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PeterG
09-04-2011, 11:57 PM
I noticed a change in facebook that I'm not pleased with. I did a search to bump up the previous facebook thread, but there's a number of different facebook threads, all on specific topics. Thought it might be a good idea to have just one thread.

SO...the change is in regards to those who post and post and post and post... There used to be a feature where you could click on the upper right side of any of their posts and choose the "Hide All By BLABBERMOUTH" option. Now only the first option "Hide This Post" and the third option "Report Post or Spam" remain. Anyone know anything about this, and if there is a way I can block those with an apparent case of verbal diarrhea? Or do I have to unfriend them? :(

KikiSashaFan
09-05-2011, 12:38 AM
Just choose "Hide This Post" and then it will give you further options to hide them always.

Wiery
09-05-2011, 02:31 PM
My issue with facebook is that so many people I don't want to communicate with-family members, neighbors, ex-boyfriends, stalkers, perverts, and FSU members all seem to want to to be "friends" and know whenever I'm on the site. :P

nursebetty
09-05-2011, 10:09 PM
How can people tell you are on the site? I see the chat, but if I'm not chatting. sometimes I just want to look around.

skatemommy
09-06-2011, 12:06 AM
Facebook like Ebay never is changing for the better, only worse.

ChelleC
09-06-2011, 03:15 AM
I always have the chat turned off, so no one can tell if I'm on facebook.

Vash01
09-07-2011, 01:17 AM
I am not on facebook because I don't like strangers (and sometimes acquaintancces) seeing my personal information (e.g. DOB, address, phone no., family, etc.). Someone told me the other day that I would have the option to show or not show certain parts of the information. Is that true? I am very concerned about privacy, so I never put myself on facebook. The problem with that is I am unable to access information about old friends that are on facebook.

Tesla
09-07-2011, 01:20 AM
You don't have to put in that information.

KatieC
09-07-2011, 01:48 AM
My Facebook account has my name and gender, and a few authors I like. That's it. But I like getting the tips people put up here. I figure they know my region from the IP address or something, cuz I didn't put it on there, but the ads are all fairly local.

MacMadame
09-07-2011, 05:55 AM
It's definitely from the IP address, Katie. I know this because when I was at work, I'd get ads for San Diego ... which is where the corporate network was housed and where our IP addresses said we were from ... rather than from Mountain View, which was where I was physically sitting, or the town listed as my hometown in my FB profile.

Vash01
09-07-2011, 05:24 PM
You don't have to put in that information.

When I tried to sign up for facebook, I was asked for my DOB, address, etc. The terms & conditions said that it must be true information, so I decided not to sign up. Is there a way around it?

Tesla
09-07-2011, 05:49 PM
I signed up a few years ago. I don't remember inputting my address. I just needed to use an e-mail address. I'm fishing around my FB account and have no idea where that stuff would be. Anyway, all I have showing in my profile is my birthdate (which doesn't include the year), so anyone viewing your profile won't see what you don't want to show them. Just don't put it in your profile. I don't know about initial sign-up though.

PDilemma
09-07-2011, 06:39 PM
I signed up a few years ago. I don't remember inputting my address. I just needed to use an e-mail address. I'm fishing around my FB account and have no idea where that stuff would be. Anyway, all I have showing in my profile is my birthdate (which doesn't include the year), so anyone viewing your profile won't see what you don't want to show them. Just don't put it in your profile. I don't know about initial sign-up though.

I never put in an address other than email, either. And I have never listed a phone number there. I suppose you may have to enter your cell number if you are going to post via a smarphone. But maybe not? Anyone know?

My profile shows my DOB w/no year and the town I live in. But I have maximum privacy settings and no one but friends sees the info. I also noticed that Facebook has detailed explanations of how to use privacy settings now when you click on that on your account (not that they were hard to use before...I never had a problem figuring it out and don't know why so many people have).

BaileyCatts
09-07-2011, 10:43 PM
When I tried to sign up for facebook, I was asked for my DOB, address, etc. The terms & conditions said that it must be true information, so I decided not to sign up. Is there a way around it?

Uhm .. yes. Just make it up like I did. :slinkaway

I used a real city and zip (where I lived in high school), but everything else, including my name, is fake. I just wanted to see what Facebook was all about w/o having to actually be on it.

Andrushka
09-07-2011, 11:03 PM
When I tried to sign up for facebook, I was asked for my DOB, address, etc. The terms & conditions said that it must be true information, so I decided not to sign up. Is there a way around it?

You can always put in whatever info they are requesting,real or fake then go to your account settings and privacy settings and change it and choose what you do and do not want people to know about you. For me,I don't really give a care who knows what movies,tv shows etc...I like.Doesn't matter.However,my photos,DOB,telephone number etc...are all private.I just went through and adjusted my privacy settings yesterday.YOu have an option to make it public,friends only,custom(choose which friends you want to know this info) or just you.How much or how little people know about you,is entirely up to you.

Also for those people who's stuff you don't want to read on a daily basis,just hide them and if you don't want people to know you are online,just don't sign into chat. Or...ignore them LOL I personally don't add people I don't know or care to talk to ,to begin with. Just because I know someone on a website doesn't mean I want them knowing everything about my life or seeing photos of my children.