Posted 25 April 2013 - 05:42 AM
I only rejoined because I wanted to find a couple of people that I haven't heard from in a long time. If I can't receive friend requests before I'm friended, then I'm going to leave the site again. Can anyone help me with this?
I'm not really happy with Facebook because I have issues with them not paying any taxes and then getting a huge tax refund. I won't go into that any further, as SG is not the place to write about these things. This is a Happy Purple Place where you can come and get away from the problems of the world and visit with your friends.
Posted 25 April 2013 - 07:15 AM
I love facebook, but I know not everyone does...You can adjust your privacy settings in facebook by going to the little gear icon along the top of your facebook page...it's in the blue field all the way over to the right. Also, if you click on the little "lock" icon, you will see a quick link to information on "How do I stop someone from bothering me?"
As far as friend requests, as far as I know, people cannot just 'friend' you if you have a personal account. They must send you a request and you either approve or disapprove of it. However, if your facebook account is set up like a "Page" then anyone can find and "like" you -- this is different from a friend request and many designers have both personal facebook accounts for themselves and then facebook "pages" for their designs.
For more info on that, go to that little gear icon and click HELP and type "how do I create a page."
Posted 25 April 2013 - 07:35 AM
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Posted 25 April 2013 - 07:46 PM
I'm on the No Facebook list too - and I don't allow my kids to FB either. We are a minority I believe, but we get along just fine without it.
Posted 25 April 2013 - 08:26 PM
I very occasionally get a friend request that I'm not interested in--just click "Ignore" rather than Accept and that's the last you see of it.
I treasure the friends and family I only get to hear from very often on Facebook; hope you're able to find a way to come to an amicable relationship with this tool.
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Posted 25 April 2013 - 09:17 PM
For me, the most helpful thing was to decide why I was on there, with whom I wanted to connect and why and adhere to those boundaries. I am mostly connected to my "now" friends as a way of deepening our connections, and family. I rarely even click on people's profiles if I'm not connected to them - big time waster there IMHO. I don't have a huge desire to connect to God and everyone from my past lives - LOL! I have found it to be very useful for connecting to art sites and artists by liking their pages - many of these update their FB page more often and I like having all this in one place now.
So figure out how and why you want to use it, and get some help from someone you trust to understand it better. (I gave it up for Lent this year and found that I could take it or leave it!)
"I do not understand the mystery of grace -- only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us." Anne Lamott.
Posted 25 April 2013 - 09:30 PM
Good luck finding your friends, Carol! I'm not on FB, despite the fact that everyone wants me to be!
Oh Carla you sound just like me and my sentiments exactly -- inclucing everyone wanting me to be!
Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:37 PM
and now I will step off my soapbox and go check out some layouts....
Posted 26 April 2013 - 12:28 AM
I got back on it this time because Rich had a background check on an applicant who applied to be an officer with the police department. One of the things the department requires is that if an applicant (or an officer) has a FB page, there can't be anything negative or political on it so Rich asked me to get back on to check out this applicant's FB page. I did - and I've just never taken my page down again. I'm sure I will take it down again - I like it some days and other days I don't even check it, but it's kind of fun to see what everyone is up to. I don't like some of the negative things I see on there though and some people feel it's the perfect place to air their dirty laundry which I do not like.
I agree - I'd rather be on our happy little purple place here!
Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:16 AM
I think that I'll just unjoin. Besides, I don't like the idea that these 'creeps' who own FB don't have to pay any federal income taxes and then are able to get a tax refund. That doesn't make any sense. I also don't like what videos are allowed to be posted. So, I'm off to unjoin and I hope that is easy to do.
Thanks everyone for your comments. I think I'll just stay in touch with my family and friends via emails and the telephone. Maybe even, oh my gosh, write a letter.
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