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The area in facebook you let people who added you as a friend remain because you neither want to confirm nor ignore them.
My boss added me as a friend on facebook but I have him in facebook purgatory because if I friend him he'll be up my ass and if I ignore him, he'll fire me.

Sheila's in facebook purgatory because I don't want to piss her off until after she gives me the $20 she owes me.
by sole sista February 09, 2010
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When the status of a friendship request is left without a response, neither accepted nor denied, therefore leaving the request in limbo between the two. Sometimes can work to avoid hard/awkward feelings from the requestor.
Yeah, im just gonna keep him in facebook purgatory until the end of time
by DubKing99 July 16, 2011
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When you receive a friend request that you do not want to accept nor deny so they just stay in your friend request notification tab.
My mom is trying to add me on Facebook but I'm just leaving her in Facebook purgatory.
by Mr.McGibbletts August 10, 2016
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