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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:39 PM

De-friending...

So...

What's more appropriate? De-friending someone or blocking them?

Because facts and logic don't seem to work with most of these people and this is what I was just subjected to on my feed.

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Reply De-friending... (Original post)
LP2K12 Oct 2012 OP
Tommy_Carcetti Oct 2012 #1
LP2K12 Oct 2012 #3
get the red out Oct 2012 #2
madaboutharry Oct 2012 #4
LP2K12 Oct 2012 #8
Blue_In_AK Oct 2012 #5
MADem Oct 2012 #6
LP2K12 Oct 2012 #10
MADem Oct 2012 #17
Indpndnt Oct 2012 #18
CreekDog Oct 2012 #11
MADem Oct 2012 #16
Horse with no Name Oct 2012 #7
lolly Oct 2012 #12
LP2K12 Oct 2012 #13
RomneyLies Oct 2012 #9
calico1 Oct 2012 #14
luvs2sing Oct 2012 #15

Response to LP2K12 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:40 PM

1. Would his job happen to be in the service industry?

If so, chances are still likely that he's still in the 47%.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:42 PM

3. That was one of the first items I asked

However, I haven't received a response yet. We're also mutual friends of many in the military so I pointed out kindly how they and I are in the "47%"

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Response to LP2K12 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:41 PM

2. I usually block

But I de-friended some that appeared to be motivated by racism, defended the ones motivated by racism, or were just asking for a visit from the Secret Service in what they posted.

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Response to LP2K12 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:43 PM

4. I just unfriend people who I don't want on my Facebook page.

I unfriended someone who said that it was inappropriate to post political comments on Facebook.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:45 PM

8. I think that's where I'm going with this...

Of course I would love for everyone to vote for the candidate(s) of my choice.

I'm all for freedom of speech. Heck, show your pride, but do it with FACTS. Not this crap. I have no better word for it. It's pure crap and yet they still throw it all over the place.

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Response to LP2K12 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:44 PM

5. I have the same quandary.

I don't mind too much if they post "like" MItt romney's website or whatever, but I've got one friend who just won't let go of the Benghazi thing, as if somehow the prez and Hillary wanted those people to die or something. I'm getting pretty sick of her BS.

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Response to LP2K12 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:44 PM

6. Do you need that Facebook, really?

If it's just acquaintances and assholes, shitcan the account. They're a data-mining load of assholes, anyway.

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Response to MADem (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:47 PM

10. Yes

it's used to keep in contact with friends who were and still are in the military that I served with. Unfortunately, there are those who are more "addicted" to facebook than the rest of us and use it as their own form of communication.

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Response to LP2K12 (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:36 PM

17. Dump the bozos, then. If you're not addicted to the facebook (I don't get the appeal, either),

then strip it down to just the people who have real positive meaning for you.

You know, there's an old adage, "Go where you're celebrated, not where you're tolerated"--I say take that attitude to the facebook venue, and keep the people who celebrate you, and pitch the bastards who "tolerate" you or make you feel like shit in any way over the side.

If you're willing to put up with these people in other areas, but don't want to hear their political garbage, tell them not to engage you on political matters because you don't want to hear it. If they do it anyway, lower the boom. When they send you an email or message crying about your stiff-arming them, tell them you told 'em so and they didn't listen to you!

The other option is just stay off the facebook until after the election...then, (Insert favorite deity or lack of same here) willing, you can get back on the site and rub their annoying nose in a decisive win!

Life is too short to put up with assholes. Good luck finding an amenable solution!

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Response to LP2K12 (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:32 PM

18. Use the filter feature and shuttle those posts into a specific folder.

On the left side of your Newsfeed page, under Friends, you can create a folder named "Wingnut" (or whatever strikes your fancy!) and automatically put posts from those FB friends into that folder. When/if you feel like reading them, you can click on that folder. If not, you can leave the folder alone. They'll never know. This way, you can keep them as a FB friend -- probably longer than if you read their posts all the time.

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Response to MADem (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:48 PM

11. Why should one "need" something to have it or find it useful?

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Response to CreekDog (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:25 PM

16. You can do whatever you'd like.

The question was asked in the context of the OP and the conundrum presented therein. My question was presented in an effort to assist the poster in exploring an alternative resolution to the vexation experienced.

When the "pain in the ass" factor overrides the usefulness of the social media platform, the question of "How much do I really NEED this shit?" becomes valid.

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Response to LP2K12 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:45 PM

7. I asked myself a simple question

How important is this person to me? If important, I block. If not, I unfriend.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:53 PM

12. Blocking unfriends, I believe

If you "Block" someone, that person can't even see that you have an account, and all connections (friending, relatives, etc) are cut.

You can "Hide" someone if you want to keep the acquaintance for work or social purposes, and you can prevent them from commenting or posting on your wall.

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Response to lolly (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:58 PM

13. Think this was the answer I was looking for...

Thanks!

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Response to LP2K12 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:45 PM

9. I've been doing a lot of unfriending lately nt

 

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Response to LP2K12 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:58 PM

14. It depends.

I have a nephew who is Republican and posts stupid stuff about Obama. But he's family. What I did was hide his posts or "un-subscribe" to his posts. If it's family or friends you can do this or set it so only most important posts show up on your feed.

If it is just a friend or acquaintance then I would just un-friend them if the person doesn't really mean anything to you.

Lately there is a post going around that says something like "Click 'like' if you think all welfare recipients should be drug tested." Something like that. I un-friended someone just this week who posted that and then added the comment: "I agree!.' Stupid. Poor people are not the ones who have caused the economic crisis.

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Response to LP2K12 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:00 PM

15. I've blocked 3 people in the past week...

and posted on my status that for every pro-Romney, anti-Obama, racist, negative piece of crap that shows up on my wall I will donate $5 to OFA, in the name of the person posting. I also promised to exclude them from all my pro-Obama posts. So far, I've donated $20, and I'll admit I didn't use their names. The first one was from a relative who I'm sure hadn't scrolled down far enough to see my status. She rarely posts anything, so I took pity on her this time. The other three...well, that was my cousin, and what he posted was so vile, hateful and violent that I not only blocked him, I reported him to FB. I figured making a donation in his name might further incite him to god-knows-what.

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