Facebook Friend Etiquette

So you just joined Facebook and immediately people start requesting you as a friend. What should you do if you don’t know them? How about if they are an ex that you really don’t want to talk to anymore? While there are many takes on the strength of a Facebook relationship, I like to keep my relationships pure. If I don’t know the person, I won’t approve them as a friend. One person that I spoke with last night had a pretty smooth way of being polite while discretely removing them as a contact. The easy way to politely decline a person as a friend is to first approve their friend request and then remove them as a friend a week later. This way the individual sees that you have approved their friendship and then they don’t get a notification when you remove them. It is the perfect way to discretely remove a connection! Do you think this is wrong? What is your take on Facebook friend etiquette?