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Ajax
01-30-2012, 04:37 PM
Mine is still old fashioned and I have heard nothing from FB about when it will change. I don't want it to change so no complaining from me.

Same here... I'm dreading the change :(

PeterG
05-24-2012, 11:35 PM
Woman’s Inspiring Post-Mastectomy Photos Banned from Facebook (http://ca.shine.yahoo.com/woman%E2%80%99s-inspiring-post-mastectomy-photos-banned-from-facebook.html)

A few quotes from the article:


After beating breast cancer, Joanne Jackson, 40, commissioned a series of photos of her post-mastectomy body as a celebration of survival and strength.


She posted the pictures on her own Facebook page as well as on the pages of some cancer organizations. She was shocked when she discovered some of the pictures had been deleted and received an automatic message that they had been taken down for their "offensive" content. "Shares that contain nudity, pornography and graphic sexual content are not permitted on Facebook," read the warning. "Additional violations may result in the termination of your account."


Last week, the social media giant was criticized for banning Heather Walker, a Tennessee mother, from the website, after she posted pictures of her newborn boy who was born with an incurable neural tube defect. In some of the images, which were taken in the hospital with the baby's father and other family members, parts of the baby's brain were visible through his skull. "They allow people to post almost nude pictures of themselves, profanity, and so many other things," Walker told WMC-TV, "but I'm not allowed to share a picture of God's beautiful creation."

Does facebook randomly check people's pages? Or do they only react when they get a complaint? I would prefer people be able to post things like this, and if you don't like it...then stay away. I'd be against child pornography of course and things like that, but when adults post things about their health and well-being or about tough-to-look-at material which we're better off knowing about so as to be more aware...then facebook should be hands off.

PrincessLeppard
05-25-2012, 12:19 AM
I think they have to get a complaint, but I can't say for sure. And if so, what sort of jackass "friend" reports photos like that? If you don't want to look, don't. My friend's video of her kid's birth is still up, to the best of my knowledge.

I elected not to watch.

MacMadame
05-25-2012, 12:33 AM
I'm pretty sure FB is too big for them to be actively looking around for stuff to ban. Heck, they don't even ban pages that blatantly violate their ToS even when people complain sometimes.

So I suspect someone complained about her cancer photos. It might not have been one of her FB friends though. If she posted them to be seen by the public, it could have been anyone. Or if she has her album set to "Friends of Friends" it could be someone she doesn't know but is at least slightly connected to.

JILEN
05-25-2012, 12:48 AM
I can understand people reporting these photos.

I check my newsfeed all the time. There was a period when friends or friends of my friends were continuously posting all sorts of physical deformities of babies which really gross me out. I really feel for those kids who are miraculously surviving inspite of but I just can't stand to look at them. It has gotten so bad that I feel I have to unfriend these folks and I did.

PeterG
05-25-2012, 12:52 AM
There was a period when friends or friends of my friends were continuously posting all sorts of physical deformities of babies which really gross me out.

The article I linked to is totally different. It was not about random people posting photos of strangers. It was about a mother posting a photo of her child.

Buzz
05-25-2012, 01:56 AM
FB stock has rebounded a bit and closed today at $33.03 per share.

A.H.Black
05-25-2012, 04:41 AM
Yes, my 3 (yes 3) shares are up a bit.

PeterG
05-25-2012, 06:58 AM
Yes, my 3 (yes 3) shares are up a bit.

Will you be able to retire by year-end?

sk8pics
05-25-2012, 11:23 AM
I can understand people reporting these photos.

I check my newsfeed all the time. There was a period when friends or friends of my friends were continuously posting all sorts of physical deformities of babies which really gross me out. I really feel for those kids who are miraculously surviving inspite of but I just can't stand to look at them. It has gotten so bad that I feel I have to unfriend these folks and I did.

You can also hide their newsfeed and wall posts instead of defriending them. I had to do that with a couple of people who posted too many stupid things, or in all caps.

A.H.Black
05-25-2012, 03:45 PM
Will you be able to retire by year-end?

Of course.

I notice it's down as much this morning as it was up yesterday. Oh well. Back to work.

PeterG
05-25-2012, 06:00 PM
You can also hide their newsfeed and wall posts instead of defriending them. I had to do that with a couple of people who posted too many stupid things, or in all caps.

I hide newsfeeds of anyone who posts more than one thing per day.


I notice it's down as much this morning as it was up yesterday. Oh well. Back to work.

:sigh:

ChelleC
05-25-2012, 06:04 PM
I check my newsfeed all the time. There was a period when friends or friends of my friends were continuously posting all sorts of physical deformities of babies which really gross me out. I really feel for those kids who are miraculously surviving inspite of but I just can't stand to look at them. It has gotten so bad that I feel I have to unfriend these folks and I did.


A bunch of my friends were doing the same. Everytime one of the pictures came up, I just blocked the picture.

Vash01
05-27-2012, 04:25 AM
I have not had to block anything yet (I am a newcomer to FB), but I would block anything revealing or very personal, like the woman with breast cancer posting her post-mastectomy pictures, for example. I have the greatest sympathy and respect for those who face this terrible ordeal, but it's unnecessary to make a 'show' of it. JMO of course. I am a very private person and I prefer not to see very private things about others.

PeterG
06-27-2012, 07:15 AM
Facebook Just Switched Your Email Address - To One You've Probably Never Used (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/facebook-switched-email-address-one-youve-probably-never-140221018.html?_esi=1)


Whether you've noticed or not, you have a new primary email address listed as your Facebook contact and most likely, it's an address you've never used.

The social-networking site has quietly replaced your default email addresses such as Gmail and Yahoo! with your @Facebook.com address, an email service option the company launched a few years ago and synced with Timeline in April.

The article covers how to switch back to the e-mail address you were using previously:


If you want to switch your email contact information back to what it was, it's easy to do. Visit your Timeline or profile page and select "About" under your contact information. You can then hide your Facebook email address from the contact page and elect to highlight another email address.