(Closed) Facebook faux pas

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
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  • Post # 17
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2000

    @mrswestcoast:  au contraire, pets are the only people worth friending on that stupid thing.

    Post # 18
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    @Dialysate:  Have you tried PM-ing her to get her to remove the comment? That is terrible!

    Post # 19
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    There are a ton of annoying Facebook posts, but the ones that drive me up a wall and ultimately make me just stop looking at Facebook for the moment are the, as you described it OP, “chain messages/photos that are urban legends/factually incorrect”. It FLOORS me how many of my friends are completely incapable of simply googling things to try to find out the truth. The one floating around my Facebook now is this fake Robin Williams Peace Plan chain where there’s a photo of him wearing a shirt written in Arabic (which is accurate) and then goes on about how we (the US) should shut our borders, deport people, and stop helping other countries. Here is the snopes article that explains why it’s fake and here is another article that explain the picture. And it’s hilarious because the chain has been kicking aroudn for TEN years!!

     

    The worst those stupid chain things have gotten involved me actually arguing in PERSON with someone. They started ranting to me around Christmas time about how Obama is now calling the White House Christmas tree a “holiday tree”. This was the thing floating around Facebook at the time. I said that’s completely false, the Obamas have said Christmas tree in speeches, it’s written on the White House’s website, etc. He got all huffy and I realized there’s no sense in saying this to him so I just shut my mouth.

     

    It all reminds me of that commercial where the girl says “you can’t put anything on the internet that isn’t true” and when asked where she heard that, she replies “the internet”. Then walks off with her “French model” date (some guy with a comb over and a fanny pack) she met on the internet. I swear Facebook makes people more stupid.

     

    Post # 20
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

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    @paula1248:  It’s not worth it, maturity wise she’s about 13…I did report it, but it’s still there.

    Post # 21
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    Sugar bee

    I clean up my friends list every year. I have around 120 friends but it could stand to be less! I am one of those annoying people who post up 100 pictures of her pet so I definitely done mind beingunfriended!

    Post # 22
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    @Dialysate:  I doubt reporting it would work, because it wouldn’t be against Facebook Terms of Service.

    I don’t see what harm a PM to her could do. Either she does what you request (which is a good outcome), or she ignores you (which is a neutral outcome). You are already assuming she’ll ignore you. You might as well try and get her to remove it. EDIT: Though I guess it’s possible that she’s such a cow that you’d spur her to write more. But since her comment seemed heartfelt, I think it was silly rather than malicious.

    Post # 23
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

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    @paula1248:  I would totally agree with you on 99% of people, but this girl is truly a cow. Mentally, she is not a mature adult. A couple of years ago, she threatened me with physical harm and harassed me via text message after I had an argument with a mutual friend of ours…and then added me back on Facebook a few months later to ask if she could have my drivers license as a fake id. She is about 5 feet tall and 100 lbs, fresh grad from beauty school working at supercuts, and continues to call herself “hard” and threatening to “kick peoples asses.” Asking her to remove it wouldn’t go over well, and it’s drama that I don’t need to deal with. I wouldn’t want her to write anything else, which she would, and I’m not in the mood to be attacked today…

    Post # 24
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    Sugar bee

    I’ve just started a campaign of straight-up deleting people. To be honest, 100+ people shouldn’t know the details of my life so the moment you post about your child’s shit, how dialated your vagina currently is (yes, that’s happened also), or a picture of your miscarried fetus (yep…this too), I’m deleting you. Period. No filter. Just delete. Because if you’re crazy enough to think these sorts of things need to be made public then I don’t want to be linked to you electronically. There are only a handful of people I truly want to keep around and the majority of you don’t make the cut.

    Post # 25
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Actual Facebook status I posted about a month ago:

    Okay people, I know the share button is really tempting to hit when you see some crazy ‘fact’, quote you like by a celebrity, Amber Alert, story warning people about some dangerous scam or criminal targeting thing going around…but it takes five seconds to do a Google or Snopes search and see if what you are posting is accurate or not. I feel like a jerk commenting on a post and being like, “Actually that story is true at all.” But most of this stuff is absolutely made up. Putting in your pin backwards at an ATM if you’re being robbed will not alert the police, but it may get you killed. That girl in the picture is not really missing. Obama/Morgan Freeman/Bill Cosby/Robin Williams/Steven Spielberg/whoever never actually said any of that, someone else just slapped their name on it to make it more popular. Facebook is not going to start charging membership, and posting that notice on your wall does not protect or change your privacy right on it. Vent over.



    Sadly, it did not work. I am also drove crazy by my religious relatives who share at least 10 things a day that talk about how great God is and how you’re denying him and not a true believer if you don’t hit share. Sigh. Yes, I’m sure God is totally checking for Facebook shares when he decides if you’re getting up into heaven or not. Oh, and then there’s this (which I have also actually posted on FB):

     

     

    Sadly, these are people like my aunt and grandma that I’m super close to (on the share everything to a ridiculous extent and the religious stuff) and my FIFL (on the political stuff) – so deleting is not an option. But I did change how often and which of their updates appear on my wall.

    Post # 26
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

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    @PaisleyMedic:  Just went on Facebook and my newsfeed shows that damn Robin Williams thing has been shared TWICE in the past hour. I just can’t take it. I’ve never posted this acronym before because I never really saw it used in the right context, but I think this situation warrants it. SMH.

    Post # 27
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    SO and I have deactivated our facebook’s for the time being. It is so nice to not worry about it! I was spending too much time checking (aka facebook stalking). If I do reactivate, I would need to do some spring cleaning on there!!

    Post # 28
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

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    @slpbee:  same here mine has been deactivated since Easter and i have no plans on rectivating it soon. I do this about twice a year anyway but it feels so good and i dont really miss it or the nuisances lol

    Post # 29
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    Helper bee

    I go on daily, multiple times a day really, but I hide people as they get annoying.

     

    I can’t stand when people repost things that are wrong – like someone else said, the Robin Williams thing, or about a missing person (who was really missing a long time ago and has since been found) or a how today was the most deadly in the war (and it was years ago). Google before posting. Its easy and you don’t look like an idiot. 

     

    A facebook friend of mine’s fiance worked for my dad’s business. She had a bad day at work, he posted a complaint about the business on the business facebook page and then on his personal page (again, I’m friends with him, its no secret its my dad’s business, this friend has been to events of mine there). Needless to say, the post on the business page was deleted and the fiance was fired. I still can’t get over this, what positive did he think was going to come from posting??

     

    Post # 30
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I deleted my fb page because I just couldn’t take it any more. It’s so much better now! Plus I don’t have to deal with uncomfortable wedding questions/comments- like my cousin who I only met once saying- “wow congrats on your engagement (3months late), I better get an invitation, I’m waiting for it.” Or the bitter woman I know who would surely make a snarky comment on the “types of people who get married these days”. 

    Post # 31
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    @mrswestcoast:  I don’t have kids, but I REALLY dislike it when women have their child face as their facebook picture all the time, nobody else, just their kid’s face. I am not facebook friends with your child, I am facebookfriends with YOU and I want to see YOUR smiling face when you make a comment or updates.

    Also, I have several neices and nephews who are teens, and I get friend request from their friends whom I have neve even met friend requesting me just to collect friends. 

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