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PeterG
10-03-2011, 10:46 PM
How do I make an "all news" list? I want my facebook to look normal!

I believe that facebook has decided for you how your page should look. Now you don't have to make any difficult decisions, because someone is doing it for you. Whew!

/sarcasm

Bonita
10-03-2011, 10:54 PM
I don't understand why people other than my friends can put my name in the find bar and see my wall insofar as things I have posted on public forums (animal rescue groups, restaurants, etc.). That scags me out...several exes I don't want knowing ANYTHING about me or my life. Is this fixable? I tried to read the help section until my eyes bled, but I find FB help very unhelpful.

numbers123
10-03-2011, 11:06 PM
Can someone tell me how put someone (or a group of someones) on limited settings? I want to have some people be able to see very little (pretty much nothing) but I don't want to unfriend, and I can't work out how to do it!

I just discovered that I can manage what I see with lists. Create your list, select the list on the left hand side of the page, manage lists and select or "de-select" the updates to show.
And you can do the same thing with friends. Hover over their name, go to the "subscribed" selection and "de-select" those things you do not want to see.

MacMadame
10-04-2011, 12:42 AM
How do I make an "all news" list? I want my facebook to look normal!

You don't have to make a list. You can select the "recent news" link to jump down to the part of the page that has the regular news feed and then there are settings to control what you see there.

Angelskates
10-04-2011, 01:50 AM
I just discovered that I can manage what I see with lists. Create your list, select the list on the left hand side of the page, manage lists and select or "de-select" the updates to show.
And you can do the same thing with friends. Hover over their name, go to the "subscribed" selection and "de-select" those things you do not want to see.

Can people see the lists I create? I don't want anyone seeing if they're on a "you suck" list :lol:

numbers123
10-04-2011, 02:49 AM
Can people see the lists I create? I don't want anyone seeing if they're on a "you suck" list :lol:

I don't know - can you see my lists? Not that you are on a "you suck" list. ;) you are on a friends list. or an fsu list. or one of them.

MacMadame
10-04-2011, 08:06 AM
Can people see the lists I create? I don't want anyone seeing if they're on a "you suck" list :lol:
No.

PeterG
10-20-2011, 06:21 AM
Pretty much how I feel about the changes.

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Wow, your link must have been baaaad!!!! :lol:

Alexa5
10-20-2011, 02:46 PM
Reading this thread reminds me why I don't do facebook....trying to keep myself private would be a full time job it seems :-)

Angelskates
10-20-2011, 02:50 PM
Reading this thread reminds me why I don't do facebook....trying to keep myself private would be a full time job it seems :-)

It's pretty straight forward though, don't share what you don't want people to know. It's really no different to anywhere else on the internet.

FigureSpins
10-20-2011, 03:09 PM
It's pretty straight forward though, don't share what you don't want people to know. It's really no different to anywhere else on the internet.
That's not true - on Facebook, you're supposed to use your real name. On message boards and other sites, you can use an alias. That's the main reason why people want the privacy settings kept locked down, the way they had it set.

That said, there are a lot of people who have no privacy settings on Facebook, use their real names, list their hometowns and relative's names. Then they post "Going out of town for a week..." It's just asking to be robbed, lol.

PDilemma
10-20-2011, 03:24 PM
That's not true - on Facebook, you're supposed to use your real name. On message boards and other sites, you can use an alias. That's the main reason why people want the privacy settings kept locked down, the way they had it set.

That said, there are a lot of people who have no privacy settings on Facebook, use their real names, list their hometowns and relative's names. Then they post "Going out of town for a week..." It's just asking to be robbed, lol.

Don't interpret this as sarcasm, because, really, it's not. This "Facebook will get you robbed" thing is mentioned all the time. But what isn't is a real example of someone doing that and getting robbed. So I am really asking...has this ever actually been documented as happening? Or is it just one more paranoia in paranoid modern America?

(And FTR, my FB is set to maximum privacy settings and my address and phone numbers are not posted there)

Tesla
10-20-2011, 04:05 PM
Plus, you don't have to use your real name. My FB is set to max privacy settings, too, and I don't think I ever put in my address and phone numbers. At any rate, they aren't posted. As for the people posting all their information and posts about going out of town, well, that's them. That isn't something you (general) have to do. I don't think Facebook is as evil as some would like to think.

PDilemma
10-20-2011, 04:13 PM
Plus, you don't have to use your real name. My FB is set to max privacy settings, too, and I don't think I ever put in my address and phone numbers. At any rate, they aren't posted. As for the people posting all their information and posts about going out of town, well, that's them. That isn't something you (general) have to do. I don't think Facebook is as evil as some would like to think.

I know people who use just their first name and an initial or their first and middle name and not their last name or a fake or altered last name. So, yeah, you don't have to use your real name or your full name.

I have 13 cousins that live nearly 1000 miles away. I am friends with nearly all of them on Facebook. Prior to last March, I had not seen any of them for 7 1/2 years. Before we all friended each other on FB, I would hear random info about them via my parents who got it from their parents. Since FB, I am in touch with them regularly (via PMs as well as commenting on stuff) know what's going on in their lives, see pics of their kids, etc...That is actually a good thing. People forget to mention the good things about it.

genevieve
10-20-2011, 04:13 PM
I would also be interested in whether FB posts have led to someone being robbed. I'm sure there have been scams pulled through FB - but there are email scams, mail scams, in-person scams...there are aggressive scammers out there, and there are people who will fall for lies. Nothing new there. But robberies of a person's home because someone was paying attention to their FB posts? If anyone has a link to an actual report, please post.

It's also not new to have one's real name and address/phone number listed publicly, in a place anyone can find it. Anyone remember that thing called the phone book? Sure, there are measures one can take to protect one's identity - hiding the street address, changing/shortening the name - but the default is to lay all that info out there and it's kind of a pain to get it switched. plus, if the complete info gets out there, it's there for at least a year (I often had old phone books lying around). :eek:

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