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When looking at my friends list in Diablo 3, I noticed that there are several accounts listed that have no name. All my friends are accounted for, so I don't think that's the cause.

My best guess at the moment is that they are the friends that I added during the beta, because I had to re-add them when the game released. If this is the cause for the phantom friends, how do I delete them?

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Note that the last 3 friends displayed are intentionally obscured, but the top three (freehand circled) are unedited. – Dave McClelland May 23 '12 at 2:37
I can barely make out a few names in the background of the minimap - are that their (misplaced) names? – Wieland May 23 '12 at 7:38
@WielandH. Those are actually from the mumble overlay. The people up there are the people I was in my mumble server with. That's actually a really good point of clarification, though, thanks! – Dave McClelland May 23 '12 at 11:33
You should be able to remove them like any other friend. Otherwise you might have to report the bug to Blizzard using the in-game tools. – Ramhound May 24 '12 at 11:28
I also played during the beta, and I have the same problem. I agree that its more likely the friends you added during the beta. – Lawton Jun 29 '12 at 19:57
up vote 1 down vote accepted

The bug has now been fixed, and my friends list is now free of fake friends.

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This is a software bug. It's likely that Blizzard is aware that it's happening, and at some point, they'll fix it, and it will stop happening.

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Of course it is a bug, but what workarounds exist? is there a official statement on this? – Resorath May 30 '12 at 19:30
I don't mean to be mean, but there is a workaround - ignore the blank entries. lists known issues, but this one was probably omitted because it's not a very important bug. – fcrick May 30 '12 at 19:44

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