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Cheylana
10-20-2011, 10:10 PM
Thanks Prancer and PDilemma! I'll try Prancer's suggestion first, and if that doesn't work then I'll just empty the Close Friends list as PDilemma suggested.

I was perfectly happy with Facebook before they made the changes. Seems like every FB "upgrade" just creates a bunch of work for me. Gah!

Cheylana
10-20-2011, 10:14 PM
Ok, follow-up question: If I uncheck all the stuff under Subscribe for each friend, I will still be notified if the person comments on my stuff, right? (I just don't need to know if they commented on some other random person's stuff!)

Sparks
10-20-2011, 10:58 PM
Yes. I don't subscribe to anyone and have my settings set for "friends only". I reveive notifications of comments and 'likes' on my posts.

Angelskates
10-21-2011, 12:11 AM
That's not true - on Facebook, you're supposed to use your real name.

Yes, it is true. You don't want the world to know your real name? Don't put it on FB. I have my real name on FB but I am not searchable. I've sat next to people while we've both unsecured our settings to add each other - otherwise it's impossible to see anything - I just don't come up.

Really, it's very easy to choose what to share and what not to. It's asks for information, you choose what to give. Plenty of website forms ask for real names; unless they're banking related (the name on your credit card, for example), they don't require them and don't check.

FB doesn't cause people to get robbed. Someone can choose to share their status as they're going out and going to home alone, or they can choose not to. They can also choose who can see their status (and anything else).

FB, like everything else on the internet, is about wise choices. Don't want to get fired from a job? Don't post bad remarks about your job or boozy photos etc. Of course, this doesn't guarantee you're not going to get fired, (because people who post inappropriate work photos usually will get what is coming anyway), people who post about tiny bits of their day also tell people in other ways etc.

It really is simple IMO.

Cheylana
10-21-2011, 01:04 AM
Yes. I don't subscribe to anyone and have my settings set for "friends only". I reveive notifications of comments and 'likes' on my posts.
Thank you!!!!! :)

FB, like everything else on the internet, is about wise choices. Don't want to get fired from a job? Don't post bad remarks about your job or boozy photos etc. Of course, this doesn't guarantee you're not going to get fired, (because people who post inappropriate work photos usually will get what is coming anyway), people who post about tiny bits of their day also tell people in other ways etc.

It really is simple IMO.
This. I don't treat Facebook as a personal diary to pour out all of my life frustrations and deep dark secrets and other super-personal information. It's just a fun way to connect with people. Just like I'm careful about the people in whom I confide in real life, I'm very careful about what I put on FB because one of my "friends" could blab my personal information to the wrong people, irrespective of FB's privacy settings.

numbers123
10-21-2011, 01:05 AM
Like Angelskates, I am unsearchable. Several FSUers could attest to that :P. I was unsearchable since 2009. Most of my information is set to Only Me or select people only. I also have several individuals set to block any contact.
I have 23 first cousins on my mother's side. We range from age 60 to 31. We live all over the country. We have parents who don't talk to each other. If we the cousins wanted to stay in touch it was best done by facebook. Plus we get to see pictures - grandchildren for some of us and children for others.
I have 7 first cousins on my dad's side from age 58 to 40. I keep hoping that we can connect through facebook. I am friends with 2 of them, 2 I keep in touch through my aunt and the other 3 are "lost" since my aunt quit talking to my dad 12 years ago.
As for someone robbing your house while you are gone, there are easier ways to know if you are gone than go through tedious posts on vacations, etc.

Cheylana
10-21-2011, 04:13 AM
Sorry to be a bother, but I un-subscribed all of my friends and I'm still getting a million ridiculous notifications: "Joe Schmoe commented on some non-friend's status update." WTF? (And why would Facebook think I'd want to see that anyway??) What am I doing wrong? :(

PrincessLeppard
10-21-2011, 04:14 AM
It took mine awhile to catch up with what I'd programmed. Like three days. But it will all come together. :)

Cheylana
10-21-2011, 04:35 AM
Oh, okay, thank you. I'll sit tight and exercise some patience, for once! :)

Sparks
10-21-2011, 01:34 PM
You will get notifications of other's comments if you commented on someone else's post.

Cheylana
10-21-2011, 08:38 PM
^ Thanks Sparks - that I'm okay with. What I don't want is a notification every time a friend updates his/her status or adds a link to his/her Wall. To me, that's major overkill.

RD
10-21-2011, 08:49 PM
Wow, you might want to check your account settings. The comment notifications only occur after I've commented on a topic- otherwise, it's only friend requests, confirmations, messages, etc.

Cheylana
10-21-2011, 09:29 PM
Thanks--I'm hoping that unsubscribing my friends will work, but if not I'll be back to :wuzrobbed: for sure! :lol:

Cupid
10-24-2011, 12:19 AM
Question: I just tried to copy from a friend's FB a little picture quiz to my account. When I did, it doesn't show the picture but the link. How do I post the picture readily so that people who visit don't have to click on the link I am in no teknic so please advise.

Jenny
10-25-2011, 02:33 PM
A friend of mine is complaining that FB is sharing her TripAdvisor reviews - I can't see them on her page and I've never seen that on the news feed - any ideas on what she might be talking about? She's totally outraged about it for some reason.