First rule of FB - DO NOT POST anything on it ever.

(97 Posts)
ashamedoverthinker Fri 27-Dec-13 11:13:21

What the fucking fuck can you post without being criticised for it? Tell me what the actual fucking fuck are you 'allowed'

I'm so fed up of FB complaints on here I'm shooting sparks across this very keyboard. I am smoking and YES <roars> I need to calm the fuck down.

Why do people join a social networking site (key fucking thing this) and then complain when people network on it (the bastards sharing their fucking lives with you) I mean get the fuck off it then. Don't join - make sure you blank them in the street too if thats what you think of their lives.

Some people just dont like to see other people happy.

SilverApples Fri 27-Dec-13 11:17:50

I really enjoy using FB, but then I have only got interesting and likeable people as friends. We also seem to share a sense of humour, and a lack of jealousy and paranoia.
I don't understand the infighting either, but then I'm not a soap opera fan.

I totally agree!

I live seeing everyone's holiday pics, Christmas presents etc. I ask my DD's to post pics whilst they are away, they are for friends and family that care, not to boast.

It is the only way that I could keep in regular contact with my adult children (but one only 18) whilst they were on holiday.

I have had house fires and lost photos, I wish I had if been able to store them somewhere such as FB, it is wonderful.

If you are going through a crisis, MC, Cancer etc perhaps keep off it, but the rest of use joined a SOCIAL MEDIA site to be socially involved with those we like/love, as much as we can.

usualsuspect Fri 27-Dec-13 11:19:38

I agree with every fucking word you said,OP.

In fact I'd like a fucking like button so I can like it.

Rowlers Fri 27-Dec-13 11:20:07

I have never seen any bad feeling on fb. Maybe time to de-friend?

SirChenjin Fri 27-Dec-13 11:20:20

First rule of FB - only ever have your actual friends on it. Second rule of FB - don't use it to communicate very personal stuff.

So - what happened ashamedoverthinker?

desertmum Fri 27-Dec-13 11:20:30

I only have friends on FB that I would want to have coffee with or meet up with in real life - if I would never get together with them in the real world they don't get onto my FB world. It's a great way to stay in touch with friends who are spread all over the world. I love it, but have a very limited number of friends on it.

BohemianGirl Fri 27-Dec-13 11:21:10

Op you made me laugh!

Oh and if you are over 21 and get involved in arguments over/on FB, you need to sort your head out.

People can be arseholes, FB is the equivalent of drinking in a roughish pub, you ignore the comments from the hangers on and choose who you are friends with.

BigChocolateOrange Fri 27-Dec-13 11:22:11

I completely fucking agree.

scaevola Fri 27-Dec-13 11:23:53

Not everyone is going to like everything you say, and some may criticise the bits they don't like.

It's been happening for centuries in RL. Don't see why it would be different in cyber space.

<shrugs>

CeliaLytton Fri 27-Dec-13 11:24:01

YANBU. Don't post anything sad, you might bring people down. Don't post anything happy, there are people suffering. Don't post about people who have died, they can't read it. Don't post achievements, you are boasting. Don't post about pregnancy, there are people who can't get pregnant. Don't post about your family, BORING! Don't post about presents, you are smug. Don't post about lack of presents, you are being competitively frugal. Don't post about first world problems, there are people dying all over the world.

Alternatively, only have people you like on fb, be happy for their happiness and successes and share in their grief. Only be friends on fb with people you want to share the good and bad with. Use it how you want or don't use it at all.

Although I cannot stand the cryptic 'sad face' updates, but then that is because I also see fb as a place for sharing news and so don't get it. But there is always the option to defriend.

SilverApples Fri 27-Dec-13 11:24:22

Several of my friends have got children on the spectrum, or with additional needs, as I have. We share and support and chat about things that the mundane world wouldn't appreciate.

