(Closed) Facebook rant

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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4441 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@howtobeawife:  I have no idea, I don’t use those different lists.  But I’ve also noticed there’s some people’s walls I cannot comment on.  Not that I ever would…. LOL

Post # 4
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2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

yeah, i totally agree. one of my cousins had me on a very restricted profile, so i just defriended her. if someone does that to me, i see no reason to keep them as a friend.

i think some people make changes to their privacy without realizing how extreme it is for people viewing their profile. i have one friend who didn’t even realize he had changed his wall so that NO ONE could write on it. i thought he had just done it to me. since we are good friends IRL i just asked him about it, but i don’t do that with other people.

Post # 5
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1548 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@howtobeawife:  She may have just changed her setting so no one can write on her wall or comment on her status. Many people do this when they are looking for a job or something. She probably didn’t do it to single you out. 

Post # 8
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2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@howtobeawife:   i do the same thing with unsubscribing! i personally would defriend her to make myself feel more empowered (lol), but i do have a problem with burning bridges so good for you for thinking twice. 😉

Post # 9
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3050 posts
Sugar bee

@howtobeawife:  maybe it was an intentionally exclusionary act?? perhaps she just opened it to close friends and instead of directly taking away your permission, she gave it only to some.

i use friend lists, but i’m pretty private. i have coworkers, my mom & her friends, and old hs friends that i don’t want to share everything with.

Post # 10
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36 posts
Newbee

@howtobeawife: I would defriend her! What is the point on even being friend if you can not be in contact? I had this girl defriend me 2 times. The first time I asked to be her “friend” again. She accepted, then she defriended me a week later. I was upset because we had friends in commom and using Facebook was easier to coordinate going to the movies, getting a bite, etc. But after a while I just thought: It is ok. You don’t want to be my friend on FAcebook I don’t want to be your friend in real life. Surprisinly just yesterday I got an invitation from her to be friends on Facebook! Needless to say I ignored!

Post # 11
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11352 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m not sure I even understand how the new fb settings work.  There is a particular person who recently friended me who has been extremely sweet and nice to me in our direct interactions but who is always posting statuses with content that I consider to be obscene (lots of F-bombs, off-color humor, etc.) I recently selected “hide from newsfeed,” because I don’t want to unfriend her. I just do not wish see the types of things she is always posting.

I definitely don’t want to offend her or keep her from being able to write on my wall or send me messages. Will she be able to tell that I’ve hidden her general posts from my newsfeed?

Post # 12
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2759 posts
Sugar bee

*shrug* I find the lists handy because I have everything from a couple of young cousins/siblings and older grandparents to college friends and my landlord as friends. I use the lists to prevent anyone from seeing something I don’t want them to, and it gives me the freedom to still use facebook as an outlet or share things with my friends without worrying, “OMG did grandma see that?”

Post # 13
Member
2759 posts
Sugar bee

@Brielle:  No, nobody knows what your settings are except you. Anyone you hide won’t know unless you tell them.

Post # 16
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11234 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Brielle:  No, she’ll never know unless you tell her. I have a few people like this on my list. Mostly people I knew in high school who either spend all day complaining about their shitty lives, or this one really nice guy who only posts very religious and pro-life stuff. We’ve had a rational discussion about it before, and we don’t see eye to eye, but I didn’t want to read his posts like that anymore. I think you can now hide certain things from people, which I’m going to have to do with another friend. She’s a sweetheart, and I want to keep up with her ACTUAL updates, but she shares a lot of really inappropriate photos/sex jokes that I just don’t want to see. I wish she’d just get laid already so all of her pent up whatever stops and she stops posting that stuff.

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