, it s not what we make ourselves to be, instead it is our society that brings out of us what it wants to be, exceptions are always there, anyways, it is your choice.... Make your CHOICE!!!!!
FORTUNA ESTA llamando A SU PUERTA!! TIK! TIK! TIK! hasta ti.

Maryam A. said...

LOL omg!! This tab is literally the creepiest yet funniest thing everrr

SHaiTaaN said...

Good one ... crazy ppl do exists.

drmdd said...

Ching pong chung
:P
Hahahahah as always, such an enjoyable post :)

quartertoinsane said...

That other messages folder works differently for guys I think

Faixoo said...

Damn man! too many stalker :P

BH said...

Loved the movie reference! :D

Kamilkshake said...

I HAVE NO IDEA with this too!! And Thanks I read your blog timely.. because a friend just messaged me.. and she's not my friend on facebook..and I have no idea how I will add her because she doesn't have a ADD FRIEND button!

And hey.. I'll be sharing this post.. just want to let you know...

The LILPINK said...

Salam sis.. it's been a while. how are you? :)

ohhhh.. the miraculous OTHER MESSAGES tab. hahah. i had my fair share of it too. urgh. i really dont like creepy men messaging me.

you're just too pretty that is. :)

http://www.lilpink.info

dontsaymaybe said...

Oh wow. :O I deactivated my Facebook so I'm spared from the creepiness!

Mridul Verma said...

My other messages section just contains hundreds of messages from the pages I follow. Not even one screenshot worthy message there. Sad life is sad.

Nas said...

Hello! I'm on facebook too now! :D (about a gazillion years later). How do I find you?

Furree Katt said...

LOL, you guys! Thanks for reading and commenting on this post :) The other messages are indeed a hilarious and creepy place to be.

Katherine said...

I didn't know the "other messages" folder, too, until I read your post. And I was surprised to see 45 messages--some are from FB groups while the others are just from pathetic people. Haha.

PurpleMist. said...

LOL, I got the same message (the last one) from Shahrukh Arman

CRD said...

Hahahahahah

As soon as I finish commenting on this, I'm gonna check this 'others' inbox.

However, being a guy, I'm mentally prepared to see 'zero' messages :P

Cheers
CRD

CRD said...

Haha! Surprise Surprise!!! I do have others' messages. 15 of them (thats good enough for a guy)...and 4 of em really shady :P

Jamal Aezaz said...

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Anas Saleem said...

lol loved the screens, forward some of them to arsalan im sure he can make something out of them.

Lyndsey Evenstar said...

Oh my gosh, this is hilarious. AND SO TRUE. Welcome to the creeps of the internet.

I'd forgotten how much I loved your blog posts, you need to post again! We miss your humor.

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