MummyPigsFatTummy Fri 27-Dec-13 11:25:24

I almost agree with you entirely OP. The only Facebook posts which give me the rage are the ones which say something like "why me?" with nothing else, so people come back with stuff like "what's up hun?". Just say what you have to at the start. Don't bloody drip feed for attention.

SilverApples Fri 27-Dec-13 11:25:27

'Alternatively, only have people you like on fb, be happy for their happiness and successes and share in their grief. Only be friends on fb with people you want to share the good and bad with. Use it how you want or don't use it at all.'

fgrin Yes, exactly this.

1nsertnamehere Fri 27-Dec-13 11:25:45

Ha ha I know what you mean. I think it's all a matter of balance. I really don't mind most things my friends post. They are all friends in real life, and I like how it means I can keep up with them.

There are just two who get on my nerves occasionally - one who has a relentless stream of LOOKATME LOOKATME posts (it's off the scale - his new Lamborghini, links to his wife's blog about how you too can be as beautiful as her), and one who complains about everything (and she has very little to complain about). And even those are welcome - I hate-read them :-).

pictish Fri 27-Dec-13 11:26:56

Totally agree OP.

HECTheHeraldAngelsSing Fri 27-Dec-13 11:28:57

grin good point well made.

Sharing the minutiae of your life is what fb was created for. Showing the world things they dont care about and having the world tell you stuff you dont give a shit about grin

It's like complaining that a toaster toasts or water comes out of your tap.

It's doing exactly what it's supposed to do. If that's not what you want- don't be part of it.

pictish Fri 27-Dec-13 11:30:34

YANBU. Don't post anything sad, you might bring people down. Don't post anything happy, there are people suffering. Don't post about people who have died, they can't read it. Don't post achievements, you are boasting. Don't post about pregnancy, there are people who can't get pregnant. Don't post about your family, BORING! Don't post about presents, you are smug. Don't post about lack of presents, you are being competitively frugal. Don't post about first world problems, there are people dying all over the world.

God I know. Fucking tedious isn't it?

SirChenjin Fri 27-Dec-13 11:30:39

I have 3 words for you OP - Hide Their Posts

I did this with an ex neighbour couple of moved to Utopia Australia. I got so fucking sick of the daily weather report from Sydney (really, it's hotter than Scotland? You do surprise me), pictures of the mahoosive house, tales of how much better Oz is than Scotland, how they would never move back blah bah blah that I hid their posts. Also did the same to my redneck cuzzin and her endless photos of "me n ma boys" and her cars. I can highly recommend it grin

FunkyBoldRibena Fri 27-Dec-13 11:30:42

All my friends are lovely, one hint of horror and they are hidden or racism and poof they are gone.

usualsuspect Fri 27-Dec-13 11:32:13

Op is not talking about her FB.

She is ranting about the millions of threads on here that moan about FB.

FunkyBoldRibena Fri 27-Dec-13 11:32:28

I do post mainly happy stuff though, no maudlin and no work ever.

It's not on FB that people moan about FB it's on fucking Mumsnet, rowlers and others.

"'So and so put that she loves her little man so very much and is so glad Santa came' AIBU to have the rage?"

Yes, YAFuckingUnreasonable.

That's what Facebook is fucking for.

You mean fuckers.

Fuck.

ChristmasCareeristBitchNigel Fri 27-Dec-13 11:34:34

I agree with you OP. i like seeing my friends and family posting happy things. People moaning about "showing off" on FB say more about themselves imo

SnakeyMcBadass Fri 27-Dec-13 11:37:02

Hear bloody hear <applause> I'm always baffled by FB threads here, I mean, it's not compulsory to have ninety billion friends, or indeed to use it at all.

TheGirlOnTheLanding Fri 27-Dec-13 11:37:18

Yes, Ashamed, I totally agree! Never hear anyone moaning about FB except on MN. More tedious than any over sharing statuses or vague booking.

We need to start an initiation procedure for FB on a par with Fight Club, some will have to stand out in the rain for several days before being allowed to join.

But for the rest, The first rule about Facebook is you don't talk about Facebook.

