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Facebook Privacy Settings to Play Mafia Wars Safely

September 10, 2009

So you’re so hooked on Mafia Wars that you are considering adding total strangers as your friends so your Mafioso list can grow and make you stronger?

There were a couple of hacks around the web that used to work that would add a user to your Mafia without being your Facebook friend but, at least the ones I know don’t work anymore.

If you know one that does please leave a comment.

Fortunately Facebook’s privacy settings are pretty flexible and complete, so you can change your them on your Facebook account and disable updates to the Mafiosos you do not really know.

  1. When adding a Mafioso Friend for the first time click the add button, but select add to list and create you Mafia list. I called it “Mafia”
    Adding new Friends to a ListType “Mafia” in the “Create New List” box and press Enter.
  2. Now click “Settings” on the top right corner of your Facebook Menu bar, and select “Privacy Settings”

    Facebook Privacy Settings
    Click “Profile”.

  3. Select any of the options you would not like to share with your Mafia Wars friends and click “Customize”
    Customize Privacy Settings
  4. Add the “Mafia” list created in step 1 to “Except These People” In the Customization pop-up.
    Cutomized Facebook privacy, to exclude Mafia Wars
    After you click Ok, you should get something like this
    Do not show personal info to Mafia list
  5. Repeat for all the other settings and do not forget to change the settings on the “Contact Information” tab as well or you will be sharing your cell phone with strangers… not a good prospect!
  6. Click “Save Settings” on the bottom of the screen.

From → Mafia Wars, Security

  1. This is the greatest page ever!!!!!!!!! This is bout everything and everyone I have hated since creating my FB account.

  2. Thanks for the great article. Is this a wordpress site? I like that platform, really good.

  3. yes it is wordpress.

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