The second rule about FaceBook is you don't talk about Facebook.

SomethingkindaOod Fri 27-Dec-13 11:40:28

Friend cull every 3 months. It's the only way to go. Racist, sexist or offensive posts gets an automatic deletion there and then but if I find that certain people are just gradually getting on my tits then they get a few chances before I delete them. I have one on her last chance at the moment...

GoodNewsGrinch Fri 27-Dec-13 11:41:02

I think it's fine to post anything you like on the condition that there is no 'motive' behind it, ie. you haven't posted in order to make others feel bad, guilty, jealous, paranoid. And nothing cryptic. If the people on your 'friends' list fall into the category of proper friends and family then you wouldn't have a need to do any if these things anyway, and if you did, you'd have to question your own motives.

I said it on the other thread but there's a world of difference between saying 'we're really pleased to announce our engagement' and 'wow! Look at the size if this diamond! Luckiest girl in the world! I'm soooooo loved! Look at me! Look at me! I know you're all soooo jealous of my fab life!'.

I only use Facebook because all my friends use it to set up events etc. and they won't remember to include you if you're not on there (as I've found). Doesn't mean I have to like everything everyone says on there but again, it only bothers me if there is a motivation behind it.

I think the litmus test is to ask 'would you say this in RL'? If you wouldn't, then it's probably going to irk people on Facebook too. I can't stand uber boastful people in RL. Why would I then start enjoying seeing that behaviour online?

LadyBeagleEyes Fri 27-Dec-13 11:43:40

I agree Op, if all those fucking Facebook haters out there don't like people's posts why are they friends? Delete theme all.
I've loved seeing my DN's pile of presents for her two young kids and their pictures, I never see them as they're at the other end of the country, I love seeing people's holidays, because they're friends and family that I've chosen.
If you don't like seeing posts on Facebook get some new fucking mates.

GoodNewsGrinch Fri 27-Dec-13 11:46:59

Facebook is like fight club in that you can't complain about Facebook on facebook.

I avoid Facebook at times when I know it's likely to make me feel jealous etc because things are hard for me at the time. However, I don't see the harm in people coming on here and complaining that they feel bad about posts on Facebook. They're not complaining about Facebook
Itself I think, more about the people that are posting on it. F the equivalent behaviour was being displayed in RL, then they'd get a lt more sympathy I think.

Tailtwister Fri 27-Dec-13 11:47:26

I don't like Facebook, so I don't use it.

YANBU OP. People shouldn't complain about people using Facebook as it was intended, to share information. As long as people don't put photos of my family onto it, I don't care. Each to their own I say.

Sallyingforth Fri 27-Dec-13 11:59:05

Op is not talking about her FB.
She is ranting about the millions of threads on here that moan about FB.
^ Just that ^
I don't use the vile sordid stinking anti-social shitheap that is FB. I can communicate perfectly well with friends around the world using email and a file-sharing site for pictures. My private interests and activities are not tracked and sold by FB's owner.
But then I come on here and find all the FB rubbish anyway!
Complaints about FB are inevitable, given human nature, but they should stay on FB and not be allowed to pollute other sites.
<end of rant>

YANBU I couldn't care less what people post. Just hide people who irritate you. I have hidden my SIL as her updates irritate the Hell out of me.

MrsDavidBowie Fri 27-Dec-13 12:06:50

I have a FB account from the days when I would stalk the children. However I don't post anything and there is no info about me.

I am not interested enough in friends/relatives lives. If I want to know something I talk to them.

I do love reading a good FB rant. Like this one grin

LadyBeagleEyes Fri 27-Dec-13 12:12:53

I tried to stalk my ds MrsDB but he's blocked me fgrin
He's 18 now and at uni and I'd love to know what he's up to but he says he doesn't use it any more, no one of his age does. fhmm.

usualsuspect Fri 27-Dec-13 12:15:20

It's a bit last year FB.

It's all about Tumblr,Instagram and Twitter these days.

MrsDavidBowie Fri 27-Dec-13 12:16:09

Mine were only 13. Very interesting reading it was grin

Not so much what they wrote but what their friends did. I loved mentioning it to their friends when they came round.
" Fred, if you're going to swear on FB at least spell it properly".

Now they're older, FB is very old hat.

ashamedoverthinker Fri 27-Dec-13 12:20:39

I was criticised and questioned on another thread for stating I thanked my husband for doing something for me on FB. I dared to use FB to communicate and in a nice way.

Yes I am referring to the crap spouted on here about FB, no where else do I here such complaints maybe a raised eyebrow or two at certain posts.

I've wondered if the complaints on MN about FB are what people are too scare to say in RL and thus post them on here.

I agree with this below BUT do you not see the paradox - is this what MN does just using a different type of virtual platform? Yet people come on MN to criticise it happening on FB?

YANBU. Don't post anything sad, you might bring people down. Don't post anything happy, there are people suffering. Don't post about people who have died, they can't read it. Don't post achievements, you are boasting. Don't post about pregnancy, there are people who can't get pregnant. Don't post about your family, BORING! Don't post about presents, you are smug. Don't post about lack of presents, you are being competitively frugal. Don't post about first world problems, there are people dying all over the world.

Dumpylump Fri 27-Dec-13 12:20:45

I always wonder at the FB threads on here too. My FB friends are my actual friends and family, spread far and wide all over the world. There is no one on there who posts things that make me angry or upset, because they wouldn't be my friends if they behaved in a way that made me angry or upset!
Just delete, block and move on, if you don't like what someone on your newsfeed has to say.

eurochick Fri 27-Dec-13 12:26:23

"I really enjoy using FB, but then I have only got interesting and likeable people as friends. We also seem to share a sense of humour, and a lack of jealousy and paranoia.
I don't understand the infighting either, but then I'm not a soap opera fan."

^This. I have mature friends, spread around the world. I find FB a useful way to keep up with them. They don't argue on FB. They don't aim PA posts at one another. Only one posted a boasty present stack photo this Christmas. It's all good.

daisychain01 Fri 27-Dec-13 12:30:01

I like this thread. More fucks to the half hundred weight than any other thread.

Can we have a new category when they change back from Am I being Unseasonable called Am I being Fuckin Un-fuckin-reasonable?

GoodNewsGrinch Fri 27-Dec-13 12:30:47

But MN is very different from FB in that it is a bunch of anonymous strangers so to a certain degree it doesn't matter what is posted. Also, there is a culture here where people are pulled up in 'bad' behaviour. I've certainly seen many pulled up for 'boasting' and where people want to boast, they qualify their post by saying so. So boasting is not acceptable here either. This is a support site, not a platform to make others jealous.

I only have close friends on my friends list. You'd think that would make me immune from irritating posts but my friends in turn have hundreds of acquaintances who they are trying to 'impress'. What they probably forget it that their 'proper' friends are reading everything too. The worst offences are when I see one if my friends completely showing off about their fantastic lives when I know full well it's all lies. Obviously they have issues if they feel the need to do this. I don't get angry at these beyond feeling like my friends are liars. I don't much like liars.

lljkk Fri 27-Dec-13 12:37:49

YANBU

Sallyingforth Fri 27-Dec-13 12:44:49

For those who don't know, or can't be bothered to look, MN already has a Talk section for FB, here: www.mumsnet.com/Talk/facebook

I do wish that MN Towers would make this more prominent, and perhaps encourage people to use that dedicated area for discussion of FB instead of other areas like AIBU.

NewtRipley Fri 27-Dec-13 13:44:08

I am not on FB, not interested. I imagine the problem comes when you accept people as friends whom you DON'T ACTUALLY LIKE.

NewtRipley Fri 27-Dec-13 13:44:54

Or what Dumpylump said

jchocchip Fri 27-Dec-13 14:01:05

I think that there should be a law that people don't start posting RIP on people's timelines before their families have had 24/48 hours to ring round all of the close family. It is shocking to hear of death on facebook. Other stuff, happy faces, Mum's in hospital beds, keeping in touch with extended family, nice looking food, holiday snaps, good news, bad news, what's not to like?

mrsjay Fri 27-Dec-13 14:05:37

you add the people you like you delete the people you dont i like seeing pictures and comments and even folks moans and groans <shrug>

monkeynuts123 Fri 27-Dec-13 14:23:21

I'm just exhausted reading that much fuckwittery in one post

I avoid Facebook at times when I know it's likely to make me feel jealous etc because things are hard for me at the time.

I do this. Because people are so fucking fake on Fakebook. They either present their life as disproportionately happy/glamorous or disproportionately drama-filled. It's like stepping into the Matrix.

So why don't I just fuck off then?

because some aspects of FB I like (the pages, the photos of my friends' kiddies, the events).

usualsuspect Fri 27-Dec-13 14:53:20

No one is fake on my FB.

Maybe you need some new friends.

Fake as in disproportionate 'reporting' of good events but little bad. Don't act like you don't know what I'm talking about and that I just have 'bad' friends. This is a common phenomenon on FB.

DescribeTheRuckus Fri 27-Dec-13 15:14:13

For the most part, I like FB, and don't get many wanky statuses really. I only keep friends that I'd be happy to have over to visit (I'm an American living in England), so I do genuinely like the people on my list. People who do not meet the criteria are de-friended and blocked for good measure!

Mia4 Fri 27-Dec-13 15:14:59

YANBU, people do forget the 'social and networking' aspect about it sometimes.

The funniest i saw on today was a post that my best friend had screencapped from Christmas day. It was her DN moaning and bleating about how shit her presents were, how her parents didn't get her and how she desperately wanted a car but they were too selfish to get her one. It made my friend's day when spoilt niece's secret love 'crush' commented on her fb to say that if she was going to tantrum off the roads then he was glad that she wasn't going to be on them for a while!

It was hilarious to see her try and backtrack to save face in front of him, especially when half her family 'liked' his comment. She eventually deleted the status and put a surgery 'love my fam and friends so much' instead.

Given how awful my best friend's DN is, especially to her mum, bf screen capped it for the years to come when she's not so awful.

Southeastdweller Fri 27-Dec-13 15:15:03

Are you 12?

mistermakersgloopyglue Fri 27-Dec-13 15:17:36

I don't get why you only have 2 choices when it comes to facebook: either love everything that all your friends post OR get off Facebook?

Just because I get a bit hmm at some of the stuff people post, it doesn't cancel out all the good stuff about Facebook, so why would I want to leave?

Mintyy Fri 27-Dec-13 15:19:09

Well, it is nuts to thank your husband on facebook, isn't it? I mean its nuts and naff and pmany people will think you are a right old dafty for doing it. You sound unhinged, to me, with your swearing by the way. Its just facebook, don't worry about it.

pictish Fri 27-Dec-13 15:24:09

Because people are so fucking fake on Fakebook. They either present their life as disproportionately happy/glamorous or disproportionately drama-filled. It's like stepping into the Matrix.

I do neither, and I'm not fake thanks.

What happens on FB when people like you but you don't like them?

SPsWantsCliffInHerStocking Fri 27-Dec-13 15:36:00

Amen sister!

grin

I like to post mundane shite that no one cares about. My status is about having a greggs and a cuppa. No one gives a shit but that's FB.

Only on MN do I hear people moaning about what people say on FB. Tonight I may post what film I am watching as well.

Mia4 Fri 27-Dec-13 15:37:28

Sparklingbrook how do you mean? You friend them but they don't respond?

No. Meaning they want to friend me but I don't want them to Mia. nosy types.

I did have a thread yesterday asking about whether I was too private to have FB and I decided I was. it's all or nothing isn't it?

Cocolepew Fri 27-Dec-13 15:40:37

I love fb. I have liked loads of stuff so get kept up to date on my likes and interests through my newsfeed.
I'm only friends with RL ones and work collegues and my family. I'm essential a nosy brat so it suits me fine. I even go into my friends friends list and nosy at peoples, who I don't even know, photos blush.

mrsjay Fri 27-Dec-13 15:41:25

you just dont accept their friend request sparkling there is no obligation to have anybody on facebook

Cocolepew Fri 27-Dec-13 15:41:29

Just refuse the friend request Sparkling.

SPsWantsCliffInHerStocking Fri 27-Dec-13 15:41:39

spark you can put them on a restricted list. I have a few nosey shits on it. They are friends with me but only see what I want them to.

GoodNewsGrinch Fri 27-Dec-13 15:41:50

Sp, YABsooooooU! You're just tying to make us all jealous that you're having a Gregg's envy.

I don't actually mind much of what is complained about, the boring stuff whatever. It's the showing off and attempts to make others jealous.

I have one friend in particular who is terrible for it. She once bought a load of convenience good, sweets and drinks and artfully arranged them with something like 'the perfect night in'. So much effort for something so mundane. But it was in a similar vein to much of what she posts. Everything is sugar coated and more fantastic than anything anyone else does.

I'd delete her but I really like her in person. Facebook turns ordinarily lovely people into weirdos hmm.

usualsuspect Fri 27-Dec-13 15:42:03

I don't act fake on FB.No one I know acts fake on FB.

Why add people you don't like?

TanteRose Fri 27-Dec-13 15:42:51

I enjoy FB to keep in touch with people (my friends and family) who I don't see hardly ever. And also it serves as a kind a record of what I've been doing.
but my DH is not one of my FB friends...that would be weird. I live with him, why would I want to communicate via FB??

mrsjay Fri 27-Dec-13 15:44:18

I don't know anybody who acts fake on facebook I never get jealous or envious either

Mia4 Fri 27-Dec-13 15:44:19

If you set your privacy settings Sparklingbrook, you can stop them even finding you. They won't be able to see anything, message you or friend you. The only downside is that the onus is then on you to find and friend people because others can't find/friend you.

Or just deny the request and block them smile

It is a networking site but you choose who to network with, just because you choose very carefully doesn't mean you shouldn't have one.

SPsWantsCliffInHerStocking Fri 27-Dec-13 15:44:56

Good The pictures of food etc don't bother me. Its what FB is for. Mundane shite. I use SnapChat for my food pics grin

mrsjay Fri 27-Dec-13 15:45:55

I do Hide those who are feeling blessed though I had somebody the other week who was feeling blessed because she was having lunch with a friend, makes me want to poke them till it hurts grin

usualsuspect Fri 27-Dec-13 15:46:34

If I'm having a nice cup of tea or a vodka and I update my status about it.

I'm not really having a glass of water and faking my drinking habits.

GoodNewsGrinch Fri 27-Dec-13 15:47:35

Would you artfully arrange it though? I swear it must have taken her longer to arrange it into a pretty looking like than to eat the stuff confused.

Like I say, in isolation maybe it would be fine, but she posts about 5 times a day with this crap. I get that I'm meant to be envious of her perfect lies life, but I just think it makes her look like a twat when in fact, she's really nice in RL grin.

SilverApples Fri 27-Dec-13 15:47:51

There seems to be a simple answer though. If you dislike FB, don't use it.

GoodNewsGrinch Fri 27-Dec-13 15:49:37

I like Facebook 95% of the time. Just some people behave oddly in it. I've deleted my account for prolonged periods but then I missed out on events my friends set up because people forget that the whole world isn't on it.

KrabbyPatty Fri 27-Dec-13 15:49:41

I like FB.

Anyone that irritates me by boasting/posting boring minutiae/posting 185 pics of 1d book signing (really)/sharing stupid 'like if you want to cure cancer' posts/not managing basic grammar... is hidden.

usualsuspect Fri 27-Dec-13 15:51:31

I don't post many pictures on FB. But I have no problems with my friends that do.

If they annoyed me I would hide or defriend.It's quite easy to do.

horsetowater Fri 27-Dec-13 15:52:08

Has anyone mentioned the people that say, smugy I don't do facebook but i do look on it to see what other people are doing

WTF? You do it or you don't. Don't be a bloody voyeur.

NewYearsHeave Fri 27-Dec-13 15:56:57

Is this another one of those Facebook threads then?

ItsIgginningToLookALotLikeXmas Fri 27-Dec-13 15:59:02

Mintyy I love your post fgrin

I now have a sudden desire to post some Xmas pics on my FB now so my family/friends can get the rage see we had a lovely time. FFS some people are sooo uptight! Totally agree with OP isn't that what FB is for??

Can't stand PA vague posts though!

SPsWantsCliffInHerStocking Fri 27-Dec-13 16:28:24

Not arranging here. I just take a pic as they are and send.

I post mainly pictures of The 'Tude and my siblings.

If people don't like it they can delete me. Its not hard.

pictish Fri 27-Dec-13 16:32:13

I put up a photo today. The little ones had arranged all the new Playmobil people into a zombie walk with their arms out. Looked great. I got on the floor, snapped it and shared it. My only Christmas photo so far this year.

I apologise for my insensitive arseholery, in rubbing my Playmobil into the faces of those who don't have any.

mrsjay Fri 27-Dec-13 16:37:24

<stomps feet> i wanna see the zombie playmobil grin

Tanfastic Fri 27-Dec-13 16:44:24

I like reading most of the stuff on Facebook. People who post wanky statuses get hidden or deleted. Some that do occasional wanky statuses I inwardly cringe as I'm scrolling through but there we are.

I love the Xmas pics, piles of presents, happy announcements,even some of the boastful,my child is a genius type I don't mind.

I dislike the cryptic attention seeking statuses and the couples who post mushy "love my husband", and then he replies "love u too babe" (whilst sat next to her on the sofa). confused

ashamedoverthinker Fri 27-Dec-13 17:31:44

<sniffs>

PeriodFeatures Fri 27-Dec-13 17:49:53

are you a bit angry?

timidviper Fri 27-Dec-13 17:58:47

This is only a problem for people with "friends" they don't like much!

I have a grand total of 18 friends on it, 2 are my DCs and 1 is my nephew so no irritations there at all. It's when you have hundreds of so-called friends that you don't have much in common and get teed off

ashamedoverthinker Fri 27-Dec-13 18:05:59

I was earlier PeriodFeatures I've been out to see 'What the Ladybird Heard' 'twas a good release/distraction.

Im going to hide any threads about FB in future.

Some of the comment on here ave caused me to review my own FB friends list - think I'll be having a little cull later. Not that this was the original point of the thread.

Interesting

horsetowater Fri 27-Dec-13 18:26:23

I think people that don't post on fb themselves should be automatically deleted.

Rachelx92 Fri 27-Dec-13 18:30:48

And stupid bitches moaning about their "dickhead bf" who wants to see his friends for a day without them tagging along or not answering their calls or texts because they're taking a shit. Ffs couldn't deal with it deleted so many friends because of it!

ItsIgginningToLookALotLikeXmas Fri 27-Dec-13 20:02:49

Look you can really like a friend/relative without thinking that every word that comes out of their mouth is wit akin to Oscar Wilde. Same as you can not want to delete a fb friend while still inwardly groaning at their latest update. It's not all or nothing.

Rowlers Fri 27-Dec-13 20:19:00

Apologies, ashamed - I had misunderstood your op! I suppose you need to treat both fb and mn in same way - be strong and don't be tempted to open and read the fb threads.
Also, not sure who mentioned it but I don't see a problem with being a fb 'voyeur'. It's just the same as being an mn lurker isn't it? Each to their own.

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